Recipe Ideas to Use after Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric weight loss requires an ongoing commitment to healthy lifestyle choices. After undergoing bariatric weight loss surgery, you may wish to work with a dietitian to help you adhere to a healthy meal plan. One way to maintain your weight loss is to find healthier substitutes for the foods you enjoy, such as pasta.

Instead of starchy noodles, try cooking some barley along with a low-sodium bouillon cube. Barley is a whole grain, which means it will release energy slowly instead of spiking your blood sugar. Combine some ground turkey with your favorite spices, such as garlic, onion, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Form into meatballs and sauté for about 10 minutes or until fully cooked. Heat some low-sodium marinara sauce, combine with the cooked barley and meatballs, and serve with a side of greens.

Bariatric weight loss patients can find the support and patient education they need at Riverside Community Hospital. To speak with a registered nurse about the healthcare services at our hospital, call (951) 788-3000.

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