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

February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on This Week’s Goals and Meal Plan (WITH BONUS RECIPES)!

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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You Might Be An Addict

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on You Might Be An Addict

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the following in the WLS community.
“I’m not an addict!”
Or
“Addiction is for drugs or alcohol!”

Here’s the thing, folks.
You did not get to your pre-surgery weight by NOT […]

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My Whole 30 Journey, Week 1 Meal Plan and Shopping List for WLS

July 31st, 2017|Comments Off on My Whole 30 Journey, Week 1 Meal Plan and Shopping List for WLS

When I decided that I was going to go 30 days with “no junk” I honestly never imagined the response I would get! I know that regain is a HUGE issue in the WLS community. […]

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Jen’s Regain Story – And What She’s Doing About It

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Jen’s Regain Story – And What She’s Doing About It

One of the things I love the most about Facebook is the “On This Day” app. Have you seen it? It takes you back through years of Facebook that you’ve done on your page. I […]

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Jen’s VSG Surgiversary: Five Years and Counting

July 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Jen’s VSG Surgiversary: Five Years and Counting

It was five years ago today that I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) surgery for weight loss. When I went in that morning I weighed 285 lbs. I was 35 lbs. down from my […]

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Five Second Year WLS “Rules” That Nobody Told You

July 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Five Second Year WLS “Rules” That Nobody Told You

Weight loss surgery has become the norm, these days, with hundreds of thousands of obese men and women going under the knife to undergo one of the most significant medical moments of their life. Doctors […]

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I Should Have Stopped At ONE!!!

June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on I Should Have Stopped At ONE!!!

I should have stopped at one …
How many times have we said THIS in our lives.
Not just after surgery, but before as well.

Last night … I had a bit of a binge.
It wasn’t a HUGE […]

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Post- WLS Blog: Gonna Have to Face It, You’re Addicted to … Diets ..?

June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Post- WLS Blog: Gonna Have to Face It, You’re Addicted to … Diets ..?

Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am a DIET ADDICT.
There. I said it. I am as, if not more, addicted to dieting than I am to food.
I am always looking for the “next best […]

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Jen’s Life Update!

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Jen’s Life Update!

By Jennifer

 

Oh my WORD my world is changing right and left!
So many good things are happening, but good things bring change and shifts.
So, here’s what’s going on …
We’ve (my family and I) have moved.
It’s only […]

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March Challenge! TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!!

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on March Challenge! TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!!

Are you getting enough vitamins in?
Did you know that most of us don’t?
WLS patients tend to forget their vitamins after a while, and some stop taking them altogether!

What is the recommended dose? 

1-2 […]

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February’s Challenge! Self-Care

February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on February’s Challenge! Self-Care

This month’s challenge is a toughie for a lot of us.
Let’s face it – we didn’t get to the point of needing WLS by practicing self-care.
One of my favorite quotes comes from motivational speaker Eleanor […]

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How The “Body-Positive Movement” Looks In the WLS World

January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on How The “Body-Positive Movement” Looks In the WLS World

There’s a huge movement going on right now in the world, and that’s the “Body-Positive” or “Body Acceptance” movement. One of the things that people first think about with this movement is that it’s a […]

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Zoodles!!

January 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Zoodles!!

We took the guess work out of Zoodles!!

Zoodles (zucchini noodles) are a huge trend in the low-carb, ketogenic, paleo, and gluten free lifestyles. They’re all over Pinerest and Facebook and there are all kinds of […]

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January Challenge!

January 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on January Challenge!

Welcome 2017!
We love the new year – it brings about feelings of hope and change.
We are kicking the year off with our second challenge (our first one was Facebook-only)!
For the month of January, our challenge […]

**NEW** Mini E Cookbooks are Here!!

December 12th, 2016|Comments Off on **NEW** Mini E Cookbooks are Here!!

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COMING SOON!! New Mini E-Cookbook Collection!!

December 7th, 2016|Comments Off on COMING SOON!! New Mini E-Cookbook Collection!!

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new Mini E-Cookbook Collection!
Three cookbooks specially designed for Bariatric Patients  with a lot of fun and variety to keep you from getting burned out and […]

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Bariatric WOE’s Part 5: The Ketogenic WOE + 1 Day Sample Meal Plan

December 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Bariatric WOE’s Part 5: The Ketogenic WOE + 1 Day Sample Meal Plan

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), […]

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Recipes! BARIATRIC FRIENDLY PANCAKES!

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Recipes! BARIATRIC FRIENDLY PANCAKES!

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! Bariatric Pancakes!

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Brand New Video! Bariatric Pancakes!

Pancakes are back! We have two bariatric-friendly versions to satiate that craving!

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Brand New Video! Nana Puddin’!

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Brand New Video! Nana Puddin’!

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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Bariatric WOE’s Part 4: The Paleo WOE + 1 Day Sample Meal Plan

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Bariatric WOE’s Part 4: The Paleo WOE + 1 Day Sample Meal Plan

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), […]

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Bariatric WOE’s Part 3: The Plant-Based WOE + 1-Day Sample Meal Plan

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Bariatric WOE’s Part 3: The Plant-Based WOE + 1-Day Sample Meal Plan

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), […]

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8 Bariatric Rules We ALL Need To Follow

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on 8 Bariatric Rules We ALL Need To Follow

If you ask anyone in the bariatric community, there’s a good chance that you will get a handful of different responses when it comes to the “rules” they were told to follow prior to surgery. […]

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Bariatric WOE’s Part 2: The Standard Bariatric WOE + 1 Day Meal Plan Example

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Bariatric WOE’s Part 2: The Standard Bariatric WOE + 1 Day Meal Plan Example

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), […]

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Finding Your Bariatric Way of Eating: Part 1

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Finding Your Bariatric Way of Eating: Part 1

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), […]

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Jen: Getting Real About BED and Diet Obession

October 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Jen: Getting Real About BED and Diet Obession

It’s no secret that I’ve spent YEARS being obsessed with diets and dieting, always searching for the “next best thing” that will get me “thin” once and for all. For such a long time it […]

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Four Years Later … What Worked, and What Didn’t

July 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Four Years Later … What Worked, and What Didn’t

By Jen

It’s been four years since my VSG (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy).
FOUR YEARS. Woah.
I’ll never forget the day of my surgery. My friend (well … my friend NOW, then she was a stranger LOL!) put these […]

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Why I Don’t Support The Pouch Test for Sleevers

April 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Why I Don’t Support The Pouch Test for Sleevers

By Jen:

**WARNING** This post is a controversial subject in the WLS Community. Please keep your comments resectful.

I am not a doctor or nutritionist, all the information given here has come from my own personal research […]

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Motivational Monday – Am I Normal?

April 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Motivational Monday – Am I Normal?

By Suzette

Recently I have joined a couple of Facebook Groups that cater to WLS surgery patients.  One in particular is a very positive page and I enjoy just reading the post.  Occasionally I see new […]

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Life After WLS – What Can I Eat??

March 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Life After WLS – What Can I Eat??

One question I see all the time, forum after forum, group after group is the question, “What can I eat after bariatric surgery?”

And, boy, do I wish that was a simple answer.

Sadly, the answer is […]

Motivational Monday: Throwback Edition

March 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Motivational Monday: Throwback Edition

Sometimes it helps us to look backwards, in order to look forward.
Looking at where we once were and coming to terms with that can help us to realize how far we’ve come in our journey.
This […]

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Am I Normal?

February 25th, 2016|Comments Off on Am I Normal?

(Photo Credit JackieJean Photography 2015, All Rights Reserved)
Recently I have joined a couple of Facebook Groups that cater to WLS surgery patients. One in particular is a very positive page and I enjoy just reading the […]

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Wordful Wednesday: Addiction and the Art of Denial

February 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Wordful Wednesday: Addiction and the Art of Denial

By Jen:

Addiction is a funny thing, it is.
Sometimes it makes you want more.
Sometimes it makes you want to throw things out the window and scream.
And sometimes … Sometimes it hides away in the folds […]

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Life After WLS – Surviving the Liquid and Pureed Phases

February 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Life After WLS – Surviving the Liquid and Pureed Phases

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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A Living Sacrifice

February 1st, 2016|Comments Off on A Living Sacrifice

1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Do you not know that your body is a temple to the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought […]

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My Obsession and Why 7 Bites is So Hard For Me

January 28th, 2016|Comments Off on My Obsession and Why 7 Bites is So Hard For Me

By: Jen

One of the things I’ve been reflecting on in the light of the new year is the sheer lack of “work” I’ve done on this blog or on 7 Bites in general. I’m sure […]

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Wordful Wednesday #1: Is Fasting Appropriate for the Bariatric (WLS) Patient?

January 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Wordful Wednesday #1: Is Fasting Appropriate for the Bariatric (WLS) Patient?

Welcome to Wordful Wednesday! Our brand new weekly series! Each week we’ll discuss hot topics in the Bariatric community and beyond!
Got a topic you’d like us to discuss? Leave us a comment or send us […]

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My Trip To the Faire!

November 10th, 2015|Comments Off on My Trip To the Faire!

*Disclaimer: This post contains links to other sites. These are sites that I frequent personally so I can vouch for their safety. Please note that I am not getting ANY compensation for any of the brands or locations […]

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Cheese! New Episode!

November 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Cheese! New Episode!

Cheese has become one of the most prominent Bariatric staples. This episode, we show you some neat tricks to do with it to keep things fresh and interesting. As a bonus, BOTH recipes are completely […]

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Motivational Monday! It’s OK To Throw It Away!!

October 12th, 2015|Comments Off on Motivational Monday! It’s OK To Throw It Away!!

By Jennifer

“Clean your plate!”
How many times did you hear that as a child?
Or this, “You’re not getting any desert until you eat everything!”
How many kids are being made to feel like that have to eat […]

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Wonderful Wednesday! What’s YOUR Story?

October 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Wonderful Wednesday! What’s YOUR Story?

We are currently looking for stories to share!
Have you had a success with your WLS? Would you like to tell your story in an upcoming blog post or on our newsletter?
We’d love to hear from […]

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Tasty Tuesday! New Episode Plus Indoor Grilling Tips!

October 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Tasty Tuesday! New Episode Plus Indoor Grilling Tips!

It’s getting colder outside, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop grilling! This week Jen and Sue show you some of their favorite ways to get their grill on and stay nice and warm […]

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Motivational Monday: Quitters Never Win!

October 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Motivational Monday: Quitters Never Win!

By Jennifer

Staring at this computer screen, listening to Matt Redman serenade me with 10,000 Reasons, my heart is so full. I am so very blessed.

I have a story to tell.
A few weeks ago, well actually […]

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Bariatric-Friendly Salads!

September 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Bariatric-Friendly Salads!

Bariatric-Friendly salads are the way to go to get both your protein and your veggies! Check out Jen’s version of Pinterest-Favorite salad-in-a-jar and Sue’s jazzed-up Tuna Salad! Recipes up tomorrow!

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Cook With Your Kids!

September 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Cook With Your Kids!

By Jennifer

When I was younger, I didn’t cook with my mom the way I did when I was older. Rather, I cooked with my Dad! My mom was working her own business, and would often […]

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September 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on

Season 4 is back in swing! This episode we show you how to make the perfect won-ton cup – a staple in many bariatric kitchens. How do you fill your cups? Be sure to leave […]

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Why Do We Stall?

September 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on Why Do We Stall?

By Suzette

After having a conversation with my son, who is not a bariatric patient, I realized that stalls are the bane of the bariatric patients existence.

Well, at least they make us feel like we are […]

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Meatballs with Zucchini Ribbons

August 18th, 2015|Comments Off on Meatballs with Zucchini Ribbons

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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Who Am I?

August 11th, 2015|Comments Off on Who Am I?

I am not who I think I am.
I am not my fat.
I am not my flaws.
I am not everything that is wrong with me.
I am not my surgery.
I am not my weight loss.
I am not […]

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Changes Coming!

August 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Changes Coming!

Wow, it’s been so much fun doing 7 Bites! We love what we do and we love all of you!

We have some exciting new changes coming up to the format of the blog and to […]

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I Can’t Do It All – Part 2

July 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on I Can’t Do It All – Part 2

By Jennifer

I never intended for this to be a two-parter, as you could probably guess from my first post. But I had an experience last week that led to the realization that I still have […]

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There’s More To Life Than FOOD!

July 15th, 2015|Comments Off on There’s More To Life Than FOOD!

By: Suzette
When I began my WLS journey it was to lose weight I had been carrying around for 40 years. It was to get of unwanted meds and to be able to exercise or just […]

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I Can’t Do It All

July 13th, 2015|Comments Off on I Can’t Do It All

By Jennifer

 

As a work at home mom, I have a lot on my plate. Trying to homeschool my kids, keep the house clean, and run two businesses all while not losing my sanity is hard […]

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The Road We Take …

July 6th, 2015|Comments Off on The Road We Take …

By Jen

This morning I was thinking about the last support group meeting I attended.
We were thrilled beyond measure that our surgeon, Dr. V., joined the group.
It was amazing to just sit and talk with him […]

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Check Out Jen’s Interview With Brett Fairall!!

June 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on Check Out Jen’s Interview With Brett Fairall!!

Last week I had the immense pleasure of joining Brett Fairall of Paleo Update on his podcast.

Weight loss surgery is a TOOL, and when you misuse your tool, you will not be successful. This was […]

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

June 17th, 2015|Comments Off on NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

You asked, and we delivered!
Our first cookbook!!

Available for pre-order on Amazon.com for Kindle!

Print version available July 1st.

Nook and iBook editions coming soon!!

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Healthy Weight?

June 16th, 2015|Comments Off on Healthy Weight?

By Suzette
I know I had the discussion with my surgeon before my surgery as to what my healthy weight needed to be.  He gave me the numbers and that became my goal.  First to drop […]

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Direction

June 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Change Your Mind, Change Your Direction

By Suzette
This is a phrase we use with the granddaughter when she was just beginning to walk and get into everything.  I applies to our lifestyles just like it worked for the baby.
Right after having […]

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Do You Feel Like Giving Up?

May 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Do You Feel Like Giving Up?

Some days we look at ourselves in the mirror and ask why we started all of it to begin with.

We stare down at the scale that hasn’t moved in a week or two (or more) […]

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Fearless Friday! Finding Purpose

May 1st, 2015|Comments Off on Fearless Friday! Finding Purpose

Have you ever felt like you don’t know what your purpose in life is? Do you ever look at others and compare yourself to them? I want to encourage you today to know that you […]

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What Is “Recovery” and Why Is It Significant?

April 30th, 2015|Comments Off on What Is “Recovery” and Why Is It Significant?

By Jennifer

When I had bariatric surgery, it was strictly to save my life. I was in bad shape – at close to 300 lbs with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and sleep apnea (to […]

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Tasty Tuesday! Spring Rolls

April 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Tasty Tuesday! Spring Rolls

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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Motivational Monday: Changing Your Thinking

April 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Motivational Monday: Changing Your Thinking

By Suzette
Today I have been thinking about the many ways we WLS survivors have of getting into trouble and begin gaining weight.   Yes, I am at goal now but after my first surgery (lap-band) I […]

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I Worry About My Friends’ Choices …

April 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on I Worry About My Friends’ Choices …

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Tasty Tuesday! Grilled Corn – a Spring and Summer Favorite!

April 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Tasty Tuesday! Grilled Corn – a Spring and Summer Favorite!

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Motivational Monday: Are You A Caterpillar Or a Butterfly?

April 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Motivational Monday: Are You A Caterpillar Or a Butterfly?

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Jen’s View: How Obsession Fed My Addiction

March 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Jen’s View: How Obsession Fed My Addiction

I have been reading a book by Tennie McCarty called “Shades of Hope: How To Treat Your Addiction To Food. This is, hands down, the most important book I’ve ever read (except for the Bible). […]

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Fearless Friday! What Are You Going To Dare To Do Today?

March 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Fearless Friday! What Are You Going To Dare To Do Today?

It’s Fearless Friday, Friends!
Today I CHALLENGE YOU to do something BOLD.
I CHALLENGE YOU to do something OUT OF THE ORDINARY!
I CHALLENGE YOU to try something NEW and OUT OF THE BOX!
Step outside your comfort zone […]

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Jen’s View: Re-Learning How to Cook and Eat

March 12th, 2015|Comments Off on Jen’s View: Re-Learning How to Cook and Eat

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Baby Steps

March 11th, 2015|Comments Off on Baby Steps

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

March 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Tasty Tuesday! How To Make Won-Ton Cups – STEP BY STEP!

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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It’s Not All About The Food

March 9th, 2015|Comments Off on It’s Not All About The Food

By Suzette
Many times we get caught up in social media sites that have recipes for every kind of food that a bariatric patient can eat.  Some are very insightful, and some recipes are barely acceptable. […]

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Are You Thinking About Bariatric Surgery?

March 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Are You Thinking About Bariatric Surgery?

No Cook Night! Bariatric Friendly Fajita Chicken Salad

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on No Cook Night! Bariatric Friendly Fajita Chicken Salad

Fajitas are a favorite. We took it and changed it slightly to turn it into a refreshing, fresh salad! Don’t like it cold? Feel free to heat it up!

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Fajita Chicken Salad

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Fajita Chicken Salad

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|Comments Off on Avocado Mousse

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|Comments Off on 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 […]

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Chocolate Ricotta Cream

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Pumpkin Pie Bites in Filo Cups

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Turkey Roll-Ups

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Turkey Roll-Ups

I developed this recipe for people who do not cook so that they would have a simple put together recipe for thanksgiving. There are lots of options with this and because it is so […]

Retribution Stew

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Bariatric Cooking 101: Let’s Do Lunch!

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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. […]

Pudding Parfait

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Low-Carb Pumpkin Muffins with Homemade Whipped Cream

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Chicken Lasagna Roll-Up

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Meat-za Bites

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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. […]

Bariatric Friendly Pizza – Three Ways!

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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.
[…]

Peach Pie Bites

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Bariatric Scrambled Eggs (Soft-Foods Eggs)

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

How To Boil Shrimp

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Stuffed Squash

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 – […]

Green Chili Chicken Stew

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Protein Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Sue’s Protein Blueberry Smoothie

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Jen’s Protein Peach Smoothie

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 […]

Sue’s Blackberry Tea

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Sue’s Blackberry Tea

This is such a delicious and refreshing beverage and perfect for a hot summer’s day. You can either make a blackberry puree or a blackberry syrup depending on your taste.

Make 2 quarts of […]

Emily’s Chicken Arms

February 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Emily’s Chicken Arms

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|Comments Off on Cinnamon Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches

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 […]

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