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 with an early nod to St. Patrick's Day.
Breakfast: Ricotta Pancakes are a go-to breakfast at my house. I love these things... especially because it makes the next day's breakfast so easy. I love the leftover pancakes, cold (surprisingly delicious) smeared with a little almond butter. This Pistachio version is a favorite...
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Lunch: It has been unseasonably warm here and this was perfect: Avocado Dip (I add cottage cheese but you would never know) which is basically my way of getting in a little protein with my guacamole and this time I added a little bacon for a touch of Irish. It takes guacamole to a whole new level. It would be a great healthy snack for a March Madness party. Make a double batch because it'll disappear.
Shelly's Irish Avocado Dip
1/2 ripe Avocado
1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
2 Tablespoons Bacon, crumbled bits
a few twists of Black Pepper
Salt to taste
1/4 cup Pico de Gallo or Fresh Salsa (refrigerated kind)
Whiz in a mini food processor everything except the pico de gallo. Mix that in. Top with a sprinkle more bacon. I served it with cucumber crackers. This makes plenty for 2-3 people snacks or less if you are eating it like lunch. Would also be great with cooked shrimp as dippers.
Cook's Note: You could use crumbled leftover cooked bacon I just used 2 Tablespoons of real bacon bits (Hormel or Oscar Mayer makes them, find them in the salad dressing aisle.)
Dinner: Can't have St. Patty's Day without a little corned beef and cabbage. I found the leanest and smallest. I really didn't want a ton of leftovers but if you have a bunch be sure to check out my St. Patrick's Day recipes for tasty ways to use them.
That's a little Horseradish Greek Yogurt Dip on the side just mix a dollop of fresh horseradish in plain Greek yogurt, as much or as little as your nasal passages can handle... it's pretty powerful stuff fresh horseradish... I like to feel the burn.
Snacks: As usual Coffee and I made another one of those Lucky Leprechaun Protein Shakes I posted the other day... soooo good seriously it tastes like Pistachio Ice Cream
Oh and I took a baggie of my Chai Protein Granola with me on my errands. I wanted to mail the latest Giveaway winner's prize right away. I see people in the checkout line at the store grab a Snickers bar or bag of chips, those on-the-fly calories add up... this is one way I save myself from going there.
Speaking of prizes... I think today I might have some fun on Instagram. Keep your eyes out if you follow me over there.
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