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.  It was Oscar night so dinner was more like a couple of hors d'oeuvres party type foods.

Breakfast: Plain Greek Yogurt sweetened with Sugar Free White Chocolate Torani Syrup topped with a few fresh Raspberries and toasted Almonds.

I put it in a plastic cup, plastic wrapped the top, grabbed a disposable spoon (don't forget this, it sucks when you forget a spoon) took it with me on my walk and found a nice place to sit and eat it at the halfway mark. I make a few of these yogurt parfaits and have them in the fridge for snacks, desserts, or on-the-go breakfasts.

Lunch: Tomato, Cucumber, fresh Mozzarella Salad topped with fresh Basil, sprinkle of toasted Almonds, Oregano, Salt & Pepper and a dollop of Greek Yogurt.

Dinner: I made dinner, well a snacky tidbit type dinner I could make and eat with the Oscar arrivals in the background. It had a loose Oscar theme. The only best picture nominee I saw was "Silver Linings Playbook" so I made a healthified version of Crabby Snacks (if you saw the movie you know the reference, if you didn't here's the back story) and since the movie was set in Philadelphia I made my Philly Cheesesteak Bites.

Shelly's Philly Cheesesteak Bites

1/4 lb. (about 4 slices) Roast Beef (I use Boar's Head Low Sodium), chopped
1 Yellow Onion, diced
1/2 Bell Pepper, diced
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup Cheddar or Provolone Cheese, shredded
5 Eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Saute onions and peppers till golden. Add beef and Worcestershire sauce and saute for 1 minute. Set aside to cool.

When cool mix all ingredients together.

Spoon into lightly greased (Pam works great) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.

Shelly's Silver Linings Playbook Crabby Snacks

4 Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas (Fajita Size)
1 - 6 oz. Can Crab Meat, drained very well
2 Tablespoons Old English Cheese Spread (Kraft, jarred, by crackers in supermarket)
splash of Hot Sauce, to taste (I used Cholula)
dash of Onion Powder
dash of Garlic Powder
a few twists of Black pepper
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
1 Green Onion, diced

Mix all ingredients (except green onion and Parmesan) together till well combined. Spoon 1 heaping Tablespoon on to each tortilla. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 10 minutes at 375. Top with sliced green onion.

The recipe makes enough for 4 Fajita Size tortillas (cut into quarters - 16 pieces) so unless you have a bunch of people you can half the recipe and save the other 1/2 a can of crab for an omelet or frittata which is what I did.

Snacks: Coffee and I made a batch of Protein Ice Cream. Soooo good.

Shelly's Chocolate Almond Fudge Protein Ice Cream

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor I used SF Chocolate)
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Jello Pudding Mix, dry
a Tablespoon or so of Toasted Almonds, optional

Mix together milk, protein, pudding mix and syrup. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free or whiz it super fast in a blender. You want it fluffy. Pour into ice cream maker. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing.

You can eat it right away it is soft serve-ish (add optional almonds and mix in) but I like to put it in the freezer to set for an hour or so.

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More days in my pouch.

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