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Butternut Squash Tater Tots

Do not use frozen butternut squash cubes. It will roast and yield so much water, that the mixture will not hold. Because there is oil in the mixture, it will appear crispy, like fried foods. Remove from the oven when both sides are golden. Freeze and enjoy again in your air fryer! Also, freeze 6 small tots in a ziplock bag, and drop into your purse. It will defrost during traveling.  Ingredients: 2 cups cooked butternut squash3 tsp oil ½ onion2 tbsp fresh parsley, leaves only,…

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Gluten-Free, grain-free Scallion Pancakes made with SCD legal farmer cheese (DCCC)

Finally, my fantasies have come true! Here are gluten-Free, grain-free scallion pancakes made with SCD legal farmer cheese (DCCC), and no cauliflower. These are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Combine ingredients in a bowl, and form thick, thin, or large plat patties. Fry until golden. Yields about 2 dozen. You may freeze 3 per zip-lock bag and have a handy snack to enjoy–defrosts quickly in your purse. The eggs, oil, and almond flour serve as a binder, and the dryness in…

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SCD Yogurt in Instant Pot, 24 hour fermented lactose free

SCD yogurt has to be fermented for 24 hours to be SCD legal. In the process, the bacteria converts the lactose to digestive enzymes and protein. The amount of probiotics in SCD yogurt is estimated to be 50 times more than store-bought probiotics tablets. One spoonful in the early stages is enough to build a tolerance for this super powerful “medicine” in a cup. Personally, I find it easiest to prepare the yogurt in my 3 quart instant pot. [You know you love my videos,…

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Horchata Morning Coffee, 10x less sugar than Starbucks

The well-known stereotype about weight loss surgery is that patients regain their weight by “drinking” Starbucks calories. While there is much truth to that, it is more important to think about what you can control. We are all capable of reading nutrition facts, and that knowledge will be your power. For example, a pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks has about 50 grams of sugar. That equals to 12 teaspoons of sugar (4 grams per teaspoon). What can you do to get your fix at home…

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Eucalyptus Oil on Zits and Post-WLS Acne

After weight loss surgery, my hormones began to fly up and down without warning. Suddenly, I began to look like a teenager again, both in size, and with the pimples on my face! I tried face washes and zinc vitamins. ultimately, I wanted something that would dry up the zits before they got to the point where I would want to pop them. I read online about the virtues of eucalyptus oil, and it also happens to be my absolute favorite scent. I purchased a…

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Omega + C Orange Salmon Endives, 19.5 grams protein, 290 calories

The perfect winter lunch to pack in the nutrients and prevent the sniffles.  Endive is enriched with Vitamin A and ß-carotene, which have antioxidant properties. Carotenes convert to vitamin A inside the human body.  The orange delivers your vitamin C right in between the smoked salmon, which is high in omega fatty acids. All ingredients combined are sweet and moist, perfect for chewing. Ingredients: 2 ounces skinless boneless smoked salmon 4 Tablespoons Cream Cheese, with chives if possible ½ naval orange 4 endives slices Directions:…

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Popeye’s Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie, 2 grams protein, 157 calories per cup

“It will work if the change will motivate your tastes buds.” This is a very interesting quote from Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, the documentary about the value of juicing.  and explains how the smoothie must intrigue your sense of taste for your lifestyle changes to be permanent.  Since bypass, I’ve been able to explore new foods and be as daring as ever, keeping me motivated but also satisfied! For example, never in my life would I sit down to a bowl of kale. But…

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How to Keep Avocados Fresh Without it Turning Brown

This easy trick is courtesy from the women’s health magazine. Just cut a red onion into fairly large chunks into an airtight plastic container, and place the avocado half (with the pit) on top.  The skin should be touching the onion chunks. Put the lid on the plastic container, throw it in the fridge, and brown avocados will be a thing of past. How does the trick work? The onion emits sulfur gases, which help stop the oxidation process that turns avocados brown. Here’s a…

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