Thursday, November 24, 2011

A turkey day in my pouch

My Thanksgiving Day eats post weight loss surgery...

Breakfast: Mmmm this was fabulous and will made many more days than just Thanksgiving.

Shelly's Thanksgiving Cranberry Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk (any milk will do)
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
2 Tablespoons Cranberry Sauce
a few Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream and a dab more of Cranberry Sauce (I used storebought stuff but a quick Google search will give you some SF recipes), optional.

The turkey was scheduled to be done about 2:30 so I held out with the help of this yummy snack and too much coffee...

Shelly's Harvest Trail Mix

1/8 cup Dried Cranberries (look for Eden Apple Juice Sweetened)
1/4 cup Walnuts
1/8 cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Hershey's @Walmart)

Mix together. Place 2 Tablespoons in a snack baggie. Makes 4 bags. Great for post weight loss surgery traveling.

Lunch/Dinner: Soooo good. Made a pretty good dent in this plate before my little hiccup soft cue told me I took my last bite...

I made a bone-in breast, rubbed with a little butter (very little) & olive oil. 1/2 an Onion, 1/2 a Lemon, whole head of Garlic tucked inside. Sprinkled with Kosher Salt, a few twists of Black Pepper, and Thyme. Very moist, lots of leftovers. I see a casserole on tomorrow's menu. Yum!

The Sides:

Shelly's Mushroom & Onion Breadless Stuffing

2 yellow Onions, diced
4 cups Mushrooms, chopped (mixed varieties, any combo you love)
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
a few twists of Black Pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Almond Meal
Optional: 1/4 cup Durkee Onions, crumbled or chopped Pecans

Saute onions and mushrooms (I used a mixture of shiitake, crimini, beech, oyster and some white) till golden. Mix in seasonings. Set aside to cool. Mix eggs and almond meal together and pour over cooled veggie mixture. Mix till well combined. Pour into a Pyrex baking dish. Add optional crunchy onions or chopped pecans. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

and my current absolute favorite vegetable...

Shelly's Banana Squash with Mexican Cheese
Banana Squash, segments
a few twists of Black Pepper
Fresh Mexican Cheese (Queso Fresco)

Place squash segments on a microwave safe dish and place a dot of butter on each piece of squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Microwave covered for 12 minutes or till a fork inserts into middle easily. Top with Mexican cheese and broil about 4 minutes until golden.

I left a little room for dessert. I'll blog the recipe manana. Here's a peek at it...

Hope everyone had a lovely day! Filled with family, friends, and healthy eats. For those of you that do the Black Friday thing be safe! I'll be snuggled up under the covers thinking about how crazy y'all are ;)
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Deb SanDiego said...

Sounds like a great day! Thanks so much for your recipes and ideas. I really needed them. I bought some Silk Soy Nog, and was going to try a protein drink using it for my dessert. For my family's dessert, I made apple pie, pumpkin pie and roasted butternut squash slices baked with orange juice, fake maple syrup and cinnamon poured over them. Being my first after WLS Thanksgiving, I just couldn't think what I should eat and just had a dash of stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy, can't wait to get the scoop on the desert! Thanks for all you do!

Suz and Allan said...

Yum, that looks really tasty! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! said...

Would love to win this. It all looks yummy! Thanks for everything you do, it really helps!

Lisa Rogers said...
Thanks for all of your great ideas and encouragement! dec 16 will mark 1year for me since RNY and I'm so glad I found your page!! I'm down 150 lbs from my highest!