Monday, December 15, 2014

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Thank you all for entering the Eggface Healthy Holidays Christmas Stocking Full of Samples Giveaway I had a great time reading everyone's favorite Christmas gift replies, brought back so many memories.


The random generator has selected:

Kathleen autumnkrsr@xxxxx.com

Congratulations Kathleen! You are the winner of the Christmas Stocking filled with healthy holiday treats. You have mail!

Want to learn more about any of the contents of the giveaway above. Click here for more info and sources.

Not a winner this time... no worries another Eggface Giveaway is starting very soon! Follow along on the Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and now Instagram for the latest eggciting announcements!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Tree Trimming Treats

Finally finished the Christmas decorating. It took a rain storm to trap me and get me in the spirit. The minute the sky got gray and there was a little chill in the air I jumped on it, made a few weight loss surgery friendly holiday treats and decked the halls! Here's a few pics from our trimming the tree fun.

Our little refreshment station.


No Sugar Added (NSA) Cocoa, Fit Frappe, or Coffee with NSA Homemade Flavored Whipped Cream and a variety of toppings and mix-ins: Crushed Sugar Free Peppermints, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Powdered Peanut Butter (Mmmm mixed in NSA Cocoa is soooo good), Sugar Free Torani Syrups the knitted toppers created by my Mum...


We had a few holiday goodies. I bought a box of Spelt Sugar Free Cookies and jazzed them up a bit. They are sort of like Pecan Sandies if you remember those... sort of plain on their own but I dip half in melted SF Chocolate, sprinkled a few of them with nonpareils to make them pretty and place them on wax paper in the fridge till they set firm. Yum.


and I made a batch of my Chocolate Protein Mini Donuts and arranged a few on my footed cake stand.

Shelly's Mini Chocolate Protein Donuts

1 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal)
1/2 cup Chocolate Whey Isolate Protein Powder
1/2 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1/4 cup Water
Super Groovy Mini Donut Pan

Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients till well combined. Spray Mini Donut Pan with Pam. Fill 1/2 full with batter (batter is the consistency of brownie batter). Bake 8 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Makes 24.

Cook's Note: Almond Flour is ground blanched almonds. Almond Meal is ground almonds with skins on. Basically the same thing and pretty much interchangeable in most of my recipes. Find it at Trader Joe's, health food stores, online or make your own (mini food processor + almonds + power on = almond meal.)


I dipped a few in the same melted SF Chocolate (nuke some SF bars or chips) and topped a couple with crushed SF Peppermint, chopped Pecans, Nonpareils and Multigrain Cheerios... sing it with me.... 5 Gold Rings!

The results of our labor. O Christmas Tree, 2014...


and it isn't Christmas without our Snow Lady (18 years) we gave her a much needed face-lift last year and a new purse. She reminds me of the "Feed the Birds" lady in Mary Poppins.


Happy Holidays Everyone! It's the last day to drop your name in the hat for the latest Eggface Giveaway so be sure to do that before midnight pacific time 12/14/2014 if you haven't already.

10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Post Weight Loss Surgery

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts to show what a typical daily menu looks like in my post weight loss surgery world. Here's what I ate yesterday...

Breakfast: I had an abundance of apples so I cooked a few. I just peeled, chopped them and cooked them with a couple of pumps of Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used a little SF Salted Caramel), a dash or 2 of cinnamon and a dash of apple pie spice. I stirred them occasionally and cooked them till they were softened but still held shape.


I topped a scoop of cooked apples with a dollop of sweetened ricotta cheese (just added some cinnamon and SF Vanilla Torani to taste.) You could use honey or agave too whatever sweetener you use. On top of that I sprinkled some Chai Spiced Protein Granola. OMG Have you made this granola yet?!... make it. It should be called cracknola, it's addictive. Soooo good! I use Big Train Spiced Chai Protein (you could use any protein but try the Chai version, cracknola!)


More Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Breakfasts

Lunch: Shrimp Cocktail and Cheese. Pretty Simple. I use regular cocktail sauce. They sell SF ones but I don't use that much. See the amount pictured, probably half that gets actually consumed. I ate on the fly, in between a project for work (I work from home) I was also dragging out the holiday decorations and you know how that goes... surrounded by a sea of boxes.


I took a break outside a little later with a protein shake. It has been gorgeous here high 70's. Though it's lovely it's not conducive to the holiday spirit maybe once the decorations go up. Umm soon. I dragged the boxes out. That's as far as I got.


Shelly's Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Smoothie

8 oz. Milk (any Skim, Soy, Almond, Coconut, whatever you like)
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter
2-3 Frozen Honey Yogurt Cubes

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

Powdered Peanut Butter is de-fatted peanut butter. About 85%-90% of the fat has been removed so it has the consistency of flour, in fact, it is sometimes called peanut flour. I used Chike PB.

How to make Honey Yogurt Cubes: Stir together 1-6 oz container of plain Greek Yogurt (I used Fage 0%) and 2 Tablespoons of Honey till well combined. You can use SF Torani too. Spoon into ice cube tray and freeze. Makes 6-8 cubes.


Time Saver: I often make Smoothie Bags on Sunday to make the week's breakfasts easier. I place all the ingredients except the milk of course in a snack sized baggie and toss in the freezer. On a busy morning, pull a baggie out, dump in blender, add milk.

More Eggface Favorite Protein Shakes and Smoothies


I had company. One of the 2 cats that have adopted my yard was sun bathing next to me...


Dinner: I made my Crockpot Carnitas the yesterday and had some leftovers (about 2 1/2 cups) I took those added some Chicken Broth (1 box) some sauteed zucchini and yellow crookneck squash (2 small, sliced) and turned it into a soup. Topped it with grated Cotija cheese. Total Grandma comfort food.


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Snacks: Coffee including a stop at Starbucks for a Soy Latte and since the line was short I had them jazz it up a bit. I ordered a Hot, Grande, Soy Latte with 1 pump of Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce and 2 pumps SF Vanilla. It was perfect, very Christmasy (if that's not a word it should be.)

In the evening, I watched a DVR'd episode of The Amazing Race (my favorite show) I'm behind an episode (no spoilers, my favorite team this time is Bethanny (Soul Surfer) and Adam. While I watched I snacked on this...



Shelly's Monkey Cereal Snack Mix

1/4 cup Cheerios Cereal (I used the Multigrain Dark Chocolate Crunch ones)
6-12 Almonds (I used 6 Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almond)
5-6 pieces of Freeze-dried Banana (not dried, freeze dried, found it at Trader Joe's)

Mix together.

More Days in my Pouch

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Eggface Healthy Holidays Christmas Stocking Full of Samples Giveaway

When I was a whippersnapper my favorite part of Christmas was reaching down into my stocking and opening all those seemingly never-ending mysterious packages. I think I liked opening all those little treasures even more than big gifts though the year I got rollerskates with pink wheels was awesome and my banana seat bike was a banner year too.

It's the holidays so there must be a stocking! It's Giveaway Time!


The Prize: A beautiful knitted stocking filled with healthy Holiday treats...

1 Sampler Set of Sugar Free Torani Syrups (4 - 150 ml bottles in SF Caramel, SF Raspberry, SF Vanilla, and SF Hazelnut)

5 packets of Big Train Fit Frappe Protein Drink (Vanilla Latte, Espresso, Mocha, Chocolate, Vanilla)

3 packets Celebrate Vitamins ENS (in Strawberry, Chocolate Milk and Vanilla Cake Batter)

3 Bottles of DaVinci Gourmet Coffee Flavor Enhancers (French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel)

2 Packets of Crunchamame Edamame (Lightly Seasoned)

2 Packets of Snack Out Loud Bean Snacks (Ranch and Sea Salt)

1 Packet of Seapoint Farms Dried Edamame (Spicy Wasabi)

1 Power Crunch Protein Bar (Chocolate Mint)

1 Premier Protein Protein Bar (Dark Chocolate Mint)

28 oz. Holiday Red Blender Bottle Shaker

and an Eggy's Mum knitted and Eggy decorated original homemade tree ornament.

Me and my banana seat bike
How to Enter: 1.) LIKE The World According to Eggface Facebook Page 2.) COME BACK HERE and LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST (Be sure to include your name and some email address where I can contact you if you are the winner) Scroll down to # of comments below to enter. That's it, easy peasy.

For fun: Do you remember a favorite holiday present as a kid?

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* Follow me on Instagram & let me know in the comments.

Contest Period Ends: Sunday, December 14th, midnight (Pacific), sometime Monday, December 15th. I'll draw a name using a random number generator and announce the winner here on the blog! I will also email the winner at the address provided. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. Remember winners MUST be a Facebook follower (aka have LIKED) of the The World According to Eggface. One comment entry per person. Blog comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few hours, especially at night if I'm sleeping Zzzz) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in the contiguous United States, 48 contiguous only (sorry it's a legal issue: international laws govern giveaways and a money $ thing)

Good Luck!

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

My Favorite Health and Fitness Apps

"What are some of your favorite health and fitness apps?" I get this question enough in my inbox I thought I'd put together a list. There's an App For That!

Here are some of my favorites:

RxmindMe, MFP, Lose It, Map My Walk, Sworkit,
Daily Workouts, Steps, Waterlogged, AllTrails, Simply Yoga
(left to right) 

Calorie counters and diet tracker, track food intake and exercise, calculate recipe calories, set calorie goals. I love all three of these. I kind of wish I could take a little of each and build one that suits me.

My Fitness Pal (FREE)
Lose-it (FREE)
Sparkpeople (FREE)

Nothing like seeing your eating and exercise day in B&W. I know tracking is a pain but these apps make it pretty easy, you can usually see what needs to be adjusted pretty clearly and bottom-line they are effective...
A researcher at the University of Texas has published a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research looking at efficacy of a free online weight loss program. The study looked at 1,258 randomly selected users of SparkPeople and found that those who entered their weight into the site at least four times per month lost an average of 11 pounds per month more than those that didn't, and those who made at least one post on the site’s forum during the time they used the site lost over three pounds more than those that didn't. 
I am not as faithful in logging as I was in the first 2 years (daily then, I used Fitday.com online) now it's every few days or so. The study above is great motivation to do it more.

Waterlogged (FREE) Track your water intake. I love this one though I fully admit I rarely make my goal :( they need to create an app called Coffeelogged I'd ace that one.
RxMindMe (FREE) - Reminds you to take pills (or vitamins) This app changed my life! Seriously I never forget my vitamins and it's all because of this app.

Fooducate (FREE) - Helps people make more informed food choices, scans grocery items, create shopping lists, get alternative suggestions. I still eat things they hate from time to time because well I like whatever it is but knowledge is good.
CalorieKing (FREE) - Another food search database with carbs, fats, protein counts of foods.
Calorific (FREE-ish) - Shows pictures of "what 200 calories looks like" on a plate, we all know most people suffer from portion distortion, this app confirms it. The basic collection of photos is free or pay a few bucks for more pictures.

I use these exercise apps often when weather conditions (triple digits) won't let me walk or hike. Also if you think a burpee is something a baby does after a bottle of milk these apps are great to for learning what certain exercises look like.

Daily Workouts (FREE) - Your own personal trainer with video instruction, 10-30 minute full body workouts, 50 targeted area exercises, countdown clock.
Simply Yoga (FREE) – Video demonstrations of poses.
Sworkit (FREE) - Circuit training workouts with video instruction, 5-60 minute full body workouts.

Can't afford one of those fancy exercise wearable trackers (umm that would be me) here's a way to track steps on your phone: pedometer, step counter, tracks calories, distance, steps, they run in the background and suck battery life a bit but they are fun.

Have a friend or family member competition, who takes the most steps in the day, kids versus parents, winner chooses the movie on movie night.

Steps (FREE)
Moves (FREE)
EBWalk Everybody Walk (FREE)

Map My Walk (FREE) - Track your walks by GPS, integrates with My Fitness Pal.
The Walk ($2.99) - Walking adventure game. Most people have heard of Zombies, Run but since I'm not a runner (more like walk as briskly as I can with my short legs) I found this fun alternative.
AllTrails (FREE) - Find hiking trails near you, 50,000 trail guides. People rate the hikes but just remember one person's "easy" hike is another hard so look at grade and terrain info, learned my lesson glad I bring poles.

And a few for emotional health...

I meditate 15 minutes a day. I've been doing it a little over a year now and it's really helped my focus. Here's 2 fun tools I use:

Calm (FREE) - Guided Meditations.
Insight Timer (FREE) - Meditation Timer.

and I love a positive thought to start the day...

Daily Inspirational Quotes of the Day (FREE)

Oh but with all these great apps there are also a few hideous ones. Do me a solid and Sign The Petition to get rid of some of those.

Do you use phone apps in your healthy new life? Do you have a favorite you want to pimp. Add it in the comments.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

5 Healthy Protein Packed Pizza Snacks: Pizza Deviled Eggs

If you are looking for a protein packed, healthy snack to serve while you watch Monday Night Football, while you trim the tree or on family movie night (best family holiday movie ever.) Here's one to try: these Pizza Deviled Eggs are very kid friendly, they totally taste like pizza and you could even have the whippersnappers in the family help out making them.


Shelly's Pizza Deviled Eggs

6 Eggs (hard cooked and peeled)
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup (plus a little for topping) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tablespoons Sun Dried Tomatoes (not oil packed), chopped fine
2 Tablespoons (plus a few sliced for topping) Black Olives
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Salt
dash or two of Black Pepper
Toppings: a few sliced black olives, mini pepperoni rounds, shredded cheese

Hard boil eggs and when they are cool enough, peel them or use those ready to eat, hard cooked, peeled eggs (Eggland's Best, Trader Joes, Costco) for a little time saver, no waiting for them to cool or peeling. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Set whites aside on a serving platter. Place yolks in a bowl with the yogurt. Mash with a fork till smooth. Add cheese, sun dried tomatoes, chopped black olives and seasonings. Mix till well combined. Spoon mixture back into the hole of each egg white. Garnish eggs with "pizza toppings" a few mini pepperoni slices, a sliced black olive, a few shreds of cheese.

More Eggface Ways to Get Your Pizza On...


Shelly's Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza Bites (aka Mini Crustless Quiche)
Shelly's Pizza Bean Salad
Shelly's Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf
Shelly's Philly Cheesesteak Tortilla Pizza


More Eggface Healthy Italian Recipes

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Monday, December 1, 2014

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Thank you to all who entered The World According to Eggface and Celebrate Vitamins Healthy Holiday Giveaway.


The random generator has selected:

Carol
carollyree@xxxxxxx.com

Congratulations Carol! You are the winner of the Holiday Prize Packages filled with some of the latest Celebrate Vitamins products including some of my ultimate favorites (Vanilla Cake Batter ENS nom nom nom make this shake) You have mail!

Want to learn more about any of the contents of the giveaway above. Click here for more info and sources.

Not a winner this time... no worries another Eggface Giveaway is starting very very soon! December is always a FUN month on the blog! Check out the latest Eggface Giveaway. Follow along on the Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and now Instagram for the latest eggciting announcements!

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P.S. I'd also like to thank everyone who took part in the Food Bucket Challenge! You are all awesome!! I promised I'd pick one photo sender to get a thank you care package and that person is... Jennifer Churchill Bray. You also have mail.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts to show what a typical daily menu looks like in my post weight loss surgery world. Here's what I ate yesterday...

Breakfast: I made a batch of Ricotta Pancakes... my standard recipe but I added 2 Tablespoons of Chike Nutrition Powdered Peanut Butter. Mmmm a little warmed SF Strawberry Jam (or frozen, defrosted strawberries or sliced fresh on top) and I had a protein packed PB&J for breakfast. Delicious.


Shelly's Peanut Butter & Jelly Ricotta Pancakes

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg, beaten
2 Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (Sugar Free Vanilla, SF Peanut Butter, SF Chocolate, SF Raspberry all would be delicious)
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix


Mix all ingredients together. I use whole milk ricotta, if you use part skim, drain first. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Spoon a dollop of mixture in pan and pat flat. Cook on low till golden, flip, pat flat, cook till done. Serve each pancake with a drizzle of warm SF jam, maple syrup, fruit or delicious just plain. Makes 8 pancakes.


These can be frozen between slices of wax paper or kept in the fridge a day or 2 and reheated (nuke 25 seconds) for breakfast during the week. Surprising good cold too. Leftovers usually get some SF jam or almond butter smeared on them, wrapped in foil and they become a great breakfast-on-the-go with a protein shake.

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Lunch: I did a ton of yard work yesterday. We've had such bad drought here in Southern California and major watering restrictions so there were some plant casualties. I'm slowly removing the dead stuff. Yesterday I tackled an old rose bush and uggh I have the scratched arms to prove it. I brought lunch outside. I made up a plate of cold cuts, cheese, pickles, almonds (have you tried those Blue Diamond Honey Chipotle Almonds yet, OMG) and ate a little on a break. My Mum shared my spread.


More Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Lunch Ideas

Dinner: Last cup of leftover turkey went in this casserole (sort of macaroni & cheese without the pasta since I don't do pasta post weight loss surgery.) Another great use of leftovers it would be great using cubed holiday ham. Non-holidays I'd add sauteed ground beef (turkey or sausage) or leave it meatless for a Meatless Monday.


Shelly's Mac-less Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

1 small head of Cauliflower, parboiled
8-10 Mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup-ish Leftover Peas
1 - 1-1/2 cups of Leftover Cooked Turkey, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Oregano

Cheese Sauce:
1 Tablespoon Spelt Four
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 cup Milk
1/4-1/3 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 cup Low fat Cottage Cheese, whizzed (I used Daisy 2%)
dash or 2 of Hot Sauce (I used Cholula)
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper

Optional topping:
2 Tablespoons Parmesan
1/4 cup Durkee Onions (the green bean casserole kind)

Parboil cauliflower till knife inserts easily but still firm. Drain it well. Break-up into florets and set aside.

Make cheese sauce: Whiz cottage cheese in a mini food processor till smooth. Set aside. In a small nonstick saucepan, cook butter and spelt flour (lower carbs and I prefer the taste but any wheat flour can sub) together for 1 minute. Add milk slowly. Stirring constantly and cook till bubbling and thickened. Add cheddar cheese and stir till melted. Turn off heat and mix in cottage cheese. Add a few dashes of hot sauce, salt & pepper to taste.


Saute mushrooms till golden. Add turkey, peas, oregano. Add cauliflower and pour cheese sauce over it all. Mix to combine. Pour into a Pyrex casserole. Top with Parmesan and onions, this is optional but the best part of traditional Mac & Cheese is the crunchy topping to me so I add it. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


Snacks: Too much coffee, a few apple samples at the Farmer's Market. I bought a few Honeycrisp Apples to make one of my favorite breakfasts this coming week. I also hit Costco and had a couple of samples while I was there... a hunk of Pure Protein bar and a sample of Madras Lentils. I love free samples for a WLS weight loss surgery peep it's a cheap date ;)

More Days in my pouch

It was a tasty day but I'll be glad not to see any turkey for a week or so or more. Prepare for some fish, beef, anything other than turkey recipes.

Oh and if you haven't entered the latest Eggface Giveaway the last day to enter is today. Winner will be announced tomorrow, along with the randomly selected participant of my Food Bucket Challenge.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Day Leftovers Repurposed

Americans throw out 204 million lbs of leftover turkey on Thanksgiving. It's a shame. We really all need to learn to cook smaller (it's hard, I know I'm Sicilian we don't know the meaning of cooking small) and post weight loss surgery we're eating even less so that means even more leftovers. In an effort to save a few of those 204 million pounds of leftovers here's a few of my favorite ways to repurpose those Turkey Day leftovers.

Repurposing: Transforming leftovers into something equally as yummy. The goal is for them to taste and look so completely different you don't realize you are having leftovers.


Shelly's Sante Fe Turkey Bites (aka crustless quiches)

5 Eggs, beaten
1 (7 oz. can) Mild Green Chilis, diced
1 cup Leftover Cooked Turkey, cubed small
1/3 cup Cheese, shredded or diced
1/4 cup any Leftover Veggies (I used corn)
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
dash of Salt

Preheat oven to 350. Wash and deseed chilies. Dice. I prefer to buy whole chilies and dice them myself (less seeds.) Mix all ingredients together.


Spoon into lightly greased (Pam works great) mini muffin tins. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.


Leftovers used: turkey, any veggie, cheese from cheese tray. These are really adaptable so a little more or less of one ingredient is usually fine within a 1/4 of a cup or so.

Make these Thanksgiving night and you'll have a grab and go breakfast to power your Black Friday shopping. I don't go. I did it one year for work. I worked at a school and Target had a killer playground ball sale. A woman ran over my foot with a shopping cart and then I spent an hour trying to squeeze 300 balls into my 2-seater car at 4 AM. I had balls up to my ears literally. I'll be cozy & warm in my bed. If you are heading out in that madness be safe.

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Shelly's Turkey Squash Casserole 

2 lb. Butternut Squash, cubed and roasted
1 Large Sweet Onion, diced
6-8 Mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2-2 cups of Leftover Cooked Turkey, chopped
1 Teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/4-1/3 cup of Leftover Turkey Gravy
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Parmesan
2 Tablespoons Chopped Pecans

To Roast Squash: Preheat oven to 425. Place cubed squash on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with Kosher Salt. Toss to coat. Bake for 45 minutes turning 2 or 3 times during cooking. You are looking for soft and lightly golden.

I cheated and bought already cubed & peeled squash from Costco (I've seen it at Trader Joe's and most regular supermarkets) because I value my fingers and butternut squash is a pain in the you-know-what to chop up.

Saute onion and mushroom till golden. Add all remaining ingredients (except Parmesan and Pecans). Mix to combine. Pour into a Pyrex Casserole (I love the holidays I get to use some of my vintage Pyrex, I collect it) Top with Parmesan and Pecans. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

Leftovers used: turkey, gravy

Leftovers are good 3-4 days tops in the fridge. Toss turkey and veggies in the freezer for soup making in the cold months ahead. Remember when in doubt, toss it out. Here are some more Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips.

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Shelly's Thanksgiving Cranberry Raspberry Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk (any milk will do)
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Raspberry Torani Syrup
2 Tablespoons Cranberry Sauce
a few Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender (I used my Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ Technology) till smooth. Top with No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream. I use storebought cranberry sauce (lowest sugar I can find) but there's oodles of SF recipes online. If you are super sensitive, I'm fine with a dollop.


Leftovers used: Cranberry Sauce (also good mixed in oatmeal)

More Eggface Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful rearranging my guts via weight loss surgery brought so many amazing friends (real world & cyber) into my life. Thank you!

My Thanksgiving and Fall Pinterest Page
My 10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Post Weight Loss Surgery


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Monday, November 24, 2014

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Thank you to all who entered The World According to Eggface Cooking Healthy Giveaway.


The random generator has selected:

Sarah S.
Serra.cherub@xxxxx.xxx

Congratulations! You are the winner of a few of my very favorite gadgets and pantry staples. You have mail!

Want to learn more about any of the contents of the giveaway above. Click here for more info and sources.

Not a winner this time... no worries another Eggface Giveaway is happening NOW! Check out the latest Eggface Giveaway. Follow along on the Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and now Instagram for the latest eggciting announcements!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eggface and Celebrate Vitamins Healthy Holidays Giveaway

The holidays are upon us and too often in the hustle and bustle of juggling all those extra work commitments and family events, basically taking care of everyone else, we neglect to take care of ourselves. Celebrate Vitamins has a great bunch of products that can help keep us on track and avoid derailing our health goals. Packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals these are healthy and delicious on-the-go alternatives to grabbing something off the dollar menu.

The greatest gift is the gift of good health, one to be treasured! It's Giveaway Time!


The Prize: Convenient single serve travel packets of some of the great protein packed products Celebrate Vitamins offers...

5 packets of Tomato Soup Meal Replacement (27 g of protein in each serving)
5 packets of Chicken Soup Meal Replacement (27 g of protein in each serving)
1 packet each of Vanilla Bean, Deep Chocolate, Bananaberry and Cinnamon Roll Meal Replacement (27 g of protein in each serving)
1 packet each of Chocolate Milk, Vanilla Cake Batter, Strawberry and Orange Cream ENS 4 in 1 (a high potency multivitamin, 500 mg of calcium citrate, 4 g of fiber, and 25 g of whey isolate protein in each serving.)
1 each Caramel Chocolate Crunch and Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch ENS 2 in 1 Protein & Calcium Bar (15 g of protein and 500 mg of calcium citrate)

and a few groovy on-the-go gadgets...

28 oz. Blender Bottle Shaker
Sistema Microwave Soup Bowl To Go
Sistema Cutlery Set to Go


How to Enter: 1.) LIKE The World According to Eggface AND Celebrate Vitamins Facebook Page 2.) COME BACK HERE and LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST (Be sure to include your name and some email address where I can contact you if you are the winner) Scroll down to # of comments below to enter. That's it, easy peasy.

For fun: Tell me something you have planned for the holidays.

***Want an extra chance to win?***

* Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway: Hey everyone enter the @Eggface @CelebrateV Healthy Holidays Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/nycwaae

Contest Period Ends: Sunday, November 30th, midnight (Pacific), sometime Monday, December 1st. I'll draw a name using a random number generator and announce the winner here on the blog! I will also email the winner at the address provided. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. Remember winners MUST be a Facebook follower (aka have LIKED) of the The World According to Eggface AND Celebrate Vitamins. One comment entry per person. Blog comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few hours, especially at night if I'm sleeping Zzzz) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in the contiguous United States, 48 contiguous only (sorry it's a legal - international laws govern giveaways and money $ thing)

Good Luck! 

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