Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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. 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.

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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.

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Divide equally among 8 mini loaf pans that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

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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.

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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...

Healthier Fast Food Options

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.

Strategies for Eating Out Post Weight Loss Surgery
Healthy Travel Tips

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.

Seafood Fish Convenient Healthy Frozen Food

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.

Farmers Market

Snacks: Coffee and when I came home from errands I made a protein shake.

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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.

More Eggface Protein Shakes and Smoothies
More Days in my Pouch

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Kendi said...

I don't have the spelt and coconut flours on hand right now and am not sure I want to go out and buy them, do you think regular or wheat flour would work for this recipe or maybe the pancake mix you use in other recipes or some combination?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Coconut flour acts very differently then other flours... it soaks liquid. So while I think it would work it would need some modifying... probably more flour, and definitely the times of cooking. I think if you aren't worried about the carb/protein factor of the flour... I'd google another recipe apple bread and go with that ;)

dude ofthedogs said...

How about a spelt substitute? I can't find spelt but I have coconut flour.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Regular or wheat... though I choose spelt for protein, carb stats and flavor.

dude ofthedogs said...

Ahhh ok I see. I'll do reg flour this time and search for spelt for the second time. I thought it was pretty common. Thanks!

dude ofthedogs said...

I found spelt and made this yesterday. I topped it with plain Greek yogurt that I put some sweetener in-YUMMY!!!!!!!!

dude ofthedogs said...

Shelly's Mini Apple Breakfast Loaf with home made cranberry sauce made with truvia baking blend and sweetened plain Greek yogurt- OH YEAHHH!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Sounds delicious!