Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Tired of the Same Ol' Thing?

Here are some simple bariatric breakfast ideas to help get your day off to a high protein start.

If you're tired of the same 'ol, same 'ol protein shake or hard boiled egg for breakfast, these menu ideas/food combinations are bound to help.

Sometimes just adding a little flavoring to the usuals or combining a couple of foods together in a different way is all it takes to make you feel like you're eating something brand new.

bariatric breakfast ideas

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Cottage Cheese

Note: Use Nonfat or Low-fat cottage cheese:

  • Cottage cheese + cinnamon
  • Cottage cheese + apple pie spice 
  • Cottage cheese + pepper


  • Cottage cheese + Everything but the Bagel seasoning 
  • Cottage cheese + banana slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Cottage cheese + canned peaches (in own juice).
  • Cottage cheese + tomatoes slices. Sprinkle with ground flaxseeds.

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Greek Yogurt

Note: Plain, nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt is the best choice.

When using extracts and seasoning for flavor, start with a few drops, then add add more to taste. You can always add more, but you can't take it out if you add to much to begin with!

  • Greek yogurt + vanilla extract + cinnamon
  • Greek yogurt + coconut extract
  • Greek yogurt + cake batter extract!
  • Greek yogurt + unsweetened applesauce. Sprinkle with apple pie spice.
  • Greek yogurt + powdered peanut butter. Eat as is, or freeze and eat like a frozen treat.


  • Greek yogurt + banana slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Greek yogurt + powdered peanut butter + strawberries. Eat as is, or freeze and eat like a frozen treat.
  • Greek yogurt + blueberries + ground flaxseeds
  • Greek yogurt + diced apples. Sprinkle with apple pie spice.
  • Greek yogurt + diced apple + apple pie spice + sprinkling of walnuts or slivered almonds

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:

Add flavor to eggs with seasonings like Everything but the Bagel Seasoning, Mrs. Dash, pepper, or salsa:

  • Poached egg
  • Scrambled egg
  • Scrambled egg + low-fat cheddar or mozzarella. Flavor with a dash of hot sauce.


  • Hard boiled egg mashed with cottage cheese. Sprinkle with pepper.
  • Hard boiled egg mashed with cottage cheese and avocado. Sprinkle with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.
  • Hard boiled egg + Morningstar Farms breakfast link
  • Hard boiled egg + low-fat string cheese


  • Egg scrambled with pinto beans. Top with salsa.
  • Egg scrambled with black beans. Top with diced avocado.
  • Cook an egg like a thin omelet so you can use it like a tortilla. Fill with tomato slices and avocado. Roll and eat.
  • Cook an egg like a thin omelet so you can use it like a tortilla. Fill with cottage cheese. Roll and eat.

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Thinking Outside the Box

  • Leftover dinner: chicken + vegetables
  • Rolled deli turkey slices + hard boiled egg
  • Green smoothie with added protein powder (unflavored or vanilla)
  • Oatmeal prepared with a ready made protein shake instead of water. Stir in berries and top with sprinkling of chia seeds
  • Blend Milk or Ready Made Protein Shake + frozen fruit or vegetables. Examples: Vanilla Premier + a few frozen strawberries, or Vanilla Premier + frozen spinach + ¼-1/2 banana + powdered peanut butter

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
150-200 Calories, 14-20 grams protein

Here are some ideas with exact portioning so the math is taken care of for you. Any one of these ideas have about 150-200 calories and 14-20 grams of protein:

  • 1 individual carton plain nonfat Greek yogurt + ½ cup berries + 1 Tablespoon powdered peanut butter. Blend and drink
  • 1 individual carton plain nonfat Greek Yogurt + ½ cup peaches. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  • 1 Hard Boiled Egg + 1 lowfat cheese stick
  • Omelet: Scramble 1 egg and 2 egg whites with spinach. Top with 2 Tbsp. shredded lowfat cheese
  • ½ cup lowfat cottage cheese + ½ cup blueberries. Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon chia seeds.

Bon Appetit!

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