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Theresa's Cookbook

(23 Recipes) Created by SIDSMOM1

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A light chicken salad with dried sweetened cranberries and dill salad cubes for a sweet and tangy kick. Perfect on whole wheat crackers, or over a bed of lettuce.

The serving size is tailored for someone who has had weight loss surgery and may seem small for someone who eats more normal portions.

Submitted by MANDERKY

Carbs: 4.7g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 110.9
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I received my Lap-band on 5/19/2008. I created this recipe especialy for people who have had bariatric surgery, particularly Lap-band, but it is healthy for anyone to eat.

This is very quick-to-fix. It makes a large and very filling entrée for lunch or supper. If you have had bariatric surgery, cut it in half and save the other half for the next day or a snack later the same day (if your family doesn't gobble it up first)!

Remember to take small bites and chew each bite at least 25 times before swallowing!

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 15.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 13.1g | Calories: 169.8
The Best Turkey Burger-Jeff's Ultimate Recipe
Very Good 4.6/5
(69 ratings)

Moist, delicious, and flavorful turkey burger! The addition of the mayonaise adds a little needed fat to keep it moist, and you can't taste it at all. Great to freeze and have on hand for a quick meal!

Submitted by SRATERMAN

Carbs: 1.7g | Fat: 10.8g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 27.7g | Calories: 214.7
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This delicious alternative to classic pulled pork will be a hit any way you serve it! Serve with Nabisco® Reduced-Calorie Triscuit® Crackers or 1/2 of a small whole-wheat hamburger bun, if tolerated. Nutrition information is not included for these serving options.

If you are in the early post-surgery stages, this can be pureed, also.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 15.3g | Calories: 85
Bariatric Quik 'n' Easy Apple Crisp for One
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

This is a quick microwave recipe that makes a yummy snack! It could also be pureed but may need a tablespoon or two of hot water added.

While eveyone else is having a high-fat, high-sugar dessert at Thanksgiving, make this yummy alternative in a jiffy for yourself! But, watchout! Everyone else may want one, too!

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 42.9g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 7.4g | Protein: 3.4g | Calories: 230.9
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For color, I like to use a variety of red, yellow and orange peppers. I prefer the sweetness of those colors to the green peppers but the nutritional difference is not significant so you can use what you like.

This could also be pureed for those early post-surgical stages.

We follow a low-sodium diet in our home so the sodium in the pasta sauce was enough for us but for those who prefer, you may want to add salt and/or pepper to the mixture.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 18.3g | Fat: 6.5g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 10.6g | Calories: 166.5
Very Good 4.5/5
(26 ratings)

A simple, nutritious recipe for home-made pizza dough... From SparkPerson 'JENNYNBOYS'!

Submitted by CURVES_N_CURLS

Carbs: 228g | Fat: 19.1g | Fiber: 30.3g | Protein: 40.4g | Calories: 1191.5
Bariatric Galabki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) tlh
Very Good 4.8/5
(9 ratings)

I like these because they are a complete meal-in-one. Meat, vegetable and a little starch all wrapped up in each bundle.

This recipe makes up quicker than most when using a pressure cooker but it can be baked in the oven or in a Dutch oven on top of the stove.

There is some brown rice in it but the percentage of carbs is low and the protein is high. Ground turkey could be substituted for one or both of the meats but the nutrition information would need to be changed.

There are many different kinds of stuffed cabbage recipes originating from many countries. This is more like the Polish-type (pronounced go-wum-ki) and is simpler than others. If your lifestyle is like mine, simple is better!

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 25.6g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 15.7g | Calories: 241.3
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

This recipe is so easy to make!

Because I have a Lap-Band, I used the SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend in this recipe but if you want or need to avoid all sugar, you may replace it with 3 Tablespoons of the SPLENDA® that measures like sugar (not the packets) and you will need to find a sugar-free ketchup. The nutritional information will need to be changed accordingly.

It is important to begin with very fresh and very lean boneless pork chops. I found a large Family- Pack of 6 chops that weighed 2.30 pounds. When I removed every last bit of fat, I ended up with exactly 2 pounds of lean meat.

Other similar recipes call for the sauce to be cooked and thickened before pouring over the chops but I found that the sauce thickens very nicely on its own without pre-cooking it, thus saving a step and time!

Just a side note: The first time I made this, I forgot the ketchup and it was still delicious.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 19g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 34g | Calories: 277.3
Coach Nicole's Mini Vegetable Frittatas
Very Good 4.4/5
(319 ratings)

Make this ahead of time and then refrigerate for a quick, protein-packed breakfast that's also portion-controlled. Top with salsa (optional) and serve with toast for a complete breakfast.

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 3.9g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 71.3
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This recipe may be used for your entire family but the portions are especially adapted for those who have had Lap-Band surgery.

This delicious dessert or snack is for persons who are at least 6 months post-op as the fresh berries may be problematic if eaten sooner.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 24.3g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 7g | Calories: 121.3
Chocolate Flax Muffins
Very Good 4.6/5
(7 ratings)

These are so moist and chocolatey I can't believe they are so healthy. They are a very filling and a great low carb treat.

I buy pre-ground flax meal, but you can grind your own.

I grind my almonds in a blender by putting only a small handful in at a time and pulsing the blender. Don't run continuously or you'll have almond butter. You can also buy pre-ground almonds.

Submitted by JOEKNEE

Carbs: 6.4g | Fat: 9.9g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 134.7
Very Good 4.9/5
(10 ratings)

Submitted by CERISERENEE

Carbs: 2.4g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 11.1g | Calories: 105.8
Veggie Pizza on Whole-Wheat Crust with Feta and Mozzarella Cheeses
Very Good 4.3/5
(178 ratings)

A kickin' vegetarian pizza! It's extra good because it's made on a whole-wheat crust!

Submitted by CURVES_N_CURLS

Carbs: 19g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 171.7
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Using 2% Velveeta Cheese and Turkey chili, reduces the calories for this party favorite. Also makes a quick lunch with some whole wheat crackers, breadsticks, bagel crisps, etc.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 5.8g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 81.4
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I created this for myself one morning as a Lap Bander when I wanted something on the go. Perfect protein shake for bandsters that are tight in the mornings and want their coffee and protein all in one drink! Uses the Starbucks Via coffee tubes. If Italian Roast is too strong, you can substitute the Columbian Roast. The Via is not included in the nutritional info because I could not find it online, but I don't believe that there is much of anything in it anyway. If you don't have a Via tube, you can probably use instant coffee granules.

Submitted by MANDERKY

Carbs: 5.4g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 26.3g | Calories: 190.5
Good 3.8/5
(22 ratings)

Since I love spinach and I love alfredo, I decided to see if I could create a "company worthy" dish. Let's put it this way, Mom, who's usually kind of picky, scraped her plate until she had every bit of it!

Submitted by RREED01562

Carbs: 15.4g | Fat: 8.2g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 14g | Calories: 185.5
Very Good 4.2/5
(76 ratings)

A wonderful option for cold winter nights.

Submitted by SUDDENSTORM

Carbs: 9.6g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 14.5g | Calories: 129
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Very Good 4.6/5
(49 ratings)

This dish is delicious and easy to make.

Submitted by PUNKIN7743

Carbs: 7.4g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 44.3g | Calories: 284.6
Pong Pong Pork Chops
Very Good 4.3/5
(278 ratings)

Boneless pork chops are drenched in a tasty peanut sauce in one of our favorite easy recipes.

Submitted by ONCEMORE2006

Carbs: 7.6g | Fat: 16.2g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 24.3g | Calories: 268.6
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