I don’t think I need to write anything in this post. These beauties speak for themselves. But since they can’t actually type I suppose I will translate for them.
These Strawberry Peach Crumbles fall under the “yummy treats” category. Just because you’ve had WLS doesn’t mean you are stuck to a life of boring prepackaged protein food products. Once you are far enough along in your journey and feel comfortable adding in dessert type of food options give these girls a try.
Things to consider before adding yummy treats to your intake after WLS…..
Do you still need a sweet / dessert “vacation”?
Some patients find that avoiding all sweet / dessert type of foods for several months after surgery sets them up for success by decreasing their desire for sugar. Were you someone that was addicted to sweets prior to surgery? If so, you may want to wait until 6-12 months after WLS to start introducing these types of foods back into your diet. And at that point do so in a “safe way”. Meaning a way that sets yourself up for success.
- Only make these foods for special occasions
- Take them out of your house, bring to a party or to work so they are not calling your name throughout the day at home (because they do speak, remember? 😉 lol)
Will you be able to eat the appropriate portion?
- If you have had a gastric band placed or VSG and are not susceptible to dumping syndrome, these crumbles will slide into your pouch easily. For that reason it can be easy to eat more than the recommended amount. That is why on recipes like this I provide calorie and sugar content. You don’t have to count calories daily, but you need to be aware of calories.
Always eat these types of food as part of a meal.
- Regardless of which procedure you’ve had yummy treats should be eaten with protein and produce. This ensures that you are filling your pouch with necessary nutrition, and saving the last few bites for dessert. Remember meals should take you at least 10 minutes to eat (eat slowly!) but no longer than 20 minutes.
- For the filling
- 1½ peaches, chopped ( I left the skin on)
- 6 strawberries, chopped
- 1 tsp. whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. sugar
- ½ tsp lemon juice plus a little zest
- pinch of salt
- For the crumble
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray four compartments of muffin tin
- Combine all filling ingredients in bowl, divide evenly into muffin tin. (This recipe serves four)
- In small bowl combine crumble ingredients. "Mash" together with a fork. Evenly distribute on top of filling mixture.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until fruit is bubbling and crumble is slightly browned
This recipe is for four servings. If you are taking with you to a party or making for something you are hosting simply multiply the recipe by three or four to make 12-16 crumbles.
- You’ll notice this recipe uses regular sugar and flour instead of substitutes. As long as the portions are appropriate, the ratio’s are balanced, AND you eat yummy treats with meal time you don’t need to use sugar substitutes. However if you feel more comfortable using something like Splenda instead of real sugar feel free to do so.
Did you know there are over 600 varieties of strawberries? Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants and contain the flavonoid quecertin which is a natural anti-inflammatory and is thought to help protect the heart by reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.