Bariatric Recipes

One Recipe, Three Ways! Protein Quick Bread.

Recap: In honor of the release of The Bariatric Foodie Breakfast Book we’re talking about breakfast this week! The next major section of the book is called “Smart Carbs.” Many folks are afraid of carbs, in general. With all the publicity about them, it’s no wonder. So before you get this book and freak out, I suggest you read my …

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Nik’s Mini Farm-Stand Frittata

This is a close-up but this frittata fits on a SALAD sized plate! So in case you haven’t heard, my third book, The Bariatric Foodie Breakfast Book, was released today in hard copy on Amazon! (My e-book loving Foodies, hold tight! I just got what I hope is the final draft of the Kindle, Nook and iPad versions so I …

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Nik’s Roasted Pear Butter

See the “HOW TO USE” section for details on what this is! Ok, so I’m really, really, really REALLY behind on stuff lately. For those who have followed this blog more than a year, this is a familiar song and dance. But I’m trying to get caught up because next week will be all about the release of The Bariatric …

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Tilapia Verde

I’m literally eating this beautiful tilapa dish as I type. I don’t routinely upload recipes this quickly after sharing them (read: don’t go getting spoiled) but I figured since it’s a quiet day and I have the time, why not? This dish started with me having a random assortment of vegetable-type stuff to use up. A few days ago I …

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Nik’s Stuffed Zucchini

Quinoa & Tilapia Stuffed Zucchini So I think I should stop calling Meatless Friday, Meatless Friday. It’s sort of misleading. More than once I’ve been told if I eat fish it’s not a true Meatless Friday and, thinking about it, that’s kind of right. I think it’s much more a function of my Catholic grandpa’s conception of “meatless” that I …

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Nik’s Chicken Chorizo Skillet

  I go to Denny’s. Quite a bit. That may be a bad thing for a post-op to admit but what the heck. If nothing else, you know I keep it real! S’anyway. I mostly go there because I know what to order there. I know my options and I exercise them! But every now and again they get something new. …

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Nik’s Vegetarian “Meat” Sauce

Sorry about the stove…if I’d know you were coming over… 😉 So I thought it’d be nice, after all the flurry of the Pledge, to post about…food. Remember when we used to talk about food? Me too! Let’s start doing that again! This is a quick one but, as always, there’s a story. My youngest child has decided to become …

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The Bariatric Foodie Guide to Making a Frittata

This one goes out to all my 4-6 person families. Because weekends can be brutal. During the week you have a good measure of control on food, don’t you? Perhaps the kids get lunch from the cafeteria (try though I might I can’t seem to beat the price they charge for school lunch so since my girls lunches have gotten …

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The Bariatric Foodie Guide to Making a Click Frapp

CLICK Espresso Protein is the sponsor of week one of the 2016 Bariatric Foodie Pledge. Have you signed up yet? In the meantime, I thought I’d tell you guys my favorite way to use Click. Come aboard my train of thought! Starbucks. Frappucinos. I used to love ‘em. Now? Not so much. Yes, you can ask for them to be …

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Italian Sausage & Lentil Soup

I have a confession to make. I actually go out to eat quite a bit. Much as I love cooking, I also love the restaurant experience. Being more than a few years out, the habits of a WLSer with regards to restaurant eating are pretty second nature. I usually never go to a restaurant where I can’t check out the …

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