Monday, March 22, 2010

A day in my pouch

My post weight loss surgery day in eating...

Breakfast: It was California Strawberry Day yesterday. Had to celebrate with a batch of Strawberry Cannoli. Forgot to snap the pictures of yesterday's batch before we devoured the plate of them but here's what the yummy lil' suckers look like.

Lunch: Sadly, nothing much to speak of... I had a Grande Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce, No Whip, No Foam, Soy Latte from Starbucks.

I got a call from my friend to come in and help her... I assembled 300 corporate boxed lunches. There's a Starbuck's down the street and I was planning on having one of those Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta & Egg White Whole Wheat Wrap dealios for lunch (I order them double cooked so they are crispy/easier to eat) but alas they were all out. So I just stuck to a latte and looked forward to coming home to my yummy planned dinner.

Oh just a Weight Loss Surgery Eating/Drinking FYI: If I am staying at Starbuck's (love Free Wifi) I order my wrap and then wait my 30 minutes till I go back up and order my latte. I have that Gold Card so the bonus is going on line again I get an extra star that visit... 15 ✩ stars = free drink.

If I am on-the-go I order any food (wrap or oatmeal) and my latte order becomes Grande Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce, No Whip, No Foam, Extra Hot Soy Latte. The drink is so hot it could peel paint but it's just right by the time I get to drink it. Just don't forget and take a sip right away or OUCH!

Dinner: Got home and made a delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes. Take that Rachael Ray ;) I made Baked Greek Shrimp with Cucumber Salad & Greek Yogurt Dressing.

Shelly's Baked Greek Shrimp

14 Large Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on or off
1 Yellow Onion, sliced
3 Green Onions, diced
1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons White Wine
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest, grated
1/4 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled (I used Crumbled Feta with Tomato & Basil Seasonings)
Olive Oil for sauteing

Saute onions till golden. Add garlic and wine (the alcohol cooks off, don't omit this) and cook 1 more minute. Spread onion mixture onto a pie plate. Season with salt, pepper & oregano and sprinkle with zest. Arrange shrimp on top of onion mixture.

Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 450 for 12-14 minutes or until feta is golden and shrimp are pink.

Snacks: Oodles of Coffee throughout the day and after dinner I made a batch of Strawberry Apple Crumbs to have for dessert during The Amazing Race.

Shelly's Strawberry Apple Caramel Crumb

2 small Apples, chopped
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup
4-5 Big Ripe Strawberries, diced

1/3 cup Almond Meal (you can use Raw Almonds just whiz fine first)
1/3 cup Steel Cut Oats
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon Cold Butter

Optional topping: a squirt of Land o Lakes Sugar Free Whipped Cream and a drizzle of Smucker's SF Caramel Sauce

Peel and chop apples toss with SF syrup and seasonings and cook for 5 minutes till soft but still whole. Fill 4-4 oz. ramekins about 3/4 of the way full with apples and strawberries. Set aside.

Whiz topping ingredients in a mini food processor. Sprinkle clumps of the topping equally over each ramekin of fruit.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden. Serve with optional caramel sauce and whipped cream, hot or cold. I prefer them cold.

It was a funny Amazing Race last night. The teams were in France and one of the tasks had them trying to find a particular town square with a statue of Joan of Arc in order to receive their next clue. The two teams that aren't the brightest bulbs were battling to not come in last. Here's a quote from one of those teams: "Joan of Arc he's that guy with the ship that saved all the animals."

Yeah they were eliminated.

My cowboys are still holding on.


Anonymous said...

You are good girl. I have really enjoyed your Blog. Thanks for taking time to help us newbies. My gastric bypass was 3/1, 22lbs down, but only 2 lbs in the last 10 days, not sure what that is all about.

shannon said...

Wow!!! have love your blog I had a staged gastric bypass on 12/14 and am down 65 pounds already.But I feel that I need the malabsoption to be succesful in the long run. I am rooting for either the cowboys or Jordan and Jeff from big brother.

Ann A. said...

Reminded me of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Teacher: "Who was Joan of Arc?" Bill (or maybe Ted): "Mrs. Noah"

Anonymous said...

I am sooo sad to see Jeff and Jordan go. They were dumb and dumber comic relief! The only teams I like that are left are the dad and daughter and the cowboys. The whiny beauty queen has got to go next please!
Anyway, love, love, love this website. Can't go a day without it!
As always, thank you!
Sandy Narayan

Anonymous said...

Tried your strawberry canneloni's today and the whole family loved them!! thank you so much for your everyday inspiration, my gb is going to a succes and one of the reasons for this succes is you!!

Love from Holland

Kim said...

I just wanted to say thanks for the review of the Starbucks wrap things! I've been wanting to try one so badly but was iffy. I finally got one today and it was so yummy! :]