Fall Food

BF Top 5: Single-Serving WLS-friendly Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

One of the biggest worries I’ve heard from post-ops about making WLS-friendly desserts for Thanksgiving is getting stuck with the leftovers if nobody else likes it. It’s a valid concern. Although I’d theorize if we stop TELLING people the dessert is healthy (instead, simply put it on the table and walk away!) we’d find this is not so much a …

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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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Melissa’s Protein Cookies

Have you enjoyed reader submission week? Good! Just remember, though, you don’t have to wait for me to ask you for recipes. If you make a great recipe you want to share, write it up, snap a picture of the finished product and email me at bariatricfoodie@yahoo.com! Our final offering this week is from Melissa R., who is from Pittsburgh. …

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Protein Caramel Apple Salad

Oh Foodies…how I can’t wait to move and have a more spacious kitchen so that extension cord is no longer in my food shots!!!  So…it’s almost two weeks into the new year. Let’s talk sensible sweets, shall we? I don’t know about you but there comes a time, especially after holidays filled with rich food and lots of treats, …

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Melissa’s Oatmeal, Walnut and Cranberry Protein Cookies

 It really warms my heart when one of my Foodies plays with their food and sends me recipes and pics. I ask for it all the time! And sometimes my wishes come true! Today’s offering is via my good friend, Melissa. I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa when I came to Pittsburgh for the Bariatric Foodie Holiday Food …

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BF (No Flour) Cookie-palooza!!!

 Ok, first I have to give a big, PHAT (with a P) BF congratulations to Christine, the winner of the “Ho-ho-holiday Photo Contest!” She’s won a super cool nutrition label digital scale. Check it out! I have one myself and when the divas and I FINALLY move (read: have a bigger kitchen) I am going to start playing with …

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BF Kid Zone: Trail Mix Pancakes

 Anyone who knows me and the divas in real life should know we are unapologetic food snobs. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that boxed pancake mix is forbidden in my house. One might think this means I spend a lot of time making pancakes. Not so! My 12 year old has gotten so adept at mixing up …

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Hey, Nik, what are YOU cooking for Thanksgiving?

This year I am hosting Thanksgiving for the first time!!! It’s exciting but also a bit sad. Next year we’ll move from the house where we have lived for the last 13 years so this will be my first and last Thanksgiving in this house. That’s why I want to make this meal special. We’re not expecting a big crowd, …

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Nik’s “Amp’d” Sweet Potato Pie

Don’t mind the browned crust. Me and my oven are going through a divorce. Sniff… “Well, it looks like regular sweet potato pie…” Holds plate closer to nose and sniffs again. “Smells like it too…” Pokes with finger then tastes fingertip. “C’mon, Nikki, what’d you do to it? You wouldn’t be asking me to taste it if you didn’t do …

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BF Top 5: Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Yes, it is the butt-crack of dawn. It’s early. I know. But I also know you’re going out shopping today for Thanksgiving stuff and I want you to have these recipes before you do that!!! So as your public servant, I offer you the following super-yummy dessert ideas for Thanksgiving. (Click the title of the dish to get the recipe) …

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