Day 1 – Post Surgery Food Journal


I tried to make Day 1 post-surgery an easy and high fiber day!


1 slice whole wheat bread with peanut butter

apple slices {Thanks, Helen!}


2 pita triangles and 1/2 sliced cucumber with hummus


You know how I had black bean burgers on my post-op foods list? Well, I wasn’t exactly in the condition to bend and put something in the oven. Luckily, Rob had to stay with me for 24 hours following the surgery, so he was my helping hand. Besides, I could put some Nathan’s Beef Franks in a Blanket on the same baking sheet for Rob. {I had one. They are bite-sized pieces of yumminess!}

Chipotle Black Bean Burger

This is a Morningstar Chipotle Black Bean Burger with Wholly Guacamole on a Thomas Everything Bagel Thin with a side of grape tomatoes and a drizzle of reduced balsamic glaze that won me over when I made the Avocado-Balsamic Mozzarella Chicken.



Dove Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate


Stacy’s Egg Sandwiches! My friend Stacy made me some egg, cheese and spinach sandwiches on English muffins. She foil wrapped them and put them in a bag for me to put in my freezer. All I had to do is reheat one in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Thank you, Stacy!

Day 1 - egg

Sack of pre-made English Mufffin Egg, Spinach & Cheese Sandwiches

I asked Rob to put one in the oven for me after it pre-heated and had him to pull it out, too, thirty minutes later. I enjoyed the Egg, Spinach and Cheese English Muffin Sandwich with some strips of green bell pepper and hummus. I also had a few pita triangles (not pictured).

Day 1 - dinner


I enjoyed some popcorn my favorite way. Only I was all out of our Costco shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, so I had to use the stuff in the green can instead. Not as good, but I was still satisfied.

Oh! And water. Lots of water. I counted about 13 cups and my mouth is still dry.

The pain actually got worse toward the evening and I went to bed early. I’m trying to get up and walk as much as possible, but know I need to rest, too.

I honestly don’t know how long this food journal will continue. It all depends on timing, how I feel, etc. I’m really glad I stocked up on a variety of foods to not only keep things interesting, but also healthy. Planning ahead always works, no matter what in what point of life you are!

What’s your best plan ahead meal tip?




2 responses »

  1. Hi Carrie! I see you’ve had your surgery and are now recovering. I hope everything goes good for you. My best plan ahead meal is when I make lasagna, I make two dishes and freeze one 🙂

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