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: I filled my blender bottle shaker with a Celebrate Vitamins ENS Strawberry Shake and took off on a walk with 1/4 of a bag of on the stale side Grape Nuts (I use them in my Butterscotch Crunch Ricotta Pancakes) to feed the ducks.

Ducks like Grape Nuts.

Lunch: I had some leftover rotisserie chicken breast so I made a chicken salad and stuffed it into a half of an avocado. I put a half of piece of colby jack cheese on top and broiled it. Heaven. This would be great with crab salad or tuna salad (breadless tuna melt) too.

Shelly's Citrus Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado

2-3 Tablespoons of Greek Yogurt
squeeze of Lime
1 leftover Rotisserie Chicken Breast, chopped
1 stalk Celery, diced fine
1 Green Onion, diced fine
a few dashes of McCormick Perfect Pinch Salt Free Fiesta Citrus Seasoning
dash of Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
Ripe Avocados

Mix together till well combined. Look for that McCormick Perfect Pinch Seasoning in the spice aisle it's a great way to add a ton of flavor without adding calories. They have a few different blends too. Spoon into halves of avocado, pit removed, skin left on (salad is enough for 4-ish halves) Place on foil lined baking sheet.

Tip: I cut a little piece of the avocado skin off to help them sit flat. Place a 1/2 a slice of cheese on top.

 Place under the broiler about 4 minutes till bubbly.

Dinner: I recreated my Chinese New Year menu. Shelly's Chinese New Year Soup (Quick Version)

and Egg Foo Young Bites.

I love this dinner. I think it's one of my favorites.

Snacks: Lots of coffee and a bowl of Pistachio Protein Ice Cream

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Rae said...

The stuffed avocado looks delicious! I have never had it "cooked" before.

You say that you drink oodles of coffee....what do you put in it? I have been drinking a lot of coffee lately, but I'm concerned how much "extras" I put in it. I usually just have a few splenda and 2 tubs of creamer. The creamer adds up though. Do you measure what you put in it?

Thanks for a great blog!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Rae, I drink too much coffee. 4-6 cups a day with a splash of Vanilla Soymilk and a pump of SF Vanilla Torani.

Lionhearted said...

OMG! I love your blog. I am just beginning my journey to WLS and I think this is the perfect place to find recipes and ideas to help me along the way. Thank you!

Tamera said...

Thank you so much for posting "a Day". One of my biggest pitfalls post surgery is that I don't know what to eat! This gives me a template and keeps me on track. I also ordered Max Protein and can't wait to start it. thanks, Tamera

Chris said...

Your chicken and avocado looks totally yummy!

It's amazing how well you can eat when you're looking after your diet. In fact, I'd say you're eating better than most people with this kind of food! Certainly not any kind of "diet" I've heard of.

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Linda Davis said...

Love your blog it help me so murch, had my g-pass on 12/13/12,and went trough a not whating to eat, I get tried of eatting the same old food,now I get great idea from you
Linda D

Pansie Burns said...

I'm anxious to try the Chike and Frappe products. We can't get them locally in northern Maine.

~P. Burns~

Pansie Burns said...

I love your website and all your recipes. I am anxious to try the Chike and Frappe products. We can't get them locally here in Northern Maine.
~Pansie B.~

deegoodlife said...

I had a Vsg march 1 found out about your website from someone on you-tube
been recommending it to everyone....love recipes and information.

Thank you

Angela Cruz-Marquis said...

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Paula Slack said...

I so look forward to reading your blog and trying your recipes. And I love your sense of humor! Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us! Paula S. paulakk57@gmail.com

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Helen Dolby said...

Hi Shelly!!
I'm so excited to see this "raffle"... I would love to try the protein bars.... what a clever way you came up with to keep them from getting smooshed!

Everything in the package looks great... I hope I win... I never win anything. lol

I can be reached at helly.dolby@gmail.com

I love your blog. You're so creative. I bought an ice cream maker and the froth thingy... And after searching high and low for a place that sold MAXX protein powder in my area, I ended up ordering it from the company in Florida. I'm thinking the strawberry cheesecake will be my first try. I need to pick up some cream cheese and I think I'll be ready to experiment!

Thanks for keeping this blog... I love looking at it every day to see what new and 'egg'citing things you've come up with!

Peace & Love,

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Jill Taylor said...

Great site!!

Amy said...

I am one week post-op and can't wait to begin trying all of your wonderful recipes! Thank you sharing your passion for weight loss.

Amy edumomabc@yahoo.com

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Anonymous said...

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Beans said...

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