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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Recipe Suggestions: 5 Day Pouch Test

Many of our LivingAfterWLS Neighbors are enthused about trying the 5 Day Pouch Test and a few have written to ask for recipes. As we explained in the original post, lean and clean protein is the best way to work this plan. But you can be flexible and cook recipes with more ingredients to enhance flavor. Remember, the objective is to give your pouch a two day rest, then progressively "tighten" it by increasing the density of your protein over the next three days.

Here are some recipe suggestions from our LivingAfterWLS Recipe Collection. Work the plan the best way you can and rediscover your pouch.

Days 1 & 2:
(liquids, protein shakes)
Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
Orange Dream Smoothie
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

One of our community members suggested this:

"I have come across a great protein smoothie called 'Naked' All natural protein juice smoothie. I get it from SAM's Warehouse. Each bottle (32 fl oz) has 38 Grams of Protein or 19 grams per serving (16 fl oz) along with other nutrients like Potassium, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Iron. It tastes great!

The web site is... ... Check it out. There is a store locater on the site too."

Day 3: Soft Protein
(canned fish, eggs, soft fish)
Healthy Deviled Eggs
Oven Scrambled Eggs
Crusted Fish Recipes
Cheesy Salmon Loaf (omit green peas)

Day 4: Firm Protein
ground meat, shellfish, scallops, lobster
Turkey Cheeseburgers
Grilled Garlic Shrimp
Tender Shrimp
Baked Citrus-Herb Salmon

Day 5: Solid Protein
(white meat poultry, beef steak)
Basic Sauteed Chicken Breasts
Lemon Herb Chicken
Bamagal's Thai Peanut Butter Burgers

Remember, keep your food selections as simple and basic as possible for the best results. But it is OK to be flexible. This plan is to help you rediscover your pouch and boost your confidence in your ability to work the tool.


Unknown said...

These sound great Kaye---
I forgot all about the Thai burgers---I have so many recipes but still tend to get in a rut at times. Thanks for these links

Kaye Bailey said...

Diane - the Thai burgers are great. I've used ground venison and it is super delicious! You always come up with the best recipes.