St. Patrick’s Day Weight Loss Wonders
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and, Irish or not, you might as well celebrate with weight loss and good cheer.
Bacon and Bread for Breakfast
The list of ingredients in a full Irish breakfast includes bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, and eggs – enough to put you over your day’s limit before 8:00 a.m.! You can keep the spirit without overdoing it, though, with a little caution. We suggest:
- A variation of Irish soda bread using Low-Carb Baking Mix instead of flour.
- Scrambled egg whites with mushrooms or a Vegetable Protein Omelet.
- Baked tomatoes with Pork Rind Breadcrumbs.
This hearty breakfast can have under 400 calories, while delivering over 30 grams of protein.
Shortbread with Protein
It is easier to say “No” to the green frosted cupcakes and shamrock-shaped cookies when you have your own healthy but great-tasting substitute. BariatricPal Shortbread Protein Bars can do the trick. Their crispy interior is lightly sweetened, and they have a vanilla coating so you will not even miss the green-colored icing on your pals’ treats. Each has 160 calories along with a filling 5 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein.
Beef and Vegetable Stew
Don’t spend all day in the kitchen only to create a high-fat version of corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes. Instead, your dinner can be ready in minutes if you choose Beef and Vegetable Stew with real beef, potatoes, and carrots. Since it has 14 grams of protein and only 170 calories, you can add your own stewed cabbage without worry.
Irish Cream Hot Cocoa
Most Irish Cream drinks and treats are packed with saturated fat, sugar, and calories. Not so Irish Cream Protein Hot Chocolate, with only 90 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and less than a gram of saturated fat. Finish up your St. Patrick’s Day with a sweet, rich, comforting cup of chocolatey goodness, and know the 15 grams of protein are doing your body good.