Bariatric Recipes

WLS-friendly Cookies: Nik-a-doodles…

I love baking cookies. Mostly because it is the ONLY realm of science I can truly wrap my head around. Having said that, these cookies were challenging! My mission: a higher protein, lower carb cookie recipe that didn’t have 8 million ingredients! My goal was 7-8. I’m going to go through this recipe but also through all the missteps I …

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Nik’s Secret Sauce

I’ll replace this with a better picture when…ah, hell, who am I kidding??? Sorry for the ghetto fab pic. I didn’t mean this to be a blog post. The other day I posted a pic of my lunch in reaction to a question I get a lot: “What do you use in place of spaghetti noodles?” While it is true …

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Dee Dee’s Cheesy Squash & TVP Casserole

I just love it when you guys play with your food and let me know about it. It’s so exciting to see what you’re cooking up. My pal Dee Dee sent this to me to show her first attempt at working with TVP (“What the heck is TVP?”). It looks yummy, vegetarian-friendly (correct me if I’m wrong) and easy to make!  …

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Nik’s “Nutty Apple” Protein Baked Oatmeal (or Bars)

There is a phenomenon that us kitchen experimenters know well. It is called the “happy accident.” What you see above is a picture of a happy accident. See…here’s the thing. This recipe started as “apples and peanut butter.” Cuz I love peanut butter (this is well documented) and I have an abundance of apples. But I realized something in the making of …

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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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Nikki’s Quickie Salisbury Steak & “Rice”

Ok so can I just say Salisbury steak is REALLY hard to photograph??? It all looks like gravy and mush! This is the story of how these simple turkey burgers became heroes. You see…it was late evening on a weekday. My evening ran late. The kids were hungry (and whiny) and frankly I was already feeling like a bad mom …

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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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Samantha’s Weight-Loss Surgery Friendly Chicken Divan

Not long ago, I held an informal webinar for a few merciful adventurous Foodies to help me test out new webinar software (more on that in a moment). I called it “Pimp My Recipe” and invited folks to bring recipes they wanted to make WLS-friendly. Now I consider myself a pretty experienced Foodie but there are a few dishes I’ve …

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Banana-Peanut Butter Protein “Minute Pudding”

So we survived Hurricane Sandy!!! Yay! Not that I had any doubts. But still, I’m grateful my house wasn’t damaged, my electricity stayed on. I’m at home today as the mayor has asked us not to drive until crews get the roads clear. So I thought this would be the PERFECT opportunity to share this neat recipe I’ve been making. …

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What do I mean by WLS-friendly Holiday Recipes?

This is my Sweet (and Salty!) Potato Casserole. It was a big hit at both the Baltimore and Pittsburgh Bariatric Foodie Holiday Food Tastings. (If you were at either and agree – holler!) But this casserole is keeping a secret. And no, that secret is not that it has added protein (although it does). Those who are in possession of …

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