Tofu and Broccoli Quiche
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.
Tofu and Broccoli Quiche
1/2 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 pound broccoli, chopped
1/4 pound mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2 pounds tofu
2 tablespoons sesame tahini
1 tablespoon umeboshi paste (pickled plum paste) or white miso
1 tablespoon tamari
- Preheat oven to 350?F.
- Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot, add bulgur and salt and return to a boil.
- Lower heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
- Press hot bulgur into a greased 9-inch pie pan and baked for 12 minutes, or until somewhat dry and crust-like. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add onions, broccoli and mushrooms to skillet and cook briefly.
- Cover skillet and turn off heat; set aside while you prepare tofu mixture.
- Blend tofu, tahini, umeboshi paste and tamari in a food processor until smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and add cooked vegetables. Toss gently to combine.
- Pour vegetable mixture into bulgur crust, then bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Cut into 6 slices slices and serve hot or cold.
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER SERVING (1/6 recipe):
Total Calories: 190
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Total cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 350 mg
Total carbohydrates: 18g
Dietary fiber: 4g