Friday, February 26, 2016

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. Today's healthy and delicious menu...

Breakfast: I made Ricotta Pancakes the other morning. The leftovers are great reheated (great to make on Sunday for a few easy breakfasts in a row) or cold like I ate for breakfast. The last 2 remaining pancakes got a smear of Almond Butter, wrapped in foil and went with me on my errands. I had a bunch of stuff to get done and this was my only free morning all week.

Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric Menus Food Ideas

A few mornings I had work related meetings and a few were Your Weight Matters National Convention related. If you haven't heard... Registration Opens March 7th and if you register those first few days you are entered into the "Inspiring Health" YWM2016 Registration Contest. This early registration contest gives you the chance to win the grand prize of a three-night stay at our beautiful host hotel, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, as long as you register from March 7-11. Individuals who register before Friday, March 11, will be automatically entered-in for a chance to win. Remember March 7th Registration opens. for all the info (the agenda will be released soon it's ahhhh-mazing) and to sign-up for e-alerts to hear all the news as it's released.

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More Eggface Breakfast Ideas

Lunch: Came home and made a little plate of cooked shrimp (love those Shrimp Cocktail trays they have at Costco), a few Cucumber "Crackers" and a Greek Yogurt Dill Dip (plain Greek yogurt, chopped fresh dill, a squeeze of lemon, salt & pepper) to dip everything in.

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Dinner: The weather has been amazing... ummm if it was June... 80's!? in February... now don't get me wrong it's beautiful and I am not complaining... much... but a little winter or even spring would be nice. We maybe had 10 rainy days. The El Nino was an El No-Show. They keep saying it's not over. We'll see. I'm not holding my breath. I started pulling weeds because the little bit of rain we did get is making them grow like umm weeds. I can never garden without injury. Last time I was hit in the head with a pomegranate (those suckers hurt, drive by fruiting.) My arm courtesy of a rose bush. It better make some pretty flowers after this.

Well so the positive of this weather was I made up a bento picnic dinner... leftover grilled chicken, tomato salad, bean salad from the deli, ate outside and watched the sunset... nursing my wound.

Weight Loss Surgery WLS Menu Menu Food

Pink Box (top left): Sliced Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella sprinkle of salt & pepper
Green Box (top right): Greek Yogurt Pesto Dip (plain Greek Yogurt and a dollop of store bought Pesto Sauce)
Blue Box (bottom left): Grilled Leftover Chicken and Bean Salad (just got a couple of scoops at the deli)
Orange Box (bottom right): Pecan S'mores Quest Bar Protein "Cookies" (recipe)

More Bento Box lunches, FAQ's and an Online Source for them
My Bento Pinterest Page (Tons of Lunch Ideas)

Snacks: Too much coffee as usual including a Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte when I was running errands and as I write this I am eating a few Blue Diamond Dark Chocolate Almonds. So check this out you know those gift card tins that have a little insert to put your card. After you use your card, remove the insert and they are great putting almonds or Quest Bar Cookies in for an emergency purse snack when traveling.

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More Healthy Travel Snacks
More Days in my Pouch

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Dawn said...

Your meals always look great, and appeal to my need to have variety. But my meals...don't translate into that. I guess I'm just lazy or uninspired. A little of both I think. Plus, I find that many foods, like prepared salads, are difficult to count calories for, so I tend to just get lazy and not bother with them. I find I get into a rut of eating the same things all the time. Mainly because it's easy and fast. But I know that's a recipe for the weight coming back. *Sigh* Sorry, just venting. Your meals do always look great, though!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Dawn. Yes prepared salads are harder when enter your data for sure... sometimes if you ask at the deli counter they have the #'s so if it's something you often get that's great... or at least the ingredients list so you can guesstimate as close as you can.

Same things aren't bad... I do chicken salads a lot but a few spice and veggie changes and it's pimento, curry, Italian, wasabi, Greek, Mexican, dill chicken salad, etc.

nickole crane said...

Thank you so much for posting all of these! I had Gastric Sleeve in Feb 2015 and am having a revision to a duadenal switch in June of 2016. Your blog was highly suggested by my nutritionist, and I can see that it is going to come in handy.