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4 Exciting Recipes for Post Bariatric Surgery Patients

 Who ever said that dieting and eating healthy had to be boring? Certainly not the group over at Bariatric Food Products, who's owners Gene Carbonell and Jan Chadwick have developed 4 outstanding new recipes featuring the very bariatric-friendly products they sell on their online store.

The following recipes, in addition to the many others featured on their website, combine bariatric approved foods and other natural, fresh foods to create new and exciting ways to prepare meals, drinks, desserts, and snacks. The idea is to simply provide dieters and post-bariatric surgery patients with some flexibility in their diets. These recipes also allow dieters to keep their diet interesting and exciting… something, as most of us already know, is very difficult to do.

Without further ado, here are 4 exciting recipes for dieters and post bariatric surgery patients:

Wildberry Sparkler

Our first recipe is a beverage called "Wildberry Sparkler". A wildberry sparkler is a fruity tasting drink that is not only a healthy, refreshing choice for a lunch or dinner beverage, but one that is also post-bariatric surgery friendly.

To make a wildberry sparkler, combine 1 packet of Wildberry Drink Mix with your choice of either 8 ounces of diet 7-up soda or diet seltzer into a blender. Blend on low for 10 seconds, and then serve over ice. You may garnish the beverage with a fresh mint if you desire.

Nutritional Information for Wildberry Sparkler

Calories: 100

Protein: 15g

Carbohydrates: 7g

Fat: 1.5g

Sweet Potato and Fruit Fritters

Our second recipe is for a super sweet dish called "Sweet Potato and Fruit Fritters". Yum! While this dish promises to be absolutely delicious, it also promises to be both diet-friendly and post-bariatric surgery approved.

To make this dish, combine 1 package of Vanilla Creme Pudding, a 1/2 cup of cooked mashed sweet potato (canned sweet potato works great too), a 1/2 of a mashed banana, 2 tablespoons of crushed pineapple, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg into a mixing bowl. Mix ingredients and then flatten batter into 5 patties. On medium heat, cook each patty in a frying pan until golden brown and crisp. Top with artificial sweetener or sugar-free maple syrup, and serve.

Nutrition Information for Sweet Potato and Fruit Fritters:

(per serving)

Calories: 216

Protein: 14g

Carbohydrates: 38g

Fat: 3g

Creamy Spinach Chicken

Our third recipe is for a hearty and healthy entrée called "Creamy Spinach Chicken". This rich creamy chicken and garden vegetable combination is ideal for lunch or dinner, and is both diet and post-bariatric surgery friendly.

This recipe starts off with bringing 4 ounces of water to a boil and adding in 1 package of Cream of Chicken Soup with Vegetables, your choice of either 1 cup pre-cooked frozen leaf spinach or broccoli, and an 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder. Stir well. Once ideal consistency has been reached, pour sauce mixture over 2 ounces of pre-cooked, boneless chicken breast.

Nutritional Information for Creamy Spinach Chicken

Calories: 202

Protein: 34g

Carbohydrates: 13g

Fat: 2.5g

Fiber: 5g

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Surprise

Our last recipe is an absolute fantastic dessert called "Chocolate Covered Pretzel Surprise"… a dessert so wonderful tasting that you'll have convinced yourself that you've cheated on your diet. Don't worry though, before sentencing yourself to the corner for a timeout, rest assured that this recipe is both diet and post-bariatric surgery friendly.

We start this recipe with 1 packet of Chocolate Pudding with Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips. Prepare the pudding according to the package directions. When finished, open up a package of Pretzel Twists and proceed with dipping each pretzel into the prepared pudding and then placing it on a sheet of wax paper. Then, freeze your chocolate covered pretzels for 40 minutes, and serve.

Nutritional Information for Chocolate Covered Pretzel Surprise

(per recipe (15-20 pretzels per package)

Calories: 200

Protein: 24g

Carbohydrates: 16 g

Fat: 4 g

Fiber: 5 g

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