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How do you eat your dip without chips? Let’s talk about… CARRIERS! – Katharine Warmerdam, Admin Bariatric Eating Support Group on Facebook
In my post op world, a carrier is anything that carries your food from your plate up to your mouth. A fork or even better yet, a SPOON are the zero calorie answers to the million dollar question:
HOW DO I EAT HUMMUS WITHOUT PITA CHIPS?
*Instead of pita chips, use crisp apple slices, sweet mini bell peppers, or romaine leaves. Boom. The Vegetables are your Hummus Carrier.
How do I eat Tacos without a shell?
*Instead of a tortilla, put your taco fixins in a bowl… seasoned beef, tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce, Jack cheese, drizzle with taco sauce and eat it with a fork! The Fork is your Taco Carrier.
How do I make a Sandwich?
*Instead of bread, roll your turkey with a sliver of Swiss cheese and a dab of mustard and serve with a few San Marzano tomatoes. The Rollup is your Turkey Carrier.
Where do I spread my peanut butter if I cant have bread?
*Instead of toast, put your peanut butter on a spoon. Cap the jar and put it away to avoid double dipping and over dipping, and then slowly eat it off the spoon. The Spoon is your Peanut Butter Carrier.
I JUST LOVE SPAGHETTI, HOW CAN I LIVE WITHOUT SPAGHETTI?
*Instead of pasta, put your delicious, lip smacking, flavorful sauce over a scoop of ricotta. Knock yourself out by sprinkling with Parmesan cheese. Mmmmm… it tastes amazing and is so much more nutritious. The Ricotta and your Spoon is your Sauce Carrier.
How do I eat DIP without CHIPS?
*Instead of chips or crackers, dip into your blue cheese dip, or Ranch dip, or hummus, or Mexican salsa with thinly sliced cucumbers or mini sweet bell peppers or crisp jicama sticks. All of the flavors of the creamy or roasted dip without the carbs. GENIUS… the veggie spoon carries your DIP to your MOUTH! The veggie scoop is your Dip Carrier.
If you think about it, the things that we used to use as our carriers did not have a lot of flavor. The flavor is in what we put ON them. So skip the high carb, bad carb, hungry carb carriers and go for the nutritious alternative. You body will say THANK YOU FOR THE SMALLER SIZE… WE LOVE YOU!