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.\
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Mighty Muffins: Weight Loss in So Many Ways 0
It’s time to make breakfast work for weight loss! Everyone has heard that it is so important, but only when you make it work for you. Otherwise, you risk skipping it, making bad choices, or going off your diet. Flapjacked Mighty Muffins may be the answer to the question of “What’s for breakfast?” Here’s why!
If you want to lose weight, you might want to know what is in your food. We not embarrassed to tell you! Flapjacked Mighty Muffins are made with whole grain oats, milk, high-quality plant-based protein, and other wholesome ingredients such as blueberries, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and apples.
Weight Loss Nutrition
Each muffin has 200 to 240 calories and 20 grams of protein. They may taste like bakery muffins with 30 grams of sugar, but they have about 80% less sugar and no aspartame. For an extra-filling punch, they come with 5 to 6 grams of dietary fiber. The muffins have probiotics – gut-friendly bacteria that are linked to a healthier weight.
Healthy breakfast eaters have higher metabolisms and more energy in the morning, but lack of time to prepare and eat your food. Flapjacked Mighty Muffins can help with both of those problems. They take less than a minute to make in the microwave, and you can make them anywhere. Just take your single-serving muffin container to work or anywhere else, add water, and heat it up!
You can have a Flapjacked Mighty Muffin on its own, or pair it with your choice of foods for a bigger nutrient punch. For example, consider:
- Maple Pumpkin with fat-free cream cheese.
- Apple Cinnamon with peanut butter.
- Blueberry with a hard-boiled egg.
- Double Chocolate with raspberries.
- Lemon Poppy Seed and Cottage Cheese.
Your weight loss plan has to be delicious and stay interesting if you want to stay on it for long enough to hit goal weight. Flapjacked Mighty Muffins come in 10 flavors!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Maple Pumpkin
- Cinnamon Apple
- Double Chocolate
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chip
- Lemon Poppy Seed
- Tart Cherry Chocolate
Try a Variety Pack in 6 flavors, or get all of the flavors in the big Variety Pack! Or, you can buy Flapjacked Mighty Muffins one flavor at a time – stock up on your favorite! The BariatricPal Store is eager to help you make breakfast the weight loss tool you need it to be.
Dietary Fiber – Protein’s Weight Loss Pal 0
Compared to protein, dietary fiber is an unsung weight loss hero. Both nutrients slow digestion to help you stay full so weight loss easier, but fiber plays these roles, too.
- Fiber improves digestion – think regularity and comfort!
- Fiber lowers blood sugar and cholesterol – good news if you are worried about diabetes and heart disease.
- Fiber helps you eat healthier – it’s only found in plant-based foods, so it comes in a cholesterol-free package that does not have gobs of unhealthy fats.
Most people hit recommendations for protein, but not for fiber. So, here are some ways to get your fiber, but without giving up protein. The BariatricPal Store has the ideas and Fiber Products you need to lose weight.
Protein and Fiber Pasta
We’ve transformed pasta from a high-carb, starchy food, that’s probably off-limits on your diet, into a high-protein, high-fiber superfood. Zeroodle Pastas are made with ingredients such as black beans, oat fiber, and mung beans. They have 4 to 10 grams of fiber, and up to 21 grams of protein. Try a filling meal such as:
- Spaghetti with chopped tomatoes, basil, and olive oil.
- Fettuccini with parmesan cheese and broccoli florets.
- Fried rice with egg whites and chopped mixed vegetables.
If you choose a shirataki variety, you’ll save about 150 calories. Just add a little chicken or another protein to bump up the total.
High-Fiber Protein Bars
A bar is as easy as it gets for a meal or snack. High-Fiber Protein Bars have 15 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber for only 150 calories. They come in Salted Toffee Pretzel, Peanut Butter and Smooth Caramel Crisp, and Crunchy Cereal Caramel, so you can choose your combo of sweet and salty flavors, and creamy and crunchy textures. They have 1 gram of sugar to keep you from feeling guilty over the great taste.
Protein Fiber Tea
A cup of iced or hot tea can be relaxing and refreshing, but the sweet taste can come with a not-so-sweet price tag of loads of sugar and calories. At the same time, regular sweet tea has no nutrition. Flip the tables around with BariatricPal Protein and Fiber Raspberry Iced Tea and Instant Chai Tea, since they are low in sugar and have 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. They have about 90 calories per serving. Just add water and you can decide whether you want your tea hot or cold.
Fiber-Filled Protein Breakfasts
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but are you taking full advantage of the chance to get a head start on your fiber and protein intake for the day? A breakfast with fiber and protein can keep you full for longer and stabilize energy so you can be ready for a weight loss day. Check out our Protein Breakfasts and add your own healthy fiber choices for a quick and delicious morning greeting.
- Protein Omelet with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, or any other vegetables.
- Protein Cereal with fruit.
- Protein Oatmeal with wheat bran, fruit, and/or nuts.
- Protein Pancakes with Powdered Peanut Butter.
Be healthy and full with fiber -it’s easy to add into your diet when you get help from The BariatricPal Store. Browse our options and mix and match to come up with your own great fiber choices.