After bariatric surgery, you are going to have to make some changes to your lifestyle, and some of them might be seen as more serious than others. However, if you are in earnest about losing weight, then some of these changes will represent a permanent alteration to your life.
That doesn’t need to be bad news, and it also doesn’t have to sound so intimidating. For example, here at Bariatric Eating (BariatricEating.com), our specialties are nutrition and flavor, so that’s the aspect we’re going to address in this article.
There is a feeling among bariatric patients that after surgery, one needs to say goodbye to food in some measure or other. True, you will need to adopt a strict diet in the weeks and months immediately following surgery, and you will need to alter your diet thereafter, but there is no reason that bariatric recipes can’t be delicious - and filling.
Those who are looking for bariatric recipes and meals are often plagued by the idea that they might be sugar-free and high in protein, and for the most part that is true. What is also true is that you’ll be amazed with some of these recipes that you will find right here in our collection.
They are specialized to the needs of some bariatric patients, so as to meet their nutritional requirements, but they are also amazingly flavorful. Best of all, we have them neatly arranged by your interest. Today’s your lucky day when you can reintroduce yourself to flavor, so take a look at some of these before you go.
That’s right, when you come to Bariatric Eating look for some flavorful solutions in meals you don’t just need to stick to the meals themselves. We offer plenty of delicious and satisfying solutions in appetizers as well. Some of these are so bursting with colors and flavors that you will have to try them yourself just to experience the difference.
Try out a complex and wildly satisfying appetizer like our Mini Rolled Cheese Balls that are just waiting to become your next favorite. Nothing but a delightful mixture of goat cheese (or port wine cheese) rolled up into a ball after adding some parsley, chopped walnuts, and craisins. It has a little bit of everything. Sweet, savory, and satisfying, with the filling body of cheese as the backdrop, these are the perfect introduction to an even better meal.
Or maybe you would like something with more meat like our Chicken Sticks with Balsamic Tomato Drizzle. Just like our mini cheese balls, these are bursting with a complex array of flavors and are a sight to take in as well. They say you eat first with your eyes, and if any recipe illustrates that, it just might be this one.
In this dish, chicken takes center stage before being accented beautifully by tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Sweet, salty, and filling, this is the kind of appetizer that you won’t be able to get enough of. Plus, with lean chicken and vegetables as the focus, it is still low in sugar while remaining high in flavor and satisfaction.
These are only two of them, and we have pages and pages full of delicious appetizers that you just have to try. If you have completed the first stages of your day and are ready to get back with flavor, then you need to see our page on appetizers - then you can try your favorites before heading over to our collection of bariatric recipes for main meals!
With the appetizers out of the way, it’s time to let the main courses take center stage. An appetizer can whet the appetite, but without a delicious and filling meal to follow it, it can seem a little anticlimactic. Look no further than right here if you need to revitalize your life with bariatric recipes that will change your perspective on the effects of weight loss surgery.
What could be better than our Filet of Beef with Sauteed Vegetables? This is the kind of dish that meat lovers will appreciate, though it wants nothing in the way of flavor from its medley of sauteed vegetables. Filet mignon, sauteed in butter and accented with accompanying yellow peppers and zucchini, finished with overtones of rosemary makes this a dish worthy of applause. No one thinks of beef when they think of classic healthy eating, and yet here it is - lean, high in protein, and sky high in flavor!
Then again, for shellfish lovers, we offer specialty recipes like our Smoky Grilled Shrimp with Cucumber Radish Salad. Garlic, lime, and smoked paprika turn shrimp - already a delectable treat - into a sublime dish that will refresh your taste bud. The radish and cucumber salad on the side is more than a palate cleanser. It is rejuvenating, crisp, and full of piquant and spicy flavors. Need a break from the meat and want to focus on some fish? Give a recipe like this a go and see what it does for your appreciation for fine foods. As we said, bariatric eating can be as flavorful as the imagination permits!
Another highlight from our collection of recipes is our Summer Ricotta Bake, which, as delightful as it sounds, has no justice done to it from the name. Take a look at it from the link above, or better yet, try it!
This dish pairs eggs, ricotta cheese along with Parmigiano Reggiano with a delicious assortment of herbs together into one neatly finished package. Baked at 375 and topped with tomato jam, this is a dream for anyone who loves Italian food. Creamy, delicious, and filling, you simply won’t be able to believe this is a bariatric recipe.
Just like we said with our appetizers, this can only serve as a small sampling. There are so many other wonderful recipes in our collection that you simply have to try. Don’t just take our word for it because we highlighted these favorites; all tastes are different, and if you want to find something you’ll really love, you might need to do a little digging in our catalog. There are many more where these came from.
Who said we’d stop at dinner? No meal is complete without dessert, and here at Bariatric Eating, many of our recipes are just perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Get ready to be amazed, because just like with our recipes for entrees, you’ll hardly be able to believe that these are intended for bariatric patients.
Try out Skinny Strawberry Pie, and don’t be put off by the name! This is a pie that is as scrumptious to behold as it is to eat. All you have to do is take one look at it and your mouth will probably start watering.
There it is, in all its glory, and if that is not easy on the eyes then we don’t know what is. Just wait till you taste it. With a crust made of sugar-free shortbread that you will have to try to believe and a filling made almost entirely of rich, fresh strawberries (the fresher the better) and a little cornstarch to improve the consistency, this pie is a berry lover’s dream. Again, don’t be fooled by the name, because this one is one to impress.
Then again, you might like something tart and sweet like our No Sugar Lemon Bars. Again, as with our strawberry pie above, don’t let the name throw you off. These are bursting with flavor and are just as easy on the eyes as that pie - maybe even more so.
Finely and expertly crafted with a mix of flour and almond flour with a combination of lemon zest, lemon juice, and eggs and butter for the filling, no one would believe these weren’t the real thing. Sweet yet refreshingly tart, these are the kind of treats that you wouldn’t assume to be bariatric recipes. Yet here they are, and ready for you to make the most of them.
As with our other recipes, this is only a small sampling. We have many other fruit-based treats for fruit lovers along with highlights like our Apple Dutch Pancakes, Coconut Custard, and Chocolate Lava Cake, you won’t just find something to love, you’ll find something new to try every night of the week! Check out our collection of bariatric dessert recipes by the link above to experience the difference.
Other Delicious Bariatric Recipes by Theme
It doesn’t begin and end with the delicious recipes that we called out in the preceding few sections. Although we would love for you to check out the other recipes in our collection of desserts, appetizers, and entrees, we wouldn’t want you to miss any of our other specialties.
For example, we have collections of recipes organized by theme and style right here at Bariatric Eating. For example, if you know a bariatric patient who loves Mexican food or even another culinary specialty like barbecue, then you’ve come to the right place. You don’t need to give up on flavor or satisfaction even after weight loss surgery, and we mean to prove that!
Want an All in One Solution? Try Some of Our Meals
We’ll even take it a step further with what we can provide you in the way of delicious recipes. Let’s say you simply don’t have the time or the luxury of being able to go out and shop for all of the particular ingredients that make up some of our recipes, however excellent they may be.
In that case, you should be aware that we also sell nearly ready made meal solutions here at Bariatric Eating. We know you have a busy schedule and a busy life and adding to it doesn’t help things. That’s one of the reasons that you can find so many delicious hot meals right on our website that are easy to make - and excellent. The other reason is that we take pride in what we do and we are confident in our finished products!
Everything Else You Could Need
While you’re rejuvenating your appreciation for delicious food and getting inspired by some of the ideas you can find here, don’t forget to take a look around the website, as we offer much more than what we have so far revealed.
On our website, you’ll find collections of snacks and other treats that will bring back a dimension of flavor to your life!
In addition to the many foods we provide for bariatric patients, we also offer some of the necessities that patients need in the wake of surgery. For example, in the days and weeks immediately following surgery, bariatric patients will have to follow extremely rigid diet plans.
Oftentimes bariatric patients will take protein drinks during the liquid portion of the diet, and we offer some of the creamiest, smoothest, and most satisfying protein drinks right here at Bariatric Eating, developed with flavor and consistency in mind and patient approved!
In addition to the protein drinks we sell, we also offer a number of vitamins and other supplements that patients will need to take as a part of their new diet, according to the guidance of their doctors. Take a look at some of the supplements we offer here and you may be able to get everything you need all in one place.
Get in Touch with Us
Everything we do here focuses on preserving flavor and meeting nutritional needs. We know what it’s like to have to deal with unpleasant bariatric foods and that’s exactly why we have set out to produce the best meal solutions and snacks that we possibly could. If you want to learn more about our process, or how we do what we do, make sure you contact us today!
Remember, before trying any of these recipes you should always consult with your surgeon or doctor. All individuals are different and therefore no one person will respond to a procedure in exactly the same way as another might. Just be certain to take into account the advice and guidance of your medical professionals before you proceed!