So many of you know that I like to prepare my own food and eat whole foods most of the time. I cook everyday for my family. It’s a large commitment and not easy for someone who really if I didn’t have to feed others would be quite boring in the food arena. I don’t know how others do it? Go through that first year after weight loss surgery cooking for a family.
Not sure why I hadn’t posted this recipe as it’s own blog post. But I’ve been making these for a few months now. These were my solution for getting my boys to eat the plain yogurt. I had been eating the plain greek yogurt with frozen berries for a while, but couldn’t get them to try it. So I thought “dessert!” and they love dessert. This is what I came up with and it works. So if you want your family to eat yogurts with NO SUGAR try these.
Each Sunday at our house is “Bacon Sunday.” We started this tradition not long after I learned this trick for making bacon. Because it is so easy, we now have bacon once a week. It comes out as crispy as you want it with very little mess or clean up. It is slow cooked which prevents and spatter in your oven. If you like a crispy bacon you can just cook it a little longer until you reach crisp perfection.
The Hard Boiled Egg is one of the protein staples of my diet. Although boiling an egg may seem an easy pursuit, it is one that I have been trying to master for many years. Here is my best approach that produces delicious eggs which fill my tiny tank’s firm protein needs. Don’t underestimate the value of a hard boiled egg. It is one of my great go to foods and stores in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Have them cooked and ready to go!
Many mornings I share this smoothie with my son. It is VERY kid friendly.
I’m talking about some lip smacking pork. One great thing about weight loss surgery is the first rule is protein first. So if you like meat and can eat it, then you are still able to get some good flavor from the foods you can eat. I feed not only myself but two boys. Well two males, the husband and the boy. So I try come up with new meals on a regular basis to keep things interesting. This week I was chatting with the butcher (yes I do this regularly) and I wanted something new and tasty.
From the very beginning I’ve had certain foods that worked for me and others that didn’t. That is not unusual for almost every weight lost surgery patient I have met. I am happy to say these foods have changed over the years. I was just thinking the other day while I was cutting up an apple that for almost the first 4 years after weight lost surgery I could not even think of eating an apple. I loved apples and I was missing them tremendously. I had tried but the fiber was way too much for me and it was very painful to digest. Today I can eat an apple. Sometimes the entire apple skin and all. It is a food I savor and eat slowly. I am thankful for apples.
This is a simple recipe that has taken me through the years. Chicken has always been a protein which was difficult for me to eat. With this recipe I have found a way to enjoy chicken after weight loss surgery. It also is one of the simplest recipes and can drive tons of meal ideas like tacos, burritos, or just served over rice or noodles.
You may have noticed that sometimes for lunch I will have a scoop of egg or chicken salad for lunch. In a recent post I talked about how the scoop I had on my plate from the cafeteria was way more then I intended on eating. Well it was. But in fact that day I ate the entire portion as the afternoon past by. My weakness is grazing.
This protein shake is by far the best way to get fast protein into your body. I wanted to write about my favorite smoothie, it is the best one I have created so far. If you’ve ever had the Starbucks Chocolate Vivanno Smoothie, it rivals THAT! And I’m not kidding. I have tried many protein powders along the way. If you are looking to make smoothies for weight loss I think