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!
The secret? That it has fewer than 2 carbs per serving!
Remember being part of the clean plate club? Being told not to waste food? Thought so!
The flavors of Pizza in a high protein meal IN LESS TIME than if I heated up a store-bought cauliflower or that other kind of low carb pizza from an overpriced box in the freezer. Make this one FRESH instead!
Do not tell anyone how you made this or that it is made with a box of Sugar Free Jello Pudding mix. A simple yet impressive holiday dessert or birthday pie! My husband LOVES LOVES LOVES this pie.
Tender to eat, plenty of protein, cheesy, delicious, and since you are making an entire pie, one quiche lasts for several breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
One of the most common issues we hear about is late night food cravings and an inability to stay on track. We know why but the reason escapes a lot of post-ops.
Super Easy and reheat beautiful as long as you microwave them just 15 seconds at a time until warm. Be Gentle!
Pop a ham and egg cup into your microwave - 15 seconds twice, plate and eat!
Throw some chops on the grill until they are a perfect medium rare and pair them with a salad and summer corn.
This time we have added Oscar Mayer Natural Hardwood Smoked Sausage slices! Oh my my!
Omg... corn? Oh no, not evil corn. Yes, corn... cutting an ear of fresh corn into rounds gives everyone a taste and adds about 3 carbs to your meal. THREE CARBS! It's clean and fresh and flavorful and tastes so good with the pan juices. What a meal... try this one.
IF I ate this every day for a month I bet I'd lose 20 pounds. There is nothing in that pot that was responsible for my being 300 pounds. So many of you are afraid of vegetables and we would like to help you to not fear them. Some of you BM just once a week and believe it is normal. PROBLEM: No vegetables.
The flavors of a chili dog on a plate! But...GO EASY ON THE CHEESE!
Here's another budget friendly meal.
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.
When I posted a picture of the supper I served the other evening, I received a lot of positive comments asking for the recipe for the Blue Cheese Dressing that I make with Fage Greek Yogurt.
A Delicious Supper Shouldn't Take Forever To Cook! This Is Easy, Fast & Delicious!
The flavors are sweet and sour with cool and creamy textures. A super delicious salad you'll dream about.
You can put a plate of freshly baked chicken tenders on the table in less time than you can cook frozen processed ones!
This is an amazing question asked often on both our support group pages and one member summed it up perfectly!
No! Muscle doesn't weigh any more than anything else. 1 lb of muscle weighs the same as 1 lb of fat.
When comments are closed on a thread, no one should ever take it personally or think they’ve done anything ‘wrong’ as that’s not usually the case.
I had bariatric surgery in 2001 - back then there was SOY PROTEIN. Funky, beany, stinky, SOY BEAN protein. Yuk. You dealt with it. Done.
I didn't say anything bad, I was just trying to find out who else drinks the protein I buy at Walmart. I thought this was a Support Group!
As for liquid of choice. It is completely up to your preference and what your intentions are for weight loss. This is about being Mindful of Calories but you have to LIKE the taste too.
Most doctors say okay for you to have wine IF you are at least one year post op.
Lots of dietitians *believe* this is true, when it is actually NOT. The fact is our body sucks up the amount of protein that it NEEDS at any given time - it doesn't turn off or automatically STOP at 20g or 30g or 40g.
Relax, You’re A Staller! After surgery we all go through the same categories.
These foods are ALL bad choices that move you AWAY from goal. It is important to create a HARD LINE for yourself. Don't. Eat. Them. BOOM.
Many of us who have had bariatric surgery have these episodes and either think we are the only ones and generally have no idea what is causing them. I knew this happened to others, but after so many years post op was confused as to why I was suddenly getting whacked like this.
They gave him very little education and the psychologist should have picked up on how non compliant he would be. I tried to talk him out of it but he was determined.
If you have any doubt as to the unhealthiness of Chinese cuisine, look at the Nutrition Page of Pei Wei Asian Bistro. I wondered WHY I was so sleepy and sick after eating there and to my shock discovered that the Beef and Broccoli I chose had over 40 grams of sugar.
Super delicious. The best part is that its EASY... Stuffed Cabbage used to take hours... this is bubbling in the pot in 20 minutes.
You can use mussels and shrimp as I have chosen for this version, or create your own favorite, using scallops, clams, crab, or even a whole fish filet or cubes of a firm fish such as swordfish or mahi.
This sauce is perfect for the flavor of salmon but is also delicious with roasted tilapia or shrimp as well!
Supper inspiration from Fresh Market sale 'Sashimi Tuna Steaks - Two for $7.99'. Assemble this awesome salad in five minutes.
An easy, healthy, very tasty teriyaki sauce that works well with high protein scallops but is also excellent with shrimp or chicken.
Ricotta is a creamy, slightly sweet, fresh cheese that is the smooth Italian cousin of cottage cheese. It can be a new post op's very best friend.
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.
I am 7 months post op and my beautiful long hair is falling out in handfuls.
I had my surgery in 2001 meaning I am far enough out of surgery where I should be able to get all my protein from food - and in theory I can. However, if I did not drink an Inspire protein drink in the morning or during the day, I would be eating all day long. It's just too much food, even for me.
I feel better than I thought I would. I am looking down and can't believe this is my stomach - it's so flat. The doctor told me to not lift anything more than 10 lbs, but other than that what's the story if I feel good?
Many members of faith do not want to sit out when it is time for Communion but are concerned that they cannot physically handle the wafer or wine. We have the definitive answer for you.
Years ago, back when people had never heard of bariatric surgery, some doctors offices gave their patients 'bariatric cards'. These cards assisted us if we ever needed help in explaining our surgery for medical needs.
Ouch. Sadly this is an all too common comment written when someone PROUDLY shares a photo of their amazing meal in our Facebook Support Groups.
They are a perfect nibble to make when you need a plate of festive sweets to share at a gathering of family, friends or office folk. It is nice to be a part of the group and NOT sabotage your path to goal.
Follow the recipe step by step and you'll be proud of this wonderful dessert - and the smiles on everyone's faces.
One of my super powers, is that I can add enough flavor, also known as 'doctoring up' a quasi packaged food where no one really knows that it's not homemade.
I love these. It is very easy to make half a dozen at one time for snacking or lunches. Pure bariatric protein. Filling, tasty... a great meal.
Soft food stages can drag on for what seems forever unless you get creative. You can also make this dish with a jar of supermarket roasted salsa.
This version is a BLT - Bacon Lettuce and Tomato. It can’t get any better!
The classic chicken wing is even more delicious when roasted until crispy and browned
This No Sugar Teriyaki Sauce is great as a marinade or as a sauce.
Quick and easy to whip up for a special summer brunch with friends and family.
This is a great summer dish, so refreshing and cool. The flavors of Mexico in a glass.
Yep, from the folks who invented Cheeseburger Pie, we bring you Chicken Taco Pie.
This tastes as good as it looks and just fifteen minutes ago it was a rotisserie chicken, a jar of salsa, and cheese!
We have another chicken dinner winner! Tender chicken bites, juicy zucchini & kapow from the olives and pepperoncini!
Lots of great flavors pulled from the shelves and quickly combined in this stew with the flavors of Spain!
These simple chicken sliders come together in a snap!
Creamy, delicious, simple and fresh.
The flavors of cheesy pizza toppings stuffed into a tomato shell. Genius!
It is also very easy to make. Give it a try and it will be your 'go to' meal when you are short on time.
It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, supper, or at midnight when you just got home and want something good to eat.
The stroganoff sauce is delicious. An excellent family meal when paired with a dressed mixed salad.
This is a super easy "meal" that will leave a smile on your face!
Sometimes You Need A Cookie. Not A Box Of Them Or A Whole Bag, But Just One.
Little Sf Chocolate Cookies! Taste Like Brownies, No Flour, No Sugar!
I have not intentionally had any real sugar since my bariatric surgery in 2001. That's a long time. I use sugar free desserts to stop myself from flying off the rails BEFORE it happens.
We are talking about the Creamy Pineapple Soft Serve with it’s own Fan Club!
The Easy Way Out Is To Change, Not Have More Surgery!
Ummm, soft and tender and delicious. High protein, very low carb Ricotta Fritters. Watched Jamie Olive make this recipe with a much greater flourish! Here's the basic version I eat for lunch at my desk.
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.
I have often wondered if we are programmed differently.
Living with bariatric surgery takes dedication as life includes holidays, anniversaries, vacations, and parties with friends.
"My doctors office told me to get sugar free yogurt, but all the yogurt has sugar, even the plain kind!"
It’s All Greek to me
There are NO recipes for these, they are THAT simple.
Smoked Paprika elevates the flavor of the chicken cutlet to beyond, then fresh salsa turns it into a perfect bariatric dish that you can serve to guests at even the fanciest event!
Fresh Bing Cherries are everywhere. Try this simple salsa and you will look forward to cherries every year forward. The flavor of the sweet cherries with the balsamic is so good!
Really delicious and very versatile. I use a silicon mold with ruffled edges - keep an eye on them in oven as you want to remove while a bit jiggly in the center.
Master these few simple blends and you will never again consider dousing your beautiful greens with bottled goo!
I always keep the few canned ingredients on hand for this simple yet truly delicious dish.
Cooking eggs so they don't have an ugly green sulfur ring makes a huge difference! They look better, taste better and we are able to eat them.
Easy, good, fresh, delicious, fast! My favorite vegetable.
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.
This is how I like to make my Greek salad.
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.
We have taken the flavors that make a Wedge Salad off the chain delicious but made it with calories we can live with.
Perfect for hot summer nights!
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.
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.
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.
So Easy You Don't Need A Real Recipe! Get Creative With The Veggies You Have On Hand And Have Fun!
I love slowly simmered, soft smoky Southern style green beans.
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!
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