What to eat during mommy makeover recovery

  • 1 year ago

Please post recipes you especially like to help you shed a few pounds before your mommy makeover or to make recovery a little easier.
I'll start:

Tropical Fruit Smoothie
1 cup frozen pineapple (you can usually find this in the freezer section of your grocery store)
1/2 cup frozen mango or papaya (same with the grocery store freezer section)
1 banana
1 cup vanilla yogurt (soy works well if you can't have milk)
1 cup orange juice (adjust amount depending on how thick you like your smoothies)
Handful of ice
You can also throw in a handful of strawberries if you have them. We think it tastes more tropical without the berries.
Blend all ingredients. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Add your favorites in the comments section!

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HIGH PROTEIN PANCAKES 496 calories per serving-58 Grams Protein/23 Grams Carbs/19Grams Fat 1 serving Quaker -Large Flake Oats, 1/4 cup -whip in bullet to make an oat-flour (do not use flour, otherwise pancakes can be doughy when you cook them....yuck...plus oatmeal is loaded with way more nutrients. Greek Yogurt Plain 1/2 cup (15g protein) Vanilla Protein Powder, 1 Scoop (27g protein) Eggs - Whole, raw, 3 extra large (15g Protein) Coconut Oil (considered a super food) Maple Syrup- 1/2 Cup or more if desired of pure maple syrup (very important to add, as this will carry protein to your muscles...fast moving vehicle... 100 Grams Fresh Fruit of your choice (about 6-7 large Strawberries) Stir all ingredients together with spoon until mixed(don't worry, u can never over stir this batter, as with regular pancakes, hence the perfect Post Surgery choice recipe). As you cook these, place pancakes on plate and coat each pancake with Coconut Oil...(very yummy) Top with Syrup!
I made these pancakes today!!   They are amazing and are made with most all of my favorite foods.  They are so filling, and you are right you can't over stir.  
YES! They are excellent aren't they? My husband sometimes asks for them for dinner...and he adds 3 slices of bacon as a side dish. And I agree....very filling. Remember everyone, these power house pancakes are designed for one person~please TRY & not share! I get about 6 little pancakes, I stack them one over the other. I didn't see where I could upload a picture of them here so everyone can see...but you can jump onto my wall and take a look at a picture I uploaded there. After Surgery you should be eating more protein...so when you get your appetite back....stir up a batch and get someone else to do the dishes when your done!
Wow! These sound fab!
I also made them today and thoroughly enjoyed every morsel! Thanks for the recipe.
Glad you liked them Miss BelaBlu! I had some yesterday served with sliced apples....such a great way to sneak in protein into the menu. It looks like your only days from your surgery. Good luck!
I love this recipe and make it several times a month.  You may also use lean ground turkey which I prefer.  And for extra protein add a can of rinsed and drained black beans.  

Lemon Turkey Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
2 cups turkey stock
1 cup diced cooked turkey (or lean ground turkey)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1 pinch sea salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until
fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and red bell pepper; cook and stir until
carrots begin to soften, 8 to 10 minutes.
2. Pour turkey stock into vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and
simmer until flavors blend, about 20 minutes.
3. Stir cooked turkey, lemon juice, and lemon zest into turkey stock mixture; simmer
until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add spinach leaves, salt, and black pepper;
simmer until spinach wilts and turns bright green, 1 to 2 minutes.
It's all about Chia for me, a little fills you up because It has tons of protein, Omega 3's - it also has a good does of magnesium, tons of fiber, and it's ideal for detoxing too! Here are a couple of ways to eat it:
Your Base Chia Mixture: To make your base mixture just add aprox 1/4 cup of chia seeds to 1 cup of your choice of milk - I use cashew or almond. and your choice of sweeter (I use agave). Stir really well, it will look watery but will thicken fast...keep your eye on it and add more milk to make your desired consistency, it should resemble Tapioca Pudding when set. 

Chia Cereal

Make the base Chia mixture and add whatever you love! Here I have Goji Berries, Cranberries, and Cinnamon.

Chia Fancy Desert! 

You can easily turn Chia into a fancy dessert, just find something pretty to serve it in and top with fresh fruit and anything else your heart desires!!

I love this salad, you can make a ton of it, keep it in the fridge for days and it gets better as it sits. Enjoy!

Fresh Corn Tomato Salad - Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 ears fresh corn, husked - about 4 cups corn kernels ( I use frozen and thaw before using)
2 cups red or orange grape tomatoes, halved
1 bunch scallions (white and green), thinly sliced
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves

Whisk the vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream, to make a smooth dressing.

Shear off the corn kernels with a sharp knife over a bowl (or use thaw fresh frozen corn). Toss in the tomatoes, scallions, and mozzarella. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to coat. Cover and let set for 15 minutes or up to 2 hours. Before serving tear the basil over the salad and stir.

Taco Lettuce Wraps: Chicken or Ground Turkey

A rotisserie chicken from Costco or any grocery (~$5), Baby Romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes and avocado. I I also use plain greek yogurt in place of sour cream. I also add siracha for a kick. These can filled with ground turkey meat with taco seasoning etc. Get creative!