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: We are in the middle of a hideous heatwave. I debated going to the Farmer's Market but I did need a few things. I didn't have a single onion or any garlic in the house... an Italian with no onions and garlic is sacrilegious. I was in and out though. I grabbed my list items, some zucchini, a couple of peaches, strawberries, avocados, carrots, celery, a little bag of red walnuts. It wasn't even 9 AM the sun was blazing hot... no one tell me there's no global warming.

I stopped in Starbucks and got those Sous Vide Egg Bites for breakfast. I asked last month and got the heads up from a Barista that they were coming back at the end of June. I spotted them a few days ago but it was after breakfast. Nice to have them back as an option. If they aren't back in your hood yet, they should be soon.

I came home and quickly made up dinner. I had a little lump of ground beef from the night before. I hoped the zucchini would be good to make zucchini boats but I figured if all else failed I would have made bacon cheeseburger deviled eggs or one of my other ground beef recipes but the zucchini was perfect. I made little zucchini boats so all I would have to do is heat them up in the microwave come dinner time.

Lunch: It was 108° (this is day 3 of this) so the entire middle of the day I consumed nothing but liquids and survived. Water bottles with my latest favorite drink stick flavor: Sugar Free Squirt (99 cent store)

Bariatric Surgery Low Carb Weight Loss Healthy Fitness Recipes

This new flavored water from Trader Joe's. Comes in 2 flavors: Lemongrass Spearmint (haven't tried it) and the Lemon Ginger which I LOVE...

Bariatric Surgery Low Carb Weight Loss Healthy Fitness Recipes

I also made a Celebrate Vitamins Wildberry Protein Shake...

Bariatric Surgery Low Carb Weight Loss Healthy Fitness Recipes

Speaking of Celebrate... tune in tomorrow I have some summer fun starting ;) Are you following me on Instagram? Believe me you'll want to.

Dinner: Yay! It was easy thanks to my work earlier. This is a great make ahead dinner. They reheat great! I just nuked them 3 minutes when we were ready to eat.

Bariatric Surgery Low Carb Weight Loss Healthy Fitness Recipes

Shelly's Stuffed Zucchini Boats

1/4-1/3 lb Ground Beef, browned (could be Turkey, Pork, whatever you like)
3-4 Zucchinis, halved
1 Yellow Onion, diced
8-10 Mushroom, sliced
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 cup Storebought Tomato Basil Sauce (I use Rao's)
1/4 cup Shredded Italian Blend Cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated

Take the halved zucchini and using a melon baller or a small spoon to scrape out the middle (not all but enough to get a nice amount of filling in.) Place them on a non stick baking sheet. Brown the ground beef, drain any fats. Set aside.

Bariatric Surgery Low Carb Weight Loss Healthy Fitness Recipes

Chop the zucchini middles up and toss it in with the the onions and mushrooms and saute till golden. Add sauce and beef. Stir till combined. Fill each zucchini boat. Top with cheeses.

Bariatric Surgery Low Carb Weight Loss Healthy Fitness Recipes

Bake for 350 for 30 minutes.

Bariatric Surgery Low Carb Weight Loss Healthy Fitness Recipes

Snacks: I made a Chocolate Microwave Protein Cake about 5 minutes ago and when I hit publish this awaits... and some mindless TV. Oh I did end up cancelling DirectTV and went with YouTube TV (w/Live TV) so far so good... $35 versus $86. Woot.

Mmm Chocolate... OK gotta go. Remember check in tomorrow!!

More days in my pouch


On A Clare Day said...

Great ideas, as always! TY I need that Squirt, but I'm not sure where I'll find it - I'll search. Oh, and I'm becomming a pro on streaming TV. I pay about 22 a month and use Hulu (no commercials) and Netflix plus I get OTA. Love no high tv bills!

Lynne said...

I had to check the date on your blog post several times. I'm so glad Starbuck's egg bites are back! Also as always, thanks for your great blog and twitter posts!

Anonymous said...

First, let me say THANK YOU SO MUCH for turning me onto the Sous Vide Egg Bites from Starbucks. My husband and I have been hooked on them for several months now. They are so good and make a great little meal when paired with a nice side salad. YUM! Second, your Stuffed Zucchini Boats look delicious. I'll be making these either tonight or tomorrow. The only thing is, I think you may have left out the part with adding the ground beef/turkey. I assume you just cook that up first and then combine with the cooked mushrooms and onions. I can't wait to give them a try. Thank you again for your awesome blog.

Lady D said...


I've always been not sure about the soda additives. Does it taste like drinking flat soda? I've been craving root beer, and I know they have some for it. Love your blog by the way. :)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

On A Clare Day - I found it at 99 cents only store & Albertson's so far.

Lynne - So happy they are BACK! They are pricey so I don't go often but it's so nice having options!!

Anon - Thank you for the lovely comment... I clarified the recipe a bit more... Thank you for the feedback on it. I was hurrying to get to my cake :)

Lady D - No, sort of lighter lemonade/citrus drink... not Squirt but tasty. My other fav is Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light and the Tang one is tasty too.

Rosemarie Tibbels said...

Hi-I find the Squirt pouches at Stater Bros, same price!