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

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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