Ordering pizza delivery, hitting the drive-thru for burgers, or stopping for Chinese or Mexican take-out was something that happened a little too often in my pre weight loss surgery years. I remember my orders at some of my favorite spots and I cringe when I think about how many calories, fat grams and carbs I consumed in a single meal sometimes half of them at stoplights in the car before I ever got home. Did you know... on average people consume an extra 200 calories per day and more fat and sodium when they eat out.
Next time you are wanting to "make a run for the border" or call in your order, consider making one of these protein packed, better for you, take-out inspired recipes at home: you'll know exactly what's in it, it's way cheaper, no tipping required and best of all... no need to put on a bra ;) Score.
When you feel like Italian:
Pizza Deviled Eggs, Italian Scrambled Egg Bowl, Pesto Fish Foil Packet Dinner, Meatball Stuffed Mushrooms, Chicken Pizza Supreme Saute, Strawberry Cannoli, Cauliflower Pie, My Ricotta Bake (Early Post-ops Fav), Caprese Chicken.
More Eggface Italian and Sicilian Food Favorite Recipes
When you feel like Sandwiches and Burgers:
(Left to right, top to bottom) New York Bites (aka Pastrami & Swiss on Rye), Melted Cold Cut Roll-ups, Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, Bacon Onion Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaf, Philly Cheese Steak Saute, Patty Melt Bites, Bacon Cheeseburger Deviled Eggs, Mushroom, Onion & Bacon Mini Meatloaf.
More Eggface Deli and "Sandwich" Inspired Favorite Recipes
When you feel like Mexican:
Mexican Scrambled Egg Bowl, Lettuce Cup Fish Tacos, Sand Dollar Cinnamon Churro Ricotta Pancakes, Chicken Fajita Foil Packet Dinner, Black Bean Burrito Bake (Tortilla-less), Shrimp and Guacamole, My knockoff of the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter World Famous Tortilla Soup, Lettuce Taco Bento Box Lunch, Individual Baked Green Chili Rellano Casserole.
More Eggface Mexican Food Favorite Recipes
When you feel like Chinese/Asian:
Asian Scrambled Egg Bowl, California Roll Salad (Riceless), Asian "Spaghetti & Meatballs", Egg Roll Bowl, Egg Foo Young Bites, Chinese Almond Cookie Custard, Chinese Almond Cookie Protein Ice Cream, Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice (Riceless), Chinese New Year Soup.
More Eggface Asian Inspired Favorite Recipes
Drive thrus and take-out food are convenient and sometimes it's just the only option (life happens) especially when traveling. Here are some links to posts with tips that have helped me, hope they help you too:
Strategies for Eating Out Post Weight Loss Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery Post Ops Starbucks Survival Guide