Recipes for a Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet: Breakfast
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
4 egg whites
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp vanilla extract or maple flavoring (optional)
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Spray a non-stick cooking pan with cooking spray and preheat on a medium setting. Pour mixture onto heated pan to make desired sized pancakes. Cook until small bubbles form and then flip and continue cooking until browned. Serve with sugar free syrup. Makes 2 servings.
Nutritional information per serving: 149 calories, 18 grams protein, 2 grams fat, 16 grams carbohydrate, 305 mg sodium.
Crustless Spinach Quiche
4 large eggs
1/2 pkg. frozen spinach thawed, drained
1 ½ cups of small curd low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup Swiss shredded cheese
1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
1/3 cup chopped ham
2 Tbsp. Parmesan or Romano grated cheese
Mix all ingredients; pour into 8 inch pie pan or mini muffin pan. Sprinkle top with Parmesan or Romano cheese. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 129 calories; 15 grams of protein; 7 grams of fat; 4 grams of carbohydrate; 490 mg sodium.