Friday, August 13, 2010

A day in my pouch

My yesterday in post weight loss surgery eating. Not too shabby...

Breakfast: Made this delicious Protein Smoothie. It was a great start to the day. If you love marzipan this tastes just like it.

Shelly's Cherry Almond Protein Smoothie

8 oz. Soy Milk (you can use ANY milk or milk/water combo. I'm a soy girl)
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (20% off discount code info)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Almond Torani Syrup
1/4 cup Fresh or Frozen Cherries
3-4 Ice Cubes

Add liquid, ice, then fruit, then protein powder and blend on high. Top with an optional squirt of Sugar Free Land of Lakes Whipped Cream.

Other Eggface Favorite Protein Shakes and Smoothies

After breakfast I hit the mall. Our local mall has a Facebook page and since this week was the first day of school in my neighborhood they asked people to share their most embarrassing first day of school stories for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to any mall store. LOL I figure I share pretty much everything on the Internet why not... Guess what? I won! Here it is... my most embarrassing first day of school story...

In Kindergarten we had a bathroom in the back of the classroom with a hanging door sign you flipped when in use. A red STOP sign meant it was occupied and green GO sign when vacant. I wiggled in my seat FOREVER waiting for that sign to turn GREEN. It never changed. I eventually went :( Oooops. The last person in forgot to flip it back upon exiting. Luckily the nurse's office had extra pants :) Lesson learned: Knock.

Who knew my little "accident" would one day pay off! I also had a coupon for a free pair of Victoria's Secret panties. Still a huge WOW moment every time I walk in that store. From Lane Bryant's largest size (26/28) undies to Victoria Secret's almost smallest size (small) still blows me away. So I walked out of the mall with a $50 gift card and a pair of underwear more than when I walked in. When does that ever happen?! Figured I'd use my winnings to take my Mum for some lunch and to see "Eat Pray Love" sometime next week.

Lunch: I came home and picked a beautiful homegrown tomato and with a slice of roast beef from the deli they turned into this super yummy Tortilla Pizza for lunch.

Shelly's Roast Beef & Beefsteak Tomato Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped with 1 Tablespoon of Tomato Sauce, fresh sliced Tomato, Roast Beef, Provolone Cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan and Italian seasoning.

Dinner: I made a batch of Bites (aka Crustless Quiches) which are my favorite go-to post-op meal. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, party snacks.

I served it with a simple Cucumber & Fresh Mozzarella Salad - Cucumber, Mozzarella Balls, 1 Tablespoon of Orange Muscat Vinegar (any fruity vinegar will do), a dash or Oregano, Kosher Salt and a few twists of Black Pepper.

Shelly's Mexican Bites

5 Eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Corn Kernels (fresh cooked, frozen defrosted, or canned all will work)
1/2 cup Ham, cubed
3 Green Onions, diced
1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. In a mini food processor whiz cottage cheese and all the spices together till smooth.

Combine with all remaining ingredients. Spoon into lightly greased (Pam non-stick spray works great for this) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Let them cool a few moments they pull away and pop right out. Makes 24.

Other Eggface Bites

Snacks: Oodles of Coffee, a Iced Tea Latte, a handful of nuts, and a Plum.

Gearing up for another hot weekend and I'm hearing the heatwave goes on through next week. I'm planning some cool food menus and things to cook that won't heat up the house too much. So winning the gift card so we can escape to the free air conditioning of the movie theater couldn't have at a better time.


leendadll said...


I started my pre-surgery diet yesterday and your food is looking even more amazing to me. I'm pretty sure you're going to be my post-surgery recipe source since most things look easy and delish. So thanks for being here and blogging!

Tigs said...

Oh bless you! I have a menu calling for crust less quiche but no recipe to go with it! Looks like there's some baking in my weekend, once I figure out which of your yummy versions to use. So many choices :)

Have I told you today that you are a godsend?

battynurse said...

Smoothie sounds good. Looks purple which seems strange but it looks good.

Chelsea's Mom said...

You are so lucky lately with your winnings! If I send you a dollar, will you buy a lottery ticket for me!? :o) Congrats on the win!

Camille said...

I made your mexican bites with ground turkey seasoned with low sodium taco seasoning in place of the ham. Great recipe!! Thanks again!

Nikki P said...

Mmmm yum, those bites look great. Might hve to give them a try :)

Di said...

Hi Shelly!

Have you updated your protein shake listing lately? I was going to print them off and put them into a WLS-friendly recipe binder I am keeping.

Thanks for the great tastes!