Hamburger Cups

Steph Wagner

March 3, 2020

Hamburger Cups     Lean ground beef hamburger cups for great texture and flavor for your protein   Hamburger cups, similar to mini meatloaf If you’ve made mini meatloaf before, this is incredibly similar. The main difference is the flavor profile of mustard and ketchup to really bring up the summer barbecue flavors! The texture … Continue reading "Hamburger Cups"

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"

Barbecue Cheddar Meatballs

Steph Wagner

December 30, 2019

  Note: This recipe was updated on August 7th, 2019 after reviews suggested changes for texture. Recipe was re-tested and adapted for better quality results. Print Recipe 5 from 2 votes Barbecue Cheddar Meatballs Barbecue, cheddar and ground beef meatballs for great flavor and a protein focused meal! Makes approximately 16 meatballs. Prep Time10 minsCook … Continue reading "Barbecue Cheddar Meatballs"

Air Fryer Steak and Mushrooms

Steph Wagner

December 27, 2019

Air Fryer Steak and Mushrooms Air Fryer Steak and Mushrooms, high protein bariatric friendly recipe   Does steak scare you? Many a weight loss surgery patient feels intimidated by steak! If you’ve had an experience of having food feel heavy, getting stuck or just plain hurting, steak may seem scary. Other patients prefer steak! Chicken … Continue reading "Air Fryer Steak and Mushrooms"

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"

Kickin Chipotle Beef Burgers

Steph Wagner

December 3, 2019

Kickin Chipotle Beef Burger Low-carb, high protein and dairy free bariatric recipe   How spicy is it? These¬†Kickin Chipotle Beef Burger do have some kick. If you’re wondering just¬†how spicy I think they would be a 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. That’s a very made up number, however, as someone who can … Continue reading "Kickin Chipotle Beef Burgers"

Beefy Chili Stoup

Steph Wagner

November 8, 2019

Beefy Chili Stoup Thick and hearty like chili, with soft fresh vegetables like soup   Why post-ops have to be careful of soup Beefy Chili Stoup is name inspired by Rachael Ray’s made up term of “stoup” (soup + chili) and one that I often use on this website. You see, soup is not the … Continue reading "Beefy Chili Stoup"

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice

Steph Wagner

November 7, 2019

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice Ground Beef and Cauliflower Rice stuffed in Sweet Peppers Stuffing Vegetables with Protein Recipes like this Mexican Stuffed Pepper with Cauliflower rice are awesome because they utilize stuffing a vegetable with protein is PERFECT for weight loss surgery patients. You can get all the flavors from the meats and … Continue reading "Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice"

Air Fryer Barbecue Meatballs

Steph Wagner

November 6, 2019

Air Fryer Barbecue Meatballs Barbecue Cheddar Meatballs in 20 minutes   Texture Matters Funny enough, I create recipes all the time that I never write down because I forget. My style of cooking is toss a little of this and a little of that so I have had to train myself to take notes! In … Continue reading "Air Fryer Barbecue Meatballs"

Beef and Ratatouille Skillet

Steph Wagner

April 22, 2019

Beef and Ratatouille Skillet Fresh eggplant, squash and tomatoes with lean ground beef   Adding protein to a classic vegetable dish This Beef and Ratatouille Skillet sure sounds fancy but it’s truly a classic vegetable dish that uses eggplant, yellow squash and a whole list of other vegetables and adds in lean ground beef. The … Continue reading "Beef and Ratatouille Skillet"