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GBMC Sleeved Chef Mother's Day Brunch

May 7, 2019
Every month, GBMC holds a Facebook Live cooking demonstration featuring healthy recipes from The Sleeved Chef, Michael Salamon. Michael graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and is passionate about “teaching cooking techniques and recipes to pre- and post-operative bariatric patients.” He had a type of bariatric surgery known as a sleeve gastrectomy in September 2016 and enjoys sharing his knowledge of cooking with fellow weight loss patients. Co-hosting the demonstration with him is Jana Wolff, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition for GBMC’s Comprehensive Obesity Management Program, where Michael was treated.

Roasted Radishes


2 bunches radishes (about 20), trimmed and halved 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp fresh thyme 1/2 lemon, juiced
Salt to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Combine olive oil, thyme, and radishes in a bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Place radishes on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprinkle with salt. 3. Roast in the oven until tender but firm in the center, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and drizzle with lemon juice.
4 servings (about 5 radishes per serving)

Calories: 40
Fat: 4.1g
Saturated Fat: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 5.9mg
Protein: 0.2g
Carbohydrate: 0.8g

Veggie Frittata


8 eggs
1 red bell pepper, seeded and medium diced
1 bunch scallions, sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1.5 ounces fresh baby spinach
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Crack 8 eggs into a bowl, avoiding any shells, and whisk eggs until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. When olive oil perfumes, add red bell pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add spinach and scallions. Wilt spinach and sauté scallions for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add egg mixture and feta cheese to the pan.
  6. Allow egg mixture to cook for 8-10 minutes until almost set.
  7. Lower heat and cover with foil until eggs are fully set.
4 servings

Calories: 214
Fat: 14.5g
Saturated Fat: 4.6g
Cholesterol: 377mg
Sodium: 321.7mg
Protein: 15.9g
Carbohydrate: 4.3g
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