The way I see it as a single girl on Single's Awareness Day you have two choices you can wallow in a sea of self pity and loneliness with The Smiths or something equally depressing playing on repeat
you can have a colorful and festive lunch.
I chose lunch.
Here are a few of the weight loss surgery friendly dishes I served...
Shelly's Lovely Lox Bites
1/2 cup "Pink" Nova Lox, chopped
1/2 "Red" Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tablespoon Milk
1/3 cup "Red" Tomatoes, chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill, chopped
5 Eggs, beaten
a few twists of Black Pepper
Saute onions till golden. Set aside to cool. Mix cream cheese and milk together till fluffy. When veggies are cool mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (Pam works great) mini muffin tins.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.
These would be absolutely perfect on a breakfast buffet. They are soooo good. Totally New York. Lox and schmear and all the typical bagel toppings (minus capers 'cause I don't do capers) turned "Bite" aka crustless quiche.
I served them with a Mixed Greens Salad w/ Fresh Red Raspberries, Slivered Almonds and a Raspberry Vinaigrette.
and to drink a pitcher of pretty pink smoothie...
Shelly's Cherry Berry Banana Protein Smoothie
8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk
8 oz. Water
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
4-5 whole Frozen Strawberries
1/2 cup Frozen Cherries
2-3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Black Cherry Torani Syrup
Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.
and of course.... THERE MUST BE CHOCOLATE!
I used my super groovy mini donut pan to make a batch of my Mini Chocolate Protein Donuts. I topped them with Unsweetened Toasted Coconut, Crushed Sugar Free Peppermint, Crushed Sugar Free Malted Milk Balls, Chopped Hazelnuts and a few plain Chocolate Glazed.