When I think of fall, the first ingredient that comes to mind is pumpkin! So what’s more appropriate for our October support group meeting than sharing some recipes for pumpkin-inspired dishes and our favorite comfort foods.

Skinny Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait

To start your day off in true autumn style, this skinny pumpkin breakfast parfait is a great way to get your protein in first thing in the morning! When choosing the granola, make sure it is a low-sugar granola. Also, cut back on the amount. Try 2 tablespoons of Bear Naked Original Cinnamon Granola. Most of the sugar found in this recipe is naturally occurring through the yogurt and pumpkin puree. Enjoy!

http://theskinnyfork.com/blog/skinny-pumpkin-breakfast-parfait

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Looking for something healthy and delicious midday when you’re on the go? Packed with protein and rich with pumpkin flavor, this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake makes for a great and quick breakfast or lunch.


https://www.jennifermeyering.com/pumpkin-spice-protein-shake/

Chili

With the weather changing and days getting cooler, we all want something delicious we can warm up with that is also great for our post-op diet. Here are some healthy chili recipes for those nights where you need just a bit more comfort!

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili


http://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-chicken-taco-chili-4-pts/

 

Slow Cooker Three Bean Turkey Chili


http://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-3-bean-turkey-chili-3125-pts/

 

No Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Every once in a while, it’s fine to end a great fall day with a little treat!  Just remember to watch your portion and keep the piece small.


http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cheesecake/no-bake-pumpkin-swirl-cheesecake/

 

Join us at our next support group on Tuesday, November 21 when we will discuss ways to navigate the holidays!

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    By: New Jersey Bariatric Center Staff

    New Jersey Bariatric Center®, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerset, Hoboken, East Brunswick, Hackettstown and Sparta, New Jersey, helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric band and gastric balloon procedures. Led by the team of Drs. Ajay Goyal, Angela Jack Glasnapp, James Buwen and Tina Thomas, New Jersey Bariatric Center®’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average.

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