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BF Basics: Protein Smoothie

~by Jen Today’s post is a two-fer, you get a recipe AND a handy “Basics” tip! Recipe first, then the tip details just after it. So y’all have heard me mention my daily protein smoothie as my first meal of the day, and I reviewed the Yoplait Frozen Smoothie awhile back. While I love the convenience of these, they are …

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BF Top 5: Fitness Games for Xbox with Kinect and Wii

~by Nikki Raise your hand if you are one of the many Americans who received an Xbox with Kinect for Christmas (raises hand on behalf of the divas). I was once vehemently opposed to game systems, but this is a nice accompaniment to our existing Nintendo Wii. The intention of this post is not a review of the system, but …

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BF Basics: Oven “Frying”

~~posted by Jen Eggplant Parm Bites I am from Georgia, as most of you know by now. In the south, fried food is like your Momma’s love, it wraps you up in goodness and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. OK not really. But we sure do love us some fried food! Better yet, fry it, dip it in something …

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BF Beginners: Fitting It All In

~~posted by Jen No matter what stage of the journey you’re in, it’s always helpful for us to all share ideas and tips with each other. We’re all in this thing together, and anything I personally can do to pay it forward and help the ones who come after me, I am going to do. I could never have achieved …

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BF Basics: What’s in a peanut butter?

~by Nikki A friend of mine on Obesity Help asked me to take on one of her favorite dessert recipes, the Buckeye. Being from Maryland I never knew much about this treat until she described it to me. It seems to me to be sort of a chocolatey-peanut buttery truffle type deal that has about a gamillion grams of fat …

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BF Basics: Making Stock

~~posted by Jen Veggie pieces hit the stock pot Leftovers week continues, so today I’m sharing an easy way to make stock. This is a terrific use for all those leftover vegetable stems and pieces, plus it utilizes the bones from your turkey, chicken, or beef. This is more the basic “method” for making stock, not so much an actual …

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BF Basics: Making Soup

~~posted by Jen So we’re about to kick off our first ever Soup Week here on Bariatric Foodie tomorrow! With that in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to cover the basics for making soup at home. There are a few essential pieces of kitchen equipment that are quite helpful for soup making, I covered those earlier …

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BF Basics: Sugar Free Fruit Pie Filling

Fresh From The Orchard! ~~posted by Jen Sorry this is kind of late, I’m fighting the cold from hell and have been knocked out on the couch (Thanks, Nyquil!) for the past few hours. We went apple picking at a nearby orchard this morning. That was SO much fun, and just what I needed. The sun was shining, the air …

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BF Basics: Sugar Shock

Sugar. From our experience it’s one of the most widely misunderstood substances among post-ops in general. Whether you’ve had bypass, band, DS, VSG…many folks seem perplexed by sugar—what it is and what it means to US! No fear…Bariatric Foodie is here! In this BF Basics series, we’re going to give you a good primer on sugar that will help you …

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