Broccoli Salad Bariatric Recipe for broccoli salad using lower fat and sugar ingredients I love the vibrant colors and fresh flavors of broccoli salad (broccoli slaw)? Just a few tweaks to this recipe will bring down the fat and sugar content of a more traditional version. I used a pomegranate vinegar because I had … Continue reading "Broccoli Salad"
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Crisp texture, great flavor for weight loss surgery friend side dish Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts I found the original recipe on Pinterest on the website how2doketo.com and modified it to fit the bariatric diet. I don’t know about you but I tend to love brussels sprouts but not … Continue reading "Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts"
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"
Oven Roasted Vegetables Oven roasted bell pepper, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms Why are oven roasted vegetables so tasty? I have for sure met my fair share of picky vegetable refusing patients in my ten years of being a bariatric dietitian. Many would attribute their pickiness to struggling with staying on a healthy diet. They expect … Continue reading "Oven Roasted Vegetables"
Carrot Apple Slaw for Weight Loss Surgery Patients Lower in fat and sugar than traditional Carrot Apple Slaw I’ve always loved the traditional Carrot Apple Slaw you often see at summer cookouts and barbecues. Fresh and crunchy and feels healthier than crunchy potato chips or all the creamy potato or macaroni salads. After Bariatric Surgery … Continue reading "Carrot Apple Slaw"
Roasted Cauliflower Salad Cauliflower has become quite the bariatric surgery diet companion in recent years! I, myself, have never been a fan of cauliflower. I find it flavorless and strange in texture. I feel it’s the last vegetable to leave a veggie tray on purpose. Although many recipes have gotten creative with how to use … Continue reading "Roasted Cauliflower Salad"
Vegetable Ribbon Salad After weight loss surgery it can be hard to find new and exciting side dishes to pair with your protein! Many patients end up with only the protein or they might throw a can of green beans on the side. Getting “stuck in a rut” can apply to anything. Exercise. Protein meals. … Continue reading "Vegetable Ribbon Salad"
Sweet Baby Carrots Here’s a bariatric friendly side dish that is almost too easy that I forgot to share! Some recipes are so second nature to my that it doesn’t even cross my mind to make it a blog post. Some of you will be bored with how simple this post is…no problem. I have … Continue reading "Sweet Baby Carrots"
Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms This recipe can also be found in my cookbook! BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery I’ve always felt like mushrooms were a total food controversy. Food controversy is a made up phrase (by yours truly) for foods that people LOVE or HATE. Think cottage cheese. Cilantro. Avocado. These foods … Continue reading "Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms"