Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken and cooked carrots It’s all about timing. I’ve found the best thing I can do as an Instant Pot user…is to keep it simple. That’s exactly what I was looking for when I tested this Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken and Carrots. As I have been testing recipes, I am focusing … Continue reading "Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken and Carrots"
Creole seasoned roasted sausage and vegetables. A high protein and low carb WLS recipe with kick.
Barbecue Shredded Pork in the Instant Pot Flavorful and moist, a high protein meal for bariatric surgery patients Slow Cooker versus Instant Pot This recipe can easily be made in a slow cooker and honestly, the way I have made this exact recipe for years! It’s great for entertaining or for a … Continue reading "Instant Pot Barbecue Shredded Pork"
Zucchini Turkey Burgers I really love the texture that zucchini can provide a meat dish. You may already know, zucchini has a super high water content. Therefore, it usually needs to be squeezed out or “sweated” by sprinkling some salt on the zucchini and dabbing with paper towels. This is true if you … Continue reading "Zucchini Turkey Burgers"
Basil Tomato Tossed Side Salad This bariatric friendly salad is full of fresh flavors and a fast recipe to enhance any lean protein entree! This is the recipe for the amazing Lemon Vinaigrette – highly recommend taking the time to make this for your salad! But if you are short on time you can certainly … Continue reading "Basil Tomato Tossed Side Salad"
Parmesan Zucchini Chips There are two ingredients I use a LOT to create bariatric friendly recipes: zucchini and grated parmesan cheese. Let’s talk a moment about the beauty of zucchini- I love how versatile this low carb, low calorie vegetable can be! Many people have tried to zucchini noodle (“zoodle”) approach which I love. I … Continue reading "Parmesan Zucchini Chips"
Honey Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts Bariatric surgery patient or not….the hunt for healthy vegetable side dishes that aren’t canned green beans is a real struggle. I love adding vegetables to my protein entree but doesn’t it feel like all the energy goes into the entree that you don’t really want to make a whole other recipe for … Continue reading "Honey Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts"
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing Weight Loss Surgery patients can never have enough options when it comes to flavor blends. The diet can get boring focusing on lean protein and vegetables without some KICK, some SPICE, some EXCITEMENT! Lemon may not sound like the most exciting flavor in the world…but oh my goodness…can it change EVERYTHING … Continue reading "Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing"
Bariatric Friendly Cream Hot Cocoa At the time I write this post, we have hit our first truly chilly day of the season. The high will be 56 today and it is WINDY! Already the desire for a warm and cozy drink is dancing in our heads! Bariatric surgery patients – this is a great … Continue reading "Bariatric Friendly Creamy Hot Cocoa"
Hummus Crusted Pork Tenderloin This recipe can also be found in my cookbook! BEST FORK FORWARD: Everyday Dinners After Weight Loss Surgery Many of my WLS patients ask me where hummus falls into the bariatric diet. Is it a protein? Does that count? Such a great question. I treat hummus as a “fat” source on … Continue reading "Hummus Crusted Pork Tenderloin"