Are you not sure what dessert to have after your bariatric surgery? Fruit is a great dessert option as it offers fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. However let’s be real, sometimes we need to spice it up. Cinnamon is a tasty spice that makes any food a treat. Greek yogurt on the other hand will help to increase your protein intake, which will help you to meet your post operative needs. Getting enough protein after surgery is important to maintain muscle mass, which will assist with weight loss- using fat for oxidation (fuel). This recipe serves two, however it can be stored in the fridge to be consumed as a treat the next day.
Recipe: Caramelized Peach Bariatric Recipe
Recipe Creator: Ava Reichard, RDN
1 tsp olive oil
¼ cup non-fat greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
Dash of cinnamon
Nutrition information- Serving size: _1/2 peach__, Calories: _90_, Carbohydrates: _10g _ , Fiber: __2g__, Protein: _6g___, Total Fat: __3g__.
Ava is a Registered Dietitian with a BS in Nutritional Science from Penn State University. She completed her postgraduate dietetic internship at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center where she had a critical care concentration. She started her RD career working at a level one trauma center providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients in the Greater New York City area. She now resides in South Florida as her hospital's full time outpatient dietitian, overseeing outpatient nutrition for cardiometabolic, bariatric, and hospital medical nutrition therapy.