Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

My day in post weight loss surgery eating...

Breakfast: Made this yummy protein shake. Reminded me of those Linzer Tart Cookies you know the ones with the heart-shaped cut out and jam.

Shelly's Linzer Cookie Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Almond Torani Syrup
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Raspberry Torani Syrup
3-4 Ice Cubes

Blend on high.

Lunch: Took my laptop, my super cool bento box packed with lunch and some snacks to the park. It was sunny & 79 degrees and nothing was going to keep me inside. Finished a project I was working on. Enjoyed the sun and fresh air. For all the good it did me. When I went home I planned on mowing the lawn and pulling weeds but I started to feel achy and blah. I sneezed like a million times too. Thought I might be getting sick. I was right. Woke up this AM with a head cold :(

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Tuna, Lentil & Edamame Salad
Green Box (top right): hunk of an ISS Oh Yeah Peanut Butter Caramel Protein Bar
Blue Box (bottom left): Just the Cheese Crunchy Cheese - Grilled Cheese flavor
Orange Box (bottom right): Shelly's Chocolate Peanut Power Yogurt

Shelly's Tuna, Lentil & Edamame Salad

1 bag (12 oz.) frozen shelled Edamame, cooked & cooled
1 1/2 cups cooked Lentils
1 Cucumber, chopped
1 can Tuna Fillets, packed in Olive Oil, drained
1 Tablespoon Lemon Infused Olive Oil
(or Regular Olive Oil w/juice of 1/2 a lemon)
1 Tablespoon of some Fruity Vinegar (Citrusy, Lemon, Champagne)
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper

Cook edamame (boil in salted water for 5 minutes, drain.) Edamame (young soybeans are found in the frozen bagged veggie section) Cool them in the fridge. When cool combine will all other ingredients and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

I used pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe's (find in the refrigerator section) but you could just soak dry ones and cook then chill.

Shelly's Chocolate Peanut Power Yogurt

3 oz. Greek Yogurt (I used Fage Plain 2%)
2 Tablespoons Chocolate Protein Powder
2 heaping Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter (aka PB2, Peanut Flour, defatted peanut butter)
2 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
Optional: 1 Tablespoon Chopped Peanuts

Whiz everything together in a mini food processor till smooth. Top with some chopped peanuts

Eat on its own or dip sliced Apples, Pears, Celery, Fruit Skewers, Cucumber, Strawberries, Banana Chunks.

Dinner: Made a veggie frittata out of bits and bobs I had in the fridge. Eggs, sauteed onion and hunk of red pepper, a few leaves of spinach that needed using, a cheese stick chopped up, some Parmesan. Cook like an omelet then put under the broiler for a few minutes to brown.

Snacks: way too much coffee, stuff from my bento lunch and a big scoop of my Fluff Stuff (an Orange Mango version) during American Idol. Are you watching this season? Last night I liked Casey Abrams and James Durbin. Not really feeling any of the girls yet.

So that was my day. Yum.