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How to cook spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash is a well known dieter’s secret for a low calorie gluten-free alternative to pasta.  To prepare the squash, cut in half and place face-down on a baking pan in the oven set to 500 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes.  Discard the seeds, and scrape out the squash with a fork. It will look just like thin noodles.  Refrigerate and use in pasta recipes.   Related PostsChunky Cream of Chicken Noodle Soup, 7 grams protein, 93 calories 10000Easy to cook, and hearty to eat.…

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Necessary Carbs and Fats for Post-Op Breakdown of Proteins

Post-op patients must remember to add necessary carbs and fats on top of their protein, in order to break down the protein with body fat rather than muscle mass. If you had RNY gastric bypass weight loss surgery, then you are experiencing rapid weight loss like me.  This causes your body to burn the muscles instead of your fat.  At the end of this journey, you might find yourself at your goal weight, with a morbidly high body fat ratio.  This means that you are…

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Harvest Snaps Pea or Lentil Chips Snacks, 5 grams protein per ounce

These chips are absolutely perfect!  You get 5 grams of protein from every ounce.  Buy two flavors and mix.  Prepare mixed flavor packs in zip-lock bags for grab-n-go snacks or work/school/office lunch bags. Click here for purchase and nutritional information. Black Pepper snack bags Tomato Basil Wasabi Ranch Lentil Onion Thyme  (pictured) Lightly Salted (Original) Snapea Caesar  (pictured)

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MET-Rx – ISO 20 Gel Fruit Punch 100% Whey Isolate Protein Gel, 20 grams protein

This is a very interesting product.   It is a very strong fruit punch flavored clear gel in a pouch.  It tastes nothing like other chemical products. The gel melts in your mouth, making it perfect for post-op hospital clear liquid stages.  My surgeon approved it and I took it to the hospital. I squirted a bit into my mouth every hour, and was getting my protein intake right from the start. 20 grams protein per 4 ounce pouch, 0 fat, 0 sugar Click for…

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Hummus – Sabra Classic Hummus, 2oz Singles, 6 grams protein per serving.

Sabra Classic Hummus, 2oz Singles are perfectly sized portions are delicious in a meal with other foods.  Excellent for pairing with tuna salad (10g) for a 14 gram protein meal, or as a standalone 4 gram protein snack. Eat it with a baby spoon for a quick flavorful and salty craving fix. NUTRITION INFORMATION Serving Size1/4 Cup (57g) Serving per Container1 AMOUNT PER SERVING Calories150 Calories From Fat100 % Daily Value Total Fat11 g (17% DV) Saturated Fat1.5 g (8% DV) Trans Fat0 g Cholesterol0 mg (0% DV)…

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30 gram Premier Protein High Protein Shake, Chocolate Drink

I thought this was too good to be true.  30 grams of protein, creamy chocolate flavor, only 11 ounce drinks, and less than $3.00. I found these drinks at the local supermarket in a 4-pk.   These drinks do not have to be refrigerated until opened, but tastes best when chilled. Try It!  The Premier Protein High Protein Shake is available in Chocolate flavor as a  12-pack on Amazon at $2.66 per drink, and an 18-pack Premier Protein High Protein Shake at $2.49 per drink. Related PostsCarob Caramel Protein Shake88This is very…

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Pacific Soymilk with 10 grams protein per cup

Not all soymilk brands are the same. This particular brand has the most grams of protein per cup.  Pacific Natural Foods Organic Ultra Soy Non-Dairy Beverage, Original Unsweetened 32-ounce container is my preferred brand of soymilk.  This staple ingredients moves fast, so stock up!  Compare Pacific Soy-Milk Original: Milk has 1 gram of protein per ounce Almond milk has 1 gram protein per cup Other soymilk brands have 7-9 grams protein per cup Make sure you buy the light-blue “ULTRA” Soy version. Pacific Soy-Milk Original is available in…

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