Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

My post weight loss surgery day in eating. The Easter Sunday edition.

I took an early morning walk. The weather was awesome. I had thought about doing a traditional Ham dinner but I really wasn't looking forward to having several days of ham leftovers and being trapped in the house cooking and then cleaning up. I'm so glad I decided against buying one. We did a picnic lunch instead and later a simple dinner. It was a blast. It might be a new tradition.

Breakfast: These are delicious and the cereal gives them a yummy nutty crunch...

Shelly's Butterscotch Crunch Ricotta Pancakes

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar-Free Butterscotch Instant Pudding Mix, dry
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor SF Vanilla, Caramel, etc.)
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix
1/4 cup Grape Nuts Cereal

Whiz all ingredients (except cereal) in mini food processor. I use whole milk ricotta, if you use part skim, drain first. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Cook on low till golden, top with a sprinkle of Grape Nuts, flip, pat flat, cook till done. Serve each pancake with a drizzle of warm Sugar Free Maple Syrup, SF Jam or Marmalade or Fruit. Makes 4 small pancakes or 8 silver dollar size.

These can be frozen between slices of wax paper or kept in the fridge a day or 2 and reheated (nuke 25 seconds) for breakfast during the week. Surprising good cold too. Leftovers usually get some SF jam, almond or peanut butter smeared on them, wrapped in foil and they become a great breakfast-on-the-go.

More pancakes

Lunch: Took my super cool bento to the park. I made the same bento for Mum but she also had a little bakery treat in her mystery bag.

Our yummy lunch...

Pink Box (top left): Shrimp Cocktail - Cooked Shrimp, Lemon (in the little blue container) Cocktail Sauce
Green Box (top right): Sliced Cucumber "Crackers" for my cheese
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli
Orange Box (bottom right): Provolone Cheese

More Bento lunches

The park was hopping... tons of families on the peddle boats, walking in pretty dresses and Easter bonnets, a Hawaiian dance troupe was practicing hula dances and the male warriors did chants. Very cool, unexpected, free entertainment... made me want some Kona coffee, macadamias and maybe a hot cabana boy to bring them to me ;)

Went home. Watched movies. Made dinner...

Dinner: Crab Cake (Costco) on a bed of Mixed Salad Greens with Feta topped Broiled Tomatoes and a storebought Vinaigrette.

Shelly's Feta topped Broiled Tomatoes

Salt and Pepper
Optional: Pesto Sauce

Slice tomatoes and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Top with crumbled feta (goat cheese is great too) a dash of oregano, salt and pepper.

Sometimes I drizzle them with pesto sauce. Broil in oven till Feta is lightly golden.

Snacks: A Sugar-Free Vanilla Soy Latte, no whip from Bux and one of my Sugar Free Coconut Nests (an Easter tradition at my house) and the head off a SF Peep.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!