Chicken patties

As I mentioned in prior posts, I had gastric bypass 13 years ago. Every 5 years I do a 5 day pouch test.  The goal is to help train my brain to recognize feeling full. Today’s food intake  is all about soft proteins.  Typically people eat tuna. I, however, am allergic… so soft proteins for…

Puddin..please

Yesterday day was an all liquid kind of day.  Early in the day my coach had asked my favorite thing to do with the Dark Chocolate Pudding… I love the chocolate mousse.  It’s hearty, satisfying, and delicious! One packet of Ideal Protein Dark Chocolate pudding into a mixer.  You need a whip like paddle. 1/4…

Spicey creamy tomato soup

Around this time of year, every 5 years, I like to do a reset for my health.  I had gastric bypass 13 years ago, and I do a quick tuneup… but this is my first time doing it since starting Ideal Protein 3 years ago… so this time I am using the Ideal Protein protocol…

Super Bowl Sunday

My team was eliminated in the last round of Playoffs… I have been invited to a few parties. There will be all kinds of temptations laying around me… this is another one of those days where failure to plan will equate to plan to fail!!! Not on my watch!!!! Normally I avoid TV because it…

Taco salad

Tacos… not protocol but I can get pretty close by making a taco salad! I make taco seasoning, and store it in a jar.. I use it a LOT!!!! Here is a basic recipe for taco seasoning: 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes…

Salmon with Cherry Tomato Salsa and Roasted Asparagus

Salmon  4 wild salmon fillets, skin-on; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1/2 tsp sea salt; 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper; 1/2 tsp paprika; 1 tsp lemon zest; 1 tsp fresh lemon juice; 1 tbsp olive oil; Set your oven to broil. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, lemon zest, lemon juice…

Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups

INGREDIENTS For the Marinade: 2 Tbsp olive oil Juice of half a lime 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. cumin ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. salt Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped   For the Chicken: 3 chicken breasts or 6 thin sliced chicken cutlets ¼-inch thick…

Why we need to keep a food diary

When I first began IP, Janeva’s cookbook didn’t exist… nor did her web page. I was on Pinterest daily trying to make the diet feel more like food and less like a medically supervised weight loss program. I lost weight… then the I found recipes… and low and behold Janeva paved away for bread to…

Down home Turkey Chili 

(great for all phases) Ingredients:     1 pound lean ground turkey breast, approximately 93% lean     1 yellow onion, diced (phase 4 only)         (substitute dried minced onion for phase 1 and 2)     1 teaspoon rubbed sage     1 teaspoon paprika     1/4 teaspoon crushed red…