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Fabulous Finds for a Healthy Father’s Day

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.

Bacon Chips

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.

Protein Shake

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.

Instant Dinner

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.

Protein Cookies

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!

Share the Love and Health on Father’s Day

Share the Love and Health on Father’s Day 0

Happy Father’s Day from The BariatricPal Store! We can help you find gifts that will help the father figures in your life lost weight and love their diets. Men can be tough, but great-tasting food is the way to their hearts and health.

Treats for the Trail

Support an active lifestyle with protein snacks that hit the spot. Nothing says, “guy food” like Meat Snacks, and you can feel good about them when they are all natural, low-carb, and made from different choices including beef, turkey, and ostrich. Cereal is another man-pleaser, and you can skip pitfalls like too many carbs and eating the whole box when you choose BariatricPal Protein Cereal. Protein Bars are perfect for the gym, while Protein Chips let a sports-viewing session stay healthy. All of these are portable and packaged in single-serving units so snacking is easy and portion-controlled.

Easy Peasy Weight Loss Meals

You do not have to be a gourmet chef to enjoy great-tasting meals, and you can lose weight at the same time. The path to becoming the healthiest possible father may include instant meals that are high in protein, low in carbs, and stellar in taste.

Cereal and milk, minus the extra starches and sugars that can put a damper on weight loss.

Protein Soup plus some Cheese Snacks for extra crunch and flavor.

Protein Entrees including Spicy Oriental Chicken and Chicken Enchilada Verde that are even easier than take-out.

Customize Dad’s Weight Loss

A gift card to The BariatricPal Store lets Dad choose his favorite weight loss treats, satisfying his cravings with choices such as Chocolate Protein Bars, Honey Nut Protein Cereal, or hearty Beef Stroganoff. Let him choose, because anything he picks out at The BariatricPal Store is designed for better weight loss.

Show Dad, and any other role model in your life, that you care about his health and wellbeing, not to mention his quality of life, with great-tasting and healthy gifts. The BariatricPal Store has the flavors and nutritional products you need.

 

Healthy Father’s Day Fare at the BariatricPal Store 0

 

Family gatherings can lead to diet disasters, but they don’t have to. You have a chance to come up with some crowd-pleasing healthy fare with Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, especially if you have the good fortune of spending some time with your father, a father figure, or the children in your life. Here are some ideas for keeping the crowd happy while keeping your waistline in check.

 

Salsa Dip

 

Who doesn’t love chips and salsa? Anyone who’s on a diet, that’s who! Until now, that is. Ditch the tortilla chips with 20 grams of carbs per ounce for BariatricPal Protein Chips, Tasty Bites, Crunch Os, or Zipper Snacks with up to 15 grams of protein per packet. Serve them with a simple recipe for high-protein Salsa Dip, and you’ll wonder why you never made your own salsa before. Get the recipe for Salsa Dip here.

 

Stuffed Zucchini

 

Pass the love around when you bring a platter of stuffed zucchini to the table. It has a tasty and hearty beef filling with a delicious tomato sauce to drizzle on top, but none of the fat and carb you might worry about with regular stuffed zucchini. Substitute ground turkey or soy crumbles for the beef if you like. Get the recipe for Stuffed Zucchini here.

 

Mock Mashed Potatoes

 

The sides make the meal, so you might as well give the crowd what they want. At least, you can tell them you’re serving mashed potatoes instead of Mock Mashed Potatoes. In reality, your guests will be asking for seconds…of cauliflower pureed with high-protein bouillon. Good trick, right? Get the recipe for Mock Mashed Potatoes here.

 

They’ve been too polite to say anything up until now, but they’ve been waiting for it since they got to the table: dessert. And you won’t disappoint when you offer up Creamy Peach Parfait. Just mix up some instant protein pudding and serve it with ripe summer peaches or canned peaches. Don’t be afraid to help yourself, since the whole serving has 140 calories and 16 grams of protein. Get the recipe for Creamy Peach Parfait here.

 

You may be taking your weight loss journey on your own or with a family member or two, but there’s no reason you can’t share a meal with everyone this Sunday. Have fun with these recipe ideas, and Happy Father’s Day!

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