Fall Food

BF Survival Guide: Thanksgiving Dinner (after weight loss surgery)

~by Nikki Well Turkey Day is just a week away and we know that some of you are freaking out a little bit, especially if you are a new post-op. Thanksgiving is a holiday for counting our blessings, enjoying our family…and sharing an outrageously large and over-caloric meal. It’s the American way and no amount of self-help talk can get …

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BF Top 5: Ways to Spice Up Your Protein Shake

~~posted by Jen The world of protein shakes can be a confusing and sometimes difficult one to make your way through alone. Nik and I both struggled with finding a protein that we liked early out. What point is there to buying a protein powder if you don’t like it? We all know if you don’t like the way something …

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Surviving Halloween After Weight Loss Surgery

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Halloween is a perfect example of one thing America does particularly well:  totally obliterating the meaning of a holiday with food! We start the year with Valentine’s Day…which is supposed to be about love. How do we celebrate? With chocolate. Then there’s Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And how do we Americans observe it? With candy …

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BF Top 5: Soup Serving Solutions

~~posted by Jen Well we’re halfway through our first ever Soup Week! We’ve shared some delicious recipes, and lots of you are participating in our Cook Along Contest. Last week we gave you the Top 5 Soup-Making Essentials, so we thought this week we’ll cover the  Top 5 Soup Serving Solutions.  In no particular order, here they are: 1. Small …

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Jen’s Practically Famous Chili

~~posted by Jen Welcome to our first ever Soup Week! Yesterday I posted the BF Basics guide to making soup, along with the Downloadable Shopping list for the Cook Along. This recipe falls into the “slow cooker” category. It can be made on the stove, but the Crock Pot is just easier. For many years, I made chili the standard …

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Caramel Apple Protein Shake

  The Inspiration! (Recipe courtesy of former Bariatric Foodie co-writer Jen Stockinger.) I’ve seen lots of newer post-ops asking about protein shake recipes on OH lately, so this morning I decided to share a new shake recipe instead of the super secret meatloaf. The meatloaf recipe will be posted this weekend, so stay tuned! I was trying to think up some …

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BF Makeover: Peanut Butter Pancakes

~by Nikki We’ve been talking about breakfast a lot lately, haven’t we? I guess we go through cycles, just like any other food blog. Rest assured we have plenty of stuff for the other four meals of the day coming up (and Jen has already led the charge with a great snack recipe and me just yesterday with my “magical food”!). …

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Nik’s “Magic” Meatballs

What’s in a meatball? When you make Nik’s…a whole lot! I know a lot of you buy your meatballs at the grocery store. It’s convenient, I know. There are many brands that have turkey and lean beef and they are quite tasty. I don’t tend to buy pre-packaged meatballs, though. Why? (Broken record in 5, 4, 3, 2…) Well first …

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What’s Your Favorite Way to Click?

~~posted by Jen In case you didn’t see our Facebook post earlier this week, Amazon has a great deal on Click for just $20.88 per canister. if you buy it through Subscribe and Save it’s only $17.75! Free shipping on orders over $25, so that’s a pretty awesome deal.  In addition to the Mocha Espresso flavor, they now have Vanilla …

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