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Old 01-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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This is Harder then I thought

I'm trying to stay LC after my surgery I had Dec 27th. I'm supposed to be resting in bed or on the couch but over-did it thursday and paid for it yesterday with Lots of pain! I honestly didn't think i'd be so laid up after surgery since i've had 4 other surgeries in my life, first time for this kind of surgery though. I don't have much appetite but when I get hungry I get hungry quick! Ugh! I'm trying to find quick and super easy meals/food I can eat-make that are LC since I can't stand and walk around for a long time. Any ideas? I'm basically here alone since my Incredible DH is working and kids are either in school Or activites
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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Have DH pre-cook some stuff so you just have to warm it up? or just eat it cold, for that matter.

Cold chicken legs are great.
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hard boiled eggs ready to mix into cut-up chicken or tuna with mayo
leftover roast beef or steak for a salad or to dip into mayo-mustard (or whatever appeals)
cheese cubes and pepperoni slices
get a turkey breast and have that for go-to protein

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Great ideas! Thanks! Dh doesn't cook Lol. Well other then bacon and he Rules at cooking bacon. I thought about baking some bacon to have
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I haven't tried them, but peop are saying that the Atkins frozen meals are pretty good.
Linda Sue reviewed several of them.....
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How about baking some mini quiches in a muffin pan that you can just pull out and warm up in the microwave in just a minute or two, yogurt with some raspberries or strawberries in it, have DH pick up some jerky or how about pepperoni that you can nuke into chips for dipping.

I hope you have a speedy recovery!!!

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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How about making a crockpot of soup and a platter of meats/cheeses/veggies
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How about making a crockpot of soup and a platter of meats/cheeses/veggies
This was my first thought.

Crockpot cooking makes a big batch of whatever you'd like. You can make something that reuires almost no prep like a turkey breast or that requires a little more effort like chopping veggies to add to a soup.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #9
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a big kettle of soup, buy a rotisserie chicken, boil some eggs--oven fry some bacon-- if i lived close i would bring you a kettle of soup and some other LC goodies....

take care of yourself, and have your family wait on you a little.....
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cream cheese muffins are easy little snacks. Celery and PB (or cream cheese) is quick. Throw some cauliflower in the steamer and make some faux mashed potatoes. (Very comforting for you while you're in pain too... )

Also second the soup. Always good for what ails you.

Get well soon!
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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Great ideas so far. I would only add some sliced avacado, hardboiled eggs, and bacon or ham as a salad. It is easy and filling. I hope you feel better soon!
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Big hug! First thing is to heal so no matter what, even if non LC, eat well and stay strong. I had surgery late october and i had to go off LC for a bit because i couldn't tolerate much for a few days except crackers. it took about 3 weeks to feel totally normal again. its just been just days of you and its a major trauma for the body so get plenty of rest. Don't over exert yourself and order pizza even and eat the toppings. Feel better!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #13
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Some lowcarb foods that are suitable for snacking or little meals that might work for you are: almonds, macademia nuts, cheese measured out into 1-2 ounce servings (or that comes in individual servings, like Babybel and Laughing Cow), tablespoons of nut butter or coconut butter, half an avocado drizzled with dressing (or plain), hard-boiled eggs, salami (with low sugar content), no-sugar added sliced meats from a deli or in "sandwich ingredient" packs. Even if your husband doesn't cook anything other than bacon, he could make sure that those things are on hand for you, and you can just grab and eat them. Also, HWC in coffee or tea is very filling and sustaining and comforting, IMO. I hope you make a full recovery soon.
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Chicken balls are a fav round here.

Mix 1 block cream cheese, 1 to 2 tsp of ranch dip mix, and 1 can of chicken(drained). Mix well. Roll in chopped nuts if you wish. Eat on a LC veggie like cucumbers, what ever you have.
Easy to make and fill you up fast. They are addictive.
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awww you poor thing...def love the idea of mass quantities of food frozen in gladware for microwaveable quickies, i have tried most of the atkins meals and say they are pretty good in a pinch...i love baby spinach salads, cheese, sunflower seeds, a dash of mayo for dressing....that fills me up quick and stays for a whole week in gladwares as i make a big batch on sunday for lunches...2lbs of ground turkey as tacos may help too all week, good luck!!! HUGS
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all good foods were thrown out there.....but just saying HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON.

when I had neck surgery it was unreal the pain. but one day after about 3 months of pain healing, wham, I was perfect.

hang in there and take some pain pills
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #17
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Sunny that's So sweet! Thanks!!
I need to make DH a list so I can make some soup! I've got a big ole crock pot so that would work! I had a hysterectomy so Dr says Walk but I So over-did it Thursday and omg paid for it yesterday with bad pain. My appetite is not back to normal and everything I eat seems to cause my stomach to get upset. Probably just after surgery stuff. Ya'll had So many Great ideas! Thanks Soo much!!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:27 PM   #18
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Hello! I had a hysterectomy as well. I will be 2 weeks post op on Friday. How are you feeling?
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #19
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If you have a crock pot, that should make things much easier! Because I don't always feel well, I try to cook big amounts when I can, so I can grab and go other times. The crock pot, and roasting big cuts, help immensely.

I love to throw a pork roast into the crock pot, with only seasoning, aromatics, and a tiny bit of liquid. The pork flavor is fabulous, and it can be eaten so many different ways, for any meals. A bit of pork in an omelet is yummy, for instance. Heating some up with a side of frozen green beans in the microwave makes a quick meal.

Also, you can make a ham, roast a chicken, or even a turkey (you can do the seasoning, and your husband can do the lifting!), and eat through it for several days. Same with a bunch of wings or drumsticks. Tag team cooking, with you seasoning and prepping, and your husband or kids doing the lifting, would probably work.



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Chicken balls are a fav round here.

Mix 1 block cream cheese, 1 to 2 tsp of ranch dip mix, and 1 can of chicken(drained). Mix well. Roll in chopped nuts if you wish. Eat on a LC veggie like cucumbers, what ever you have.
Easy to make and fill you up fast. They are addictive.
I must have this tomorrow!! How much chicken is in a can of chicken? I have 2 cup portions of leftover turkey in my freezer.
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Tuna salad - a can of tuna, mayo, salt and pepper. If you feel up to it, you can throw in capers, chopped celery, maybe some lemon juice and other spices. (I like dill.)
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #22
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Pri i'm doing a Lot better! Been having problems with the bladder tape or bladder pain im general but Thank God it's better today! how are You feeling?
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Primommy! Good to hear other than your bladder issues. I'm doing well. Have a cath in.... I go for post op check tomorrow. Hoping cath comes out! Walking and getting up/down getting easier. Really being careful about lifting. I'm happy to have found you. Another person who a LCing who has exp hyst. Glad you are well!! Xo

Ps all the recipe options on this thread=great!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #24
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I was so lucky i didn't have to deal w/ the cath. I'm So glad you get yours out tomorrow!! My first 2 weeks were The hardest! I almost feel back to normal. 6 wks tomorrow. Still get really tired really easily though
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maybe ask your husband to pick up a couple of rotisserie chickens. They are easy and no cooking involved. When you are feeling up to it, you can use the bones for soup
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