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 what I ate yesterday...

Breakfast: A Pineapple Cottage Cheese Double and the best green grapes I have ever eaten in my entire life, other people must have thought so too because I went back to the store and they were sold out.

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Lunch: A caprese salad: Fresh Mozzarella, sliced Tomato, Basil, a dollop of store bought pesto sauce, sprinkle of Oregano, Salt & Pepper.

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Dinner: I had some time to kill the other day and I killed the time roaming the aisles in one of our local healthier foods markets. I spotted Path of Life Mediterranean Quinoa and tossed it in the cart.

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I am so glad I did. I added just a few ingredients and turned them into a terrific Meatless Monday meal with some grilled veggies... sliced squash, eggplant and onions, swipe of olive oil and grilled and then I sprinkled the eggplant with a little Parmesan cheese.

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Shelly's Mediterranean Quinoa Patties 

1 10 oz package Path of Life Mediterranean Quinoa, cooked
2 Eggs, beaten
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Cook quinoa per package instructions (microwave in package 4 minutes, let sit 1 minute) remove from package and allow the quinoa to cool slightly. Mix all ingredients together till well combined. Using a 1/4 cup measure make patties. Place in pan and flatten slightly. I saute 4 at a time in a 10" non stick pan with a Tablespoon of oil on medium heat. Cook about 5 minutes on one side. When you see the edges are golden, flip and continue about 5 minutes on other side till golden brown and crispy. Makes 6 patties. Leftovers keep in fridge for a few days. To reheat, nuke a minute then place under the broiler a few minutes to crisp back up.

I served them with Greek Feta Yogurt Dip

3 oz. Greek Yogurt, plain
1 Tablespoon Feta Cheese, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
Salt to taste

Mix till well blended.

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Snacks: Too much coffee and a Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake.

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Shelly's Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Black Cherry)
1/4 cup Frozen or Fresh Cherries
3 or 4 cubes of Ice

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with a squirt of no sugar added, homemade whipped cream, optional.

For those of you looking for a great tasting Vanilla protein powder that has no preservatives, gluten or lactose, artificial sweeteners (migraine sufferers take note), artificial colors or flavors you might want to give Labrada Lean Body for Her a try. They also make a Chocolate flavor and a Peanut Butter.

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