Friday, November 14, 2008

The first 6 weeks

I spent a great deal of time before surgery preparing mentally and physically. I also did a lot of research about all the things I could and could not eat. I was very prepared when I came home from the hospital. I have a homemade soup recipe that I make for my family and I made it ahead of time special for me. I also bought anything that I thought I might want from sugar free jello to baby food. I had already researched protein and tasted them ahead of time...although I found that my tastes did change...weird! The protein that I decided on was made by Shaklee.
It is completely natural. Every article that I read...not by the company of course.....pointed toward the fact that their product broke down quicker in the system and was easily used. I chose their French Vanilla Meal Shake. I also used their liquid vitamins with iron. It is all natural and it is liquid. It seemed so much better than chewing up a synthetic "Flintstone" children's!! I had to get used to the taste....lots of holding my nose at first...but my first blood work proved to be worth it because all my levels were perfect!

The only thing I put in my body for 2 weeks was total liquid....if it wouldn't come through a narrow straw...it didn't go onto my body. I sipped on protein all day...and when I wasn't sipping protein I was sipping water!

On the third week, I added my soup that I had made ahead of time and things that were the consistency of pudding. Along with my protein I had lots of watery mashed potatoes and baby food.

On the 5th week I added in things like refried beans and soft potatoes....(white and sweet), oatmeal and scrambled eggs. I could only eat a few tiny bites of the eggs.....they were one of the things that changed flavors for me???

Below is my recipe for homemade chicken soup.


Homemade chicken stock...the store bought stuff is loaded with salt and fat...of course you can get the fat free but you still get the salt.

Whole chicken covered in filtered water (we do not eat dark meat so after it boils I pull the white meat and give the rest to my neighbor)
4 stalks of celery
2 carrots

Bring just to a boil...reduce heat...cover....simmer for 2 hours...make sure there is enough water so the chicken is covered.

Remove all veggies and chicken....let it cool some and put it in the fridge. The next day...spoon all fat off of the top. This should be enough stock for several pots of soup...remember you only use about 2 cups of the stock per pot. You can divide the unused portion and freeze it.

My normal chicken soup recipe

2 cups chicken stock
3 large potatoes...diced
3 carrots sliced
4 boiled chicken breasts diced
2 cups prepared egg noodles

combine stock, water, carrots, potatoes...boil until tender....add desired spices....garlic salt, pepper, celery salt

Add chicken and noodles until it boils again.....yummy you are done!!!

Well ,I made this and put extra water....then I pureed it...I mean totally pulverized it! It was very liquid!! I then froze it in 1/4 cup servings.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

MizFit said...

back atcha in the blog love....off to read more of yours and THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MINE!