Friday, October 15, 2010

A day in my pouch

My delicious post weight loss surgery eating day...

Breakfast: I've been on an apple and Greek yogurt kick for the past few days. I did a few days of my Toffee Apple Dip and today I had a sliced honeycrisp apple with Shelly's Apple Spice Yogurt Dip

Shelly's Apple Spice Yogurt Dip

3 oz. Greek Yogurt (I used 2% Plain Fage)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup (SF Cinnamon Brown Sugar would work too)
1 Tablespoon No Sugar Added Apple Butter
dash of Apple Pie Spice
Optional: 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Protein Powder

Whiz in a mini food processor till well combined. Great with apple slices, banana chunks, strawberries, celery, baby carrots, chunks of protein cake, mixed fruit skewers, after a BBQ with grilled fruit skewers or just with a spoon.

I ate breakfast on the patio with visitors...

The other day it was birds, today butterflies. I swear no drugs are involved. Now if tomorrow's entry I claim some unicorn pranced by while I was sipping my protein shake... send the men in white coats.

Lunch: Spent most of the morning on a computer project for work. My pal is a caterer and I'm revamping some of her price charts and other thrilling things like that. I took a break and made this delicious Tortilla Pizza.

Shelly's Ham, Tomato, Cheese Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped Provolone Cheese, Sliced Ham Cold Cut, Fresh Tomato (still getting a few out of the garden), Mozzarella Cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan and Italian Seasonings. Click here for the 411 on how to make them.

Dinner: Made one of those Mexican Layered Salads. I love these because basically anything goes. They make a great weight loss surgery friendly, high protein potluck or tailgating dish. Here's how I make them and the recipe for my Lime Cumin Yogurt Dressing. This time the layers were (in order from base to top) Refried Beans, Shredded Cheese, Grilled Chicken, Salsa, Black Olives, Lettuce, Tomato, Lime Cumin Yogurt Dressing (also makes a great dip for meat, veggies), Green Onion, Guacamole. I made some guacamole for the top because my avocados were too ripe to slice.

Snacks: Oodles of coffee and some Roasted Chickpeas during Grey's Anatomy.

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Fredda said...

Looks yummy, Shelly! I LOVE anything mexican (esp my hubby) :O)
Thank you for all that you do for us in wls cyberland!

Nikki P said...

I love your day in my pouch posts. It's great to see what other successful WLS peers are eating everyday. Gives us newbies plenty of new ideas.
Thanks Shelly.

~Oct said...

I'm sure you hear this all the time but I adore you and you are such a great inspiration! :) When is your trip to New York (ya know, the one you won?) So excited for you.

Kim said...

Hey Shelly, how do you keep your apples from turning brown????
I love your website

Michelle "Shelly" said...

TY Fredda


Thanks Nikki, I try and do a couple a week now. If you lit the search button and type in A day in my pouch all the past ones will pop up.


~Oct Thank you :) I went in May. Here's the trip details post:


Hey Kim, If I'm not going to eat them fast I dip them in acidulated water... water with some acid added (lemon juice, lime juice, white wine, etc.) otherwise I just eat them fast ;)

Amanda said...

Hey Shelly,
I'm 3.5 years post op and did wonderfully with my new tool. Now I'm about to deliver my 2nd baby in one year (same due date one year apart, I must be crazy!) and the amount of food I'm able to consume at one time has increased dramatically! Any hints or ideas? I'm panicking at the thought of remaining post baby weight forever.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Amanda, Congratulations!!! I'm a single girl, no kids but what has helped me as the appetite has increased with time is meal planning.

I plan at least a day in advance and that way I get a good visual of the day (for balance... protein, carbs, fats and nutrients, etc) and if its not on the meal plan for the day it doesn't go in the mouth.

Best wishes on the birth of your whippersnapper and continued success on your journey!

battynurse said...

Those do look yummy. Thanks also for the guacamole recipe. I've been looking for one that doesn't include onions.

Nkara said...

oh love the pictures of the butterflies. I'm also drooling over that pizza. I definitely need to try that.