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Bariatric & Lap-band Surgery Shared Recipes

Bariatric & Lap-band Surgery Shared Recipes

I received my Lap-band on 5/19/2008. I am creating and collecting these recipes especialy for people who have had bariatric surgery, particularly Lap-band but they are healthy for everyone to eat--just adjust the portion size. This is a work-in-progress that I will add to as I go along.

(31 Recipes) Created by HEALTHYLIVN4ME

Recipes in this Collection

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Cookbook creator says: Created as a quick-to-fix recipe for those who have had bariatric Lap-band surgery but this is good and healthy for everyone. Your family will enjoy it, too. It is low-fat, low-carb, and made with whole wheat tortilla.


Carbs: 15.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 13.1g | Calories: 169.8
Coach Nicole's Mini Vegetable Frittatas
Very Good 4.4/5
(329 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This recipe is from SparkPeople's Coach Nicole. It is great for those of us who have had bariatric surgery--small portions and good amount of protein.

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 3.9g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 71.3
Jeff's Ultimate Turkey Burger Recipe
Very Good 4.5/5
(74 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This looks really good. Just don't put it on the whole grain hamburger bun as the recipe suggests (nutrition information for bun is not included in the recipe).

Submitted by SRATERMAN

Carbs: 1.7g | Fat: 10.8g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 27.7g | Calories: 214.7
Broccoli Quiche
Very Good 4.1/5
(90 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I haven't tried this one yet but I definitely plan to very soon. The only change I would make is to use several broccoli florets rather than the stalk of broccoli the recipe calls for so it is a bit softer for our little pouches! :-)

Submitted by STACISHU

Carbs: 9.3g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 17g | Calories: 166
Sweet Potato Custard
Very Good 4.2/5
(152 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Leave out the raisins, especially if newly post-op. This looks good for the soft-foods stages we go through after adjustments.

Carbs: 21.8g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 4.4g | Calories: 150.2
Strawberry Cheesecake Shake
Very Good 4.5/5
(211 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Will want to avoid this with the strawberries if too soon after surgery or after adjustments.

Submitted by OILPAINTER

Carbs: 36.4g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 19.4g | Calories: 236.3
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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.


Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 15.3g | Calories: 85
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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.


Carbs: 24.3g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 7g | Calories: 121.3
Very Good 4.3/5
(32 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: For Lap-Banders 6 months or more post-op. I plan to make this using 6 Tablespoons of Whole Wheat Flour rather than the 3T of Whole Wheat + 3T All-purpose flour called for in this recipe. I am also going to make it with Splenda Brown Sugar instead of the real brown sugar.

Carbs: 36.4g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 3.9g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 179.7
Bariatric Quick & Easy Skillet Chili
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Cookbook creator says: This recipe has ground beef in it so it can only be used by people with Lap-Band's whose restriction will allow well-chewed ground beef.


Carbs: 8.3g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 15.5g | Calories: 160.8
Bariatric Lynn's Vegetable Mixed Bean Soup
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This makes a yummy, easy-on-the-tummy soup for a cool Autumn or Winter Day. This is also good pureed for early post-op eating plans.


Carbs: 29.3g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 10.2g | Protein: 8.8g | Calories: 69.2
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
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!


Carbs: 42.9g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 7.4g | Protein: 3.4g | Calories: 230.9
(no ratings)

Prepare this recipe as written if you are more than 6 months post-op and have received permission to eat the nuts and raisins. Otherwise, prepare without the pine nuts and raisins and save about 31 calories per serving. May also be pureed for early post-op Lap-Banders without the pine nuts and raisins.


Carbs: 10.4g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 94.7
(no ratings)

This is only for Lap-Banders whose restriction will allow them to eat the very small amounts of coconut and nuts that are in the granola cereal. The coconut and nuts do soften during the cooking process and, if well chewed, should be tolerated by most.

I used the caramel sauce with this because it is what I had on hand but I think that the DaVinci Sugar Free and Fat Free Chocolate Sauce would be delicious, too. The nutrition information would remain the same.


Carbs: 36.2g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 7.1g | Calories: 217.5
Very Good 4.9/5
(10 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I haven't tried this yet but this looks great for those of us with Lap-Band's! Good source of protein and low in carb's and calories.

Submitted by CERISERENEE

Carbs: 2.4g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 11.1g | Calories: 105.8
Bariatric Zucchini Parmesan Skillet Dish
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Makes 8 half-cup servings.


Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 48.5
Bariatric Butternut & Pear Soup
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This is for Lap-banders who are 6 months or more post-op unless you do not use the pecans. Without the pecans, it can be used anytime from the soft-foot stage on.


Carbs: 14.6g | Fat: 4.4g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 99.8
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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.


Carbs: 18.3g | Fat: 6.5g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 10.6g | Calories: 166.5
Veggie Pizza on Whole-Wheat Crust with Feta and Mozzarella Cheeses
Very Good 4.3/5
(182 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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