No Need to Forgo Your Favorite Treats This Summer
There is no need to forgo your favorite summertime treats because you’ve had weight loss surgery. Just make a few alterations and enjoy these good-for-you replacements.
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (Bariatric Recipe)
1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen, thawed
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 cup skim milk
1 scoop Matrix Simply Vanilla Protein Powder (or another vanilla protein powder)
Strawberry slices for garnish if desired.
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Use an ice cream maker and follow the instructions for freezing. Makes 2 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 169 calories, 17 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 13 grams carbohydrate, 98 mg sodium
Mousse (Bariatric Recipe)
1 1/2 cups cold skim milk
1 pkg. fat free, no-added-sugar instant pudding (4 serving size)
1 cup Cool Whip Lite®
Pour milk into medium mixing bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with a wire whisk for two minutes.
Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon into individual dishes or medium serving bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 5 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 83 calories, 3 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 311 mg sodium.
Summer serving suggestion: layer with fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, bananas) and garnish with a dollop of whipped topping and fresh fruit slice.
Pudding Pops (Bariatric Recipe)
1 four-serving size pkg. instant sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
1 four-serving size pkg. instant sugar-free banana cream, vanilla or pistachio pudding mix
4 cups evaporated nonfat milk
16 three-oz disposable plastic drink cups
16 wooden craft sticks
Stand up sixteen 3-oz disposable plastic drink cups in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and set aside. Blend together chocolate pudding mix and 2 cups of evaporated milk in medium bowl for 2 minutes with hand mixer. Spoon 2 tablespoons into each drink cup, cover with foil and freeze for 1 hour.
1 hour later, mix the second package of pudding mix following the previous instructions and spoon on top of the frozen chocolate pudding. Cover each cup with a piece of foil and make a small hole in the center of the foil to insert the wooden stick.
Place cups back in freezer for 4-6 hours until firm. When ready to serve, let stand for 15-20 minutes at room temperature then remove plastic cup. Makes 16 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 38 calories, 5 grams protein, 0 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrate, 229 mg sodium.
1 pound seedless green grapes, de-stemmed and washed
1 four-serving size box sugar-free gelatin, watermelon or other flavor
1 four-serving size box sugar-free gelatin, lemon or other flavor
Put all ingredients in releasable plastic bag and shake. Place in bowl or on serving plate. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Oat Squares (Bariatric Recipe)
1 single serving container Dannon Oikos Triple Zero vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup stevia
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a square 8 x 8 baking dish. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the prepared dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Cut into 9 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 57 calories, 4 grams protein, 2 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrate, 69 mg sodium.