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.

vegan cauliflower cheese sauce. delicious on top of veggies. a plate with roasted broccoli and cabbage topped with vegan cauliflower cheese sauce, quinoa, and tofu

Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

If you have leftover cauliflower, this is the recipe for Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce is for you. An easy sauce that you can make in almost an instant to dress up vegetables, whole grains, and protein foods like tofu, legumes, and tempeh.  What Diet Stage is the Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce Compatible With? This sauce …

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Bariatric Meal Planning for Vegans. A photo of a calendar pointing at a meal of vegetables, avocado, tofu, and quinoa.

Bariatric Meal Planning for Vegans

Have you been struggling with meal planning as a vegan after bariatric surgery? It is already challenging to plan meals after bariatric surgery but as a vegan it can add another layer of complexity. In this article I am going to give you everything you need to know to plan nutritious, satisfying meals as a …

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Bariatric Surgery Pre-op Diet for Vegans. cup of water with lemon wedge. bowl of food with chickpeas, vegetables, and avocado. vegan bariatric dietitian logo

Bariatric Surgery Pre op Diet for Vegans

Following a special bariatric surgery pre-op diet and working with a dietitian are very common before bariatric surgery. But what if you’re vegan? How can you stay vegan and meet your pre-surgery nutrition goals? Yes you can! And I am going to tell you how in this article. Why Do You Need a Bariatric Surgery …

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Full Liquid Diet Menu PDF for Vegans After Bariatric Surgery with 3 glasses of smoothies

Full Liquid Diet Menu PDF for Vegans After Bariatric Surgery

After bariatric surgery as a vegan you are probably at a loss of what to include on your full liquid diet stage. Most times the educational materials provided at bariatric centers are not geared towards vegans. There will probably be a few things that are suitable for vegans but not enough for you to really …

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Vegan Burrito Bowl for Bariatric Surgery. also photo of salsa

Vegan Burrito Bowl for Bariatric Surgery

One thing that always sounds delicious to me is a burrito…or really anything that resembles a burrito. More often than actual burritos I choose a burrito bowl, such as today’s recipe for a Vegan Burrito Bowl or salad just because it is easier and quicker to throw together.  There are a variety of ways that …

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Ultimate Guide to a Vegan Bariatric Pureed Diet with photos of pureed beans, protein drink, hummus, dal, smoothie

Ultimate Guide to a Vegan Bariatric Pureed Diet

*This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through my links I receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Introduction When you think of the pureed diet stage after bariatric surgery, where does your mind go? What do you think of when you think of a vegan bariatric pureed diet? Maybe you’re just wondering …

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13 Quick & Easy Vegan Bariatric Snacks

13 Quick & Easy Vegan Bariatric Snacks

*This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through my links I receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Are you supposed to snack after bariatric surgery? If you search around on the internet you will find answers ranging from ‘yeah, just eat when you’re hungry’ to ‘absolutely not-if you snack, you’ll gain weight!’ …

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9 Things to Do Instead of a Bariatric Pouch Reset

9 Things to Do Instead of a Bariatric Pouch Reset

*This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through my links I receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* If you’ve been struggling after bariatric surgery and looking for answers on the internet you’ve probably come across a bariatric pouch reset. These plans make the rounds on Google searches, Instagram accounts, and Facebook groups …

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Alcohol After Bariatric Surgery

Alcohol After Bariatric Surgery

*This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through my links I receive a commission at no extra cost to you.* Alcohol and bariatric surgery – what is allowed and what isn’t? Thinking about what to do about alcohol after bariatric surgery can be overwhelming. Your doctor says no alcohol, but your best friend that also …

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