Solid Foods Recipes

Veggie Tales

~by Nikki Ok so I had all these veggies to use up. Long story short, I visited this grocery store called “Harvest Fair.” They had these packages of fresh veggies that I’m guessing were approaching their end (but weren’t quite there yet). I scored oodles of tomatoes, patty pan squash, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and onions for like $3 (and, …

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What’s that I smell? Pumpkin pie?

Could be…but you won’t know unless you’re there. (Where?) Why, the Pouch Party™ 2010 Holiday Preview of course! (Wuzzat?) It’s where we (meaning me and possibly Jen) will prepare your favorite holiday treats – weight loss surgery style! Let me ask you something. Are you sick of going to Thanksgiving dinner and watching your family eat gravy by the bucketful, …

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Mini Beef Wellingtons

~~posted by Jen The kids are back to school. Check. Summer’s officially over. Check. Now’s the time when the Fall dinner party season starts, the boss has to be invited to dinner, or the neighbors want a potluck. So, you need an impressive dish that’s WLS friendly but can be passed off as NOT! Well, we’ve got your back! Beef …

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What Nik WON’T be eating at the Labor Day BBQ

~by Nikki BBQ’s can be a prelude to disaster y’all! But they don’t have to be. You can survive the family barbecue this Labor Day! Aside from strategy, though, you have to make some decisions for yourself before the event. What to bring, what you’ll eat that others bring. And, more importantly, what you WON’T. Here’s what yours truly WON’T …

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BF “Mac Attack!” – the “Nik Wrap”

I will admit that I find 99.9% of the food at McDonald’s objectionable. Even before surgery. Their burgers…ehnnn…they’re ok. Their fries are good, but of course they are a slippery slope for me. Salads? Chick-Fil-A is better. Desserts…let’s not go there, k? The exception is (was?) the limited time offering of the Mac Wrap. Now I wasn’t a Big Mac …

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Labor Day Countdown: Broccoli even your KIDS will like!

–posted by Jen So, I grew up in Southwest Georgia and cold salads are a big thing where I come from, especially in the heat of summer.  Most kids don’t like broccoli, heck some adults don’t! But there is a scrumptious broccoli salad my Momma used to make that was a staple at our summer picnics and cookouts. Even the …

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High(er) Protein Cole Slaw

I am personally not a huge cole slaw fan. Sure, every once in a while the mood hits me to have some, but I could easily go without it. But I know many folks love themselves some coleslaw at the family barbecue! But most commercial brands of Coleslaw dressing are LOADED with sugar and don’t have much protein. In this …

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The Perfect Roast Chicken!

~~posted by Jen Well, you know all about roasting now, whether you want to cook vegetables or meat.  Now, as promised, here are the instructions for making my “Perfect” roasted chicken! Your family will love you even more than they already do, I promise! Jen’s Perfect Roast Chicken Ingredients: 1 (5 to 6 pound) fresh Roasting Chicken (may be called …

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Naked Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

~by Nikki Hey guys, Jen had your “BF Basics” on roasting tips all ready to go…and then the “wonky wireless network” troll visited her house! So look for that later today or early tomorrow. Until then…please accept this offering to tide you over. 🙂 One of the nice things about being further out from surgery is that I can get …

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Shaking up Your Salad!

~~posted by Jen So usually I eat a salad with some protein on top for lunch or dinner, but one of my favorite “go to” snacks is veggie sticks with Greek Yogurt Ranch dip.  Let’s face it, you can only eat so much meat and cheese before you start craving “vegabulls”.  Yesterday afternoon I made myself the little crudite snack …

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