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This Week’s Goals and Meal Plan (WITH BONUS RECIPES)!

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Goals are SO important! In every stage of life – personal, fitness, eating, business. Without them, we’re just flying by the seat of our pants. And for someone who lives with food addiction and has […]

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Recipes! BARIATRIC FRIENDLY PANCAKES!

December 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

We made pancakes!
Check out our video cooking up these babies here!

Sue’s More Traditional Pancake Recipe
1 C almond flour
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 T no-calorie sweetener (we used Splenda)
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 C pecans
2 T coconut […]

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Brand New Video! Nana Puddin’!

December 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

Check our our latest video here!
And HERE’S THE RECIPE!
Slap Yo’ Mama Nana Puddin’
(Our version of Paula Deen’s Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding)
4 servings
2 sugar free vanilla pudding cups (any brand works)
1/2 C softened cream cheese
1 […]

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Life After WLS – Surviving the Liquid and Pureed Phases

February 23rd, 2016|2 Comments

Welcome to our new blog series, “Life after WLS”! We are happy to have you here! This series is going to focus on what life is like after bariatric surgery, from the time you come […]

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Meatballs with Zucchini Ribbons

August 18th, 2015|1 Comment

This dish is not only delicious, it’s also healthy, protein-rich, and pretty simple to make! Zucchini is a staple in many bariatric and low-carb eating plans, and meatballs are always a great way to get […]

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Tasty Tuesday! Spring Rolls

April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer, the birds are singing in the trees, and the rains are a-fallin’! 
When Jen was a little girl, we lived next to an amazing Vietnamese couple. The woman […]

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Tasty Tuesday! How To Make Won-Ton Cups – STEP BY STEP!

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

We hope you found this pictorial helpful!
What do you fill YOUR won ton with? Visit our Facebook Group or shoot us an email at SevenBitesShow@gmail.com and let us know!

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Fajita Chicken Salad

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This is a no-cook meal that is so simple and easy ANYONE can do it. Check your produce department for pre-sliced veggies to make it even simpler!

1 bag frozen pre-seasoned chicken strips, thawed
2 bell peppers […]

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Avocado Mousse

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This recipe is for the adventurous, but is really rich and deeply chocolatey! This is also a great one for those that are clean-eating or paleo (substitutions for these lifestyles are offered in the ingredients […]

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Lime Ricotta Cream

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

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Chocolate Ricotta Cream

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Pumpkin Pie Bites in Filo Cups

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Retribution Stew

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Bariatric Cooking 101: Let’s Do Lunch!

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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. […]

Pudding Parfait

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Low-Carb Pumpkin Muffins with Homemade Whipped Cream

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Chicken Lasagna Roll-Up

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Meat-za Bites

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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. […]

Bariatric Friendly Pizza – Three Ways!

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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.
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Peach Pie Bites

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Bariatric Scrambled Eggs (Soft-Foods Eggs)

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

How To Boil Shrimp

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Stuffed Squash

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 – […]

Green Chili Chicken Stew

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Protein Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Sue’s Protein Blueberry Smoothie

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Jen’s Protein Peach Smoothie

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

Emily’s Chicken Arms

February 23rd, 2015|2 Comments

Jen’s daughter Emily is a “Chicken-Arm” conoisseur! She’s also a budding cook and loves to come up with her own flavor combinations and recipes. This is one of her favorites and she uses it on […]

Cinnamon Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

So Jennifer has this friend that swears that the proper accompaniment for cinnamon ice cream is pickles. We’re not sure about that, but the peaches sure to well with it! The combination of the warm […]

Sue’s Bacon Wrapped Jalepeno Poppers

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

We had you at bacon. Or jalepenos. Or cheese … In any case, these are a favorite of lumberjacks, electricians, and producers everywhere. Be sure to use FRESH jalepenos for the best punch!

Cut slits […]

Sue’s Mock-A-Roni Salad

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This colorful and healthy dish is a crowd-pleaser! In one version we add salami and two colors of bell pepper. This can be made so many different ways, use your imagination and make it […]

The Roadkill Seasoning

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Jen and Sue both have their own versions of this recipe, and (for once) Sue’s is LESS complicated than Jen’s! Both are delicious, however, and really enhance the flavor of whatever savory dish you’re making.
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Jen’s Super Sliders

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This receipe is so quick and easy – and SO delicious!

1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
1/4 C bottled steak sauce of choice
cheddar cheese that has been sliced into 1/4 in. thick slices and cut […]

Jen’s Zucchini Lasagna

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This is a little different in the way of recipes. This particular recipe is for a single serving, so there’s going to be a lot of “pre-prep” going on. For example, slicing the zucchini and […]

Chicken Fajita Rolls-Ups

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

One of the things we love the most about this recipe is it’s versatility! This works equally well with flank steak or boneless pork chops for the protein and you can easily change up the […]

Sue’s Almond Flour “S’muffins”

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This is a great alternative to the usual eggs we have for a low-carb breakfast. Bonus! These are gluten- and sugar-free as well! Sue’s favorite is the apple, Jen’s is the blueberry and Jen’s nut-hating […]

Jen’s Avacado Salad with Shrimp

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This is a great summer salad! The way it is now, it would be a side dish. Add more shrimp or other protein and it makes a great main course! **TIP** If you don’t like […]

How to Boil an Egg

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Eggs are an amazing protein to have on hand. A lot of bariatric patients don’t keep boiled eggs on hand because they just don’t know how to do it! Here’s how WE do it!

Ingredients

Eggs
Water

Put […]

Sue’s Green Chili Egg Casserole

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This delicious casserole can be made in a large dish for a family meal or pot-luck, or can be made in bites for single-serve deliciousness!

Ingredients:

9 eggs
2 C cheese – we used a mixture of […]

Sue’s Irish Stout Braised Beef Ribs

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

2 lbs Beef Short Ribs
2 onions, sliced
1 can Guinness or other Irish stout beer
1 box beef broth
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat 2 tsp oil in a skillet and heat over high heat. Add ribs […]

Sue’s Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so simple and easy, literally anyone can make them. Don’t like beer? Use a sugar-free soda instead!

1 Box Sugar Free Cake Mix
1 Can Guinness Irish stout beer

Combine […]

Jen’s Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

I love the variety of baking mixes on the market for people that are living the gluten free lifestyle. Here I used a chocolate mix that I found (product review coming soon!) and replaced some […]

Sue’s Low-Carb Green Chicken Enchiladas

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Jen was shocked when she tasted these for the first time! She’s someone that’s not a fan of green chilis – or so she thought! And the crew didn’t even notice the tortillas weren’t actual […]

Jen’s Shrimp Saute

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This is one of my personal go-to recipes when I’m home alone and need a quick lunch! And boy is it quick. Pan to plate in about 5 minutes! You can change up the veggies […]

Jen’s Shrimp Hearts with Garlic-Lemon Marinade

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

As Seen On: Episode Be My Valentine

Since doing this recipe on the show, I keep these little puppies on hand to munch on throughout the day. They’re a GREAT protein boost, and INSANELY flavorful […]

Sue’s Venison Medalions with Blackberry Sauce

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

As Seen On: Be My Valentine

If you don’t hunt or don’t have access to venison, a great substitute is beef or lamb – this recipe also works great with pork or poultry, though, so […]

Jen’s Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms for Two

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

As Seen On: Be My Valentine

This is the perfect side dish to share!
It’s so rich, you might only need 1/4 rather than a full 1/2!!
Vegetarians! This is a great main course because of the […]

Sue’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

As Seen On: Episode Be My Valentine

Sounds a lot more complicated than it really is! It’s a little time consuming, but it is a labor of love! Like it more sweet? Feel free to […]

Sue’s Cauli Mac and Cheese

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

As Seen On: Cauliflower Power

This is another favorite. The sauce seems complicated, but is really very simple – you just toss it all into the pan and let it go until it’s all melted […]

Jen’s Cauli-Tatos

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Seen on Cauliflower Power

This is one of our #1 most requested recipes! This low-carb stand-by gets a bit of a makeover to up the protein and give over-the-top flavor! For a portion control trick, mix […]