Saturday, March 8, 2014

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. Yesterday's menu...

Breakfast: I finally emerged from a 2 day migraine. I haven't had one of those in awhile hope it doesn't happen again anytime soon. I didn't really feel like food yet so I made myself a Protein Shake. This was delicious. I used a packet of Celebrate Vitamins ENS Vanilla Cake Batter. I figured the extra boost of vitamins was a good idea. Each shake contains a high potency multivitamin, 500 mg of calcium citrate, 4 g of fiber, and 25 g of whey isolate protein in each serving.

Shelly's Coconut Cream Pie Protein Shake

8 oz. Milk or Water (I used Soy Milk)
1 single serve packet Celebrate Vitamin's ENS - Multivitamin, Calcium, & Protein Shake in Vanilla Cake Batter flavor
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Coconut Torani Syrup
a few cubes of Ice

Blend on high. Top with No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream and a sprinkle of toasted Unsweetened Coconut.

Lunch: Nothing like a little fresh air and sunshine to cure what ails you. I filled my bento box and took my work outside.

Pink Box (top left): Sliced Cucumbers (my crackers) and Green Pepper Strips
Green Box (top right): Shelly's Pesto Parmesan Greek Yogurt Dip
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Cheesy Green Onion and Herb Egg Bites and Irish Dubliner Cheese
Orange Box (bottom right): a piece of Premier Nutrition Chocolate Mint Protein Bar

Shelly's Pesto Parmesan Greek Yogurt Dip

3 oz. Greek Yogurt, plain
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 Tablespoon Pesto Sauce (storebought or homemade)
dash of Salt

Mix well. Great for dipping veggies, meats, as a salad dressing. 

Shelly's Cheesy Green Onion and Herb Egg Bites

5 Eggs, beaten
6 Green Onions, diced fine
2 Tablespoons Bacon Bits (or Crumbled Bacon)
1/2 cup Swiss Cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon Chives
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
dash of Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (non-stick cooking spray works great for this) mini muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Let them cool a few moments they pull away and pop right out. Makes 24. Great for lunch or dinner with a salad, soup or veggie side or as party hors d'oeuvres.

More Eggface Bites (aka Mini Crustless Quiches)

More Bento Box lunches, FAQ's and an Online Source for them

My Bento Pinterest Page

Dinner: Sometimes I just don't feel like traditional dinner foods so we have what we call "Tidbit Parties." I come up with a few high protein appetizer type foods or cold cut rollups, cheese, veggies and dip things like that and weather permitting we sit outside on the patio. Tonight I made a platter with Shrimp Cocktail (Costco) and I whipped up a few Mini Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Peppers.

Shelly's Mini Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

8 Mini Peppers
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Cooked Sausage, crumbled (I used this)
1 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 cup Parmesan (divided use)
a few Red Pepper Flakes
dash of Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Slice peppers in half, remove seeds and stalks. Rinse and dry. Mix all filling ingredients together except 2 Tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese.

Fill each pepper half with cheese and sausage mixture. Place on a non-stick baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until peppers are soft and filling is lightly browned.

Snacks: More coffee than I probably should drink, a few strawberries and another piece of that Dubliner cheese. 

More Days in my pouch.

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Rachel P. said...

How do you deal with making sure your food doesn't go bad? I can see how often you go through cucumbers so that makes sense, but shrimp comes in big packages, the egg bites make 24 and you only eat 2 or 3 at a time, and you always seem to have a variety of veggies. I often eat the same meal 2-3x a day plus more the next day. How often do you shop?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I get my veggies at my Farmer's market on Saturdays and it's easy to buy just 1 or 2 of something. If I get a good deal on something I might roast it and toss it in the fridge or freezer for a casserole or a soup later in the week. Salad bars are great too you can get a few of this and a few of that instead of tons. Egg Bites last 3 days in the fridge or can be frozen and defrosted for a later date. I always plan meals and what I'm going to do with leftovers so rarely is there too much waste. Bites are great for that... using up the veggie bin bits and bobs.

jae said...

Do you try to stay under a certain amount of carbs?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I do... I aim for 50% protein, 25% fats 25% carbs

Lori S said...

Thanks for all you do for WLS community.

Lametria Smith said... is this were i leave my email for the giveaway?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

No, on the giveaway post.

jae said...


Zandra Kingsbury said...

Have followed you for a long time and would love to win these gifts! Thanks again for all you do to help people!!