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(47 Recipes) Created by HEYENTAH

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Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

Gastric bypass friendly, high protein meatballs.

Submitted by BELLA_MOON

Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 16.7g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 26.9g | Calories: 260.9
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

This has more protein (3 oz per serving) in it than is usually used in this type of recipe to meet our protein needs. I like to serve this with a small Yukon Gold baked potato on the side to make a complete meal.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 10.4g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 15.9g | Calories: 188.9
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
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

The zucchini and onions can be cooked to whatever degree of tenderness needed to make this dish easy to digest for those of us with Lap-Bands. If in the early stages post-op, the squash could be peeled and, if necessary, the seeds removed, although it would lose a significant amount of its fiber and nutritional value by doing so. This can also be pureed.

The tofu takes on the flavor of the other ingredients yet adds a nice texture to this dish in addition to some always-welcome protein!

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 9.5g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 11.6g | Calories: 140.5
(no ratings)

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
Bariatric Quick & Easy Skillet Chili
(no ratings)

This is only for Lap-Banders who are at the stage where they can tolerate ground beef if it is well-chewed. It has a higher beef to other ingredients ratio to it than chili normally would.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 8.3g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 15.5g | Calories: 160.8
Bariatric Zucchini Parmesan Skillet Dish
(no ratings)

Makes 8 half-cup servings.

Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 48.5
(no ratings)

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
(no ratings)

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
(no ratings)

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
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Bake
Very Good 4.5/5
(87 ratings)

Spinach, chicken, and cheese combine for a one-dish dinner.

Submitted by SILLY_ME

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 27.8g | Calories: 256.9
Very Good 4.5/5
(10 ratings)

Lower in carbs and higher in protein, this is a super easy and very yummy dish!

Submitted by PRAIRIEHARPY

Carbs: 3.1g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 21.5g | Calories: 156.6
(no ratings)

Brownies with 1gr. sugar (rest natural)

Submitted by JEANTAPLEY

Carbs: 8g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 59.7
(no ratings)

Submitted by KATHYM6366

Carbs: 1.4g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 84.5
(no ratings)

This is a really yummy dessert and easy to make. You could reduce the fat even more by going with all fat free ingredients.

I'm going to try and add pictures, I swear I am.

Submitted by KATHYM6366

Carbs: 4.5g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 10.4g | Calories: 139
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
Very Good 4.7/5
(1334 ratings)

Delicious and quick, this dish is a great way to get more fish into your healthy meal plan! We think this baked tilapia recipe can't be beat!

Submitted by RACHIELOO

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 10.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 19.6g | Calories: 177.1
(no ratings)

Ditch the tortilla and get ready for some YUM in a small pouch friendly breakfast or brunch.

After weight loss surgery, I was getting bored with plain ol' scrambled eggs. Here's a twist on a classic that will have your taste buds and pouch happy :)

Submitted by DIOSA12267

Carbs: 5.1g | Fat: 7.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 10.5g | Calories: 125.5
(no ratings)

WLS Friendly.
This recipe uses fresh geen (snap) beans, sauteed al dente' with wonderful smokey nutty flavors. A great alternative to the traditional and heavy green bean caseroles you find during the holidays.

Submitted by KATHYP63

Carbs: 6.1g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 77.7
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

I found this recipe on OH, without nutritional information. Tweeked it a bit, and here it is with the nutritional information. Very WLS friendly.

Submitted by KATHYP63

Carbs: 2.7g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 10.4g | Calories: 66.7
(no ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This doesn't really fit the profile very well, but looked like a good choice to go high carb with

Submitted by KATHYP63

Carbs: 27.8g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 22.6g | Calories: 221.4
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