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Olive Garden Knock-Off: Tilapia Piccatta

Olive Garden and I have a very fragile relationship. But I do have to admit, it’s been getting better. There used to be zero dishes I could order straight off the menu (keep in mind I’m nine years post-op folks). Nowadays there are a few, or at least enough that I now have an Olive Garden Eating Guide available. But …

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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 Peanut Butter Cookies

Oh peanut butter. How do I love thee…let me count the ways! Now I will preface this recipe by saying that it is possible to lower the fat significantly in this recipe by replacing some (not all) of the peanut butter for peanut flour. I did not choose to do that, but it is definitely a choice you could make. For …

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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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No-Flour, Low-Sugar Thumbprint Cookies

You all have Amy to thank for this cookie. Amy is a member of the Bariatric Foodie Holiday Cooking Club. In the club, we’ve been doing cooking demos where I have been showing folks how to switch up holiday favorites. By far, the one club members seemed most excited about was to explore cookies! To make it even more meaningful I …

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