Bariatric Recipes


Premier Protein® Bananas & Cream – a Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Recipe!




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Have you heard all of the buzz about cottage cheese ice cream? It's all of the rage right now. We decided to try it but with the twist of adding a ready-to-drink protein shake! Our version of cottage cheese ice cream has three simple ingredients: a Premier Protein® Bananas & Cream Flavored Shake, cottage cheese, and dry pudding mix. It's super easy to make!

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Gumbo Dip Recipe: Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free

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Maple Chicken Sausage Patties Recipe, Only 103 calories!

Enjoy these Savory Maple Chicken Sausage Patties for breakfast or any time of the day. They are easy to make and are jam-packed with flavor. For just 103 calories, less than 3 grams of carbs, and 17.5 grams of protein, these patties are a great choice for your meal plan. This is a recipe that

5 Easy To Make Breakfasts Under 5 Carbs!

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Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

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Under 250 Calories! Pan-Seared Halibut with Lemon-Herb Mayonnaise

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Premier Protein Bananas & Cream – a Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Recipe!

Are you searching for a delicious cottage cheese ice cream recipe? Check out our twist made with a Premier Protein® Bananas & Cream protein shake!

Healthy Chicken Fajita Rollup Recipe, 27g of Protein!

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Tofu with Pad Thai Peanut Sauce-Only 225 Calories!

Thank you to dietitian Pitchaya Pattasema for developing and sharing her story for this recipe.   Growing up in Thailand, tofu was one of my favorite proteins before I even knew what protein was. Its soft yet bouncy texture adds some oomph to any dish. Did you know that tofu is great in Pad Thai?

Healthy Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Low-Carb Fish Taco Bowls with Avocado Slaw

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Delicious Hamburger Cups

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Premier Protein® Single Serving Strawberry Shortcake with 21g of Protein

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein® Welcome to a delicious and convenient way to satisfy your cravings for a classic dessert! Indulge in the delightful flavors of Premier Protein® Strawberry Shortcake in a mug. This mouthwatering treat combines the richness of a traditional strawberry shortcake with the added benefit of 15 grams of Vanilla

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Low Calorie Zucchini & Potato Cheese Omelet (with 22 g protein!)

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Chick-a-licious Fruity Green Salad

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Shrimp Burgers – Low Carb WLS Recipe

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High Fiber, High Protein Power Pancakes

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Instant Pot Ham And Beans

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Best Cornbread Dressing Recipe With Sweet Potatoes: Easy Thanksgiving Dish

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6 Delicious Dinner Recipes Under 250 Calories

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Premier Protein® Crustless Pumpkin Pie

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Baked Frittata with Tomato and Goat Cheese

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Clean & Hungry Chicken Nuggets

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Low Carb Breakfast: Egg White Short Stack

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Strawberry Kiwi Mixed Green Salad

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Strawberry Protein Balls, Macro-Friendly Recipe

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Easy, Flavorful Spicy Tuna Salad

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Easy Protein Packed BLT Chicken Salad

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Easy Mexican Lasagna Recipe: The Today Show Loved It!

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Spicy Thai-Style No-Cook Stir-Fry

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Baked Chicken Scampi Recipe – High Protein, Low Carbs!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Spicy Salmon with Jalapeno and Lime Recipe

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Fluff Recipe

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Healthy Southwest Meatloaf Minis

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Homemade Grilled Chick-fil-A Nuggets and Low-Calorie Dipping Sauce

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Cheesy BBQ Bacon Stuffed Chicken Recipe

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies with Premier Protein®

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Easy 20 Minute Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Recipe

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Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe – Easy Low-Carb Comfort Food!

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Low-Carb Double Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

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Slow-Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe

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Healthy Queso Dip Recipe

This healthy queso dip tastes amazing. It has all the flavor and none of the guilt! Make this dip with sharp cheddar and jalapenos, you won’t regret it. It is the ultimate lightened-up queso dip that’s made with real ingredients (no Velveeta here) and tons of flavor. This healthier cheese dip is the perfect addition to

Cottage Cheese Omelet Muffins Recipe

These Cottage Cheese Omelet Muffins are the ultimate healthy low-carb breakfast. Whether you’re following Keto or just looking for a high-protein breakfast, these delicious muffins do not disappoint. They are fluffy, flavorful, and beyond easy to make. On more occasions than I can count, I have thanked my lucky stars that I had a few

Raspberry Chipotle Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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3 Pepper Pork Tenderloin Medallions Recipe

A simple but tasty recipe, this 3 Pepper Pork Tenderloin Medallions is an easy skillet dinner you can make in under 30 minutes. Tender pork medallions and spicy peppers make for a delicious low-carb dinner any night of the week. Only 5.3g net carbs per serving. I use a mixture of hot, sweet, and pickled peppers and

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs Recipe: Low-Carb, High-Protein

These Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs are amazing! You can even have them with different dips and enjoy them with sauces of your choice. This is an easy recipe that gets ready in just the span of minutes and comes out super tempting and savory served with different garnishings. You could serve this recipe as an

Cake Batter Protein Balls Recipe

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Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies Recipe, Gluten-Free

If you are looking for a healthy meatloaf recipe, try this gluten-free Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies. It uses lower-fat ground turkey, almond flour, lots of veggies and spices to make a tasty weeknight dinner. This is also a low-carb meatloaf recipe too. My sister-in-law Gayle was the first person I know to make meatloaf with ground turkey

Big Green Stir-Fry Recipe: Serving Size is 3 Cups!

This is a delicious Big Green Stir-Fry recipe with a serving size of 3 cups! Delicious, nutritious and takes just 10 minutes of preparation. The carbs are from vegetables so it is a great choice for protein and vegetables. Protein + Vegetables + 3 cup serving = Satisfying and Nutritious! Big Green Stir-Fry Recipe Recipe by:

Appetizer Recipes for Your Get-Together Celebrations

Try some of these delicious appetizer recipes by Lisa Lillien of Hungry Girl for your get-together celebrations this holiday season! From classics like Barbeque Buffalo Wings to delicious Mini Mexican Chicken Meatballs, Lisa of Hungry Girl makes some great snacking ideas for the holiday season. Quick and easy to make with minimal clean up! Everyone

Appetizer Recipes to Celebrate the New Year

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Recipes for Your Healthy Happy Holidays!

Recipes for Your Healthy Happy Holidays! The Holidays are full of fun, family, friends, and food. Make your holiday get-togethers healthier with these desserts and sweet treats recipes! These recipes are courtesy of Linda Farnsworth of Eating Well Living Thin, Team Holly Clegg of The Healthy Cooking Blog, Kristen McCaffrey of, Corrigan Duffy of, Lori Newlon of The Bariatric Dish, and Carol Bowen

Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

I posted this Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole Recipe last year around the holidays and got so much great feedback! A few simple twists on a traditional casserole dish make this a bariatric surgery patient’s perfect side dish for a holiday meal or a hearty comfort dinner. I made a simple meatloaf when I made this again

Nine Healthier Desserts and Sweet Treats Recipes

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Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pudding Recipe

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Pumpkin Spice Power Bowl

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Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. There are lots of food choices but most of the time, they don’t align with your normal healthy eating. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these 10 recipes for you to try for a healthy Thanksgiving.  We hope you enjoy these recipes for your Thanksgiving celebrations. These recipes

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

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Greek Salad in a Jar Recipe, Shake Up Your Meal Plan

Packing a salad for lunch can be boring. This flavorful Greek Salad in a Jar Recipe is anything but boring! Salads in a jar are an easy way to bring your salad on the go. You’ll have your dressing, greens, and toppings all in one place. They are convenient to bring with you to work, school,

Premier Protein® Strawberry Waffles Recipe

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. Make these Premier Protein® Strawberry Waffles as an excellent breakfast for Mother’s Day or any day of the week! These protein waffles are made in a mini waffle maker and are meal prep friendly. You can store them in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze

Pizza Egg Mug Recipe

Yes, you read the name of this recipe correctly – Pizza Egg Mug Recipe! It has the traditional flavors and ingredients of pizza. If you like mug recipes, this is a convenient and delicious one. In just 10 minutes, you’ll have your breakfast (or anytime snack). Pizza Egg Muffin Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe

This Jalapeno Popper Chicken Recipe is topped with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos, and is a lower-carb way to enjoy your favorite jalapeno poppers. You can grill or bake the Jalapeno Popper Chicken, which makes it easy to make if you love grilling or prefer to make it in your kitchen. Let’s talk about

Broccoli & Cheddar Crustless Quiche Recipe

If you love quiche but don’t like the carbs and fat of the crust, you’re going to love this recipe. When you make this Broccoli & Cheddar Crustless Quiche Recipe it will be a delicious start to your morning or you can enjoy it for lunch or dinner. Without the crust, it is lighter than

Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs Recipe, Bariatric-Friendly

Deviled eggs can be boring, but with these Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs Recipe, boring will be a thing of the past. Eggs are a good source of protein and have selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12, and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper. When you make this recipe, you’ll take your deviled eggs to a

Egg-Bun Breakfast Sandwiches Recipe – Great for Meal Prep!

If you don’t have a whoopie-pie pan, you’ll want to pick up one to make these high-protein Egg-Bun Breakfast Sandwiches. They are made with low-calorie egg patties without any buns. That’s right, no buns. They are so delicious, convenient, and easy to make that you won’t miss the buns. Make ‘em in advance, pop ‘em

Veggie Noodle-Free Lasagna Recipe

If you love Italian cuisine, especially lasagna, you’re going to love this Veggie Noodle-Free Lasagna recipe. This lasagna features a delicious array of vegetables including Zucchini, Portabella Mushroom, and Eggplant! This recipe is also meat-free, the ground beef is substituted out with soy crumbles. Veggie Noodle-Free Lasagna Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) Makes 4

Premier Protein® Irish Cream Frozen Latte

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. The luck of the Irish is on your side with this quick and delicious Irish Cream Frozen Latte recipe featuring the new PREMIER PROTEIN® Café Latte Protein Shake! Traditionally, Irish coffee is made with an Irish whiskey, but we’re skipping that tradition and blending up a non-alcoholic frozen latte

Crock Pot BBQ Beef Brisket with Mango BBQ Sauce Recipe

When you make this Crock Pot BBQ Beef Brisket with Mango BBQ Sauce it is sure to be a family favorite. Not only is it delicious but it is convenient to make in a crock pot. Make sure to make some extra sauce so you can use it on other protein foods choices. You can

Slow Cooker Tomato Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Slow cooker recipes are convenient and a time-saver. The chicken in this Slow Cooker Tomato Balsamic Chicken Recipe will be moist and tender. There is something special about the sweet and tangy flavor from the balsamic vinegar paired with the tomatoes, sweet onion, spinach, and chicken breast. It also makes a great base for a

Creamy Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Mashed potatoes are a traditional side dish for many people. If you enjoy mashed potatoes but don’t like to eat potatoes, you don’t have to with this recipe. This Creamy Cauliflower Mash Recipe is packed with vegetables and uses chickpeas. Chickpeas are a nice bonus since they have vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Who needs potatoes

Peanut Butter Mug Cake – Ready in Minutes!

Let’s do some math with this recipe: Peanut butter + Cake + Portion-controlled = Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug Recipe! When you make this recipe, it will satisfy peanut butter fans and cake lovers. A mug cake with 15 grams of protein may sound too good to be true but it isn’t! On top

Switch It Up with Grilled Mediterranean Chicken!

Are you bored with the same old chicken recipes? You can switch it up with Grilled Mediterranean Chicken! If the weather is cooperating where you live, you can make this on an outdoor grill, or you can make the chicken right in your kitchen with a raised edge grill pan. The marinade is quick to

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Hot Wing Sauce Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken Dip with Hot Wing Sauce recipe will add spice and flavor to your meal plan. It is a recipe that’s quick and easy to make. You can save a step and use rotisserie chicken to make it even easier to make. Do you like chicken wings? If you do, this recipe is

Tiny Taco Salads, Portion-Controlled, only 73 Calories!

If you love traditional taco salads but don’t like the high calories, carbs, and fat, these Tiny Taco Salads will satisfy your taco salad love. They are portion-controlled and would be great for a planned snack or a complete meal. Enjoy these Tiny Taco Salads for just 73 calories! Tiny Taco Salads Recipe Recipe by: Lisa

Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore Recipe: Bariatric-Friendly!

In Italian, cacciatore means hunter. Chicken Cacciatore is a rustic “hunter-style” stew that has many renditions based on the region, the hunter’s catch and gatherings of the day, and available ingredients. This Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore recipe is a delicious dish that is bariatric surgery friendly and for anyone health-minded! This recipe is delicious and also versatile.

Oven-Roasted Mojo Chicken with a Flavorful & Easy-to-Make Marinade!

If you struggle with eating chicken, part of the problem might be the dryness of it. Another complaint is how bland chicken can be! Taking the extra time to marinate a chicken can really make a world of difference. With this Oven-Roasted Mojo Chicken recipe, you’ll get a juicy chicken with a burst of flavor!

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes Recipe, Quick & Easy to Make!

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes Recipe If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, you’ve found it with this Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes recipe. It is a tasty choice for a side dish, appetizer, or to enjoy as a small meal! This recipe is so versatile that you could make it as a salad as

Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps, Quick & Easy

My easy Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps recipe is diabetic-friendly and is a healthy chicken dinner! Fast and fantastic, this enjoyable light meal of easy chicken lettuce wraps recipe with Asian flavors comes together easily with cooked chicken, bell pepper, edamame and sweet mango with a super sauce. I have an appreciation for good food and

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Portion Controlled & Sweet Tooth Satisfying

For all of you Pumpkin lovers, check out this Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes recipe. Traditional cheesecake can be too heavy for us after bariatric surgery. Super easy to whip up, portion-controlled, and great to share at your next get-together! Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) Makes 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 3/4

Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves Recipe

This flavorful Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves recipe is absolutely delicious and super easy to make. They’d make a great addition to a weekly bariatric meal-prep and are a great choice for the whole family! Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) Makes 6 servings: Prep Time: 20 minutes; Cook Time: 40 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients

Mini Pumpkin Pies – Great for Sharing!

These mini pumpkin pies is another great recipe from Hungry Girl! They are great for sharing with family and friends! The recipe makes 12 bite-sized individual servings, each one is only 41 calories. Enjoy the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie at your next get together. Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes 12

Garlic & Herb Green Beans Side Dish

Garlic & Herb Green Beans make a perfect side dish for any meal and are a fantastic addition to your holiday menu. This fresh green bean recipe is quick, easy, and oh so flavorful! Just a simple sautee in butter then seasoned with garlic, thyme, and lemon juice. Sure to be a family favorite! Garlic

Premier Protein® Caramel Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. In the mood for a little seasonal baking? Try these Premier Protein® Caramel Pumpkin Spice Muffins! You’ll love the cozy warm scent of pumpkin spice blended with the sweet smell of caramel, so amazing! These muffins are delicious and moist when fresh out of the oven and even

Steak ’n Eggs Stir-Fry Recipe, Packed with Protein!

This flavorful Steak ’n Eggs Stir-Fry Recipe is packed with protein and absolutely delicious. It is a great choice as a breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Steak ’n Eggs Stir-Fry Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes 2 servings:Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes; Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce 1/2 tsp. cornstarch 1/2

Chicken Curry with Spinach & Tomatoes, Anti-Inflammatory & Diabetic-Friendly

With less than ten ingredients and quick to prepare, you can add this Chicken Curry with Spinach & Tomatoes Recipe to your dishes that are diabetic-friendly and high-protein. Did you know you can reduce your risk of diabetes by 10% just cooking at home? This simple Chicken Curry with Spinach & Tomatoes Recipe includes powerhouse foods

Totally Thai Turkey Burgers Recipe

Burgers + peanut dressing + crunch = Totally Thai Turkey Burgers! These are flavorful patties that are topped with the delicious peanutty slaw take burgers to a higher level and are a burger game-changer! Totally Thai Turkey Burgers Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes 4 servings (1 patty with 1/4 cup slaw):Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes;

One-Pan Fall Chicken with Cider-Mustard Sauce

Share this One-Pan Fall Chicken with Cider-Mustard Sauce with anyone trying to eat healthier! It makes an easy weeknight dinner and is perfect for diabetics and those on a weight-loss journey. Here’s to a delicious, nutritious easy dinner! One-Pan Fall Chicken with Cider-Mustard Sauce Recipe by: Annessa Chumbley, RDMakes 4 servingsPrep time: 10 minutes; Cook time:

Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe: Make-Ahead, Protein & Fiber

This top-rated Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is too good to be true with the layers of southwestern seasoned chicken, black beans, enchilada sauce, and tortillas, topped with melted cheese to create a scrumptious make-ahead dish. Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe Recipe by: Holly CleggMakes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken breast rotisserie 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons chopped

15 Delicious Low-Carb & High-Protein Recipes!

One of the best ways to lose weight and have healthy nutrition is to focus on low-carb, high-protein dishes. Low-carb and high-protein recipes will fill you up and give your body the energy it needs. These recipes are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, the carbs aren’t the starchy, simple ones. Try these 15

Blackened Fish Recipe with an Easy to Make Cajun Seasoning Rub

Why go out to eat when you can cook my mouth-watering Blackened Fish recipe right at home! This simple blackened seasoning recipe contains all of the wonderful flavors of Louisiana Cajun cuisine in a crust around your favorite filet of fish. It is quick to whip up my blackened fish seasoning with paprika, chili powder,

Caprese Chicken Bake Recipe, Moist & Full of Flavor

Tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cook with the chicken for a super moist, full-flavored Caprese chicken bake. This is one of the best protein-rich recipes, and also healthy eating for bariatric surgery patients and anyone health-minded. Protein intake is one of the main factors in promoting adequate nutrition. Caprese Chicken Bake Recipe Recipe by: Holly Clegg & TeamMakes

Zucchini-Stuffed Hot Chicken Salad Recipe

I receive emails all the time from sweet people who are trying to eat well, but tired of the same “grilled chicken and broccoli” dinner, and begging me for more flavorful ideas (which, I absolutely love hearing from you; it is an honor to share in the food struggle, the health victory, and listen to

3-Ingredient Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe

This 3-Ingredient Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe is the fastest, easiest, low-carb, healthy lunch ever! When life gets busy, please don’t forget your protein. I think that can be tough, because there aren’t usually many on-hand sources of protein…unless you prep it, which is the whole point of this post! Lol. On-hand sources may be nut

Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Salsa Recipe

My best Ahi Tuna Tacos recipe with Wasabi Cream and Mango Salsa brings just the right amount of creamy heat in the wasabi sauce combined with the savory southwestern seasonings making a favorite of all my seared tuna recipes. What makes this the best of tuna tacos recipes? Topped with out-of-this-world Mango Salsa recipe gives

​Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers​ Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers​ Recipe! These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are a delicious and satisfying meal that is packed with protein and no starchy carbs. The whole family will enjoy this classic taste. These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers make for a very low-carb meal. They are based on the classic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and a

Bell Pepper Nachos Recipe

I absolutely love nachos but hate the guilt that can come after eating them. That’s why I decided to make Macho Nachos, which are bell pepper nachos located in my men’s health cookbook, Guys Guide to Eating Well. So, what is a Bell Pepper Nachos you ask? They are nachos where instead of using chips

Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe

My Mediterranean Chicken Salad recipe is one of my favorite Mediterranean chicken recipes. An entree salad makes the best dinner when you want a light but satisfying dinner. This delicious salad with Greek-inspired ingredients is delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. The magic of rotisserie chicken and chic ingredients like edamame, sun-dried tomatoes, mint, and

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger Patties

If you love burgers, this recipe is for you! You don’t have to serve up the same old boring burger patties with options like these Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger Patties! If you love the combination of hot peppers and creamy cheese, you need these decadent stuffed burgers in your life! Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger Patties Recipe

Protein Cabbage Wraps Recipe

My Protein Cabbage Wraps Recipe makes a fantastic, easy, lunch, and dinner recipe. The amount of beans can be adjusted to lower the carbs. The combination of the mango, lime, and green onion add a big burst of flavor. Protein Cabbage Wraps Recipe Recipe by: Annessa Chumbley, RDServes: 6, serving size: 1 cupPrep time: 5 minutes; Total time:

One Skillet Pork Chops, Brussels Sprouts & Apples Recipe

This recipe for One Skillet Pork Chops, Brussels Sprouts & Apples is an easy weeknight family dinner using one of my favorite combinations – Brussels sprouts, sweet onions, and apples. However, if you can get your hands on my favorite apple, the SugarBee from Chelan Fresh, your dinner will be golden! It’s actually a new

Roasted Salmon and Broccoli Salad Recipe, Low-Carb!

I was excited when my Roasted Salmon and Broccoli Salad was selected as one of the best low carb recipes for salmon. Roasting and one-step cooking boost the flavor of the salmon and broccoli combined with everyday ingredients for an amazing simple salad. If you have leftover salmon, you can turn into this main dish

BBQ Chicken Foil Pack Recipe, Easy to Make!

Just in time for your 4th of July celebrations, make this BBQ Chicken Foil Pack. It is super easy to make all in just foil! There isn’t a need for you to be tied up in the kitchen when this recipe is on the menu for summer parties. BBQ Chicken Foil Pack Recipe by: Lisa Lillien

Premier Protein® Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Bites

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. This Premier Protein® Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Bites recipe is a delicious blend of cheesecake, protein, and 0g added sugar. A slice of cheesecake can weigh heavy in your stomach and be too much to eat; not so with these cookies & cream cheesecake bites! They are portion-controlled

Healthy Barbeque Shrimp Recipe

My daughter, Haley, is known for my lighter version of New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp recipe (and easy). In fact, this delicious, simple shrimp recipe gave her quite the southern cooking reputation. She said, “All of my friends have been begging me to make them southern recipes and I always show off with my mom’s healthy

Grilled Sriracha Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

This Grilled Sriracha Cauliflower Steaks Recipe has a distinct and delicious taste, and is easy to make! The carbs are healthy ones from using the cauliflower. Cauliflower has many nutritional benefits: High in Fiber Good Source of Antioxidants May Aid in Weight Loss High in Choline Rich in Sulforaphane Grilled Sriracha Cauliflower Steaks Recipe Recipe by: Annessa Chumbley, RDServes:

High-Protein Tuna Salad Recipe

This High-Protein Tuna Salad recipe simple to make. Tuna is SO GOOD FOR YOU! It’s on my top 5 foods that won’t break the budget. It’s something that you should regularly stock in your pantry. Healthy living and eating should not have to be overly complicated nor overly expensive, and tuna is one of those

Double Avocado Turkey Burger Recipe

If you like avocado in the teeniest bit, you’re going to love these flavorful burgers. I think it’s a great idea to have a library of healthy recipes that are as simple as possible, and this one falls into that category. There are just three main ingredients: lean turkey, avocado, and garlic. (In other words:

Premier Protein® Caramel Cold Brew Coffee with Sea Salt Foam

Premier Protein® Caramel Cold Brew Coffee with Sea Salt Foam This post is sponsored by Premier Nutrition Corporation. You can skip the overpriced coffee shop and enjoy your cold brew coffee right at home with this satisfyingly sweet and salty caramel cold brew coffee recipe. By using the decadent PREMIER PROTEIN® Caramel Protein Shake, the rich taste

Mini Cheeseburger Kabobs Recipe, Fire Up The Grill!

If you love grilling, you’ll love this Mini Cheeseburger Kabobs Recipe!  I have been waiting to share this recipe with you! The weather has been SOOOOO nice here, all we want to do is to be outside. Which means picnics, playing in the dirt (we are advanced, aren’t we?), and firing up the grill. These

Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe, A Family Favorite!

This Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe is in a rich brown gravy. It is sure to be a family favorite as a comfort food dish that is also nutritious and bariatric-friendly. You can serve it over cauliflower rice and/or vegetables if you want (make sure to add to the nutritional information). When you are done, leave the

Pepper Dijon Beef Tenderloin Recipe, 21g Protein & 1g Carb!

When planning a dinner party, my Dijon Pepper Beef Tenderloin recipe always tops my menu. This recipe makes you appear like a chef in the kitchen and truly it is effortless. This scrumptious and easy whole beef tenderloin recipe makes a big impression. For a special dinner, I’ll start a few days prior to the

Low-Carb Jerk Chicken Bowl Recipe

The inspiration for this easy low-carb jerk chicken bowl developed after going to one of my favorite local restaurants. It was super yummy and I thought. “I bet I could make this at home!” And better yet, I bet I could make it low-carb for all my Bariatric Meal Prep fans. Low-Carb Jerk Chicken Bowl

Shrimp Remoulade Salad Recipe, Low-Carb & Gluten-Free!

Shrimp Remoulade is one of my favorites. However, I don’t like to order it at restaurants because the sauce is usually high in fat since it is made with lots of mayo. To satisfy my cravings, I created a simple remoulade sauce recipe that’s healthy. My Shrimp Remoulade recipe (in one of my cookbooks) is

Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe, Easy & Healthy!

Have you ever made ground beef lettuce wraps? My Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps make a last minute dinner on those busy nights. These scrumptious and simple Asian beef lettuce wraps pack so much flavor with simple ingredients. For a quick dinner that everyone will love are ground beef lettuce wraps. If you’ve never had lettuce

Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole is a new favorite! With only 5 main ingredients, you’ll want to put this one into your meal plan! Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes 4 servingsPrep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 cup chopped bell pepper 1 cup chopped onion 1/4

Stroganoff Stuffed Portobellos Recipe

For 25 grams of protein, only 11 grams of carbohydrates (non-starchy carbs), and 2 grams fiber, you can enjoy these Stroganoff Stuffed Portobellos! If you aren’t a fan of mushrooms, that’s no problem because you can use this same technique with bell pepper. All you’d need to do is to cut the bell pepper in

Chicken Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew Recipe

A one-pot winning chicken butternut squash quinoa stew recipe full of fantastic hearty flavors. With precut butternut squash and rotisserie chicken, this makes one of the easiest chicken quinoa recipes. Chicken Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew Recipe Recipe by: Holly Clegg Serves: 10, serving size: 1 cup Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds butternut squash peeled, seeded and chopped into

Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups Recipe

Bored with salads but trying to avoid the high carb counts of sandwiches? These protein-packed Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups are just what you need! A little sweet, a lot savory… fresh and fun! Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Cups Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes 4 servingsPrep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1

Easy Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Recipe, very filling & satisfying!

Have you prepped a protein for the week yet? Spaghetti squash – is the perfect plant to pair grass-fed ground beef. One cup is only 31 calories, 7 grams carbohydrate, and 2 grams fiber. And…it’s extremely filling! I don’t think of it as a swap for spaghetti, because it doesn’t taste like it (to me

Premier Protein® Red Velvet Mug Cake for Two

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. If you love Red Velvet cake, you’re not alone! Unfortunately, the decadent layers of chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting can take over an hour to make and is not a very bariatric friendly option. We have solved that problem with a quick and easy mug cake that

Slow-Cooker Shredded Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe

You’re going to low this shredded orange sesame chicken! This sweet and savory recipe is perfect for make-ahead meals. It is a versatile recipe because you can put it as a lettuce wrap, over cauliflower rice, or spoon it onto a salad. So many easy and delicious options! It is delicious and healthy and fits

Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

We LOVE pasta dishes like lasagna and fettuccine Alfredo. The excessive calories and carbs? Not so much. Luckily, we’ve figured out how to enjoy the classic flavors without the classic calorie and carb counts of pasta-laden dishes. All the yumminess of lasagna, nestled inside a delicious vehicle without pasta! Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien

Low-Carb Chicken Salsa Pizzas Recipe, 5 Ingredients

This Low-Carb Chicken Salsa Pizzas Recipe is easy, delicious, and has just 5 ingredients. Cook those for a quick 15 minutes, and then, top with one amazing salsa….Avocado Verde from Garden Fresh Gourmet. The stuff is life-changing. And remember, salsas are some of the healthiest condiments, because they are simply chopped vegetables having a party in one

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge with Premier Protein

This post is sponsored by PREMIER PROTEIN®. Instead of a super sweet calorie-laden traditional fudge, make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge with PREMIER PROTEIN®.  It is a delicious alternative for your post-bariatric surgery lifestyle. We skip the condensed milk, most of the added sugars, and marshmallow creme. You won’t even need a candy thermometer! This fudge is

Mini Ricotta Muffins Recipe: Portion-Controlled and Freezer-Friendly!

There is no doubt that Ricotta Muffins are one of the most popular meals after bariatric surgery. You see it all over Pinterest and WLS forums because it tastes good and can be enjoyed at any stage after surgery. One of the first creators of the Ricotta Bake was from Shelly at The World According

Tomato Breakfast Stack Recipe, Low-Calorie & 11g Protein

I love the simple ideas that I can use in a pinch, and the Tomato Breakfast Stack is one of my favorites. All you have to do is to stack a bunch of fresh ingredients on top of one another, add a sprinkle of sea salt, and sit down with a knife and fork and

Hot BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

As a delicious appetizer or a side dish, make this Hot BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe. This recipe was inspired by a delicious dish served at a local steakhouse that Hungry Girl loves and will earn you a legendary party-host status! Hot BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes 4 servingsPrep Time: 30 minutes; Cook Time: 15

Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe: Full of Flavor

I like to create easy pork tenderloin recipes because they are such quick go-to meals. Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat that can be kept in the freezer to pull out for a quick dinner. It is high in protein which makes for a great bariatric surgery friendly protein choice. It’s worth buying fig

Glazed Ginger Chicken Recipe: 152 Calories & Bariatric-Friendly

This Glazed Ginger Chicken Recipe is a dish that your family and friends will enjoy. This protein-packed dish has bold flavors and is quick and an easy recipe to make. It is a versatile recipe in the way you cook it because it is delicious broiled in your oven or on the grill. This recipe is

Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup Recipe, 103 calories & 14g protein!

For an alternative to the traditional, classic chicken noodle soup, this Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup is made in an Instant Pot with spiralized zucchini instead of traditional noodles! Healthy, easy, and so delicious… Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup Recipe Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)Makes 8 servingsPrep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 35 minutes; Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1

Super Simple Salmon Recipe: Freezer-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly & Gluten-Free

This Salmon Recipe has a fancy flair without the fuss, and it will leave a lasting impression. It’s freezer-friendly, diabetic-friendly and gluten-free. One of the ingredients is Marsala wine but you can easily swap it out by substituting 1/3 cup of chicken or beef broth, or stock that you can buy at the store. Nutritional

Hot Kale & Artichoke Dip Recipe

Hot Kale & Artichoke Dip Recipe This Hot Kale & Artichoke Dip Recipe is simple, straight-forward, and uses fat-free Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. The nutrition is boosted by using fresh kale (spinach would work great too) – and any kale will work….just give it a rough chop! I use canned artichokes, drain

Premier Protein Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Recipe

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. Premier Protein Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse There’s something about the taste of pumpkin and the aroma of pumpkin spices that brings on the warm fuzzy feeling of home, family, and friends. The fragrant spices and flavors are a favorite seasonal addition to so many households at this time of

Premier Protein Mole Recipe

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. Looking for a creative way to utilize your Premier Protein® Chocolate Protein Powder? Try it as a Protein Mole sauce! Mole is a signature sauce in Mexican cooking that is dark, spicy and delicious. Traditional mole recipes can take several hours to prepare, but with this version, you’ll

Roasted Zucchini Chips Recipe with 4 Ingredients!

Roasted Zucchini Chips There are a million things you can do with zucchini, but I wanted to give one that is the simplest – just 4 ingredients, and oh, sooooo tasty. When I have fresh zucchini on hand, this is one of those “easy to remember and quick to make” recipes. I also made it

Lemon Herb Shrimp Recipe – Paleo & Keto Friendly!

This Lemon Herb Shrimp Recipe is sure to please the taste buds! It has 21 grams of protein, and is Paleo and Keto friendly! Lemon Herb Shrimp Recipe Recipe by: Holly Clegg Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves 1/2 cup chopped green onion 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1/4 cup lemon

Margherita Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

This Margherita Grilled Chicken Salad is packed with flavor. It has the nutrition you need for a healthy and active lifestyle and is the perfect meal for any day of the week. So, if you need some extra motivation to eat healthy, this is a recipe to try. Margherita Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe Recipe by: Lisa

Honey Sriracha Sauce Chicken Thighs, Bariatric-Friendly!

This Honey Sriracha Sauce Chicken Thighs Recipe is not only bariatric-friendly but also diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and freezer-friendly. Stay home and turn to the grill for your favorite buffalo wing flavor with Sriracha sauce, honey, and lime juice. Talk about a quick tasty chicken with a little kick of heat.  Delish! Recipe by: Holly Clegg Makes

Korean Beef Veggie Bowl Recipe

Korean Beef Veggie Bowl is an easy one or two person recipe, and you can increase the heat (or lower it…especially in my case) to meet your tastes. This is a healthy lunch or dinner idea that can be made easily without much fuss. Grate garlic and ginger into a hot pan to provide tons

Portobello Greek Pizza Recipe, Healthy Carbs & Fiber

This Portobello Greek Pizza recipe is one you can make for yourself or others too. Use it for a Meatless Monday, or for a light dinner, or even a delicious appetizer. How many times have you had trouble throwing together a quick, healthy meal because it’s just you? Sometimes, if we are cooking for one,

Pesto Shrimp Recipe, Bariatric-Friendly with 24g of Protein

This Pesto Shrimp Recipe is not only bariatric-friendly but also diabetic-friendly, gluten-free, freezer-friendly. Perk up shrimp with pesto and tomatoes for a quick, insanely amazing meal. Keep a jar of pesto sauce in your refrigerator for the best recipe shortcut! Pesto Shrimp Recipe Recipe by: Holly Clegg Makes 4 servings Prep time: 5 minutes; Cook Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 20

Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty with 26g Protein

There are many variations to the traditional beef patty which are delicious. This Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty takes it to an entirely new level of deliciousness. You and your guests will love the cheesy addition that is inside the burger! Anyone can put a slice of cheese on the top of a burger, with this recipe, it

Burger Dip Recipe, Gluten-Free, Freezer-Friendly!

This delicious Burger Dip Recipe is freezer-friendly and gluten-free. Forever, this has been my most requested “men’s dip” for watching sporting events on television, get-together, and a favorite anytime. It is a hearty dip that everyone enjoys and returns for seconds (and thirds). My kids, my brother and my husband always request my Cheeseburger Dip and they

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Roll Recipe, 35g Protein!

Chicken and veggie goodness in every bite! This delicious cheesy bbq chicken roll recipe makes a delicious meal for the whole family. Cheesy BBQ Chicken Roll Recipe Recipe by: Hungry Girl Makes 2 servingsPrep Time: 5 minutes; Cook Time: 40 minutes; Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup bagged broccoli cole slaw, roughly chopped 1 wedge of a spreadable light

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Pizza & Cauliflower Crust Recipes, Low-Carb

If you want a spin from traditional pizza, check out this Loaded Buffalo Chicken Pizza & Cauliflower Crust Recipe. It brings together the flavor of buffalo chicken with a cauliflower crust for fantastic pizza. To make it quick and easy, you can use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken you have from another meal. You can experiment with other favorite

Crustless Quiche Lorraine Mini Muffins Recipe

I love making this Quiche Lorraine Mini Muffins Recipe. It’s an all-in-one delicious way to eat protein, vegetables, fresh herbs . . . whatever you want to add. Quiche Lorraine is classic with its layers of egg, bacon and swiss cheese all nestled in a flaky crust, so Parisienne. A lot of folks don’t want

Mini Cauliflower-Crust Pepperoni Pizzas, Under 100 Calories Each!

Without a doubt, pizza is a favorite food among the masses. With that said, it might not be shocking to you that there are approximately 3 billion pizzas sold in the U.S. each year! An average slice of pizza often has over 30grams of carbs per slice, for those of us that are watching our

Beef Fajitas in Slow Cooker Recipe, Gluten-Free & Bariatric-Friendly

Enjoy your summer get-togethers without spending lots of time in the kitchen. Break out your slow cooker and make Beef Fajitas. This Beef Fajitas in Slow Cooker Recipe is gluten-free and bariatric-friendly. Fajitas have never been simpler. A quick fajita rub, combined with salsa, peppers, and onions in your slow cooker for fall-apart tender fajitas. Beef Fajitas

Fajita Stuffed Chicken Recipe, 37g of Protein!

These Fajita Stuffed Chicken breasts make for a delicious meal. They are so good that you don’t even realize you are eating a healthy meal but it is still light on calories and packed with 37g of protein from Hungry Girl! Add salsa for an extra kick of spicy flavor! Fajita Stuffed Chicken Recipe Makes

Premier Protein Pineapple Whip, 90 Calories!

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. Pineapple whip is a frozen dessert great for a hot summer day. Thanks to this Premier Protein Pineapple Whip recipe, you can make it whenever you want and enjoy in the comfort of your home. Pineapples are a popular fruit with their vibrant flavor and a perfect balance of

Healthy Lasagna Dip Recipe, only 80 Calories & 8.5g Protein

Dip, Dip, Hooray! Healthy lasagna? With this Healthy Lasagna Dip Recipe, that’s what you’ll have. Lasagna rules, but it’s generally (a) high in calories and (b) a mealtime commitment. What if you want a low-calorie lasagna fix that you can enjoy as a snack? This recipe is comfort food that meets party food. Healthy Lasagna

Crustless Protein Pumpkin Pie Recipe: 84 Calories & WLS-Friendly!

This Crustless Protein Pumpkin Pie is a fantastic recipe that is very satisfying from the creamy flavor of pumpkin, only much healthier because it is made with your favorite brand of protein shake and protein powder. You won’t miss the crust since the protein pumpkin pie is so delicious. You can serve it as a

French Onion Turkey Meatloaf Recipe, 20g Protein & 1g Carb

My French Onion Turkey Meatloaf Recipe is full of flavor, packed with protein, only one carb, and WLS-friendly. This takes a little longer because you do have to caramelize the onions, but it’s so, so worth it.  Just for the smell in your house alone!  You need two medium onions (about 1 cup, cooked) for this

Italian Dressing Pot Roast Recipe, Easy To Make!

Italian Dressing Pot Roast Recipe is is my husband’s favorite. I don’t remember when I first made this or where I got the inspiration – maybe it was his Gramma, way back in the day – I can’t recall, but I’ve been doing this dish like this for years.  It’s SO easy and always turns

Salmon Burgers Recipe: ​188 Calories, 25g Protein + Heart Healthy Omega 3!

This is a delicious Salmon Burger Recipe. This yummy burger recipe uses fresh salmon, packed with those heart healthy omega 3’s that transform into an unbeatable salmon burger. Nutritious and delicious, these mouth-watering burgers will quickly satisfy your WLS pouch and will be enjoyed by everyone. Fresh salmon makes all the difference with these sensationally delicious burgers

Key Lime No-Bake Premier Protein Cheesecake

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein® . As a WLS-friendly dessert that anyone will enjoy, make this Key Lime No-Bake Premier Protein Cheesecake. This protein cheesecake is a light dessert that’s very satisfying. Since it is served in individual cups, it is a portion-controlled dessert that’s low in sugar, only 78 calories, and contains 6 grams

Cranberry & Tarragon Tuna Salad Recipe

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see there’s no shortage of “salady” type meals. Egg salad, chicken salad, and tuna salads make up a large group of my go-to’s. These proteins can be diced, shredded, and chopped as fine as you need for easier chewing and digesting.  For weight loss surgery patients, tuna

Blackened Chicken With Avocado Cream Sauce Recipe, 39g of protein!

This Blackened Chicken With Avocado Cream Sauce is a versatile recipe. You can enjoy the blackened chicken portion of the recipe without the sauce (although I highly recommend the sauce, it is delicious). If you’d like to make the avocado cream sauce for another protein, as a sandwich spread or dipping sauce, you can do

Meatloaf Meatballs Recipe, full of flavor and just 138 calories!

This Meatloaf Meatballs Recipe is my take on the traditional meatloaf flavor but making it into an easy-to-manage portion of protein. As weight loss surgery patients, all of us know how important it is to eat our protein! Protein is the necessary building block of many tissues in our body, it serves as managers and catalysts

Simple Easy-To-Make Salmon with Spinach Feta Stuffing Recipe, 42g of Protein!

This Salmon with Spinach Feta Stuffing is heart healthy, WLS-friendly and can make a quick romantic dinner or a make-ahead nightly meal for busy nights. This is one of those dishes that looks difficult to make but it isn’t! This simple salmon recipe is a great option to include more salmon for a healthy diet and

Tasty Protein Popsicle Recipes For Those Hot Summer Days & How To Make Video!

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein® . Summer is here so we have two delicious protein popsicle recipes for a guilt-free cool down! These simple, easy-to-make recipes combine a few basic ingredients while packing a healthy dose of protein. So easy to make with that old fashioned delicious taste you remember as a kid! These

Salsa & Cheese Baked Egg Cup Recipe, Easy & Quick Breakfast

With the quick prep time of only five minutes for this Salsa & Cheese Baked Egg Cup Recipe, you can go about your morning routine while it is cooking. This dish is filling for high satiety and helps with your energy throughout the morning. Salsa & Cheese Baked Egg Cup Recipe Makes 12 servings Prep Time:

Kale Chips Recipe, 86 Calories in a 2 Cup Serving!

Making kale chips is fast, easy, and cost-effective. Any type of kale works, just make sure that your washed kale leaves are dry before adding olive oil for the ultimate crispy chips! Kale Chips Recipe Makes 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 bunch kale, (about 1 pound) 2 teaspoons olive oil

Greek Chicken Burgers Recipe, Under 200 Calories & 28g Protein!

An all-American classic of our love of burgers goes Greek with the help of garlic, oregano and, of course, feta cheese for this Greek Chicken Burgers Recipe…..Enjoy! Greek Chicken Burgers Recipe Recipe by Holly Clegg of The Healthy Cooking BlogMakes 4 BurgersCook Time: Cook 15 minutes or until done. Ingredients 1 pound ground chicken 1 large

Muffin Tin Meatloaves Recipe: Quick, Freezable & 166 Calories (+ Video)!

These have become a fall-back weeknight dinner for my family and hopefully will be for yours too! There are only five ingredients in the mini-meatloaves themselves, and that is all because of using salsa instead of chopping onion, garlic, bell pepper, etc. Not that we all don’t love to chop onion, but sometimes, you just don’t

Salsa Chicken Recipe with Video!

According to the National Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. With over 100 types of arthritis and no known cure, physical therapy, medication and lifestyle changes, such as healthier eating and recipe preparation modification, are the best defenses to a condition that impacts many people. Arthritis is inflammation of the

Farmer’s Market Veggie Bake Recipe: A Delicious Way to Eat Your Veggies

All of these garden veggies are making me fall in love! I used everything “garden” in this Farmer’s Market Veggie Bake Recipe. Sauteed onions & garlic on the bottom, any vegetables stacked in the middle, and then I like to top it with tons of fresh herbs – basil, flat-leaf parsley, and thyme – in

Shamrock Shake Recipe Makeover, Low Sugar and Only 117 Calories!

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. It is St. Patrick’s Day, and for some, it is a yearly tradition to grab one of those deliciously minty Shamrock Shakes. A traditional medium-size Shamrock Shake is a whopping 580 calories, 12 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat, 74 grams of carbs and 80 grams of

Four Ingredient Frittata Recipe – Only 97 Calories!

This Four Ingredient Frittata Recipe is such a great breakfast for help to lose weight. It’s not often that you find protein + vegetables in an easy breakfast (usually its carb + carb!) Since this is protein + fiber, it will give you a steady foundation to keeping your blood sugar in a balance that

Delicious Holiday Inspired Protein Shake Recipes – 30g of Protein!

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. Protein Shake Recipes with Holiday Flavors The Holidays are here, and you know what that means – the return of dangerously tempting sugary treats. The good news is that you don’t have to miss out on your favorite holiday flavors with these protein shake recipes! Both of these

Simple Tips for Delicious & Nutritious Recipe Makeovers

We’re in the Holiday season, with Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us, we still have to navigate through the winter holidays.  One way to get through this busy (and fattening) time of year is to learn how to do recipe makeovers that modify higher calorie recipes so they are lower in calories, sugar, fat, and sodium.

Starting My WLS Journey & Ms. Melody’s Meatloaf Recipe

“Taking the first steps toward weight management is difficult for many people. Each individual’s journey is unique, and is shaped by various experiences in their past, along with their goals for their future.” ~Joseph Ewing, RD, LDN Ms. Melody is one such individual whom through persistence and unwavering optimism, continues to strive to meet her weight management

Canadian Bacon Stacks Recipe, 95 Calories!

Canadian Bacon Stacks is a super-simple recipe idea that was requested by a friend who did not like eggs for breakfast! She needed a low-carb breakfast to help with rising blood sugars. This Canadian Bacon Stacks Recipe is a protein-packed and healthy fat breakfast that is filled with flavor. Canadian Bacon Stacks Recipe Serving Size: 1

Happy Labor Day – Celebrate with Facts and Recipes!

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the

Layered Caramel Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. This delicious protein pudding is thickened using chia seeds, no cornstarch needed! Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and a great source of protein, calcium, antioxidants and dietary fiber. To save on prep time and add more protein, we’re using Premier Protein’s ready-to-drink shakes (RTD). This

Lemon Feta Chicken Recipe – Only 156 Calories!

Are you in a dinner rut and tired of plain baked chicken breast recipes?  This Lemon Feta Chicken Recipe has only 5 ingredients and tons of flavor.  This recipe is also one of the best diabetic baked chicken recipes. No worries about marinade with this recipe. With lemon juice, oregano, and feta, this recipe comes together very easily

Avocado & Papaya Quinoa with Spicy Lime Sauce Recipe

This dish is so nourishing and the ingredients are fresh and healthy! This Avocado & Papaya Quinoa with Spicy Lime Sauce Recipe is in the Power Bowl recipes section of my blog because of its lean protein and healthy, complex carbs. Papaya is filled with a nutrient called papain, that lowers inflammation (just like pineapple),

Easy Watermelon and Tomato Salad Recipe ​

You’ll love this easy summer watermelon and tomato salad recipe that is a combination of cool crisp watermelon, juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. This extraordinary and invigorating light summer watermelon salad makes leftover watermelon the ideal summer ingredient. Easy Watermelon and Tomato Salad Recipe Makes 10 (1/2-cup) servings Ingredients 4 cups scooped out

Asian Burgers Recipe – Packed With 27 Grams of Protein!

Turn your burger into this unbelievably tasty Asian infused burger. This Asian Burgers Recipe is a real winner! You’ll never want to eat a plain burger again! Asian Burgers Recipe – KITCHEN 101 Makes 4 servings  Ingredients 1 pound ground sirloin 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 1/3 cup chopped green onions 1 egg, lightly beaten

Easy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe – No Frying!

Looking for a real family-kid pleaser easy oven fried chicken recipe? This Easy Oven Fried Chicken recipe is my “go-to” recipe when I needed a quick nightly dinner or my kids volunteered me to cook for a prom, homecoming or a dinner at our house.  Simple and unassuming, my crispy oven fried chicken recipe will entice all

Love Bananas? Try a Premier Protein Banana Cheesecake Parfait!

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. Whether you’re having a get-together in your backyard or headed to a party, a Banana Cheesecake Parfait is a healthy and delicious addition to your summer festivities! With only four ingredients and less than 15 mins of prep, you are on your way to a delicious Banana Cheesecake Parfait that

Egg White Power Bowl Recipe

There is no wrong way to do this egg white power bowl recipe! It’s like a deconstructed omelet. Use the vegetables you most like or have on hand – spinach, mushrooms, etc. Anything will taste great. Egg whites are packed with protein which helps you sustain energy and mood for the rest of the day.

Holy Moly Guacamole Recipe

Holy Moly Guacamole! Once you try this, you’ll know why it is called the “Holy Moly Guacamole” recipe! Guacamole is a favorite dip for vegetables, baked tortilla chips, or served as an accompaniment to almost any dish. This is a unique healthy version of guacamole that can be eaten as a planned snack and taken

Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls​ Recipe – 30g of Protein!

Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls​ Recipe Don’t be chicken…go south of the border! It will seem as though you’re south of the border with this Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls Recipe. Moist, spicy, cheesy…and really pretty quick! This delicious Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls Recipe can be served with a bowl of cool pico de gallo, cauliflower rice, or some

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe – High Protein!

I was introduced to Asian chicken lettuce wraps at PF Changs, everybody’s favorite Asian restaurant, many years ago.  They’ve become popular when we started to reduce the amount of what I refer to as “useless carbs” in our diets, those calorie-filled, nutrient-empty foods that we use to fill our plates mostly because they’re cheap, easy

Rosemary ​Parmesan Flaxseed Crackers Recipe

Have you ever tried making crackers out of ground flaxseeds? It can be a little tricky at first, but it is a delicious high-fiber way to satisfy the crunchy and saltiness with the power of nutrition. Flaxseeds must be ground to let your system absorb all of their healthy fats and healing properties…and they are

Mother’s Day Recipes and Fun Facts

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, close friends that are just like family, and the influence of mothers in society. It is a recognized holiday on various days throughout the world. Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries such as the United States, Mexico,

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake Recipe

Whether you’ve finished an intense workout or just needing a quick high protein breakfast, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake hits the spot.  A good rule of thumb for exercise recovery is to make sure you put back protein and carbohydrates within 15 to 30 minutes of the end of the workout because that’s when the

Spinach Cheese Bake Recipe – 113 Calories!

This Spinach Cheese Bake Recipe is a beautiful way to eat your veggies! Moist, full of flavor and good for your carb intake. This will make you and your family a great side dish or a vegetarian meal all on its own. I’ve added cooked, chopped turkey bacon to this recipe before also, and any

Customize Your Favorite Recipes Without Fear

Have you ever read a recipe and thought, “gee, that sounds good, but I don’t like…“  Or, “ I really like that recipe but, I can’t eat…” ? Good news!!  You can still make the recipe with this easy to follow method to “make it your own!” “Make it your own” is a little catch

Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe – Only 141 Calories!

Don’t be intimidated by the long ingredient list because everything goes into one skillet creating a delicious Chicken Lettuce Wrap, one of the best you will eat…and only 141 calories! Craving your favorite restaurant Chicken Lettuce Wraps? Now you can have them at home! This delectable dish is even easier than take-out! Chicken Lettuce Wraps from

Frittata Roll-Up Recipe – Only 4 Ingredients!

An “on-the-go” breakfast idea to fuel you up in the morning! This Frittata Roll-Up Recipe is packed with flavor, nutrients, and plenty of protein, and healthy fat. It’s only four ingredients, and the combination of Kale and Parmesan can be changed out for whatever you have on hand. Use bell pepper & avocado, or mushrooms

Lemon and Thyme Grilled Chicken Recipe – Fresh & Light!

I love how fast this grilled chicken comes together and I love the combination of lemon and thyme; it tastes fresh and light. First, you marinate the chicken in fresh thyme, lemon juice and zest, sea salt, black pepper and olive oil for about an hour. Then cook it on the grill, but be sure

Creamy Black Bean Soup Recipe-With Feel Full Fiber!

This is a super-velvety black bean soup that is made creamy by mashing some of the beans as the soup cooks. It has STELLAR nutrition facts – if you want to lose weight, increase your fiber intake! Fiber is a way to feel full longer!  Also, it freezes beautifully, and tastes even more amazing after

Gyro Spiced Meatballs and Tzatziki Recipe

Time for a satisfying protein recipe?  Need a lunch or dinner that’s full of flavor and super filling?  Something new and different?  Here ya’ go… You can make meatballs, patties, or loaf….or even crumbly fry this off in a pan. The secret is to fry, bake, or broil the meat until it’s almost done – there

White Chicken Chili Recipe – Creamy and Comforting!

White Chicken Chili is creamy, comforting, and absolutely delicious. If I’m feeding a group of people, sometimes I’ll double or triple this recipe. I love this chili because it is simply made creamy by cheese that offers protein, not by any other cream.  Top it with scoops of avocado, sliced green onions, corn, cilantro (for those

Meatball Frittata Recipe

I’m always looking for recipes that are multi-purpose. Something that serves as a great main meal but can also be used in the lunch box or re-purposed for a meal the following day without becoming boring. A Frittata Recipe is one such dish because it is wonderful hot from the pan just plain with a

Chicken Florentine Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

Traditional Chicken Florentine has a very tasty but calorie-laden cream sauce. With this recipe, I started by removing the cream sauce and adding a portobello mushroom into the mix. The mushroom adds a rich earthy flavor to the recipe! The filling for the mushrooms maintains the elements of Florentine with a chicken, spinach and parmesan

One-Pan Greek Quinoa Recipe – 26g of Protein

If you’ve never tried quinoa, this is for you! Simple, all-in-one-pan, no-mess recipe that everyone will love. Quinoa is a high-protein alternative to pasta, and has a texture similar to couscous. Many people tell me they haven’t been able to make quinoa taste good….I think the secret is a sautéed onion. As you’re adding the

Love Chocolate? Try a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake!

When you’re busy, sometimes you skip eating breakfast which can leave you in a mid-morning energy slump. When you drink this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake, you’ll be energized and healthy in a delicious way. So easy to make with that old fashioned delicious taste you remember as a kid! This super creamy and healthy Protein Shake

WLS Friendly Veggie Hash – Two Ways!

When I think of the word ‘hash’ one thing comes to mind – Hormel canned corned beef hash. My Daddy used to pop open a can, scoop it into a skillet, heat it up, and spoon it onto a piece of loaf bread, fold the bread in half (like a pocketbook as we say), and

Mexican Pulled Pork and Cauliflower Mash Recipes

I have to admit to cooking the Mexican Pulled Pork in my slow cooker at least once a month and making many bariatric perfectly-portioned meals from it. I decided to add a cauliflower mash topping, as a pie – a healthy one. The duo is perfect for WLS’ers and anyone. It’s just the thing for a

Veggi Spaghetti Recipe

I’ve been adding more veggies to my diet and last night I made this wonderful Veggi Spaghetti using julienne zucchini. The great thing about this recipe is that it is delicious, easy and fool-proof. You can measure out the amount of each ingredient to taste and meet your individual needs. By adjusting the amount of each

Sweet Potato Flats Recipe

The perfect clean-eating appetizer. Slightly melting the Gorgonzola cheese keeps the pears & pecans on the sweet potato, and gives it an amazing delicious flavor. Vegetables are awesome to use as “vehicles” instead of processed carbs. Use this recipe as an appetizer or side dish. Sweet Potato Flats Recipe Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time:

Mediterranean Layered Spread Recipe

Do you have favorite appetizer dip recipes?  I do! My Mediterranean Layered Spread Recipe always tops my list of most popular of Mediterranean appetizer recipes. This simple Mediterranean humus dip recipe rounds out the menu no matter what else you are serving.Best of all, you’re eating healthy and it’s a vegetarian dip. Sometimes, it is challenging to find a really spectacular vegetarian dip

Pumpkin Spinach Lasagna Recipe

After serving this Pumpkin Spinach Lasagna recipe to my grandson, I asked him to rate it on a 1-5 scale…..he rated it a 10!  When I asked him if he was just being nice, he gave me a puzzled look and asked “Do I EVER do that?” I laughed and told him “no.” My grandson has

Broccoli-Cheese Quiche Bites Recipe

Broccoli-Cheese Quiche Bites Recipe Anything quiche-like is on my list of favorites! These tasty Broccoli-Cheese Quiche Bites can be made with the ingredients below. This recipe is versatile so you can make them meatless, add your favorite protein (such as salmon or bacon). You can also throw in your favorite vegetables to make it customized

April’s Shakshouka Recipe

While this recipe could be considered vegetarian, it is for anyone and everyone that likes to eat! If you want to add protein, including tofu, this Shakshouka Recipe is versatile so the addition of protein could be easily done. You can spice it up to give a little heat or tone it down to appeal

Hungry Girl’s Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Here is a delicious slow-cooker pot roast recipe sure to warm up you up on a cold day! Delicious, nutritious and takes just 15 minutes of preparation. Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) Makes 12 Servings, (2.5 oz. cooked meat with 2/3 cup broth and veggies)Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 10 minutes plus 3

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I love cheesecake and I love pie…so what better way to satisfy both cravings with this double layer pumpkin pie! This is a back of the box recipe that I found a long time ago, and it’s always a hit with family or guests. I wanted to make it more weightloss friendly so I used

Nik’s Thanksgiving in a Bite Recipe

You see meatballs…I see a “Violet Beauregard” moment.  If you ever saw Charlie & the Chocolate Factory you know Violet Beauregard is a spoiled and indulged little girl who won a tour of the famed factory, only to meet her demise when she tried a piece of candy that was supposed to encompass all the flavors

Val’s Healthy Green Bean Saute: No Casserole Needed!

I love green beans and grew up with the ubiquitous green bean casserole at the holidays. I have looked for ways to have something with some of the same elements, but without the goopy high sodium soups, and often over cooked, limp green beans. I also did not want the high fat fried onions on

There’s More to Pumpkin Than Pie, 12 Pumpkin Recipes

There is so much more to pumpkin than just pie! If you’ve been locked into the “pumpkin pie” routine, it is time to step out of your comfort zone and learn about all of the amazing health benefits of pumpkin. The Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin Pumpkin is a member of the food family, Cucurbitaceae, which includes melons, squash,

Curried Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This soup screams Autumn, but it’s wonderful anytime! I love the sweet/spicy flavor and the richness the coconut milk gives.  The peanut butter is optional and depending on the mood I’m in, I’ll either add it or leave it out….the soup is fantastic either way! Serve this with a plate of fresh veggie sticks or

Grilled Ratatouille by Val

I first made Ratatouille when my grandson requested it after watching the movie by the same name. Traditional Ratatouille is a labor intensive dish that takes several hours to properly prepare. My inspiration was finding these tiny Indian eggplants at my local grocery store. I often buy unique new vegetables and then I try to find

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

On a cold rainy day in Southern California, I’d often come home to my mother making this wonderfully wholesome soup, made from whatever vegetables she had leftover in the refrigerator. Her recipe is a little different from mine, but the end result is nothing short of delicious! It starts with a big chunk of lean

Push the Reset Button with a Monkey Peanut Butter Shake

Try this Monkey Peanut Butter Shake to start your mornings (or anytime) off right with protein in a delicious way with a combo of chocolate, banana, and peanut butter. These classic flavors are combined with a chocolate protein shake made with Premier Protein® shakes. We like to call it the “Monkey Peanut Butter” shake since bananas

Texas Caviar Recipe

Give this recipe a try… fresh, zesty and YUMMY! This Texas Caviar recipe is a true crowd pleaser, bring this colorful dish to a potluck or serve at your next get-together. To save time and let the flavors meld together, you can make it the night before serving. It tastes even better the next day! (makes

Spicy and Sweet Blackened Salmon Recipe

Salmon is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.  Fish is packed with protein and a healthy food choice for anyone, especially WLS’ers.  No fuss and lots of flavor is the motto of this Spicy and Sweet Blackened Salmon. A touch of sweet and spicy collide for a taste you will not

Stay Cool this Summer with Orange Cream Protein Popsicles

It’s summer and the hot temperatures outside are not dropping anytime soon! Staying active and planning healthy meals can be challenging when you are surrounded by the heat and summer BBQ parties. For your next BBQ outing, try making these refreshingly delicious Orange Cream Protein Popsicles with Premier Protein® Vanilla Shakes for you and your friends.

Celebrate July 4th with WLS Recipes

As a country, we celebrate our independence on July 4th.  As WLS’ers, we celebrate our independence from being unhealthy to healthy.  We don’t have to prepare a dish full of sugar and fat to commemorate a holiday.  Instead, for Independence Day, make a platter with strawberries, watermelon, blueberries and sliced cheese into an American flag.

Parmesan Chips and Salsa Recipes

Enjoy Chips and Salsa, Parmesan-Style! Chips and salsa are a favorite of many people. What’s the issue about chips and salsa for anyone health-minded? The chips have lots of carbs with some fat which makes them not a great choice for weight loss. Where’s the protein in them? There usually isn’t any. However, with these

Recipes for Success: Mason Jar Salads

We all know the health value of a good quality salad. If it’s made right, it can be nutritious, low in calories, high in protein and good fats, and above all: delicious! But there are three main issues that I hear from people when I ask them why they don’t bring salads for their lunches

Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Parfait

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with using food as a form of celebration. Nope, I don’t! This Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Parfait is a celebration every time I make it. You know who was a big fan of bringing people together with food? My late mother. Her

Chicken Crusted Asian Veggie Pizza

From being a bariatric dietitian for 15 years, I’ve learned that bariatric eating doesn’t require reinventing the wheel.  Many times, you can take a recipe and adjust the ingredients to make it bariatric friendly, like I did with the Veggie Pizza below. You’ll find on Inside Karen’s Kitchen there are many bariatric friendly recipes. I hope you

Spice Up Your Food and Health

Tiny packages with Big Benefits: The value of spicing up our food  “Spices not only contribute significantly to the gastronomic pleasure of eating but they can also be powerful medicinals.” As we think about our food we often consider the big players of carbohydrates, protein and fat, and the influence they have on our health. Hidden

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Spinach Artichoke Dip Quick, popular, and healthy sums up this version of Spinach Artichoke Dip with sliced veggie dippers. This dip is made with creamy Brie and Parmesan which makes it a recipe that’s hard to beat. Save your money and calories, and forget ordering the high-fat restaurant version, and head home to enjoy this

Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake Recipe for Two

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