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Mini Meatloaves in Muffin Molds: Perfect for Those with Diabetes and After Bariatric Surgery

Mini Meatloaves in Muffin Molds: Perfect for Those with Diabetes and After Bariatric Surgery

Mini Meatloaves in Muffin Molds: Perfect for Those with Diabetes and After Bariatric Surgery

Two things weight loss surgery patients need to focus on after their gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery are portion control and protein. These mini meatloaves got you covered on both!

By making meatloaf in a muffin pan you are already controlling the portion size. To make these meatloaves in a specific ounce portion size, use a measured scooper to get the size perfect.

While this recipe does call for some oats, most of the ingredients are protein, vegetables, or spices. Between the ground beef and eggs, they are packed with high quality protein. Protein should be the first thing you focus on in your meal after bariatric surgery, and this mini meatloaf recipe can make you happy you do. By limiting your overall calories and ensuring you get enough protein, you are setting the stage for successful weight loss after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or gastric band surgery.

Mini Meatloaves in Muffin Molds

  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅔ cup lower sugar ketchup
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix but be careful not to overmix.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Either spray muffin cups with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • Fill each of the muffin cups with spoon or use the measured scooper to get a specific portion size.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until thoroughly cooked to temp of at least 160.
  • Serve immediately, or freeze for a future meal.

Serve with Roasted Cabbage Wedges or roasted pepper strips, or whatever other low carb yummy side dish you enjoy. This recipe can good for people with diabetes as the carbohydrates come from a whole grain, and they are otherwise packed with protein and vegetables.

This recipe suggestion is offered by Dr. Shillingford. MD, PA, a board certified surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic and obesity surgery. Dr. Shillingford performs gastric band, gastric bypass, and lap band surgeries for obese and overweight patients with comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, as well as other medical conditions that can be improved or reversed with weight loss and a controlled diet. Dr. Shillingford takes great pride in helping his patients improve not only their appearance, but also their health and well being. His lap band and weight loss surgery patients often come to his Boca Raton office from nearby Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Parkland, and West Palm Beach, as well as farther locales like Naples, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Many patients are happy to travel the distance to have their surgery with Dr. Shillingford, who is highly regarded as a leader in bariatric surgery in South Florida, but is also known for his compassionate care and bedside manner.