Bariatric Recipes

No-Sugar Added Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Spoiler Alert: Nutella is never going to be health food. This is not health food. It will always be a treat. I felt like I should lead with that because there are always new folks coming to this blog and I want you to know that we do, in fact, know the difference between a healthy food and indulgences. We talk about that …

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Red, White and Blue Protein Popsicles (Featuring Premier Protein)

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein. It is my theory that the 4th of July is a blueberry’s favorite holiday. Why? Because on that day the red/white/blue color combo is just everything — and, really, what other food can you use to play that up? I personally love blueberries, not only for their antioxidant qualities, but because they are a …

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Protein Orange Creamsicles (featuring Premier Protein)

They call this weekend the “unofficial” start of summer. Damn that. I’m calling it. It’s summer! I mean after the winter we had? We deserve it. (Unless of course you don’t like summer in which case…sorry…I love it so forgive my obnoxiousness over the next few months.) Raise your hand if the highlight of your summer day as a kid …

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No Sugar-Added Tropical Lemonade

Lemonade. It’s about more than Beyonce, folks. So I know we live in this super high-tech world where everything is designed to be faster, easier, more convenient. But every once in a while I like something that takes time, requires a little skill, and is a bit more involved. Good, homemade handmade lemonade is one of those things. When I …

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Parfait (featuring Premier Protein)

Long-time readers…I know what you’re going to say, ok? I KNOW. Yes this is the gamillionty-seventh cheesecake-inspired recipe on this blog. But Google Analytics says 90+% of you reading this have never been to this blog before so…hi. I’m Nikki. And I like cheesecake! But as we all know cheesecake can be fatty and sugary and all sorts of things …

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Panera Knock-Off: Nik’s “Something Chicken Stew”

 “This looks fancy…” That was my youngest daughter’s reaction when she looked at the contents of the slightly modified bowl I presented her this past weekend. (I’ll tell you why the modification in a sec.) Now to her, “fancy” is a good adjective. With the elder girl, not so much. I was quite pleased how this recipe turned out, mostly …

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Let’s have dinner together for Cinco de Mayo!

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. Let’s see if we can manage it. Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. It’s also my late grandfather’s birthday. So I’m feeling festive! I already posted a delicious protein drink you can enjoy in the spirit of the day, but I thought it might be fun to have dinner together too! …

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Apple-Cinnamon Protein Muffins

  You know what’s hard? Living in a house with non-ops who have no qualms about eating stuff that would kill me. Now granted, I love to bake so occasionally I’ll bake them a cake or make some biscuits for breakfast but it’s rare (a fact that is much complained about in my house…but when I say moderation, I mean …

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