Peach Pie Bites

These delicious little nuggets of peachy joy are so worth the time and effort. Peach butter may be hard to find in your area. If that’s the case, you can substitute apple butter or peach preserves. You can also use apples, or any other fruit really, in place of the peaches to make your own […]

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Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon

Best. Soup. Ever. Period.

8 medium potatoes about 2 – 2 ½ pounds
2 leeks – cut into pieces
1- 12-16 ounce package of smoked bacon
1 (2 cups ) pint whole cream
1- 32 ounce box of chicken broth or stock
½ pound of good cheddar cheese ( I used New York Cheddar)
Salt and pepper to taste

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Bariatric Scrambled Eggs (Soft-Foods Eggs)

One of the first foods we are able to eat when we make the transition into soft foods is the scrambled egg. Many people make their eggs too dry and overcooked for the typical bariatric stomach. Our version is soft and almost custard-like while delivering a protein boost that is as delicious as it is […]

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How To Boil Shrimp

Boiled shrimp is a staple in many, many bariatric kitchens. Not only do they make a great quick, high-protein snack in a go, but they’re great to have on hand to toss into a sautee, soup, or salad! There are several ways to do it. Jennifer and Suzette both have their own versions. Here, […]

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Stuffed Squash

This dish can be modified to fit vegetarian diets just by omitting the bacon. For those of you on the soft foods phase, omit the bacon and cook the halved squash for about 10 minutes before putting the filling on, then continue the recipe as written. This will ensure the squash is soft enough for […]

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

This is a favorite from our local Mexican restaurant. The owner was kind enough to give us the recipe. We modified it slightly to make it more bariatric friendly. We have two versions here – the full recipe and a single-serve version!

Full Recipe:
1 pound shrimp – any size
1 quart of tomato juice with clam […]

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Green Chili Chicken Stew

This is delicious, healthy, warming, slightly spicy, and full of flavor!

1 small chicken, boiled or roasted, skin removed, and shredded
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can green chilis
1 can green chili enchilada sauce
1 can white beans of choice UNDRAINED
2 c chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil, coconut oil, or butter for […]

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Protein Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing

1/2 C Unflavored Protein Powder + 1/2 C Sugar Substitute (OR 1/2 C Vanilla Protein Powder + 1/4 C Sugar Substitute)
1/2 C Gluten Free Baking Mix
1 C ground almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
no-sugar-added pie filling (we used cherry)
1 tsp vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 325

Mix all ingredients […]

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Sue’s Protein Blueberry Smoothie

Protein drinks and smoothies don’t have to be scary! In this version, Sue gives it a blueberry pie flavor using real blueberries and ups the protein by adding Greek yogurt. This is a thicker shake and a little more savory. If desired, add some sweetener to the mix.

1 serving protein powder of choice (we […]

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Jen’s Protein Peach Smoothie

Protein drinks don’t have to be scary anymore! Jen adds peaches to this one. Using the vanilla chai flavored powder gives the mix a little bit of a peach cobbler flavor. If using plain vanilla powder, try adding a dash of cinnamon!

1 serving protein powder of choice, prepared according to package directions (we used […]

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