Easter Basket Items You Can Stomach
As Lent nears its end and Easter approaches, temptations can be threatening. An Easter basket with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, caramel eggs, and jelly beans can be beautiful, and oh, so dangerous. Eat those, and you might find that your weight loss stalls and your blood sugar shoots up before it crashes.
The BariatricPal Store lives to serve, and we hope to serve you this Easter by offering delicious and tempting treats without the sugar that can throw you off of your healthy intentions. Check out these and other choices!
Say farewell to gummy bears and red fish, and welcome SmartSweets Gummies into your life. Each serving has 3 grams of sugar and only a fraction of the calories that are in regular gummy candies such as bears and worms. SmartSweets Gummies come in Fruity Gummy Bears, Sour Gummy Bears, Sour Blast Buddies, Sweet Fish, and a Variety Pack with all four flavors.
Yellow and purple marshmallow chicks are undeniably adorable, but what happens once they melt in your mouth? Your body is left processing 30 grams of sugar in the form of white sugar and corn syrup, and with no protein. If you are looking for a sweet and fluffy marshmallow taste that leaves you full and proud, try Vanilla Crisp Protein Bars with 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. They have 3 grams of sugar each and are gluten-free, so enjoy!
Chocolate Caramel Bites
Be honest now. Have you ever started your Easter Sunday with eggs? Not the egg kind of egg with protein, but the caramel-filled, chocolate kind of egg? You do not have to tell us, but just in case you have the urge to eat chocolate and caramel for breakfast, we have an idea: Chocolate Caramel Crispy Bites. While a single chocolate egg can have 22 grams of carbs, 15 grams of sugar, and only 2 grams of protein, a full serving of Crispy Bites has 2 grams of net carbs, 1 gram of sugar, and 12 grams of protein – almost the amount in 2 real eggs!
Chocolate and More Chocolate
Sometimes chocolate for chocolate’s sake is just the thing. If Easter means “chocolate” to you, browse through our entire selection of Chocolate Bars and Candies. Check for low-carb, sugar-free, high-protein, and even calcium-fortified options, and do not settle until you find the dark, milk, crispy, almond, or peanut butter chocolate choices you want.
This Sunday, dig into your delightful Easter basket and enjoy everything in it without guilt or remorse. Let it be the joyful celebration it was meant to be!
- Alex Brecher