Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Post tonsilectomy eats

I've been keeping track of my food and liquid intake since getting my tonsils and lower part of my uvula out monday morning. Doing this at the request of a doctor, so I am being very specific. only the cool liquids are currently not making throat pain worse. And i have found drinking plenty of ice water reduces the pain. So I'm consistantly drinking sips of iced or cooled water or chewing ice chips throughout my day and night whenever I'm not sleeping or typing. Some of the results have been tasty and I may post some specific recipes as I get them perfected. My main concern has been how to get enough protein and not overload on sugar while primarily eating liquid and soft cool foods. Suggestions are welcome! In the mean time, here's the list:

Monday sept 13th - (between noon and 11:30PM)
20 oz water * 4
20 oz ice chips * 2
8 oz beef broth
8 oz lactaid
8 oz vanilla nonfat sugsar free yogurt
8 oz lowfat strawberry yoplait
1 berry popsicle
10 oz creamy potatoe soup broth
8 oz apple juice
8 oz grape juice

Tuesday Sept 14th -
Early AM:
20 oz water
8 oz lowfat strawberry yoplait
20 oz ice chip
8 oz apple juice (mixed with water gradually)
20 oz water
20 oz ice chips
8 oz lowfat peach yogurt
8 oz apple sauce
16 oz creamy sweet potatoe broth
16 oz freshly juiced apple, celery and pear
20 oz ice water
20 oz ice water
4 oz nonfat sugar free yogurt + 4 oz coconut milk + 3/4 scoop whey protein
4 oz creamy sweet potatoe broth + 4 oz apple/pear/celery juice + 2 teaspoons cinnamon
40 oz water
16 oz ice chips
2 servings instant mashed tatoes extra creamy
8 oz lowfat milk
20 oz water
4 oz greek yogurt (plain, lowfat, low sugar)
1 tblspn berry antioxidents
1 tblspn honey
2nd Dinner:
1 cup blended, cooked black beans
with 1 tablespoon chedderella
20 oz water * 3
4 oz vanilla gelato
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Juicer Recipes and Such

I have a tonsilectomy and shaving of the uvula (the little punching bag shaped thing in the back of your mouth) coming up tomorrow... and afterwards I'll be on a liquid diet for a week, and then maybe liquid and soft foods. I'm not supposed to have chicken or carrots which are in a lot of broth and juices, and no citric acid for a couple weeks either, which is in most juices.

At first after surgery I will only be able to drink water and suck on ice chips, but as my throat heals I'll be able to drink broth and fruit and vegetable juices. Since we're not happy with the list of suggested things they say you can have after surgery, we decided to juice our own fruits and veggies. Water and chicken broth were the healthiest options they also mentioned jello and later, pudding and ice cream. Not really good nutritional value right?  Luckily we have a juicer a friend gave us.

Here's some recipes we might try and some tips on juicing I found:

Beat Juice from the RawFoodWitch. Google is amazing LOL thing is, she does include carrots but I know they're mostly for the sweatness so I thought maybe we could mix in some peach juice instead.

•1 Beet, leafs and all

•4 Carrots

•3 Celery Stalks

•1 Fuji Apple (can be replaced with any type of apple)

Juice for a Healthy Liver

- 1/2 beet with greens

- 3 apples

Alkaline Special

¼ head cabbage (red or green)

3 stalks of celery

The Waldorf

1 stalk celery

2 apples

Sweet Green Juice

1 cucumber

1 carrot (maybe replace with a slice of cantalope)

1 green apple

¼ cup parsley

¼ cup mint

1 stalk of celery

½ inch of fresh ginger

½ lemon (peeled)

Green Supreme

1 apple

1 cup of spinach

1 cup of kale

1 cup of parsley

Apple Pie Juice

3 Apples

1 potatoe

1/2 teaspoon cinamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Alkaline Veggie Juice

- 1 cup of spinach

- 1/2 cucumber

- 2 stalks of celery including leaves

- 1 apple

Apple and Cucumber Zipper (not till my throat heals some, maybe 2nd week, but this sounds yummy)

- 2 1/2 apples

- 1/2 cucumber

- 1″ of ginger

Green Juice Recipes Energizer

- 2 apples

- 1/2 cucumber

- 1/2 lemon (peeled)

- 1/2 cup of kale

- 1/2 cup of spinach

- 1/4 bunch of celery

- 1/4 bulb of fennel

- 1″ of ginger

- 1/4 head of romaine lettuce

That's probably enough for now. I'm sure we'll come up with some interesting ones along the way. Maybe I'll post the ones I like best here so my friends can share in what I learn. The doctor suspects I'll lose about 15 pounds after my surgery, which isn't a bad thing at all. I'm looking forward to hopefully keeping it off afterwards even tho I'll resume solid foods, they can be healthy choices.