Tag Archives: bariatric

Egg and Meat Muffin Cups, 14 grams protein, 129 calories

If you are having a productive day and want to cook meals for the week, this gluten-free and flourless muffin recipe will be your perfect investment of your time. I love to prepare these in little containers and then eat them throughout the week for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner; whatever catches my fancy.  It tastes like a meat stew in a cup, or maybe even a breakfast corned beef hash in a muffin.  Enjoy it fresh and warm, cold, or room temperature at work.…

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Easy-Chew Creamy Potato Salad, 3.8 grams protein, 125 calories

Potato salad is an easy-chew option for those days when you are struggling to get food down.  Stays fresh in the fridge for several days.  It works very well for a lunch meal away from home. Ingredients: 1 lb. potato (or 1 giant idaho potato) (7g, 283c) 2 hard boiled eggs [12g, 156c] 1 ounce sour pickles (or one large pickle)  (0g,5c) 2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise (0g, 180c) salt & pepper to taste Directions: Boil the unpeeled potato in water until cooked. It might take…

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Dreamy Creamy Pancakes, 9.5 grams protein per 4 ounce meal (soft enough for bariatric puree)

There are no words.   I will stop talking now. Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 eggs 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 2 ounces Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons lite pancake syrup Directions: chop first four ingredients in food processor poor mixture into a cup Use the cup to pour six equal amounts onto griddle or frying pan (medium setting). Flip pancakes when mixture begins to form tiny bubbles Remove when golden. Drain fat on paper towel Mix pancake syrup with Greek yogurt…

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Refried Bean Beef Soup, 11 gram protein meal

This soup is thick with lovely textures and high in nutrients.   I like to add a tablespoon of avocado cubes into the soup, so you can freeze the cubes with the soup portions; It will not turn brown, so long as it is covered in liquid while freezing.  Ingredients:  4 Tablespoons Green Chili Peppers (10c) 1 medium tomato (1g, 22c) 1 small onion (1g, 20c) 8 oz Ground beef (20% fat) browned with ½ packet taco seasoning (36g, 640c) 1 (16 oz) Can refried beans (24g,…

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Cottage Cheddar Scramble, 12.5 grams protein per 4 ounce meal

A high-protein breakfast that can be whipped up in minutes. Directions:  Scramble the egg with the cheeses, and add salt and pepper.  Cook like a regular scrambled egg. Ingredients: Ounces Grams Protein Calories Egg, large 1.75 6 70 Cottage Cheese 1 2.5 20 Shredded Cheese 1 4 40 Totals: 3.75 12.5 130     Related PostsEgg-n-Cheese Omelette, 14 gram protein per 4 oz breakfast meal10000Ingredients: 1 egg (6g) 2 ounce shredded cheese  (8g) ¼ ounce sauteed onions (one cube sliced into four slivers) salt & pepper to…

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Jello Cheese Cups, 13 grams protein per 4 ounce serving

Looking for protein powder ideas? Combine with Jello and get rid of chalky drinks forever.  Turns to liquid in the mouth, so it might be okay to try this in the full liquids stage when protein shakes and yogurts are allowed. Ingredients:  1 cup soymilk (10g) 1 pack sugar-free jello, favorite flavor (4g) 1 serving protein powder (21g) ½ cup cottage cheese (10g) 1 serving Dannon Light-n-fit Greek Yogurt, favorite flavor (5.43 oz, 12g) Directions: Combine cheese, yogurt and protein powder and stir well until smooth.…

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Seitan Scallion Stir-Fry, 26 grams protein

Do you miss eating Chinese food now that you are sticking to a post-op puree diet? See Basic Seitan Instructions. Ingredients: 2 ounces Bob’s Red Mill Vital Gluten Flour  (23g) 2 ounces water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder soy sauce 1 scallion 4 ounces chicken broth (3g) Directions: Mix 2 ounces water with salt and garlic powder. Add in 2 ounces Bob’s Red Mill Vital Gluten Flour (23g). Kneed seitan dough until all water is absorbed. In a saucepan, boil 4 ounces chicken…

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Cheese Crisps Protein Snack, 7 grams protein per ounce

In the pureed stages, these cheese crisps protein snacks can be chewed once for instant pureed texture.  Chew with discretion, and know yourself! 6 crisps -or 1 ounce- is 7 grams of protein.  “The key for me was watching the bubble turn brown first.”  ~ Stace Russell-Samuels, Florida Directions: Place a sheet of parchment paper on a large oven pan. Tear/cut cheese into postage-stamp size pieces and space them at least an inch apart on the parchment paper. Add your favorite spices (black pepper, chopped onions, olives)…

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Tuna Omelette, 16.5 grams of protein per 4 oz meal

Before RNY, I prepared portions of tuna blended with pickle juice and greek yogurt.  It totaled to 10g of protein per 2 oz portion.  Here I used one portion of the tuna puree to make a breakfast omelette by mixing it up in a pot with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese and one ounce eggbeaters. The results: A yummy pureed meal with 16.5 grams of protein! Related PostsEgg-n-Cheese Omelette, 14 gram protein per 4 oz breakfast meal10000Ingredients: 1 egg (6g) 2 ounce shredded cheese  (8g) ¼ ounce sauteed onions (one…

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Greek Dill Dip, 3 grams protein per ounce

This is my all-time favorite essential recipe for the bariatric puree stage.  I add this dill dip to tuna salad, salmon pate, gefile fish, and even mashed potato.  This is an easy way to supplement extra grams of protein to complete a meal. Ingredients: 1 cup 0% Greek Yogurt  [24g] 2 ounces milk [2 g] 2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Dill Paste 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Lemongrass paste, optional Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir with a spoon. Yields:  1/2 pound Greek Dill Yogurt Dip at 3 grams protein…

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