My Grandmother was the best cook, this simple salad is one that I remember from parties she hosted.
A member of our BariatricEating Support Group on Facebook asked if we could create a bariatric friendly version of an Amish broccoli carrot salad she loved that is traditionally made with a sweet tangy mayo sour cream dressing. Admin Alison Garcia took on the task and came up with a lighter yet delicious salad!
Sriracha is star ingredient in this easy sauce that really goes on anything, a turkey burger, steak salad, dipping sauce for shrimp, or sauce for salmon. Great stuff.
Even those who say they don't like Spinach - this stuff is lick the plate good. If you are going to eat carbs, make them the vegetable kind. Use bites of this delicious dish to moisten your bites of turkey: a trick of bariatric eating.
Fully loaded with all the right flavors of 'sour cream', bacon, cheddar and scallions, this simple dish will be the first to disappear at your family holiday buffet table. THIS is what bariatric eating is all about - making a delicious dish that is easy for you to eat that the family will also LOVE LOVE LOVE.
This sauce is HEAVENLY! I start making it as soon as I see fresh cranberries in our market as it is wonderful blended with Fage Greek yogurt or spooned over pumpkin custard or cheesecake. I love tart-sweet and this is the best. Hard to believe just a couple of ingredients can taste this good!
We are not going to really fool anyone, but this is a delicious dish in its own right! Our Faux Potatoes are the perfect texture. Yum.
A crunchy, golden snack, that is filled with fiber-goodness and can be flavored any way you like it.
Simplicity at it’s best. Blend a cup of salsa with grilled shrimp and have a meal fit for a King (or Mayan Goddess).
Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah), also called a Mexican Potato and Mexican Turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine and most commonly the plant's edible root.
Stuffed Mushrooms are one of the BEST party appetizers out there...but I make the best. Here is the big secret you need!
Keep an open mind! This colorful salad is sweet and juicy with a salty bite from the cheese, and makes a great addition to any summer cookout.
Rounds of Zucchini that crisp up very nicely in a screaming hot oven or toaster oven. Make a basket to nibble for a family movie. Warm from the oven they are magic and your whole family will love them!
Take a bowl of these to a bbq and watch them disappear. Super delish, easy to make and full of flavor. Plus they make your protein slurpy and moist - WIN!
This one is easy.
There is nothing like a fresh salsa to spoon over roasted, broiled, pan-seared, grilled chicken shrimp pork fish or beef!
A great Sunday backyard and poolside plan for the grill. Sausages, a trio of sauces and a big fresh flavorful salad... everyone eats well and loves your food!
I've created a low fat creamy mushroom sauce to coat the fresh green beans. The Alexia Onions are optional, but a few add incredible flavor and crunch. This is a really delicious version of a dish I have always hated.
Absolutely perfect for a holiday table. Squares of cheesy goodness with tiny bits of jalapeño. Cut and stack like a plate of 'brownies' and watch them disappear.
Quick and easy to whip up for a special summer brunch with friends and family.
This No Sugar Teriyaki Sauce is great as a marinade or as a sauce.
This version is a BLT - Bacon Lettuce and Tomato. It can’t get any better!
Having friends for a good BBQ dinner and not single bottle of BBQ Sauce on the shelf at Fresh Market had less than 8 grams of sugar per tablespoon and some had 15 grams.
The best salad you have ever tasted! Perfect Bariatric Eating when you add sliced rotisserie chicken.
When I started playing around with the idea of making a nice soft bun with cauliflower, it popped into my head to sprinkle the tops with a lovely coat of Everything Bagel Seasoning!
It is perfect tossed with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan or red sauce. Even faster version is to pan saute your zucchini shreds and heat them in half a jar of Mario Batali or Gia Russo sauce. It is delicious!
I love slowly simmered, soft smoky Southern style green beans.
So Easy You Don't Need A Real Recipe! Get Creative With The Veggies You Have On Hand And Have Fun!
Thin green beans called Haricot Vert and are super tender and perfect texture for bariatric. Cooked in boiling water for a minute and tossed with garlic seasoned olive oil they are perfection.
This is a delicious old/new way to serve this vegetable - cauliflower was just 'meh' before I rediscovered the way my grandma used to fix it.
Slice them for an instant salad - juicy tomatoes are the Queen of Summer. Pair with Italian sausage and you've got a meal thats all YUM.
Perfect for hot summer nights!
We have taken the flavors that make a Wedge Salad off the chain delicious but made it with calories we can live with.
Light, refreshing, and perfect to pair with a simple broiled shrimp skewer or roasted chicken tender that you brush with some of the same oil and vinegar used to dress your salad.
This is how I like to make my Greek salad.
I use this salad as a side dish for marinated cubes of tofu or chicken threaded on thin bamboo skewers then cooked on my nonstick grill pan.
Easy, good, fresh, delicious, fast! My favorite vegetable.
Master these few simple blends and you will never again consider dousing your beautiful greens with bottled goo!
This is one of my favorite things!
I am Italian and love love love zucchini! You are going to love zucchini when you taste this recipe.
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.
Sliced Steak & Cheesy 'Rice'. Learn to cook fresh food!
Zucchini noodles are hot right now.
What we LOVE about Mac & Cheese is the creamy cheesy sauce!
This one is Bariatric Friendly and Super Easy!
This delicious super flavorful yet mild sauce originally appeared in Before & After by Susan Maria Leach but it's too good to NOT feature here as well!
Rich with tomato and molasses - good old fashioned New England baked beans. Delicious with a backyard burger!
Everyone Loves Ranch Dip! In less than a minute you can transform plain yogurt into a delicious dip that EVERYONE will love! It's GUILT FREE. Scoop it up.
Salsa is one of my favorite foods. No chips though, I use a spoon and eat it from a small dish!
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