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Bariatric Eating recipes are written to professional standards - many published in 'Before and After' - the best selling bariatric book by BE founder Susan Maria Leach, nominated for 3 IACP culinary awards.

Crab and Cucumber Bites

Crab and Cucumber Bites

Really easy and very tasty. Perfect as an appetizer for a holiday feast.  It only uses a small amount of seafood, so splurge on real crab, or shrimp. Frozen crab...
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

At our first Before & After gathering at the Downtown Disney Hilton in Orlando, we held our special dinner at Wolfgang Pucks Grand Café. One of our chef-created, bariatric friendly, first courses was this amazing soup.
Holiday Pumpkin Soup

Holiday Pumpkin Soup

This is one of the most delicious soups I have ever tasted. The light curry spice and flavor of roasted peanut is the perfect with the silky smooth pumpkin.

TURKEY BREAST... SUPER JUICY & FOOLPROOF!

TURKEY BREAST... SUPER JUICY & FOOLPROOF!

I promise you that you can be a star and pass along a new tradition to your family by following these easy 1, 2, 3 instructions. You will have the most delicious tender juicy turkey that you have ever tasted. It's not magic, it's called a meat thermometer but don't give away your secret.

Thanksgiving Meal for Two

Thanksgiving Meal for Two

I have built a wonderful small meal for just Ty and I that doesn’t produce days of leftovers by choosing dishes that are easy to make in small amounts.
Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

This sauce is HEAVENLY! I start making it as soon as I see fresh cranberries in our market as it is wonderful blended with Fage Greek yogurt or spooned over pumpkin custard or cheesecake. I love tart-sweet and this is the best. Hard to believe just a couple of ingredients can taste this good!

Aunt Gail's Italian Sausage & Apple Lower Carb Stuffing

Aunt Gail's Italian Sausage & Apple Lower Carb Stuffing

The best stuffing you will ever eat. Excellent combination of flavors and textures that is lower in carbs as well. If I am going to choose ONE carb to eat at a holiday meal this is the one that is pouch worthy.

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Even those who say they don't like Spinach - this stuff is lick the plate good. If you are going to eat carbs, make them the vegetable kind. Use bites of this delicious dish to moisten your bites of turkey: a trick of bariatric eating.

Rolled Boneless Turkey Breast with Apples

Rolled Boneless Turkey Breast with Apples

Make delicious seasoned apple filling to roll into a butterflied boneless turkey breast. Roast to juicy perfection!

Southern Style Green Beans Slowly Simmered

Southern Style Green Beans Slowly Simmered

This recipe is for preparing soft, smoky southern style green beans.  And the only way to do it right is by simmering the green beans slowly with low heat.  A recipe that is not only delicious, it fits within the bariatric diet parameters.

Roasted Cajun Turkey Thighs with Pan Gravy

Roasted Cajun Turkey Thighs with Pan Gravy

It is often just my husband and I for a holiday meal, so even the smallest whole turkey is too large, plus we both prefer dark meat. A perfect solution is to roast turkey thighs for our holiday dinner. Plenty for the meal and leftovers too!

Super Moist Roasted Turkey. Breast Down!

Super Moist Roasted Turkey. Breast Down!

Make a super moist turkey that everyone at the table will love and a Bariatric Post Op will be able to eat! The secret is UPSIDE DOWN... you have heard about it for years... this Thanksgiving give it a try. The difference is unbelievable!

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