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Featured Bariatric Recipes

Citrusy Crockpot Pork Tacos with Spicy Green Sauce

Really the title should read “Citrusy Smoky Crockpot Pork Tacos” but I thought that was just too much. I have this thing about more than two adjectives before the name of a dish. It seems…I dunno…pretentious to me! Anyhoo…this is an August kinda dish. As I write this, it is August. It’s muggy. It’s hot. And I pity the fool who asks …

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Lower-Carb Orange Bars

As I munched blissfully on one of said orange bars this morning, I couldn’t help but wonder to myself, “Nik…why do you insist on baking things during the summer?” I mean, sure, we had a cool snap for a few weeks. Then the great flood. (I am starting to forgive Noah for not picking me up…) But now it’s summer. …

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Smoky, Spicy (and vegan!) Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I admit, I’ve been sitting on this one a while. Of course, there’s a story. So in my family we observe the season of Lent (traditionally though of as the 40-ish days preceding Easter). I’ve always made a Lent promise, which can also be called a Lenten sacrifice. Long story short: you give up something you like for Lent. Now …

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Crispy, Cheesy, Garlicky Cauliflower Tots

So let’s file this under, “technically I could have bought these from the frozen section, but what fun would that be?” Because honestly. What fun would that be? Seriously though. There are a few good reasons to make your own cauliflower tots. If you like a specific flavor to them. (For example, I like a little heat in mine). If you …

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Low-Carb Lemon Bars: Recipe Fail (and recovery!)

It happens to the best of us, Foodies. Even me. You get drawn into a recipe online, especially one of those really neat recipe videos, and you decide, “I’m gonna make that!” So you gather up all your little ingredients. You set aside time to make this glorious creation. You put your whole heart into the endeavor, summoning every ounce …

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How Nik Does Flatbread

So let me give you a little spoiler about this flatbread post. If you clicked through thinking I was going to give you a recipe to magically turn cauliflower (or some other veggie) into flatbread…this post is gonna disappoint you. Alas, there is actual starch here! Now if you are of the “I don’t eat starch, ever!” school of thought, …

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Pioneer Woman Inspired Chicken Zoodle Bake

Can I just tell you guys how much of a fan-girl I am of the Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond)? Ok so don’t laugh but…I would put on her show while on the elliptical at the Y so that I’d stay on for the whole time I was supposed to. That is…before the Y switched to the cheap affordable cable and …

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Salted Caramel Protein Mini-Cheesecakes

Aaaaand here we are with another cheesecake recipe on Bariatric Foodie. Predictable, right? Ok, ok I’ll admit over the years I can be accused of being a bit cheesecake obsessed. But that’s mainly because I think they are the post-op dessert. I mean, think about it. The main ingredient is cream cheese. Now yes, that can be fatty, but you …

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No-Flour, Low-Sugar Chewy Pecan Cookies

Oh la, la… Well first…and I know I sound like a broken record here. But these are cookies. In my world, cookies are always going to be a heavily moderated treat. That’s why I am ok with not trying to add protein powder to them. Your mileage may vary. Play with your food! And, of course, use your own best …

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