I made mini crustless quiches yesterday, a recipe from my WLS blog friend Eggface. She has about 50 variations of these little bites, as she calls them, but Sunday I made the Breakfast Bites. Each one has 45 calories and 3g of protein, and 3-4 make a serving, depending on what you’re having with them. They’re full of eggs, swiss cheese, chopped ham, onions and ‘shrooms, baked in a mini muffin tin. It’s nice to have variety for meals and I’ve been getting sick of 2 oz of cottage cheese or yogurt for breakfast.
She also has dozens and dozens of recipes for all kinds of foods that are WLS-safe but equally appealing to non-ops. (The bites, for example, would be wonderful appetizers for a party.) Next on my list to try is protein ice cream. Or maybe the pizza bites. We’ll see.
I also made pudding yogurt, this time with a protein boost. I mixed a tub of plain non-fat yogurt with a box of instant sugar free vanilla pudding, one scoop of vanilla protein, and 4 TB of SF Torani gingerbread syrup. I’ve made this stuff for years with just yogurt and pudding, but adding the protein powder kicks up the nutrition value without changing the taste. The Torani syrup takes care of that, in a good way. I went a little crazy ordering SF Torani flavors that I couldn’t find locally and am eager to try out.
I went out and about late morning to shop for a few things before the cold rain started – toys for the Toys for Tots drive at work, warm gloves & scarf for the Cold Weather Clothing drive, also at work, and some whey protein to give my nephew for Christmas. It’s not the biggest size tub but I’m pretty sure he’ll appreciate it and at least it does fill up the “under the tree” space.
Most of my shopping is done, though I plan to pick up some things at the Union Square Christmas Fair in New York City this week on a day off. Holding my breath that the weather behaves coz I don’t really want to mill around NYC in snow, rain or sleet. Yes, I’m a wieather wimp.