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Dear Bariatric Foodie: What is the deal with protein???

~by Nikki Hi Friends. I was supposed to post two recipes today, both of them kid-friendly dishes that post-ops can enjoy too. I have one of them, my WLS-friendly chicken nuggets. But then my dog, Precious, went missing. She’s a toy poodle and she’s only a year old and I can’t imagine where she is right now but both the …

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BF Basics: What’s in a peanut butter?

~by Nikki A friend of mine on Obesity Help asked me to take on one of her favorite dessert recipes, the Buckeye. Being from Maryland I never knew much about this treat until she described it to me. It seems to me to be sort of a chocolatey-peanut buttery truffle type deal that has about a gamillion grams of fat …

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BF Basics: Making Stock

~~posted by Jen Veggie pieces hit the stock pot Leftovers week continues, so today I’m sharing an easy way to make stock. This is a terrific use for all those leftover vegetable stems and pieces, plus it utilizes the bones from your turkey, chicken, or beef. This is more the basic “method” for making stock, not so much an actual …

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BF Basics: Making Soup

~~posted by Jen So we’re about to kick off our first ever Soup Week here on Bariatric Foodie tomorrow! With that in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to cover the basics for making soup at home. There are a few essential pieces of kitchen equipment that are quite helpful for soup making, I covered those earlier …

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BF Basics: Sugar Free Fruit Pie Filling

Fresh From The Orchard! ~~posted by Jen Sorry this is kind of late, I’m fighting the cold from hell and have been knocked out on the couch (Thanks, Nyquil!) for the past few hours. We went apple picking at a nearby orchard this morning. That was SO much fun, and just what I needed. The sun was shining, the air …

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BF Basics: Sugar Shock (Part Five)

Sugar substitutes Wow…this has been a journey. We’re sort of sad to see it end! But it must. We do hope, though, that after today you feel a bit better informed about sugar (or at least not gun shy about doing your own investigation). Today, let’s talk about sugar substitutes. It’s entirely your decision whether or not to use sugar …

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BF Basics: Sugar Shock (Part Four)

Smoke and mirrors: how the food industry tries to confuse us about sugar So we’ve all seen it. “No sugar added!,” “Sugar free!” What does it all mean? Here’s the breakdown: Sugar free means there is no sugar of any kind (no sucrose, no lactose, no fructose, no maltose). Usually there is a sugar substitute in these products and the …

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BF Basics: Sugar Shock (Part Three)

So what does this all mean? The Nutrition Label. Dumping. For those who dump, it’s a horrid experience. For those that don’t, you live in fear that someday, by pure accident, you’ll find that you do. Because it’s unavoidable, right? WRONG! For fellow RNYers at least, everything you need to know to protect yourself from a sugar dump is right …

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BF Basics: Sugar Shock (Part Two)

Three Common Natural Sugars: Lactose, Fructose, Maltose It is a little known fact that sucrose is actually NOT a naturally occuring sugar. The three major, naturally occurring sugars are lactose, fructose and maltose. Here’s the down-low on each. Lactose I cannot count how many times I’ve answered posts or e-mails from a new post-op with the following exclamation: “there’s sugar …

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BF Basics: Sugar Shock (Part One)

Ok, let’s start with what we all think of when we think “sugar.” We think of this guy: This is table sugar, or sucrose. Now, he isn’t by himself in our collective consciousness. When we talk about sugar we could also be talking about this guy: Or this guy: And even this guy: All of these things can make up …

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