Healthy Father’s Day Fare at the BariatricPal Store
Family gatherings can lead to diet disasters, but they don’t have to. You have a chance to come up with some crowd-pleasing healthy fare with Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, especially if you have the good fortune of spending some time with your father, a father figure, or the children in your life. Here are some ideas for keeping the crowd happy while keeping your waistline in check.
Who doesn’t love chips and salsa? Anyone who’s on a diet, that’s who! Until now, that is. Ditch the tortilla chips with 20 grams of carbs per ounce for BariatricPal Protein Chips, Tasty Bites, Crunch Os, or Zipper Snacks with up to 15 grams of protein per packet. Serve them with a simple recipe for high-protein Salsa Dip, and you’ll wonder why you never made your own salsa before. Get the recipe for Salsa Dip here.
Pass the love around when you bring a platter of stuffed zucchini to the table. It has a tasty and hearty beef filling with a delicious tomato sauce to drizzle on top, but none of the fat and carb you might worry about with regular stuffed zucchini. Substitute ground turkey or soy crumbles for the beef if you like. Get the recipe for Stuffed Zucchini here.
Mock Mashed Potatoes
The sides make the meal, so you might as well give the crowd what they want. At least, you can tell them you’re serving mashed potatoes instead of Mock Mashed Potatoes. In reality, your guests will be asking for seconds…of cauliflower pureed with high-protein bouillon. Good trick, right? Get the recipe for Mock Mashed Potatoes here.
They’ve been too polite to say anything up until now, but they’ve been waiting for it since they got to the table: dessert. And you won’t disappoint when you offer up Creamy Peach Parfait. Just mix up some instant protein pudding and serve it with ripe summer peaches or canned peaches. Don’t be afraid to help yourself, since the whole serving has 140 calories and 16 grams of protein. Get the recipe for Creamy Peach Parfait here.
You may be taking your weight loss journey on your own or with a family member or two, but there’s no reason you can’t share a meal with everyone this Sunday. Have fun with these recipe ideas, and Happy Father’s Day!
- Alex Brecher