Bariatric Recipes

Lemon-Ginger Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup

Ok…so not the best word association. But “orange” ya glad I didn’t do that knock-knock joke? (chirp…chirp…) Ok…moving on… If you don’t like vegetables, quite frankly, I think you might be crazy. Ok, that’s mean. But seriously. Veggies have so much to offer in the way of flavor. And flavor is the one thing we THINK we lose in the …

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Protein Whoopie Pies

So I keep hearing about these things called “whoopie pies.” Now some purists might say that this is a food that cannot be WLS friendly. BUT I SAY NAY!!! So I decided to try. But more than that…I decided to take you guys along with me for the ride…whether you wanna go or not! Now I know what you want …

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Chai Latte Protein Shake

I know what you’re thinking. “Where the HELL has she been????” Well, in the span of the last month me and my little divas have all battled the flu monster–and won! Yay! So now that we are on the mend I am going to get back to the business of numminess! Look for a vid this weekend (I hope by …

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Chicken Pot Pie (a la Nik)

Any way you slice it, this dish doesn’t photograph well. So what are you gonna do? EAT IT!!! What is it? Oh, yeah well there is that. This…my friends, is chicken pot pie a la Nik. It takes every bit as yummy (dare I say yummier?) than that Banquet stuff but it’s nutritionally beneficial. FOR THE CARB POLICE: there is …

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Not your mama’s french fry…

Ok…so here’s the thing about carbs. You can’t avoid them. Why? Because your body uses every nutrient you take in for some purpose. In our former lives maybe we didn’t move so much so our body used it to store as fat for a “rainy day.” Nowadays, maybe we move a little more and our bodies use it for quick …

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Nik’s Guide to Salad Dressing Bliss…

I love salads. Do you love salads? Or did you pre-op. Some of you can’t yet tolerate raw veggies and for that I am sorry…but there is hope! Salad is one of my favorite things to eat because it is one of the only things I eat that looks like “normal people food.” Sorta. I can eat a full salad …

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

Fall is upon us and everyone seems to have their own variation of a pumpkin pie protein shake. All are worthy in my little opinion and all serve different purposes. Pumpkins are nutritionally a great food containing beta carotene and a whole host of vitamins and minerals. So pumpkin pie protein shakes with pureed pumpkin are a more than worthy …

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Chocolate Cake (thanks to a Plump Kitty)

The video is coming people! Be patient! YIKES! It’s for newbies anyway so…there ya go…”old timers” there’s one coming for you this week too I(and if you LOVE Chinese take-out this will be a MUST WATCH). Ok, so some exciting stuff on the OH front. Our beloved Plump Kitty (aka “PK” originator of the meat crust pizza) has come home …

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Peanut Brittle Protein Shake

You know this can’t be my blog without some sort of shout out to peanuts! They are one of my favorite foods. I wish I could eat more of them but justifying the fat is hard y’all. I work as much peanut action into my day as possible though. Folks often ask me how I make peanuts work in my …

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How to Make WLS-friendly Chicken Enchiladas

So ok…this video is a bit choppy. We tried some new methods of shooting stuff to make it more condensed. So put all that aside. Let me show you something…THIS is what you get at the end of the experience… So what’s a few bad edits in exchange for THIS??? This blog is in real time people…and in real time …

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