This blog is written by Kimberly H, a bariatric patient who discusses being a mother, eating well, working out, and trying to lose weight after weight loss surgery. Aside from sharing her experience with WLS, she discusses motivation, self-love, and mental health.
After bariatric surgery, it is important to get creative with your food. You can only eat so much at a time and are constantly fighting with the time so it is crucial that you find ways to make the most of what you are eating. I am all about creative recipes, and I have one to share with you today! At home, we call it Cheeseburger Casserole.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 bag of baby spinach
- Low-fat croissant roles
- 1 tablespoon Yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons Ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Light mayo
- 1 tablespoon Sugar-free relish
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 can of Rotel
- ½ tablespoon garlic
- ½ tablespoon pepper
- ½ tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bag fat free cheese
Preheat the oven to 350F Oil a pan with canola oil. Take all of the ingredients in a bowl (except for croissant roles) kneed them together. Once everything is mixed together, place the mixture in the pan and flatten out. Lay the croissant roles over the mixture and place in the oven for 45 mins. Let it cool before you enjoy!
It isn’t McDonald's, but it sure is close! Please note this recipe is appropriate for those in maintenance mode. If you are still early out from bariatric surgery, it might not be time for you to add these foods in. Make sure you are following the guidelines from your surgeon. Recipes like this will help keep you on track and “splurge” without truly splurging. It’s all about balance and creating a healthy lifestyle.