Sunday, April 25, 2010

Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

Typical Saturday in my 'hood. Hit the Farmer's Market. I bought leeks, red, yellow & green onions, a couple of ears of corn, apples, avocados, and a basket of the sweetest strawberries I have ever tasted in my life. Ran errands, came home and made a batch of these for breakfast...

Breakfast: Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli but instead of my regular filling I filled these with my Vanilla Latte Ricotta Cream (same one I used the other day to fill crepes)

Strawberry Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric Diabetes Healthy DessertsShelly's Vanilla Latte Ricotta Cream

1/2 cup Ricotta
1 scoop Coffee Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup

Mix till well blended.

Here's the link with all the how to's of making my Strawberry Cannoli.

After breakfast I went on a super long walk. The weather has been amazing this weekend. Apparently while I was in Los Angeles at the Glee finale taping it rained really, really heavy here so everything is so fresh and clean. We just got a few sprinkles up in LA.

Lunch: Took some of my Naked Nuggets and made a quick Teriyaki Stir Fry.

If you can't find Naked Nuggets in your area (Costco, Whole Foods) ask your store manager to start carrying them. Here's my review and product info so you can harass your grocer. It works. My Costco stopped carrying them and told me they weren't reordering. I literally requested them every time I was in the store. I spoke with the store's buyer directly and shared with her the benefits of carrying the product (only gluten free option, no breading unlike the 3 other pre-cooked chicken items they carry, grilled not fried, high protein, low carb, etc.) I also contacted the manufacturer through their page on Facebook so they could be working on their end too. Costco caved :) and reordered. So if there is a product you have seen me talk about that is not in your local stores talk to the store manager about ordering it. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?

Healthy Recipes Shelly's Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

1 Yellow Onion, sliced
8 Naked Nuggets (or cooked chicken strips)
1 cup Broccoli Florets, steamed
1/2 cup Pineapple Chunks in juice
1 Tablespoon store bought Teriyaki Sauce
a few twists of Black Pepper
a sprinkle of Kosher Salt

Steam broccoli. I use this groovy gadget and micro-steam it for a few minutes. Set aside. Saute onions till golden. Remove from pan. Heat Naked Nuggets as directed. I like to slice them at this point. Toss everything together and cook till warmed through.

Dinner: The plan was to BBQ some burgers and roast those ears of corn I picked up at the Farmer's Market but I'm gonna do that tonight instead. I ended up making a casserole when I found a head of cabbage I needed to use...

Turkey Cabbage Recipe Shelly's Chinese Cabbage Casserole

3 cups Cooked Cabbage, chopped
3/4 pound Ground Turkey (about 1/2 a package)
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
2 Green Onions, diced
1/2 teaspoon Ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon Garlic, minced
1 (4 oz.) can Shitake Mushrooms, drained
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can Cream of Chicken Soup, undiluted
1 Tablespoon Sherry
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Topping
1/4 cup French Fried Onions (those Durkee Green Bean Casserole ones)

Cook cabbage until tender. Drain well. Chop and set aside. Saute onions till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Saute turkey till no longer pink. Combine all remaining ingredients. Spread mixture into a Pyrex casserole dish. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or till golden.

Snacks: 2 Margaritaville Protein Mini Muffins and lots of Coffee.

Eggface Useless Trivia Game: When I was in LA I stayed at a hotel right next door to a building used in a very popular 80's movie. Here's the building:

Name the movie. The hotel was beautiful. I loved the lobby floral display so much I took a picture of it...


Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
We have a winner... see comment section for correct answer.

16 comments:

Shawn said...

I want to say LA Law

KimmyGee said...

I say Lethal Weapon :) ~ Kim

coupleogaters@aol.com

KimmyGee said...

No, wait ... I meant Die Hard. Sorry.

Brian said...

Die Hard

Brian said...

Die Hard

Michelle "Shelly" said...

We have a winner... actually I'll give it to both of you!

Die Hard is right!!! It's the "Nakatomi Plaza"

Brian & KimmyGee send me your addresses at socalshell@aol.com and I'll send you both out a sample of CLICK.

CONTEST IS CLOSED :)

KimmyGee said...

Well shoot ... LOL :) Nice try me! :)

Kimmy said...

Aw, thanks Shelly! Can't keep my Bruce & Mel straight ... it's late! LOL Will send you info shortly. Thanks again ... can't wait to try the new Click!! I am on auto-ship of the Mocha flavor - yay :)

tlady said...

was going to say Lethal Weapon also

Denise said...

My surgery is just over a week away. Do you have any great advice for me pre and post op? I love your site and the hope it gives me that there is life and great food aftr WLS!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Denise, Best wishes on your upcoming surgery. I'm happy the blog is giving you some comfort.

The first few weeks are hardcore... be prepared to cry & have a lot of what the he** did I do? moments but trust me it will get better and then it will get GREAT... it won't seem like it at first but 7 weeks or so you will feel like a different person.

Read the first 4 Quick Links on the left hand side of the blog... they are things I wish I knew before or have come to realize as the journey has progressed. I hope they help you too.

~Michelle

Paula K said...

I know everyone already answered and won, but I was going for True Lies, when the Arnold was riding the horse up the elevator. But I believe that was the Westin Bonaventure...

Stephanie said...

My costco stopped carrying naked nuggest too and I had to keep asking, and it took about 5 months, but sure enough...they're back! Although I bought a bag and have only had like 10 nuggest out of it in the last 2 months...go figure, lol. But you're right...it never hurts to ask (or begg!) :)

BosFam09 said...

Love your recipes. Thanks for sharing!!

I couldnt tell what the picture was of in my "preview" area, but once I clicked on the link I was soo happy to see strawberries.

Naked nuggets are such a great idea too. I'll have to look for some.

Mary-Dare said...

Shelly,
I live no where near you, but I was wondering if there was an place that you go and buy your Torani syrup. I see you can order it, but was just curious if there was a store that carried it. Thanks again for your great blog.
marydare1@yahoo.com

Wildcat-NYC said...

Made the ricotta strawberries tonight and they are delicious!