Our Bariatric Surgery Program recommends this turkey turnovers recipe for the post-bariatric surgery diet, but anyone looking to make healthy eating choices can enjoy it. With just a few simple ingredients available at just about any grocery store, you can make this low-calorie, high-protein meal anytime. 

Turkey Turnovers for Bariatric Patients


1 envelope dry onion soup
1 pound ground turkey (breast meat only)
1 cup shredded 2% low-fat cheese
3 tubes reduced-fat refrigerated crescent rolls (8 in each tube)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix soup with meat in skillet and brown well
  3. Blend in cheese
  4. Unroll dough, separate rolls, and cut each triangle in half
  5. Place spoonful of meat mixture in center of each triangle
  6. Fold over, seal edges, and place on cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 15 minutes

Calories: 155
Fat: 7 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrate: 13 grams
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Sodium: 472 mg
Sugar: 3 grams

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