Meal 1

Due to the weight loss surgery of the Lap Band, it is normal to not feel hungry in the morning. You can forget about needing to eat breakfast and change this to the firstmealof your day which usually occurs 2-4 hours after rising.

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

(banded portions will be smaller, as the band does feel tighter in the morning) Ingredients (serves 6) 3 cups rolled oats (see note) 1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice 1 granny smith apple, coarsely grated 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted(…)

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Fruit Yoghurt and Muesli

Fruit Yoghurt and Muesli

Preparation Time – 10 minutes Ingredients (serves 4) 2 ripe custard apples – thinly sliced and peeled if skin is an issue (ripe pears thinly sliced may be better tolerated) 1 punnet strawberries 2/3 cup passion fruit pulp 2 cups vanilla(…)

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Ham and Egg Pie

Ham and Egg Pie

Helen Bauzon’s recommendations to make Lap Band Friendly Meal includes: make sure the meal is eaten with an oyster fork take 1 tsp mouthful portions at a time.   Ingredients (serves 4) 80g sliced light ham, chopped 4 eggs, at(…)

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Poached Eggs and Bacon

Poached Eggs and Bacon

YOU CAN MAKE THIS BAND FRIENDLY BY: Avoiding the bread or swapping to flat pita bread cut up all food into small pieces smaller than a 1tsp portion   Ingredients 3 large Roma tomatoes 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 1(…)

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Basic Muesli

Basic Muesli

Ingredients 5 cups traditional rolled oats 1/2 cup processed bran 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped 1/2 cup dried apple, finely chopped Milk, fruit and honey, to serve  (…)

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Omelette (Egg White)

Omelette (Egg White)

TO MAKE BAND FRIENDLY, ENSURE FOOD IS CUT UP INTO SMALL PIECES AND THE SPINACH IS NOT TOO STRINGY and consider scrambled egg as an alternative as these are often easier than omelettes   Ingredients olive oil spray 2 green(…)

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Pan Fried Beans with Poached Eggs

Pan Fried Beans with Poached Eggs

Helen Bauzon’s recommendations to make Lap Band Friendly Meal includes: Make sure the meal is eaten with a knife and fork to take 1 tsp mouthful portions at a time. Cut the egg up into smaller pieces   Ingredients 800g(…)

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Scrambled Eggs With Salmon

Scrambled Eggs With Salmon

TO MAKE BAND FRIENDLY, EITHER AVOID THE BREAD OR SWAP TO THIN CRISP TOASTED PITA BREAD and consume small bites of 1 teaspoon sized portion at a time Ingredients 14 (59g each) free-range eggs, lightly whisked 1 1/4 cups (310ml)(…)

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Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Helen Bauzon’s recommendations to make Lap Band Friendly Meal includes: make sure the meal is eaten with a knife and fork to take 1 tsp mouthful portions at a time. Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 3 rashers rindless bacon, chopped(…)

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Warm Fruity Porridge

Warm Fruity Porridge

Lap Band Dietitian Helen Bauzon has provided suggestions below (in red) to help improve the calorie content of the recipe below and to teach you how to make it more band friendly. Ingredients • 310ml (1 1/4 cups) milk (use(…)

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