Saturday, October 22, 2011

A day in my pouch

Yesterday was a pretty tasty day in my post weight loss surgery world...

Breakfast: I had some green onions that needed using up so I chopped them up and made this delicious frittata.

Shelly's Green Onion Frittata

3-4 Green Onions, diced
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Tablespoon Parmesan
2-3 Tablespoons Queso Fresco (Ricotta would be fine or even Feta, whatever you have on hand)
a few twists of Black Pepper

Spray oven safe saute pan with Pam non stick spray. Saute onions for a minute or two. Add beaten egg and distribute onion evenly. Cook on medium heat. When eggs are almost set on bottom but still wet on top sprinkle with cheeses and pepper. Place pan in oven and broil till the top is set and just golden. This was plenty for 2 people.

Lunch: Took my super cool bento box (link to purchase on left) and my work outside. I'm trying to get more outside time, fresh air... last week I spent 3 days curled up in the fetal position with an awful migraine. I think it was weather related we went from 70's to triple digits in a day. My body did not like it at all. I'm also trying to spend some time outside with Charlie, the cat, we're getting used to each other.

Pink Box (top left): Caprese Salad (Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Basil, drizzle storebought Balsamic Dressing)
Green Box (top right): Shelly's Espresso Protein Truffles
Blue Box (bottom left): Trader Joe's Cool Find: Provolone and Salami Rounds
Orange Box (bottom right): Sliced Cucumber "Crackers"

The Salami and Provolone Rounds are a favorite find from Trader Joe's. They are in the cheese section. Here they are pictured with a few of my other favorite Trader Joe finds Mini Bries and Mini Goat Cheese...

One packet has 8 salami rounds and 8 provolone rounds. Once open I save the leftovers in a Ziploc baggie and they are fine for a few days in the fridge.

They are perfect on a picnic. I make little "sandwiches" with my cucumber crackers. Yum.

Dinner: I went out for Sushi. You guys know I don't do rice but my favorite Sushi spot makes riceless rolls using cucumber, at my restaurant they are called Summer Rolls, sometimes at other restaurants I've seen them called Cucumber Rolls, Kamisu Rolls, Naruto Rolls, just ask your Sushi chef to make you a riceless roll.

Assorted Sashimi (raw fish) and veggies (cucumber, avocado) rolled in thinly sliced cucumber. Sometimes I just order Sashimi (the slices of fish alone) which is great too but this roll is soooo good. I dipped them in a little soy sauce and wasabi. Heavenly and loads of protein.

Snacks: Oodles of coffee, a couple of slices of Mango (Costco, precut) and OMG I got my hands on a few of the new Quest Protein Bar flavors. I sampled the Cinnamon Roll. Seriously... the minute you open the wrapper it smells like Sunday morning at Grandma's (well not my Grandma she was Sicilian and Sunday morning smelled like tomato sauce but you get what I mean). I think they are currently sold out of them but when you can get your hands on some. Do it. The other flavors are great too but I just may have found my new favorite.

More day in my pouch entries.

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rhondamarie said...

i love your cucumber as crackers idea. i've been trying to eat more veggies and less bread and this is the perfect solution. Thanks!

Allyson said...

Where do you get the newer flavors of Quest? I am severely struggling to get enough protein every day and can't find them anywhere at a reasonable price, where I can just try one of each flavor so I know which ones I would actually like....

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Rhondamarie. I would be lost without them.


Allyson, Click on the link <--- over on the left. Cinnamon Bun is a new fav... Apple Pie and Wild Berry are favs too.

Jennee said...

I am dying to go out for Sushi but was worried I would not know what to say . . . thank you for the picture & the ideas :D