Sunday, January 27, 2013

A day in my pouch

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 looks like in my post weight loss surgery world...

Breakfast: It was a gray, rainy morning and I was tempted not to go out but it's Farmer's Market morning. I had to get my supplies for the week and I am proudly the Mayor of the market on Foursquare and I have to defend my reign. Glad I did. This was my reward...


I brought them home and made Greek Yogurt and Berry Breakfast Parfaits. I make a few in plastic cups and cover with plastic wrap so I have a quick grab and go breakfast or easy snacks during the week. If there's good stuff like this in the fridge ready and waiting, there is no reason to reach for not so good choices.


I took this one with me when I took off on errands. It actually turned out to be quite a nice day. The sky was beautiful, big dark rain clouds mixed with patches of blue. I was watching for a rainbow. No luck.

Lunch: Got home and made Lentil Lettuce Tacos with leftover Lentil Burgers. Butter Lettuce "shell", reheated Lentil Burger 1/2 per taco, a few sauteed Mushrooms, and a dollop of Greek Yogurt (seasoned with salt, pepper, & oregano). These were so good.


Dinner: Quickie Chicken Parmesan - I nuked those Hillshire Farms Fully Cooked Garlic & Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts. Placed them on a foiled lined baking sheet.


Topped them with a spoon of Marinara, shredded Mozzarella, and a sprinkle of Parmesan and Oregano and broiled them till the cheese was all melty and sauce was hot. Super easy, tons of protein and very little cleanup.


I served them with some sliced Cucumber, sprinkle of Oregano, and a dollop of plain Greek Yogurt.

Snacks: Oodles of coffee (with Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup & a splash of Vanilla Soy), some Krave Lemon Garlic Turkey Jerky (love this), and a Celebrate Vitamins Vanilla Cake Batter ENS Protein Shake.



More days in my pouch

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8 comments:

geokatgirl said...

wooo Krave jerky! We dont have this in Canada, and I am heading to Az in just over a week. I am adding this to my scouting list for the grocery store!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Try Henry's/Sprout's Marketplace they carry locally or Cost Plus World Market sometimes has too.

Gwen said...

Just found your blog. Loving it! This is a great post too - every meal looks scrumptious and filling. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy @ www.mytinytank.net said...

Hi Shelly. I always find something inspiring from these a day in my pouch posts. After myself being 12 years post op it's nice to know there are new ideas to try so we enjoy our small portions.

Jennifer Dougan said...

These look delicious! I followed Tonya over here. Thanks.

Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

carol said...

I tried out the chicken parm on the husband, he's calling it pizza chicken, loved it and wants to make when the grandkids come on Monday. I only ate half of my chicken breast and he asked if I was saving the rest for lunch tomorrow, "so Sad" he stated as he scooped it off my plate. It's funny, I've lost 100 pounds since my surgery in May and he's gained 25 eating the rest of my dinner.

Jennifer said...

Michelle, I saw Krave on your website and placed an order for five bags, I am pleasantly very happy and my protein counts are shouting hooray!!! I put them on a regular monthly order, since we don't have a store here that sells it. Thank you for posting this, it really has made a huge difference for me. Jenn

Jennifer said...

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