Fabulous Finds for a Healthy Father’s Day 0
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16. Dad deserves to eat what he loves, but he also deserves to be healthy. The BariatricPal Store has great-tasting, weight loss-friendly items you can feel good about giving to Dad this year. Here are a few ideas.
Give Dad what he really wants: bacon. Just skip the heart attack that goes with it. With Kay’s Naturals “Pass the Peas” Protein Snacks, Dad gets a dose of heart-healthy chickpeas, but will never know it. Instead, these Maple Bacon-flavored snacks taste sweet, salty, and, well, manly.
Each ounce has 90 calories and 0 grams of saturated fat. In comparison, an ounce of bacon has 153 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat! Each serving of “Pass the Peas” Protein Snacks has 6 grams of protein, the same as in an ounce of chicken breast.
How can you maximize your gains at the gym? Getting in some protein before and after a workout can boost energy so you can work harder, and speed muscle recovery so you can hit the gym tomorrow, too. A protein shake can do the trick, and Protein One delivers the taste and nutrients you need.
BariatricPal Protein One has 27 grams of protein and almost no sugar, but it tastes fantastic and is easy to use by mixing it with water, another beverage, or food such as oatmeal, yogurt, or cottage cheese. Try it once or twice a day before or after a workout or as a meal replacement or snack to get 28 essential vitamins and minerals and 5 grams of fiber per serving. It comes in Chocolate, Vanilla, and many more flavors. You can also add Unflavored to almost anything.
It may not be quite the thing to have on Father’s Day, but there is sure to be a day when Dad needs a hearty meal - now! Beef Stroganoff with Noodles is just one of many BariatricPal Protein Entrees with great taste and a load of protein, but fewer than 300 calories and no unnecessary starches.
These entrees are ready in minutes and are a meal in themselves, so Dad can easily choose them instead of ordering in. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Green Pepper Steak, and Chicken Enchilada Verde are just a few of the other options.
Guys may love their meat and potatoes, but they may have a secret sweet tooth, too. To satisfy it, what about cookies? What about an entire bag of cookies? My Protein Bites cookies come in bags of 3 satisfying cookies. Eat one for 90 calories and 2 grams of added sugar, or have all three and get 24 grams of protein.
Depend on classics such as Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin, and Chocolate Chip, or try Lemon Drops or Birthday Cake. They come in single packs or 8-packs. You can also get the Variety Pack so Dad has the cookies he needs for any mood.
Show the father figures in your life how much you care by giving them something they love and is convenient, but that is healthy and good for weight loss, too. It is possible when you shop at The BariatricPal Store. Happy Father’s Day!
Protein Puffs: New Weight Loss Snack 0
Another great snack is here. It meets all of our taste, nutritional, and convenience requirements for greatness. Without further ado, The BariatricPal Store is proud to introduce you to Twin Peaks Protein Puffs.
Twin Peaks Protein Puffs are tasty balls of delight. They all have bold taste and natural ingredients. They come in these flavors.
- Mesquite BBQ with onion powder, ground mustard, and a smoky flavor.
- Jalapeno Cheddar with real jalapenos and cheddar cheese.
- Garlic Parmesan with garlic and romano cheese.
- Margherita Pizza with real tomato, onion, and garlic powder.
- Nacho Cheese with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and buttermilk.
- Sour Cream & Onion with a creamy kick.
Twin Peaks Protein Puffs also come in a Variety Pack with all 6 flavors. They are in canisters with 10 servings.
Protein by the Handful
The first ingredient in Twin Peaks Protein Puffs is milk protein isolate. This high-quality protein source has all of the essential amino acids for muscles and immune function. Each serving of Twin Peaks Protein Puffs has 21 grams of protein and more than 4 grams of branch-chain amino acids (BCAA).
Another great thing about Twin Peaks Protein Puffs is that “by the handful” is accurate. The serving size is a generous cup, or a big handful. This big serving can keep you more satisfied than a smaller snack.
Potato chips are crunchy, but Twin Peaks Protein Puffs deliver a “better crunch.” Why? Their crunch is guilt-free. While chips can be fried, high-calorie, and high-carb, Twin Peaks Protein Puffs have only 130 calories and 2 grams of carbs per serving. They are also lactose-free. The crunch is better when it comes with a clear conscience.
The Right Choice Anytime
Keep a canister of Twin Peaks Protein Puffs in your office, car, pantry, and anywhere else you may need a quick snack so you can help yourself then and there. You can have them for lunch with a salad or in soup or chili. You can also take them to any party and watch everyone fall in love with your weight loss secret.
A new healthy, great-tasting snack is always cause for celebration, and let the party begin! Better yet, serve Twin Peaks Protein Puffs at the party, because they are the star of the show. Taste them all and feel better than ever when you swap them for nutrition-less fare.
Super Bowl Party Central 0
The Big Game is on Sunday. It is the second-biggest eating day of the year (after Thanksgiving, if you’re wondering). That can only mean one thing: weight loss. Stick around The BariatricPal Store for ideas, and this might be the healthiest Super Bowl Sunday of your life.
Super Bowl Sunday is almost synonymous with chicken wings. Go right ahead, but make a few changes from your usual fried, fatty fare. Try coating strips of skinless chicken breast not with regular, carb-laden breadcrumbs, but with Panko Pork Rind Breadcrumbs that add 9 grams of protein per half-ounce. Bake your “fried chicken” and know you are getting protein without grease from frying oils.
Pizza also ranks high on this day, as Super Bowl Sunday has been the top day of the year for delivery. Again, we say, “Go for it!” as long as you make a few smart moves. For instance, choose Pizza-Flavored Snacks, such as Crunchy Protein Snacks or Pepperoni Snack Sticks, and save yourself the trouble of 30 grams of carbs per slice (that’s 240 grams per pizza…).
If nothing but pizza will do, you have plenty of options for a low-carb crust. Use a portobello mushroom or half an eggplant, or add protein by using High-Protein Brown Bread as a crust. Then pile on the tomato sauce or diced tomatoes and basil, olives, veggies, and anchovies or diced chicken breast.
Come on in and grab yourself a bite. Just make sure to skip the chocolate candies, potato and tortilla chips, and cocktail wieners. What does that leave? It leaves all kinds of flavors and textures to experiment with.
A snack mix, or a few different snack mixes, can make everyone feel welcome without giving them a sugar overload before kickoff. Select a few items to create each mixture of sweet, salty, savory, or spicy flavors. You might consider:
- Protein Chips
- Protein Cereal
- Protein Cookies
- Cheese Snacks
- Protein Chocolate and Candy
- Nuts and peanuts
You can always lighten up your appetizers by skipping the doughy and fried foods. Plain skewers give plenty of options. Try combos such as:
- Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil
- Mushrooms and ground turkey meatballs
- Apple chunks and cheddar cheese
The BariatricPal Store cannot guarantee that your favorite team will win, but we can promise lower-sugar desserts that may make your Super Bowl Sunday a success regardless of the winner. Protein Brownies, Cookies, and Cake, and Protein Hot Cocoa, are sure hits.
The Super Bowl comes only once a year, so be sure to embrace it fully! Enjoy your favorite flavors and skip the guilt as you down protein without trans fats or sugar. Just consider The BariatricPal Store your Super Bowl Party Central!
Intakt Cheese Snacks for an Intact Diet 0
Crunchy snacks and weight loss can often be at odds, not to mention that processed salty snacks can have too much starch (tortilla chips and pretzels, anyone?), unhealthy trans fats (fried potato chips and crackers), and lack of nutrients (unless you are a little low on sodium). The BariatricPal Store is always looking for solutions, though, and Intakt Cheese Snacks are our latest offering.
Snacks for Weight Loss
Intakt Cheese Snacks not only fight cravings, but are designed to fit into your weight loss diet. Each serving has at least grams of protein and no more than 90 calories. They are sugar-free and low-carb, and each bag has 2 servings so you can eat the whole bag while staying under 200 calories.
Real Buttery Cheese
Say goodbye to white potatoes, refined flour, and artery-clogging hydrogenated oils at snack time. Intakt Cheese Snacks are made with real Chilean buttery cheese, not with highly processed, artificial ingredients. The cheese is gently dried to preserve its natural nutrition while providing a satisfying crunch.
Flavors with Cheesy Goodness
Intakt Cheese Snacks have the finest points of cheese: rich, creamy, buttery flavor, and flavor offers a different charm.
- Original: simple, buttery, and creamy.
- Mozzarella Blue Cheese: straightforward mozzarella with the kick of blue cheese.
- Oregano: with an antioxidant punch of oregano and reminiscent of pizza.
- Spicy: creamy with a kick of chili, coriander, cumin, and oregano.
If you cannot decide, we suggest taking the easy way out and trying the Variety Pack with one bag each of all four flavors.
How Will YOU Get Cheesy?
You get to decide how you will eat your Intakt Cheese Snacks. There is the grab-and-go method, also known as open-and-eat. In other words, take a bag anywhere and open it when you are ready for a snack.
Or, up your cheese game. For example,
- Dip them in pizza sauce for a low-carb pizza treat.
- Sprinkle them over roasted vegetables or fish.
- Crumble them into Protein Soup.
- Make a full-fledged snack mix with Protein Cereal, Protein Pretzels, and nuts.
Intakt Cheese Snacks need no refrigeration, so there is no reason not to take them everywhere with you. You never want to get stuck with the vending machine as your only snack option! Instead, look to Intakt Cheese Snacks for a high-protein, low-carb, great-tasting snack to make weight loss fun and delicious.
Independence Day Party Snacks 0
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?
Proti Chips: The Weight Loss Snack That Could Make the Difference 0
Here’s a crunchy dilemma: should you give up chips, or should you stay true to your weight loss diet? Wait – there’s no dilemma here! Eat your chips, and stay true to your diet. That’s why you choose BariatricPal Proti Chips. They are low in carbs and trans fat-free, and can keep you on track by satisfying cravings without the guilt.
Each serving of BariatricPal Proti Chips has 120 to 130 calories, making it easy to fit in as a snack or part of a snack or meal. Stave off hunger for hours with 14 grams of protein and 5 to 6 grams of fiber. There is no sugar, and only 3 to 4 measly grams of net carbs – quite a difference from starchy, greasy potato chips.
By the way: are you prone to eating the whole bag of chips? We get it. That’s why the serving size is the entire bag. Dig in, and bottoms up!
BariatricPal Proti Chips come in Barbecue and Sea Salt and Vinegar flavors. The Sea Salt and Vinegar Chips have a nice zip and twist. The Barbecue chips are sweet, smoky, and spicy, and made with real smoked paprika and other spices. They taste just the way you’d want them to, and even better without the overtones of guilt.
Easy to Use
Just open and enjoy! Or, pair them with nutritious pals.
- Dip them into salsa, guacamole, hummus, or non-fat plain Greek yogurt.
- Crush them and sprinkle them on casseroles for a crunchy topping instead of breadcrumbs.
- Break them over salads to add flavor and crunch instead of croutons.
Stock up on BariatricPal Proti Chips in Barbecue and Sea Salt and Vinegar flavors. They come in single-serving bags individually or in boxes of 7.
Of course, The BariatricPal Store has tons of other types and flavors of Protein Chips to crunch. Browse the store and give them all a try!