Bariatric Recipes

Peach-Mango (protein) Frozen Pops

First, a bit of business. Yesterday in the haze of excitement, I forgot to mention to you what I plan to do should I win the Magic Bullet Kitchen Magician contest. I think it’s important to know what you’re supporting (and I hope you DO support me on this!). I’ve been this close to finishing my protein shake recipe book …

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Nik’s Protein Popsicles – Strawberry Banana

 It’s summertime!!! Well, maybe not. But it’s hot. It’s hot where I am and, more than likely, hot where you are too (if my weatherman is honest at all). Raise your hand if you’ve already started buying sugar free popsicles in bulk from Costco for your deep freezer. Yeah, I thought so. Those things are a delicious and low-cal …

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BF Family Style: Healthy(er) Lasagna

Try though she did, La Grand Diva does not like modified lasagna. I’ve tried replacing the noodles with zucchini, with eggplant, just leaving them out and doing a lasagna skillet – all to no avail. When it comes to lasagna, the child is a purist. Recently she went on a four day outdoor adventure trip with her class. Upon her …

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Nik’s “Everything” Sauce

 This is Candice. In her hands is a steak and cheese egg casserole. I’ll get to that in a moment. First, let’s talk about Candice. She came to my breakfast-themed Pouch Party about a week ago and she’s the kind of person I love to meet at my cooking demos. When I called on her to be my “kitchen …

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Pear Infused Iced Tea

Call me a dork diva, but I really, really like fruit cocktail. LOVE IT. I love it so much I’ve been buying it and hoarding it and eating it for dessert. The motivation for this wonderfully refreshing beverage. What does this have to do with this post? Well, I seem to have inherited the soul of a mother of 13 …

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Thai Shrimp Salad

Are you gearing up for that family BBQ yet? If you’re early out (or if eating around non-ops works your nerves), be sure to check out my survival guide to summer BBQ’s to help you deal. In the meantime, let’s move forward with recipes you might pass. This one is for folks who have families that like (or are receptive …

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Chili Dogs (WLS Style)

I’m not playing with your emotions. Tomorrow I am going to go over my picks for the best nutritional value for hot dogs but first we have to discuss something important. Chili. Hot dog chili. As in…to make…a chili dog.  I know, I know what you’re thinking. “Chili dogs, Nik??? Frickin’ chili dogs???” No, I promise I am NOT …

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Nik’s Sweet Potato & Asparagus Egg Casserole

 I am so happy! Besides the usual reasons, I am happy because I have FINALLY discovered a way that I can eat sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes and I have a turbulent post-op history. Indulge me a moment of recollection. For the first year following surgery, sweet potatoes made me violently ill — as did all foods that were orange …

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Nik’s Fiesta Chicken and “Rice” Skillet

 Cinqo de Mayo is almost here and I promised you some fun recipes. This is one. The other is a dessert (the divas finally finished off the last of the Easter treats…woot!) which I’ll share probably tomorrow (but it’s quick and easy enough that I reserve the right to post it on Thursday). Tonight’s offering can be a one …

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BF Reader Submission: Susan’s No-Sugar Added Barbecue Sauce

The other day on the Pouch Party Facebook page, I asked you guys, my fellow “foodies” what foods you’d like to see get a make-over on the blog. From this a good discussion sprouted about barbecue sauce. Yes barbecue sauce…not exactly the meaning of life or world peace but still important in its own right. There were quite a few …

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