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Inspired Air Fryer Sausage Balls

Inspired Air Fryer Sausage Balls

Susan Maria Leach  /  12/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

We all receive invitations to holiday mixers and gatherings and it is always a nice idea to walk into the door holding a dish of something to share with the revelers. I make it a point to take food that I am able to eat, BUT that tastes great so others can enjoy as well.

Oatmeal Almond Crisps sugar free

Oatmeal Almond Crisps sugar free

Susan Maria Leach  /  11/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

These sugar free cookies are excellent with a mug of YUM No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate on a chilly evening with your family! These cookies are not a calorie free food but they are an excellent holiday cookie to share with friends and loved ones.

Strawberry Jam Bars sugar free

Strawberry Jam Bars sugar free

Susan Maria Leach  /  11/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

I have a bag of Pecan Meal in my freezer procured on a trip to a Pecan Grove in Georgia last fall that feature a touch of Southern Pecan goodness. You can choose any flavor of Jam you would like, I had half a jar of Smuckers Sugar Free Strawberry! So I made Strawberry Jam Bars in my kitchen.

Apricot Hazelnut Streusel Bars, No Added Sugar

Apricot Hazelnut Streusel Bars, No Added Sugar

Susan Maria Leach  /  11/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

When we were getting ready to trim our own Christmas Palm tree, I decided that we needed some warm Christmas bar cookies to nibble with a mug of warm Inspire Dutch Chocolate Cake protein fixed as hot cocoa. Sure it was 75 degrees here in Florida, but holiday spirit isn’t about the temperature.

10 WLS Friendly, No/Low Carb, EASY & TASTY Party Foods

10 WLS Friendly, No/Low Carb, EASY & TASTY Party Foods

Susan Maria Leach  /  11/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

It's not fun to arrive at a party or gathering to discover there isn't any bariatric friendly food for you to eat. It's hard enough staying away from Cape Cod Potato Chips, Frozen Deep Fried Convenience Food trays, Little Sandwiches, Party Sub Ring, Chicken Wing Platters, Sushi Roll trays OR ENTIRE TABLES OF COOKIES AND DESSERTS... but when you don't have a choice, you have effectively succeeded in sabotaging yourself.

Artichoke Parmesan Spread

Artichoke Parmesan Spread

Susan Maria Leach  /  11/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

This is a more flavorful lighter version of the hot dip on many menus. Mine is heavy on the artichoke and parmesan, contains ZERO cream cheese, yet tastes fantastic. All the flavors and creaminess of the original but without the five pound weight gain!

Warm Brie with Preserves & Almonds

Warm Brie with Preserves & Almonds

Susan Maria Leach  /  11/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

This is such a simple dish to take to a party or to serve at home. It takes ten minutes to put together, and when served at a party with crackers, sliced mini bell peppers, cucumber rounds, or even thinly sliced apples it is both satisfying and delicious.

No Added Sugar EGGNOG - Ahhhhhh mazing!

No Added Sugar EGGNOG - Ahhhhhh mazing!

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

This tastes EXACTLY like the supermarket kind and takes 2 minutes. Make sure you buy a whole nutmeg to grate into and on top of this as that is the key to the flavor. There are packets of walnut looking whole nutmeg for .99 cents, Badia brand... in the spice section. Felix Navidad.

Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip

Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip

Susan Maria Leach  /  10/2/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Once you make this, you won't be able to eat the grocery store stuff from a shelf-stable bottle ever again. This is the ultimate Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip and it's actually GOOD for you. Greek yogurt is the key!

Party Food At Goal!

Party Food At Goal!

Susan Maria Leach  /  10/2/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

There are fresh wonderful choices that tickle the taste buds now that we no longer inhale our food in front of a TV or from the styrofoam container. Make your new choices from protein and healthy carbs. Be happy about the great food you CAN have... don't be sad about not eating bad choice foods.

Warm No Sugar Cranberry Sippers

Warm No Sugar Cranberry Sippers

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/30/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

A really nice holiday drink that makes everyone feel as if they are part of the festivities... bariatric and diabetics can be left out of all the 'sugared' goodies, but this warm drink is calming, soothing, and really delicious.

Crunchers Party Mix!

Crunchers Party Mix!

Susan Maria Leach  /  9/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Next time you've got a gathering of friends break out a pretty bowl of Crunchers Party Mix to nibble and enjoy enjoy enjoy knowing you aren't cheating, you are participating! Guests will love it too. Mmmmm, salty, sweet, a touch of spice, nuts... perfect!

Dips Without Chips?

Dips Without Chips?

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/28/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Survey says PLANNING is how post ops remain at goal. They don't eat chips and dip during the football game just because they have a craving or have lost all their weight... they happily live with the changes that got them to goal for life.