Monday, January 10, 2011

A day in my pouch

Yesterday's super yummy post weight loss surgery day in eating...

Breakfast: Made a batch of my Sausage Pancake Bites actually I made six sausage and six I topped with a teaspoon of Apple Compote.

Shelly's Pancake Bites

1/2 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix, dry
1/3 cup Soy Milk (any milk would do)
1/4 cup Torani Sugar Free Caramel Syrup

Optional Toppings
1/3 cup Cooked Sausage Crumbles
2 Slices Cooked Bacon
Fresh Fruit
Apple Compote

Mix pancake mix, milk, syrup together till thoroughly combined. Pour batter into a 12 cup mini muffin tin that has been sprayed with Pam. Fill about 3/4 way up. Top each muffin with optional toppings.

Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until golden. Serve with SF Maple syrup for dipping.

Lunch: A Mozzarella Cheese Stick and this yummy Coconut Cream Protein Shake...

Shelly's Coconut Cream Protein Shake

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Coconut Torani Syrup
2 Tablespoons Light Coconut Milk
2-3 cubes of Ice

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with a squirt No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream and sprinkle of Unsweetened Coconut, optional.

This was delicious... only needed a little rum ;), warm sunshine, a sandy beach, a HOT cabana boy to make it perfect.

Coconut not your thing? Here's some other favorite protein shake recipes.

Dinner: I christened my last year's Christmas gift to myself, my Kiwi Green Le Creuset Round French Oven with a big pot of soup. Praying I don't drop this sucker on my toe ever, holy moly it's heavy. This soup seriously tastes like a Bacon Cheeseburger. Try it, it's soooo good.


Shelly's Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

1 Sweet Maui, diced
2 slices Bacon, diced
1/2 lb Ground Sirloin
1/4 cup Bruschetta Sauce (chopped tomatoes can sub)
2 cups Chicken Broth
1 (10 3/4 oz) can Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 Tablespoon Steak Sauce
1/4 head of Iceberg Lettuce
dash Seasoning Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Shredded Cheddar for topping

Saute onion till golden and bacon till crisp. Add sirloin and cook till no pink is seen. Add remaining ingredients (except shredded cheese.) Turn to low and simmer for 1/2 hour with lid on, stirring occasionally.

Top bowls of soup with shredded cheddar.

Snacks: Went for coffee with a pal and ordered my standard Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce Soy, No Whip, No Foam Latte from Bux and last night I ate a handful of Fresh Cherries as I finally finished taking down the Christmas decorations.

It was an especially tasty day in my world.

Hey have you guys entered this year's Progresso Souper You Contest yet? Do it. What's that they say, "People Really Win!" it's true! Would love to see one of my pals get the VIP treatment this year. Good Luck!

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10 comments:

lavendergrrrl said...

We had apple pancake bites yesterday morning. I used caramel torani and sauted the diced apples in that with some cinnamon. Topped off your wonderful pancake bites. They were a huge hit!

Looks like it was just an apple pancake bite kind of day :)

Thanks again for sharing your amazing recipes!

Michelle said...

The soup sounds delicious! I might leave the lettuce out though...do you think that will be a problem?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Lavendergrrrl, Yay! So glad they were enjoyed. Yep that was my yesterday perfect pancake bite day... chilly.

Michelle, Add it I know it sounds strange... it's fabulous.

Shannon said...

today's food does sound very very tasty, I will have to give that soup a try. thanks for the recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Love you soup pot..I have it in yellow and a couple of others in red/orange color. They are great..and might be making this soup this weekend! Can you just add part of a bag of shredded lettuce you get at the store or does it need to be bigger pieces?

Also will be making the pancake bits for the weekend too...my kids will love them!

Thanks!
Ann :-)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Ann, Hope you & the fam enjoy them.

Yep bag of lettuce shreds would work... I just did a 1/4 of a head it was on sale for 88 cents way cheaper than the bagged stuff. It sounds odd but really the combo totally makes it taste like a bacon cheeseburger.

Jen L. said...

I just had my 3 month check-in and they harped on the NO soups (again) . . . but one guy was admit that they "worked" for him.

I sometimes eat them - like today I am deadly ill.

Curious . . . since you are years out, did you wait and go back to soup?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I love soup. Have had soups from the beginning (on my plan). Did a lot of soup in those first few weeks and then at 8 weeks when *I was cleared for everything as tolerated* I just went to town recreating favorites minus the white potatoes, pasta, rice, simple white carbs (I don't do those by choice)

My plan follows this pretty closely: http://www.asmbs.org/Newsite07/resources/bgs_final.pdf

T2Nashville said...

Some days, your plan hits every note with me. Made the coconut shake this morning - so luscious! Also made the Sausage Bites, but I added Click to mine for some protein. That coffee flavor puts them over the top for me! Gotta get the ingredients for the Bacon Cheeseburger Soup, but it's on the menu for this weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Debyo84 said...

Trying the Bacon Cheeseburger soup tonight! It smells so good. I have it in the crockpot and used turkey instead of the sirloin. I wasn't going to put in the lettuce but I'm might just give it a try!

I made the Elvis shake this morning too and it was super yummy!

Thank you for all your wonderful recipes, Michelle.