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

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 (any color) sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 poblano pepper, sliced (optional)
about 1/3 C lime juice
about 1/2 C olive oil
fajita seasoning to taste

Combine […]

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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 flexible it can fit a lot of different tastes. Never will Deli meat replace cooking your own turkey but […]

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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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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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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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