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Bariatric Breakfast Ideas

Here are some simple bariatric breakfast ideas that cover each of the diet progression stages after weight loss surgery. I hate to use the word “lazy cooking,” so I’ll leave it at "easy peasy" ideas!

Reminder of the best protein sources is here.

Top Breakfast Tips

  • Meal plan in advance. Use my “This or That” or “1-2-3-4” meal planning strategies. Know what breakfast(s) you'll eat for the week.
  • Start with eating the high protein food first. When you’re able to eat a little more, add the produce (fruit or vegetables) and healthy fats.
  • Eat at a regular, planned breakfast time every day.
  • Eat mindfully
bariatric breakfast ideas

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Clear Liquid Diet Stage

  • Premier Clear
  • Atkins Lift
  • Protein 20

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Full Liquid/Pureed Diet Stage

Protein Only:

  • Bariatric Protein Shake
  • Homemade protein shake
  • Fairlife milk: nonfat/skim or 2%
  • Blended cottage cheese (nonfat/lowfat) + cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • Blended cottage cheese (nonfat/lowfat) + pepper

OR

  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + vanilla extract + cinnamon
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + coconut extract
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + cake batter extract!
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + powdered peanut butter. Eat as is, or freeze and eat like a frozen treat

Protein + Produce (Fiber):

  • 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
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + unsweetened applesauce. Sprinkle with apple pie spice.

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Soft Diet Stage

Protein Only:

  • Anything from previous stages
  • Poached egg

Flavor egg with seasonings like Everything but the Bagel Seasoning, pepper, Mrs. Dash, or smooth mild salsa

Protein + Produce (Fiber):

  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + powdered peanut butter + mashed strawberries or raspberries. Eat as is, or freeze and eat like a frozen treat.
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + mashed banana. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Cottage cheese + mashed banana. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Cottage cheese + mashed canned peaches in own juice

Protein + Produce (Fiber) + Healthy Fat:

  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + mashed berries + ground flaxseeds

Bariatric Breakfast Ideas:
Solid/Regular Diet Stage

Protein Only:

  • Anything from previous stages
  • Scrambled egg
  • Scrambled egg + melted lowfat cheese
  • Hard boiled egg + lowfat cheese stick
  • Hard boiled egg mashed with cottage cheese. Sprinkle with pepper.
  • Hard boiled egg + Morningstar Farms breakfast link

Protein + Produce (Fiber):

  • On the go: Hard boiled egg + string cheese + apple
  • Egg scrambled with black beans. Top with salsa
  • Spinach omelet + lowfat cheese. Dash with hot sauce
  • Green smoothie with added protein powder (unflavored or vanilla)
  • Leftover dinner: chicken + vegetables

Protein + Produce + Healthy Fat

  • Egg scrambled with black beans. Top with diced avocado.
  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt + diced apple + apple pie spice + sprinkling of walnuts or slivered almonds
  • Cottage cheese + tomatoes + ground flaxseeds
  • Oatmeal prepared with ready made protein shake instead of water. Stir in berries and top with sprinkling of chia seeds
  • Cook an egg like a thin omelet so you can use it like a tortilla. Fill with tomato slices and avocado; roll and eat.

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 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 peaches

Bon Appetit!

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