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6 Healthy Recipe Ideas from UPMC Bariatric Recovery


Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Those who undergo bariatric surgery commit to a major lifestyle change — including a five-phase diet plan post-surgery.

That doesn’t mean saying goodbye to your favorite flavors. Make your mouth water with these simple bariatric resource recipes.

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Shrimp Salad

This savory seafood fare is peppered with diced tomatoes, onions, and red bell pepper for a dash of flavor. Our recipe makes two servings at 200 calories each. Get the shrimp salad recipe.

Chicken Pepper Nachos

You’ll pack taco seasoning, boneless, skinless chicken, and mild salsa into sweet mini red bell peppers for this zesty main dish. Our recipe includes 10 servings at 219 calories per serving. Get the chicken pepper nachos recipe.

Celeriac Fries

Whip up a French fry substitute with ingredients including celery root, truffle salt, and garlic salt. One serving size of celeriac fries contains 169 calories and 1 gram of protein. Get the celeriac fries recipe.

Baked Marinara Chicken

Looking for a simple dinner dish? Our baked marinara chicken recipe includes kitchen basics, like chicken breasts and canned tomato paste. Plus, it makes four servings at just 135 calories each. Get the baked marinara chicken recipe.

Bariatric Pizza

Quell your pizza craving with a tortilla, tomato salsa, and fresh-chopped herbs. This healthy spin on a fast-food classic makes two servings at 308 calories each. Get the bariatric pizza recipe.

Buffalo-Roasted Chickpeas

Serve up this side dish with garlic powder, buffalo wing sauce, and canned chickpeas. This recipe makes one serving size containing 533 calories. Get the buffalo-roasted chickpeas recipe.

Those who have undergone bariatric surgery should consult with their doctor for recommendations on their diet plan. Visit the UPMC Bariatrics website for more. Find new recipe ideas by visiting the UPMC Bariatric Resource website.

 

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Bariatric Surgery

If you’re struggling with obesity and you’re ready to lose weight, the UPMC bariatric surgery team can help you find a healthier, happier you. Our multidisciplinary approach includes personalized care from all our team members — before, during, and after your surgery. You could be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you are 80 to 100 pounds overweight or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40. Learn more about the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Read More