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 Chewable Multivitamins a day
1 B-complex PLUS 1 B12 supplement
Iron, Vitamin C and Calcium, if you are deficient
(PLEASE note – take […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|895 Comments

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 gadgets to help with making them.

Zoodle Tips:
*Sautee them instead of boiling them to help keep them from getting soggy and […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Blog, Episodes, Episodes|3,152 Comments

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 indoors!

Recipes:
Shrimp Kabobs
Grilled Venison Medallions
Caprase Salad

What type of grills did we use?
We used a tabletop grill and a coated cast iron […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Blog, Episodes|251 Comments

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 in protein in perfect portions. 

*NOTE – I use whole wheat bread crumbs in this recipe. If you are completely low-carb/gluten […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Blog, Recipes|1,111 Comments

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 was beautiful and loved children – Jen spent a lot of time over there as a kid!
She was always cooking, […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Blog, Recipes|282 Comments

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 […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Blog, Recipes|291 Comments

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. […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|246 Comments

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 […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|262 Comments

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 […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|975 Comments

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 […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|382 Comments