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Smoky Cabbage Rolls

I’m gonna come out and say it. I don’t think cabbage rolls get the respect they deserve. In fact, I don’t think cabbage in general gets the respect it deserves. But I’m about to change all that! Well…at least in my little corner of the world. I love cabbage. Do you? It’s a stand-up veggie. It’s filling. It’s got lots …

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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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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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Protein Infused Cranberry Sauce (featuring BiPro USA Protein Water)

Omigosh guys??? Did you know that cranberries are actually not a carb-bomb??? You did? Well why the heck didn’t you tell me??? Granted there is a cranberry sauce recipe here on Bariatric Foodie, penned by my former co-author, the incomparable Jen and featured in The Bariatric Foodie Holiday Survival Guide. But I’d always avoided the stuff because…I don’t know. I assumed it …

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Peach-Ginger Chia Protein Popsicles

So first let’s address the elephant in the room: this is not the most attractive popsicle you’ve ever seen. If this popsicle were at television character, it’d probably be Jan Brady (not that Jan wasn’t attractive but she never thought she was as attractive as Marsha), especially in comparison to my Strawberry-Mint & Cheesecake protein pops. If it were a …

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Strawberry-Mint & Cheesecake Protein Pops (featuring BiPro USA)

It’s summer! Sorta. I mean…theoretically it’s summer. Even on the calendar it is summer. Someone forgot to send Baltimore the memo. Don’t get me wrong. We have intermittent summer going on here. But it’s very indecisive. It’s like the city wants it to be summer but it’s afraid to let go of spring? We get these random, gorgeously warm days …

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Protein Strawberry Cheesecake Cheeseball

Cheesecake. There’s a lot of it on this blog. There are full-sized cheesecakes, mini-cheesecakes,  savory cheesecakes, fall cheesecakes, cheesecake yogurt, cheesecake pops, cheesecake protein shakes and nowwwwwww….cheesecake cheeseball. Yep. I. Love. Cheesecake. Thanks for noticing. As opposed to extolling the virtues of cheesecake (because, really, who has to be convinced that cheesecake is good?), I thought that in the true …

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Mint Chocolate Protein Pots de Creme

So when I say “Pots de Creme” you may be thinking one of three things: “Nik, you’ve gone bougie!” “What the hell is a ‘Pots de Creme?'” “I am a chef/cook/French/food snob and I do not believe that this can be achieved.” Let’s talk this out. So #1 – yeah, I’ll admit, it’s sort of a bougie thing to say you …

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Salty & Sweet Potato Casserole

In case you’re just joining us, I’ve been mini-sizing some of the recipes from The Bariatric Foodie Holiday Survival Guide.  Next up is a mini version of my Sweet (and Salty) Potato Casserole. So far I’ve mini-sized my Apple Crumble into Apple Crumble Ramekins and I have turned the Thanksgiving Casserole recipe from the book (which is exclusive to the …

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