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My surgeon's requirements for the pureed stage are pretty steep and lasts 4 weeks. I hate life and would like advice for "recipes" or survival tips.

The rules are as follows:

Lean skinless whole beans/chicken/turkey/shrimp/crab/lobster/tofu blended with spinach, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green Beans, zucchini.

May use low calorie broths, salt/pepper, herbs, lemon/lime, worschestershire, soy sauce, vinegar, plain Greek yogurt to season.

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I think you could safely expand your list of things to season with. What about salsa? I would make a little fiesta plate with chicken cooked in salsa and a little refried Beans. Ricotta bake is yummy, and I would add sugar free Torani or DaVinci syrups to ricotta cheese for a sweet treat.

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11 hours ago, Lochnessamber said:

My surgeon's requirements for the pureed stage are pretty steep and lasts 4 weeks. I hate life and would like advice for "recipes" or survival tips.

The rules are as follows:

Lean skinless whole beans/chicken/turkey/shrimp/crab/lobster/tofu blended with spinach, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green Beans, zucchini.

May use low calorie broths, salt/pepper, herbs, lemon/lime, worschestershire, soy sauce, vinegar, plain Greek yogurt to season.

I honestly don't get the angst of your post in looking at your selections? :( I'm so sorry.

I would truly encourage you to start working on reframing your reality and doing head work to work through the grief you are clearly feeling about the changes you chose to make to your body and how that is going to affect your eating.

You don't see this now, but a year from now when you are 50-100lbs lighter, your life will be TOTALLY different! I promise. You will be able to feel how fortunate this is!

I sometimes think surgeon's give you these limits not only to protect your new anatomy (you can do serious damage by challenging it too early), but also because they want us to break the cycle of using food for in a disordered pattern and putting too much importance on meal variability and too much on "food being good/yummy/comforty."

In this early time you have the opportunity to lose THE MOST WEIGHT IN A MONTH you will lose in all of your WLS history. We lose the most weight in the first 2 months following surgery. So please please embrace this time. I swear, it gets SO much better if you relax into it, keep it simple, measure and log everything, but just keep it simple. You know? Keep it low low cal/meet your Protein goals/keep carbs and crap out of it.

I didn't have to do puree. I had to do soft foods that were chewed to puree. But here are things that would fit your reqs. All you have to do is put em in a food processor (mini chopper) and bam you're there.

1. Eggface Ricotta Bake (google it)

2. Green bean casserole (bariatric style) with canned chicken

3. Tuna casserole (bariatric style) with green Beans instead of peas

4. Mexican beef with cheese or beans with cheese (too carby for me--made me hungry too soon after eating)

5. Broccoli, spinach or cauliflower pureed with light cream cheese, lemon juice, s/p/g (steam the crap out of it first)

6. Smashed cauliflower with bacon and green onions (put in a food processor)

7,. Any Soup or chili made bariatric style

8. Fish in foil pouches with lemon and spices/herbs.

9. zucchini sauteed with onion, tomatoes and herbs and pureed--can add any kind of lean meat.< /span>

10. yogurt/cottage cheese blends with berries.

I just ate the same things all the time in rotation usually. And the time went by quickly. Hang in there. The time does pass quickly.

Edited by FluffyChix

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I’m not sure if you’re on Pinterest but here’s a link to a page for bariatric purée stage recipes
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjbsdShsqLhAhWj44MKHUomDFgQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Ffoodcoachme%2Fbariatric-pureed-soft-recipes%2F&psig=AOvVaw3EMGyz8Nbj-ZhZuiBPu78u&ust=1553778541895784
A month is a long time but you can do this !! Believe it or not you will get to the point where you are not constantly thinking about food and start to use it for just what it’s intended for, actual fuel for our bodies. I TOTALLY get it . I really do! As well as I thought I was prepared for the battle of my head hunger , I wasn’t. Give yourself time to adjust and just take it one step at a time. Good luck and keep reaching out for support 👍🏻

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Sorry for the goofy redirect link

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I got this in Kindle version. There are pureed recipes in the book if it helps...

Gastric Sleeve Cookbook: Easy and Delicious Recipes for Every Stage of Recovery Following Bariatric Surgery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DWJYHWV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_PZJNCbE6GGPBG

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I remember someone used to stir sugar-free jams and jellies into ricotta of cottage cheese. Said the cherry made him think of faux cheesecake, don't know if I could delude myself that well! Still it is a suggestion.😝

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