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shrimp, crawfish, and cucumbers is all that i eat. i feel like these three things are the only things i can eat and it sits well on my stomach. chicken beef and etc. doesn't sit well. I love me some seafood, but i wish i could just take a break and eat a chicken breast or something :( what are some of your go to recipes of things you can eat to try a little something different.

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Im 14 months post RNY. And I still have issues with foods like bread, rice, Pasta and chicken and steak. So I eat a lot of ground chicken and ground pork, homemade meatballs in sauces, cucumbers, tomatoes, thin sliced deli turkey with swiss cheese and a pickle spear rolled up together. I also eat Qia creamy coconut oats. Built Bars on occassion. Palmini hearts of palm. I can eat boneless/skinless chicken breast but only if I boil it and make it into buffalo chicken dip. Or I make Crack Chicken in the instant pot. Or in Soups. Or sauces. As long as its cooked extremely tender, then I can eat it. So we make a lot of chicken curry, chicken tikka masala and serve over cauliflower rice or mashed hearts of palm. I still do Protein Shakes twice a day. Ricotta bake. sugar free pudding. Oh and my new favorite indulgence are Enlightened Salted Caramel ice cream bars. I think they are gluten and dairy free. 8g Protein. 1 or 3g sugar. 90 calories. Very filling.

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I haven't had surgery yet, but I have seen elsewhere that some people can eat boneless skinless chicken thighs even if they can't do chicken breasts. Maybe try that? Also I agree with @Highly_Undermedicatedthat ground meat (you can get chicken, pork, turkey, beef, veal, etc) might be easier that a whole piece of meat, from what I have read. I have made ground turkey meatballs in a red curry sauce that were excellent, and they were pretty low in carbs (just a little corn starch as a binder). I've also made a more traditional red sauce turkey breast meatball dish; that had more carbs because it had panko binder and the Tomato sauce had carbs even though it was no sugar. I also make buffalo chicken dip a lot (I add extra chicken thighs to it). Another favorite of mine that might be good after surgery is chili, since it's got ground meat and Beans, and otherwise low carbs, and can be modified a lot. I eat it with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and shredded cheese.

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12 hours ago, mzlove10 said:

shrimp, crawfish, and cucumbers is all that i eat. i feel like these three things are the only things i can eat and it sits well on my stomach. chicken beef and etc. doesn't sit well. I love me some seafood, but i wish i could just take a break and eat a chicken breast or something :( what are some of your go to recipes of things you can eat to try a little something different.

Have you tried the cooking the chicken breast various ways? I ask because my nutritionist said many of her bariatric patients come to her with that same complaint but when she asks them if they tried cooking if in different ways they tell her no. She then sends them home to try cooking it different ways and she claims that like 90% of them are then successful eating it. She said lots of times it just depends on how it's cooked, how dry it is because of the way it's cooked, seasonings etc. So, who knows. Haven't been there yet myself to test it out but you may want to try cooking it in other ways if you haven't already.

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i will try some of these out. i feel like eating has just become a chore nowadays. i crave lots of things sometimes but then i'm like i do not feel like puking today. that keeps me from straying too far lol

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On 5/12/2021 at 12:12 PM, SummerTimeGirl said:

Have you tried the cooking the chicken breast various ways? I ask because my nutritionist said many of her bariatric patients come to her with that same complaint but when she asks them if they tried cooking if in different ways they tell her no. She then sends them home to try cooking it different ways and she claims that like 90% of them are then successful eating it. She said lots of times it just depends on how it's cooked, how dry it is because of the way it's cooked, seasonings etc. So, who knows. Haven't been there yet myself to test it out but you may want to try cooking it in other ways if you haven't already.

I find it to be the most moist in instapot ot on grill.

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I make what I call taco salad for lunches.
1/3 cup ground chicken cooked in taco seasoning ( cook a pound and refrigerate- then measure 1/3 cup for each meal) I like it cold
1/4 cup pico de Galla (Aldi’s)
1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp of Lite Catalina dressing
1/2 bag of Quest taco flavor Protein chips ( small individual bag).
I sometimes add up to 1/2 cup bagged salad but I prefer it without the salad.




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I eat Progresso Lite Soup almost every day. I only eat the chicken Pot Pie, and Meatball (I take out all the Pasta of the meatball one), then I add 1 entire small can of chickpeas (more Protein and fiber), 1/2 small can of cut green Beans, and 1/2 small can of sliced carrots. It makes the soup thicker, but also easy to digest as green beans, and carrots are the most easily digested veggies.

I make Greek style Turkey Meatballs (found the recipe online). It's just ground turkey meat (I use the white meat), with spinach, feta cheese, and a few other ingredients. I make a double recipe and freeze some. I put 6 in each container (I can only eat 2 for a meal). Sometimes I put some marina sauce on them, and other times I eat them plain.

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