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

June 11, 2018

Simple Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Scrumptious Vegetables

With temperatures continuing to rise, we find ourselves in the midst of grilling season. BBQ’s and cookouts are synonymous with summer and once in while even Dad deserves a break from turning burgers and brats, especially on Father’s Day. Continue reading

February 8, 2018

With Love, Low Carb Valentine’s Dinner Menu

Why not take an excuse to celebrate love? Whether it is the love of your friends, family, significant other, or self, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to indulge a bit and enjoy the love the world has to offer.

That being said, Valentine’s Day can take a pretty heavy turn into the land of sugar and processed and junk. Not here! I have a recipe fit for a Queen (aren’t they all??).

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January 30, 2018

Game Day Party Spread

If you are prepping for your Super Bowl LII watch party, or any party, or just general lunch time… whatever, I’ve got a few things to help you hit the spot! I picked some options that a 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 last year’s game too!

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December 18, 2017

Spicy White Chicken Chili

Ready to spice things up after all those comfort food flavors have lulled you into a cold weather coma? This Spicy White Chicken Chili might be exactly what you need. Filled with excellent protein and hearty fiber, you will stay full and satisfied with a small portion that wont have you feeling like you’re bursting at the seams.

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October 27, 2017

Okay to Stuff Yourself with Stuffing, A Healthier Holiday Side Dish

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Thanksgiving is RAPIDLY approaching. You may be searching for a healthier holiday side dish option this year. If this is your first Thanksgiving 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 the most healthy food options you maybe should be choosing to fill your plate with. If you want some expert tips on navigating the holidays, check out the live stream on the Bariatric Specialists of NC Facebook page with Rebecca Skotek, RD, LDN. Continue reading

October 20, 2017

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

A high protein breakfast that isn’t some kind of eggs⏤ be it scrambled, boiled, sunny side up, baked, in a frittata, crustless quiche, poached, whatever, can be a bit of a task for those of us who do not have their creative peak in the morning. Continue reading

September 1, 2017

BBQ Turkey Burger Cookout Menu

Happy holiday weekend, BariBuddies! I don’t know about you, but I love the end of summer. The slightly cooler air means the North Carolina humidity isn’t so terrible and I much more enjoy being outside. I also get the slight urge to buy fresh, new school supplies, despite having zero need for such items. Something psychological, I’m sure.

For Labor, I will be enjoying a cookout or two, and thought y’all might be as well. My cookout go to’s are low calorie, high protein, and low on carbs and sugar. Give them a try this weekend and let me know what you think! Continue reading

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