The Ultimate High-Protein Vegetarian Option

tempehSeveral of my patients have asked for more vegetarian options for meeting their protein goals after surgery. As promised, I have concocted the ultimate high-protein, vegetarian, bariatric-friendly meal!*


Olive oil
Brussels sprouts
Tempeh/extra firm tofu
Soy sauce and Sriracha


Coat pan with light oil or cooking spray and heat up that thing!
Add in shredded Brussels sprouts and mushrooms
Sprinkle in fresh garlic (or garlic powder, not garlic salt)

When Brussels sprouts are golden, add in the following:
Tempeh and extra firm tofu, marinated in light soy sauce and Sriracha
One handful of raw cashews.
Sautee until tofu and tempeh are slightly browned.

Serve and enjoy!

That’s low salt, low-fat, high protein, delicious eating! Also, the total time to prepare the aforementioned meal, including all prep and marinating, was about 6 minutes. Remember, if I can make it, anyone can!

Let’s get healthy together!
Dr. Matt Metz

*Opinions may vary.