Ashley Krautkramer

Ashley Krautkramer, RD, CSOWM, CD, CDCES is a vegan and bariatric nutrition expert with more than six years of experience. She is a board certified specialist in obesity and weight management.

bariatric soft diet: the ultimate guide for vegans

Bariatric Soft Diet: The Ultimate Guide for Vegans

*This page includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Have you just started on the soft diet stage after bariatric surgery and have no idea what to eat as a vegan? In this blog post I am going to answer all of your questions about what the soft diet stage …

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bariatric pureed recipes: a roundup of 12 delicious recipes that are suitable for the bariatric pureed diet!

Bariatric Pureed Recipes for Vegans

I’ve heard from so many people that the pureed diet stage after bariatric surgery is the most dreaded.  Full liquids won’t be so bad, I can just have a bunch of smoothies and soup. But pureed diet…what tastes good pureed?  And how do I get enough protein? Can I eat vegetables and fruits? What are …

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When Can I Eat Rice After Gastric Sleeve (and other foods after bariatric surgery)?

Have you been wondering when you can eat rice after gastric sleeve? Or after roux-en-y gastric bypass or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch?  Maybe it’s not rice you’re wondering about, but potatoes, pasta, sweets, coffee, soda, or alcoholic beverages. It is normal to be curious about what you can eat and when you can eat …

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Bariatric Ricotta Bake (this one’s vegan)

Have you seen the classic recipe for bariatric ricotta bake? Maybe you’ve been wondering how you can make a vegan version of the bariatric ricotta bake.  This recipe is the answer. It is savory, creamy, and the perfect recipe to meet your nutritional needs for the pureed and soft diet stages after bariatric surgery. Even …

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11 BEST foods to prevent constipation after bariatric surgery. vegan bariatric dietitian. photo of chia pudding with blueberries on top

11 Best Foods to Eat to Prevent Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Are you struggling with constipation after bariatric surgery? Or maybe you haven’t had surgery yet but you want to help prevent constipation after bariatric surgery? In this article I am going to share with you what constipation is, why it can occur after bariatric surgery, and the 11 BEST foods that you can eat to …

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Plant Protein vs Animal Protein (can you get enough protein from plants after bariatric surgery?). photo of tofu vs salmon

Plant Protein vs Animal Protein (Can You Get Enough Protein From Plants After Bariatric Surgery?)

Have you been wondering if you can get enough protein by eating only plant proteins after bariatric surgery? Are you curious about what the difference is between animal protein vs plant protein? Is one better than the other after bariatric surgery? How does plant protein fit into your diet after bariatric surgery? I am going …

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Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery: Worse for Vegans? (photo of hair brush with hair in it). Vegan Bariatric Dietitian Logo

Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery: Worse for Vegans?

Are you worried that you are more likely to have hair loss after bariatric surgery as a vegan? Have you been struggling to find out if there is anything you can do to minimize the risk of hair loss after bariatric surgery? In this article, I am going to give you all you need to …

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