Barbecue Chicken Kebabs

Steph Wagner

March 10, 2020

Barbecue Chicken Kebabs     High protein weight loss surgery recipe on the grill   Why I like this for bariatric surgery patients Whenever I am putting together a new recipe, I am always putting it through a filter of a handful of things. The nutrition profile (protein focused, not containing starchy ingredients, mindful of … Continue reading "Barbecue Chicken Kebabs"

Shredded Barbecue Chicken

Steph Wagner

February 16, 2020

Shredded Barbecue Chicken   Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker recipe for shredded barbecue chicken   Savory, sweet and slightly tangy I’ve made several version of shredded barbecue chicken often times using a bottled barbecue sauce. This recipe includes lots of simple household ingredients and I really enjoyed this creation of different flavors. The worcestershire sauce … Continue reading "Shredded Barbecue Chicken"

Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas

Steph Wagner

January 21, 2020

Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas Thinly sliced sirloin steak slow cooked with bell peppers, onions, salsa and seasoning Steak after weight loss surgery If you are intimidated by eating steak after surgery, you are not alone. For sure it’s scary to have something so dense and heavy! The biggest key with all solid meats is to … Continue reading "Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas"

Baked Blackened Chicken

Steph Wagner

January 10, 2020

Baked Blackened Chicken   Assortment of seasonings to keep flavor in your baked chicken   Chicken after bariatric surgery Most post-ops find their biggest struggle with chicken is to make sure it doesn’t get too dry. (By the way, small bite sizes are the biggest key to enjoying chicken! Oh, you already knew that?! Black … Continue reading "Baked Blackened Chicken"

Greek Steak Bowl

Steph Wagner

December 11, 2019

Greek Steak Bowl     Thinly sliced steaks make this Greek Steak Bowl quick and pouch friendly Thinly sliced steaks Recently I have been on a kick purchasing the thinly sliced sirloin steak from Aldi. To be more specific, it’s labeled “Black Angus Beef Thin Sliced Sirloin Tip Steak for Carne Asada.” When you open … Continue reading "Greek Steak Bowl"

Low Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet

Steph Wagner

December 4, 2019

Low Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet Using bold flavors of dijon mustard and sun-dried tomatoes One pan, super fast This Low-Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet certainly a quick dinner and a “one pot wonder” using just the skillet. I used a steamer bag of green beans and pre-cooked shrimp to really speed things up! The quickest method … Continue reading "Low Carb Dijon Shrimp Skillet"

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Steph Wagner

November 6, 2019

Grilled Vegetable Salad Fresh asparagus, zucchini, tomato and mushrooms Stay on track with variety in veggies This Grilled Vegetable Salad is a great way to keep variety in your vegetables! I’ve always felt one of the biggest keys to long term success after bariatric surgery is to 1) plan ahead and 2) keep variety in … Continue reading "Grilled Vegetable Salad"

Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet

Steph Wagner

November 1, 2019

Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet Easy 4 ingredient meal on the grill   Cutting down on fat grams There is a reason this is Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet instead of just sausage and veggies packet. The difference in fat grams is HUGE! If you didn’t know you can purchase pre-cooked turkey kielbasa sausage in … Continue reading "Turkey Sausage and Veggies Packet"

Air Fryer Salmon

Steph Wagner


Air Fryer Salmon Fresh salmon cooked quickly for fast bariatric friendly dinner   My tip for cooking with salmon If you have an air fryer and interested in trying salmon – I highly recommend it! The best tip I have for cooking with salmon is to use fresh fillets instead of frozen.  For years I … Continue reading "Air Fryer Salmon"

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Steph Wagner

October 16, 2019

Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits     Shrimp sautéed with lemon, riced cauliflower to replace cheesy grits   A word about gaining flavor It’s true. The first time I tried to create this Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits, it was okay but my husband was honest enough to tell me it just didn’t have much flavor. I … Continue reading "Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits"