Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts to show what a typical daily menu looks like in my post weight loss surgery world. Here's yesterday's food choices...

Breakfast: Farmer's Market morning (and my Mum's birthday) though we didn't really do much different. We had lots of leftovers from the 4th to eat so we didn't even do a special birthday dinner. I promised Mum a seafood dinner near the beach next week. I bought her a latte and a pastry at Starbucks, her favorite perfume and a new knitting book. Oh I haven't showed you the gorgeous pillow she made me for my birthday last week...

I had an Iced Grande 3 pump Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte and I pulled this yummy treat from my purse. It's an Apple Cinnamon version of my protein squares (cross between an oatmeal cookie and a protein bar, dense and chewy.) We picked up some fruits and veggies for the week, ran a few errands (Lowes: our ceiling fan died... always something $$) and went home.

Shelly's Apple Cinnamon Homemade Protein Squares

1 3/4 cups Oatmeal, dry rolled oats
2 scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder (any flavor will work, my scoop is 60cc)
3/4 cup Non-fat Dry Milk
1/2 cup of "Stuff" (I used chopped Pecans, Golden Raisins and Unsweetened Coconut)
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon (more than original recipe to make it extra cinnamony)
1/4 cup Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor will work)
1 Egg White
4 oz. Unsweetened Applesauce
2 Tablespoons extra Unsweetened Coconut for the top

Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Spray a non-stick 9x13 baking pan with Pam non-stick cooking spray. Spread mixture in pan evenly. Sprinkle with extra unsweetened coconut. Bake at 325 for 16 minutes. Place under the broiler for a minute or 2 till top is golden. Allow to cool slightly. Cut into 20 squares.

Lunch: Leftovers from our 4th of July celebration. I made ribs and grilled zucchini this year.

Dinner: It was so hot today and no ceiling fan. Trader Joe's Chicken Asada to the rescue. A few minutes in the microwave and dinner was done. I put out a few toppings (Greek Yogurt with some McCormick's Perfect Pinch Salt Free Fiesta Citrus Seasoning sprinkled in), Guacamole, and Pico de Gallo and we made Chicken Asada Bowls basically.

Snacks: Coffee, Cherries and a hunk of a Cookies and Cream Quest Protein Bar

More Days in my pouch.