Saturday, December 22, 2012
My new friend, the blender
After a phone consult with my nutritionist yesterday, I got brave enough to try blending up low-fat cottage cheese. (As a vegetarian, that was one of my primary protein sources pre-surgery.) She suggested putting some tomato soup in it, but I didn't have any--however I noticed a jar of portobello pasta sauce (low-fat, low-sugar) so put some of that in. It was actually good! After blending it, I heated it briefly in the microwave. I could only eat about 1/8 of a cup, but it was yummy. Today, I extended my blender experiments by blending up a can of Vegetarian 99% fat-free chili. I took a careful bite (it was spicier than the cottage cheese mix), but it went down fine. You have to not look at it too much, but having something hot to eat kinda cancelled that part out. :-)
I'm up to 392 calories and 35 grams of protein today. Still a ways to go, but significantly better than my first few days back from the hospital. I'm also down 8 pounds!