2018-07-27

4 Brunchin’ Bariatric Recipes

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Recipes for brunch provided by our principal dietitian, yes please!

Following bariatric surgery, whether that be gastric band, sleeve or bypass, it is so important to be committed to a healthy lifestyle which will, of course, include making changes to your diet.

Although your eating habits will need to change, just because you are on a weight loss journey, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy food! You can rediscover your love for food by experimenting with different tastes, textures and flavours – sourcing healthy, flavoursome alternatives that are full of goodness and discovering substitutes for their fatty, high-calorie counterparts.

When following a diet, as you may have discovered before your surgery, it is often much easier to stick to the rules during the working week as we’re often much less disciplined as soon as the weekend hits– this doesn’t necessarily change post-surgery! So, it is a good idea to start your weekend right by learning how to create simple, delicious Saturday and Sunday morning brunches that you will have that little bit extra time in the morning to put together.

 

Our Principal Bariatric Dietitian George Hamlyn Williams shares his favourite breakfast and brunch ideas to enjoy following weight loss surgery:

Hot options:

Turkey bacon and baked beans on toast

Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 slice from a 400g loaf of granary bread or wholemeal sandwich thin

2 rashers turkey bacon

2 tbsp baked beans (drained of sauce)

Method

1.    Toast the bread or sandwich thin thoroughly and leave it in the toaster to allow the steam to escape – this helps it to become crunchy.  If you place it directly on to a plate then it can become doughy again and be difficult to tolerate.

2.    Grill the turkey bacon.

3.    Top the toast with the bacon and the beans.

 

Mushrooms on toast.

Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 slice from a 400g loaf of granary bread or a wholemeal sandwich thin

Spray oil

50g chestnut mushrooms

½ teaspoon grain mustard

2tbsp light soft cheese

A few leaves of fresh tarragon or ¼ teaspoon of dried tarragon

Method

1.    Toast the bread or sandwich thin thoroughly and leave it in the toaster to allow the steam to escape – this helps it to become crunchy.  If you place it directly on to a plate then it can become doughy again and be difficult to tolerate.

2.    Slice the mushrooms and fry in 2 sprays of oil until browning at the edges.

3.    Add the mustard and soft cheese and stir until combined.

4.    Season with black pepper and the tarragon.

 

Cold options:

Hard boiled egg and spicy avocado on toast

Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 slice from a 400g loaf of granary bread or wholemeal sandwich thin

1 egg

½ an avocado

1tsp of hot salsa (shop-bought is fine)

Method

1. Toast the bread or sandwich thin and leave it in the toaster to allow the steam to escape – this helps it to become crunchy.  If you place it directly on to a plate then it can become doughy again and be difficult to tolerate.
2. Hard boil the egg by placing in a small pan of cold water.  Bring the water to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 7 minutes.  Drain off the water and cool the egg rapidly under running cold water before peeling and chopping.
3. Chop the avocado and mix with the salsa and egg.
4. Top the toast with the egg & avocado mixture.
 

Peanut butter and banana rice cakes

Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 rice/corn cake

1 fun-size banana

1 x 5ml teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter (ideally without added sugar/salt/palm oil e.g. Meridian, Biona)

Method

If using bread, toast it thoroughly and leave it in the toaster to allow the steam to escape – this helps it to become crunchy.  If you place it directly on to a plate then it can become doughy again and be difficult to tolerate.
Spread the corn or rice cake with the peanut butter
Top with sliced banana
 

Why not have a go at making our healthy brunch recipes to aid your diet? Don’t forget to tag us in your foodie pictures on Instagram and Twitter.

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When you’ve tried your best to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle on your own, but it’s proved just not enough to achieve weight loss goals, bariatric surgery with The Hospital Group could be the start of your journey to a new you.

Speak to our team of experts to learn more about the different weight loss procedures and diet plans available and find out which one may be right for you.

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