Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

Thanks for all the positive feedback on these "day in my pouch" posts. I'll try and throw at least one a week up if I can remember to snap food porn pics before I gobble it up.

For new blog readers here's my standard disclaimer: always follow your medical posse's advice. These are things I eat. They are fine on my plan but may not be on yours. As for portion size... what I eat as a 3 1/2+ year post op will obviously be different then someone say 4 months out. I should note too that I'm not a member of the clean your plate club anymore so just because I put it in a bento or on a plate doesn't mean I ate it all. The local ducks at my park often share a few bites with me. Look to your nutritionist and/or weight loss surgeon for suggested portion sizes. I am not a weight loss surgery expert, nutritionist or bariatric surgeon... I'm just another post-op trying to fight the daily battles against obesity and come out a winner for life.

Yesterday. My post weight loss surgery eating day.

Breakfast: I made a yummy Muffinless McMuffin

Shelly's Muffinless McMuffin

You need:
Stainless Food Ring
Non-stick Pan
Pam non-stick cooking spray
1 Turkey Sausage Patty
1 Egg

Spray the inside of a food ring (you know the ones I use to make my Protein Ice Cream Cakes) and a pan with Pam. Place in pan. Place defrosted turkey sausage patty in center of ring and begin to heat.

When you hear the sausage sizzling a bit. Crack an egg on top of patty. I like to break the yolk but you can leave whole.

Cook on low till almost set. Take a butter knife and run around the center of the ring and pull off.

Flip to finish cooking on other side. You can top with cheese (I did) or salsa. I used sausage but you could use bacon, veggies. Mmmm leftover roasted veggies would be great in this.

Lunch: You guys know I don't do rice (by choice) so when I'm jonesing for sushi I make my California Roll salad.

All the yummy things that make up a California Roll without the useless white carbs of rice.

Dinner: I picked up some shallots (4 for $1) last week at the Farmer's Market so I caramelized them. Which just means I cooked them low and slow till golden. The natural sugars in the onions (in this case shallots and green onions) "caramelize" and become Mmmm heavenly. I used them to make a killer Tortilla Pizza.

Shelly's Caramelized Shallot Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped Havarti Cheese, Caramelized Shallots and Green Onions, Roast Beef Cold Cut, Mozzarella Cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan and Italian Seasonings.

Snacks: Oodles of coffee, Roasted Chickpeas and I am addicted to this yummy frosty protein shake I've been making. It's been super soothing on my throat and I think the frosty aspect helps bring down my temperature.

Yep, I'm still not rid of this creeping crud. I currently feel like I've been trampled by a herd of really angry elephants. I actually had started to feel a bit better, ran some errands and as I was walking around Costco I felt like I was going to hit the cement. I think I tried to do too much too fast. I'm just really sick of being sick. It's getting me down and of course the list of crap I'm not doing but should be doing is getting longer and longer. Ughh. OK LOL pity party over. Thanks for all the get well wishes by the way they have brightened my day :)

Shelly's Snowball Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Coconut Torani Syrup
Handful of Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender till frosty. Top with Homemade, No Sugar Added Whipped Cream and a sprinkling of unsweetened coconut, optional.