I think Mr. is still on a "diet." He actually went to work this morning with three baggies of protein powder, and made a couple of scrambled eggs for breakfast. I looked, contemplated, and could not do it. No eggs for me. I just cannot eat plain eggs. It's a texture thing, I know.
I can eat quiche! If it's filled with more cheese than eggs! :x I can eat egg sandwiches! If I pull most of the egg off!
I know this sounds crazy - but I can eat this:
I know, right? I have to admit I was entirely skeptical, because #1 I don't like eggs, and #2 A packaged egg-like product? I was very surprised that it was GOOD. Who knew?
But, it's one of the products on the Focus 28 program, and I could definitely eat it again. It's a packaged mix that you mix with water and microwave, it puffs up and makes a little eggy omelet. You could also pan fry it in cooking spray. It makes a savory breakfast (or anytime) bariatric food containing 12 grams of protein, only 90 calories, no trans fat and low cholesterol.
I mixed the product with water and cooked it in the microwave. The result was a cute puffy egg dish, it smelled good, it contains cheese and spices. I ate it plain, ( I might suggest adding it to a low-carb tortilla for a roll up, with salsa...if you're further out from surgery like me!) and it was tasty! Some online reviews have suggested adding a tiny bit more water to make a more scrambled egg texture if you want. I might even add a little spoonful of salsa to the mix next time.
As an early post-op starting in the soft foods phase, this product is a super choice to get in some protein. Back when I was a new post-op, I knew nothing about bariatric-specific foods and plans, I lived on string cheese. I wish I knew about choices!
- Product - Vegetable Cheese Omelette
- Via - Focus28
- Price - $1.42 per serving/7 per box
- Pros - Easy to carry, easy to make, 12 grams of protein, low fat, low cholesterol, great for early post ops, quite filling.
- Cons - Longer term post ops might want to add to it.
- Rating - Pouchworthy, MM.