Friday, April 20, 2012

A day in my pouch

My post weight loss surgery yesterday in eating...

Breakfast: Shared this yummy breakfast with my Mum. Super sweet strawberries, sliced Gala apple and two different yogurt dips sweetened with Sugar Free Torani Syrup.


Shelly's Almond Orange Yogurt Dip

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Almond Torani Syrup
Sugar Free Orange Marmalade
Sliced Almonds

Mix yogurt and syrup together. Top with a plop of SF marmalade and a sprinkle of nuts.

and

Shelly's Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Dip

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Strawberry Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup

Mix yogurt and syrup together.

Look out world: I bought a weed whacker. After breakfast, I was fully charged (the weed whacker and me) and ready to whack the world. Verdict: A weed whacker + an overgrown slope of weeds is a great way of getting out your aggressions. I whacked and whacked until I busted the line. Must now consult the manual for what to do in this instance. I hate manuals. These are the rare times I wish I wasn't single.

I also mowed the lawn, washed the patio and patio furniture, grilled a bunch of chicken to have on hand for salads and bentos, and set a batch of protein ice cream going. It was a busy, itchy (my sinuses are still hating me) morning.

Lunch: Some of the grilled chicken became this salad.

Shelly's Salsa Salad

1 Cucumber, chopped
1 Avocado, chopped
1 cup Pico de Gallo
1/4 cup Mild Salsa
1/4 cup Vegetable Juice
Salt to taste

Toss veggies together with salsa and juice. Top with grilled chicken. Also great with grilled fish, shrimp. Pico de Gallo is found in the produce section (or fresh salsa area) it's basically chopped tomatoes, white onion, cilantro, and a touch of chopped jalapeno. Sometimes I add a can of rinsed and drained black beans to this if you want to serve more people it's a great extender.

Dinner: Used this super cool gadget I just bought to make zucchini pasta. A GREAT alternative for weight loss surgery post-ops like me who have given up pasta, bread and all that.

Shelly's Zucchini Pasta

4 small-medium Zucchini, julienned
1 cup Marinara Sauce (I used jarred Rao's - my fav)
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped
1 teaspoon Oregano
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
Parmesan Cheese for top

Using this super cool gadget cut the zucchini into julienne strips.

Pour sauce and seasonings over and toss to coat. Microwave 8 minutes (or till tender) stirring once or twice during cooking. Mix in ricotta. Nuke for 2 more minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese.

We're warming up in Southern California (80's) so I churned a batch of my Pistachio Protein Ice Cream. I think it is one of my favorite flavors.

Snacks: Too much coffee, 2 scoops of Protein Ice Cream sitting on my freshly cleaned patio furniture, star gazing and making wishes (no I can't tell.)

If you haven't tried protein ice cream making yet. Do it. Soooo good. Here's a few tips for best results.

Shelly's Pistachio Protein Ice Cream (at the Soft Serve Stage)


It was a delicious day. Hope yours was too.

More day in my pouch posts.

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8 comments:

Denise said...

Hello! I am one of your new followers.So glad I found your site.I know I'll love visiting you.I'm having the RNY very soon.I see the surgeon in May,so I think My date will be in June.

Heather said...

Made the zucchini marinara last night, as I had one of those slicers I forgot I had - delish!!

smarty1977 said...

I made the zucchini dish today for lunch... I never thought to use zucchini as spaghetti noodles, only sliced thin for lasagna noodles. This was awesome!

Denise H. said...

The ice cream sounds so good. The pistachio shake was my very first ever. Can't wait to try the chicken dish. I've had a Mexican jones lately.

Audrey said...

Thank you so much for the zucchinni pasta idea! I had been missing pasta so much and while it is not quite spaghetti it twirls like spaghetti and tastes even better! I added some chicken to mine and am enjoying a lovely Italian feast. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Awesomeeeeee recipe loved it even my husband who is not a veggie eater

D said...

After seeing your slicer gadget I knew I HAD to have one! I love just about ALL of the gadgets and products you share on your blog. I made zucchini pasta for dinner the other night with chicken breasts that had been cook with Italian tomatoes in the crock pot. I did a little sauté number with the "pasta" and it turned out GREAT! I am craving more, more, more! THANKS!!!!!

Jen said...

I made the Pistachio ice cream.. it was so decadent!! Thanks so much for the recipe and the oodles of inspiration you are giving me!! :-)