Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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: We had BBQ steak on New Year's Day with sauteed mushrooms for dinner and I had a little leftover so I made a Steak and Scrambled Egg Bowl with the leftovers warmed up with a sprinkle of cheese.

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Lunch: I had a pretty hearty breakfast and a little later in the morning than usual. So I made myself a Protein Shake for Lunch... one of my favorites Celebrate Vitamins Chocolate Mint Protein 20 (the one that tastes like Andes Mints) and I had a couple of Quest Bar Cookies a little while later.

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I am getting over an injury and being sick. Long story, sort of short. I have a dead tree (California drought has taken it's toll on my older trees) and because I am cheap/poor, take your pick I decided I would take it down myself. Well... yeah that didn't go well. I fell about 5 feet directly onto dirt, flat on my back, nothing broken but the wind knocked out of me and pretty stiff (still) and about the same day or so I had a bladder/kidney thing start (that's better.) I missed my yoga and gave that a try yesterday and I'm still a little stiff but getting there. I literally injure myself every time I garden. I think I need to move to a condo.  Anyway back to the menu...

Dinner: If you were good and Santa brought you a Spiralizer this Christmas I'm sure you will be making this dish often. It's a super quick weeknight dinner. Pretty family friendly too. I think these are an easy veggie to slip by the kiddos.

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Shelly's Zucchini "Noodles" & Meatballs

3 Medium Zucchini
1 Yellow Onion
1/2 jar Store bought Tomato Basil Sauce (I love Rao's)
8 Cooked Meatballs (homemade or storebought)
1/4 cup Parmesan
a few twists of Black Pepper

Made my "noodles" and even sent the onion through the spiralizer. Saute the onion in a little olive oil till golden. Add the zucchini and cook till desired tenderness. I put a lid on the pan to help the zucchini along and stir a few times in the cooking time. About 5 minutes. Heat meatballs through in the sauce, when warmed through top the zucchini noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan and a few twists of black pepper. This makes enough for at least 3 people.

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Snacks: Too much coffee and the last of the Apple Pear Crumbs I made for New Year! I took 2 pears and 2 apples I had bumping around the crisper for awhile and cooked them with a dash of Cinnamon and a couple of Tablespoons of Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup and a splash of 100% NSA Apple Juice. I just cooked them till they gave gave a bit, let them cool and I put them in the fridge. I was going to use them for breakfast to top Cottage Cheese or a dollop of Ricotta Cheese but later I decided I wanted a sweet treat to ring the new year in.

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Shelly's Apple Pear Chai Crumbs 

1 cup of the Cooked Apple & Pear

Topping (I just used my Spiced Chai Protein Granola recipe)
1/4 cup Oatmeal, dry
1/4 cup Big Train Fit Frappe Spiced Chai Protein Powder
1/4 cup chopped Nuts (I used Pecans)
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

Divide apple & pear mixture into 4-4 oz. ramekins. Set aside. Squeeze together topping ingredients with your hands till clumps form. You need to use your hands for this one. Sprinkle clumps of the topping equally over each ramekin of fruit.

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Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden. I served the cooled crumbs with a squirt of Homemade, No Sugar Added Whipped Cream.

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It was the perfect first bite of 2017. Oh and for those keeping track I was 11/12 on my annual raisin toss. I think that was the same as last year.

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I hope everyone had a nice New Year. I hope this year brings you lots of laughs and fun times with those you love, a few adventures, a Powerball win ;) remember your long lost err blogger/cousin? if you do!

I have a couple of work related trips planned so far, the first one in just a few days. I am heading to New Orleans for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Board of Directors Annual Strategic Planning Meeting & Retreat, it's a chance to set the organization's goals and agenda for the year, check in on progress made on our 5 year goals and since our big Convention will be held in New Orleans this summer. **Please make plans to come, you will have an amazing time, learn so much and renew your health commitment** Having this OAC Planning Meeting at the Convention site is a great opportunity to meet with the hotel and for the Convention Planning Committee to do a little event planning at the site. It's a nice weekend, catching up with the fellow board members too. Many I have been friends with now for almost a decade. A wonderful group of volunteer Board Members and our Organizational staff members. We speak often on the phone and email but really only get a couple of times of year to see each other in person. I'm looking forward to it... you can follow my New Orleans adventures on Twitter I'm @Eggface I tweet a lot (family friendly mostly), occasional random musings about my neighborhood and what it smells like, lots of recipe links and articles about obesity, health and fitness, occasional social or political rant. You have been warned ;)

There's still time to get in on the current giveaway and watch for another great one starting when I get back from New Orleans. Watch for it!



4 comments:

Lynn Guardino said...

OH THANK YOU! I'm new to all of this, waiting for my sleeve date. But I'm not new to dieting and to good food. I will look for your blog every day so please keep up the good work.
I'm looking forward to excuses to eat "good" food without guilt. Honoring my new stomach will be a whole lot easier when I have support from folks like you.
My blog is ioparlato.blogspot.com

Erin said...

How do you not have a puddle of water under your zoodles?! I love my zucchini noodles but the watery mess ruins any dish :(

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you enjoy anything you try Lynn. Best wishes on your WLS.

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Erin, Saute them and then drain any liquids or... if you are making a sauce it will just add to it (nutrients & flavor) so add pesto or marinara etc.

Vicky Grimm said...

vicky.grimm7@gmail.com I am new to you and your blog and am learning so much. Thanks for doing all this work and research! Vicky Grimm