Lose Weight on National Cheese Pizza Day
Today marks National Cheese Pizza Day, but take a second before you dive into a pie with 200 to 400 calories per slice. There are plenty of high-protein, low-carb choices to get the flavors you love. What is more, pizza tastes even better when it comes guilt-free. Here are some top pizza picks from The BariatricPal Store.
Pizza Protein Chips
Cheesy pizza, meet crunchy chips! The result is Pizza Protein Chips, without the excess starch, grease, and calories in pizza and potato chips. Instead, Pizza Protein Chips have 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of dietary fiber, no unhealthy saturated or trans fats, and only 11 grams of net carbs. They are a ready-to-eat snack and are ready to be dipped in yogurt-based dip or guacamole, low-fat bean dip, or tomato sauce for an extra pizza flavor.
They come in single-serving bags as a single bag, 7-bag pack, or case of 80 bags. Other Protein Chip flavors include Ranch Crunch and Sea Salt and Vinegar.
Pizza Protein Puffs
Margherita Pizza Protein Puffs offer another choice for a crunchy snack with a classic pizza flavor. They have real garlic, tomato, and onion powder, and you can have them by the handful since they are so light. Each cup has 120 calories and 21 grams of high-quality protein, with only 2 grams of carbs. They are also calcium-rich.
You can have these puffs on their own or mix them with yogurt or cottage cheese for a heartier snack. Protein Puffs also come in Nacho Cheese, Garlic Parmesan, Sour Cream and Onion, Mesquite BBQ, and Jalapeno Cheddar flavors. Each canister has 10 servings.
Italian Jerky Pizza Snack Stick offers a meaty bite with a pizza flair in a low-carb, high-protein package with no napkin needed. Each hearty beef and pork stick is packed with tomato and Italian flavors such as onion, garlic, and oregano. The serving has 7 grams of protein, 110 calories, and 2 grams of sugar. It can be stored or taken anywhere as a ready-to-eat snack.
The Italian Jerky Pizza Snack Stick comes in a single-serving stick and is also available in a 3-pack and 6-pack. Other Italian Jerky flavors include Porchetta and Alfredo.
Make Your Own Pizza
For National Pizza Day, why not have...pizza? It is easy to make your own low-carb, high-protein pizza when you use Low-Carb Bread such as Carb-Free Hamburger Buns or Low-Carb Paleo Wraps. It can stay low-carb with chopped tomatoes and basil, simple olive oil and garlic, or Calorie-Free Pasta Sauce in Alfredo, Garlic and Herb, or Tomato and Basil flavors, plus mozzarella or another favorite cheese, then tons of veggie toppings. Anchovies, grilled chicken pieces, or Italian-seasoned ground turkey can add extra protein.
Pizza is back on the menu with careful choices and delicious helpful products, and the weight loss fun continues beyond National Pizza Day. The BariatricPal Store has plenty of other fare to satisfy your craving for any flavor without going off your weight loss diet.
- Alex Brecher