Nutrition For

Weight Loss Surgery

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Black Rice Salad

Black Rice Salad

This super quick, nutrient packed salad makes a perfect weight loss surgery side dish and works well as an accompaniment to fish or chicken. Makes 8 serves 125g cooked black rice (I used one packet of Coles instant black rice) ¼ red capsicum, diced ¼ yellow capsicum,...

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...

Thai Inspired Chicken Meatballs

Thai Inspired Chicken Meatballs

Makes 20 small meatballs Makes 10 small patties 500g chicken breast mince 1 teaspoon red curry paste (or to taste) 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce 1 egg 1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese ¾ cup multigrain breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon reduced salt soy sauce ¼ cup coriander leaves,...

Purple Protein Smoothie

Purple Protein Smoothie

Serves 2 1 handful baby spinach ½ cup frozen blueberries ½ banana 2 teaspoons tahini 2 scoops Formulite HoneyComb protein powder (available in our online store) 1 cup milk Blend together until well combined. Serve and enjoy! Nutrition information (per serve):...

Asparagus and Cauliflower Salad 

Asparagus and Cauliflower Salad 

Prior to weight loss surgery, many surgeons will ask you to follow a meal replacement program to help shrink the size of your liver. It makes the surgery easier for them, hence safer for you. For some time, Optifast has been one of the most common meal replacements...

Middle Eastern Lamb

Middle Eastern Lamb

Makes 4 cups 2 teaspoons oil 1 onion, sliced 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 400g lamb, trimmed of fat, diced 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon rind, finely grated 1 cup salt reduced beef stock 400g no added salt, chopped tinned...

Classic Tuna Salad

Classic Tuna Salad

Makes 1½ cups 185g can of tuna in spring water, drained 2 stalks celery, strings removed and finely diced 1 gherkin, finely diced 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 1 tablespoon dill, chopped 2 tablespoons mayonnaise Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well...

Overnight Oats with Berries and Greek Yoghurt

Overnight Oats with Berries and Greek Yoghurt

Makes 4 serves ½ cup oats 3 tablespoons of whey protein isolate powder (we stock our favourite in our online store) 1 grated apple 1 cup milk ½ cup water 1 tablespoon chia seeds 4 tablespoons almond meal ½ teaspoon cinnamon Combine ingredients and divide between four...

Banana, Peach & Vanilla Smoothie

Banana, Peach & Vanilla Smoothie

Makes 2 cups 1 banana, peeled 1 fresh peach or 4 tinned peach quarters, drained 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons vanilla yoghurt 1 tablespoons whey protein isolate powder (we stock our favourite in our online store) 5 ice cubes Roughly chop fruit and place in blender with...

Mixed Vegetable Soup

Mixed Vegetable Soup

This recipe is great when preparing for surgery and following a Very Low Energy Diet (VLED) or Meal Replacement Program. Based on low energy vegetables (or 'free vegetables') it can be used as a meal or snack in addition to your meal replacement product to help fill...

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