Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: 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: A planned power outage in my area forced me out of the house. 90% of my business requires me to be online so I really couldn't be off the grid for the whole day. The plan was to hang at Starbucks for a few hours and when I couldn't justify loitering anymore I'd run some errands. I took a walk at the park first thing before it got hot then it was off to Bux. Breakfast was a Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte and 2 of these leftover Pancake Bites tossed in a Ziploc baggie.

Shelly's Pancake Bites

1/2 cup Multigrain Pancake Mix, dry
1/3 cup Soy Milk (any milk would do)
1/4 cup Torani Sugar Free Caramel Syrup
1/3 cup Cooked Sausage Crumbles*

Mix pancake mix, milk, syrup together till thoroughly combined. Pour batter into a non stick 12 cup mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Fill about 3/4 way up. Top each muffin with a few sausage crumbles (*or crumbled cooked bacon, fresh berries, cooked apple, or diced peaches or a combo)

Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until golden. Serve with SF Maple syrup for dipping. They reheat great but are tasty cold too.

More Eggface Pancakes

Spotted some baby ducks at the park. Awww...

Lunch: Stopped at Costco for some more of that Tilapia I've been using in my fish packets and picked up some cooked shrimp. When I got home nothing was blinking (clocks, stove) so basically the electric company never shut the power off like they said they would and I could have been home all day. Grrr. I filled up my bento box with yummy stuff and and sat outside on the patio bitching about them... remember when they fried my computer, speakers, power strip a few months ago. Well... since then I found a few more things that incident had fried... a DVD/TV I used for my exercise video watching in the garage, a fan and my garage door opener.  So they are not my favorite people.

Pink Box (top left): Cooked Shrimp w/ Lemon
Green Box (top right): Fresh Raspberries
Blue Box (bottom left): Caprese Salad Skewers (Basil, Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Oregano, Salt & Pepper)
Orange Box (bottom right): Onion & Chive Crunchamame Freeze Dried Edamame and in the little blue container: Cocktail Sauce

More Eggface Bento Box Lunches

Dinner: Sliced up some zucchini placed it on a piece of foil. Add a piece of any fish you like (I used Tilapia.) Sprinkle with salt, pepper, oregano, add 1/4 cup store-bought Bruschetta Sauce (found near fresh pasta usually.) Wrap everything in foil tightly.

Toss on a covered BBQ for 20 (defrosted) - 25 (frozen) minutes and depending on the thickness of the fillet. Don't open the lid. Trust me it will come out perfect every time and best of all. Eat it directly from the packet and there is zero clean-up. OK maybe a fork.


More Foil Packet Dinners

Snacks: Coffee, my edamame pictured above was one and while I was at Costco I sampled a hunk of Guy Fieri's Brazilian BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken (yummy, the chicken and Guy.)

More days in my pouch.


Tamzin said...

side note....have you seen the torani BACON syrup?!

Maple-Bacon pancakes.... maybe?! :)

Anonymous said...

Is the Costco Tilapia frozen? I think I have bought that before but will again to try this. What a great idea-Thanks!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I have... wish they had a Sugar Free version :) Would be fun to mess with salad dressings, marinades.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Amy, Yes in the frozen case. It takes about 10 minutes to defrost in water, individually wrapped filets.

Lauren G said...

I am trying those pancake bites soon. I have been dying for pancakes. I wholeheartedly agree with you on those yummies! :)

Karen said...

Thank you so much for your blog. I am having my surgery in September and I am already trying your recipes, the ice creams, and shakes. Thank you for taking away some of the fear....

Cathy Schafer said...

Thank you so much for your blog. I am 3 weeks post op and am tired of the same shake every day and don't know what the hell to eat or not besides what the nutritionist is telling me I'm allowed have just been upped to phase 4 and need to get ready to go back to work and figure out what to eat for lunch besides the same old boring banana chocolate protein shake. Also is there any way to track the protein intake on recipes?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Cathy, Best wishes to you in your weight loss!! Sparkpeople or fitday have recipe calculators. You can type in your ingredients (brands vary and make a big difference in #'s) and then divide the totals by the portions you get from the recipe.

nancy w said...

Can you bake the foil wrapped dishes?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Nancy, Yes... put them in a hot oven 400ish same amount of time.