Saturday, October 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: This tasted exactly like a Blueberry Muffin.

Shelly's Blueberry Muffin Protein Shake

1 packet of Celebrate Vitamins Vanilla Cake Batter ENS
8 oz. Milk (any will do, I do Soy)
1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
a dash of Cinnamon
a few ice cubes

Whiz on high in a blender. I topped it with No Sugar Added Homemade Vanilla Whipped Cream.

Lunch: I made a batch of  my Garbanzo and Green Bean Salad. I love salads like this because they get even better the next day when all the ingredients get a chance to love on each other. This one is one of my favorites.

I've had the most hideous neck and shoulder pain this week. I'm blaming the beds at the ObesityHelp Conference. They were rock hard. I thought maybe sitting in the sun would help work it out so I packed up my bento box and walked over to the park to sit in the sun for a half hour. It helped a bit. I miss Motrin 800. Tylenol just doesn't cut it.

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Garbanzo and Green Bean Salad
Green Box (top right):
Herby Yogurt Dip (Greek Yogurt, Oregano, Mint, Salt & Pepper to taste)
Blue Box (bottom left):
Bell Pepper Slices
Orange Box (bottom right):
Cucumber Slices "My crackers"

More Bento Box Lunches and FAQ's about Bentos  

Dinner: I tossed a fish foil packet on the BBQ. Tilapia, Zucchini, a handful of frozen Spinach, a Green Onion, sprinkle of Italian Seasoning, drizzle of Olive Oil. Wrap everything in foil tightly. Toss on a covered BBQ for 20 (defrosted) - 25 (frozen) minutes and depending on the thickness of the filet. Don't open the lid. Trust me it will come out perfect every time.

 More Foil Packet Dinners

Snacks: A sample of Smoked Gouda at Costco, I was there pricing a new printer. Mine decided to completely die yesterday. The scanner died a month or so ago and now the whole thing went kaput. Always something. Oh and I had a 1/2 of a Quest Protein Bar Double Chocolate Chunk (the latest flavor) while watching DVR'd Grey's Anatomy last night. Quest was supposed to be at the ObesityHelp Conference but they didn't have a booth. I was disappointed I was looking forward to scoring some samples. These new ones are yummy... very brownie like. Definitely gives you a chocolate fix when needed. I want them to make a Pumpkin Bar.

More Days in my pouch.

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CTGirl74 said...

I am pre-op and your website has taken away the fear that I'll never eat anything tasty again. Thanks!

Pam S said...

I would love to be the winner of your most recent give away. I bought Celebrate Multi-Vitamins last month and feels so much better then taking the Flintstones that I was first told about. I love your blog and hope to try many of your recipes too. RNY May 7th 2013, I am down 97 lbs.

Pam Stemmerman