After the last gallbladder attack in 2015 I was extremely concerned I'd not ever again enjoy a hearty meal.
Oh, this salad and creamy ranch dressing is so filling. But not too filling. I'm still satisfied an hour after eating tonight, yet not over-stuffed.
And the creamy ranch was so tasty.
Lately the meals have been one half vegan and the other half vegetarian or pescatarian.
|Gallbladder diet. Arugula, Chayote, Beet, Portobello, Roasted Red Pepper Salad|
|Gallbladder diet. Wild non-farmed salmon with portobellos ready for the oven|
First I baked the portobellos and wild caught salmon in the over at 350F for twenty minutes after marinating the shrooms in soy sauce for ten minutes. Feel free to add garlic powder, pepper, ginger or turmeric if you desire (I did).
|Gallbladder diet. Boil Chayote with their skins unit tender|
|Gallbladder diet. Slice chayote into wedge sections, cover and allow to cool in the refrigerator|
Chayote possesses a unique, earthy flavor and soft pear like texture when cooked. Many like to eat chayote with butter. Not me. My gallbladder would erupt. Chayote with salt and pepper is scrumptious tasting to me.
You should be able to find chayote in any large grocery store's vegetable section. I purchased these two this week from Costco.
No need to peel chayote but I do remove the seed before slicing into wedges. Chayote makes a great snack cooked and served hot or cooked, chilled and served with a gallbladder friendly dip (teriyaki or soy sauce works well).
|Gallbladder diet. Slice cooked beets into wedges and chill|
While the chayote are cooking, wedge cut three of four cooked organic beets. Again, I purchase mine from the produce section at Costco. Beets are also available from most Farmer's Markets or grocery stores. Place the beet wedges in a bowl and chill along with the chayote.
|Gallbladder diet. These roasted red peppers contain no fat except for the natural oils in the peppers|
The delicious roasted red peppers came from Publix in a glass jar. These particular peppers possessed a slight hint of fire from the roasting process, were sweet but not too sweet and were bottled with water. Zero grams of total fat usually translates into a happy gallbladder for me.
|Gallbladder diet. Slicing the roasted red peppers for the salad|
|Gallbladder diet. Beet wedges and roasted red peppers|
|Gallbladder diet. Roasted portobellos ready for quartering|
|Gallbladder diet. Salad is starting to come together|
|Gallbladder diet. Ingredients for the super yummy creamy no-fat, gallbladder pleasing 'ranch' dressing|
|Gallbladder diet. Creamy ranch dressing is easy to make. Herbs, spices, yogurt, lime juice and vegetable bullion.|
|Gallbladder diet. Fresh herbs from the garden, basil & sage|
|Gallbladder diet. Finished no-fat, creamy, tasty 'ranch' gallbladder friendly dressing.|
Cheers! Kevin #Gallbladder life is never boring.