Life After WLS – Surviving the Liquid and Pureed Phases

Welcome to our new blog series, “Life after WLS”! We are happy to have you here! This series is going to focus on what life is like after bariatric surgery, from the time you come home until years out!

This weeks topic:
Surviving the Liquid and Pureed Phase

When you come home from the hospital it is likely […]

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Cheese! New Episode!

Cheese has become one of the most prominent Bariatric staples. This episode, we show you some neat tricks to do with it to keep things fresh and interesting. As a bonus, BOTH recipes are completely kid-friendly (my kids ask for the cheese sticks all the time). Enjoy!

By |November 10th, 2015|Episodes|366 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

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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Jen’s Protein Peach Smoothie

Protein drinks don’t have to be scary anymore! Jen adds peaches to this one. Using the vanilla chai flavored powder gives the mix a little bit of a peach cobbler flavor. If using plain vanilla powder, try adding a dash of cinnamon!

1 serving protein powder of choice, prepared according to package directions (we used […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|216 Comments

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 […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|172 Comments

Sue’s Almond Flour “S’muffins”

This is a great alternative to the usual eggs we have for a low-carb breakfast. Bonus! These are gluten- and sugar-free as well! Sue’s favorite is the apple, Jen’s is the blueberry and Jen’s nut-hating 6-year-old LOVES them with chocolate chips! Trust me when I say they’ll never know it’s almond flour!

2 ½ cups blanched […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|235 Comments

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!



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

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|344 Comments

Sue’s Green Chili Egg Casserole

This delicious casserole can be made in a large dish for a family meal or pot-luck, or can be made in bites for single-serve deliciousness!


9 eggs
2 C cheese – we used a mixture of cheddar and habanero jack cheese
3 small cans mild green chilis
1 T louisiana hot sauce (optional)
1/4 tsp ceyanne pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recipes|218 Comments