Thursday, May 10, 2012

A day in my pouch

My post weight loss surgery yesterday in eating...

Breakfast: Had to get a quick start so I grabbed an Oh Yeah Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Protein Shake this one was Vanilla Creme. I think Vanilla is my favorite, Chocolate comes in a close second but seriously they are all yummy.


Ran a ton of errands and then headed over to get my hair whacked off. I let it go waaaay too long. All those recent $$$ house repairs and car stuff $$$ stopped me from getting it done for a few months. I finally couldn't take it anymore. It was attacking me in the night. I feared for my safety ;) I survived severe GERD, Severe Sleep Apnea, High Blood Pressure but watch I strangle myself with my unruly mop of hair in the night.

I'll be headed to the Vegas Meet & Greet next week and I couldn't look like Cousin Itt (am I dating myself with that reference) in pictures. I'll snap and post a ton. I understand the shindig will be streaming live too. I'll get that info and post it.

Lunch: Came home and had a little tidbit smorgasbord. Cheese, Salami, Cucumber Slices and my High Protein Avocado Dip.


Dinner: For dinner I did a twist on my zucchini pasta addiction...


Shelly's Zucchini and Onion Pasta

1 Large Sweet Onion, sliced (Vidalia or Maui but regular yellow would be fine)
4 small-medium Zucchini, julienned
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped
1 teaspoon Oregano
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
Parmesan Cheese and Crumbled Feta (or Goat Cheese would be yum too) on top top

Slice onion into thin slices. Saute till slightly golden. Using this super cool gadget cut the zucchini into julienne strips. Add to onion. Add seasonings.


Continue cooking till zucchini is cooked to desired doneness, about 8 minutes or so. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Snacks: Lots of Coffee and I made this creation during American Idol...


Shelly's Banana Split

1/2 banana, sliced lengthwise
a dollop of Cottage Cheese (or Greek yogurt)
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Strawberry Jam (or any other flavor)
1 Tablespoon Chopped Nuts
Optional: Sugar Free Whipped Cream

Split the banana lengthwise and lay the two halves in a shallow bowl. Spoon a dollop of cottage cheese or Greek yogurt on top of the banana. Warm jam in the microwave for 15 seconds to thin. Drizzle jam and sprinkle nuts over everything. Top with a final squirt of Sugar Free Whipped Cream.

A delicious ending to the day.

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12 comments:

Azmomo2 said...

I have got to get that zucchini peeler thing. That "pasta" looks amazing!

SheZug said...

Hoo Hoo! see you here in Vegas!

Irma B said...

Hi Michelle!

The pasta looks great, nomnomnom!

Since you had a smorgasbrod for lunch: do you have an Ikea nearby (the Swedish furniture)? They also sell lots of good Swedish food stuff, like "sas senap & dill", great to go with gravad lax (smoked salmon). Great products to complete your smorgasbrod! It's also nice to use it as à 'theme' for a lunch with soms friends (preferably female..... Hihi!)!

Enjoy your weekend, best regards from the Netherlands,

Irma

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Irma, I love gravad lox! I don't eat it as much because my Mum is not a fan and it comes larger packages in the US... I need to find a place that sells by the 1/4 pound or make it myself. I wish IKEA was closer several hours to the nearest. I love those meatballs.

Have a lovely weekend!

Trish said...

I just got a "julienner"(?) and cannot wait to give it a try.

Coleen Kane Gocmen said...

As always, great suggestions and amazing recipes! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and enthusiasm!

Coleen.Kane.Gocmen@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your recipes. I'm on mushies and thank you for the grearamona, lafayete,lat recipes.

SueZ said...

Shelly, I check your blog quite often to inspire me and keep me on the right track. I had gastric bp 3 years ago, a few complications (hernias) and more surgery since then but would do it again, no question! Lost 130 pounds and keeping it off by "wise food choices, moving my body, working on my head". My qustion for you...how much protein do you think you consume daily? My protein levels continue to be low despite protein powders, bars, extra chicken, etc.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks guys hope you enjoy all you try from the blog!

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SueZ Congrats on the -130!! I aim for 50% of my day protein, 25% fats, 25% complex carbs. Minimum 70g protein a day... I'm a big coffee drinker and that soy milk adds up.

Samantha said...

Michelle!! This recipe looks amazing! I can't wait to try it this week!! Love looking inside a day of your pouch!
<3 Sam
Www.loosingweightgaininglife.com

Rhandi Chapman-Kidwell said...

Shelly - you are a true inspiration! LOVE your food - I am pre-surgery (sleeve) and have made changes already and have been cooking your "pasta" for myself and my husband! We LOVE it - as well as your "bites" - thanks so much for your blog - it's amazing - and is a go-to for me everyday :)

Dennis said...

All of the food looks delicious but i wanted to see the new hair do.