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Can you Eat Chicken?

I hear so much discussion about chicken... chicken breasts, chicken thighs, light meat, white meat, dark meat, can eat it, can't eat it, gets stuck, doesn't get stuck... wow!
Susan Maria Leach  /  5/22/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  5/20/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Don't Say Cheese

Don't Say Cheese

You are eating wayyyyyy too much cheese! This is not a blame game, but a testament to the fact we didn't know how to eat right and simply having surgery didn't magically infuse that knowledge.

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/20/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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What is Your 'Go To' Meal?

What is Your 'Go To' Meal?

My Go To Meal is a Two Egg Spinach Omelets - sometimes I paint them with sriracha hot sauce, sometimes I fill them with ricotta, sometimes BOTH. Today I was out of sriracha! What is YOUR Go To Meal?
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/29/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Pick up the ingredients on the way home from work and you can have this amazing Wolfgang Puck inspired supper salad - that features a rotisserie chicken - on the table in under fifteen minutes.
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/29/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Ricotta Berry Pie

Ricotta Berry Pie

This is a lightly sweet dessert that is also a wonderful breakfast or snack as it is truly a good choice food. It is also pretty enough to serve for a holiday meal when you are watching your calories. Everyone will love it
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/18/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Fast Chicken Cacciatore

Fast Chicken Cacciatore

So bariatric friendly that you'll be smiling after one taste! I love this dish, it's tender, flavorful and meaty, but it's also full of soft vegetables and stuff that's good for me.
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/10/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Who cares if this is good for you, its off the chain delicious! A great side dish for ham or turkey or steak or chicken... yum. 
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/9/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
BEST Pineapple Glazed Ham, No Sugar Added

BEST Pineapple Glazed Ham, No Sugar Added

Sticky sweet, pineapple glazed ham will put a smile on every face at your holiday table. Serve with creamed spinach and small roasted sweet potatoes. Thats all you need!
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/9/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/9/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
No Sugar Italian Sweet Ricotta Pie

No Sugar Italian Sweet Ricotta Pie

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!
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
No Sugar Carrot Cake

No Sugar Carrot Cake

Desserts are impossible to avoid - no one wants to sit without a plate while everyone eats dessert after a holiday meal... for the rest of their life. This no sugar carrot cake is a home run. It is super moist, super delicious, and because it's so darn good, it's all you need to serve.
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Pink Pickled Deviled Eggs

Pink Pickled Deviled Eggs

Never has a standard plain ole deviled egg been so enticing and unique!  The Secret Is That Pink Pickled Eggs Are Super Easy To Make And Turning Them Into Pink Pickled Deviled Eggs Requires Only A Little Extra Effort.
Susan Maria Nunziato Leach  /  4/1/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Pink Pickled Eggs

Pink Pickled Eggs

Happy Eggs! Deep magenta in color. My new favorite thing! I never ate a pickled egg before, it's not an Italian food. These are just beautiful! I want to eat these and so will your family.
Susan Maria Leach  /  4/1/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Pan Seared Lamb Chop Dinner for 2

Pan Seared Lamb Chop Dinner for 2

I cannot think of a nicer Easter Dinner for two or four. This is a 30 minute meal that is an excellent choice for a holiday or special occasion meal. This plate of food could be served in a very fancy pants restaurant! The cauliflower is out of this world.
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Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

My Georgia born husband has occasionally tossed a plastic container of pimento cheese into our grocery cart. Homemade is MUCH better!
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/25/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Susan Maria Leach  /  3/17/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/17/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/15/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
BE Keto

BE Keto

Keto keto keto… it’s all you hear about and it’s EVERYWHERE. If we did not have Bariatric Surgery, WE WOULD ALL BE ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBERS OF THE KETO KLAN. It would be the latest addition at the bottom of our long diet list.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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What Do I Order at Starbucks???

What Do I Order at Starbucks???

I’M GOING TO STARBUCKS AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO ORDER. HELP! This is an easy one. You know they sell COFFEE at Starbucks, right. Order a Venti Coffee. And, as a bonus I just saved you $3! Boom. Get the skinny on Starbucks... 

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/7/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Vanilla Egg Custard

Vanilla Egg Custard

Our most asked question is 'I just had surgery, what can I have?' The most perfect bariatric food for all post ops is this wonderful soft Egg Custard. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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St Patricks Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

St Patricks Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

After all these years, I've finally learned the trick to a gorgeous rich mahogany lacquered, meltingly tender, pepper crusted corned beef.  Proving once again, that old dogs can learn new tricks. Thank you Martha Stewart! This will be the best corned beef and cabbage you've ever tasted. Fact. 

 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/2/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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World's Best Meatloaf

World's Best Meatloaf

Not humble about this one. I make FANTASTIC meatloaf! Wednesday at my casa is often Meatloaf Night as the local Fresh Market has a weekly $2.99/pound fresh ground chuck deal. No bread crumbs as I have discovered that you do not need 'a binder'. My husbands favorite meal!
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/1/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup

Yes, it does taste like lasagna! We have had this recipe on the website for many years and it is one of the most popular. Not a lot of ingredients but the flavors scream Italian. Warm. Fennel. Cheese. Tomato. Perfect. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/22/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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The Truth About Bariatric Surgery

The Truth About Bariatric Surgery

In the beginning years of Bariatric Surgery, no one knew what to expect. There were no suggestions for meals, or guidelines, no real rules, and remember that the internet barely existed 20 years ago. There were just a few living breathing examples of post ops and the one we all knew was Carnie Wilson, of Wilson Phillips, remember her? 
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/21/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/20/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
3 Minute Taco Salad

3 Minute Taco Salad

Eat what's in the bag from home or cave and order take out with co-workers? Well, that depends on what's in YOUR bag.  3 Minute Taco Salad for the win!
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/19/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/18/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Skinny Orange Chicken

Skinny Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken is a Chinese Restaurant Favorite that does not work after bariatric surgery as its both deep fried and loaded with sugar. Ours has the flavors you love, without the No No No!
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/16/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Cheddar 'Tater' Tots

Cheddar 'Tater' Tots

When given a choice, people always choose the Tots! Easy, cheesy, roasty, toasty and delicious. DO NOT tell your family these are cauliflower, or they wont eat them. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/12/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Faster than a speeding Domino’s driver! This chicken fajitas sheet pan meal goes from the tray to the table in 20 minutes and is so delicious you will have a hard time paying $18 for this meal in a restaurant ever again.
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Top 10 Bariatric Mistakes

Top 10 Bariatric Mistakes

We asked our Facebook bariatric support group members a simple question about handling their hunger early in their first year or two. What they said will shock you! What we have to say in response is even stronger. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
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Hello Beautiful! Welcome to BE

Hello Beautiful! Welcome to BE

We know what Bariatric Surgery feels like because we've had bariatric surgery!

For years we've created, curated, and reimagined the best website, products and support for your journey. We are praised by the top bariatric surgeons and the success of our path to goal or losing regain is unmatched. No one even comes close! We are happy you have (re)discovered us!

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