Embarking on a weight loss journey after bariatric surgery requires careful attention to your diet. Incorporating delicious and nourishing soups into your meal plan can help you stay on track while enjoying flavorful meals.
In this recipe blog post, we’ve curated a bariatric-friendly soup recipe that is both satisfying and packed with essential nutrients. This recipe is designed to support your weight loss goals while providing a comforting and tasty dining experience.
Bariatric Soup Recipe
- 1 cup red lentils rinsed
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until fragrant and golden.
- Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice), lentils, vegetable broth, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
- Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree half of the soup to achieve a creamy texture while still leaving some lentils intact.
- Return the soup to the pot, stir well, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve hot, garnished with a sprinkle of fresh parsley or cilantro.
This bariatric soup recipe isnot only delicious but also designed to support your weight loss journey. It is packed with nutrients, low in calories, and easy to prepare. If you’re in the mood for a vegetable soup or a spicy tomato lentil soup, this recipe will provide you with a satisfying and nourishing meal.
Remember to listen to your body’s needs and adjust the portion sizes according to your dietary guidelines. Enjoy this flavorful soup as part of your healthy and balanced bariatric lifestyle.