I know...summer isn't even over yet and here's Nik talking about Christmas! Christmas, Nik??? Really?
Well, as fall approaches, so do the holidays. And I know many of you worry about holiday food. Will you be able to partake in at least some of your favorite dishes? And if you can’t, will you feel left out? Will the holidays be the same?
This will be my fourth post-op holiday season and I’m here to tell you that YES you can enjoy holiday dishes and still stay on track, lose weight and enjoy your holiday traditions. And I’d like to show you how.
Come on out to the Bariatric Foodie Holiday Food Tasting! This year I’m holding the event in two locations on the East Coast: Baltimore, Md. and Pittsburg, Pa. While I’m awaiting final, FINAL confirmation of the space for Pittsburgh, I can announce that the tickets for the Baltimore event will go on sale September 1st (as in...um...Thursday) and the event will be:
Advance admission price for this event is $25 from September 1 – October 8. From October 8 -22 the price is $40. I want you to get the best price (and at the same time make sure I have a good head count to ensure enough food and goodies), so please get your ticket early! No tickets will be sold at the door!
Details for the Pittsburgh event are coming soon. My goal was to also do one south of Baltimore but time got away from me, my beloved Foodies. And if I do an event, I want to do it right so I’m still scouting a location for an event in “the South” for early next year as I seek to join with other WLS friends in making realistic New Year’s Resolutions to get back on track!
For my people not on the East Coast…I know it’s a bummer to get these notices about events you can’t come to! I’m sorry! Bariatric Foodie is growing slowly but surely and I hope to someday be able to go wherever there are Foodies who want to par-tay! In the meantime, you can be a part of this event by ordering a “tasting at home,” which will include:
- All the recipes from this year’s Holiday Food Tasting (and maybe even a couple from last year’s) along with a complete shopping list and a special Bariatric Foodie holiday recipe card template to organize all your favorite wls-friendly recipes!
- Samples of the signature Bariatric Foodie holiday themed protein shakes (basically everything you need to make the shake except liquid)
- And a special little gift from me (it’s a surprise, but I think you’ll like it)
So for those of you within reasonable (and heck, I’ll even take unreasonable) driving distance from Baltimore, save the date for this event! Those who came last year can attest that it was good fun.
For those outside the East Coast, I hope you’ll order a tasting at home. These are recipes I’ve tested (on myself and many other pouches, sleeves, bands, etc.) and I think they’ll really help you get through your holidays feeling good.