Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl

Steph Wagner

May 3, 2021

Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl Bariatric friendly recipe for the slow cooker or pressure cooker using hot turkey sausage   Let’s cut to the chase, where do you find hot turkey sausage? I always hesitate to share a recipe if an ingredient might have limited availability. I realize some of you are in smaller towns … Continue reading "Hot Sausage with Peppers Bowl"

Pesto Chicken Stir Fry

Steph Wagner

April 7, 2021

Pesto Chicken Stir Fry   Pesto Marinated chicken with zucchini and diced tomatoes   It all started with testing meal box companies You may know I’ve been working through different boxed meal companies to see what might fit for bariatric surgery patients. To date, Freshly has been the most promising. You can read the full … Continue reading "Pesto Chicken Stir Fry"

White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Steph Wagner

March 15, 2021

White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers   Bariatric friendly, high in protein and low in carbohydrates White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers or Zucchinis! A few (or more) years ago I made White Enchilada Zucchini Boats and my husband and I loved them. Then I forgot about them. Like you do. Even back then I remember thinking I should … Continue reading "White Enchilada Stuffed Peppers"

Beefy BBQ Chili

Steph Wagner

February 3, 2021

Beefy BBQ Chili     Beefy BBQ Chili: full of protein, full of flavor Chili is a bariatric patients friend I am all about chili when it comes to weight loss surgery meals. They pack the ultimate protein punch! Plus flavor! Plus you can freeze and reheat later! I mean…so many great things about chili. … Continue reading "Beefy BBQ Chili"

Classic Stuffed Peppers Skillet

Steph Wagner

January 15, 2021

Classic Stuffed Peppers Skillet   Chopped peppers with ground beef, tomatoes for a bariatric friendly skillet dinner   So many variations for stuffed peppers I have always been a fan of stuffing veggies with a lean protein. Zucchini boats and stuffed peppers are some of my favorite meals! You can vary the flavor profile easily … Continue reading "Classic Stuffed Peppers Skillet"

Quick Beef and Vegetable Stoup

Steph Wagner

December 4, 2020

Quick Beef and Vegetable Stoup Two ingredients for an in a pinch Beef Vegetable “Stoup” Why didn’t I think of that? Years ago when visiting my husband family, my Mother in Law made a big pot of delicious soup. I could not believe it when she told me she just bought vegetable soup cans and … Continue reading "Quick Beef and Vegetable Stoup"

Nacho Chicken Chili

Steph Wagner

November 11, 2020

Nacho Chicken Chili Instant Pot or Crockpot Recipe for chicken chili with nacho flavors Nacho Chicken Chili, add toppings for extra fun There really is no shortage of chili options. Not only for ground beef or turkey but even in the world of chicken chili! This Nacho Chicken Chili is another way to change the … Continue reading "Nacho Chicken Chili"

Harvest Chicken Stew

Steph Wagner

September 4, 2020

Harvest Chicken Stew     Hearty and protein packed Chicken Harvest Stew with carrots and diced ham Yes I did just post a recipe for Harvest Beef Stew. I am just so creative with my recipe names!! This recipe has a very different flavor pallete but reminds me of this Harvest/Autumn time of year that … Continue reading "Harvest Chicken Stew"

Barbecue Beef Fajitas

Steph Wagner

August 28, 2020

Barbecue Beef Fajitas       Thinly sliced sirloin steak make quick work of these barbecue beef fajitas   Bariatric patients and steak Understandably, many post-op weight loss surgery patients are intimidated by steak. You might feel hesitation about these barbecue beef fajitas! They have started out with mushy food and soft things and slowly … Continue reading "Barbecue Beef Fajitas"

Harvest Beef Stew

Steph Wagner

August 12, 2020

Harvest Beef Stew Slow Cooker or Instant Pot, this Harvest Beef Stew is packed with protein and flavor   Beef after weight loss surgery Post-op bariatric surgery patients are sometimes hesitant to go for beef dishes after surgery. Thick pieces of stew meat, like this Harvest Beef Stew, can be intimidating! Beef is dense and … Continue reading "Harvest Beef Stew"