My Italian family has cooked this fresh tomato basil sauce for a hundred years. It's my favorite recipe and it has five ingredients! You'll never buy a jar of Prego again!
Everyone loves Italian Meatballs. Learn the secret to great meatballs without breadcrumbs and a fab family meal is 30 minutes away.
My Georgia born husband has occasionally tossed a plastic container of pimento cheese into our grocery cart. Homemade is MUCH better!
Easter means one thing to sugar addicts... its the season for the Holy Grail of candy, Cadbury Creme Eggs!
I LOVE THIS SHRIMP SALAD! Shrimp are soft and almost gelatinous, super easy to eat and super delicious with the Old Bay Seasoning!
THE BEST CHEESECAKE ON EARTH! Plus, it is easy to make. Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone. Perfect for holidays, parties, birthdays. You will be famous.
We offer strong opinions and guidelines for those of you considering a cocktail at some point after having had bariatric surgery. We have always felt that it's important to have an honest discussion about drinking so you can make an informed decision and be safe.
In my house, Cornish Game Hens are a Happy Meal! My husband smiles when I put a plate in front of him with his own little chicken.
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.
In our Facebook support group, we talk a lot about Portion Size and When to Stop Eating. People have trouble knowing how much food to dish up and whether or not to eat it all as so many of us are 'Clean Plate Club' members.
The arguments over using a straw are nuts, but we get it. The topic creates almost as much passion and drama as the ‘which surgery is best’ debate. Let us explain it to you.
Water is more important than you realize. Fact. We sit through patient aftercare classes, some quite extensive and just nod about the drinking water part. It's just water... Right? Wrong. Dehydration is the leading cause of hospital readmission after bariatric surgery.
The best stuffed peppers you will ever eat. Plus we have included an oven version for those who still use an oven!
Take our Quiz: Guess the Bariatric Deficiency! Dark Circles... Tired... Ice Chewing. Ten seconds...
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...
The term Soft Food is a medical term, meaning you are able to mash a food into the consistency of APPLESAUCE using only a fork. Not a lot of wiggle room there but some blow way past the limits.
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.
Hate to drop this bomb BUT... fruit smoothies slow your weight loss and sweet potatoes make you hungry!
"What over the counter med can I take for pain if I have had bariatric surgery??? I forget which one is okay!" Here are both short and long versions of the answer.
"Everything in Moderation", is it more likely before diving into a Grilled Salmon Salad... or a Pepperoni Pizza? Be honest with yourself and lets talk about this one.
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.
This dessert is GENIUS! Fresh berries in a strawberry jelly nestled in a sugar free cookie crust... no bake, BIG FLAVOR.
This is a good one! Taco Pie is a Kiss - Keep It Super Simple - supper! A pound of ground beef and four ingredients you probably have in your kitchen including Inspire Protein Kitchen Pancake Mix or NEW Everything Bagel Flatbread Mix – in 15 minutes you’ve got a delicious home cooked supper in the oven that your family will love love love!
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!
- Can you Eat Chicken?
- Hidden Valley Ranch PROTEIN Dip! Oh yeah, I said it.
- Don't Say Cheese
- The Inspire Diet: Easy Button for Weight Loss
- Make a Toasty Warm Cafe Bella Latte!
- Bariatric Friendly Supper: Skirt Steak, Southwest Beans, Tomato Salad
- Zucchini and Ground Beef - Fast, Family & Bariatric Friendly Meal!
- Quick Roasted Salmon & Vegetables
- SALSA FRESCA
- IS the Struggle Real?
- What is Your 'Go To' Meal?
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- No Sugar Lemon Bars
- MAGIC No Sugar Strawberry Ice Cream
- Suzi's Skinny Strawberry Tartlets