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Product Review: Carman’s Super Seed & Grain Crackers

Product Review: Carman’s Super Seed & Grain Crackers

The Carman’s cracker range comes in three varieties: Ancient Grain & Cracked Pepper Pepita & Poppy Seed and Rosemary & Sea Salt. For the purpose of this review I sampled the Pepita & Poppy Seed. What is in them? I was really impressed with the...

Egg, Chive & Mayo with Radish

Egg, Chive & Mayo with Radish

Makes 4 serves 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, 1 stalk celery, strings removed and finely diced 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Greek style yoghurt 1 radish, finely diced 1 tablespoons chives, chopped Pinch of salt Freshly cracked black pepper Chop eggs roughly and...

Protein Powder Doesn’t Give You a Free Pass

Protein Powder Doesn’t Give You a Free Pass

Protein powder is an absolutely fabulous way to ‘top up’ your protein intake and help achieve your protein goals, especially during the early post-operative period. But the big mistake I see so often, it people believing the addition of protein powder gives them a...

‘Cheeseburger‘ Meatballs

‘Cheeseburger‘ Meatballs

Makes 20 small meatballs Makes 10 small patties 500g lean beef mince 1 cup multigrain breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons tomato relish 1 tablespoon mild American mustard 2 eggs Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Roll into walnut sized balls or small patties. Place...

How To Dine Out ‘Mexican Style’ After Weight Loss Surgery

How To Dine Out ‘Mexican Style’ After Weight Loss Surgery

Mexican food - hot, spicy, fresh and delicious! Depending on your menu selection, it can be a great way to dine out post weight loss surgery. However on first glance at a Mexican menu, words such as ‘deep fried’, ‘smothered’ in special sauce and cheese or ‘drenched’...

Mexican Chicken Mince with Salsa and Beans

Mexican Chicken Mince with Salsa and Beans

Makes 5 cups 500g chicken mince 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon group cumin 375g jar of salsa 400g tin of four bean mix, drained 1 cup vegetables, finely chopped (use any vegetables you have on...

Snacks as an Opportunity

Snacks as an Opportunity

Not a day goes by in my clinic where I don’t hear about someone struggling with the mid morning munchies, 3pm cravings and after dinner indulging. And do you know what? This isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Following weight loss surgery there is a belief that snacking...

Pulse Pasta with Smashed Tomato, Bocconcini and Basil

Pulse Pasta with Smashed Tomato, Bocconcini and Basil

1-2 weight loss surgery serves (depending on your capacity) 60g San Remo Pulse Spaghetti (dry weight) 8 – 10 cherry tomatoes (smashed) Handful or basil, torn 40g baby bocconcini, halved Salt and pepper to taste Prepare pasta as per packet directions. Combine smashed...

Single Serves

Single Serves

Too often our weight loss surgery clients talk about trying to navigate their way through the enormity of online recipes and the latest on trend recipe books, wondering if they even suit their post surgery needs.. Left feeling confused, they turn back to their trusty,...

Tuna and Corn Wonton Pies

Tuna and Corn Wonton Pies

After making some Lasagne Muffins from her Single Serves recipe book, Justine had leftover ricotta and wonton wrappers. She decided to experiment, and came up with these little gems. Tuna & Corn Wonton Pies Makes 4 small serves (2 wonton pies per serve) 8 fresh...

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