Bariatric Recipes

Crustless Pizza Casserole

You know what’s really empowering, Foodies? Making something the way you like it, just because that’s how you  like it. Not the way the kids like it or your spouse likes it, but just the way you want it. I had an epiphany recently. I’ve spent a lot of my post-op career catering to everyone’s preferences in my crusade to …

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Easy Breakfast: Spinach & Eggs

I think I’ve said before, I’m a visual eater. And unlike when I first started this blog, I’m sort of a lazy cook now. These days I LOVE meals that don’t take long to make. This is a quick throw-together IF you are the sort of person who preps veggies weekly (I am!). Spinach & Eggs (and a few other …

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Single Serve Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

Yesterday I posted the above picture on Facebook of my beautiful little lunch: about 2.5 oz. grilled salmon, along with a spear of brocolli (both leftover from a trip to TGI Friday’s) along with a side of cheesy mashed cauliflower I made that morning. Since I only wanted it that day, I made a single serving. I know some of …

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Low-Carb Ramekin Shepherd’s Pie

Here’s another idea to throw onto the heap. I love cooking with ramekins. It’s so fun! You can make a perfect portion (by purchasing the ramekin size that suits you), it’s easy to ditch starches (like pie crust in this instance) and they are just darn cute, don’t you agree? I love Shepherd’s Pie. And I even love it without …

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Low-Carb Quesadillas

  So let’s talk about take-out food for a moment. Before surgery I loved fast food. Cheesesteaks (steaks…not cakes!), pizza, oh my! Immediately after surgery I couldn’t eat those things (everything made me sick and I do mean everything). Nowadays, it’s just not conducive to my lifestyle anymore. That’s not to say I don’t do it occasionally, but it usually makes …

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Nik’s Peanut Stew

Don’t ask me why, but I’m always hesitant to share recipes that use specialty ingredients. I guess I want you guys all to have fair access to the food I make, but I think my egalitarian attitude has prevented far too many recipes from going on this blog. Well, the buck stops here! I was poking around on Pinterest and found …

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#PWMF Recipe Contest Dessert Winner: Sue’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe was a category winner in the 2014 Bariatric Foodie “Play With My Food” recipe contest. This contest occurs every fall. Have a good recipe to enter? The best way to get notified of the contest is by joining my email newsletter list! Y’all thought I forgot about the rest of the “Play With My Food” recipe contest winners, didn’t …

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#PWMF Recipe Contest Dinner Winner: Erin’s Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup

    (Heh…Dinner Winner…ok…moving along…)   Dinner! I don’t know about you but it’s always been a challenging meal for me. I think it’s the finality of it all. Like dinner. It means you’re, like, done. With food. For the rest of the day. (In my head.) My issues aside, a good, WLS-friendly dinner the entire family can eat is …

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#PWMF2014 Recipe Contest Lunch Winner: Margaret’s Avocado Egg Salad

(Dear Margaret: This is by far one of the BEST food pictures I’ve ever been sent!) The lunch judge – Pam T. – is not easy to please. We’ve been friends forever and two more days. You all know her without knowing her, especially if you’ve ever bought a Bariatric Foodiebook – she designed all the covers! And as hard …

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