Healthy and tasty recipes for after your surgery.
Home-style Chicken Soup
2 ½ cups chicken broth
2 tbsp onions, fresh, chopped
3 tbsp celery, fresh, chopped
½ tsp thyme leaves, dried
½ tsp garlic, granulated
¼ cup mushrooms, fresh, sliced
2 tbsp squash, yellow, fresh, chopped
½ tsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 ½ tbsp green onions, fresh, chopped
2 ½ tbsp carrots, fresh, diced
2 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked, chopped
1/8 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
Combine chicken broth, vegetables, spices and chicken and simmer on medium heat until vegetables are tender. Place soup in blender, cover and blend until smooth.
Loving Your Protein Drink
What makes a “good” protein drink?
- You like it! Keep trying new ones, you can find one you will enjoy.
- Use plain or vanilla flavored protein powders. That way, you can add them to a variety of foods so that you do not get tired of the same thing.
- Low sugar; under six grams of sugar per serving.
- Low fat; under three grams of fat per serving.
- High protein; at least 15 grams of protein per 100 calories of the supplement.
- Supplements are best if they are whey protein isolate or soy based; they are usually the most easily tolerated and better absorbed.
Most of these recipes will provide 25-40 grams of protein per serving. You will be drinking these slowly at the beginning. It may take one hour to drink a whole smoothie. So, keep it cold, it will taste much better. Buy yourself an insulated cup with a lid. Sip on 1-2 ounces, 2 times per day for the first few weeks and gradually increase to 2-4 ounces, 3 weeks after surgery.