Thursday, July 8, 2010
Yesterday was a drizzly, gloomy day here in Colorado so the boys and I headed to the library. I decided to see if there were any books out there about Lap-Band surgery and I stumbled upon a recipe book called Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery by Margaret M. Furtado and Lynette Shultz.
What I like about this book is that its full of easy, practical recipes that are designed for WLS patients. At the top of each recipe, there is a timeline as to when they recommend you eat this food post-op. They also include the full nutritional content of each recipe with an emphasis on calories, protein, and fat.
Last night I made one of their dinner recipes and it was a huge hit with the whole family! It was Lemon Barbecue Meatloaf and it was SO easy! I made asparagus to go with it and some baked sweet potato fries for the boys. I only ate about 3 oz. of the meatloaf, a few pieces of asparagus (my favorite veggies) and a couple of fries and I was totally satisfied! And I got almost 30g of protein!
Today I'm going to the grocery store to get stuff for some of the breakfast/lunch recipes from the book. I'm going to try their Turkey Tomato Spinach Wrap, Mushroom and Swiss Omlette, Turkey and Herbed Cream Cheese Wrap, Carrot Dill Muffins, and more!
My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Have any of you stumbled upon an amazing resource for practical and yummy recipes for WLS patients? I'd love to get your input!