Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken
After you have your Bariatric Procedure at Pompeii Surgical, you will have to reintroduce food to your system slowly. Your portion sizes will be much smaller than they were before as well, due to the new size of your stomach and not wanting to encounter any stretching of the stomach. In order to reach your health and weight goals, the smaller portion sizes will help you lose weight quickly. It is essential to eat a variety of different foods that have nutritional value so that you are getting everything that your body needs to be healthy.
We at Pompeii Surgical are hoping to provide you with all the tools you need to help your recovery go smoothly, and to continue to be with you on your journey as you reach your new health goals. We are hoping with this section to be able to provide you with some recipes for you to try out that have been selected carefully by us, and some recommended by our patients who have personally tried them out.
We know how overwhelming the aftermath of this surgery can be, and the lifestyle change can be intimidating. We hope to make it easier and a little fun by helping out in any way we can. Rest assured that over time, this new way of eating and viewing food will become a part of your everyday routine.
It is important to eat balanced meals with small portions, follow a low-calorie diet, eat slowly, and chew your food thoroughly so your body can process it. It is helpful to keep a daily record of food portions. After surgery, it is also very imperative to drink extra water in between meals to avoid dehydration.
Do not hesitate to reach out to Pompeii Surgical with any concerns about diet or anything pertaining to your health after surgery.
Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (2 ½ lb.)
1 10 ¾ oz. reduced fat cream of mushroom soup
1 c. pureed cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt
½ c. chicken stock
1 -.7 oz envelope Italian dressing mix
1- 8 oz pkg mushrooms
- Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook chicken in batches over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until just browned. Transfer chicken to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
- Add soup, cottage cheese or yogurt, chicken stock, and Italian dressing mix to skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth.
- Arrange mushrooms over chicken in slow cooker. Spoon soup mixture over mushrooms. Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours. Stir well before serving.
- To make ahead: Prepare recipe as directed. Transfer to a 13- x 9-inch baking dish, and let cool completely. Freeze up to one month. Thaw in refrigerator 8 to 24 hours. To reheat, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake at 325? for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER SERVING (1 six-ounce portion):
128 calories, 18.5 g protein, 1.68 g fat, 2.28 g sugar