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I had RNY gastric bypass weight loss surgery in June 2014. Prior to my surgery, I was determined to prepare meals in advance to satisfy my 60-80 gram requirements per day. As a student with a meager income, I had to find a way to make my food intake be as protein-rich as possible, and made from scratch to save me money. My total prep for six weeks of post-op food cost me $75. Unable to afford protein powders, I was amazed at how successful I was with my meal ideas. I hope you can enjoy these recipes and make weight loss surgery work for you, no matter your budget.

Salmon Pâté, 6.03 grams protein per 2 oz portion

Ingredients: 3 cups or 6 slices of salmon, baked [6*24=144g] 1 cup greek yogurt [24g] ½ cup  sauteed onions 1/2 cup chicken broth  [3g] ½ cup milk [4 g] 1/4 cup lemon juice or pickle juice 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon soy sauce 8 olives Directions:   Bake salmon in oven on 350 for twenty minutes. Discard skin. Finely grate olives. Combine all ingredients in food processor and mix until pureed. Yields: 25  portions of Salmon Pâté, 6.03 grams protein per 2 oz serving. Serving Suggestion: …

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CheeseCake Cup, 11.28 grams protein per 4oz serving

CheeseCake Cup: 16 oz. cottage cheese [56g] 1 package Jell-O Sugar-Free Instant Pudding and Pie Filling, Cheesecake Flavor 1 serving protein powder [21g] 4 tbsp fat-free milk [2g] 8 oz. fat-free or sugar-free cool whip Directions: Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Chill and serve.  Lasts at least two weeks in the refrigerator. Yields: 7 portions @ 11.28 grams protein per 4oz serving     Related PostsChopped Liver, 20.75 grams protein per 2 oz. serving94  Ingredients: 1 pack calf liver, broiled (3 slices)[3*80=240g] 1 cup sauteed onions 2…

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Chicken Puree, 5.43 grams protein per 2 oz. servings

Ingredients: 2 Cups chicken cooked in soup [7*16=112g] 1 cup almond milk [1g] 2 cups clear chicken broth [6*2=12g] ½ cup  sauteed onions salt & pepper Directions: Cook chicken in soup, remove from pot.  Tear chicken away from bones, discard skin. Mix all ingredients in food processor until pureed. Yields: 23 2 oz. servings Chicken Puree, 5.43 grams protein per serving. Photograph of 10 gram protein meal: 2 oz portion Chicken Zucchini Souffle 2 oz portion Chicken Puree one disposable baby spoon. Related PostsTaco Meal Puree, 13 grams…

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Chopped Liver, 20.75 grams protein per 2 oz. serving

  Ingredients: 1 pack calf liver, broiled (3 slices)[3*80=240g] 1 cup sauteed onions 2 oz. 0% Greek Yogurt, 0% [2*4=8g] 1 cup Almond Milk [1g] Directions: Rinse and broil the liver on highest oven temperature for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to check that the edges do not burn.  Liver is broiled when the insides are no longer pink. Beat in food processor with the rest of ingredients until pureed. Yields: 12 2 oz. portions of pureed high protein meal. Serving Suggestion:  Serve with 2 ounces…

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Sauteed Onions

Sauteed onions are a basic flavor enhancer to pureed foods. Directions:  Chop six large onions in food processor. Add to crockpot with 1/4 cup oil. Cook for ten hours or until golden, stirring once per hour. After cooking the onions, drain the oil and mix in a food processor until smooth.  Add mixture to ice cube trays and freeze.  Each cube will be one ounce.  When frozen, pop cubes out and freeze in zip lock bags.  Cubes may be sliced into four parts for adding into…

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