Breakfast: Farmer's Market morning so I was out the door with my blender bottle filled with a Celebrate Vitamins ENS Strawberry Shake.
I love these ENS shakes. 25 g. of Protein + Vitamins (multivitamin & calcium) + 4 g of fiber in each serving and it's really yummy. If you are a newer weight loss surgery post-op these are awesome.... always run things by your medical posse but I think they will agree. I love them mixed with soy milk (any milk will do) for even more protein but you can do water (less cals) or I mix it into plain Greek yogurt or make my High Protein Greek Yogurt Cubes.
It was an absolutely beautiful day. We went from highs in the 30's last week (rare in these parts) to kissing the 80's today. I would kind of like a happy medium I mean it is winter after all. I like my sweaters and casseroles (I made one for dinner regardless.)
Lunch: The good weather does have it's benefits. I walked to the lake with my computer (free wifi) and my super cool bento box in hand and soaked up some of the sun.
Pink Box (top left): Red Bell Pepper Strips
Orange Box (top right): Shelly Lemon Dill Yogurt Dip for dipping Peppers and/or Shrimp
Blue Box (bottom left): Cooked Shrimp with Lemon and (in the little blue container) a little Cocktail Sauce
Green Box (bottom right): a few Dried Cranberries, Silvered Almonds and a couple of Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Walmart)
Did you know? Red peppers have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers. Also, one large red bell pepper contains three times the vitamin C of an average orange.
More bento lunches
Dinner: Bought a huge bag of zucchini and crookneck squash at the Farmer's Market for $3 so I sauteed that with onion and made a quickie casserole.
Shelly's Turkey Bolognese Casserole
1 Yellow Onion, diced
4 medium Zucchini or Squash (any summer variety will do), sliced
1 1/2 cups of any Meat Sauce (I used 1 defrosted package of Trader Joe's Turkey Bolognese Sauce)
1 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/3 cup Mozzarella, grated
Saute onion till golden. Add squash. Cover and stir occasionally till fork tender. Add sauce and seasonings. Cook till warmed through. Pour into a Pyrex casserole dish (I collect vintage Pyrex dishes - if you do too you'll love this Pinterest board) Top with cheeses. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes till it's all bubbly and golden brown.
Snacks: Starbucks Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte and 2 of my Chocolate Protein Muffins
A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts (I try and post them every few days) to show what a typical daily menu is in my post weight loss surgery world. More days in my pouch.
Let's see what's going on that I can update you on...
My Mum is feeling better every day. Thank you to those who have emailed or Facebook messaged me. It was a hard few weeks for both of us but the smiles and laughs are back.
I hope I'll be announcing the Obesity Action Coalition Convention date and location very soon. I'm so excited. You are going to love it. Please come if you can it's going to be a GREAT event. Tons of health, weight loss, fitness, and advocacy education, and opportunities to bond with people who "get it" and we'll get to hang out! Here's the only picture I have from last weekend. This was at dinner the last night. Your OAC National Board of Director's (minus a couple of sick ones)
I am very excited about something happening in February I've been working on. Keep watching.
That's about all I can think of now that's new. I'm off to chop some veggies and prep a bit for a few days worth of meals. I pull out any gadgets and pans I might need so they are easily accessible. Plan a few days worth of meals. Set myself up for a successful week. Sunday's are perfect for that. Here's to week full of healthy choices.