BF Basics: Oven “Frying”

~~posted by Jen Eggplant Parm Bites I am from Georgia, as most of you know by now. In the south, fried food is like your Momma’s love, it wraps you up in goodness and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. OK not really. But we sure do love us some fried food! Better yet, fry it, dip it in something …

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Christmas Greetings!

~~by Nikki and Jen Your faithful Divas would like to thank you for making this the best year EVER for Pouch Party™  and Bariatric Foodie™! We broke 1,000 fans on Facebook, tripled our presence on Twitter, partied with support groups, and held our first large regional event. We blogged like crazy and posted more recipes, Top 5 Lists, survival guides, peeks, …

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

~~posted by Jen Nik’s Southwestern Scramble In my family we have a tradition of waking up early on Christmas morning, opening gifts, and then enjoying a nice breakfast together as a family. I know that is pretty common in most families. You want a delicious meal for your family that won’t blow YOUR plan, but how to do that without …

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BF Crafty Corner: Last Minute Homemade Gift Ideas

~~posted by Jen Well it’s the night before the day before the night before Christmas, and all is frantic in my world. Even though my family is 1300 miles away, I have lots of local friends who are like family that I spend time over the holidays with. One of my best friends from work very graciously invited me to …

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Pouch Party Pets: Maya’s Favorite Peanut Butter Treats

~~posted by Jen I know everyone is rushing around trying to get everything ready for Christmas. I have a few more last-minute homemade Christmas gifts to share with you tomorrow morning that don’t require any cooking, but we can’t forget our furbabies! Since these do take a little bit of time to bake, I wanted to make sure you had the …

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BF Product Review: Atkins Baking Mix

~~posted by Jen We’ve all tried to find ways to make carbs we like that work with our new, healthier way of eating. There are some carbs I just cannot handle, even at over 2 years out. Pasta hates me, so I don’t even bother. I can handle small amounts of rice, but to me it’s really not worth it. …

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Poll Results: Coconut Macaroons and Covert Baking

~by Nikki I asked. You voted! And I am going to pass off my sugar free coconut macaroons to my non-op family and friends! But I think you guys let me off a bit easy. Because I didn’t really have to write up a post since we already have these cookies on the blog. So…to assuage my deep sense of …

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BF Top 5: Winning Christmas Side Dishes

~by Nikki In my family, Christmas dinner isn’t exactly dinner. It’s more like a compilation of appetizers. We have a very laid back holiday tradition. The divas and I open presents at home, then we trek to my mom’s house where we open presents there, watch movies and eat…all while never getting out of our pajamas (we literally drive there …

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Nik’s Snappy Spinach & Bacon Dip

~by Nikki  This year I actually made time to attend my support group’s annual Christmas party (not to be confused with the Bariatric Reunion that just occurred a few weeks ago). We’d all been invited to bring a WLS-friendly goodie to share. I offered to bring two. Damn over-achiever in me! (I’ll post the other side dish another day) Spinach …

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