BF Survival Guide to getting through summer barbeques

BF Barbecue, circa 2013. I look kinda like a zombie in this picture, but I really was having fun! So it’s almost barbecue season. And some of you may be stressed out. For a number of reasons. Maybe you: Aren’t yet sure what foods you can tolerate and don’t want to get sick in front of others. Haven’t shared your …

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Neopolitan Protein Shake

~~by Nikki I don’t know about you all, but as a kid, ice cream was a BIG part of my summer. Besides begging my parents to buy the stuff, I spent a good portion of my childhood chasing down the Good Humor man. But my favorite…my absolute favorite…was Neopolitan ice cream (which, being a kid, I called “Napoleon” ice cream). …

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Tilapia to the Rescue!

Did I mention to you that my 25 year-old, “fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants” brother is crashing on my couch these days? Yeah. That’s how I feel about it too. Although with the divas gone for the summer he is good company. Bad thing about having other folks in your home, though, is that you begin to rely on them for stuff. For instance, …

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Cuban Sandwich Spread

~~by Jen You know how you have these “food memories” that get stuck in your head and you start obsessing about them?  Like a favorite casserole your Momma made when you were a child, or your Aunt’s practically famous chicken salad?  I was having one of those moments last week, and it got me thinking. Let me explain…My paternal grandparents …

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Nik’s Excellent Adventure

~~by Nikki Ok so usually I don’t post stuff about my boring, so-called life but I felt inspired to write this because…hell…I’ll come out and say it…I’m proud of myself. Why for, you ask? Well, firstly if you’ve been keeping up with me in other venues you know this weekend was my two daughters “SUPER BIG GIRL SCOUTS CAMPING TRIP!!!” …

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BF Top 5: WLS Books

~~posted by Jen We here at Bariatric Foodie don’t purposely pimp any certain publications, and we tend to dance to the music in our twisty little heads rather than the beat of someone else’s drum.  However, once in awhile we come across a book, magazine, website, cookbook, (you get the idea) that we think would be helpful/interesting/beneficial/insert your own adjective …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Frozen Pie

Before I start, let me say this: my children are very angry with all of you. I put the poll up on the blog and they just KNEW you would choose cookies and cream. Each day they checked the blog excited to see their favorite race to the finish line. And each day it was with a mixed sense of …

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Curried Chicken Salad

I dunno how it happened…but it did. Maybe you over-cooked. Maybe the family wasn’t feeling your WLS friendly dish. Maybe, like me, you get sick of eating the same thing very, very fast. But here we are. With an abundance of chicken meat. I know…I know…starving children in third world countries…the voice of your mother going “finish your plate!!!” You …

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Meatless Fridays: Spicy Cajun Tuna Burgers

I have noticed that since I committed to doing meatless Fridays in Lent that I have been eating a LOT more fish/seafood. Interesting. One of my favorite things to make when I don’t want to fuss in the kitchen is tuna burgers. They come together easily (seriously…they take like 5 minutes to mix up a batch), are simple to cook …

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Have protein shake, will travel…

So you’re busy. You work. You have to get yourself, your kids and, let’s face it, even your spouse out the door every damn morning and you just don’t have time to stop and make, much less enjoy, a home-blended protein shake! Calm down…we got you covered! I have a friend who I will not name publicly but if she …

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