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I like those seasoned packets too. I tried a Thai seasoned one at lunchtime and almost passed out from the heat of it...should have known better when I opened it and it had a whole chili pepper on top! I also like the frozen turkey burgers and salmon fillets.

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I was able to get in all my Protein even in liquid and pureed stages....

I didn't mind the shakes, in fact at 15 months out I still have one everyday. But believe me, I tried dozens before I found the ones I like. You can get samples from Nashua Nutrition. I dilute them all with twice as much water/milk as they call for and use fresh fruit and Torani syrups to add variety.

I added unflavored Protein Powder to everything. Cream of mushroom Soup, lobster bisque, egg drop Soup, hot and sour soup, cream of asparagus, French onion soup, butternut squash soup, vegetable soup, Bob's Red Mill 10 grain hot Cereal, hummus, guacamole, etc.

I use vanilla Protein Powder or Torani Syrup to flavor plain Greek yogurt so I can control the sweetness. (Plus it adds even more protein). BTW, read label...some yogurts have twice as much Protein as others. Kashi Go Lean Cereal has 13g protein/10g Fiber per cup so would be a good amount of protein with skim milk added.

Have you tried tuna fish? Crab salad? Fish? Peanut Butter or PB2? Split pea soup and bean soup have a lot of protein (plus you can add unflavored protein powder). Tofu? And there's tons of things you can do with cheese. Any particular reason you don't do eggs?

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I like frozen meals, the turkey and green bean one is delish, though I usully can't finish the Beans

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I don't ever look at frozen foods but 15 grams of Protein is rather low for a meal. a piece of chicken, or shrimp or fish or even steak, hamburger will all have much more than 15 grams. if I were to look at a frozen entrée as an emergency meal I would look at Atkins. if you can't find food healthy for you, you will not succeed, I am sorry to be mean here but our brains are wired differently. you will start to look at foods you like more but likely isn't a good choice. the wt. loss will stop. try hard and get the cookbooks out and get on the internet and find good healthy meals that you can fix and that you will like.

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post-203485-14258886969072_thumb.jpgI prefer to cook and freeze my own portion size meals ahead of time, but these high-protein meals have come in handy in a pinch. I found them at Safeway. All of them are high protein/low carb. My favorite is the cheesy chicken. It has 26 grams of Protein and 8 carbs. At 11 months out I can eat about 3/4 of one package. Edited by Bluesea71

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I have never been able to eat eggs. Smell, texture and taste make me gag. I've tried a few times here and there to see if my tastes have changed but no luck.

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'll keep plugging along, without the help of the freezer meals ;)

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also bandediving.com has some great recipes, it's run by Sandi Henderson who was 424 lbs now like 150 . She creates really good recipes and gets them from other sources. It's a challenge to get your Protein in if you don't do eggs or meat. I think there are probably some vegans on here who could help you.

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also bandediving.com has some great recipes, it's run by Sandi Henderson who was 424 lbs now like 150 . She creates really good recipes and gets them from other sources. It's a challenge to get your Protein in if you don't do eggs or meat. I think there are probably some vegans on here who could help you.

thanks sharpie!! I'm hoping soon my pouch will tolerate nuts, that will help too. I'll check out that page :)

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also I wanted to add that during my pre-op diet my nutritionist allowed lean cuisine at dinner - it is the best of the weight controlled meals . lower sodium and carbs around 300 calories. I think anything you can tolerate at this point would be okay. Always talk with your nutritionist or Dr of course. the site for Sandi is : Bandedliving.com not sure I spelled it right before.

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I would steer clear of that.. that's a lot of carbs..

fish: flounder, salmon, cod, shrimp, scallops, fresh or frozen tuna (skip the canned).

try different Protein shakes. I like EAS whey and Cellucor brand Protein Shakes with low carbs and high Protein.< /p>

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Fish, fish, and more fish. I wasn't a fish eater before. Oh, I'd have it once in a while, but why eat fish when you can eat veal parm and spaghetti? Well, obviously I choose to eat smarter these days and have found that fish can be very tasty...and is very band friendly. I eat at Greek restaurants alot more than I used to because for whatever reason, the Greeks know how to make a great piece of fish...simply grilled and even without sauce.

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Besides the flavor and enjoyment factor I just dont think they arehigh enough Protein.< /p>

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Try switching the chicken breast for thighs. I used to only eat white meat poultry but find the thighs are now a lot easier on my digestion. I prefer bone in, just remove the skin.

Susan

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If you need to occasionally rely on frozen stuff (and the fact is some of us do) I really like the Good food Made Simple Breakfast bowls (I eat them for any meal). My nutritionist has blessed them for use when the other options are not as healthy. Other than slightly higher than desirable sodium, they are pretty good.

http://www.goodfoodmadesimple.com/our-products/breakfast-bowls/southwestern-veggies/

210 cal

9g fat

18g carb

14g Protein

320g of sodium

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