Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Daily BANDWidth

Date: April 18, 2011
Banded: August 6, 2009
Approximately 1-1/2 years out

Blueberry Smoothie & Plenty o' coffee

I've changed the recipe just slightly for this:

1 C. Frozen Blueberries
1 C. Diet V8 Splash Tropical
1 two inch cube Tofu
2 TBSP Flaxmeal
2 TBSP Psyllium Husks
1 Scoop Jay Robb Egg White Protein Powder
1 Cup Kale, torn into pieces, no stems (or seeds that we don't need.......)

CARBmaster Carrot Cake Yogurt with about 1/8 cup of chopped walnuts and a sprinkling of cinnamon

Karen's Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
I had a generous 1 - 1-1/2 cup serving

Here's the recipe:

Karen's Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

1 Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed, and then put in blender with some water, and puree it)
1 Can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Can Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Can Diced Tomatoes, not drained
1 Can Corn, drained
1 Medium Onion, diced
1 Bell Pepper, diced
2 Ribs Celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced (I use jarred garlic, that's already minced....)
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon dried basil
(like it hot? Add a tablespoon of cayenne...... yummmmmmmmmm)

Put everything in your crockpot, stir it up, and set on low for the day. (if you need it quick, you can do the high setting for 2 hours...... otherwise, it's ready in about 6 hours on low)

CARBmaster Vanilla Yogurt with homemade Low-Fat Orange Vanilla Granola
1 glass of Charles Shaw (3 buck Chuck to those who know) Pinot Grigio
2 small pieces Muenster Cheese

I forgot to take a pix AGAIN! Ooops!

because I forgot to take the picture, I will give you the yummy recipe for the granola!!

Karen's Low-Fat Orange Vanilla Granola

2 Cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal (gluten free if you're sensitive like me)
1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
1/2 Cup Flaxmeal
1/2 Cup mixed nuts, chopped (I use walnuts, almonds and pecans)

3 TBSP Honey
Grated peel from one orange
All the juice, from the naked orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup splenda (truvia, stevia..... whichever sweetener you prefer)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dried unsweetened fruit (blueberries, cherries, raisins, etc)

Mix the oatmeal, oats, flax and nuts in one bowl.

In a small saucepan, grate the orange peel, then squeeze all the juice from the orange into that. Add the vanilla, splenda, honey and cinnamon. Put over medium heat, and stir until everything is mixed together well, and the honey seems liquified. Don't boil it.

Pour the contents from the saucepan into the oat mixture, and mix together well. Spread into jelly roll pan (or rimmed cookie sheet) and cook at 325° for 30 minutes. Once it's been cooking 15 minutes, take it out, stir it up, spread it out, and put back in oven for remaining 15 minutes.

When done, take it out, mix it up again, and let it cool. If you want, add in some dried unsweetened blueberries, cherries, etc. Put in airtight container, and keep in fridge.

I use about 1 tablespoon worth mixed into my yogurt, mix in some cinnamon, and then stir it up. YUM!

Calories for the day: 1,108

Here's the rest of the nutrients for the day's meals:

Here's me, RIGHT BEFORE my lap-band surgery...... taking a pix in the changing room

And here's me today, with my brand new haircut/color
oh.... and my size L (that would be an EIGHT!) Roots Hoodie.... my new go-to hoodie, since it's never going to stop snowing in the D!