Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Bowls are certainly one of my favourite post-op breakfasts. Actually, I have been recognized to have them for dinner too. This one might be the one I’ve probably the most as a result of I hate losing mushrooms so if I’ve a couple of bumping round I sautee them with a pinch of contemporary thyme and serve them over a scrambled egg with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
After breakfast, I head to the Farmer’s Market. At present was the primary day I felt human after a Three-day migraine. My fellow victims can relate I am positive… that foggy, cannot transfer too rapidly since you are afraid it’ll come raging again feeling but in addition actually eager to do one thing to get again into the human race. I did not keep lengthy however I purchased some stunning zucchini, eggplant, peppers and onions that may all flip into scrumptious elements of this week’s menus and a few berries for breakfast or toss in a protein shake.
Lunch: Melted Ham and Cheese Roll-ups and Pickles, a simple, go-to, are cold-cut roll-ups (search for low sodium, free from nitrates/nitrites choices) typically I simply roll them up and name it a meal or once I’m feeling like a grilled cheese (I do not do bread) a fast saute in a pan offers me the melty, tacky, gooey, I am wanting.
Dinner: I felt as much as somewhat cooking and made Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles with a storebought Bruschetta sauce… this one is very easy and actually takes lower than 20 minutes from begin to end. Much less when you used a pre-cooked protein… like leftover chopped, grilled hen or steak as a substitute of shrimp which I typically do.
Shelly’s Bruschetta Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles
2 Medium-sized Zucchini, spiralized
2-Three cloves Garlic, minced
Three/four cup Storebought Bruschetta Sauce
12 massive Shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and some twists of Black Pepper to style
Spiralize the zucchini and saute until simply tender about 5 minutes. Drain many of the extra liquid. I favor numerous sauce so I drain most however not all. In case you like a much less soupy finish product drain all of it. Add garlic and cook dinner for a minute. Add Bruschetta sauce and shrimp. Cowl and cook dinner until shrimp are opaque and cooked about eight minutes. Salt and pepper to style.
Cooks Notes: If you do not have a spiralizer (get one, they’re nice and pretty cheap) however in fact you can even simply slice the squash, or purchase premade zoodles however Three containers of these and you have purchased your spiralizer. You could find Bruschetta sauce within the contemporary pasta part or I really like a shelf-stable jarred Bruschetta Sauce that Dealer Joe’s makes (what I used this time) or in fact you may make your personal:
Home made Bruschetta Sauce
four Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced
1-2 Tablespoons, contemporary Basil, chopped
2-Three cloves Garlic, minced
a drizzle of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
pinch of dried Oregano
Kosher Salt, style
a twist of Black Pepper
Combine all elements collectively about 15 minutes earlier than serving.
Snacks: I had a Starbucks Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte as I walked across the Farmer’s Market and within the night a bit of Coconut Cream Protein Pie sitting exterior getting some contemporary air. After being curled up in a darkish, room it was good to breathe some contemporary air and have a look at the celebs.
I’ve shared this story earlier than however for these new to the weblog… I wasn’t a giant birthday cake fan as a child. I at all times requested a particular Coconut Cream Pie that my neighbor Mrs. B. made for me. It had nuts pressed within the crust and was the bomb. My neighbor rising up on Lengthy Island Mrs. B was fairly the character and an superior cook dinner. Once I was a child I used to be her official style tester. She’d have me taste-testing totally different variations of the identical recipe and I must give my opinion intimately as to why I most well-liked one over the opposite. She entered and received cooking and recipe contests on a regular basis. Her storage was actually full of recent home equipment (they gave away these again within the day) which she would then promote and use the cash to go on unique holidays to locations like Fiji and Bali. She handed away a few 12 months in the past. She was certainly one of my cooking inspirations and each time I enter a cooking contest (and once and while win) I consider her. Here is my no sugar added, bariatric surgical procedure pleasant model…
half of cup Oats, dry
half of cup Almond Flour
1/four cup Spelt Flour
1/four cup Protein Powder, any taste
half of teaspoon Baking Powder
half of teaspoon Cinnamon
1/Three cup Nuts, chopped (I used Pecans)
1/four cup Sugar-Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
2 cups of Sugar-Free Pudding (I used 1 small package deal Sugar-Free Vanilla Pudding and milk, ready per package deal course) When pudding has thickened, combine in 1/four cup Unsweetened Coconut, toasted. You may want somewhat extra for the highest.
Optionally available Protein Pudding: 1/four cup Protein Powder (any taste, combine into the milk and pudding combine to dissolve) When pudding has thickened, combine within the 1/four cup Unsweetened Coconut, toasted OR an alternative choice: 1 small package deal Sugar-Free Vanilla Pudding and as a substitute of the milk and added protein powder within the pudding recipe you need to use Vanilla Able to Drink Protein Shake (Premier, Unjury, and many others.) When pudding has thickened, combine within the 1/four cup Unsweetened Coconut, toasted.
You may want somewhat extra for the highest.
Combine crust elements collectively and press into 11×8 Pyrex rectangle casserole dish or pie plate that has been sprayed nicely with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 for 13 minutes. Enable to chill fully. Unfold pudding over cooled crust. I prefer to have some extra toasted coconut on prime of the pudding layer however will be omitted. I believe it makes it fairly. Return to the fridge for a minimum of an hour. Serve parts with a squirt of No Sugar Added, Homemade Whipped Cream. You may even make that coconut flavored. Makes round 15 servings. Holds up a number of days within the fridge, I really made this earlier than my migraine and the crust was nonetheless yummy and crunchy.
Grateful I’m on the opposite facet of this migraine. I want to return to the physician and see what’s new and thrilling in the best way of therapies. Open to listening to from others about what’s working for them.