Tuesday, March 12, 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. My yesterday...

Breakfast: Celebrate ENS Strawberry Shake I love these. If you are newer post-op and searching for protein source (plus some added vits and other good stuff) show your medical posse these for the thumbs up. They come in 3 flavors (Chocolate Milk, Vanilla Cake Batter (my fav) and Strawberry) I love them as a shake in my blender bottle or you can add ice and whiz it in the blender and make it more frappe-ish or mix it in Greek Yogurt or turn it into these frozen yogurt cubes.

Lunch: The weather is warming up so I took a walk and ate lunch at the park. They have free WiFi at a lot of the parks in my town which I love. I can still work while getting some Vitamin D and fresh air. I packed my super cool bento box up with some yummy stuff and took off.

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Garbanzo and Green Bean Salad
Green Box (top right): a few Almonds and Pistachios
Purple Area (bottom left): Mandarin Orange Cup in Juice
Orange Box (bottom right): A hunk of a Double Chocolate Vanilla Crunch Pure Protein Bar

More bento box lunches

Dinner: I had to get back home by 5 PM for phone meeting, I didn't think it would be professional to have squawking ducks in the background. I made a pretty easy dinner. I usually serve these with spring salad greens but there was no Farmer's Market this past Saturday (twice a year Antique Car Show) so I'm running low on fresh veggies. I just ate it as is. I had two.

Shelly's Turkey Avocado Melted Roll-ups

Turkey Breast, slice
Cheese, slice (I used Munster)
Avocado, slices

Lay turkey on plate. Top with cheese and a couple of slices of avocado. Roll-up. Secure with toothpick if needed. Pan saute for a few minutes on each side till golden and cheese is gooey. Variations: sometimes I add a sliced green chili (Whole Mild Green Chilies in the can) instead or in addition to the avocado. Ham is great like this or Roast Beef too. Look for lower sodium cold cuts. Boar's Head brand is great.

Snacks: Too much coffee, a few samples at the Costco Buffet (a square of Irish cheese, a piece of pork jerky, a bite of lemon pepper tilapia) and I didn't eat my hunk of bar in my bento earlier so ate that while I watched Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (guilty pleasure.)

More days in my pouch

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LuLu Kellogg said...

These roll ups look delish! Going to give them a try!


choosinglosing said...

Love the idea of the rolls! I will need to try some variation of that!

pugsmom said...

What an amazing delicious menu for the day. I'm definitely going to try these choices. I love it when you include your serving sizes. I know it's different for everyone, but I love having a measuring stick. Love your blog so much. Thank you.

Chris said...

I love Japanese food... we've even got some tupperware boxes just like yours. :)

Kris Schweighardt said...

Shout out to you! I just finished reading Stranger Here by Jen Larsen, she recommends your blog as a good resource for weight loss surgery written by people who've had weight loss surgery!

gin4407 said...

Thank you for your blog! It has been part of my research and preparation for my new lifestyle.

Anne Gratton said...

you always make everything look so delicious!! :)