Friday, September 10, 2010

A day in my pouch

It was a super yummy post weight loss surgery eating day yesterday despite a kitchen disaster.

Breakfast: I made a delicious Mango Lassi and then ran off to do errands.

Shelly's Mango Lassi Protein Smoothie

8 oz. Milk or 4 oz. Milk/4 oz. Water
2 oz. Greek Yogurt
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1/2 cup Frozen Mango Chunks

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, optional. This protein smoothie is great with or without added protein powder.

If you haven't found a protein powder you enjoy another nice way to boost up the protein is a smoothie made with Greek Yogurt and Milk or Cottage Cheese and Milk. When whizzed you'd never know they were inside... just delicious, creamy, protein packed goodness.

Other Eggface Favorite Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Lunch: When I got home I started working in the kitchen on a test recipe and accidentally touched the hot from the oven pan. The next five minutes consisted of lots of 4 letter words @#%*, &%^$, *&!^, #%@&, OUCH! One finger is pretty bad all red and blistered, 2 others are minor. So I sat outside icing my wounds with my super cool bento lunch. This yummy lunch and a little fresh air made me feel a little better...

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Roasted Veggie Caprese Salad
Green Box (top right): Cheddar Cheese
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Chocolate Mini Protein Muffins
Orange Box (bottom right): Grapes

Dinner: I spent the rest of the day 2 finger typing a computer project for work and then later I dared to go back in the kitchen to make dinner... my version of the classic Chicken Tetrazzini. The traditional dish is full of high fat cream and served over noodles but I promise you, you will never miss them. It's soooo good.

Shelly's Chicken Tetrazzini

1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
6 Mushrooms, sliced
1 cup Peas, frozen, defrosted
7-8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Tenders pounded flat
1/4 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
1/4 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 cup Chicken Broth
1/4 cup Crunchy Onions (the green bean casserole kind)
1 Tablespoon Parmesan
Olive Oil for sauteing

Saute onions and mushrooms till golden. Remove from pan & set aside.

Pound chicken breast pieces flat between plastic wrap. Mix pancake mix, salt & pepper in a flat dish (a pie plate works well) dredge pounded chicken to coat. Saute till golden on one side then flip.

Add onion mixture & peas back to pan. Add any remaining pancake mix from the dredging. Add broth. Simmer till sauce thickens about 5 minutes. Pour into Pyrex casserole dish.

Top with Parmesan and crunchy onions. Bake 25 minutes at 350. I served it with sliced cucumber and a few tomatoes from the garden.

Snacks: Oodles of Coffee, a few more Grapes, slice of Turkey (cold cuts sample from the deli department)

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9 comments:

Nella said...

Yum! I wanna come and live with you!

Sue Jones (London) said...

What would happen if I left out the sugar free syrup in your recpes - is it for taste or consistency? Its very hard to get the sugar free products in the UK - can I improvise?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

LOL @Nella

@Sue It's for both and unfortunately is usually pretty necessary in whatever I put it in.

Are you able to order them online... SF Vanilla is like a master sauce for us wls-ers maybe just that one.

I'd contact Torani directly (they are on Facebook and have a web site) and ask them who distributes it in the UK

Hillary said...

Sorry to hear about the burn--hope it heals nicely!

Lisa said...

Sorry about your fingers! I have done that before so I feel your pain!! I was wondering how many protein grams you try to eat during lunch or dinner. Your Bento box lunches always look so yummy. Are you eating around 4 oz. per meal?
Thanks

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you.

I eat 1 cup of food at each meal (sometimes less) have since about 1 year out.

Fredda said...

Time to put those Hello Kitty Band-aids on! LOL Seriously, I hope your burn gets better soon. Have a great weekend!

Di said...

I'm working on using my bento box each day for lunch. Some days I find it a bit challenging to figure out what to put on each container. Your regular postings help allot....thnx! Practice makes way better, I guess.

Angie said...

Just wanted to say that I made both the chocolate muffins and the chicken tetrazzini this weekend - a hit in my house on both!! My seven year old wants more of those brownies! And he got to the bottom of the tetrazzini before he screamed about the mushrooms and then he figured, what the heck, they tasted good!