The official verdict on Groundhog Day may have been that spring is coming, but the calendar says that winter is only halfway over. That is good news if you love soup and love weight loss. You can warm up, eat well, and lose weight – after all, spring break is only a few short weeks away! The BariatricPal Store has great-tasting Protein Soups that can work on your meal plan.
Quick Protein in a Soup
Usually, you can choose for your soup to be either low-calorie or high-protein. BariatricPal Protein Soup is both. For most varieties, each serving has 80 to 100 calories and 12 to 15 grams of protein. In comparison, a cup of chicken noodle soup or cream of mushroom soup can have 200 calories with 5 grams of protein.
Meal Replacement Soups are ideal for liquid diets or for when you need a meal replacement. BariatricPal Meal Replacement Soups have 160 calories and 15 grams of protein, or the amount in 2 oz. of chicken. You can feel comfortable substituting them for a meal because they deliver 20 to 45% of the daily value for 25 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, and vitamin B12.
Meal Replacement Soups come in great-tasting flavors, including Cream of Tomato, Cream of Chicken, and Chicken and Vegetable. You can also try the Variety Pack.
Make It a Hearty Meal
You can use Protein Soup as a base for a hearty soup and nutritious meal. The possibilities are limitless. Choose your soup flavor, add a few chunky treats, and top it off for a complete meal. Consider adding:
- Cooked, diced protein such as chicken breast, tofu, or fish.
- Cooked beans.
- Cooked fresh or frozen vegetables.
NutriNoodles pasta or rice for a low-calorie, low-carb treat.
You can top your soup with crumbled Protein Snacks or Cheese Snacks instead of croutons. Other toppings to try are shredded cheddar or swiss cheese, fat-free sour cream or yogurt, and avocado slices.
BariatricPal Protein Soup comes in boxes of 7 single-serving packets. You do not need to measure it. Just mix a packet of soup with hot water using the microwave or stove, and your soup is ready to eat or use in a recipe. There is no reason not to have satisfying, warming meals this winter.