Bariatric Recipes

Strawberry-Mint & Cheesecake Protein Pops (featuring BiPro USA)

It’s summer! Sorta. I mean…theoretically it’s summer. Even on the calendar it is summer. Someone forgot to send Baltimore the memo. Don’t get me wrong. We have intermittent summer going on here. But it’s very indecisive. It’s like the city wants it to be summer but it’s afraid to let go of spring? We get these random, gorgeously warm days …

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

So…I had a problem when I was photographing this Chicken Tortilla Soup. No it was not the tortilla chips (although thanks for the vote of confidence). This. Soup. Is. So. Good. It’s like…”put-it-in-the-crockpot-and-go-back-every-five-minutes-to-test-and-see-if-it’s-still-good” good. It’s…”take a small slurp between every shot you take of the recipe” good. It’s “this-soup-may-never-make-it-to-the-dinner-table” good! Thankfully, this is a big batch recipe, so that didn’t happen. …

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Jicama Fish Tacos

So before we dive headfirst into jicamo fish taco goodness, let’s get a few things out of the way. What the heck is jicama??? (Watch this then come back. We’ll wait for you!) You can eat that whole taco??? (Yes, I can eat that whole taco. I can actually eat both tacos, but your mileage may vary!) Where do I …

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Spaghetti Squash Ramen with Shrimp

Spaghetti squash ramen. I know what you’re thinking. “Why for, Nik?” Ok so here’s the truth. I grew up in what one might describe as a…humble…household. And so there were days when ramen was dinner. Which I did not mind at ALL. So let’s get the obvious out of the way. YES ramen is basically noodles and liquid, neither of which …

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Spicy Chipotle Pork Stew

Question: You ever open the freezer, see the same old meats you always buy, think about making them in the same old ways you always made them, and want to walk in the other direction? That was me last week. I had some country pork ribs. And usually I do the same thing to them. I season them, slow cook …

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Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups With Zoodles

  Back when I first published this recipe, it was a “mea culpa” for taking so long to publish my cookbook full of delicious zoodle recipes. Well, I’m happy to tell you that the wait is OVER! Oodles of Zoodles: Your Jumpstart Guide to Zucchini Noodles is now available. Click the button below to learn more about it – after you check out this …

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan with Zoodles

I think I’m a little obsessed with this picture. Right now Oodles of Zoodles is in the hands of my very trusted and capable brand manager/graphic designer. She showed me a proof recently and when I got it I opened it eagerly, whizzing through the pages (it’s an ebook so I was looking from my phone) to get to THIS recipe …

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Zoodle Lo Mein

Lo Mein. Lo MEIN. Looooooo meeeeeein. I miss it. I really do. But I haven’t had an order of lo mein in, what, 8 years now. Noodles hate me. Please spare me the “try x, y, or z noodles!” I’ve tried them all. Just so we are clear, let’s review: Dreamfields pasta – Tried it. It hates me. Tofu Shirataki …

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Three Kicka$$ Holiday Cheeseballs

First, can we just have the obligatory giggle over the term “cheeseball.” Let’s do it. (LOLOLOLOLOL) Ok, now that we’ve indulged our inner 9 year-olds, let’s get started, shall we? CHEESEBALLS!!! (I’m sorry…this is really unprofessional but…LOLOLOLOLOL…ok…I’m done…I promise.) They are one of my favorite party treats! You know why? A few reasons: They are super easy to prep and …

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Protein Strawberry Cheesecake Cheeseball

Cheesecake. There’s a lot of it on this blog. There are full-sized cheesecakes, mini-cheesecakes,  savory cheesecakes, fall cheesecakes, cheesecake yogurt, cheesecake pops, cheesecake protein shakes and nowwwwwww….cheesecake cheeseball. Yep. I. Love. Cheesecake. Thanks for noticing. As opposed to extolling the virtues of cheesecake (because, really, who has to be convinced that cheesecake is good?), I thought that in the true …

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