10 Delicious Bariatric Friendly Recipes That Gastric Bypass Patients Love

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Bariatric Friendly Recipes Should Be Easy To Find!

Following gastric bypass surgery, your whole world of eating will change. Finding new and tasty bariatric friendly recipes you can enjoy can be a challenge and following bariatric eating guidelines can take time to get used to.

Bariatric Diet

When you are on a bariatric diet, it is important to make sure that you are getting the right nutrients. This is because you will need to eat foods that are low in calories and carbs. In addition, you will also need to make sure that you are getting enough protein and fiber. You need to find and make bariatric friendly recipes to support your weight loss efforts.

One of the best ways to make sure that you are getting the right nutrients is to cook your own food. This is where the Instant Pot table comes in. The recipes that are found here are all healthy and delicious.

If you have friends or family members who have just undergone bariatric surgery, you may wish to give them these recipes as a gift. You can choose to copy the recipe by hand or print it out and put them in the recipe box. You can also add some decorations to the box, and custom die-cut stickers are a great option. You can choose to write their name on it, the words you want to say to them, and the pattern and size you want. I believe that your friends or family members will feel your heart and will be very happy to receive this gift.

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Bariatric Diet Recipes

Today I am sharing with you some simple, delicious and easy recipes that are bariatric friendly, high protein and low in carbs. I am sure you will enjoy these suggestions and look forward to hearing what you think.

You might also enjoy our roundup of high protein tuna recipes.


Delicious Bariatric Friendly Recipes That Gastric Bypass Patients Love

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Easy Gastric Bypass Recipes To Enjoy

Cooking after gastric bypass does not have to be a chore. You can cook a single serving for yourself or cook for the whole family. In fact, if you make extra food and batch cook these easy recipes, then this can help with meal prep for your most busy days and you can store ready-made healthy meals in the freezer.

I’ll begin by sharing a few of my favourite soup recipes and then move onto some exciting and tasty main dishes. Enjoy!

I’m sure these meal ideas will help you on your weight loss journey.

High Protein Soup Chicken Taco Flavor

Dump and Dash Chicken Taco Soup.

Full of beans, chicken and goodness, this healthy and tasty chicken taco soup will leave you feeling full and satisfied, and it’s one recipe my whole family love.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I’d recommend the Instant Pot Duo…that’s my favourite pot to use! You can purchase one here and make delicious bariatric soups every time!

instant pot chicken taco soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Next, we have a creamy cauliflower soup with parmesan cheese. Cauliflower is a great vegetable to enjoy following gastric bypass surgery and makes this recipe very low in carbs.

instant pot cauliflower soup

Coconut Chicken Soup

I love coconut and this coconut chicken soup recipe has just the right amount of coconut milk to make this soup creamy, sweet and delicious. This is a super popular recipe in my home and you can freeze the soup in small portions for work or home.

instant pot coconut curry soup

Do you have food containers for batch cooking? Batch cooking can help save time and helps with portion control after bariatric surgery! You can batch cook bariatric friendly recipes to save time and allow you to get the right portion sizes.

Bariatric Friendly Hasselback Chicken

I love this recipe because it is packed with flavor and full of protein. In fact this delicious Caprese Hasselback Chicken from Low Carb Maven is super tasty especially with the tomatoes stuffed between each slice.


Chicken Pizza Crust

When you are hungry and want to eat something more than a regular pizza from the Pizza Hut menu, this recipe is worth trying out….It’s a new one for me but when I tried this Chicken Pizza Crust I just loved the recipe!

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Stuffed Bell Pepper With Ground Turkey

When you are hungry, you might consider making this meal for your family. Stuffed Peppers with Ground Turkey from Evolving Table. Not only is this filling and healthy, it’s a great lunch or snack sized meal after gastric bypass surgery.

I’m a huge fan of making meals that involve ground turkey. It’s quite delicious.

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers 3


If you want to fill up on protein-rich foods then why not try this weight watchers version of egg salad. It’s tasty and delicious with great flavor and a great bariatric friendly option.

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LOW CARB Egg Roll In A Bowl

Now this is a great healthy and filling recipe that the whole family can share. Egg Roll in a bowl is easy to cook and has plenty of vitamins and minerals which you’ll need after bariatric surgery.

keto friendly egg roll in a bowl recipe

Protein Packed Black Bean And Lentil Soup

This black bean and lentil soup is packed with protein and is a great recipe to help rebuild muscle and strength. Find this recipe over at Skinny Ms. It’s a real winning dish!


Gastric Bypass Recipes You will want to make time and time again.

These bariatric friendly recipes are tasty, easy to cook and they have the x factor as the stand out from the rest. All low carb and high in protein this next list of recipes will fill your new bariatric cook book for sure!

Weight Watchers Chicken Fajitas

Chicken is also a favourite of mine. There are so many ways to cook chicken following gastric bypass and it is my number one meat source that helps me fill up on protein. Try this viral chicken fajitas recipe today!

Sheet Pan Fajitas set 2 4 final

Shakshuka And Feta Spinach Artichoke

Shakshuka with Feta, Spinach & Artichoke Hearts from A Clean Bake. One delicious combination of food that I love is feta, spinach, and artichoke. Cook this recipe for your family, they will love it.



Superb Salmon Ceviche from Sugar Free Londoner. I crave seafood often. When I want something like salmon, this is my go to recipe.


Gastric Bypass Recipes You will want to make time and time again.

These bariatric friendly recipes are tasty, easy to cook and they have the x factor as the stand out from the rest. All low carb and high in protein this next list of recipes will fill your new bariatric cook book for sure! cooked and

  • Sheet Pan Baked Tilapia from Garnish & Glaze. I’ve been craving a yummy tilapia recipe, I can’t wait to make this one.
  • Sheet Pan Thai Chicken from The Inspiration Edit. Delicious flavors and weight watchers friendly this is a fantastic protein filled dish.
  • Sweet Potato Nuggets! Now these are low carb and super tasty…even the kids will love these veggie nuggets from Living Sweet Moments.
  • Tomato Stuffed Egg Plant is a tasty and delicious option for you to try once you’re enjoying new vegetables after bariatric surgery.
  • Salmon Patties are a great low carb high protein option and they taste so good!
  • Spinach and Feta bake is one of my new top favorites when it comes to bariatric recipes. Find this at the Inspiration Edit!
  • Baked Spaghetti squash is another of my favorites and is super easy to cook. my daughter loves this too so it works well for all the family.

Make sure whatever recipes you choose after gastric bypass, they are high in protein, low carb and of course the less fat the better Let’s face it, we can still enjoy food after bariatric surgery and find healthy and filling recipes to help us with our weight loss journey.

Cooking from scratch can be hard but batch cooking and or making enough for a few meals can really help with the budget and with time. Good luck enjoying and trying out these bariatric friendly recipes.

About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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