Here’s a recipe that you’ll absolutely crave — and rave about: a bariatric ricotta bake.
After bariatric surgery, you will be on the hunt for foods that are healthy and easy to digest. Your team of doctors and nutrition experts will go over all the details that you’ll have to keep in mind when it comes to your diet. You will need to look for some new recipes to keep your body on the road to recovery.
A diet that is low in fat and high in protein is key. This ricotta bake (bariatric) is an easy option for lunch or dinner and is a low-calorie option. Because they are baked in single-serve ramekins, you can have one for lunch and save the others for dinner or lunch tomorrow.
Bariatric Ricotta Bake Directions
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray four or five ramekins with olive oil spray.
Place them on a baking sheet, then prepare:
- a bowl of part-skim ricotta
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon of basil.
Mix everything to combine it, then divide the mixture into even helpings in the ramekins.
Be sure to use part-skim ricotta and not whole milk, as this will reduce your fat and calorie intake and will not be too heavy to digest.
Bake for 20 minutes and you’ve got lunch or dinner on the table.
Your digestive system will be completely different after weight-loss surgery. It is important to avoid sugars, foods that are high in saturated fats, and starchy carbs.
In addition, avoid carbonated drinks, as this can react with the digestive enzymes in your stomach that lead to gas, belching, and potential stretching of your pouch.
Most of all, after going through bariatric surgery, you will need to take some time to recover and adjust to a new lifestyle and way of eating.
Our team at WeightWise is here to support you in your new weight loss journey. It’s also important to remember to surround yourself with friends and family that will encourage you and keep you accountable regarding your new eating and exercise habits.
All of this will help you be more successful in shedding those unwanted pounds.
Ready to learn more about weight loss surgery? We can help you determine if this is a good option for you.
And there are plenty of weight-loss surgery options (adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, etc.) Some create a smaller stomach, while others reroute a portion of the small intestine. Others help patients lose weight and reduce the amount of food they can eat by creating a small pouch in the stomach or closing off a part of the stomach altogether.
These weight-loss surgeries can help improve health problems, such as high blood pressure and sleep apnea, over the long term. This is why our metabolic and bariatric surgery solutions provide options for ways to help patients lose weight and keep it off with a scientifically proven regimen of diet and exercise.
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