Pumpkin Chili

 Ingredients   · 1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil · 2 cups chopped onion · 1 medium green bell pepper, diced · 6 cloves garlic, minced · 1 ½ pounds grass-fed ground beef or turkey · 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes · ½ 6-oz. can tomato paste · 1 14-oz. can pumpkin puree · ½ - 1 cup chicken broth or water · 2 ½ tsp. dried oregano · 2 … Continue reading Pumpkin Chili

5 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes For Your LAP-BAND.

Diet and lifestyle changes can be intimidating. Whether you are brand new to the Lap-Band or have had one for years your diet is, and always will be, important to your success. Protein shakes can be a convenient and simple way to achieve your recommended 60 grams of protein each day. It is important to choose protein shakes or protein shake powder made with whey protein as this type of protein is a “complete protein” which means it has all 9 essential amino acids. To avoid burnout with the same protein shake try out some new recipes like the 5 listed below! You can even meal-prep the recipes by putting all ingredients (minus the milk) in individual baggies to be prepped and ready for your morning! […]

7 Recommended Pre-Made Protein Shakes Brands For Your LAP-BAND Diet.

What better way to keep up with your protein intake and lifestyle pace: pre-made protein shakes. Here are 7, highly, recommended pre-made protein shakes: Pros Cons 15 grams protein 9 grams fat 3 grams carbs Dairy Protein Blend’ - Contains caseinte 160 Calories Too low in protein for full meal replacement. High variety of flavors … Continue reading 7 Recommended Pre-Made Protein Shakes Brands For Your LAP-BAND Diet.

LAP-BAND Approved | Banana Shake!

This summer, keep your LAP-BAND shakes fresh and nutritional with this Banana Shake. This quick and simple shake can serve as breakfast, a mid-day or late-night snack. Try it, post it on your Instagram and tag us (@lapbandindiana)! We want to know what you think: […]

LAP-BAND® Full Liquid Diet.

The full liquid diet is the second diet phase you will advance to after your lap band surgery. Full liquids are liquids that you cannot see through and include protein shakes, soups (smooth, no large pieces of food), drinkable yogurt like Lifeway Kefir (ideally Greek, non-fat), sugar free Jell-O, sugar-free pudding, sugar free Carnation Instant Breakfast, etc. These full liquid enter your post LAP-BAND® diet on day 3 through approximately day 9. The goal is to slowly advance to foods with a thicker consistency and prep your lap band for solids and other appropriate foods. During this period, the goal caloric intake is 600-800 kcal/day minimum although an overall goal of 1200 kcal should be reached by day 28. We recommend our patients start with protein shakes such as Bariatric Advantage Meal Replacement which we sell in the office or a quality whey-protein shake like Premier Protein. The minimum protein shake intake per day for women should be two servings and three for men. Don’t forget to start back on your vitamins at this phase as well! Chewable vitamins are recommended as they dissolve and won’t sit in the pouch above your band potentially causing irritation like a tablet would.

Southeast Asian—Inspired Salmon Soup

For this Southeast Asia - inspired Salmon soup, make sure you skip the noodles and supplement them with edamame noodles or zucchini squash noodles. This recipe great for the soft food phase of your LAP-BAND® diet. Click on pic below for full recipe (remember to skip the noodles!).