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Favorite Holiday Recipes

No-Flour, Low-Sugar Thumbprint Cookies

You all have Amy to thank for this cookie. Amy is a member of the Bariatric Foodie Holiday Cooking Club. In the club, we’ve been doing cooking demos where I have been showing folks how to switch up holiday favorites. By far, the one club members seemed most excited about was to explore cookies! To make it even more meaningful I …

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Thanksgiving Super Food Stuffing

Indulge me a moment of nostalgia. My mother. God rest her soul. She made the BEST sausage stuffing ever. Like, EVER. (But who doesn’t say that about their mom’s cooking?) And it was nothing fancy at all. She used Stovetop Stuffing (the cornbread kind, of course), onions/peppers, extra garlic and, of course, the piece de resistance…breakfast sausage. And not just any …

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Protein Infused Cranberry Sauce (featuring BiPro USA Protein Water)

Omigosh guys??? Did you know that cranberries are actually not a carb-bomb??? You did? Well why the heck didn’t you tell me??? Granted there is a cranberry sauce recipe here on Bariatric Foodie, penned by my former co-author, the incomparable Jen and featured in The Bariatric Foodie Holiday Survival Guide. But I’d always avoided the stuff because…I don’t know. I assumed it …

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Three Kicka$$ Holiday Cheeseballs

First, can we just have the obligatory giggle over the term “cheeseball.” Let’s do it. (LOLOLOLOLOL) Ok, now that we’ve indulged our inner 9 year-olds, let’s get started, shall we? CHEESEBALLS!!! (I’m sorry…this is really unprofessional but…LOLOLOLOLOL…ok…I’m done…I promise.) They are one of my favorite party treats! You know why? A few reasons: They are super easy to prep and …

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Protein Strawberry Cheesecake Cheeseball

Cheesecake. There’s a lot of it on this blog. There are full-sized cheesecakes, mini-cheesecakes,  savory cheesecakes, fall cheesecakes, cheesecake yogurt, cheesecake pops, cheesecake protein shakes and nowwwwwww….cheesecake cheeseball. Yep. I. Love. Cheesecake. Thanks for noticing. As opposed to extolling the virtues of cheesecake (because, really, who has to be convinced that cheesecake is good?), I thought that in the true …

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Peppermint Mocha Protein Pudding

This is one of those desserts that so good it makes me want to cuss when I taste it. (Cuss? Yes, cuss!) I took one spoonful of this deliciousness and said to myself, “Hot DAMN, that’s good!” (Risque, I know…) But the beauty of this little dessert also lies in how simple it is to make. I mean seriously. This …

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Four Ways WLS Post-Ops Can Have Cake

I know I don’t put dates on my posts so I will say that as I write, it is December 4, 2015. Also known as “the 14th anniversary of my 25th birthday.” What’s the first thing (food-wise) that comes to mind when you think of your birthday? Yep…cake. Birthday cake is more than just a food. It’s a cultural institution. …

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Mint Chocolate Protein Pots de Creme

So when I say “Pots de Creme” you may be thinking one of three things: “Nik, you’ve gone bougie!” “What the hell is a ‘Pots de Creme?'” “I am a chef/cook/French/food snob and I do not believe that this can be achieved.” Let’s talk this out. So #1 – yeah, I’ll admit, it’s sort of a bougie thing to say you …

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Salty & Sweet Potato Casserole

In case you’re just joining us, I’ve been mini-sizing some of the recipes from The Bariatric Foodie Holiday Survival Guide.  Next up is a mini version of my Sweet (and Salty) Potato Casserole. So far I’ve mini-sized my Apple Crumble into Apple Crumble Ramekins and I have turned the Thanksgiving Casserole recipe from the book (which is exclusive to the …

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Thanksgiving Meatballs w/ Mashed Cauliflower and Craisin Sauce

You see meatballs…I see a “Violet Beauregard” moment. (Thank you Lisa on Facebook for correcting my blatant error – I originally attributed this moment to Veruca Salt. Not sure how I got the name mixed up…) If you ever saw Willy Wonka you know Violet as a little girl who won a tour of the famed factory, only to meet her demise …

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