Category Archives: Recipes

Keeping Your Holidays Healthy Following Weight Loss Surgery

This post was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard, a registered dietitian and nutrition counselor. Sharon currently works with patients before and after weight loss surgery on education, nutrition, and lifestyle planning in her role at a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. In this article, she stresses the importance of properly preparing for holiday eating for… Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Nutritious Delight (Drink Recipe)

  This bariatric-friendly recipe was developed by Sharon Howard, a dietitian and bariatric nutrition counselor. Now, enjoy a delicious cup full of fall flavor. Most importantly, it’s boosted with the all-important protein, vitamins & minerals you need post-WLS. A deliciously sweet drink without the empty calories. Pumpkin Spice Delight Recipe A deliciously sweet pumpkin spice… Read More »

Bariatric-Friendly Chicken Mushroom Bake Recipe

This bariatric-friendly recipe was created for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard R.D., M.S., C.D.E., L.D.N., F.A.D.A., a registered dietitian with more than 30 years of experience in nutrition counseling, and 15 years in weight management and bariatrics. Chicken Mushroom Bake Recipe An exclusive, Bariatric Choice-infused, high protein spin on a delicious meal time favorite. Ingredients Makes 2… Read More »

4 Bariatric Friendly Holiday Drink Recipes

If you’ve had Gastric Sleeve, Bypass, Adjustable Band or Duodenal Switch surgery, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seasonal favorites throughout Christmas and New Year’s with our “tastes of the holiday” protein drinks. These bariatric-friendly holiday recipes were developed by a dietitian and bariatric/nutrition counseling expert Sharon Howard, R.D. exclusively for Bariatric Choice. Even… Read More »

Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery: Recipes & Tips

Keeping on top of a bariatric diet during the six-week span of holiday celebrations may seem daunting, especially when the kickoff is an event designed solely around eating as much as possible – Thanksgiving. It’s a rough holiday for everyone, with the average American gaining 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As this… Read More »

Tasty, Low Calorie Recipes

A Great Resource for Bariatric-Friendly Recipes for Every Occasion! At Bariatric Choice, we know that you want and need recipes that fit into your healthy post-bariatric surgery diet and taste great. So, we’ve done extensive research to find the some of the best: Breakfast recipes Lunch recipes Dinner recipes Desserts Holiday recipes You’ll find even more… Read More »

Berry Frosty Protein Shake Recipe

Whether you’re preparing for bariatric surgery or trying to stick to your doctor’s diet plan post surgery, getting the protein you need can get boring quickly. That’s why we’ve developed some delicious protein shake recipes to help you put some flavor in the mix. Trying different, easy-to-make recipes like this are a great way to change… Read More »

Tips for Making Protein Shakes Tastier Post-Op

Guest post written by Sharon Howard R.D. Stir, Don’t Shake In the first week after bariatric surgery, your “pouch” is a bit swollen on the inside along the incision lines. Keep this in mind as your build towards your full, clear liquid diet to liquid foods you cannot see through, such as protein shakes. These drinks will… Read More »