Recipe of the Month


February: Oatmeal Blueberry Crumble

Oatmeal Blueberry CrumbleKale is a nutritional powerhouse! It’s an excellent source of many important vitamins, mineral and other nutrients. Baking kale is a different way to enjoy this nutritious winter green. Try them instead of potato chips for a snack that’s good and good for you.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Board-certified Emory bariatric surgeon Edward Lin, MD, and New York Times best-selling author Carolyn O'Neil.

January: Roasted Acorn Squash with Chile-Lime Vinaigrette

Baked Kale ChipsAcorn squash is a hearty fall vegetable that is high in fiber and vitamins A and C. This recipe is a tasty combination of unexpected flavors.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.

December: No-Bake Breakfast Bars

No-Bake BarsIf we had you at 'no-bake,' you'll be in for a treat with this sweet and crunchy power snack.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD, from the Emory Bariatric Center and Carolyn O'Neil, registered dietitian and author of "The Dish: On Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!"

November: Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale ChipsKale is a nutritional powerhouse! It’s an excellent source of many important vitamins, mineral and other nutrients. Baking kale is a different way to enjoy this nutritious winter green. Try them instead of potato chips for a snack that’s good and good for you.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.

October: Oven “Fried” Chicken

Oven Fried ChickenWant to cut 200 calories and 19 grams of fat in just one meal? Then try our healthier version of fried chicken! We use skinless chicken breasts and bake them instead of fry. Our recipe is also much lower in cholesterol and sodium than traditional fried chicken recipes.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.



September: Guilt-free Mac & Cheese

Guilt Free Mac N CheeseMacaroni and cheese is a popular side dish whose fat and calories can really add up. Our mac and cheese recipe is guilt-free, without sacrificing flavor. Our trick is to add a bit of grated onion and Dijon mustard. Try using whole-wheat noodles for added fiber.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.

August: Teriyaki Beef

teriyaki beef Occasionally eating beef can fit into a healthy diet if you choose the right cut. Sirloin and round steaks are lowest in fat, especially if you trim off excess fat before cooking. When you can, choose grass-fed beef, which has less saturated fat and cholesterol and more heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.

July: Peanut Chicken With Cilantro and Napa Cabbage

cilantro Turn your kitchen into your favorite Thai restaurant with this recipe. But, our dish will save you about 450 calories and 12 grams of fat over the traditional chicken and peanut noodle dish.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.



June: Lentil Chicken Salad

Lentil Chicken SaladYou can skip the mayo with this healthy chicken salad. This meal in itself combines carbohydrates, fiber, vegetables and protein into a well-balanced meal that will keep you feeling full long after you enjoy it.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.

May: Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs

Chicken and Pineapple KebabsPerfect for the grill, try these chicken and pineapple kebabs at your next summer cookout. Grilling pineapple and other fruits brings out the sweetness without having to add sugar and calories.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.



April: Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Southwest Stuffed PeppersThis meatless entrée is sure to please the whole family. These perfectly-portion sized peppers use southwestern ingredients for flavor, without the added fat. Try using brown rice instead of white for an even heartier dish.

Listen to a healthful tip about this recipe from Emory Bariatrics Center’s registered dietitian, Meagan Mohammadionne.