BARIATRIC FRIENDLY RECIPES
36 Recipes Created by NATIVITY4ME
All recipes in this cookbook will be Bariatric Friendly. from liquid phase to full food phase.
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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
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
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
I took TAMOLIE's recipe for Tofu Carrot Scramble and added ingredients to bump up the protein and make it more colorful and flavorful. I hope you'll like the changes. I had it for lunch today and it was delicious!Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME
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
This recipe calls for the pork to be marinaded for 1-4 hours. I did not include the ingredients in the marinade in the nutritional information because when the meat is removed from the marinade, it is to be patted dry before grilling or broiling.
I used pork medallions for this recipe. I started with 2 pounds. After removing all visible fat, I ended up with 1 lb + 12 oz. After cooking, the pork weighed 1 lb + 3 oz.
Don't waste the trimmings from the meat as there is usually some meat attached. I make stock by boiling the trimmings in water until the meat is done and the fat is mostly melted. Trim away the chunks so that only meat and no fat is left in the stock. Refrigerate it overnight, skim off the fat, label and freeze to be used for soups, stews, etc. later.
You will need the recipe called Bariatric Lynn's Yogurt-Tomato Sauce for this. The nutritional information for the sauce is not included with this recipe.Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME
This is for use with the Bariatric Lynn's Pork Gyros recipe but can also be used for other gyros, Greek salads, etc. It is really good and gets better over the next couple of days in the refrigerator.
Greek yogurt is fat-free and loaded with protein!Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME
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
The trick to using Turkey Ham in slow cooking soups and stews is to not put it in early or else the ham flavoring cooks out of the turkey and the end result is not especially tasty, especially when expecting it to be ham-flavored. Yet I stil want a ham flavoring to this bean soup so I added 4 ounces of turkey ham chopped into 1/4-inch cubes to the bean soup at the start of the cooking process and added 12 ounces of 3/4-inch cubes just a few minutes from serving the soup. The small amount of turkey ham added early provided the ham flavoring and the small cube size mixed right in with the beans and took on the flavoring of the beans so there was no problem with the taste.
If you cannot find the Hurst's 15 Bean Soup in your grocery store, you may contact the company at www.hambeens.com or by calling 1-800-426-2336. Another comparable bean soup mix could also be used if the nutrition information is comparable.
I have given instructions for the traditional method for making this soup and a quick method but I do not recommend the quick method because it can cause more digestive problems for people. Beans cooked slowly for a long time significantly reduces any digestive problems or flatulence.Submitted by HEALTHYLIVN4ME
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
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
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
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
This is another really easy and super flavorful side dish. Use the precooked bacon because it's less greasy and easy to cook.Submitted by SUBPOPTART