The wonder and magic of Shakshuka

It’s about time for me to admit it. I like food with unique names. Shakshuka. Like…when you say that to someone not in the know, their first reaction is, “Whaaaaaa?” And I LOVE THAT! Also, I love trying foods from different cultures. I always learn something about food and myself by doing so. That, Foodies, is a big part of the …

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Easy Weeknight Steak Fajita Skillet

First, a bit of terminology clarification. For me, “weeknight” in a recipe title has a really specific meaning. Because I’m not the kind of person who actually likes to cook on weeknights. However, I’m not always that person who likes to prep food on the weekends either. So weeknight meals are actually a thing in my household. To me a perfect weeknight …

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3 things new bariatric post-ops can do now to avoid regain later

Let me start this off by saying that one of my biggest pet peeves is what I call “newbie regain gawking.” That is, watching longer-term post-ops like a hawk for the purposes of “avoiding the mistakes that led to their regain.” Because…you know…nothing makes me feel better than thinking about being someone else’s cautionary tale… But that’s not to say there …

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Product Review: ProCare Health Sea Salted Caramel Calcium Chews

I’m going to be 100% honest with you. I’m sort of “meh” about caramel. I know, I know, I know. But still. It’s how I feel! But I just want to make it clear, I don’t hate the stuff. It’s just not my first choice when it comes to my limited threshold for sweet flavors. Those of you who know …

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Product Review: BariLife Complete Multivitamin Powder (Watermelon)

  If you were around last year during the 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge,  you’ll know I had a grand old time reviewing their Complete Multivitamin Powder in the lemonade flavor. Well, this year BariLife is back with a new flavor: watermelon! Now I admit I am actually a BIG fan of watermelon flavored things. I do not think watermelon flavored …

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Product Review: Bariatric Mindset Book Bundle

This post contains affiliate links. When you click them, Bariatric Foodie earns a small commission on the purchases you make.  First things first, Bariatric Mindset = Kristin Lloyd Moussa. Kristin Lloyd Moussa = a post-op who had her surgery in 2013. Kristin Lloyd Moussa also = a licensed therapist. So let’s put this all in perspective, shall we? She’s a …

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Product Review: BariatricPal Multivitamin One

Before I begin this review, I feel the need to point out one, essential truth about vitamin intake after bariatric surgery. There is no product out there that will get you 100% of the required nutrients, according to the guidelines of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in one pill. There’s just not. While most one-a-day vitamins …

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Product Review: Livliga “Viva” Just Right Set® Bariatric Flatware

I’m going to keep it 100% real with you. This product gives me the “you kids don’t know how good you have it” feelings. Because honestly? There was no such thing as bariatric flatware when I was a new post-op. None. Zip. Zilch. There may have been a generic set of plastic utensils in bariatric focused food containers, but there …

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