Friday, June 27, 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: I saw an advertisement for IHOP's new Blueberry Cannoli Pancakes, pancakes topped with blueberry compote and sweetened ricotta cream. I just had to make a healthier version. I made a batch of my protein packed ricotta pancakes. I nuked a 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries with a Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Torani for about 2 minutes. I spooned a little of the blueberry mixture on each pancake and topped it with my version of ricotta cream. Sooo good.

Healthy Breakfast Hack

Shelly's Sweetened Ricotta Cream

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Orange Marmalade
dash of Cinnamon

Mix till well blended makes enough to top 8 pancakes. This is also AWESOME as a dip for sliced apples or strawberries or just eaten on it's own.

Sunday Meal Prep

Remember leftover Ricotta Pancakes are great reheated (in pan or microwave) or cold with almond butter smeared on them, or a delicious dessert.

More Eggface Pancakes

Lunch: For those of you that don't know I work from home mostly (a good & bad thing) as long as I have a laptop and wifi I can create my "office." Yesterday for most of the day my office was the patio. I fill up my bento box and unless the cat distracts me I get some work done, soak in Vitamin D and enjoy a nice lunch.

WLS Weight Loss Healthy Lunchbox Lunches

Negative to working from home is I find myself not being able to turn work off. It's not uncommon for me to look up and it be 11 PM and I'm still working on something. It does save money on business outfits (as I sit typing this in sweats and holey ones at that.)

I highly recommend going outdoors for lunch even if you do work in an real office, just find a patch of grass and plop a throw down.

Low Carb Protein Health Fitness

Pink Box (top left): Tomatoes (from 1 of my 3 plants) and fresh Mozzarella (sprinkle S&P and oregano)
Green Box (top right): Mango Chunks
Blue Box (bottom left): Hardboiled Egg (sprinkle S&P and Bagel Spice)
Orange Box (bottom right):  Shelly's Homemade Protein Square (cross between a bar & oatmeal cookie)

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

By the way the cat did try and distract me...

Dinner: My "I don't want to cook or clean-up but I still want to eat something hot and delicious" go-to Fish Foil Packet Dinner. Sliced up some zucchini and green onion (1 small per packet) placed it on a piece of foil. Add a piece of any fish you like (I used Tilapia.) Sprinkle with salt, pepper, sprinkle of any seasoning you like (Greek, Italian, Lemon Pepper, whatever), drizzle of olive oil (optional.) Wrap everything in foil tightly. Toss on a covered BBQ for 20 (defrosted) - 25 (frozen) minutes and depending on the thickness of the fish. 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.

Camping Meals Health Fitness Clean Eating Menu Bariatric Surgery Recipes

More Foil Packet Dinners 

Snacks: Too much coffee, the Protein Square from my bento box and a Pineapple Cottage Cheese Double.

Breakstone Breakfast On the Go Healthy Weight Loss Menus

More Protein Packed Snacks
More Days in my pouch.

If you haven't added your name to the hat for the Current Eggface Giveaway be sure to do that, it ends Sunday and check out the big news from the OAC.

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Pamela Ferri said...

I am not so great in the kitchen, but when I read your recipes I feel like I should immediately start to cook. Thanks

Michelle "Shelly" said...

What a fabulous compliment! Thank you. I hope you enjoy anything you try!

Lady Lap Band said...

Thank you for posting this! I've been banded for 5yrs and still struggle with what to eat sometimes.


Anonymous said...

Does the foil pouch work in the oven too, with the same 20 min cool time?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

If you do it in the oven... 20-25 at 400 should be fine.