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Low-Carb Cauliflower Latkes Bites, 6.3 grams protein, 110 calories

You want the taste of greasy potato latkes, but you don’t want the fat or the carbs. You want the high protein but you also want that deep onion flavor.  So here you have it; the best of both worlds.  Conveniently packed into mini muffin sized bites for portable nutrition. Store three pieces in a ziplock bags and freeze. Reheat as needed. Pairs well with Creamy Protein Dipping Sauce for an added 3 grams protein per meal. Ingredients 4 ounces cauliflower, fresh or frozen (1.9g,25c)…

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Mock Potato Salad with Cauliflower, 6 grams protein, 68 calories

Cauliflower is a virtuous replacement for potatoes.  When flavored properly, this tastes like the real thing. In this recipe, the cauliflower is cooked in the microwave for convenience. You can cook it on the stove, but make sure not to overcook. You want the florets to still hold shape and not get mushy. Ingredients:  3 hard-boiled eggs 2 pickles (or 6 mini dill) 8 ounces cauliflower Dressing: 2 oz. Greek Yogurt, 0% 1 teaspoon spicy brown  mustard 1 teaspoon chopped dill (or 1 frozen cube)…

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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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Crunchy Kettle Corn Chickpeas, 4.5 grams protein, 120 calories per ounce

This is a sugar-free and gluten-free high-protein snack that is perfect for keeping around for an emergency crunch while working, or at the movies.  Besides being an excellent vegan and gluten-free source of protein and fiber, chickpeas also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. This versatile snack will surprise you in flavor and nutrients. Compare to popcorn, at 106 calories and 3 grams protein per ounce, but with little nutritional value.  Refrigerate leftovers. Ingredients: 1 cup chickpeas from can (14g, 220c) 2…

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Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage, 11 grams protein, 223 calories

This vegetarian recipe was designed to create a balanced meal of necessary Carbs and Fats for Post-Op Breakdown of Proteins.  If you are lazy to stuff the cabbage leaves, then shred the cabbage and cook everything together in the oven. Ingredients: ½ head cabbage (8g, 150c) 1 can chickpeas (21g,350c) 2 slices roasted red pepper from jar, chopped (15g, 30c) 2 large scallions, chopped  (.6g, 20c) ½ rutabaga, or 8 ounces finely shredded (2.2g,76c) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil (360c) 3 tablespoons…

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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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Unjury Powder Eggplant Bites Recipe, 28 grams protein

Do you miss those good old days with hefty eggplant fries on the side of your burger?  If you dare to try this recipe, you might get your cravings satisfied and be very full too.   You might be surprised by the texture of the batter, but it certainly beats pureed food after surgery. Ingredients: 2 ounces eggplant (1g, 25c) 1 egg (6g, 70c) 1 scoop Unjury protein powder, chicken soup flavor (21g, 100c) salt and pepper Directions: Peel and slice the eggplant.  Lay flat…

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Basic Seitan Directions

Seitan is made from high-gluten flour, which is a high-protein meat alternative. Very Simple Instructions: Mix equal parts of Bob’s Red Mill Vital Gluten Flour with cold water to make seitan dough. Seitan dough may be refrigerated for up to a week. Seitan may be frozen as 2 ounce balls and defrosted for later use. Spicy flavored mixtures may be steamed, boiled, fried, or grilled. Seitan contains 23 grams of protein per 2 ounce serving. Related PostsSeitan Scallion Stir-Fry, 26 grams protein10000Do you miss eating Chinese food…

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Seitan Tomato Alfredo, 28 grams protein per 4 ounce meal.

This is a wholesome vegetarian dish that can be prepared in advance and frozen. Directions: 2 ounces Seitan dough (23g) 4 ounces Soymilk (5g) 1 teaspoon bruschetta paste from jar 1 ounce (cube) sauteed onions salt, pepper, garlic powder Directions: Combine all ingredients except for seitan and boil in a saucepan on medium. Next, roll the seitan dough into an oblong sausage-shape. Begin slicing very thin strips. Then, slice every strip into half, lengthwise. They should look like very thin flat worms. Drop seitan fettuccine…

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Seitan Scallion Stir-Fry, 26 grams protein

Do you miss eating Chinese food now that you are sticking to a post-op puree diet? See Basic Seitan Instructions. Ingredients: 2 ounces Bob’s Red Mill Vital Gluten Flour  (23g) 2 ounces water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder soy sauce 1 scallion 4 ounces chicken broth (3g) Directions: Mix 2 ounces water with salt and garlic powder. Add in 2 ounces Bob’s Red Mill Vital Gluten Flour (23g). Kneed seitan dough until all water is absorbed. In a saucepan, boil 4 ounces chicken…

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