Saturday, June 4, 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. Yesterday's healthy and delicious menu...

Breakfast: First triple digit temperatures of the year. It reached 100 here and it'll be around the same temps again today. I am not ready for summer. Yesterday was National Donut Day so I had to celebrate... so despite the temperatures the oven went on. I planned to make my regular mini protein donut recipes but discovered I was out of one of the key ingredients. Grrr. Baking is a pretty exact science. If you mess with a recipe too much... it'll fail (though I always learn a little something from my fails.) I fully expected this cooking experiment to be perhaps edible but not blog worthy... but hello, yum! These are so worthy of sharing. I hope if you give them a try you enjoy them as much as I surprisingly did.

Protein Powder Sugar Free Healthy Dessert Recipes

Shelly's Mini Peanut Butter Protein Donuts

1/2 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal) (Trader Joe's, health food stores, online or make your own)
1/2 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Powdered Peanut Butter (like Chike PB)
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1/4 cup Water
Super Groovy Mini Donut Pan

Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients till well combined. Spray Mini Donut Pans with nonstick spray. Fill 3/4 full (dough is sort of mashed potato consistency.)

Doughnuts Protein Powder Recipes SF Sugar Free Weight Loss Surgery

Bake 12 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Makes 16.

Weight Loss Surgery Desserts Sugar Free Protein Powder Cooking

Optional: Melt Sugar Free Chocolate (30 seconds or so in the microwave) and dip cooled donuts into melted chocolate and sprinkle with few nonpareils (or other toppings.)

Weight Loss Surgery Desserts Sugar Free Protein Powder Cooking

Place in fridge to set especially if you are in a warm place like me because triple digit temperature and chocolate do not mix.

More Eggface Grab & Go Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Lunch: I sampled Good Culture Cottage Cheese at the Expo West event I went to a few months back. They have some neat flavors Strawberry Chia, Blueberry, Acai and Chia, but I was especially jazzed about their 2 savory flavors Sun Dried Tomato (perfect for recipes, thinking my Cottage Stuffed Peppers) and the Kalamata Olive which I think is my favorite. I found a couple of the flavors locally at Sprouts, looks like they are at Whole Foods too, they have a product locator on their web site.

Healthy Lunch Protein Weight Loss Diet Menu Recipes

For lunch, I spread the Kalamata Olive one on cucumber slices (aka my "crackers") it's a great protein packed snack or lunch... and cucumbers are full of water and hydrating, in the summer heat.

More Healthy Lunch Recipes & Ideas

Dinner: I am so happy to report Trader Joe's has brought back their Chicken Asada (aka Chicken Fajitas) The packaging is different, the name has changed and now it's sliced for you, instead of coming in 2 half breast portions which is GREAT considering that's what I have always done to it. Woot, woot, for one less step when I am hot and tired.

Cooked Quick Easy Meal Dinner Healthy Protein Low Carb

If you have a TJ's near you. Get this. It's in the refrigerated section, near salads. It's delicious. 4 minutes in the microwave (it's precooked). Sometimes I add a can of drained cannelini beans and saute till the beans are warmed through. Tonight we just ate it as is with sliced avocado. Leftovers, if you have any, are great turned into Egg Bites (crustless quiches) with some cheese and veggies mixed in or on top of a salad.

Cooked Quick Easy Meal Dinner Healthy Protein Low Carb

Snacks: My standard line is too much coffee but surprisingly not a whole lot of coffee was consumed, a cup early on but it was just too hot. I did have like 4 bottles of water with either Crystal Light or Sugar Free Tang drink sticks in them. I am not a plain water fan. I had another mini donut and a protein shake.

Protein Powder Coffee Frappuccino Healthy Starbucks Shakes

Shelly's Toasted Coconut Mocha Coffee Frappe

8 oz. Milk (any cow, soy, almond, coconut)
1 scoop Chike High Protein Iced Coffee (Mocha flavor)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Coconut Torani Syrup
a few Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender on high. Top with No Sugar Added, Homemade Whipped Cream and Unsweetened Toasted Coconut.

More Eggface Protein Shakes and Smoothies
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kennak23 said...

What is a good protein powder??? Please help... I have to get in 100 grams

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Kennak23, Check out my pinterest protein shake page for a ton of suggestions and some of my current favorites.

Anonymous said...

just a short update for you. I am down 78 pounds since my surgery 12/30/15. Thank you so much for all you do to help us in our fight to get healthy. I really wish I could develop a taste for cottage cheese but I just can't get past the taste or the looks of it, lol.

have a great upcoming week.


Desertcreature said...

Long time reader, first time writer.
It looks like you will celebrate your 10 year surgery anniversary ("surgiversary") this month. Congratulations! Any plans for marking such an accomplishment?
I will celebrate 1 year since my gastric bypass on June 18th. While I have "only" lost 58% of my excess body weight, I am so happy to be where I am now and the scale still shows a smaller number from the first of the month to the last day of the month, even if it's only 1 pound. I'm down from 240 (day of surgery) to 182 today. (My all time high was 264, 6 months before my surgery day). I'm 56, female, and 5'3" and I haven't been below 200 pounds in over 20 years, so I am not going to complain about the speed of my weight loss. I'm just glad it's coming off, because it sure wasn't doing that before I had bariatric surgery. The only thing I'm sorry about is that I didn't do this 10-15 years ago.
Best wishes!
Somewhere out in the beautiful Sonoran desert in Arizona

Michelle "Shelly" said...

cajunlady - Aww you are very welcome and congratulations!!


Katrinka (love your name) Desertcreature, Hope you are keeping cool and the fires are not near you. You know I used to say the same thing only regret was not doing it sooner but you know... I might not have been ready then and perhaps I wouldn't have been as committed... I am a believer in things happening when then need to happen. Congratulations and glad you finally commented :)