Saturday, August 31, 2013

Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts to show what a typical daily menu looks like in my post weight loss surgery world.

Breakfast: Farmer's Market. I had leftover Egg Foo Young Bites in the fridge and tossed a couple in the toaster oven to heat up before I took off to the market and my Saturday AM errands.

I got a slow start this morning. This heatwave is taking its toll on me. I'm about done with it. Yesterday I Googled internships in Antarctica... "Must have a thorough understanding of the mating habits of penguins"

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More Eggface Bites (aka Mini Crustless Quiche)

I love my Farmer's Market.

Farmer's Southern California Day Trips

Lunch: I got home and made a little lunch. Persian Cucumbers from the market with a Herby Greek Yogurt Dip (To taste Oregano, Mint, 4 oz. Greek Yogurt, Salt & Pepper), some Rosemary Marcona Almonds and a Caprese Salad (Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella, Salt, Pepper & Oregano which inspired me for dinner) I ate on the patio while I prepped and grilled a ton of zucchini, mushrooms, and chicken breasts for dinner and meals this week.

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My BBQ handiwork. Grilled zucchini.

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I grilled some Chicken breasts (pounded, swipe of Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper) for meals for the next few days (chopped on salads, bento lunches, etc.) I thought this piece looked like Long Island (where I was born and raised) I had to snap a pic...


I grilled a bunch of mushrooms too but forgot to take a picture.

Dinner: This was delicious. You must make this! I had leftover Caprese Salad and this is the delicious dinner it turned into. Shelly's Caprese Chicken: Place a leaf of fresh Basil, a couple of sliced Tomatoes and a slice of fresh Mozzarella on a Grilled Chicken Breast. Broil till cheese is gooey and melty. I served it with some of the grilled Zucchini.

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More Eggface Healthy Italian Recipes

Snacks: While I was cooking the zucchini I could help but taste test a slice and I have one of these waiting for me to eat when I'm done writing this blog entry. The peaches were perfect at the market this week...

Southern California Day Trips Healthy Food
 
Sugar Free Healthy Dessert Recipe


Shelly's No Sugar Added Peach Crumb

2 Fresh Peaches, peeled and sliced

Topping
1/3 cup Almond Meal (store bought or make your own with a coffee grinder & almonds)
1/3 cup Oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon Cold Butter

Peel and slice peaches and place an equal amount in each of the 4-4 oz. ramekins. Set aside. Cook's Note: Almond Meal is just ground almonds (skin on) you can also use Almond Flour which is ground almonds (skins off) make your own or storebought. Mix topping ingredients together till clumps form.


Sprinkle clumps of the topping equally over each ramekin of fruit. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden.


You can eat them warm but I prefer them chilled with a squirt of No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream or a scoop of Protein Ice Cream. This time I'm just drizzling one with a teaspoon of Sugar Free Caramel Sauce (Smuckers)

More Eggface Healthy Desserts
More days in my pouch

It was a delicious day. Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend!

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6 comments:

Honib1 said...

Love love love your blog.. I am doing Take Shape For Life a medifast based program.. While I did not have bariatric surgery... I find your blog loaded with great ideas... I get one lean and green meal a day.. So your recipes are so helpful.. There r things I can not incorporate yet but when I go on transition I plan on it... I started my journey in July and have list about 26.6 pounds so far.. I still have another 50 or so pounds to go and I love finding successful people with great ideas to help me along the way...much congratulations on your beautiful success..I look forward to the same hopefully...I will be following your blog as I go along... My blog is honiiscreating.blogspot.com..I am recording my journey along the way.. Please feel free to visit if you have time...

Lexi said...

Reading the post makes me hungry! I'm a huge fan of the farmers market too and the grilled zucchini is a great idea this time of year. Thank you for sharing such a great blog and keeping us all inspired.

Diva Taunia said...

I'm sitting here reading this entry and salivating....everything look so yummy and I am most definitely going to try the chicken caprese!

BTW - I hear you with the heat wave. If it gets unbearable, drive about an hour north and come for a swim in my pool! :)

Anonymous said...

You are full off good ideas! I think I need to have a "grill-a-thon", it would make quick lunches and dinners during the week so easy.

Silvia said...

I have been following you for about 3 1/2 yrs I just had my 3 year surgeaversary and im so of track I have ganed 10 Lbs since march im throwing up at least 1 0r 2 times daily I know what I need to do but my old habbits are coming back can you please help me get back on track, I have a grastric sleeve my sur was August 31 2010 ive had a lot going on in the last 2 years still im just so mad at my self. sdoughe738@hotmail.com Silvia xx

Shelia Russell said...

Love this blog - it was recently recommended by a friend at work. As I'm having surgery next week - I can tell this site is going to be a life saver for me.