My post weight loss surgery yesterday in eating...
Breakfast: I took the car in for an oil change where I found it needs a bunch of hoses and belts (those will have to wait, there is a comma in the total) and the tires were dangerously in need of replacing so I was out of the house most of the day dealing with that. I drank an Oh Yeah Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Protein Shake on the fly. I really enjoy these. The small ones like this (8 oz.) are 18 grams of protein, only 2 sugars, 3 carbs, 130 cals. The large ones (14 oz.) are 32 grams of protein, 3 sugars, 4 carbs, 220 cals. Quick, portable source of protein. All of the flavors I have had are pretty tasty. I picked up a few for my road trip to the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America Meet & Greet this month. Can't wait to meet everyone!
"my crackers" and this cool spice I found the other day that tastes like an everything bagel.
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
dash of Salt (optional)
a coffee filter
a metal sieve
Line a metal sieve with a coffee filter (if they are thin double them up) place the sieve over a bowl tall enough that the sieve doesn't touch the bottom. Put 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt in the coffee filter, sprinkle with salt. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge over night.
Bagel Spice (basically it's poppy seeds, minced onion and garlic, white and black sesame seeds, caraway seeds and salt) for a "low carb bagel" fix, a little pesto sauce drizzled over it is yum too.
My tires were a special order... of course. After a few calls I found a place in town that could get a hold of them quickly and I was off to the tire shop. I sat in the waiting area reading Golf Digest and Guns and Ammo magazine. I told them they needed a token Better Homes and Garden or People magazine for the chicks that come in. I left knowing more than I ever wanted to know about golf shoes and $300 poorer. Fun times.
Dinner: I had some leftover cooked bacon from the other day that needed using so I made a BST Bacon, Spinach, Tomato Frittata. I love breakfast for dinner especially when the messy part like bacon making is already done.
4-6 slices of cooked Bacon
Handful, 3/4 of a cup-ish fresh Spinach leaves
2 Tomatoes, chopped
3 Eggs, beaten
a few twists of Black Pepper
Salt to taste
Saute bacon, tomatoes and spinach till spinach is just wilted in an oven safe non stick pan. Add egg and seasoning. Sprinkle Parmesan over and when eggs are almost set place under the broiler to brown and puff about 5 minutes.
Snacks: Too much Coffee (including some rather scary coffee, at least I think it was coffee, at the tire shop) and when I finally got to plop on the couch and chill I had an Gala Apple sliced with Almond Yogurt Dip. Some days I swear I live on Greek Yogurt. I should move to Greece, find me a Greek shipping magnate.
Shelly's Almond Yogurt Dip
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (SF Almond, Vanilla, Caramel, whatever)
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Sliced Toasted Almonds
Nuke the almond butter for 10 seconds to thin it out. Stir it into the yogurt and SF Torani. Top with a sprinkle of almonds.
An expensive but yummy day.