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Popeye’s Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie, 2 grams protein, 157 calories per cup

“It will work if the change will motivate your tastes buds.” This is a very interesting quote from Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, the documentary about the value of juicing.  and explains how the smoothie must intrigue your sense of taste for your lifestyle changes to be permanent.  Since bypass, I’ve been able to explore new foods and be as daring as ever, keeping me motivated but also satisfied! For example, never in my life would I sit down to a bowl of kale. But…

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Oven-Baked Pastrami Eggrolls, 12 grams protein, 214 calories

In this recipe, I replaced the cabbage and carrots with a package of broccoli slaw. You can find broccoli slaw in most supermarkets in the vegetable isle near the salad mixes.  The meat will only taste as good as the quality of your deli purchase. Ingredients:  1 package Broccoli Slaw 1 Package Pastrami, 7 ounces 1 Package Eggroll Wrappers 1 teaspoon chopped Ginger 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil  1 Tablespoons Teriyaki ½ teaspoon Mustard 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon white pepper Directions:  Stir-fry the broccoli slaw…

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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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Winter Roses in a Cup – Harvest Vegetable Side Dish with Healthy and Necessary Carbs and Fats.  

This recipe is dedicated to my personal trainer who tipped me off on the need for healthy carbs and fats that post-op patients need for breaking down protein with body fat instead of muscle mass.  Pair these harvest vegetable side dish rose cups with a high-protein recipe for the ultimate meal. Without further ado, here is my side dish recipe to round out your protein meal. Ingredients: ¼ rutabaga, or 100 grams (1.1g,38c) ½ sweet potato (1g, 56c) 1 small apple  (.3g,58c) 1 medium orange…

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