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Kitchen Gadgets to Aid Weight Loss for Bariatric Patients

Try these useful kitchen gadgets for bariatric patients!

We are regularly on the lookout for new kitchen gadgets or utensils to recommend to our bariatric patients. We know that preparing food at home is almost always healthier than convenience or restaurant food, so anything that can make food prep or cleanup quicker or more fun can help promote weight loss. The right tools…

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Starting The New Year Off On The Right Foot

Are you ready for 2018? Were you able to accomplish everything you wanted to in 2017? Did you meet your weight loss goal? Or maybe you started taking steps towards losing weight in preparation for surgery? Below are the dietitian’s top 5 tips to help you start your New Year right! #1. Start fresh. Dig…

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Holiday Tips for Post Op Liquid Diets

Being on a liquid diet during the holiday season can be challenging but is 100% doable. Follow the tips below to help you coast through the holidays without a care. Tips for Liquid Diets During the Holiday Season Keep yourself busy! While off work it can become easy to make food the main focus. Take…

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Tackling a Buffet

Eating out not only allows you to take in more fat and salt at your meal, but it can also result in overeating if you are not careful. Buffets can be a double edged sword, in that, they are great way to accommodate the whole family, however can be a diet disaster if you do…

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Kielbasa Sausage & Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients: – 1 bunch of broccoli, chopped -1 red bell pepper, sliced -1 green bell pepper, sliced -1 bunch of asparagus, chopped into 1” sections -14 oz. kielbasa turkey sausage, sliced into ½” sections -1 tsp. salt -1 tsp. pepper -1 tsp. garlic powder -1 tsp canola oil -1/4 cup parmesan cheese -non-stick cooking spray…

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Pumpkin Dip

-1 15 oz. can pumpkin -8 oz. plain Greek yogurt -1/2 cup Splenda or Stevia -1 1/2 tsp. vanilla -1 tsp cinnamon -1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy with sliced apples as a healthy Thanksgiving treat!

5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

You can still have a traditional Thanksgiving without the extra starches (carbs!) Modify some of your holiday favorites to fit into your meal plan: Avoid frying or breading meats. Ham, turkey, & beef tenderloin are loaded with protein and don’t need the extra carbs to taste delicious! Use cauliflower for a mock mashed potatoes dish…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Halloween Healthy

1. Avoid Skipping Meals Skipping meals can ultimately cause you to take in more candy than planned due to low blood sugars. 2. Make Halloween a Physical Activity Event Don’t miss a great opportunity to get your exercise in. Make a family game plan to walk to as many houses as you can! 3. Avoid…

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients: -1 can low-sodium canned chicken -1/4 cup buffalo sauce -1 cup plain Greek yogurt -1 Tbsp. ranch seasoning -8 oz. fat-free cream cheese Instructions: Mix all ingredients together Preheat oven to 350 degrees. When oven is 350 degrees, bake chicken dip for 20 minutes Serve with carrot and celery sticks!

Cheesy Pizza Chicken

Ingredients: – 1 (4-6 oz.) chicken breast – 1 (2% milk) mozzarella cheese stick, cut lengthwise into 4 pieces – 8 turkey pepperonis – 1-2 Tbsp. low-sugar tomato sauce/marinara sauce – 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning – 1 tsp. salt and pepper – 1/8 cup 2% milk cheddar jack cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Trim…

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