Healthy Faux Big Mac Recipe

Here’s a fun, fast recipe that I posted on my Facebook and Instagram pages the other day. It’s healthy version of my favorite before RNY food: McDonald’s Big Mac! This one has all the essence of the taste of that famous delicious burger without all the regret (and none of the bread). Let me know…

Cherry Rhubarb Cups and Popsicles

People always think that bariatric surgery or any weight loss comes with a healthy dose of deprivation. I’ve heard many people tell me they could NEVER live without chocolate, ice cream, or any other loving comfort food around. The way I’ve countered this is to invite people into my world and show them that there…

Raspberry Walnut Caprese Bites

Today I participated in a Cook Off that had an appetizer category. I wanted to make something tasty, fast, and easily shared. I love Caprese Salads and this is a tasting version that is just a great refreshing bite. Enjoy! If you make this recipe let me know!  Raspberry Walnut Caprese Bites 1 Container Mozzerella…

Rethinking Cake

Today is my Dad’s 77th Birthday so I thought I’d take this opportunity – since this is a blog about weight loss and food – to discuss these automatic feelings that surface when you face celebrations as a person trying to lose or maintain weight. The first thing most people think about when they hear…

Italian Zucchini Boats

I used to eat very mindlessly. I ate a lot of junk so the taste was always good but never good for you. Now, I have a limited amount of space to eat and some nutritional goals that I have to maintain as well. Since surgery food has become more than something to do when…

Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed Onions

I was never much of a cook. My lack of cooking is almost legendary. My husband is my perfect match because he loves cooking and grocery shopping which are two things I could live without. One of the things that really had to change when I had my RNY surgery was I had to learn how to cook.

After much trial and error, I started to learn about seasonings and food combinations and really getting into the calorie counts. It started to become challenging in a good way and even a little bit fun. Many people have asked me about my recipes since I can be a bit of a post-a-holic on Facebook and Instagram.