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Eating nutritiously as part of a bariatric diet doesn't have to mean eating boring, flavorless food. With the right recipes, you can enjoy meals packed with nutrition and amazing flavors. Check out this collection of delicious bariatric recipes that make it easier to stick to your healthy lifestyle changes.
1. Grilled Salmon with Garlic and Lemon.
Delicious and healthy, this simple grilled salmon dish is sure to become a go-to meal. A garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil marinade gives it amazing flavor while keeping it low in fat and rich with Omega-3 fatty acids. You can accompany the filet with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables for nutrition that’s both delicious and nutritious!
To prepare the salmon, first mix together minced garlic, olive oil, and just a bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Once this marinade is prepared, brush it all over the filet before grilling. The great thing about this recipe is that it requires minimal cook time. Simply pop it on the grill for about five minutes per side until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Lastly, add more fresh lemon juice to taste and serve with your favorite accompaniments for a light but filling meal that’s packed with nutrition!
2. Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Try these stuffed zucchini boats for a tasty, healthy meal. These easy-to-make boats are filled with a savory mix of ground turkey, spinach, mushrooms, and garlic. Enjoy them as a main course or as an appetizer when entertaining friends. Whichever way you choose to serve them, you’re sure to love their delicious flavor!
To make these zucchini boats, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Next, spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside. Start by preparing the filling: add ground turkey, spinach, mushrooms, garlic and onion powder to a skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes until everything is cooked through and combined. Once the filling is ready, it’s time to stuff the zucchinis. Cut off their ends so they can stand up on their own and then scoop out their insides with a spoon or melon baller. Fill each one with the filling mix, top them with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese (optional), and bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until they are tender. Enjoy these flavorful stuffed zucchini boats!
3. Mediterranean Salad
Enjoy one of the healthiest salads around with this delicious Mediterranean salad. Packed with tomatoes, bell peppers, artichokes, feta cheese and olives, it’s a wonderful way to get your daily serving of vegetables while satisfying your taste buds. The high fiber content helps you feel fuller longer and all the flavors combine in a delightful mix that you’ll want to make again and again!
This salad can be eaten as a side dish, or enjoyed on its own for lunch. It starts with a base of chopped romaine lettuce and adds delicious flavors like bell peppers, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, feta cheese, and basil. It’s topped off with a light lemon garlic dressing that ties all the flavors together and makes this Mediterranean salad one of the tastiest bariatric recipes around.