Post-op grocery list
Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:59 AM
Here are some things on my list so far: protein shakes, crystal light, cranberry juice, sugar-free posicles, low-fat broth, no fruit yogurt, sugar-free pudding, strained soups made with skimmed milk, mashes potatoes with nonfat dry milk, sugar-free coffee mixes for protein shakes
Any other ideas? I'm hoping to benefit from the wisdom of the experienced members.
Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:46 AM
I still need to get some instant mashed potaotes that taste like something. I am going to add some Fage yogurt to it to make it smooth rather than milk. Anything for some taste and them maybe some garlic. I have four weeks of liquid diet, two before and two after and I am sure I will be dying for anything that doesn't taste like a protein shake.
Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:51 PM
Now... and then...
Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:32 PM
I started out with the fat free stuff at 80 calories/half a cup but went to the 2% purely on taste.
Ricotta cheese (Sargento's ff one is pretty good). 5g protein per 1/4 cup. One of the best things early out was refried beans with some marinara sauce and ricotta cheese - sprinkled with a bit of Parmesan and nuked... yum!
Egg Beaters - lightly scrambled egg goes down well with some people. DH likes the South Western one. 6g protein in 1/4 cup.
And take a look at some of the low fat canned soups like Progresso (Campbell's have a good selection too).
You'll need to pour off a little of the broth to stop it being a slider food but all of the ingredients mush up - I didn't have to puree anything - just mush it up really well with a fork.
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