Bariatric Recipes

BF Top 5: Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Yes, it is the butt-crack of dawn. It’s early. I know. But I also know you’re going out shopping today for Thanksgiving stuff and I want you to have these recipes before you do that!!! So as your public servant, I offer you the following super-yummy dessert ideas for Thanksgiving. (Click the title of the dish to get the recipe) …

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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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BF Top 5: Nik’s Favorite Hot Protein Drinks!

I love Fall! Warm sweaters, beautiful foliage, cool winds and…hot protein drinks!!! Looking for some new ideas? Here are my Top 5 favorite hot protein drinks from right here on Bariatric Foodie! Favorite Junk Food Swap Drink: Nik’s “Samoan” Hot Chocolate I’m in the midst of Girl Scout cookie season over here (both my girls are scouts). This drink keeps …

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Nik’s Cheesy “Faux-tato” Bacon Soup

 This soup is good. No…this soup is DAMN good. OMG. I have to get myself together just to give you the recipe. So…potato soup. Oddly enough, I wasn’t a big fan pre-op. I loved a nice, loaded baked potato but soup didn’t really do much for me. But I love this soup. I was inspired to make it by …

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BF Review: Kay’s Naturals Protein Puffs

Ok…so I could say that I am a bit late with this review, but that would be the understatement of the CENTURY. So let’s not wait any longer then. Backstory: A few months back I got an email from the good folks over at Kay’s Naturals – makers of nummy, nummy, CRUNCHY protein snacks – announcing their brand-spanking new protein puffs! I …

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How to Make Protein Oatmeal

 Oatmeal! One of my favorite foods. Not the easiest to reconcile in a low carb diet, no matter how hearth healthy it is. For some reason, for a time the balance of our existences hangs in that damn pie chart on our online food journals staying predominantly protein. Because all carbs. Are. EVIL!!! Right? Wrong. And you all know …

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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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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo a la Nik

(Yesterday on Bariatric Foodie….) You made a spaghetti squash. Possibly your first. Congrats! Now let’s translate it into a yummy meal. I love spaghetti squash because it makes a great family type meal. The divas know (intellectually) that it is not pasta, but seriously? Anything covered in sauce is going to be good. The trick is to make it a …

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