Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A turkey day in my pouch

My Thanksgiving Day eats post weight loss surgery...

Breakfast: Mmmm this was fabulous and will made many more days than just Thanksgiving.

Leftovers Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Shelly's Thanksgiving Cranberry Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk (any milk will do)
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
2 Tablespoons Cranberry Sauce
a few Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with No Sugar Added Homemade Whipped Cream and a dab more of Cranberry Sauce (I used storebought stuff but a quick Google search will give you some SF recipes), optional.

The turkey was scheduled to be done about 2:30 so I held out with the help of this yummy snack and too much coffee...

No Sugar Sugar Free Weight Loss Fitness HikingShelly's Harvest Trail Mix

1/8 cup Dried Cranberries (look for Eden Apple Juice Sweetened)
1/4 cup Walnuts
1/8 cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Hershey's @Walmart)

Mix together. Place 2 Tablespoons in a snack baggie. Makes 4 bags. Great for post weight loss surgery traveling.

Lunch/Dinner: Soooo good. Made a pretty good dent in this plate before my little hiccup soft cue told me I took my last bite...

Turkey DinnerI made a bone-in breast, rubbed with a little butter (very little) & olive oil. 1/2 an Onion, 1/2 a Lemon, whole head of Garlic tucked inside. Sprinkled with Kosher Salt, a few twists of Black Pepper, and Thyme. Very moist, lots of leftovers. I see a casserole on tomorrow's menu. Yum!

The Sides:

Weight Loss Diabetes Bariatric Surgery Friendly Recipes Cooking FoodShelly's Mushroom & Onion Breadless Stuffing

2 yellow Onions, diced
4 cups Mushrooms, chopped (mixed varieties, any combo you love)
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
a few twists of Black Pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Almond Meal
Optional: 1/4 cup Durkee Onions, crumbled or chopped Pecans

Saute onions and mushrooms (I used a mixture of shiitake, crimini, beech, oyster and some white) till golden. Mix in seasonings. Set aside to cool. Mix eggs and almond meal together and pour over cooled veggie mixture. Mix till well combined. Pour into a Pyrex baking dish. Add optional crunchy onions or chopped pecans. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

and my current absolute favorite vegetable...

Weight Loss Health Vegetable RecipesShelly's Banana Squash with Mexican Cheese
Banana Squash, segments
a few twists of Black Pepper
Fresh Mexican Cheese (Queso Fresco)

Place squash segments on a microwave safe dish and place a dot of butter on each piece of squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Microwave covered for 12 minutes or till a fork inserts into middle easily. Top with Mexican cheese and broil about 4 minutes until golden.

I left a little room for dessert. I'll blog the recipe manana. Here's a peek at it...

Weight Loss Fitness Diabetes Bariatric Surgery FriendlyHope everyone had a lovely day! Filled with family, friends, and healthy eats. For those of you that do the Black Friday thing be safe! I'll be snuggled up under the covers thinking about how crazy y'all are ;)

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