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Zucchini Linguini

Zucchini Linguini

Susan Maria Leach  /  6/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

It is perfect tossed with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan or red sauce. Even faster version is to pan saute your zucchini shreds and heat them in half a jar of Mario Batali or Gia Russo sauce. It is delicious!

Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Susan Maria Leach  /  6/6/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
A tasty and easy to eat standby dressed up with a little chopped shrimp. Such a simple addition but it adds enough wow to change the dish and get you a lot of compliments. The best deviled eggs you or your guests ever ate!
Manicotti

Manicotti

Susan Maria Leach  /  6/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Being Italian has always meant pasta, but since my surgery, I do not eat macaroni anymore. I grab a meatball or have sauce over ricotta with lots of parmesan cheese. Once in a while I do make a pan of Manicotti but I use very thin eggy crepes called crespelle instead of pasta. They are easy to make and really delicious.
Steak Pizzaiola

Steak Pizzaiola

Susan Maria Leach  /  6/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Serve this tender, fall-off-the-bone meat with sauteed Swiss chard or zucchini. It is very easy but the flavors are really deep and flavorful. Steak in the style of the pizzamaker.

Full Liquids - Your First Baby Steps with Food

Full Liquids - Your First Baby Steps with Food

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/31/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

The goal in this phase is to introduce a few calories into your diet and ready your surgically altered stomach and intestines for food. Doctors vary in their requirements for length of time in this food stage; some as little as a few days to as long as a month or even longer in cases. Stay with your surgeons prescribed timeline.

Mexican Taco Soup

Mexican Taco Soup

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/29/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

A soup pot full of Mexican Taco Goodness that's so simple you can make it on a weeknight for family supper! You'll get hugs from everyone and feel good about it because it's so much better for them than take out. This is great soup and so healthy.

Dips Without Chips?

Dips Without Chips?

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/28/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Survey says PLANNING is how post ops remain at goal. They don't eat chips and dip during the football game just because they have a craving or have lost all their weight... they happily live with the changes that got them to goal for life.