Following a weight loss surgery, the biggest adjustment for patients is learning how to reintroduce their favorite foods into a new, healthy lifestyle. Instead of eating large meals during the day, the focus shifts to dietary quality over quantity. Now that the stomach has been reduced to the size of an egg, each meal has to pack serious nutritional punch to ensure weight loss success. The following recipes, courtesy of Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook For Dummies, are prime examples of how to make delicious-tasting meals that limit calories while providing excellent sources of protein.
Havarti Scramble with Salmon
Not only are eggs a high source of protein, but they make for a quick meal any time of the day. Feel free to substitute your favorite variety of cheese in this recipe or swap in shrimp instead of salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
- 6 large eggs
- ¼ cup nonfat milk
- 2 ounces Havarti cheese, cut into small pieces
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon minced chives
- 1 teaspoon butter
- ½ cup canned salmon, no skin or bones