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Pack-a-Punch Lunch for post-op bariatric weight loss surgery protein meals.

Omega + C Orange Salmon Endives, 19.5 grams protein, 290 calories

The perfect winter lunch to pack in the nutrients and prevent the sniffles.  Endive is enriched with Vitamin A and ß-carotene, which have antioxidant properties. Carotenes convert to vitamin A inside the human body.  The orange delivers your vitamin C right in between the smoked salmon, which is high in omega fatty acids. All ingredients combined are sweet and moist, perfect for chewing. Ingredients: 2 ounces skinless boneless smoked salmon 4 Tablespoons Cream Cheese, with chives if possible ½ naval orange 4 endives slices Directions:…

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Roasted Chestnut Apple Salad, 10.2 grams protein, 217 calories

This Fall-Flavored salad tastes even better after it is refrigerated for a day. Roasted chestnuts are amazing in flavor and packed with nutrition. It is lower in fats like other nuts but higher in soluble fiber. Roasting is easy. Buy fresh chestnuts and slice a slit halfway across the chestnut. Place in a pan in the oven. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Peel and discard shell and furry skins. Ingredients: ½ purple onion, chopped  (4c) 12 roasted chestnuts, about 6 ounces after peeling  (3g,…

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“The Sandwich” – flourless gluten-free protein powder bread, 20 grams protein, 262 calories

This sandwich relies on two slices of Cornmeal Cheddar Sandwich Bread which has 15 grams protein, 187 calories.  If you had RNY gastric bypass, then you should eat only half of the sandwich, and reserve the second half for the next day. It will tastes nearly as fresh the next day.  The lettuce is important, because it provides a watery and crunchy tool for chewing the deli. Ingredients: 2 slices of Cornmeal Cheddar Sandwich Bread (30g,374c) 2 ounces deli meat, or 2 thick slices (10g,90c) 2 teaspoons fat thousand island dressing (60c) 1/2 lettuce…

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Edamame Frozen Microwave Meal, 12 grams protein, 220 calories

This is the by far the fastest meal to heat up and enjoy.  You can freeze the mixture in a microwave safe container and heat up for lunch straight from the freezer.  The onions will caramelize in the microwave, the cheese will melt, and the edamame will be infused with the teriyaki flavor. This practical meal will surprise you. What a perfect lunch to grab for work. Ingredients: 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (5g,60c) 2 ounces edamame (5.5g,61c) 1 tablespoon purple onion, chopped (4c) 1…

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Bites, 10 grams protein, 319 calories

In this recipe, I used gluten-free spaghetti squash and full fat cream cheese. You can substitute with lowfat, but do make sure the nutrition facts show you that there will be 2 grams protein per 2 tablespoon serving. Many whipped brands cheat on that and only have 1 gram at most. These little alfredo bites are perfect for a warm meal, but also tastes delicious straight from the refrigerator. Store 3 per zip-lock bag and freeze. Grab one bag in the morning when heading to…

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Liver Pate Appetizer Cups, 18.6 grams protein, 237 calories

Not only are these the fanciest little appetizers on the block, but your co-workers will envy your meal options. The dried fruit adds a sweet touch, topped with crispy onions for an exotic and tasteful meal.  You will almost forget that you are eating organ meat. Ingredients: 12 ounces Chicken Liver Pate (63.48g, 531c) 12 won-ton wrappers from package (.75g,20c*12=9g,240c) ½ cup chopped dates (2g, 240c) ¼ cup  French Fried Onion, crushed (180c) Directions: Spray a large muffin pan with oil spray.  Press a wonton wrapper…

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Instant Chia Chocolate Pudding, 17 grams protein, 174 calories

Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients with very few calories. All the carbs are actually from fiber, and most of the fats are Omega-3s.  Chia is a true superfood all in a tiny seed, packed with antioxidants: Fiber, Protein, Omega-3’s, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2. Look for brands that have even more protein, such as Tresomega Organic @ 3 grams per tablespoon (used in this recipe). Chia seeds can be added to your baking for added protein, or sprinkled into yogurt as…

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Egg and Meat Muffin Cups, 14 grams protein, 129 calories

If you are having a productive day and want to cook meals for the week, this gluten-free and flourless muffin recipe will be your perfect investment of your time. I love to prepare these in little containers and then eat them throughout the week for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner; whatever catches my fancy.  It tastes like a meat stew in a cup, or maybe even a breakfast corned beef hash in a muffin.  Enjoy it fresh and warm, cold, or room temperature at work.…

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Turkey Teriyaki Lunch Rolls, 17 grams protein, 115 calories

This will be extremely juicy and moist, and will be absolutely no problem to chew and swallow without drinking. You will be surprised how much the teriyaki makes the greek yogurt taste disappear and melt into an amazing dressing. One roll should suffice as a 4 ounce meal. Ingredients: 1 ounce greek yogurt  (3g,15c) 2 teaspoons Lawry’s Teriyaki with Pineapple (20c) 2 slices deli turkey breast  (14g,80c) 1 large lettuce leaf 2 thin red pepper strips (red and yellow) Prepare your sandwich roll: Mix the…

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Green Onion and Cucumber Lunch, 18 grams protein

Recipe submitted by: Debbie Stanislowski #NSV Smart Choices! I was craving chips, some kind of junk food, so THIS is what I opted for! Greek yogurt mixed with green onion dip and cucumber slices… Total protein 18 grams in this baby, and yummy for my pouch!         Variations: The night before, set aside two  GladWare Mini Round Food Storage Containers, 1/2 cup each. In one container, mix 3 ounces (9 grams protein) of greek yogurt with 1/2 teaspoon Wise Green Onion Dip Mix Packet (In your…

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