How much coleslaw/salad can you eat at one time? I'm thinking of buying a rotisserie chicken tomorrow and making some asian chicken coleslaw. It will be mostly cabbage with maybe some other veggies and some chicken, almonds, maybe ramen noodles, and of course dressing. I've only had salad twice since surgery so I don't have a very good handle on how much I should make or if I should even bother - will I end up throwing away leftovers? I HATE wasting food.
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I was slow to start veggies after surgery, so it's hard to remember. A lot of it would depend on your ratio of chicken to the other stuff. I was surprised how much salad and veggies I could eat. Just GO SLOW when you are eating, and you should feel the signals of fullness (tightness, hiccups, runny nose, etc). Stop when you first feel them. I'm over a year out and have never thrown up actually.
Sounds delicious though.. can you share your recipe with us??
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Same here, salad veggies took awhile for my new tummy to accept. Now when we go out and I order a salad. I might eat a 1/4 of it. example would be Beijing Beef Salad from Jack Astor's. I eat most of the steak off of it except what I share, or a Spinach Chicken Salad at Swiss Chalet..
Here's my suggestion - don't eat the salad with the chicken. YOu won't get much in - and you are very early out.
I'd buy the rotisserie chicken and just eat that. 3 times a day until it's gone!
At 5-6 months (where I am now), I'd eat the chicken (about 2oz) for dinner and that's it. Later in the evening, I"d eat the salad (maybe 3 hours later). I'd skip the noodles, just the veggies, almonds and dressing. I could probably eat 3/4c of that (without chicken) over about 45min-1hour. I take my time with salad and try to get more in (I'd never usually let a "meal" run over about 20min but I am on a kick to get in more fibre so I make an exception with salad).
My new trick is to buy a cucumber and a bag of radishes. I cut up about 1/4c cucumber, 3 radishes, then add 1oz feta and 1/4c dried edamame. I eat that with balsalmic vinegar. Delish salad, 20g protein! My bedtime snack most nights and I rarely throw anything out.
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