Office holiday dinner...help!
on 11/28/13 5:10 am - Canada
So next friday is my team dinner, I have checked over te menu and I think besides a beat soup (gag), there is a pan seared salmon with risotto. I will be 39 days post op by this time, given that I will not eat very much of it, would this be am ok choice? (Salmon first because if the protien).
The risotto is a no-no. Rice expands in your stomach and will make you feel bloated and uncomfortable, and even if it doesn't, it's a poor choice that soon out of surgery. I would order the salmon itself without the risotto if I were you - nothing wrong with salmon!
I would also ask them if they can grill it instead of "pan searing" it (which basically means frying it). I can do pan-fried fish at a year out, but even now it can make me a bit queasy due to the fat from frying. At six or seven weeks out from surgery, I'd have been dumping from the fat.
on 11/28/13 5:17 am - Canada
Amazing!!! Thank you, I will let them know.
I figured no on the risotto, but I will make sure they grill the salmon.
You're most welcome! Hope you have a great time - it's nice to be able to eat solid stuff again, isn't it? :)
Oh, another thing about risotto is that it's often cooked with a ton of fat, either oil or butter, especially if you get it from a restaurant. Ain't no diet risotto at restaurants! LOL.
on 11/28/13 10:49 am - Canada
I'm just at the beginning of my journey, so haven't faced this challenge, but at our Christmas party last week, there were a few people who had special dietary needs - gluten intolerance, vegetarian etc. They were able to get a different meal. Maybe that would work for you.
on 11/29/13 12:00 am - Canada
on 11/29/13 1:11 am - Canada
That's a great idea!! I'm gonna go with that and see if I can get it grilled