Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

Yesterday. My post weight loss surgery day in eating...

Breakfast: Now this is the way to start the day. A Sweet Crepe stuffed with warm cinnamon dusted peaches and pineapple cottage cheese (SF Torani sweetened ricotta would be great too) I nuked some defrosted frozen peaches for 45 seconds with a squirt of SF Vanilla Torani and a dash of cinnamon.

Lunch: I was still full from breakfast so I just had a protein shake for lunch. Mmmm this was like a cross between Chinese restaurant almond cookies and a snickerdoodle.

Shelly's Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar-Free Torani Almond Syrup
Handful of Ice Cubes
dash of Cinnamon

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

Dinner: I was going to go out for dinner but got busy. I'm so behind after being sick for a week. I have a to-do list a mile long. I ended up just tossing this salad together. It was soooo good.

Shelly's Tuna Caprese Salad

1 can Tuna Fillets, packed in Olive Oil, drained (I use Roland Ventresca Tuna Fillets)
1 cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
1 Cucumber, diced
1 cup Fresh Mozzarella Balls
2-3 Tablespoons Pine Nuts, toasted
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped
2 Tablespoons Storebought Pesto Sauce
2 Tablespoons Storebought Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Toast pine nuts in a dry pan for a few minutes till slightly golden. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Snacks: many cups of coffee, a Cutie Mandarin Orange, a slice of Chocolate 5 Minute Cake with SF Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream

It's the first day of March! Wow 2010 is going fast. It's a beautiful sunny day in my neck o' the woods so I guess we are coming in like a lamb here in Southern California. Remember that saying when we were kids. "If March comes in like a lion it'll go out like a lamb" and vice versa. I remembered the saying but not the story behind it so thanks to Google... "the phrase has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month."

March is usually one of my favorite months. February with it's dreaded Valentine's Day (aka Singles Awareness Day) is outta here, spring is around the corner, flowers are starting to pop up. Here's a few pics from my garden this morning:

Our state flower: the California Poppy (above) - not quite open yet

So Happy March my friends. Hope your month is full of flowers and good things.