Grilled Vegetable Salad

Steph Wagner

November 6, 2019

Grilled Vegetable Salad Fresh asparagus, zucchini, tomato and mushrooms Stay on track with variety in veggies This Grilled Vegetable Salad is a great way to keep variety in your vegetables! I’ve always felt one of the biggest keys to long term success after bariatric surgery is to 1) plan ahead and 2) keep variety in … Continue reading "Grilled Vegetable Salad"

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Steph Wagner

July 30, 2019

Oven Roasted Vegetables Oven roasted bell pepper, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms   Why are oven roasted vegetables so tasty? I have for sure met my fair share of picky vegetable refusing patients in my ten years of being a bariatric dietitian. Many would attribute their pickiness to struggling with staying on a healthy diet. They expect … Continue reading "Oven Roasted Vegetables"

Chopped Broccoli Kale Salad

Steph Wagner

January 2, 2019

Print Recipe Chopped Broccoli Kale Salad Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Meal Plan: Select Course to Add: BreakfastLunchDinner This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan Course Vegetables Cuisine No Cook Prep Time 15 minutes Servings sevings MetricUS Imperial Ingredients 12 oz chopped broccoli fresh5 oz baby kale torn2 … Continue reading "Chopped Broccoli Kale Salad"

Carrot Apple Slaw

Steph Wagner

June 5, 2018

Carrot Apple Slaw for Weight Loss Surgery Patients Lower in fat and sugar than traditional Carrot Apple Slaw I’ve always loved the traditional Carrot Apple Slaw you often see at summer cookouts and barbecues. Fresh and crunchy and feels healthier than crunchy potato chips or all the creamy potato or macaroni salads. After Bariatric Surgery those … Continue reading "Carrot Apple Slaw"

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Steph Wagner

February 13, 2018

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Cauliflower has become quite the bariatric surgery diet companion in recent years! I, myself, have never been a fan of cauliflower. I find it flavorless and strange in texture.  I feel it’s the last vegetable to leave a veggie tray on purpose. Although many recipes have gotten creative with how to use … Continue reading "Roasted Cauliflower Salad"

Vegetable Ribbon Salad

Steph Wagner

February 8, 2018

Vegetable Ribbon Salad After weight loss surgery it can be hard to find new and exciting side dishes to pair with your protein! Many patients end up with only the protein or they might throw a can of green beans on the side. Getting “stuck in a rut” can apply to anything. Exercise. Protein meals. Definteily … Continue reading "Vegetable Ribbon Salad"

Sweet Baby Carrots

Steph Wagner

January 16, 2018

Sweet Baby Carrots Here’s a bariatric friendly side dish that is almost too easy that I forgot to share! Some recipes are so second nature to my that it doesn’t even cross my mind to make it a blog post. Some of you will be bored with how simple this post is…no problem. I have … Continue reading "Sweet Baby Carrots"

Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms

Steph Wagner

December 19, 2017

Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms This recipe can also be found in my cookbook!  BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery I’ve always felt like mushrooms were a total food controversy. Food controversy is a made up phrase (by yours truly) for foods that people LOVE or HATE. Think cottage cheese. Cilantro. Avocado. These foods … Continue reading "Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms"

Pan Roasted Sweet Peppers

Steph Wagner

December 14, 2017

Pan Roasted Sweet Peppers Oh my goodness sweet mini peppers are just so great. I have used them for so many low carb and WLS friendly meals…anything from Bell Pepper Nachoes to a quick stovetop dinner of Philly Cheesesteak Chicken! I love keeping them in the house for a snack. I have been known to … Continue reading "Pan Roasted Sweet Peppers"

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Steph Wagner

November 30, 2017

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes There are so many things to love about cherry tomatoes! Could they be any more bariatric sized?! They are perfect for a small portion! I love using cherry tomatoes as a simple side to pair with cheese but it also has endless possibilities when it comes to a quick dish. I’ll … Continue reading "Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes"