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Skillet Frittatas 3 Ways Make the Holidays Even Tastier

The holidays can be a difficult time for people to keep weight off, especially bariatric patients who need to be careful about which foods they consume. To reduce your stress and improve the quality of your meals, Dr. Hossein Bagshahi, our extensively trained weight loss surgeon, has provided a simple, quick, and delicious option for you to try: Southwestern frittatas. Southwestern Spinach and Red Pepper Frittata 1 small onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 4 strips turkey bacon, diced […]

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Two Cool Summer Salads

Two bariatric friendly summer salad recipes that are nutritious and high in protein. To keep you on your weight loss surgery diet. These quick and easy recipes can be made in less than half an hour.  They also use many of the same ingredients thus making weekly meal prep that much easier.   LIME SHRIMP AND AVOCADO SALAD INGREDIENTS: 1 Haas avocado, finely sliced or cubed 1 c. grape tomatoes cut in half or quartered. 1/4 sweet onion, chopped. 1 […]

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Summer Popsicle Recipes

Stay hydrated and conquer those cravings for something cold and sweet on a hot summer day with these easy to make popsicle recipes.  Note:  If you don’t have a popsicle mold, you can use Dixie cups and craft popsicle sticks. HYDRATING FRUIT POPSICLES (makes 8-12 pops) INGREDIENTS: 1 small box Sugar-Free Jell-O mix (1/3 ounce) 1 packet Unsweet Kool-Aid Drink Mix packet 2 cups boiling water PREPARATION: Mix the Jell-O with 2 cups boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add 2 […]

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Cinco De Mayo Taco Lettuce Wrap

INGREDIENTS: ¼ pound of lean ground turkey Bibb lettuce 1 tbsp. olive oil ½ cup chopped red bell peppers ½ avocado (sliced) ½ tsp. Chili powder ½ tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Cumin ½ tsp. Turmeric   PREPARATION: Cook the ground turkey and then drain the fat.  Add seasonings to meat. Place meat, avocado slices, and bell peppers into Bibb lettuce wraps.

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Breakfast Frittata Muffins

Breakfast Frittata Muffins Try these protein filled Breakfast Frittata Muffins, the individual servings are perfect for breakfast on the go. Ingredients: 6 eggs ½ pound ground turkey ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 2 cups chopped zucchini 2 cups chopped red bell peppers ¼ cup chopped basil. Instructions: Cook ground turkey. Whisk eggs with almond milk, then add veggies and turkey. Pour into muffin pan and cook for 15-20 minutes at 375. Wrap the muffins individually and refrigerate or freeze for […]

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Bariatric Food Recipes

Introduction Bariatric surgery is a medical intervention modifying the stomach and sometimes, portions of the alimentary canal to help individuals struggling with extreme obesity to lose weight. Bariatric surgery is usually recommended to people who possess a body mass index (BMI) of 40 and above.  Surgery is also an option for patients with lower BMI (less than 40) but who have associated health problems like type-2 diabetes or High blood pressure. There are two types of Bariatric surgery, restrictive and […]

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