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BF Top 5: Ways to Fit Activity In!

Over the past few months I’ve talked with a lot of Foodies about fitting activity into their lives. Now I know this is a food blog, but food and activity go together – especially in a healthy lifestyle. Calories are units of energy that fuel your body for the activity that you do. And the kind of fuel you use …

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BF Top 5: Healthy Back-to-School Eating!

Monday is back to school for the divas (and the crowd goes wild!). This year I have a few tools in my arsenal to make sure their lunchboxes are fitting for Foodie Nation heiresses 😉 Here’s my top five suggestions to make YOUR lunch box a little bit healthier (for you AND the kids!) Where applicable, links are provided in …

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BF Basics: The Bite Test

I have a friend. Let’s call her Jenny. She recently tried quinoa for the first time. She was cleared to eat this uber-healthy super food and she’d come up with a nice curry recipe to go along with. The next day she reported to me that she got sick after eating it. The quinoa got stuck, she said. Now this …

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BF Basics: How to Cook Quinoa

 I get this question enough that it deserves its own post! Quinoa! It’s a great grain…a WHOLE grain…a grain you should get to know, especially if you are a post-op vegetarian. It’s got fiber, complete proteins and tons of nutrients. In addition to cauliflower rice it makes a great sub for regular rice in any dish. But it isn’t …

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BF Basics: How to figure out a recipe’s nutritional information

Every now and again I will get a blog post comment or a question on Facebook or Obesity Help about the nutritional stats of my recipes. And I always give the same answer: in general, I do not give nutritional stats for my recipes. (click that link to find out the many reasons why). BUT it always leaves me feeling …

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BF Basics: How to Make a Hot Protein Drink

As it usually happens, this post came about because I thought I’d already done a tutorial post, went looking for it and found I did not. I mention how to make hot protein drinks in all of my hot protein drink posts, but there is no one post for how to mix one up, similar to the post about how …

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BF Family Style: McDonald’s Swaps

So yesterday I heard that McDonald’s brought back the “Mac Snack Wrap.” I won’t lie…I tried it. It was pretty good. For reasons I may never understand fast food burgers sit so much better in my pouch than burgers that are made at home, probably using much better ingredients. Some of you might remember that when this sandwich first came …

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BF Money Saving Meals

Times are tough. Let me say that again…times are tough! Believe me, I know. I live in one of the many houses in Baltimore that relies on oil heating, so that means I have to purchase oil every winter at about $3.50/gallon (and I have a 175 gallon tank). Needless to say cold weather = constant stress and penny pinching! …

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Dear Bariatric Foodie: Know of a good Fritos substitute?

I so love getting food questions! I beg you guys to send them to me…and every once in a while someone does! This is from Alicia N.: Recently at work we celebrated Cinco De Mayo. One of the items served was Texas Caviar or Poor mans Caviar. According to my co-worker who made it you are suppose to serve it …

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Bread after weight-loss surgery

Nik’s Apricot & Almond Triangle  Before we talk about this gorgeous little gem, we need to have a conversation about bread. This week we’ve been tackling carbs and learning about good choices and swaps, specifically with regard to starchy carbs. We’ve gone over oatmeal, pasta and cereal so far. Now, some post-ops eat bread. Some don’t. I do. Occasionally. …

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