The secret to this dish is red lentils do not have skins, so they're tender in 20 minutes, a bowl of golden goodness.
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!
Simmer a tender pork roast all day and serve with a slightly sweet and tangy sauce for a dinner that's Lip-Smacking' Good!
Easy. Tasty. Fast. Chicken and vegetables on a stick. Make a lovely cucumber tomato salad and you have bariatric perfection on a plate.
Chinese food is super delicious BUT not Bariatric Friendly because the sauces are often very high in sugar and many of the chicken or beef bites are deep-fried before being tossed with the sauce.
It is not arbitrary that you have been told to eat purées for a period of time - you have just had 85% of your stomach removed and have miles of staples creating your new stomach pouch.
IF you are searching for a way to make that jump from smooth creamy pureés to soft foods and have NO idea how to do it, please let me give you the gift of this recipe. It is a technique for braising that you can have in your pocket for the rest of your life. This meal is soft and delicious and makes chicken easy to eat for ANYONE. I promise.
We all look for a supper that is fast, delicious and has some nutritional merit. This is a wonderful meal even if you were not running short on time - that you can throw it together in five minutes is a gift.
Patients who have had a surgical weight loss procedure, whether the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Banding, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, require close monitoring of nutritional status, physical and mental well being for the rest of our lives.
Left undiagnosed, a B1 deficiency can lead to loss of feeling in fingers and toes, then progress to coma and even death.
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!
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One of the most delicious meals you will ever make! It takes just minutes. Truth.
Here is a winner for your Bariatric favorites. Moist and Juicy Chicken Burgers with a snappy herb flavor. Serve on Iceberg or Butter Lettuce leaves with Creamy Sriracha Sauce!
I hiccup after I've been eating for a bit, does that happen to anyone else?
All foods are not created equal. In fact, some foods should not be labeled food but rather consumable product or 'edible, but void of nourishment'.
Warm Chinese Chicken Salad
This is the easiest way to cook a meal that happens to be one of the tastiest as well. Throw it all on a sheet pan or in this case, a grill pan and throw it into a screaming hot oven. - Susan Maria
My bariatric friendly version combines Lit'l Smokies, Smucker's Sugar-Free Grape Jam and G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce - all 3 found at Walmart. Boom. Lick your fingers good.
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!
Only a Bariatric Post op can turn SALAD into a 'bacon cheese ranch' fat bomb and not even realize what they've done.
If you ‘don’t cook’ that notion has to end. After bariatric surgery you cannot rely on fast food, convenience store food, frozen food and take out.
I just read a great post in our Facebook Support group that made me sad.
THE INSPIRE DIET
SOME DIETS DO WORK!
GET BACK ON TRACK WITH THE INSPIRE DIET
I wish I could push a button and be a size 10 with no backfat, eat what I wanted and lay around in the evenings watching TV or goofing off on Facebook... I wish... I wish... I wish... fat chance.
Try the Inspire Diet NOW & Lose Weight.
WHAT’S THE INSPIRE DIET?
I knew it would take more than just a food plan, as there are no more magic buttons beans or pills left after you have had bariatric surgery. It takes hard work and I don't mean it in the 'surgery is hard work' regard. Here are some important things we have to handle before we get to the Inspire Diet.
HOW DO YOU GET BACK ON TRACK?
In 2005, Kelly Bruning made a spectacular plunge from nearly 400 pounds to 194. But... as it happens, life then got a little out of control and after a slow 8 year climb back up to 286 pounds, she came to a point where she said enough.
Janice makes 'Happy Birthday 64' look Slim, Youthful, and FANTASTIC!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I say it's worth 194 pounds plus a long story ?
All giddy with excitement because you are still *loosing weight* while eating foods that you love that you know created your morbid obesity... is stupid.
What do we do about taking protein powder on a flight? Cruise? Out of the country?
This is a very common question in our Facebook Groups, so don’t feel bad if you’ve wondered this too!
Make both desserts ahead of time and using a small ice cream scoop sandwich a scoop between two little cookies. People will gobble them up before you can create a full tray!
I am a really good cook and some of the meals that some of you prepare and post in our BE Support Group on Facebook are EXHAUSTING.
After a quick roast, the berries have the most wonderful concentrated strawberry flavor and thick sweet natural syrup.
That word? Fatbrain.
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