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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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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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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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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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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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 and cold is an awesome contrast to boot!

Grilled Peaches

4 -6 ripe peaches
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut in half and […]

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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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How to Boil an Egg

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 your eggs into a saucepan or stockpot.
Cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil over meduim heat.
Remove from heat and put […]

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