Monday, July 30, 2012

A day in my pouch

Today in my post weight loss surgery eating...

Breakfast: A dollop of Greek Yogurt (sweetened with Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup), 1/4 of a sliced banana, and a sprinkle of toasted almonds.

Weight Loss Breakfast Healthy

Lunch: My bento box, the patio and wifi.

Lunchbox Weight Loss Bentos

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Chickpea Deviled Eggs (made into a salad)
Green Box (top right): Cucumber slices (my crackers)
Blue Box (bottom left): Strawberries, Blueberries & Cherries with a squirt of homemade No Sugar Added Strawberry Whipped Cream (recipe below)
Orange Box (bottom right): Mixed Nuts and Cruncha Ma-Me
Along side: Lipton Tea & Honey Lemon Flavored Ice Tea Packet (you add them to a water bottle, 20 cals)

It was muggy and I ended up coming in pretty quick. Then I saw that the winner of the Eggface Summer Sample Giveaway had emailed her mailing info and I decided to get the package off to her today. So I took off to run some errands and drop the package at the post office.

Dinner: It finally cooled down and I decided to BBQ some of the zucchini I bought at the Farmer's Market this weekend. It was smaller than I remembered so I cut it into medallions/rounds, a swipe of olive oil and a sprinkle of Greek seasoning (blend found in the spice aisle.)


I tossed the cooked zucchini rounds with drained, marinated mozzarella balls (halved) and halved cherry tomatoes (also from the market.) It was delicious! Will definitely make this again. It was a perfect Meatless Monday meal and I think it was quite pretty with the green, white and red, like the Italian flag. We ate it as is but it would be a great side with grilled chicken or shrimp.

Caprese Grilled Zucchini

Snacks: It was super hot and muggy here. When I came home from running all my errands I made this ode to Team USA Protein Shake to cool off. Are you watching the Olympics? I hate that they are so delayed. I see the results on twitter and it kills the excitement.

Shelly's Go Team USA Protein Shake

8 oz. Milk (any kind)
1 packet of Celebrate Vitamins Vanilla Cake Batter ENS
2 Strawberries
10 or so Blueberries
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Strawberry Torani Syrup
a few Ice cubes

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with optional squirt of homemade Sugar Free Strawberry Whipped Cream.

Shelly's Homemade No Sugar Added Strawberry Whipped Cream

1 cup Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Strawberry Torani Syrup (any flavor will do)

Whisk till well combined. Fill whipping cream to the fill line of the whipper. Screw on the top. Insert the CO2 cartridge till it empties, unscrew that. Put the nozzle on, shake a few times and squirt away. It makes a ton, store it in the fridge for up to 10 days just give it another few shakes before squirting. Soooo good.

Oh I promised I would share the people pics when I got a hold of them from my brother's visit. Here's my favorite. My bro, my Mum and me.


Well I better get to bed. Off to LA in the AM for the taping of The Ricki Lake Show (what have I gotten myself into) if you follow me on twitter I'll be tweeting a little, well as much as I can. I am sworn to secrecy about show deets and all that till after the airing sometime in September.

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Drum roll...

Thank you for the GREAT response to The World According to Eggface Summer Sample Giveaway.

The random generator has selected:

Tara B.
barron.tara@xxxxx.com

Congratulations!!! You are the winner!
You will receive the Koko insulated and reusable lunch bag filled with sample sizes of some of my protein packed favorites from Celebrate Vitamins, CLICK, Big Train, and CHIKE Nutrition.


Not a winner this time... no worries, another AWESOME Eggface Giveaway is already in the works.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Banana Split Fruit Dippers

Healthy, protein packed, weight loss surgery friendly, but most importantly, super yummy treat. Perfect for after a BBQ as dessert or an after school snack.


Shelly's Banana Split Fruit Dippers with Chocolate Protein Yogurt Dip

4 oz. Greek Yogurt
2-3 Tablespoons Chocolate Protein Powder (any kind)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor)
1 teaspoon Unsweetened Ghirardelli Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon Toasted Almonds

Mix together all ingredients till well blended. Top with toasted almonds. Use with fruit dippers, make a parfait or eat as is. I made some Banana Split Fruit Dippers. Wooden skewers with Strawberry halves, Banana slices, and Gold Pineapple (in natural juice, drained) chunks. All the flavors you would find on a Banana Split but waaaaaay less calories!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

My yesterday in post weight loss surgery eating...

Breakfast: Yogurt Parfait. Make these ahead of time for a super quick grab and go protein packed breakfast. For portability I use a disposable cup and covered with Saran wrap. Don't forget your spoon though. A yummy parfait and no spoon is a sad start to the day.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Low Carb Protein Breakfast Recipes

Toasted Almonds (top layer)
Sugar Free Torani sweetened Greek yogurt (middle layer)
Frozen, defrosted Cherries (bottom layer)

Lunch: Packed up my bento box and took lunch outside. Seems like I have a never ending to-do list lately and every time I think something is checked off it comes back. It's just one of those weeks. Eating lunch outside this week has been my decompression time.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Low Carb Protein Recipes Food

Pink Box (top left): Caprese-ish Salad (Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil)
Green Box (top right): Cucumber Slices (my crackers)
Blue Box (bottom left): Cooked Shrimp & Lemon (in little blue container) Cocktail Sauce
Orange Box (bottom right): Mixed Nuts and Cruncha Ma-Me
Along side: Lipton Tea & Honey Lemon Flavored Ice Tea Packet (you add them to a water bottle, 20 cals)

More Bento Lunches

Dinner: I made pancakes for dinner. I think pancakes are better for dinner because they take a little more time than I am able to give to cooking and cleaning up most AM's. I make lots of versions of protein packed pancakes but this is the one we had last night (a favorite)

Low Carb Weight Loss Bariatric Recipes Gastric Bypass Vertical Sleeve Food Menus

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

Snacks: Too much coffee as usual and on my way home from errands I stopped in Bux and got a Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte.

Hope everyone is having a good week. I have to say I have been a little blah this week. The too much to do that I mentioned above and the tragic Colorado shooting news footage put me in a bit of a funk. I think this weekend a trip to the beach might be in order, a little staring out at the crashing waves. Pre-op I might have chosen to make a huge bowl of pasta or a fancy dinner out to feel better. Post weight loss surgery I look for healthier choices.

What do you do to breakout of a funk?

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Eggface on TV

So I'm making my television debut next month. Well technically this will be my second TV stint. Ha. If you count the nano-seconds my Mum and I were on the Glee Season 1 Finale. If you have the DVD set check out the balcony at the 17.19 mark but don't blink you might miss me. This time you will see me, oh you will you see me, probably a bit too much.

I'm going to be appearing on The Ricki Lake Show. Yes, Ricki Lake (Hairspray, China Beach, Dancing with the Stars, Mrs. Winterbourne and my favorite a TV movie she made called Babycakes.) Her new show debuts in September. I can't go into all the details of the episode other than to say that my fellow weight loss peeps will want to tune in. I will share what I can, when I can. Oh I will say this much, I was asked to make a video diary entry for part of the show and be kind when you watch it. Let's just hope they have a great editing staff cause the raw footage I gave them would not garner an Emmy nod.

I'll give you all the details like air date and all when I know it and I will of course take some pics.

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Eggface Summer Sample Giveaway

Summer is a great time for trying new things; exploring a new walking trail, tasting a vegetable you've never tried, finding a new hobby, and sampling a few great weight loss surgery friendly products. I can't help you with the hobby, trail or veggies but I can help you with the GREAT WLS friendly products.

Time for some summer fun! It's GIVEAWAY TIME...

The Prize: A Koko insulated and reusable lunch bag; keeps food and drinks cold or hot on your summer adventures. Drawstring closure, shoulder strap, interior water bottle holder and innovative green living "eatools" (reusable spoon & fork combo) and it's filled with sample sizes of some of my protein packed favorites...

3 single serving packets of Celebrate Vitamins ENS (in Vanilla Cake Batter, Chocolate Milk, Strawberry)

3 single serving packets of CHIKE Iced High Protein Coffee

4 single serving packets of BIG TRAIN Fit Frappe Protein Drink Mix (in Mocha, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Espresso)

2 single serving packets of CLICK Espresso Protein (in Vanilla Latte & Mocha)

1 Black & Pink 20 oz. CLICK Blender Bottle Shaker

So much yumminess to sample it may take you till Fall.

How to Enter: Like The World According to Eggface on Facebook. Come back here and LEAVE A COMMENT (include a name and an email addy) on this blog posting. Scroll down to # of comments to leave yours.

Contest periods ends: Sunday July 29th, midnight (Pacific time)

Monday, July 30th I'll draw a name using a random number generator and announce the winner here on the blog! I will also email the winner at the address posted. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. Remember winners MUST be a Facebook friend of The World According to Eggface. One ENTRY per person. Blog comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few hours) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in the United States (48 contiguous, Alaska & Hawaii.)

***Want extra chances to win?*** Do anything listed below and leave me a comment letting me know what you did! For up to four more entries per person!!

* Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway: Hey everyone enter the @Eggface Summer Sample Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/cqa5p7c

* Post about the giveaway to your pals on Facebook or some other social networking or support forum you frequent.

If you are a blogger:

* Blog about this giveaway and include the link to the contest (send me the url so I can enjoy your post!)

* Place my super snazzy badge on your site.




Want to learn more about the GREAT products featured in this prize pack? Check out their Facebook pages: Celebrate Vitamins, CLICK, Big Train, CHIKE Nutrition and tell 'em Eggface sent you.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

A day in my pouch

My yesterday in post weight loss surgery eating...

Breakfast: A wedge of an Herb and Tomato Frittata I made for my Mum. Just fresh herbs (basil, oregano, parsley) and 1 tomato diced and a couple of eggs. Cooked till almost set then finished under the broiler.


Lunch: Leftover Tuna and Lentil Salad and some other goodies I tossed them all in my super cool bento box and head to the park near my house that has free wifi. I worked on computer stuff while I soaked up the Vitamin D rays. I read the other day in Fitness magazine (I think it was a University of Minnesota study or maybe it was Maryland, it was an M state) that people who take in more Vit. D eat less. Something about it boosting the leptin hormone in the brain that signals when you are full. Ha. It must have worked because I took most of my pistachios and my 1/2 a cookie home for later.


Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Tuna & Lentil Salad
Green Box (top right): Gouda Cheese
Blue Box (bottom left): Pistachios
Orange Box (bottom right): 1/2 a Premier Nutrition Titan Peanut Butter Protein Cookie (the Oatmeal Raisin ones are my fav, 10 seconds warmed in the microwave are like fresh baked cookies)
Along side: Lipton Tea & Honey Lemon Flavored Ice Tea Packet (you add them to a water bottle, 20 cals)


Shelly's Tuna & Lentil Salad

1 1/2 cups cooked Lentils
1 Cucumber, chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 can Tuna Fillets, packed in Olive Oil, drained (I love Ventresca Filets)
1 Tablespoon of some Fruity Vinegar (Citrusy, Lemon, Champagne)
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for several hours before serving. I used pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe's (find in the refrigerator section) but you could just soak dry ones and cook then chill.

Dinner: I had a couple of zucchini that needed using so I sauteed them with some onion, topped it with cheese (Mmmm cheese) and made a sort of bake. It was delicious. This would be a great one for Meatless Monday.


Shelly's Zucchini & Ricotta Bake

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup Fresh Mozzarella, chopped
2 medium Zucchini, sliced
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
4 Green Onions, diced
1 teaspoon Oregano, divided use
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped, divided use
Salt to taste
a few twists Black Pepper

Mix ricotta, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano and 1/2 the basil together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Saute onions and zucchini till golden. Top with dollops of ricotta cheese mixture and sprinkle with fresh mozzarella. Place under the broiler for 4 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Snacks: A Starbucks Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte, the 1/2 Protein Cookie and remaining Pistachios from lunch and some Grapes from the 2 vines I have in the backyard that are crazy full this year. I doubt I'll be able to come up with uses for them before the birds figure out they are back there.


More days in my pouch

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Five

A weekly round-up of tidbits, tips, ideas, news articles, random cool things...

1. I'm going to be walking the Walk from Obesity being held in Dallas, TX. Please consider walking with me at the event or if you are unable to attend giving a buck or 2 to the cause. $'s raised help research, education, and advocacy efforts to fight obesity. Thank you :)



I am thankful I am able to participate in the walk because not so long ago I couldn't have.

2. A person’s weight provides no indication of an individual’s character, credentials, talents, leadership or contributions to society.

The OAC has released a new educational piece on weight bias titled, “Weight Bias in the Workplace – Information for Employers.” GREAT INFO. Thank you Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Every Human Resources office should have a copy. Here's the link to download the PDF or request a hard copy.

3. Some articles I read this week that were worth checking out:

Obesity is an emerging risk factor in crashes, study finds
Father, son lose 260 pounds after weight loss surgery
A battle of epic proportions: Ovid man winning fight against obesity
'Real Housewives' star Lauren Manzo: Best thing I ever did

4. Yum Alert: Skinny Dippers. Got a chance to sample these this week. Pre-portioned ices (think Otter Pops from back in the day) but yum way better.


They come in two flavors: Tangy Tangerine and Frosty Lemon. I'm still debating which I liked more. I think I'm leaning to frosty lemon because it brings me back to summers on Cupsogue Beach on Long Island eating Italian Ices.


The 411: they are gluten free, sweetened with Splenda, no sugar and low sugar alcohols, 0 cals. Give 'em a try. Go hit them up on Facebook and tell 'em Eggface sent you.

5. Heads up: You'll want to check back on Sunday when something EGGCITING begins.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Popsicles

Beating the summer heat in a healthy, weight loss surgery friendly way. Here's a current favorite recipe for a delicious high protein popsicle...

Shelly's Strawberry Shortcake Protein Popsicle


How to Make Protein Popsicles

What you need:
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (I use Plain)
1/4 cup Protein Powder (any flavor will do)
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor)
Small Dixie Cups
Aluminum Foil
Popsicle Sticks (Michael's, 99 cent store, Dollar Tree)

Mix yogurt, protein powder, and sugar free syrup together till well blended. You can add chopped fresh fruit just be sure to chop it fine.


This time I made a batch of Celebrate Vanilla Cake Batter ENS Protein Yogurt and a batch of Celebrate Strawberry ENS Protein Yogurt with added chopped fresh strawberries.


Fill the Dixie cups. I put the Strawberry Protein Yogurt in the cup first then topped it with the Vanilla Cake Batter Protein Yogurt.


Cover the top of the cup with foil. Insert a stick through the center of the foil. The purpose of the foil is to hold the stick in place while the pop is freezing and catch drips when eating :) Put Popsicles in freezer for a few hours. Remove the pops from the freezer and peel off the Dixie cup. Enjoy, yum!


These are perfect for newer post-ops, a great way to get a frosty "treat" that is packed full of protein. Leave chopped fruit out if you haven't advanced to that stage yet and when in doubt print out the recipe and share it with your medical posse for their thumbs up.

Here's a few more protein packed, weight loss surgery friendly ways to cool down...

More Protein Popsicles
Protein Ice Cream
Protein Ice Cream Cakes
Frozen Yogurt Drops
More Frozen Yogurt Drops

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Drum roll...

Thank you for the GREAT response to The World According to Eggface & Chike Nutrition Beat the Heat Giveaway.

The random generator has selected:

Christy B
christy.c.ballard@xxxxx.com

Courtney L
cllamberson@xxxxx.com

Rebecca E
Hellookitty_76@xxxxx.com

Congratulations!!! You are the winners!
Each of you will receive a 28 oz. Chike Blender Bottle Shaker and 5 single serve packets of Chike Iced Coffee. Yum!


Not a winner this time... no worries, another AWESOME Eggface Giveaway is already in the works. To find out more about Chike's delicious products. Check them out. Tell 'em Eggface sent you.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lotsa Love for Leftovers 6

Post weight loss surgery when you eat out in a restaurant it's a given there will be a lot of leftovers or waste. I hate wasting food. Sometimes I have no choice if I'm headed to a movie or I'm too far from home but if I'm heading home right after a meal you better be sure the leftovers are coming home. Those leftovers can be "repurposed" and transformed into a bunch of great meals.

Repurposing: Transforming leftovers into something equally as yummy. The goal is for them to taste & look so completely different you don't realize you are having leftovers.

I was really feeling like a steak last night. We're in a bit of a heatwave and I wasn't feeling the whole standing in front of the BBQ to cook them. Air conditioning and no dishes was more what I was feeling. So I took my Mum to a local restaurant that has GREAT steaks (locals: believe it or not it's Richie's Diner. Go. I'm serious, so good.) My order: Filet Mignon, cooked medium. It came with salad. My Mum and I split an order of grilled veggies and mushrooms. I ate 1/2 the steak, the salad and a few of the veggies and mushrooms.

These were my leftovers. About 4 oz. of steak and a 1/4-ish cup of veggies.


Today those leftovers became this AWESOME lunch...


Shelly's Steak Stuffed Mushrooms

4 oz. Steak Leftovers, chopped
1/4 cup Leftover Cooked Veggies (any zucchini, peppers, onions, whatever)
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
2 oz. Feta Cheese (I used Tomato Basil Feta)
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
Around 10 Large Stuffing-size White Mushrooms
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese for topping

Clean and remove the stems from mushrooms. Set aside. Chop steak somewhat fine. Set aside. Blend veggies, cottage cheese, feta cheese in a mini food processor or blender till smooth. Pour into a bowl. Add steak and seasonings. Mix till well combined. Stuff mixture into mushroom caps.


Arrange on a lightly oiled Pyrex dish or baking sheet. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Since size of mushrooms will vary, any leftover mixture would be great on a Tortilla Pizza. I served these for lunch with a spinach, cucumber and tomato salad with sprinkle of toasted almonds and a drizzle of storebought vinaigrette dressing. It was a delicious and packed with protein meal and you would NEVER know it came from a Styrofoam box of leftovers.

More ideas for repurposing restaurant leftovers

Lotsa Love for Leftovers 1
Lotsa Love for Leftovers 2
Lotsa Love for Leftovers 3
Lotsa Love for Leftovers 4
Lotsa Love for Leftovers 5

More Strategies for Eating Out After Weight Loss Surgery

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Five

A weekly round-up of tidbits, tips, ideas, news articles, random cool things...

1. Love these... get any soft cheese (Sugar Free Torani sweetened Ricotta Cheese, Goat Cheese, Brie, one of those Laughing Cow wedges, whatever you like. Spread cheese on an apple slice. I warm the cheese slightly under the broiler (like 2-3 minutes) then top with toasted nuts.

Shelly's Apple Bruschetta

One of these with a cold cut roll-up or a little green salad and I am a happy camper for lunch or dinner. Looking for a more dessert-y option I do this...


2. Heads up to those looking for a medical ID bracelet to let medical peeps know you have had the chitlins rearranged. Lauren's Hope makers of gorgeous medical jewelry offers Eggface readers a 10% discount. Use discount code: Eggface12 at checkout.


Obviously the info you place on your bracelet will vary but as an FYI most post gastric bypass bracelets say:

Gastric Bypass
No Blind NG Tubes
No NSAIDS
Contact Phone #'s

My bracelet also has info about my allergy to Penicillin.

3. Some articles I read this week that were worth checking out:

Panel says obese are entitled to coverage for weight-loss programs
How do you measure success in large-scale, anti-obesity campaigns?
Montana Supreme Court: Obesity may qualify as impairment
Even as Obesity Concerns Rise, Physical Education Is Sidelined

and for my fellow sufferers: Migraine Relief - 15 Natural Ways To Ease The Pain

4. From the media to healthcare to the general public, there are misconceptions regarding obesity, these misconceptions can lead to oversimplifications of the complexity of obesity, its impact and its severity. In an effort to combat misconceptions and provide the public with a better understanding, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and Obesity Prevention, Policy & Management (Obesity PPM) have joined together to host a FREE online educational 14-part webinar series, focusing on the complexities of obesity, that will run through 2013.

Webinar #4 is next Thursday July 19th: "Obesity, Hormones & Metabolism: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask"

If you missed webinars 1-3 they are available online

and PLAN AHEAD to JOIN ME in Dallas. Some of the speakers names have been added to the agenda and WOW! The best of the best plus... Halloween costume fun.

5. If you haven't already entered The World According to Eggface and Chike Nutrition Beat the Heat Giveaway there's still time to add your name to the hat. 3 winners announced Monday.

and Happy Friday the 13th! and if you are a paraskevidekatriaphobic (people with an irrational fear of Friday the 13th, say that 3x's fast) try these lucky dishes to counteract the day ;) Me and my black cat (well black & white) Charlie wish you good luck!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Lotsa Love for Leftovers 5

Post weight loss surgery when you eat out in a restaurant it's a given there will be a lot of leftovers or waste. I hate wasting food. Sometimes I have no choice if I'm headed to a movie or I'm too far from home but if I'm heading home right after a meal you better be sure the leftovers are coming home. Those leftovers can be "repurposed" and transformed into a bunch of great meals.

Repurposing: Transforming leftovers into something equally as yummy. The goal is for them to taste & look so completely different you don't realize you are having leftovers.

Saturday I took my Mum to Red Lobster for Dinner. My order was the Build Your Own Meal. I chose Shrimp Scampi and Crab Legs and Sliced Tomatoes as the side dish. It comes with a Garden Salad (I ask for no croutons and dressing on the side.) I know my capacity pretty well now so I remove and box 1/2 my dinner right away. I ask for a box when I order, they look at you weird but I just say, "I'm not terribly hungry and I know I will need a box so can you just bring it with the food."

I ate my salad, the crab legs and the sliced tomatoes and I was happy as a clam

This is what came home...

wls weight loss food cooking restaurant leftovers

Tonight those leftover shrimp became this AWESOME repurposed dinner...

low carb leftovers weight loss healthy recipes

Shelly's Shrimp Alfredo Pasta-less Zucchini Pasta

1 Large Sweet Onion, sliced (Vidalia or Maui but regular yellow would be fine)
4 small-medium Zucchini, julienned
3/4 cup Storebought Alfredo Sauce
4 Tomatoes, chopped
12 or so Leftover Cooked Shrimp (I used Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi leftovers)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped
1 teaspoon Oregano
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
Parmesan Cheese on top

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


Remove tails and chop leftover cooked shrimp.


Add seasonings, sauce, shrimp, tomatoes. Stir to combine.

Healthy Recipes Doggy Bag Low Carb Zoodles Zucchini Noodles

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

It was delicious and dare I say it even better than the original restaurant meal. So the next time you are at a restaurant bring home those leftovers and repurpose them.

More ideas for repurposing restaurant leftovers

Lotsa Love for Leftovers 1
Lotsa Love for Leftovers 2
Lotsa Love for Leftovers 3
Lotsa Love for Leftovers 4
More Strategies for Eating Out After Weight Loss Surgery

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Eggface & Chike Beat the Heat Giveaway

The temperatures are rising here in Southern California. We really can't complain though I know what my friends and family on the other side of the USA have been dealing with and really we have had it quite good so far this summer. I guess it's our turn now, the weather report says we are going to be kissing the century mark this week. Ugh. You know I'll be making lots of frosty protein shakes like this yummy coffee one made by Chike Nutrition.


Delicious! Want to give it a try? It's GIVEAWAY TIME!


The Prize (3 winners): a 28 oz. Chike Blender Bottle Shaker and 5 single serve packets of Chike Iced Coffee. A delicious way to get your protein in on those hot summer days. You can shake it up with milk or water in your blender bottle or toss it in a blender with ice to make a yummy protein frappuccino-style drink like I made. Chike Iced Coffee contains 2 espresso shots, 20 grams of whey protein, 23 vitamins & minerals & only 2 grams of sugar.

How to Enter: Like The World According to Eggface and Chike Nutrition on Facebook. Come back here and LEAVE A COMMENT (include a name and an email addy) on this blog posting. Scroll down to # of comments to leave yours.

Contest periods ends: Sunday, July 15th midnight (Pacific time)

Sometime on Monday, July 16th I'll draw 3 names using a random number generator and announce the 3 winner(s) here on the blog! I will also email the winner(s) at the address posted. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. Remember winners MUST be a Facebook friend of The World According to Eggface and Chike Nutrition. One ENTRY per person. Blog comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few hours) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in the United States (48 contiguous, Alaska & Hawaii.)

***Want extra chances to win?*** Do anything listed below and leave me a comment letting me know what you did! For up to four more entries per person!!

* Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway: Hey everyone enter the @Eggface @iLikeChike Beat the Heat Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/7uxhoa9

* Post about the giveaway to your pals on Facebook or some other social networking or support forum you frequent.

If you are a blogger:

* Blog about this giveaway and include the link to the contest (send me the url so I can enjoy your post!)

* Place my super snazzy badge on your site.




Can't wait to see if you are a winner to try Chike? You can try Chike's entire line of crazy yummy protein shakes (Chocolate Bliss, Very Vanilla, Strawberry Burst, Banana Magic, Orange Creme and the new High Protein Iced Coffee) Chike makes it easy with a single serving variety pack. My Bananas Foster Protein Shake made with Chike Banana Magic is one of my favs.

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