Nutrition For

Weight Loss Surgery

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‘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...

Chicken & Haloumi Salad with Spinach, Strawberries & Asparagus

Chicken & Haloumi Salad with Spinach, Strawberries & Asparagus

    Makes 4 small serves     Large handful of baby spinach leaves8 strawberries, quartered8 asparagus spears, trimmed and blanched 1⁄2 avocado, diced200g chicken tenderloins, grilled160g haloumi, sliced and grilled1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon olive oil...

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad

    Makes 4 small serves     50g dry rice noodles 1 cup chicken stock 200g chicken breast 1 cup Chinese cabbage, finely sliced 1 carrot, cut into match sticks 1 small red capsicum, finely sliced Handful fresh mint 1 tablespoon rice vinegar Juice of ½ a lime (cut other...

Eggs in Sauce

Eggs in Sauce

    Makes 4 small serves   1 teaspoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cups tomato passata or tomato based pasta sauce 8 eggs Oregano, to taste Freshly ground black pepper   Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add onions and garlic and sauté until...

Poke Bowls

Poke Bowls

With something to please everyone, these Poke Bowls have become a regular feature of our family menu. Makes 4 small serves 1 1/3 cups cooked brown rice240g smoked or cooked salmon, sliced (or in my house, Sirena Chilli Tuna, drained)1 carrot, cut into match sticks1...

Berries & Cream Breakfast Muffins

Berries & Cream Breakfast Muffins

Makes 12 ½ cup coconut flour½ cup almond meal1 cup rolled oats1 teaspoon baking powder30g hemp seeds3 large eggs2 tablespoons honey (optional)1 small tub Chobani raspberry yoghurt¼ cup milk½ cup apple purée1 cup frozen mixed berries6 teaspoons Philadelphia ‘protein’...

Middle Eastern Lamb

Middle Eastern Lamb

Makes 4 cups 2 teaspoons oil1 onion, sliced1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cumin400g lamb, trimmed of fat, diced2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped1 tablespoon lemon rind, finely grated1 cup salt reduced beef stock400g no added salt, chopped tinned tomatoes1...

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...

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

The perfect, prepare ahead side dish that is oh so good! I use these super sweet tomatoes as a delicious addition to salads, as a cracker topper with ricotta or cottage cheese or even stirred through some pasta. You don’t need to stress about exact cooking times or...

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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