Yesterday I roasted a delicata squash cuz I had to - I could see the beginning of spots on its rind. Today I?m broiling ( with only spray oil) baby purple Brussels sprouts from the fall and half a head of gorgeous Caulibroc ( Romano Broccoli) I?ve been nipping florets from for literally a quarter or more of the year.
At some point all good things must be eaten ...please share your successful post op veggie recipes - especially the vegans and gardeners!! Ty
Pick a low carb veggie, cook it, add loads of butter and/or cheese and/or bacon!! LOL that's my recipe! Keto on!!!!
Lol I would get SO sick! ( but thanx for the suggestion) It never ceases to amaze me how many different eating ways work for us post op . For me it's very low-fat dairy and vegetable centered and nearly vegetarian.
Out of total boredom and ( necessary) isolation recovering from the flu I decided to try adapting cheese fondue. Traditionally made you'd probably love this recipe Cathy - it's basically melted cheese and a bit of alcohol used as a dipping sauce.
Some versions make a browned-flour based white sauce first - this is what I decided to try . I browned about a cup of flour using spray oil...then diluted with water and cooked the grain until the sauce thickened. I would use three times the amount of flour were I to do it again- my version this time made about four cups of relatively ( honestly too) loose fondue.
I added about 4 cups reconstituted skim powdered milk butter buds and pepper jack queso mix and four cheese sauce mix. I also melted in ( took forever) some smoked Gouda about three ounces. My mistake was adding fat free half and half about a cup before the cheese melted and the browned flour fully absorbed the liquids.
Overall the taste was very similar to scalloped potato sauce mix (made low-fat ) - but richer thanks to the flour base.
Obviously this is neither low calorie or gluten free but it was an adventure - and tasted great as a dipping sauce for my broiled Brussels sprouts and caulibroc.
I just tried MyFitnessPal's Loaded Cauliflower Bake tonight and it was delicious! I halved their recipe and made two servings rather than four. The recipe goes:
-take half a cauliflower (or about 2 cups) and break/slice it into small pieces. Boil for about ten minutes, then drain and ma**** with a potato masher
-while that's cooking, cook 2 slices of bacon
-add 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 slice of crumbled bacon, 1 green onion, a bit of salt and pepper, garlic powder to taste, and 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
-pat it all firmly into a baking dish and bake (uncovered) at 350F for 20 minutes
-take it out, add the other slice of crumbled bacon, another 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar, and bake for another 5 minutes
It was DIVINE. One serving is supposedly 213 calories. I can't wait to eat the other half tomorrow!
Take all the squash, brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, etc etc and chop them up. Then feed it all to these guys . . . you know what to do next.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
Let's be honest - most things with bacon and balsamic are good :D
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170