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No more are grains at the center of my bariatric life. But oy veh, do I tire of eggs every day. So here is a weeks-worth of my favorite recipes to serve up breakfast with eggs in new tasty ways and using grain-free replacements for pancakes, and cereal, and waffles... oh my!
Just a friendly reminder from me to you: Grains have no place in a bariatric diet. According to the pouch rules , the ideal bariatric meal consists of the following:
½ of the meal is low fat protein,
¼ is raw or lightly cooked low starch vegetables, and
¼ is raw fruit
This type of meal will stay in the pouch a long time and maintain satiety.
If you need a refresher, read how to Build a Healthy Plate . You also may want to read up on Foods to Avoid After Weight Loss Surgery .
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