Almond Crusted Pork Chops
Pork chops coated in dijon mustard, parmesan cheese and chopped almonds
Swapping breadcrumbs for cheese
I have always love the trick of using grated parmesan cheese in place of breadcrumbs…it’s so genius!
Whether it’s meatballs, meatloaf or coating for a “breaded” meat like these chicken nuggets or this Almond Crusted Pork Chop, it’s a simple and yummy way to cut some carbs.
Solid protein after weight loss surgery
One of the best tricks there is to get the most out of your pouch is to focus on meat that is solid like these pork chops. Chicken, beef or pork have more density to them which means they stay in your pouch longer, fill you up on a smaller portion, and keep your hunger controlled for longer.
Compared to softer protein likes yogurt, eggs, cheese or beans (even flakey fish) which are great protein sources but leave you hungry faster. Having a great list of protein entrees like this one is key to success!
Note: if you struggle to tolerate solid protein, be sure and focus on bites the size of a black bean and take 20 minutes to eat your meal. But no longer than 30 minutes to prevent grazing.
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