For July 4, a casual cookout or picnic is the norm, and that can mean tons of snacks. Chips, cookies, and other grab-and-go snacks can be disastrous if you have sticky fingers and a case of the munchies, but they do not have to be. Your best defense may be to arm yourself with alternative choices: think high-protein, low-sugar, and just as delicious. The BariatricPal Store has what you need for the big day.
Chips and Other Crunchies
Hydrogenated oils, refined starches, and salt: yum! At least, that is what you get with regular potato chips. You can do better. Protein Chips at The Bariatric Pal Store come in all-American flavors such as Ranch, Barbeque, and Pizza, but without the all-American dose of trans fat and refined starches. Instead, count on a dose of protein and fiber.
Meat and Cheese
Salty snacks can be hearty and satisfying, and The BariatricPal Store offers the most bang for your snacking buck. Meat Snacks come in all-natural varieties and are made with meats from turkey and beef to venison and elk, and in flavors from Original and Teriyaki to Sweet Chipotle and Buffalo Wing. Our Cheese Snacks are crunchy, low-carb treats made with the finest cheeses and herbs.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are among the quintessential American foods, and a logical choice to celebrate the country’s Independence Day. Unfortunately, they may be a reason why Americans are among the most overweight people in the world. Instead of the sugary version, choose low-sugar, Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies with real cocoa, vanilla, and eggs. They have up to 15 grams of protein per cookie so you can feel satisfied without a sugar high.
Creamy, Cold, and Sweet
Nope, not ice cream. That is, not unless you are looking for an extra few hundred calories and several grams of fat. Instead, opt for Protein Pudding with up to 15 grams of protein and a minimum of fat and sugar. Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry are swaps for the classic ice cream flavors, but you can easily go for more decadent Chocolate Salted Caramel, Hazelnut Cocoa Cream, or Lemon Raspberry. Just mix a single-serving packet with water and chill it until it is time to eat. Bonus: It’ll keep longer in a cooler than ice cream will!
This July 4 and for the rest of the summer, get your snacking game on! You will get extra flavor and protein while staying interested in your weight loss diet, so what is not to love?