Start with breakfast, 30+ bariatric recipes to get you going!

The Importance of a Protein Packed Breakfast

We’ve all heard the age old saying, “bariatric breakfast is the most important meal of the day”… Ok, maybe we changed that up a little, but if you’re a post-op bariatric patient then you understand how important it is to start your morning with a well balanced nutritional meal. More importantly, you might recall a conversation you had with your doctor or nutritionist explaining the risk of malnutrition, without a proper diet post op. One of the best ways you can prevent malnutrition is starting off with a high protein packed breakfast each day.

As you begin your new life after weight loss surgery you’ll begin to appreciate the importance of devoting time to making sure you have a healthy protein filled meal in the morning. A healthy breakfast in general helps set the tone for the rest of your day and chances are if you eat healthy in the morning then you’ll continue the habit throughout your busy day. What’s even more beneficial is that for some people starting the day with a healthy breakfast can help them fuel their workouts too. 

Depending on your type of weight loss surgery this may be difficult for some bariatric patients. 

Whether you’ve had a lap band, a bypass, or a sleeve, there’s a possibility that your newly restricted stomach is not crazy about food first thing in the morning. With that being said, a healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be a huge production. Our team has created a variety of different bariatric-friendly breakfasts. Some of our recipes are made with protein packed ingredients already and some allow you to add in your favorite protein or collagen powder. We guarantee these recipes will get your day off to a good start. 

Low Carb Breakfast Casserole

If you have time to spare in your morning routine, this low carb breakfast casserole will be your go to dish. This recipe is dairy free, low carb, and perfect for meal prepping. It calls for very simple ingredients, and you get three sources of protein. It calls for egg, spinach, ground turkey, onions and your garnish choice of salsa or guacamole. 

Harvest Breakfast Bowl

Not only is this breakfast bariatric-friendly but it’s also delicious and nutritional. The colorful ingredients bring with it a satisfying holiday flavor we know everyone can enjoy. It’s both sweet and salty, with a fresh herbal aftertaste. 

Air Fryer Oatmeal

Our air fryer oatmeal recipe is unique because we used steel cut oats instead of rolled or quick oats. What makes steel cut oats special? Well, steel cut oats aren’t as processed and they take longer for your body to digest. So not only is this recipe ready in less than 10 minutes, but it will also help you feel fuller longer. With that said, when you add your favorite collagen or protein powder, you’ll provide your body with the right amount of fuel to take on your day. 

Black Bean and Chicken Omelet

This breakfast omelet is unlike any omelet you’ve ever tried. If your goal is to start your morning off with a high protein meal, then this is exactly what you should try. Your main source of protein comes from three sources, egg, black beans and the shredded chicken. This recipe makes two bariatric portions so you will have enough for your morning and next. 

Avocado Lime Omelet

If you’re looking to serve up a continental style breakfast omelet then our avocado lime omelet was made for you. This recipe is very much within a bariatric person’s strict dietary guidelines and is made with fresh bell peppers, onions, diced avocado and egg. Very nutritious and flavorful if you’re a fan of a loaded vegetable breakfast. One single egg alone holds about 6 grams of protein, so this meal is a quick way to fuel your body with a decent amount of protein. 

Avocado Egg Wrap

If you like to load up on protein before your morning workout, then you need to give our avocado egg wrap a taste. This recipe contains four sources of protein, egg, turkey bacon, avocado, and spinach. After one bite we promise that you’ll be making this recipe on the regular. 

Low Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins

Ready for the perfect meal prep breakfast? We have you covered with our low carb breakfast egg muffins. Very easy to recreate and once made you have the perfect breakfast on the go meal. We provided a few different combinations using different veggies on how you can make your egg muffins. With your choice of veggies, you’ll also get protein from the egg and turkey sausage. You can also pair this with your favorite non-fat greek yogurt for added protein. 

Munchy Crunchy Breakfast 3 Ways

For this recipe we used Munchy Crunchy, a plant based protein snack. Each bag of Munchy Crunchy contains 16 grams of protein. We provided three very different variations on how you can incorporate this plant based snack into your busy morning routine. Each variation can be turned into an on the go meal and is done in a matter of minutes!

Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oats

These brownie batter overnight oats are probably the closest you’ll get to dessert while still having nutritional value! High fiber content from the steel cut oats, heart healthy flavonoids from the cacao powder, and vital amounts of protein from our choice of protein powder combine into this all-star breakfast recipe!

Avocado Egg Wrap

Our eating habits have certainly changed with the seasons. When it was colder, our days consisted of coffee, a healthy lunch, and then a light dinner. But now that the days are getting lighter, so are the meals! Quick and light bites have definitely been the go-to lately, so when we came across The Pure Wraps organic coconut wrap, we were struck with inspiration! 

Banana Nut Muffins

To snack or not to snack? If you’re a weight loss surgery patient, chances are you’ve pondered  this very thought. As you should, considering most foods that used to be your go-to snack before surgery are now categorized by your doctor or nutritionist as a “slider” food. Slider foods are notorious for falling quickly through your newly restricted stomach, which isn’t ideal for any weight loss surgery patient.

Nush Waffles

Everyone’s favorite meal of the day…or at least, the most important meal of the day. It’s breakfast! And thanks to Nush foods, we get to enjoy our favorite meal with the dish we might have missed the most…waffles! But this time, it won’t be an absolute calorie bomb! Nush has set out to create a line of cookies and cakes that are low in carbs and sugar, that way we can satisfy our sweet cravings without having to give up half of our day’s calories!

Coffee Protein Whip

To make this light and fluffy with light brown peaks, we whipped it by hand, but if you have a hand mixer then definitely take advantage of technology and crank it up! After whipping until the peaks started to form, we grabbed our protein shake, placed it in a cute glass and placed generous dollops of the coffee whip on top! The end result was a strong and bold flavor provided by the coffee whip that was brought down to form a thick mocha flavor (we used chocolate protein powder, but feel free to use whatever protein powder you have on hand!) 

Savoury Grits

We love oatmeal just as much as the next person, but it’s always good to spice things up a bit! What better way to do so than with some Savory Grits? This dish is definitely a strong contender for your weekend breakfasts, or even the nights when you feel like having breakfast for dinner! Another thing this dish was perfect for? Getting us through that tough puree phase!

Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats

We love healthy, easy to prepare, and easy to take treats that sustain us for hours!  So, we decided to whip up a delicious overnight oats recipe idea for everyone to enjoy with us! Among the several nutritious offerings this meal has (calcium and potassium from the Greek yogurt, and protein from the chia seeds), this recipe also contains ingredients typically found in most kitchens of health-conscious foodies, so it saves a trip to the store! 

Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

For all of our chocolate lovers out there, this one’s for you! Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding – the perfect evening dessert. We successfully satisfy your chocolate craving with the chocolate protein powder and pudding packet, but the star of the show is actually the chia seeds. 

PB&J Protein Bites

Don’t grab those highly processed, overly sugared up snacks at the store, make these instead! Gluten free, vegan, and packed with wholesome energy. They taste just as good, possibly better, and they’re made from ingredients you can actually pronounce! All seven of them! And if you’re a health nut, or just someone doing their best to stay healthy, you likely have these ingredients. Almond butter (or other low calorie nut butter), sugar free maple syrup (you can also go with monk fruit), protein powder, rolled oats, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and dried fruit of choice.

Chaffles, 3 ways

First of all, the base recipe is only TWO INGREDIENTS. And they’re usually ingredients you already have stocked at home. Just one egg and some cheese. And just from looking at the nutrition facts, you’d be surprised at how filling it can be. This recipe is as pure as it is simple. Two basic ingredients that aren’t filled with added sugar, simple carbs, or highly processed. In fact, it hardly has any carbs.

Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Super easy, yet a great bariatric breakfast recipe with some added protein from cottage cheese. Don’t get bored with your same old everyday breakfast. Add a little extra flavor and protein with this tasty scrambled egg recipe.

Spice up your protein shakes

Tired of the same old song and dance when it comes to your daily protein shake? We set out to find several new powders, add-ins and more to keep your taste buds engaged, excited, and awake!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Boats

Let’s spice things up with a recipe that’s as delightful as it is nutritious. Our Cheesy Sweet Potato Breakfast Boats are the perfect way to kick-start your day with a burst of flavor and a whole lot of love.

Eggplant Omelet

We have a delightful treat for you: a flavorful and healthy charred eggplant omelet. Packed with nutrients and bursting with flavors, this recipe is the perfect addition to your weight loss arsenal. So, put on your apron and get ready to indulge in a guilt-free breakfast that will ignite your taste buds and support your wellness goals!

Baked Avocado and Egg

If you haven’t tried baked avocado, you are missing out! This bariatric breakfast recipe is a great way to start the day. Just 2 main ingredients and some seasonings and you have a healthy breakfast.

Tex-Mex Egg Scramble

Looking for a super easy bariatric breakfast recipe? Check out our Tex Mex Egg Scramble, packed with protein and flavor, this is a great way to start your day!

Bariatric Frittata Recipe

Starting your day with a protein packed breakfast is a great way to to reach your daily protein intake goals. This bariatric breakfast recipe, will have you well on your way. How can you go wrong with eggs, bacon, spinach and cheese?

Apple Cider Oatmeal- 5 Minute Bariatric Breakfast Recipe

This bariatric breakfast recipe has an amazing flavor, can be made in 5 minutes or less and it’s got extra protein. Try this Apple Cider Oatmeal today!

Bacon and Egg Bites

Don’t break the bank stopping by your favorite coffee shop every day for egg bites! Meal prep these bacon egg bites and be set for the week!

Banana Nut Oatmeal- 5 Minute Bariatric Breakfast Recipe

Some of us can’t eat breakfast first thing in the morning, so you can either whip it up at home or pack up the ingredients and throw it in the microwave at the office. That’s another perk for our microwave bariatric recipes, and our recipes with less than a handful of ingredients.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bariatric Oatmeal

Our fast and easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal will start your day with a healthy bariatric recipe! We used one of our kitchen faves, PB2 Powder and threw together this easy and delicious fast breakfast.

Chicken and apple bariatric breakfast sausage

Summer is here and we have got a treat for you! This chicken apple breakfast sausage recipe is absolutely delicious, even if you’re not on a bariatric diet- you’ll want to try this delectable apple & chicken breakfast sausage.

Mexican Egg Skillet- Bariatric Breakfast

A little rotel, some cheese, refried beans and egg… Not a bad way to start the day. Check out this Mexican Egg Skillet bariatric breakfast recipe. You will be glad you did.

High Protein Egg Scramble Bariatric Breakfast Recipe

Quinoa in our eggs! What a tasty way to start the day. Check out our High Protein Egg Scramble. This bariatric recipe will get your started towards hitting you daily protein goal!

What to add to sugar free vanilla yogurt for tasty breakfasts

While it a great staple after weight loss surgery, don’t just settle for plain vanilla. Check out these bariatric friendly recipes using sugar free vanilla yogurt as the base. We chose Greek Yogurt as our base, since there is usually more protein. We hope you like our ideas, most of these items are either pantry staples, or easy to find at the grocery store or on Amazon.

Easy Mushroom Kale Egg Bites

Brighten your morning routine with our new Mushroom Kale Egg Bites recipe. Your stomach and taste buds will thank you. Our egg bites recipe is inspired by Starbucks’ Kale & Mushroom Egg Bites.

Bariatric Sausage Balls Recipe

Check out our bariatric friendly cream cheese sausage balls. These are a great way to start your day, packed with protein and a delicious flavor! Your family won’t even know that this is a bariatric recipe.

Low Carb Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

When life hands you lemons you make…. lemon ricotta pancakes! Our team at WLS Afterlife has whipped together a great summertime breakfast recipe we know you’ll enjoy. Just think of your favorite fluffy pancake but with an Italian twist and fresh lemon flavor.

Peanut Butter PB2 Overnight Oats Breakfast Recipe

Post weight loss surgery patients- it’s time to hop on the overnight oats trend! Oats are a very nutrient dense food; it’s high in fiber, which helps aid digestion after bariatric surgery, and contains more protein than most grains. This peanut butter overnight oats bariatric recipe is nutritional and easy to make post weight loss surgery.

Orange Julius Bariatric Protein Shake

This Orange Julius Protein Shake will be a welcome change from the very sweet tasting protein shakes you may have grown tired of. You may like this one so much, you keep it a part of your post surgery diet, even after you are back on regular foods.

Spinach Egg Bite Muffins

Breakfast doesn’t get much easier than this! With only 5 main ingredients (not including seasonings), this spinach egg bite muffins recipe is simple and delicious, not to mention that it’s also a great bariatric recipe.

Peanut Butter Low Carb Waffles

Start your mornings off with a low carb, protein filled dish, when you recreate our Peanut Butter Protein Low Carb Waffles. This recipe is a great option for VSG diet, Gastric Sleeve diet, Gastric Bypass diet and other meal plans after weight loss surgery.

Bacon and Bell Pepper Egg Bites

Egg bites can essentially be incorporated into your morning meal prep any day of the week. First off they are absolutely delicious and the perfect start to the day. The combinations for egg bites are almost endless, but our Bacon Bell Pepper Egg Bites should be on the top of your must-try list.

WLS Afterlife is dedicated to presenting new bariatric-friendly meals weekly so you can continue to enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to enjoy! If you try any of our bariatric-friendly meals, be sure to tag us on social media! 

Please note that we always recommend our WLS Afterlife viewers follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines, regardless of our recipe instructions. If we listed an ingredient you were told to avoid, write to us so we may provide you with plenty of other tasty alternatives.

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