My Air Fryer Bariatric Recipe is a remake of a favorite comfort food! Fried chicken was one of my much loved dishes pre-op and I daresay one of the most popular drive-thru and fast food items ordered before weight loss surgery by patients. But many of us quickly abandoned the dish post-op due to the […]
Most of us only have a limited time to cook from scratch so it makes good sense to make it count. This often means that I double up on a recipe, like these delightful Bariatric Egg Bites, on the basis that I can eat or serve one batch now and put the other in the […]
The Autumn/Fall calls for warmer foods – something a bit more satisfying and comforting than perhaps a salad. Cue – bariatric-friendly Chili. I am hard pushed to think of a recipe dish that suits meat-eating, vegetarian and vegan bariatric patients alike. Plus it’s seasonal, economical, packed with great nutrition, bariatric-friendly and easy to make. Using […]
I am infatuated with Starbucks coffee beverages despite the high price tag and it not being organic. My favorite is a custom-blend sugar-free Chocolate Hazelnut Frappe with a shot of espresso. LOL, now you know a selection on the Starbucks Secret Menu. But I’ll let you in on an even bigger secret. I have a Starbucks […]
The first time I attempted to make cauliflower pizza it was an utter failure. It tasted mushy and nothing like pizza. Since I am someone who likes to enjoy the food I am eating I said “sayonara” to cauliflower pizza. It just wasn’t for me. But then more and more people kept telling me how […]
What do you think of when you read the word “juice?” Probably an image of orange juice comes to mind, or perhaps apple juice. And surely as a bariatric surgery patient, you’ve been told to not drink orange and apple juices. But did anyone tell you that you can drink green juice? In fact, I […]
If you’re a healthy bariatric foodie like me then you are going to love my Morning Coffee Vegan Protein Shake. It’s a bariatric recipe that any health foodie will want to save to Pinterest, whether or not they’ve had weight loss surgery! Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, a daily vegan protein shake or green […]
Cauliflower rice can be a lifesaver for weight loss surgery patients. It is low in carbohydrates, high in nutrition and best of all it tastes good. If you’ve had bariatric surgery your program may recommend refraining from rice for up to six months after surgery. Rice has a tendency to expand in the stomach and […]
Mom used to make potato pancakes when I was little. Wow, do I ever miss her sweet singing as she would hand grate the potatoes then fry them up in big batches. Mom always expressed her love for her family, and there was lots of love expressed through her cooking. I remember sometimes all we […]
So in a blast of inspiration tonight I developed a healthy dessert recipe with some organic blueberries we picked at a local farm yesterday and the rhubarb I harvested earlier from my organic garden. And what I came up with is soooooo good! It’s a Blueberry Rhubarb Cobbler that’s almost Paleo, and free of refined […]
Raising your children is the ultimate long-term investment. It’s one of the most complex and challenging jobs you’ll face in your lifetime — and also the most rewarding. If you want to make sure you raise happy healthy weight kids, read on. These 7 pointers will help you to raise healthy weight kids to the very […]
Turning on the oven is the last thing I want to do in the middle of summer. Are you with me? I want an easy, light, no-fuss bariatric diet lunch to pack for the office or even put on the table for a light dinner. Well…I found one. Bariatric Diet Lunch My Dill Chicken Salad […]
I don’t know about you but it is HOT HOT HOT where I live in Northern California. As you may remember from my interview, I live on a farm and temperatures consistently reach over 100 F and sometimes even 110 F. I am always looking for ways to stay cool. This year I am hoping […]
Kristin Willard is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate with respect to teaching people about eating healthy after bariatric surgery and maintaining their weight loss forever. Kristin has been an RDN for eight years and frustrated with the lack of nutrition resources for her bariatric clients. So to fill this unmet need, Kristin is […]
How can I feed my family and myself bariatric recipes that everyone will enjoy? I hear this all the time from clients who have undergone bariatric surgery. During those first few months after surgery it can be overwhelming to follow your bariatric surgeon’s dietary guidelines, plus put a delicious meal on the table for your […]
I advocate building a diet around whole foods, real food. Food without a nutrition label. Food that’s been grown not manufactured. That said, we are living in an often fast-paced world and preparing all of our food from scratch isn’t always practical. I think that’s especially true when it comes to snacks. While most of […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...