Thursday, October 30, 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. Here's what I ate yesterday...

Breakfast: I made a batch of my Chai Donuts as mini muffins. I wanted jazz up the tops because most of them were taken to my Mum's doctor's office. I talked a bit too much about the blog and ended up somehow agreeing to bring a batch of muffins to her next appointment. I stole 2 for breakfast and the rest I boxed up for others the office staff try. They devoured them. I think they came out cute. Toppings: sliced almonds, pecans, red walnuts, sugar free chocolate chips (Walmart) because I have them (though I use 3 chips per muffin, doubt many would RNYers would dump on that even if you use the real deal) and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) which are my favorite.

I also had a protein shake. Mmmm Iced Coffee meets Almond Joy.

Shelly's Almond Coconut Mocha Protein Shake 

8 oz. Milk (I used Almond & Coconut Blend Milk, any will do)
1 scoop Chike Mocha High Protein Iced Coffee
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Coconut)
a few cubes of ice

Whiz on high in a blender. Top with No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream, a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa and toasted coconut.

More Eggface Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Lunch: It was a gorgeous day we are finally getting temps that are more Fall like and the breeze has a little chill. I took my work outside and my bento box lunch. This has all the components and flavors of an Everything Bagel with Lox (a pre-op favorite, sadly I often ate 2 at a sitting) but way healthier. 

Pink Box (top left): Smoked Salmon
Green Box (top right): Greek Yogurt (with a sprinkle S&P and Bagel Spice)
Blue Box (bottom left): Cucumber Slices (my crackers)
Orange Box (bottom right): 
Mango Chunks

More Bento Box lunches, FAQ's and here's an Online Source for them (looks like they are on sale right now too FYI)
My Bento Box Pinterest Page

Dinner: I bought the coolest looking yellow and green speckled zucchini this weekend at the Leucadia Farmers' Market. I stopped there before heading to the Day of the Dead Festival. Besides my Farmers' Market it's one of my favorites in San Diego. Well and it's really close to the beach so I stopped at my special spot too. I snap a picture every time I go. I even turned one picture into my mouse pad.

My mouse pad:

I sliced it up with some onion, sprinkled everything with Greek seasoning, a drizzle of olive oil, wrapped it in foil and tossed it in the oven at 400 for 25 minutes. When it was done I sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top. I served it with one of those Melted Turkey Cold Cut Roll Ups I make (turkey, green chili, cheese.)

Zucchini cooked this way was one of my very first vegetables I ate post weight loss surgery. It was a nice change from all the sweetness of protein shakes and cold of cottage cheese and yogurts.

More Eggface Foil Packet Dinners

Snacks: Too much coffee and a couple of pieces of Krave Basil Citrus Turkey Jerky.

More Days in my Pouch

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Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly! Love this blog so much! It has been beyond helpful to me as I go through this new journey in my life. I made those delicious Chai Donuts the other day and they were a HUGE hit, especially with my hubby. They were all gone in two days. I just made a brand new batch, but since I ran out of bananas, I substituted pureed apple and pear for the banana. I used my mini muffin pan to bake them and they came out amazing!! Ever since I found your blog, I'm definitely having a lot of fun trying new recipes and also coming up with some new ones of my own. Thank you again!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Ooooh I will try apple next time. Yum!! I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes and it is inspiring you to come up with some too!! Thanks for the apple tip!

Savanna said...

The Chai donuts sound great! I am going to refr back to that protein shake! I'm about to start my 2 week prep, do you recommend the chike brand?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Savanna, Chike High Protein Iced Coffee is excellent but it does contain caffeine and generally Dr want you to abstain for a bit before & after from caffeine so I'd recommend Labrada Lean Body (low in carbs, no artificial sweeteners, high protein) or Celebrate ENS is great too especially after WLS contain vitamins too.

Best wishes on your surgery!!