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Purees and Soft Foods - Begin to Use Protein for Healing

Purees and Soft Foods - Begin to Use Protein for Healing

Susan Maria Leach  /  10/3/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

After you are doing well with eating soft smooth purees you will progress to soft foods which differ in that they are of a consistency what can easily be mashed with a fork. While is can be frustrating to be stuck in these special texture phases, advancing too rapidly into foods that are somewhat dense and hard can cause you to vomit and even result in food getting stuck.

Bariatric Tuna Sub

Bariatric Tuna Sub

Susan Maria Leach  /  10/3/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Remember when you were a kid and you hung onto that dollar because you wanted to make sure you spent it on something good? Same thing here. You don't want to spend your valuable pouch space on bread when the tuna is the protein star.

Minute Lasagna Roll

Minute Lasagna Roll

Susan Maria Leach  /  8/27/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

This simple two minute dish is easy to eat at any bariatric stage, contains high quality high protein, is low/no carb and TASTES LIKE LASAGNA! Do not be intimidated that we call it a crepe, its just an egg. Okay, so this is technically a Manicotti. Enjoy.

Bariatric Lab Tests 101

Bariatric Lab Tests 101

Susan Maria Leach  /  7/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Patients who have had a surgical weight loss procedure, whether the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Banding, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, require close monitoring of nutritional status, physical and mental well being for the rest of our lives.

FAQ: What's a Good First Soft Food? Italian Chicken in Sauce

FAQ: What's a Good First Soft Food? Italian Chicken in Sauce

Susan Maria Leach  /  7/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

IF you are searching for a way to make that jump from smooth creamy pureés to soft foods and have NO idea how to do it, please let me give you the gift of this recipe. It is a technique for braising that you can have in your pocket for the rest of your life. This meal is soft and delicious and makes chicken easy to eat for ANYONE. I promise.

Full Liquids - Your First Baby Steps with Food

Full Liquids - Your First Baby Steps with Food

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/31/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

The goal in this phase is to introduce a few calories into your diet and ready your surgically altered stomach and intestines for food. Doctors vary in their requirements for length of time in this food stage; some as little as a few days to as long as a month or even longer in cases. Stay with your surgeons prescribed timeline.

No Sugar Italian Sweet Ricotta Pie

No Sugar Italian Sweet Ricotta Pie

Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Creamy sweet ricotta pie always has a place in an Italian Easter Sunday feast. This dish is super delicious at breakfast, lunch or for dessert for any time of year! No crust, no sugar, very few carbs and pineapple vanilla is just the best flavor profile!