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Friday, September 16, 2005

Potassium Rich Recipes for LivingAfterWLS

Low on potassium? Eat a banana! We’ve heard it all of our life. But did you know there are many foods rich in potassium, which are better tolerated than the banana by most weight loss surgery patients? Foods such as apricots, butternut squash, grapefruit, salmon, halibut and chicken are all potassium powerhouses. By incorporating these foods in our meals after gastric bypass we benefit from flavor, variety and healthful nutrients and perhaps stave-off some of the food boredom we all complain about. In addition, we know WLS patients are at risk of potassium deficiency so why not get some the old fashioned way – delicious home cooked food.

Take a look at these four recipes and see if they just don’t make your mouth water. And the good news, they all take less than 1-hour to prepare. All are great served the next day, too. I hope you enjoy!

Grapefruit-Broiled Salmon
Grilled Chicken with Fresh Apricot Sauce
Mushroom Smothered Baked Halibut
Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash

LivingAfterWLS Recipe Index

1 comment:

Diane; AL said...

Leafy green veggies are good sources of potassium and low carb.