May 22, 2019

Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese

It’s finally here!  The beginning of Summer!! We love our celebratory meals here in the South and holiday cookouts can be a slippery slope for anyone. There is always lots of friends, family, and of course, food. To avoid reaching for the less than great options presented to you, we recommend ensuring you have a healthy option to stay the course and avoid doing something you might regret later⏤ ahem… can anyone say dumping syndrome?

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May 10, 2019

For Mom…Breakfast in bed but low carb instead

Ahhh breakfast in bed. The eternal myth of Mother’s Day dreams. I mean, honestly, while not lifting a finger and enjoying a scrumptious meal while reclined in a cozy warm nest may sound appealing, crumbs and lost fruit chunks are not what I like between my sheets. Know your audience.

Before I get to breakfast, I want to recognize all that is being a mother. Moms, you are awesome! You bring life into the world, you are incredible role models, you pour out your love and attention and everything that you are. Thank you for your sacrifice, your dedication, and your ability to be simply incredible.

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April 26, 2019

The BariQueen is fiesta ready!

It’s almost one of my favorite holidays, Cinco de Mayo! As a lover of Mexican food, I am happy to celebrate a holiday which revolves around spicy, cheesy, yummy foods. Don’t be confused! I made it both tasty and healthy, so it won’t be busting your little belly.

First up: QUESO! To lighten the load, I did some research and made a few swaps. Continue reading

April 11, 2019

Spring Chicken Pot Pie Nests

Hello Spring!

I have always loved Easter. It feels so fresh and full of life! It also has the very best themed candy of all the holidays. In effort to not focus on all the sugary splendors of the imaginary Easter basket of my mind —don’t worry, it won’t become real, not worth the sabotage— I started looking for Easter worthy spring foods that were equally as cute and delicious, but full of nutritional value instead of empty calories and sugar to drag me down.

Enter the Spring Chicken Nest!🐣🌷

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March 21, 2019

March Madness Munchies

It’s hoops time and if you are prepping for a weekend of watching basketball, I’ve got a few recipes that are a slam dunk! I picked some options that are crowd pleasers, bariatric friendly, and easy to tweak to meet the wants and needs of both you and your non-bariatric friends. Try Perfect Pimiento Cheese, Cauliflower Loaded Fiesta Nachos, or Buffalo Chicken Casserole Bites. Need more options? Check out some of my recipes from other big games too!

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March 15, 2019

A Shepherd’s Pie for St. Patrick’s Day

Knock Knock, BariBuddies—
Who’s there?
Irish Who?

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December 28, 2018

Happy & Healthy New Year’s Eve Recipes

It’s almost here…New Year’s Eve, which in my mind means parties, sequins and tons of sparkle, funny hats, watching the ball drop, and of course, FOOD. Crunchy, salty, warm, cheesy, sweet, spicy, cool, delicious snack food.

As one who enjoys hosting or bringing something wherever we go, I understand how important it is to take care of yourself, but also cater to the needs of other guests. As a weight loss surgery warrior, it can be tricky to navigate the carb and carbonated infested party scene or provide an amazing dish to share, and not feel left out

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November 18, 2018

Deliteful Veggie Stuffing, Your New Favorite Healthier Side Dish

It’s almost turkey time and with Thanksgiving RAPIDLY approaching you may be searching for a healthier side dish. If this is your first holiday season as a post-op weight loss surgery patient, I understand your nerves. It is a day all about food⏤ and generally, the family table is not covered with options your WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of NC Registered Dietitian  would suggest you fill your plate with.  Continue reading

September 20, 2018

Approved Multivitamins for Duodenal Switch

Approved Vitamins for Duodenal Switch

  • Bariatric Advantage Chewable Multi EA (2/day) + 2000mg Calcium (4 500mg chews/day)
  • Bariatric Advantage Ultra Multi Capsule with Iron (3/day) +2000mg Calcium (4 500mg chews/day)
  • Celebrate Chewable Multi ADEK (3/day) + 2000mg Calcium (4 500mg chews/day) + 45mg Iron
  • Celebrate Chewable Multi-Complete 60 (2/day) + 2000mg Calcium (4 500mg chews/day)
  • Celebrate ADEK Capsule (4/day) + 2000 mg Calcium (4 500mg chews/day) + 45mg Iron

Additional iron may be recommended for menstruating women and patients who have a history of iron deficiency anemia.  Consult your registered dietitian or bariatric surgeon for more information.

July 11, 2018

Premier Protein Pudding Recipes

Are you looking for a sweet treat this summer packed with protein and taste? Tired of drinking shakes, but need a protein boost as your diet progresses? How about a delicious, protein packed pudding utilizing two simple ingredients that is BSNC RD approved.   Continue reading

2018, WakeMed