Bariatric surgery is conducted to shed extra bulge. This doesn’t mean that just undergoing a surgery will help, as you also need to concentrate on your diet as well. But, if you think that bariatric recipes will spoil your holidays, then you are wrong. Just go through some of the bariatric recipes given in this article that are best for a delicious holiday.
Extra attention is given to the diet of the people who undergo bariatric surgery as their body is unable to absorb heavy food. One needs to have low calorie and low fat food to overcome this situation. If you think that food after this surgery will become bland and boring and will spoil your holiday parties, then you are wrong. There are many delicious bariatric recipes that you can make on holidays to make them more special.
Holiday Recipes for Bariatric Patients
Bariatric patients need to have food which is low in calorie, fat and carbohydrates. Apart from this, they are on liquid diet for the first week, pureed food from the second week, and then semi solid food after 2 months. But this doesn’t mean that their food should be boring. Following are some of the delicious bariatric recipes that will make your day.
1# Pumpkin Pie Shake
- 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup plain canned pumpkin
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2/3 cup frozen butternut squash
This pumpkin shake can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is tasty, low in fat and high in protein which makes it one of the best recipes for people who have recently undergone bariatric surgery. Just gather all the above given ingredients and blend them in a mixer. You can also add pumpkin pie sugar-free syrup for better taste and ice as desired. The quantity mentioned above is sufficient for two people.
2# Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes
- 3 pork chops, trimmed of fat
- 2 fresh sweet potatoes
- ½ can whole cranberry sauce
This dish also comes under the low fat diet. Get all the ingredients. Layer the pork chops with cranberry sauce in slow cooker. Then later you can either cook this dish in high settings for 4 hours or in low for 6 to 8 hours. Add the fresh sweet potatoes on the top of the slow cooker at the beginning of cooking time. Once cooked you can severe it hot. This dish is easy and of course tasty.
3# Apricot Cream Cheese Cookies
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups flour and a small quantity for rolling
- ½ tablespoon salt
- Sugar free apricot preserves
This is one of the tastiest cookies in the bariatric recipes. Get all the ingredients required and start with the preparation. First of all, blend the cream cheese and butter. Then add flour and salt and then again blend them properly. Now collect all the mixture and make a small ball. Cover it with a plastic wrap and then chill it for 1 to 2 hours. Now take out the dough and roll it over the dust of flour. Cut it into squares of 2 inches approx. Again roll over the remaining. By that time preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Now take ¼ tablespoon of sugar-free apricot preserves and place it over the squares. Now fold the opposite corners of the squares and slightly overlap the ends and press them so that they get stuck to each other. Place all these cookies on the cookie sheet and place them inside the oven. Place all the cookies at least ½ inches apart from each other. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes. Once all the cookies cool down, just pour a small amount of sugar-free apricot preserves again over the cookies.
I hope after going through these easy and delicious bariatric recipes, you will not consider the bariatric diet boring and tasteless.