In a hurry and don’t have time to cook? Try these pre-made bariatric meals!

In a hurry and don't have time to cook? Try these pre-made bariatric meals!

Kimberly Hembree

Are you on the go a lot and don’t have time to cook? I know I am! I am constantly on the go and often times forget to make my lunch for work. I also don’t always have time to cook at night, which makes life after weight loss surgery challenging for me sometimes. Often when people forget their lunch, they go out for fast food at lunchtime. Unfortunately, this is not the best choice for bariatric patients as we can’t eat many things on fast food restaurant menus. There are certain foods we must make sure we are eating to stay healthy after weight loss surgery.

Protein is one of those critical things that bariatric patients must make sure they are getting enough of. It is also crucial that we don’t eat too much sugar or fat after weight loss surgery. Avoiding these in restaurants can be especially challenging. There is another option when you are in a time crunch for mealtime!

BariatricPal offers many pre-made bariatric friendly meals. I tried two out and was highly impressed. The Vegetable Lasagna is full of tasty vegetables and has a wonderful cheesy flavor. It is full of olives, carrots, peppers and more veggies. Italian is one of my favorite foods, but it is often full of so much fat.  I am happy to report that this vegetable lasagna only has 250 calories, 9g sugar, 11g protein and 5g fat.

The next pre-made meal I tried was the Five Bean casserole. This meal reminded me so much of chili. It has a nice subtle flavor and is full of pinto beans, black beans, chick peas and so much more. The serving size is perfect for bariatric patients and you won’t feel deprived. It is the perfect meal for the winter months.

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