I recently had PRK eye surgery, which meant that I was going to not feel great and not really be able to see (due to light sensitivity) for a few days. This posed a challenge for me as a hypoglycemic, since I still needed to maintain my diet. And, since I wouldn’t be able to work-out for a whole week, I needed to really make sure I ate healthy to maintain my weight.
My boyfriend (now fiance!, who was amazing during this, thank you so much!) was in charge of taking care of me during my healing process, including my meals. I wanted to make it as easy as possible on him because I definitely know how frustrating it can be do figure out all of the correct portions, measurements, etc.
So, the night before the surgery, I prepared some of easy-to-finish/easy to reheat meals that he could give me when I was hungry. This included (see photos above):
- I recipe of Kraft 30-Minute Chili Mac (6, 1 cup servings), served with 1/4 cup oyster crackers and reheated frozen green beans
- 2 giant salads and accompanying tofu (for protein)
- Protein bars and snacks in the room with me so I could grab my own snacks. This included Strong & KIND bars, thinkThin high protein bars, Zing bars, and The Good Bean dried chickpeas)
The salads and chili mac had final preparation instructions on masking-tape for him.
This worked really well, so I will definitely do it again if I’m having surgery again.