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. Yesterday's healthy and delicious menu...
Breakfast: This weekend about the only thing I accomplished with a gnarly 2 day migraine and a sore finger (trapped it in a door) was baking a batch of these Mini Apple Breakfast Loaves. I've been having them for breakfast this week, I froze a few and will defrost them for an easy breakfast next week and I sent one over to my neighbor with a tin of Caramel Apple Tea as a Happy Fall treat.
Shelly's Mini Apple Breakfast Loaf
1/2 cup Spelt Flour
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/2 cup Oatmeal, dry
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup "Stuff" (Chopped Walnuts or Raisins or Cranberries or a Combo)
2 cups Apple, peeled and chopped (I used 2 Honeycrisps)
1/2 cup Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup
2 Eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (2% plain or flavored, whatever)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all wet ingredients together and combine with dry ingredients.
Divide equally among 8 mini loaf pans that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake for 25 minutes or till knife inserted comes out clean. The house smells amazing as they are baking... very Fall. These are dense loaves so 1/2 is plenty for breakfast with a smear of almond butter or sugar free jam or my favorite with a dollop of ricotta cheese smeared on top and a drizzle of SF maple syrup.
Lunch: I had to run some errands and I took my Mum to lunch at a local burger joint called Burger Lounge. It's the organic, grass fed yummy kind of burger place. I had mine wrapped in lettuce (no bun) with cheese, grilled onions and wild mushrooms. Yum...
FYI: Most burger places will wrap your burger in lettuce on request... all the fast food places, 5 Guys (sort of puts it on a pile of lettuce), In & Out (calls it protein-style.) I don't eat them often probably every 2 months or so but it's nice they will accommodate. Grab a knife and fork or prepare to get messy.
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Dinner: Costco sells this Basil Tilapia I love: Highliner Sea Cuisine Basil & Pesto Tilapia. You just toss it frozen on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or so.
I chopped up some squash I bought at the Farmer's Market, drizzled it with a little olive oil, dash of Kosher salt and pepper and roasted it at the same time & 425 temp the fish cooked. When it was done I sprinkled it with a little Parmesan. Delicious, quick and easy.
Snacks: Coffee and when I came home from errands I made a protein shake.
Shelly's Cherry Cookie Protein Shake
1 cup Milk (I used a combo of Almond and Soy)
1 scoop Double Stuffed Cookie Protein Powder
1/4 cup Frozen Cherries
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Black Cherry (or Raspberry) Torani Syrup
a few cubes of Ice
Whiz on high in blender. I topped it with No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream and a few nonpareils.
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