Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

My day in post weight loss surgery eating...

Breakfast: I drank this yummy shake (tastes just like Apple Pie) while I packed up my super cool bento for a day away from the house.

Gastric Bypass Vertical Sleeve RNY VSG WLS Recipe Blog Cooking MenusShelly's Apple Pie Protein Shake

8 oz. Soy Milk (or 4 oz milk/4 oz. water)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon No Sugar Added Apple Butter
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (SF Caramel, SF Brown Sugar Cinnamon, or SF Vanilla would all work)
dash Apple Pie Spice
2-3 Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with optional squirt of Homemade, No Sugar Added Whipped Cream, drizzle of Sugar Free Caramel Topping and a dash of apple pie spice.

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Lunch: One of my favorite salads. It has all the flavors of a California Roll without the pointless white carbs of rice. Sometimes I serve it on a bed of baby spinach.

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Pink Box (top left): Shelly's California Roll Salad
Green Box (top right): Manchego Cheese
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Peppermint Espresso Protein Truffles
Orange Box (bottom right): Almonds

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Dinner: I spent most of the day making meatballs for an event my friend is catering and the rest of it running errands including standing on a hellacious line at the post office mailing a special surprise to my sister. I can't tell you about it until she gets it but later this week I'll share pictures (I have a matching one.) When I finally got home I was wiped. Here's what I managed to wrangle up...

Shrimp and Imitation Crab Meat Cocktail in my cute Cactus Glasses

Healthy Eating Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Gastric Bypass Foodand a super yummy Avocado Dip

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Shelly's High Protein Avocado Dip

1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt (I used plain 2%)
1/2 an Avocado
a few twists of Black Pepper
Kosher Salt to taste

Whiz all ingredients in a mini food processor till smooth. This dip is soooo good. You would never know there is cottage cheese in it. I served it with a plate full of cucumber "chips" just some slices of English (Hothouse) Cucumber.

It's also great for dipping meats (moisture is key to eating meat post weight loss surgery) or veggies or use as a high protein salad dressing replacement. Mmmm a dollop of this dip on top of some refried beans and/or ground turkey or beef spiced with taco seasonings would be a great weight loss surgery friendly way to get your Mexican food fix without the big pile of greasy chips or taco shells. You might want to make a double batch, non-ops love it.

Snacks: Stuff out of my bento (above) and a Starbuck's Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce No Whip, No Foam, Soy Latte

Hope everyone is handling the holiday stress and food temptations well. Here's some tips that help me. Remember...

"Don't trade what you want most, for what you want at the moment."

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