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Holiday Cooking Part 3

So I have to be honest I thought I would have a lot more time to cook and show off all the amazing holiday recipes I have tried and tested. Sadly I tend to forget to take pictures and I just don’t have time to cook everything again. So instead what I’m going to do is give you tons and I mean tons of links to holiday foods. I usually make a recipe as it’s written at least once and then tweak it to my families liking after that. Have some fun with these recipes and make them your own 🙂

Starters and Sides

https://www.foodcoach.me/recipe/oven-roasted-cherry-tomatoes/

Garlic Roasted Carrots

https://www.foodcoach.me/recipe/honey-mustard-roasted-brussel-sprouts/

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a50127/cauliflower-stuffing-recipe/

Simple Nine-Layer Dip

High Protein Edamame Hummus

https://www.froedtert.com/bariatric-surgery/recipes/spicy-deviled-eggs

https://www.bariatricfoodie.com/protein-infused-cranberry-sauce-featuring-bipro-usa-protein-water/

https://www.bariatricfoodie.com/jens-green-bean-casserole/

Meats ( I’m only putting the turkey here but my previous post I did do lamb)

Roasted Turkey – Breast Down

Desserts

https://www.foodcoach.me/recipe/bariatric-friendly-creamy-hot-cocoa/

https://www.foodcoach.me/recipe/frozen-peanut-butter-bites/

https://www.bariatricfoodie.com/bariatric-foodies-no-flour-low-sugar-cookie-collection/

https://www.bariatricfoodie.com/protein-strawberry-cheesecake-cheeseball/

https://www.bariatricfoodie.com/mint-mocha-protein-pudding/

I hope you are able to create a delicious Christmas spread with all these ideas. Let me know what you will be cooking this holiday season.

 

 

Finding the balance

I thought once I could add carbs back into my diet that I would have no issues. Well I was wrong trying to find the perfect balance between the proper amount of carbs and the proper amount of proteins is a real struggle. I seem to be able to hit my carb goal and then some no problem but now my protein is lacking.

Thankfully I can fix this. I have my chef’s papers and have been researching some delicious recipes that I’m excited to try and that fits into my allowed foods. This week I want to try a chicken teriyaki recipe and a few others. Now I have made chicken Teriyaki before but now I have to have low sugar foods for the time being so I’m experimenting with Splenda.

Now as I mentioned on my Facebook page I got the ok to slowly start some Zumba. What I didn’t mention was the reason I didn’t get the ok to start lifting weights. Last night was a night like any other where my husband was reading to the kids but my youngest started having a major meltdown. He threw himself at me and then as I was trying to get him to quiet down he jerked back and I instantly got a sharp pain. Ended up spending quite a few hours in the emergency getting looked over to make sure I didn’t cause any damage and ultimately ended up getting some extra strength tylenol. So I can’t lift any weight for at least another month because of this crazy ordeal.

I have to say that for those that have had to deal with medical staff with being overweight or obese don’t expect them to be happy to treat you after weight loss surgery. I went to the closest emergency since there was a wind storm here. The intake nurse was great and congratulated me on becoming healthier. But the nurse I dealt with in the emergency room he was another story. After explaining for the third time what happened he first lectured me on having to discipline my child better and then proceeded to tell me that since I had this surgery I should have stayed away from my kids for three months. Now I don’t know many mom’s that could keep away from their kids for that long. But I also think that for a man who has never met me or my kids he seemed to have a lot of opinions on children and how having weight loss surgery was a waste of time if I wasn’t going to take care of myself. I have been taking care of myself and this was the first incident in 6 weeks that happened. We are all adjusting to the changes. I once met a Dr that I will never forget. I had been having health issues and at the end of my rope when he told me that opinions are like a**holes everyone has one, but only a select few will let their opinions of how you look like, dress or act affect them, the others will get to know you then judge you. So last night I left knowing that I can;t change that nurses opinion but his opinion doesn’t need to affect me.