Breakfast Food

Nik’s Portable Egg Scramble Kit

Do you have a default food? It seems to me that most weight loss surgery post-ops do. A default food is that food you’re almost always in the mood to eat, if all else fails. I have several. One of my default foods is eggs. But eggs aren’t the most portable food in the world, especially for our rearranged digestive …

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Salted Butter Toffee Protein Oatmeal

It’s been all about oatmeal around here, hasn’t it? We’ve had high-protein baked oatmeal, scrambled oatmeal…well this morning I just wanted a plain bowl of oatmeal. But for me it has to have protein. Why? Because in my old bariatric age (just turned 5 years post-op), I seem to be developing blood sugar control problems (I refuse to call it hypoglycemia …

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Brandi’s Oatmeal & Egg White Scramble

I love it when a Foodie starts their message to me about their recipe with, “I know this may sound strange but…” Isn’t that a condition of post-op eating? I mean, we do eat pretty weird stuff, at least according to the non-op world. I personally eat REALLY weird stuff (for instance, my favorite dinner is simply cottage cheese with…you …

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Malia’s Peaches and Cream Protein Baked Oatmeal

But first…a public service announcement. Yes, I will sound like a broken record but the 2013 Bariatric Foodie Pledge is coming! I want you guys to be up on what it is so you can all participate. The exciting thing about this year is that there is more than one grand prize! As a reminder, the grand prize is drawn …

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Nik’s Cinnamon Raisin Baked Protein Oatmeal

I have to tell on myself. This post could have been up two hours ago but I am becoming increasingly persnickety about my photography and was trying to get the perfect shot to represent the lusciousness of what was on that plate. Because it was luscious. Ohhhhh…yes it was… Nik’s Cinnamon Raisin Baked Protein Oatmeal Ingredients: 1.5 c. quick oats …

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Nik’s “Nutty Apple” Protein Baked Oatmeal (or Bars)

There is a phenomenon that us kitchen experimenters know well. It is called the “happy accident.” What you see above is a picture of a happy accident. See…here’s the thing. This recipe started as “apples and peanut butter.” Cuz I love peanut butter (this is well documented) and I have an abundance of apples. But I realized something in the making of …

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Nik’s Fall Harvest Protein Baked Oatmeal

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the Amish? I do.On a Saturday afternoon I can be found at my local Amish market studying. Yes, studying. My local Amish market has all sorts of stalls (meats, cheeses, veggies) but my favorite is the dry goods section which is something like what a General Store might have been back in …

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BF Pick 3: Ode to Eggs

Apparently it is World Egg Day. (No, really, look it up for yourself if you don’t believe me!) Anyone who has read this blog awhile knows I LOVE eggs. I was so thankful I could tolerate them. So in honor of World Egg Day here are my top 3 fave BF egg recipes! Mexican Egg Casserole Some people make quiches. …

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BF Brunch for Two: Nik’s Farmers Market Scramble

 I say brunch for two because this will feed a non-op and a post-op. So if your spouse (or bf/gf/bff or whatever other relational acronym you’d like to eat with) loves veggies and you can tolerate veggies and eggs, this is a winner for a lazy Sunday morning. You can, of course, sub in any veggies you like or find you …

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Kyle’s Pumpkin Protein Bread

It’s October!!!! And what does October mean? PUMPKINS!!!! (Ok, forgive me…I had a lot of coffee this morning AND I took my B12 shot so I may be a bit hyper.) This month we are going to celebrate all things pumpkin. I’ll be highlighting classic pumpkin recipes already on the blog, sharing new ones and lifting up YOUR favorite pumpkin …

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