Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

My yesterday in post weight loss surgery eating... nom.

Breakfast: Despite the rain yesterday I went to the Farmer's Market. It's a-go even when it rains, only closes twice a year for this big car show the town hosts. I scored some great deals since most of the town hit the snooze button. Got some of those great mushrooms and instead of making my typical Chicken Marsala, I sauteed them and turned them into breakfast.

Brunch Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric Surgery Diabetic Low Carb PaleoShelly's Mushroom Frittata

1 cup Mushrooms (I used a mixture of shiitake, crimini, beech, oyster and some white)
2 Green Onions, diced
a pinch of Thyme
3 Eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper

Saute mushrooms and onions till golden in an oven proof pan. Add thyme and eggs. Sprinkle Parmesan over and when almost set place under the broiler to brown and puff about 5 minutes.

Lunch: One of my favorites...

Healthy Mexican Food Recipes Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Low Carb VSG RNY WLS FoodShelly's Guacamole Shrimp Cocktail

1 Avocado, mashed
1/4 cup Fresh Salsa (refrigerated section), drained
a squeeze of Lime
a few leaves of Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup Cotija Cheese, crumbled
Cooked Shrimp

Mix all ingredients together and use protein-packed shrimp (a 4 oz. serving of shrimp = 23 grams of protein) as dippers instead of greasy, carby chips. Makes enough for 2 of the size pictured. I love my cactus margarita glasses.

Dinner: Mmmmeatloaf! Made these mini meatloaves yesterday and tonight will be the leftovers. Last night we had a little cucumber salad with them but today I'm going to make a Bird's Eye Steamfresh Vegetable Bag.

Beef Low Carb Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery LowCarb Atkins PaleoShelly's Bacon Onion Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaf

1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
3 Mushrooms, diced
1/2 teaspoon Garlic, minced
1 1/4 pounds Ground Beef (you could use Turkey too, Beef was on sale)
1/4 cup Oatmeal, uncooked
1/4 cup Milk
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon Creole Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
4 slices Bacon, halved
Butter/Oil for sauteing

Optional topping: some American cheese broiled till melty and a pickle chip makes it really "Cheeseburger-ish"

Saute onions and mushrooms till golden. Set aside to cool. Soak oatmeal in milk for 1 minute. Beat egg. Add egg and soaked oats to ground beef.

Quick Easy Kid Friendly DinnersAdd cooled veggies and all remaining ingredients (except bacon) Mix till combined. Divide into 8 equal mounds. Form into mini meatloaves or if you have this super groovy pan like me use it (spray with Pam.) Place 1/2 slice of bacon across each little loaf.

Meatloaves Portion Control Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric WLS VSG RNY Recipes Food MenusBake for 45 minutes in a 350 oven. Optional: 5 minutes before done place a 1/2 a slice of American Cheese on top to melt.

WLS Weight Loss Surgery Food Cooking Menu BlogSnacks: Too much coffee during the day and then in the PM I went to a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony so I brought Apple Pie Quest Protein Bar with me (I ate a hunk of it) and got a Starbuck's Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce Soy Latte with 2 pumps of the new Sugar Free Mocha in it = Eggy's Mexican Chocolate Latte!

Obesity Action Coalition Board Member Shelly VicariIt was freezing last night and I finally got a chance to wear my new hat. I love it! A couple of weekends ago there was a craft fair at a local church and this nice lady was selling her crocheted works of art. My Mum knits these awesome leaves so I had her embellish the hat and make it more personal. Can't have someone else walking around Temecula in my hat ;) Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

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littlesky said...

I love the day in my pouch posts. It makes me realize that I can eat normalish foods and still eat according to my needs. You are great. I am so glad that I found your site. I have been following you for two years, since shortly after my RNY surgery. When I have been feeling down about food, you have been there to lift me up. You deserve a great huge pat on the back. said...

Love the new hat!!

Anonymous said...

I love your day in my pouch posts also! However, I am having a real hard time. Is there a way that I can write to you?

Catracks said...

The Bacon Onion Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaf looks so good. I have to get out of the habit of using Progresso bread crumbs in the meatloaf. I don't have the mini loaf pan. Do you suppose it would work in a regular sized muffin pan?

If I bring one more kitchen gadget in the house my husband will just freak. I already had to buy a corner cabinet to store all the extra powders and syrups.

I supposed I could use my Pyrex loaf pan, but the idea of nicely browned individual loaves intrigue me.

I love Pyrex - the older colored stuff that is. Nothing sticks to it.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you! Hope you guys enjoy them!


Thank you mytt :)


Anon. Sure


Muffin tin would be fine I'm sure :) Spray it with Pam. I like the individual size for portion control and edges. Mmmmm.

karen aka kadee1962 said...

Your blog site is terrific. I have been struggling with many medical issues since my surgery in April 2010....and have just been given the OK to start eating more than the liquid diet that I have been on for more than a year! Looking forrward to trying some of your recipes when my tastebuds start working again! Thanks for all you do for those of us who need a pick me up!

Mewizza said...

Do you ever post the cal & protein on these recipies?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

How to find the nutritional value on my recipes or anyone else's :)