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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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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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Veggie Tales (part 4): Making Good Vegetarian Food Choices

BF Basics: Veggie Tales was composed by four-year post-op and 25-year vegetarian, Kelly, better known as Poet Kelly on Obesity Help. This series is written in her voice with the full endorsement of Bariatric Foodie. If you have any questions for Kelly about any of the information provided, please leave them in the comments and she’ll gladly respond. Basically, you …

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Veggie Tales (part 3): Making the Transition

BF Basics: Veggie Tales was composed by four-year post-op and 25-year vegetarian, Kelly, better known as Poet Kelly on Obesity Help. This series is written in her voice with the full endorsement of Bariatric Foodie. If you have any questions for Kelly about any of the information provided, please leave them in the comments and she’ll gladly respond. Making the …

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Veggie Tales (part 2): CAN post-ops be vegetarians?

BF Basics: Veggie Tales was composed by four-year post-op and 25-year vegetarian, Kelly, better known as Poet Kelly on Obesity Help. This series is written in her voice with the full endorsement of Bariatric Foodie. If you have any questions for Kelly about any of the information provided, please leave them in the comments and she’ll gladly respond. Sometimes people …

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Veggie Tales (part 1): What the heck IS a vegetarian???

BF Basics: Veggie Tales was composed by four-year post-op and 25-year vegetarian, Kelly, better known as Poet Kelly on Obesity Help. This series is written in her voice with the full endorsement of Bariatric Foodie. If you have any questions for Kelly about any of the information provided, please leave them in the comments and she’ll gladly respond. You probably …

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BF Basics: Veggie Tales

Howdy, Foodies! Have you ever wondered if it is possible to be both a WLS patient and a vegetarian? Many think it’s not possible because of the protein needs after WLS, but I happen to know a few post-op vegetarians who have realized great success. My friend Kelly, a three-year post-op and vegetarian of more than 25 years, is one of …

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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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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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