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Turkey Enchilada Lasagna – Great Way to Use Leftover Turkey

Turkey enchilada lasagna recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers. Mexican casserole.

I love Mexican food in all varieties. It has been a little challenging to eat Mexican since my bariatric surgery, but I am still able to find good things to eat. This “lasagna” is one of those very good things. While my family eats this dish the way it’s presented in the recipe, I eat only the filling. When Joe is preparing the meal, he sets aside about 12 ounces of the turkey/sauce/veggies mixture for me, and I eat half of that per meal topped with half an ounce of cheddar cheese and some steamed vegetables on the side. I … Read more

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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pecans

Quick and easy roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and pecans - This simple recipe is baked in the oven with garlic and optional Parmesan cheese. How to make the best roasted brussels sprouts. Toss with olive oil and spices and into the pan. Low carb, gluten free, whole 30, paleo.

I love brussels sprouts. I know they’re an often hated vegetable, but I think they are really yummy, especially when roasted and mixed with bacon. Because, you know, bacon.  We have been making these roasted brussels sprouts for years, and we always enjoy them.  Because the bacon and pecans are totally optional, you can take the extra time to add them if you have it, or you can leave them out and have awesome brussels sprouts a little quicker. They’re great either way. But come on. Bacon. Anyway, have you ever seen a brussels sprouts plant? It’s a curious stalk … Read more

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Eggplant Lasagna

The best simple healthy eggplant lasagna recipe - This easy, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free veggie lasagna is meatless (but meat can be added if you want) and is perfect for a Whole30, paleo, or keto diet. It's made with ricotta and baked to bring all the flavors together. The recipe calls for eggplant, but you could substitute zucchini instead.

One of my requirements for food is that it be high in protein and very low in carbs. This is life as a bariatric patient, but it’s also a very healthy way for anyone to eat. Lasagna has always been one of my favorite foods, so I was thrilled to find this veggie version. It’s great for me given it is all veggies and cheese. There are no noodles, no carbs, and no gluten, but lots of protein thanks to ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.  You could also add some 93% ground beef and mix it in with the crushed tomatoes … Read more

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Chicken Meatballs with Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Sauce

I don’t eat most of the foods that I ate before my surgery. Pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, all sugars – all out. I eat mostly meat, eggs, and tofu with a few bites of soft veggies if I still have room. Some meats still make me nauseous, but my repertoire is slowly expanding. When I was first on a “normal” bariatric diet, I was having tremendous difficulty eating. Every single thing I ate made me feel so sick that I couldn’t imagine eating again a few short hours later. She told me to try some meatballs – a few bites … Read more

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Filet Bryan – Copycat Carrabba’s Recipe

I have a lot of favorite meals and favorite restaurants, but my A-1 absolute best most favorite restaurant meal is Filet Bryan from Carrabba’s. Their Chicken Bryan runs a close second, but the filet is the best. I love the sun-dried tomatoes and the lemon butter sauce and the pasta with  spicy red sauce (even though it’s not gluten-free) and the buttery-smooth filet mignon. It’s heavenly. So when The Kansas City Steak Company reached out to ask if I’d be interested in trying out their KC Signature Gift Boxed Steak Combo, I knew I had to try to make Filet Bryan … Read more

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Chicken Asparagus Alfredo

Over the weekend, I was going over some old posts to get the rotten Âs and other weird characters out of them (notice a post with them still in? Send me an email so I can find them and get them out.). I don’t know where these characters came from, but they’re in a lot of my old posts. So anyway, I was going through the more popular posts and stumbled upon one called “Stuff My 3-Year-Old Says.” As I read the post, I was reminded of some hilarious things Allie said when she was smaller. With tears streaming down … Read more

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