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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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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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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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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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

Directions:
Mix all ingredients […]

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