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I'm 6.5 weeks out from surgery, and I'm desperately craving a sandwich or wrap or something of the like. Just eating the cold cuts/cheese or chicken salad or whatever isn't cutting it.

I don't currently have any food restrictions from my team (I'm allowed to try whatever I want in small amounts), just whatever my body decides is a no-go, but it's already rejected 100% whole wheat toast, so I'm terrified what it would do with soft bread. Would a wheat or spinach tortilla be a better option? What about a FlatOut wrap (well, part of one, since they're large)?

I haven't tried any of the above yet because I'm leery of dumping again like I did after just two tiny bites of the toast, but I'm not sure if there's a better way to get over and/or satisfy the craving.

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There is!! Look up either Revolutionary Rolls or their variant (my preferred choice) Oopsie Rolls on the Internet - I have made 1/2 doz whenever I crave a burger or sandwich - and it has perfectly hit the spot! With bacon and egg filling, or cheese and Tomato, or BLT.

Most of the recipes are really simple, 3-4 8ngredients. Our own fluffychix has a great but a bit more complex recipe here: http://fluffychixcook.com/basic-revolution-ary-rolls-low-carb-and-gluten-free/

Magic.

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I've heard of cloud bread before (which this seems to be a variation on), but I'm leery because of them being egg-based, as I don't like the taste of eggs. Are the ones you make eggy-tasting, @FluffyChix?

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Have you tried lettuce as a wrap alternative ? People seem to love it
Also in the early stages of post op I came up with a biscuit alternative made from home made oat flour and Protein Powder worked well as a burger bun
DM me if you want the recipe IMG_5031.JPG


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27 minutes ago, istytehcrawk said:

I've heard of cloud bread before (which this seems to be a variation on), but I'm leery because of them being egg-based, as I don't like the taste of eggs. Are the ones you make eggy-tasting, @FluffyChix?

The first lot were a little, but I put in whole-grain mustard in the second and they were totally un-eggy!

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On 4/1/2018 at 9:03 PM, biddynz said:

The first lot were a little, but I put in whole-grain mustard in the second and they were totally un-eggy!

LOL, that was one of my original variations a million years ago on my Fluffy Chix Cook blog. LOL.

Very good! And helps knock the egg back. Also not letting them brown a lot will hold the egg taste down.

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For wraps, the very easiest thing is to use a Flatout Light if you can get them. For 45 calories, and I think 3g net carbs, you can have 1/2 a wrap which I "think" you will only eat about 1/2 of it! So it will be even fewer cals and carbs!

If you want "sandwich bread, " Sara Lee makes a loaf that is 45 cals/slice and again, I think you would only eat either 1/4 of a sandwich or 1/2 of a sandwich. But make sure you toast the bread first!! Many people have issues with untoasted bread.

I haven't tried either of these things post surgery cuz am trying to keep carbs super low and not add these tasty bits until I'm in maintenance, so I don't know how they act in the new anatomy!

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2 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

For wraps, the very easiest thing is to use a Flatout Light if you can get them. For 45 calories, and I think 3g net carbs, you can have 1/2 a wrap which I "think" you will only eat about 1/2 of it! So it will be even fewer cals and carbs!

If you want "sandwich bread," Sara Lee makes a loaf that is 45 cals/slice and again, I think you would only eat either 1/4 of a sandwich or 1/2 of a sandwich. But make sure you toast the bread first!! Many people have issues with untoasted bread.

I haven't tried either of these things post surgery cuz am trying to keep carbs super low and not add these tasty bits until I'm in maintenance, so I don't know how they act in the new anatomy!

I loved the Flat Out wraps before surgery, so I'll have to try them again and see how my stomach feels about them. My stomach didn't even like toasted 100%WW, so I'm avoiding bread at all for a while, unfortunately.

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14 minutes ago, istytehcrawk said:

I loved the Flat Out wraps before surgery, so I'll have to try them again and see how my stomach feels about them. My stomach didn't even like toasted 100%WW, so I'm avoiding bread at all for a while, unfortunately.

Make sure you do the Flatout Light ones. Huge diff in nutritionals. I just am not gonna try the bread for sure. I do use about 8g of a 28g carb sense tortilla, nuked on a paper towel until very crisp. I use it as a cracker. I cut it into cracker squares. :) I've done that a couple of times without issues.

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Have you tried cut da carb wraps? They’re extremely thing and I believe less than 3g net carb per sheet/wrap! And I never use the whole wrap. You have to order them online and they last in the fridge and/or freezer

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3 hours ago, Bryn910 said:

Have you tried cut da carb wraps? They’re extremely thing and I believe less than 3g net carb per sheet/wrap! And I never use the whole wrap. You have to order them online and they last in the fridge and/or freezer

Never heard of them, but at a quick look they're more expensive than I want to pay for something like that. Thanks for the tip, though!

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I can't wait to be able to eat enough to make it worth it, but want to get jicama slices (they have them in a package here) to use for a fish taco soft taco. I loved them before surgery, but it isn't exactly economical to only eat 1/2 of one and have the rest of the package go bad before I can eat them all up. LOL.

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It’s a gluten free bread recipe! [emoji7] I’m an unwilling gluten free person, and all of the recipes I’ve found to date at like 15+ weird ingredients.@fluffychix I kind of adore you right now!


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Stopped by the store and picked up a pack of the FlatOut Light wraps. Am currently in the process of making my family's chicken salad (chicken breast + crushed pineapple + light mayo + chopped pecans) and can't WAIT to have it on the wrap (I loved to eat it that way before surgery). Hopefully the wrap cooperates with my stomach!

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It turned out delicious, but I was only able to eat about 1/8 cup of it on about 1/6 of a FlatOut before I got full.

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