Weight Loss Surgery Blog

The Importance of Your BMI

Bariatric surgery is a serious medical procedure that can produce major permanent changes to your body. Before undergoing bariatric surgery, multiple tests will be performed and a comprehensive medical history will be collected in order to determine if you are a good candidate. One of the primary factors used to determine your candidacy is your […]

High Protein Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients For the crust: 1 cup old-fashioned oats ¼ cup whipped buttery spread (like Smart Balance) ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 3 Tbsp powdered peanut butter 2 tsp Splenda or other calorie-free sweetener ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt For the Filling: ½ cup powdered peanut butter (water to reconstitute) 1 ½ cups fat-free plain Greek […]

Grinch Fruit Skewers

Ingredients Green Grapes Banana, sliced into ¼” thick slices Strawberries Mini Marshmallows Tooth Picks Directions Skewer one green grape. Top it with a banana slice and follow with a hulled strawberry. The strawberry should be about the same diameter as the banana slice. Top the strawberry with a mini marshmallow. Enjoy! Serving Size: 1 skewer […]

Protein Hot Chai Mix

Ingredients 6 scoops vanilla protein powder 1.5 cups non-fat powdered milk 3/4 cup instant unsweet tea mix 3/4 cup Splenda or granulated Stevia 1 Tbsp chai spice mix (or use ½ Tbsp cinnamon and ½ Tbsp ground ginger) 1 tsp ground cloves Directions Mix all dry ingredients in bowl until well blended. Add 1/2 cup […]

Skinny Peppermint Meringues

Ingredients 3 fresh egg whites 1/8 tsp salt 3/4c sugar 1/4 tsp peppermint extract Red food coloring Dash of Cream of Tartar (optional) Kitchen Tools Electric hand mixer Large mixing bowl Parchment paper Pastry bag (or gallon size storage bag with one corner cut off) ½ inch piping tip (found online or at local craft […]

Chocolate Brownie Cheese Ball

Ingredients 3 Tbsp powdered peanut butter mixed with 1.5 Tbsp water 8oz 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese (also called Neufchatel cheese), room temperature 2 ½ Tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 ½ cups Splenda or granulated Stevia ½ cup mini chocolate chips Directions In a deep bowl, mix together peanut butter with cream […]

No-Bake Chocolate Covered Raspberry Truffles

Ingredients 1-1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup coconut oil 2/3 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, divided (or other fresh or frozen berry) 1/4 cup honey 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine shredded coconut, coconut oil, raspberries, honey, vanilla, and salt in a high-powered blender or food […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pudding Pie

Ingredients For the crust: 1 cup old-fashioned oats ¼ cup whipped buttery spread (trans-fat free, like Smart Balance) ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 3 Tbsp powdered peanut butter 2 tsp Splenda or other calorie-free sweetener ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt For the filling: 1.4-oz box of sugar-free fat free instant chocolate pudding mix 2 cups […]

Nutritional Care After Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is an incredibly effective option for overweight individuals who have struggled for years to reach a healthy weight through traditional methods. The procedure is life changing in many ways, and it is important that you understand the commitments and lifestyle changes you need to make. The procedure essentially reduces the size […]

Banana Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed ¾ cup uncooked white quinoa, rinsed 4 Tbsp powdered peanut butter ¼ cup chia seeds 2 Tbsp water ½ tsp. baking powder 2 Tbsp agave or honey ½ tsp cinnamon Pinch of sea salt 2 large ripe bananas, mashed Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F […]