Lime Ricotta Cream

If you are someone that doesn’t care for or can’t have chocolate, this is the lime version of our ricotta cream. If you prefer, you can substitute the lime for lemon, orange, or another citrus fruit of your choice! Remember, if you add the lime juice to add it at the LAST MINUTE because otherwise, […]

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Chocolate Ricotta Cream

This is such a quick and easy recipe. If you have a food processor, it turns out unbelievable silky and smooth. If you don’t, then let the ricotta and cream cheese come to room temperature and mix it up with a fork. Either way, it turns out to be chocolatey goodness that resembles a good […]

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Pumpkin Pie Bites in Filo Cups

Filo cups are a bariatric dessert lovers dream. We can indulge slightly without the heavy feel of pie dough or cake on our tiny tummies! It’s okay to indulge during the holidays!

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

1 Box of uncooked filo dough thawed (takes about 1 hour)
½ stick of butter melted
1 pastry brush

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Retribution Stew

Because Jen’s Dad, brother, and daughter are all hunters, we always end up with enough venison to last almost a full year by the end of deer hunting season. Paired up with savory winter veggies such as sweet potatoes and parsnips, it delivers a hearty, soul-satisfying stew. Don’t let the venison scare you away, though. […]

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Bariatric Cooking 101: Let’s Do Lunch!

This is less a recipe and more some ideas. Bento-Box lunches are all the rage now, especially among the bariatric community. These are some ideas that we’ve had and that we’ve seen other people do. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!

Protein Choices (pick 2-3)
Cheese cubes
sliced cheese
Cheese stick
cubed meats
sliced deli meat
jerky
boiled eggs

Fruit/Veggie […]

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Pudding Parfait

Okay, okay … so this isn’t REALLY a recipe. But, like Donkey says, “Everybody loves a parfait!”

Ingredients:

1 container pudding
1/4 C whipped cream
nuts, fruits, or other mix-ins of choice

Layer a spoonful of pudding into the bottom of a pretty glass. Top with mix ins. Top with whipped cream. Repeat. Consume. Smile.

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Low-Carb Pumpkin Muffins with Homemade Whipped Cream

These sound way more intimidating than they actually are. They’re super simple, and the whipped cream is completely optional (although … why would you NOT want whipped cream, hmmm?). This is a crowd-pleaser and a kid-favorite as well. Jen’s son asks for thse by name!

Preheat oven to 350

Ingredients:
1 can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie […]

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Chicken Lasagna Roll-Up

Roll-Ups are a great way to sneak in extra goodness like veggies or cheese. They’re compact, fun, and easy to portion out. This lovely package of deliciousness is also simple to pre-assemble then freeze to eat later!

2 Boneless Skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise and flattened (scallopenied)
Sliced provalone cheese
Shredded parmesan cheese (about 1/2 […]

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Meat-za Bites

Once upon a time, there was a girl that loved pizza. So much so that she could eat half a large pie in one sitting. Then, she had WLS and couldn’t eat that pizza anymore. But she thought outside the box and put her favorite toppings together to make a savory, delectible bite that will […]

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Bariatric Friendly Pizza – Three Ways!

For many of us, pizza is one thing that is missed above many other foods. But it doesn’t have to be! We’ve found three ways to make pizza in smaller portions, using bariatric-friendly ingredients.

Pizza 1: Use a whole wheat or carb-friendly tortilla for a crust. Spread with pizza sauce or other favorite sauce […]

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