Bariatric Sized Grilled Pork Medallions

Steph Wagner

July 23, 2015

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Bariatric Sized Grilled Pork Medallions



I’m pretty sure just about anything can be made into “bariatric size.”

Okay, maybe not everything but this super simple recipe for grilled pork tenderloin is PERFECT for postop Gastric Sleeve, Bypass and Band patients. I made quick work of a pork tenderloin by using my kitchen shears to trim off any fat. Then I held the pork tenderloin steady with a fork and used my favorite knife to make cuts about 3/4 an inch thick.

Bariatric Portion Sized Grilled Pork Medallions


A giant pork tenderloin is no longer an overwhelmingly large looking piece of meat but instead much smaller which makes for two things:

1. Easier to cook….faster to cook. Yay!

2. Easy to portion out and put the rest away for lunches or dinners later in the week.

Mr. W and I both agreed the pork was tender and juicy and really didn’t need any sauce. I put spicy brown mustard, honey mustard and reduced-fat ranch on the table, just in case. We dabbled a bit and tried it with difference sauces – still agreeing it was great with nothing! I settled on honey mustard and he loved the spicy brown. Hey! Great news! You won’t get sick of leftovers when you can try it with different mustards!

As always, postop patients need to be certain to take tiny bites – the size of a peanut or even a pea. (Don’t eat peas. Peas are starchy.) Eat slowly and enjoy!

We served ours with fresh green beans. Pair this awesome lean protein source with a yummy non-starchy vegetable of your choosing. Be sure to have 2 bites of protein to every 1 bite of veggie!


Bariatric Sized Pork Medallions

Bariatric Sized Grilled Pork Medallions

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb boneless pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat
  • 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper


  • Heat a grill pan to medium high.
  • Slice pork into pieces 3/4 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle both sides of pork with salt and pepper.
  • Place on grill pan and cook about 4 minutes per side or until internal temp reads 145F.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 65kcal | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Bariatric Sized Grilled Pork Medallions
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 447mg13%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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