Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

My delicious post weight loss surgery day in eating...

Breakfast: I've been hooked on these Shelly's No Guilt, Good For You, Coffee Malted Milkshakes. Way better for your body (and pocketbook) than anything Starbucks has to offer.

I roasted those peppers and onions I picked up at the Farmer's Market on Saturday.

If you have never roasted veggies before you need to do this... not only does it make them incredibly delicious but it also makes them super moist a big bonus for us post-ops.

I use the roasted veggies in oodles of dishes casseroles, dips, soups, tortilla pizzas and salads and they can also be frozen and defrosted at a later date. Here's the how to.

Lunch: Brought my super cool bento box to the park. Some of the roasted veggies along with a bunch of just-picked tomatoes from the garden made it into this spin on Caprese Salad.

Pink Box (top left): Leftover Shelly's Banana Berry Bomb Pop
Green Box (top right): Shelly's Roasted Veggie Caprese Salad
Blue Box (bottom left): Ham and Cheesestick Roll-up
Orange Box (bottom right): Nuts

Shelly's Roasted Veggie Caprese Salad

2 Cups Tomatoes
1/2 cup Fresh Mozzarella
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil
1 cup Roasted Veggies
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mix everything together.

Dinner: It's hard to make traditional breakfast foods in the morning, cooking everything and then cleaning it all up when you are rushing to get out of the house. I prefer grab and go items like my Bites or a Protein Smoothie in the AM but I love to have breakfast for dinner. Last night I made sausage patties with some of those roasted peppers and scrambled eggs. Soooo good.

Snacks: Oodles of Coffee, an Iced Tea Latte and Sugar-Free Butterscotch Pudding with a crumbled SF Cookie on top.


Shikari said...

Oh man. Those peppers and onions look amazing. I wish the grocery store was open at 3:00am. Breakfast for dinner is awesome. I think every time I've made some of your pancakes they have been for dinner.

Allan said...


Anonymous said...

Yummy roasted veggies! I love breakfast for dinner as well! I do have a question though...Shelly, when you eat sausage..what do you reccomend that I moisten it with? I have found that it tends to be too dry to eat it alone. Maybe SF maple syrup? Any suggestions will help! Thanks for the yummy porn and recipes!

Fredda O.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them!

@Allan Thank you. That's a nice way to start the morning.

@Fredda Sure or maybe Picante Sauce or Salsa. A cheese sauce or gravy (a little higher in fat though)

battynurse said...

I love my morning coffee thing too. And yes it's much better than starbucks.

Some Chilean Woman said...

Holy crap it's been too long! I somehow lost you and glad to have found you because I so fell off the wagon!

I love your recipes!

Anita said...

I love your site. I need to go buy an ice cream maker though. I'm very curious about how that ice cream tastes. Have to thank you on the Maxx Protein. I have never been able to swallow protein before without gagging. This is the only one that gets down without too much of a problem.

Rebecca said...

I just wanted to say I love your recipes and blog! Thank you so much you have really helped me wiht my trasition since surgery and you have my family eating healthier too!(Thanks to yummy food!)

Marilyn said...

I love your recipes. I have made many of them, and they are so good.

Marilyn N.

Andrea said...

Ricotta Bake is in the oven now! Can't wait to try it! I love your creative cooking style!

Jody said...

I just love your blog! I had my surgery 2 weeks ago, so I just recently started checking out your site. The recipes look fabulous. I can't wait to start making some of them...when I can start eating real food, that is. I'm especially looking forward to the stuffed zucchini.