I’ve always been a fan of sugar-free gelatin. I usually buy the cups (because I don’t always take the time to make my own even though it’s a huge cost saver!) and eat it alone, with whipped topping or with cottage cheese (so sue me). Sugar-free gelatin is a life saver for bariatric patients. Sure, … Continue reading "Creamy Gelatin Squares – Sugar Free Postop Treat"
This is a Premier Content Recipe. Eggs are a very controversial food for post-op bariatric surgery patients. Patients love them for their protein, flavor, convenience and cost…or HATE them and get frustrated with what to eat for breakfast. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you are in favor of eggs. Yay! This is … Continue reading "Cheesy Ham Omelette – WLS Breakfast"
Are you waving goodbye to your postop liquid diet and ready to say hello to the world of soft foods?!?! Congratulations!!! Every bariatric program is different in their recommendations for how to progress your diet. For my patients, once they hit the two week mark, they can begin introducing foods like scrambled eggs, refried beans … Continue reading "Italian Poached Eggs"
This recipe originated from the Spring 2015 edition of Kraft Food & Family (entitled Mediterranean Tuna Tartine). Food & Family one of my very favorite cooking magazine and I highly recommend subscribing! When you are looking for a newer flavor than the traditional tuna salad, this is a great option. There is no … Continue reading "Tuscan Tuna Salad – Bariatric Soft Recipe"
After weight-loss surgery, you have to progress your diet slowly back to regular textured foods. To keep stress off your healing Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or Gastric Band, you usually start with liquids before moving to softer foods and finally back to solid textures. Every bariatric program does this progression a little differently, so be … Continue reading "Sugar Free Strawberry Ricotta Gelatin – Bariatric Soft Liquid Diet Recipe"
If you like Salmon…and you’ve had weight loss surgery…this recipe is for you! It doesn’t get easier than this. I used frozen salmon fillets which means you can have these ingredients on hand at all times for an easy back up plan when your original plans fall through. You can also bake this recipe, I just … Continue reading "Barbecue Salmon – Bariatric Friendly 2 Ingredient Meal"
Lemon Pepper Tilapia Need a healthy but simple go-to recipe? I don’t often use fish in my kitchen. There’s no particular reason…I just end up going for chicken/turkey, beef and pork. But every now and again, a simple shrimp/tilapia/salmon recipe is just what sounds good. Many postop bariatric surgery patients love fish, because it’s soft, … Continue reading "Lemon Pepper Tilapia"
I must give this recipe credit to a friend and weight-loss surgery patient who created this when she was in dire need of something different! The soft food phase is designed to allow you to fully heal from weight-loss surgery but slowly re-introduce foods. It’s okay to get a little bit of flavor but be … Continue reading "Soft Chicken Lasagna Bowl"