Friday, April 18, 2014

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: PB&J Oatmeal. Mixed in Strawberry Sugar Free Torani Syrup and Chike PB Powdered Peanut Butter (1 Tablespoon of each) and topped it with a teaspoon of SF Strawberry Jam (Reminded me of those Oatmeal Swirlers from the 80's, remember those?) This tasted just like a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.

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Need some more protein add a few Tablespoons of protein powder and mix it in. Mmm Chike Strawberry Burst or Celebrate Strawberry ENS would be great mixed in or if you normally do a splash of milk in your oats instead of milk use a Premier Protein Strawberry and Cream Ready-to-drink Protein Shakes.

Made too much oatmeal? Make these Frozen Oatmeal Discs.

Lunch: Leftovers. Had a few things that needed using up so I filled my bento box with a mish mash of stuff and made a Greek yogurt dip (because I dip everything.) All was super tasty and packed with protein.

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Pink Box (top left): Grilled Chicken (I always toss extra on the grill for lunches)
Green Box (top right): Green Onion Parmesan Greek Yogurt Dip
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Quinoa Burger
Orange Box (bottom right): Tomatoes with a sprinkle of oregano, S&P.

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

Dinner:  I went to the Fallbrook Avocado Festival this weekend (it's tradition) and bought a few avocados that finally were perfect for guacamole making. Shrimp are way better than chips for dipping...

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Snacks: Lots of coffee and Apple Nachos, my snack as I watched American Idol results. A great dessert but I have even had it for breakfast on occasion. Sliced Apple (I love Honeycrisp, Pink Lady or Fuji) with a variety of toppings. Totally kid friendly too. They can assemble their own "Nacho" masterpiece.

After School Snacks Kid Friendly Dessert Sugar Free

Greek Yogurt sweetened with Sugar Free Syrup (any flavor)
Chopped up Protein Bar
Toasted Unsweetened Coconut
Unsweetened Cocoa
Powdered Peanut Butter

Looking back at the day I realized I ate two meals that traditionally would be laden with chips: guacamole & chips and nachos and not a chip was eaten. Didn't miss them either.

More Days in my pouch.

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April Cubic said...

You are a genius! You always make me feel like I can easily do this, honestly I am not sure I would make it through without your tips and tricks and recipes. Thank you so much for sharing your journey!

Leslie said...

Wow, I love this post :) The oatmeal looks great, and I am not a big oatmeal person. I had to look up the Bento box. That looks really cool too. I think I am going to have to try the nachos-those looks really god as well.