Great Protein Entrees for Weight Loss on National Vegetarian Day
Today marks National Vegetarian Day, and it is a great opportunity to get all kinds of benefits. It can be healthy to cut back on animal fats and boost your plant-based high-fiber foods, better for the environment to eat plants instead of animals, and great for weight loss to eat more filling, less fatty foods. Plus, with BariatricPal Protein Entrees, going vegetarian for a day can mean more delicious and easier meals. Here are some choices!
Vegan Chicken Curry
First up is a meat substitute for anyone who is hesitant to try a day without meat. Vegan Chicken Curry has 15 grams of protein from soy, which is a high-quality, plant-based protein that makes a great meat substitute. It has real coconut oil, onions, garlic, and spices such as turmeric, black pepper, cilantro, and paprika. Each bite is a texture and flavor experience that can make you forget that it is vegan.
Each serving has only 120 calories and 8 grams of net carbs, but provides 5 grams of fiber along with the 15 grams of protein. You can make Vegan Chicken Curry in minutes just by mixing it with water and microwaving it or using the stove top. It is shelf-stable, so you can store it in your pantry at home or in your office lunch room or desk.
Vegan Lentil Curry
Vegan Lentil Curry is another vegan curry option. This instant entree has real lentils, coconut curry seasoning, and vegetables, such as onion, tomatoes, and peppers. It is ready in minutes with nothing but a microwave or stovetop and some water. Each serving of Vegan Lentil Curry has 120 calories, 15 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and no added sugars.
Vegan Lentil Curry contains a superfood, lentils, as the second ingredient. Lentils may be linked to lower risk for heart disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes, possibly due to nutrients such as fiber, protein, and potassium. This quick lunch, dinner, or snack can be on its own or with extra vegetables or tofu for a boost of fiber or protein. Vegan Lentil Curry comes in 7-serving boxes.
Mounds of starchy pasta, chunks of fatty beef, and gobs of oily pasta sauce...there must be a better way! There is, with Spaghetti Bolognese. First, it is portion-controlled to help prevent you from getting a week’s worth of starch in one meal (no joke; it can happen at an Italian restaurant!). Each single-serving packet has 120 calories, 15 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber. It has vitamin A and C, and only 9 grams of net carbs.
All that, and Spaghetti Bolognese tastes great, too. It is made with real pasta, tomatoes, garlic, and other spices, and soy-based protein chunks are mixed into the sauce to provide satisfaction in every bite. It is great on its own, sprinkled with parmesan cheese, or served with any types of steamed vegetables or a side salad for a large, low-calorie, low-carb meal. Each box of Spaghetti Bolognese has 7 single-serving packets.
Check out The BariatricPal Store’s other vegetarian fare, including Protein Omelets, Vegetarian Chili, and Protein Stew. They are all high in protein and designed for weight loss diets. For those who need their meat, there are still tons of options with bacon, beef, fish, and chicken. Stop by - we have something for everyone!