The holidays are always a challenge. Whether you are fresh out of having your weight loss surgery, a veteran sleeve patient, or working toward a bypass, the types of foods you eat matter. The holidays can be more trying when you are around family and friends who do not understand your restrictions.

In order to have the best holiday season possible, have a conversation with your loved ones about your restrictions. Tell them the types of foods that are best for you. Offer to make a few dishes that are bariatric friendly for the group to try.

There are a great deal of holiday recipes to choose from. Here are some of the holiday favorites from the WeightWise dietitians:

Main Dish

Roasted Chicken Legs


Spatchcock Turkey

cooked turkey 2

Side Dishes:

Cauliflower Stuffing

cauliflower stuffing

Sausage and Herb Stuffing


Sauteed Cranberry Salad


Roasted Pumpkin

Roasted Beets and Pumpkin


Crustless Pumpkin Pie

crustless pumpkin pie

Baked Apples

baked apples with cinnamon cocoa pecans

You don’t have to be a professional chef to make a great bariatric friendly Thanksgiving. Try out some of our favorite holiday recipes to make your day easier. What are some of your favorite bariatric holiday recipes?


Check out some other Thanksgiving recipe ideas at our 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 Thanksgiving posts.

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