Meal prep week of 7/23/2017 – Broccoli and cheese casserole with baked chicken; spaghetti with zoodles and side salad; low-carb blueberry cobbler

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Meal prep week of 5/7/2017, special edition: boyfriend-approved meals

So….lots has transpired over the past few weeks.  I’ve started a relationship with a really wonderful guy.  Big, macho, brawny Alpha male.  Solid, strong, handsome, and walks with a confident swagger. A real guy’s guy.  The kind of guy that you probably imagine eating a juicy steak and potatoes with an ice cold beer while shouting at the football game on the big screen…a pretty big difference from the “salad and water” diet that many imagine you have to eat to lose weight, especially as a bariatric post-op.  Luckily, he was open to trying some of the meals I’ve made and actually like them and felt satisfied.  His open-mindedness has helped encouraged me to stay focused on one of the major objectives of my blog – to present my audience with a variety of foods that are not only healthy, but taste great.   Continue reading

Meal prep week of April 30, 2017 – Chicken crust pizza; Olive Garden leftovers

I’m a little late with this week’s post and was really short on food prep time, so I decided to go easy and make a chicken crust pizza, accompanied with a salad.  I also had some leftovers from Olive Garden, and want to show you my choices.  Continue reading

Meal prep week of 4/9/2017 – General Tso’s tofu; Marinated baked wings in a zesty dry rub; breakfast-stuffed peppers; low-carb muesli

This week I’m prepping for two weeks since next week is Easter, and I will be out-of-town for a few days and don’t want to come back unprepared  Plus, I welcomed back an old friend – cereal!

So, on the menu for this week and next are the following:

  • General Tso’ tofu
  • Marinated baked wings in a zesty dry rub
  • Spring salad with crumbled feta
  • Breakfast-stuffed peppers
  • Low-carb muesli
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Meal prep week of 4/2/2017 – Lower carb low country boil packets; marinated chicken with a spring salad; turkey sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches

Welcome back for another week of meal prep!

This week’s menu consists of the following:

  • Lower carb low country boil
  • Marinated chicken with a spring salad topped with feta and toasted sliced almonds
  • Turkey and egg breakfast sandwiches

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Meal prep week of 3/19/2017 – Snacks for the road; Broccoli, mushroom, and turkey sausage casserole

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So it looks like I’ll be hitting the road again this week, this time heading to Chicago to see my nephew graduate from the Naval Academy.  So this will be another abbreviated week of meal prep.  Of course, I had to get my snacks prepared for the trip too. Continue reading

Meal prep week of 3/12/2017 – Caprese stuffed portobella mushrooms with steamed broccoli; spinach and ricotta zucchini cannelloni with oven roasted sweet potatoes; turkey sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches

After a week with lots and lots of shakes, it’s back to regular meal prep for this week.  So for this week, I have the following:

  • Caprese stuffed portobella mushrooms served with steamed broccoli
  • Spinach and ricotta zucchini cannelloni with oven roasted sweet potatoes
  • Turkey sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches

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Meal prep week of 3/5/2017 – prepping healthy snacks for a road trip and return to post-op diet for the week

This past weekend I took a road trip out of town for a few days, and wanted to share my prep work for the snacks that I took on the road.  .

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Meal prep week of 2/26/2017 – Breakfast casserole, low-carb Everything English muffins

I’m going out of town this week, so since I had so much of the 13-bean soup leftover from last week, I decided only to make another breakfast and shop for a few snacks.  After searching on Pinterest, I saw two great recipes – one for a breakfast casserole with kale, sausage and sweet potato and another for English muffins. Continue reading

Meal prep week of February 19, 2017 – Thirteen bean soup with turkey sausage and shrimp and a side of garlic parmesan oopsie bread; baked chipotle chicken foil packets with peppers and oven-fried okra

Welcome back for another week of meal prep!  This week I was trying to make something easy where I already had the ingredients on hand because I just didn’t feel like going to the grocery store…so I settled on the following meals for this week:

  • 13 bean soup with turkey sausage and shrimp with a side of garlic parmesan oopsie bread
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