Wet and Easy

To maximize the effect of the band, it is best to eat dry and solid food to help trigger the receptor sites to tell the brain that you are satisfied. However there are times when this is difficult, hence wet and easy meals are recommended by the listed recipes.

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

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. Please cut up all pieces fo food into(…)

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Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

Ingredients • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 large brown onions, chopped • 1/4 cup mild Indian curry paste • 500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, chopped • 3 medium zucchini, finely chopped • 2 tablespoons tomato paste • 1 tablespoon(…)

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Mediterranean chicken casserole

Mediterranean chicken casserole

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 • 2 tsp olive oil • 8(…)

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Meatball, vegetable & couscous soup

Meatball, vegetable & couscous soup

Ingredients • 550g pork and veal mince • 1/3 cup parmesan, shredded • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves • 1 egg, lightly whisked • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 brown onion, finely chopped(…)

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Fish Stew

Fish Stew

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 • 1 tablespoon extra-light olive oil •(…)

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Fish curry

Fish curry

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 • 270ml can coconut cream (very high(…)

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Dhal soup

Dhal soup

Lap Band Dietitian Helen Bauzon has provided suggestions to help improve the calorie content of the recipe and below and to teach how to make it more band friendly in red below. Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups yellow split peas,(…)

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Curried pumpkin and lentils

Curried pumpkin and lentils

Ingredients • 1 tbs vegetable oil • 2 brown onions, finely chopped • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, thinly sliced lengthways • 2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks • 3 large fresh green chillies, thickly sliced • 1 tbs black mustard seeds(…)

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Chicken Laksa

Chicken Laksa

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 • 250g Chang’s dried rice vermicelli noodles(…)

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Chicken Chasseur

Chicken Chasseur

Ingredients • 2 tablespoons plain flour • 1kg mixed chicken pieces • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed, bulbs halved • 200g button mushrooms, halved • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 2 sprigs fresh thyme •(…)

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