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BF Top 5: Single-Serving WLS-friendly Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

One of the biggest worries I’ve heard from post-ops about making WLS-friendly desserts for Thanksgiving is getting stuck with the leftovers if nobody else likes it. It’s a valid concern. Although I’d theorize if we stop TELLING people the dessert is healthy (instead, simply put it on the table and walk away!) we’d find this is not so much a …

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Banana-Peanut Butter Protein “Minute Pudding”

So we survived Hurricane Sandy!!! Yay! Not that I had any doubts. But still, I’m grateful my house wasn’t damaged, my electricity stayed on. I’m at home today as the mayor has asked us not to drive until crews get the roads clear. So I thought this would be the PERFECT opportunity to share this neat recipe I’ve been making. …

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Veggie Tales (part 5): A day in the life of a post-op vegetarian

So now that we’ve gone over what a vegetarian is, whether post-ops can even be vegetarians, how to make the transition and how to make good food choices, I figured I’d give you a day in the life of a post-op vegetarian. Let’s start in the pantry. Here are some of the staples you’ll always find in my kitchen: Greek …

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BF Top 5: Big protein in small volume

I’m a member of quite a few post-op online communities. One thing I see quite often, from folks who are newer out, are questions about getting lots of protein in very small packages. There’s the infamous protein bullets (which contain a form of protein not well absorbed by a malabsorptive system, so RNYers and DSers…unless you are in the business …

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BF Top 5: Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Yes, it is the butt-crack of dawn. It’s early. I know. But I also know you’re going out shopping today for Thanksgiving stuff and I want you to have these recipes before you do that!!! So as your public servant, I offer you the following super-yummy dessert ideas for Thanksgiving. (Click the title of the dish to get the recipe) …

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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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BF Top 5: Nik’s Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

In general, I’m not big on gadgetry. I have this (false) sense that there is value in mixing, mashing and pureeing things by hand. I even know how to julienne veggies by hand (thanks mom!). But I do own a good bit of gadgetry. Why? Several reasons: Some of it makes it easier for me to say yes when the …

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One Ingredient Fixes to Jazz Up Your Strawberry Protein!

So…strawberry protein. It’s sort of a conundrum to me. I’m not the biggest fan but then I wasn’t a strawberry milk person either. I like actual strawberries. Just not strawberry protein so much. So that is to say I always alter strawberry protein. Here are my one-ingredient fixes for strawberry protein to go along with the ones I’ve already offered …

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One Ingredient Fixes to Jazz Up Your Vanilla Protein!

In many circles, being called vanilla is an insult. But I think those people don’t know the true joy of vanilla. Even though I am a chocoholic all the way, I can appreciate a good vanilla for what it is. But with protein shakes, I guess my sensibilities just lean more toward chocolate, which is why there are so many …

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