Bariatric Food Recipe
Cottage Cheese and Tomato Toast is a simple, nutritious, and delicious recipe perfect for bariatric patients. It combines the high-protein benefits of cottage cheese with the fiber and vitamins found in whole grain bread and fresh tomatoes. The recipe is easy to prepare, taking just 5-10 minutes, and it's versatile enough to be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack.
The toast provides a satisfying crunch, while the cottage cheese adds a creamy texture. Fresh tomato slices add a burst of juicy flavor, and a sprinkle of black pepper and basil lends a savory touch. For those who want a bit of a kick, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes can be added.
This recipe is designed with portion control in mind, making it a great choice for those adjusting to a new way of eating after bariatric surgery.
This recipe is best after the final phase of the initial post-surgery bariatric diet. The toast in this recipe provides whole grains, while the cottage cheese offers a good source of protein. The tomato provides a serving of vegetables. All these components are typically reintroduced in the final phase of the diet. As always, bariatric patients should chew thoroughly and eat slowly to aid digestion.
1 slice of whole grain bread
1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese
1 small tomato
A pinch of dried basil or fresh basil leaves
A pinch of black pepper
A drizzle of olive oil (optional)
Toast the bread to your liking.
Spread the cottage cheese evenly over the toast.
Slice the tomato thinly and arrange the slices on top of the cottage cheese.
Sprinkle a pinch of black pepper and dried basil over the tomato slices. If you have fresh basil, you can tear a few leaves and scatter them on top.
For an optional touch of healthy fats, drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the toast.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Toasting the bread until it's slightly crispy will provide a nice contrast to the soft cottage cheese and tomato.
Using fresh, ripe tomatoes will give the best flavor.
If you're watching your sodium intake, look for low-sodium cottage cheese.
For added protein, you could top the toast with a hard-boiled egg or some slices of turkey.
If you're preparing this in advance, add the tomato just before eating to prevent the bread from getting soggy.
For a bit of a kick, you could add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.