Tag Archives: Veggies

Spicy Mustard Greens and Sausage

Have I ever conveyed my absolute love and adoration of the farmer’s market? Ohhhhh it’s a wonderful place! When I first got started on my journey to eating healthier I knew approximately nothing about preparing vegetables in any kind of healthful manner. Besides that, I had about, maybe, 7 or 8 veggies in my repertoire. I was a sad, sad …

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Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & “Rice” Casserole

Ok, so let’s talk about condolence food. You know what I’m talking about. Someone passes away and family, friends, people you hardly even know start bringing you food. Yummy food. Comforting food. Carby food. For my part, I have sort of been picking at the condolence food, much to the chagrin of La Petite Diva who has appointed herself my …

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Nik’s Mango Salsa

 Last Sunday morning I awakened with the desire to make mango salsa. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. Perhaps it was the four ever ripening mangoes I had sitting in my fruit basket that needed using NOW. Anyway, this is a ridiculously simple yet yummy salsa recipe that can be used alongside a good tortilla chip for the …

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Nik’s Snappy Spinach & Bacon Dip

~by Nikki  This year I actually made time to attend my support group’s annual Christmas party (not to be confused with the Bariatric Reunion that just occurred a few weeks ago). We’d all been invited to bring a WLS-friendly goodie to share. I offered to bring two. Damn over-achiever in me! (I’ll post the other side dish another day) Spinach …

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BF Reader Request: Protein Latkes

~~posted by Jen Nik and I always like to say “ask us anything!” and we’ll figure out a way to make a food you love more WLS-friendly. This is no exception! Our friend Amy S asked me a couple weeks back for a healthier version of potato latkes she could make for her family on Hannukah. Even though this is …

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Leftovers Week: Jen’s Mediterranean Vegetables with Turkey

~~posted by Jen Today’s feature for Leftovers Week is turkey. We probably all still have some hanging around. My boys and I loved the Gobble It Down Pizza so much on Sunday that I made it again last night. You can substitute leftover chicken breast for the turkey and it’s just as yummy. Later today I’ll share the BF Basics of …

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Jen’s Fauxtato Salad

Photo Credit: Jennifer Guest Stockinger for Bariatric Foodie When I think of barbecues (or “cookouts” as we call them in Baltimore), I think of grilled meat and great cold sides – chief among them, potato salad! I know a lot of you don’t eat white starches like potatoes. I don’t for the most part. Every now and again I’ll have …

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Shaking up Your Salad!

~~posted by Jen So usually I eat a salad with some protein on top for lunch or dinner, but one of my favorite “go to” snacks is veggie sticks with Greek Yogurt Ranch dip.  Let’s face it, you can only eat so much meat and cheese before you start craving “vegabulls”.  Yesterday afternoon I made myself the little crudite snack …

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Something Savory…

Kinda. Have you all become fans of Pouch Party on Facebook yet? If not, take a moment and become a fan today. We often put out questions and polls to make sure we’re giving you what you want! A week ago we asked what kinds of recipes folks would like to see on the blog. We got one answer. We’re trying …

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Kumquat karma…

I have always considered myself a fairly…eclectic eater, even pre-op. I ate foods from many different regions. I loved my naan and my Injera bread, my hummus and babaganoush, my quinoa and my risotto, my falafel and my sushi (notice these are all carbs…). But post-op I’s interesting how many foods I’ve tried that I have never, ever had before. …

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