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Snack Away with Simply Snackin' Jerky

Snack Away with Simply Snackin' Jerky 0

When it comes to snacking, you have to be very careful as a weight loss surgery patient. There are some things that should be off limits as they don’t provide any nutritional value. Jerky is a perfect snack for a bariatric patient as it is low in carbohydrates but high in protein. I am a huge fan of Slim Jim but I knew there had to be a healthier choice out there. Luckily, I found a brand that offers tasty snacks with awesome stats!

Simply Snackin’ offers a variety of different flavors that will keep you coming back for more. I tried a number of the flavors and they all had similar stats at 60 calories, 1g fat, 2g sugar, 3 carbs, 10g protein. The consistency of the jerky is nice as it is not too thick, but also not too thin. Some of them are a little sticky but nothing too extreme. Many of the flavors had some sort of fruit in them which was a nice flavor biting into.

Teriyaki Chicken with Mangoes and Black Bean Chicken with Red Bell Peppers and Salsa were by far my favorite flavors. The Black Bean one had a nice kick to it and the Teriyaki Mango one was a nice mix of sweet and savory. I was also a huge fan of the original flavor as it reminded me a lot of a Slim Jim.

There is a nice variety of flavors that include: Teriyaki Beef with Pineapple, Italian Chicken with Romano, Orchard Beef with Apples and Cherries, Venison with Cranberries and Cherries, Beef with Cranberries and Blueberries, and more! These are perfect snacks to keep on you when you are on the go. 

If you are a fan of jerky but need an option that is healthier, I highly recommend the Simply Snackin’ brand. Give it a shot and use code KIMH15 for 15% off your order!

https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/simply-snackin

 

Eat Clean with JiMMY! Bars

Eat Clean with JiMMY! Bars 0

Protein bars are one of the best snacks and meal replacement ideas after bariatric surgery. They provide a quick source of protein to help you stay on track with your protein goals for the day. I am always looking for more protein bars to try and I was extremely excited to try the JiMMY! Bars.

Before trying the bars, I reviewed the nutritional information and was pleasantly surprised to see how clean these bars are. The ingredient list is small, which means there is not a lot of added junk to the bars. They are all low sugar, high protein and are absolutely delicious!

I tried a few of the flavors and was highly impressed. The crispy consistency of the bars are very chewy and the flavors are very strong. The unique flavors are great because you can switch it up and not get tired of the bars.

They even have bars that aim to help certain things. For example, the JiMMY! Beauty White Chocolate Berry Bliss bar has a collagen boost to it which can help promote hair, skin and nail health. This one reminded me a lot of a fig and the consistency was a little different than the other flavors.

The Eye of the Tiger has 25g of protein and is focused on having more energy and recovering after workouts, including helping with muscle inflammation. The taste of this one has a strong peanut butter flavor and is a great source of protein after an intense workout.

Woke AF is in the cookies and cream flavor and it is known to give you energy and to help you feel awake in the morning. It includes caffeine from Guarana which is a natural caffeine plant. It also includes Omega 3 and MCT oils. Omega 3 oil may promote brain cell development and MCT oil may impact mental focus and performance. This is a great bar to have on hand, especially if you struggle to have energy in the morning.

All of the bars have an amazing flavor and are full of so much nutrition. As a weight loss surgery patient, you can’t go wrong with these bars!

Try yours today and use KIMH15 for 15% off your order! 

https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/jimmy-bar/products/high-protein-jimmybar-bar-variety-pack

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! 0

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. These pre-made meals are perfect for bariatric patients!
Swap Unhealthy Potato Chips for Protein Potato Chips!

Swap Unhealthy Potato Chips for Protein Potato Chips! 0

Potato chips are one of my all-time favorite snacks. However, we all know how unhealthy they are. As bariatric patients, the last thing we need is the unnecessary carbs and fat found in potato chips. When I found the Healthwise Protein Potato Chips I was so excited. Could I really enjoy potato chips without all the guilt? Well, it’s true! 
Healthy Version of 100 Grand Candy Bars

Healthy Version of 100 Grand Candy Bars 1

Do you love the 100 grand candy bars? Me too! Unfortunately, as bariatric patients, candy should be off limits. Sugar is detrimental for weight loss surgery patients and things such as candy bars provide no nutritional value for us. We should be nourishing our bodies with high protein, low sugar foods. I am happy to report I have found a healthy version of the 100 grand candy!
Bariatric Friendly Cinnamon Fall Treat

Bariatric Friendly Cinnamon Fall Treat 0

Are you a cinnamon fan? Now is the time of year where pumpkin and cinnamon flavors and scents are everywhere. If you are looking for treats to help you through this fall season, look no further!

BariatricPal’s Cinnamon Protein Baked Squares are so yummy! They are the perfect treat and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it. For one square, there is 170 calories, 19g carbs, 5g sugar and 15g protein. Finding a treat with this low amount of sugar can be tricky, so I was super excited to find this bar.

The flavor is amazing. The cinnamon is very strong, which I love. The icing on top is my favorite and it gives the bar a nice, sweet flavor to it. I love that it isn’t too sweet and I especially love that the sugar is so low. Many times, when I find a treat that is lower in calories and fat, the sugar is insane and it gives me dumping syndrome. As a bariatric patient, it is crucial that you stay away from high sugar foods.

Another thing I like about these bars is that they can act as a breakfast as well. They resemble a coffee cake, which makes me so happy because coffee cakes are one of my favorite foods in the world.

If you are looking for a treat, or even something you could use as a breakfast, I highly recommend that you try these amazing cinnamon bars.\

Try yours here: https://store.bariatricpal.com/products/bariatricpal-15g-iced-cinnamon-baked-square

* Use code KIMH15 for 15% off!*

 

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