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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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 chicken, shrimp, and salmon (her three favorite proteins).

Juice of 3 large lemons
3-5 cloves garlic (depending on taste and size), […]

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Sue’s Mock-A-Roni Salad

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 colorful and tasty!

1 head of Cauliflower (choose the size you like we used a large one)
1 bell pepper of […]

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Jen’s Super Sliders

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 to slider size (optional)
slider buns or good soft rolls (optional)

Combine beef and steak sauce.
Using an ice cream scoop, portion […]

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Jen’s Zucchini Lasagna

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 browning the sausage would be done ahead. You can, of course, do this in larger batches, but the proportions we […]

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