Cauliflower has become a staple for many households in recent years, especially among those who have had bariatric surgery. If you buy fresh cauliflower by the head or in a bag, you may find that you have a lot of leftover florets on your hands. While cauliflower florets are great raw, having recipes on hand to use up leftover steamed cauliflower is a great way to clear out your fridge and make low carbohydrate recipes that you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
We love making meals that can work for any meal- breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack! And this casserole is just that. It’s got protein, it’s got veggies, it’s got flavor. It’s good hot. It’s good cold. Can you tell how much we like it?
Fall is a great time to add pumpkin to your diet. While canned pumpkin is available all year round, seeing fresh pumpkins in the stores and as decorations can really put us in the mood for pumpkin flavor. For most people, they think of pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, or pumpkin chai lattes. But for bariatric surgery patients, pumpkin is best incorporated into protein-rich meal.
Many of Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients report difficulty with previously favorite proteins (like chicken and eggs) after their weight loss surgery. But as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. Many bariatric patients report fish as an animal protein that they do tolerate well after their surgery. This is often surprising for people as they may not even have liked fish prior to their surgery.
Fish is often one of the animal proteins most easily tolerated by gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. As such, it should be something bariatric patients try at the appropriate stage after their surgery even if they never really liked fish before.
Summer in Florida can get hot. Sometimes so hot you might think it’s on the Sun. It’s hard to want to prep a hot meal and heat up your house. Salads can be a great option for hot summer night dinners.
Some days it hard to feel like getting out of bed in the morning. We’ve all had days like that, especially recently. But if you routinely struggle with morning fatigue, Dr. Shillingford offers some suggestions to help you feel more energized in the mornings.
Southwestern flavors are often a big hit. Turkey is a great choice for a southwestern inspired meal as the meat is often bland on its own and the spices add a nice flavor. While tacos are usually eaten with a corn or flour shell or tortilla, those add carbohydrates. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can get the taco flavors they love with fewer carbs by making a skillet meal instead.
Summer is a great time to have a salad for dinner. But gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are encouraged to incorporate protein into their meals, so a plain green salad isn’t the best choice. Enter this Steak and Avocado Salad from Tasty. It’s loaded with sirloin steak and hard-boiled eggs for high-quality protein that will help bariatric surgery patients lose weight without compromising muscle. It’s also got avocado for healthy fats and fiber, and tomatoes for vitamins A and C.