Fall Food

BF Top 5: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

For all my U.S. readers, Turkey Day come-eth!!! This day can be a bit nerve-wracking. After all, it’s a whole day dedicated to eating! And as much as they tell us the holiday is about thankfulness, for many of us it just doesn’t play out that way. Because let’s be real: in many families it’s about the two f’s – …

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“Mommy and Me” Protein Shakes

 Raise your hand if you have a kid that just can’t get into breakfast. You beg, you plead, you guilt trip and still nothing. They are perfectly content to go through the whole morning without eating. Thanks to our “revised” gastrointestinal systems we know that the body can go long periods of time without food, but for kids especially …

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Nik's Protein Pumpkin Custard

First, let’s straighten one thing out. There really is no difference between pumpkin custard and pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie = pumpkin custard in a pie crust. That being out of our way, I did modify this recipe just a wee bit to make it fit into six ramekins. A traditional pumpkin pie recipe would fill probaby about 8 -10. …

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Super Bowl Eats Post-WLS

 It’s Super Bowl Sunday…and I know you…all of you. You’ve gone and made your family and friends wonderfully yummy treats to eat during the big game but…have you made anything that is yummy that YOU can feel good about eating? Or did you resign yourself to “going with the flow” or “just having a few bites” (which, I dunno …

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Protein Banana “Rum” Cake (with peanut butter frosting!)

  This recipe was born of a craving for cake. And not just something cake-flavored. I wanted a cake. But as we all know, cake usually ends in calamity (whether that be dumping, a blood sugar drop or just intense guilt). So I had to rethink cake. I know there is sugar-free cake mix . But see…here’s the thing about me and …

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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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Holiday Party Post-op WLS Style

~~posted by Jen Submitted by our pal Christine S, she made Nik’s pumpkin roll cake. ‘Tis the season! Lots of shopping, busy schedules, running hither and yon trying to get it all done. Sound familiar? Of course at some point in the next few weeks, you’re expected to have some guests over to your house for drinks and nibbles, or …

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Crockpot Chicken with Mushrooms

~~posted by Jen I shredded my chicken and put the mushrooms and gravy over it It’s a crazy busy time of year for most all of us, and we need a quick meal the whole family can enjoy that will still meet our protein needs AND sit well in the pouch, right? Y’all have heard me go on and on …

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Protein Curried Cheeseball

  This is my version of the very first cheeseball I ever tasted. Picture it. Nikki. 2008. Support group holiday party. They served this cheeseball and it was…sigh…it was love. Now at the time I was only 11 months post-op so I could only eat a bite (and then couldn’t eat anything else after that) but man, was it worth …

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