Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Recipe for Success

When I was recovering after gastric bypass surgery, I always looked for foods that would not hurt my stomach going down, and had a lot of protein. You cannot eat a lot the first few months after surgery, but you must make sure you eat a high level of protein during that time, and for the rest of your life. In fact, they gave us a rule to use for the rest of our lives — always eat in this order:

Protein
then
Vegetables
then
Starch


The reason for this rule is so that when you get full, at least you know you ate the most important thing (protein).

From time to time, I will put some of my favorite protein-rich recipes on my blog, and I hope you will share yours with me!

I love this one so much that, even seven years after surgery, I continue making it. During the first few months post-surgery, this can be a whole meal! After that, supplement with a green salad or your favorite steamed veggies.

Bariatric Egg Drop Tomato Soup
One can low sodium tomato soup
Eggs — one or two
Cooking spray

Spray the bottom of a saucepan with cooking spray and then fry your eggs right out of the shell (do not add water or milk). When done frying, add the can of tomato soup and half soup can of water. Cook until hot and bubbly.

It's "mmm mmm good!"

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