Monday, April 19, 2010

Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

Hope everyone had a GREAT weekend. It was too short. Mine was very nice. It was the annual Avocado Festival yesterday so I explored that.

Breakfast: Nuked a leftover crepe for 30 seconds and filled it with some leftover lemon ricotta filling. Mmmm just as good as the day before...

Weight Loss Gastric Bypass Bariatric Surgery VSG WLS RNY RecipesThen it was off to the festival. Fallbrook (the avocado capital of the world) is basically just the next town over. The festival is huge. There's lots of crazy fair foods (avocado fudge, deep fried avocados, avocado ice cream) but I stuck to several sample tastes of the award winning guacamole (FYI: I use the chip they give you like a disposable spoon and that gets tossed) but thankfully I did lots of walking to hopefully negate the caloric effect ;)

Lunch: I came home and made a quickie Stir fry using Naked Nuggets. I love those suckers for a quick protein packed meal. My Costco had been out for awhile but I kept harassing the Costco buyer till they got them back. I bought 3 bags just in case there is a drought again. I hear Whole Foods is carrying them now but my closest "Whole Paycheck" is over an hour away and I dare say they up the price.

The stir fry was super yummy, better for me than any greasy festival food offerings and literally took 10 minutes to make. Oh despite the name I gave the dish, don't cook it naked. That could be dangerous. Ouch!

Shelly's Naked Thai Stir Fry

1 Yellow Onion, sliced
8 Naked Nuggets
1/2 bag Trader Joe's Thai Style Soy Ginger Carrots*
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
a few twists of Black Pepper
a sprinkle of Kosher Salt

Saute onion till golden. Meanwhile nuke carrots till tender according to package directions. Toss in Naked Nuggets saute till heated through. I slice them into strips at this point. Add carrots with juices and peas and cook till warmed through. Season to taste.

*If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you you can recreate the Thai Style Soy Ginger Carrots with any Asian-style frozen veggie carrot blend, a tablespoon of minced ginger, a few splashes of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, parsley and some sliced almonds.

Spent the rest of the day in various cleaning projects... I did finish planting all the tomatoes. Checked them this AM and they are perky and looking good. Hopefully it will be a great year. Can't wait for summer! There is nothing like a salad of warm from the sun, just picked tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Heaven.

Dinner: I made some Bacon-wrapped Shrimp Skewers and served them with some frozen peas & corn with a dash of Greek Seasoning.

Snacks: Lots & lots of coffee, 4 macadamia nuts (Fallbrook is also famous for these) and since I had a liberal amount of guacamole samples at the festival I skipped dessert and... just for good measure I turned on the DirectTV Disco channel and danced my a** off for about 45 minutes before I went to bed.

7 comments:

Lorie from NC said...

Hi Michelle. I just wanted to give you a BIG THANK YOU for turning me onto the protein ice cream. We had tons of fresh strawberries around the house and I decided to make your strawberry cheesecake version. OH MY GOD. My first thought was why had I waited so long to make this stuff? It's fabulous. I'm looking forward to trying the other flavors. Thanks for all the great recipe ideas. They've all be wonderful! Have a great week.

Lorie

Danielle B. said...

Shelley,

I just have one question for you: do you never eat carby snacks? I mean...NEVER???? I don't know if I could have resisted eating those chips with the guacamole. You're an amazingly will-powered woman.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yay Lorie, You are very welcome. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You'll have a blast this summer coming up with flavors :)

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Danielle,

I don't do chips, crackers, bread, rice, white potatoes. After 3 1/2+ years without it's just second nature to not eat them... Costco I do the same thing with samples. Crackers/Chips are a spoon not to be consumed. At home for dippers I use veggies. Cucumber slices are my fav. I occasionally in the summer have a few soy crisps but it's not a thing I always have in the house.

LOL Thanks for the willpower compliment BUT it's more that I don't have the willpower and I recognize that fact. Bread, cracker, pasta, rice... I had no control over pre-op so I just don't go there post-op. I rarely miss them probably because my body is purged of them. It would take an act of God for me to eat them now.

~Shelly

Lynne said...

I so envy your Farmer's Market. The only ones close to me are really craft markets, with very little fresh produce.

Leeci said...

OMG...I just checked the Progresso site...you won??!?? You are one of the three winners!! WOOHOO!!! Have they notified you????? CONGRATS!!!!!

Di said...

25 avocados for $5?!?!??!?!?!? Holy Guacamole indeed!!!!!! I think, last time I bought some, I paid 99 cents EACH.

I have some shrimp I have been dying to cook...thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Michelle: I just found your blog. I'm 2 wks post RYN WLS and getting tired of mushy food. My next food phase starts May 4th. I can't wait to make some of your receipe's. Do you have your own recipe book?

Terri