Choc o Lot Protein Bars for a Healthy Halloween Treat 0
What does Halloween mean to you? Chocolate? Sugar? Weight gain? At The BariatricPal Store, Halloween means chocolate, but no guilt. Boy, have we ever got treats in store for you! Halloween is next week, but there is still time to prepare by getting great-tasting chocolate flavors without too much sugar. This year’s find is Choc o Lot Protein Bars.
Just Like Candy
BariatricPal Choc o Lot Protein Bars have a crispy rice core with chocolate flavor, and a rich, creamy chocolate coating. They have real chocolate and cocoa powder, along with cocoa butter, peanut, and almond. Chewy, crispy, and creamy, they have everything you could want in a candy.
They taste so good that they can be a satisfying alternative to the Halloween candies that the neighborhood children are eating or that may show up in your workplace the next day.
But Not Really
Unlike chocolate bars with upwards of 200 calories and 20 to 30 grams of sugar, Choc o Lot Protein Bars have 160 calories and 6 grams of sugar each. They are designed to prevent blood sugar spikes and dips, and have 4 grams of fiber and 15 grams of filling protein. As a snack, dessert, or quick breakfast, Choc o Lot Protein Bars offer convenience and great taste without regret.
Chocolate Your Way
How can you enjoy Choc o Lot Protein Bars? Why not list a few ways? They are certainly good on their own for staving off hunger or refueling after a workout, but you can personalize them a bit, too. For example, Choc o Lot Protein Bars go nicely with a sliced banana, some strawberries, or a few blueberries for extra fiber and antioxidants. Or, you could dip them into a container of plain yogurt, or some cottage cheese, for more protein and calcium.
Choc o Lot Protein Bars come in boxes of 7 bars. Other BariatricPal Protein Bars come in chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, pretzel, peanut butter, caramel, lemon, and more, so see what you need to keep you satisfied this Halloween and beyond. We have all kinds of other protein chocolate bars, sugar-free chocolates, and other candies, so there is no reason to deprive yourself or worry about the scale this year.
Happy Halloween from The BariatricPal Store! Let it be a delicious, safe, and healthy holiday for you.
Don’t Let the Pounds Creep on This Halloween 0
Halloween is coming. What will that mean for you? Will you be tricked into sugar highs and weeks of regret? Or will you treat yourself to a moderate holiday filled with fun and without guilt? There is still time to browse The BariatricPal Store and get your fill of Halloween fun without the pitfalls.
Does your Halloween start weeks before October 31 as your workplace fills up with candy and decorated cookies, cupcakes, and other baked goods? If so, you may be interested in low-sugar Baking Mixes so you can have your own fresh-baked treats without guilt. Brownies, Cookies, and Cakes are all ready within minutes so you can say no to the sugary fare at work.
Did you know that Halloween is the third busiest day of the year for pizza delivery drivers? Quick, kid-friendly dinners such as pizza, boxed macaroni and cheese, and PB and J are attractive on this night as the family rushes out the door to go trick-or-treating. Do you fall prey to the extra calories, fat, and carbs that can be wolfed down before even seeing any candy?
There are plenty of options that are faster than take-out or delivery, and with more protein and fewer carbs. For example:
- BariatricPal Protein Entrees including Chili, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Nacho Cheese Pasta, and Macaroni and Cheese.
- Homemade pizza on Zero-Carb Bagels or Bread.
- Protein Peanut Butter Powder with apples on Protein Bread.
Finally it is time for Halloween proper, whether you are trick-or-treating, handing out candy, or going to a party. How can you pass up the sugar while still having fun? The strategies here are to find something else to focus on, and to have a substitute ready in case cravings hit hard.
- Carry a glass or bottle of water around with you so your hands are busy.
- Get involved in something besides eating, such as helping children with their costumes, hiding as kids come to your door to trick-or-treat, or helping the host and hostess serve and clean up.
- Stash your own bariatric-friendly, low-sugar and high-protein, Chocolates and Candies to munch on instead of going for the sugary candy. The BariatricPal Store has dark, milk, and white chocolate with or without peanuts, almonds, and caramel - in short, any flavor to match the candy bars.
Halloween may be a scary holiday, but it does not need to be scary for your waistline. Just be prepared with a plan and a few treats from The BariatricPal Store, and there will be no need to feel guilty when November comes.
Halloween Horrors? Not at The BariatricPal Store! 0
Have you figured out what Halloween treats you will be having this year? If not, it is about time to do so. Otherwise, you may find yourself munching on whatever happens to be around, and you know that cannot be a good thing for your diet! Your standard candy bar can have over 20 grams of sugar and almost no protein.
Last week’s blog post described some chocolatey, fruity, and marshmallow-y treats to try instead of sugary candy this year. Now, we want to tell you about some of the BariatricPal Store’s other choices for Halloween haunting. Here are some of our candy bar-inspired protein bars that you can take to any party or nosh on while trick-or-treating or answering the door.
BariatricPal Caramel Nut Protein Bars
A chewy and nougaty core, a sweet and soft caramel ribbon, and a creamy and rich chocolate coating…there is a reason why some candy bars are more popular than others! Just swap the standard 30 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein for 4 grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein, and you can have the same great taste in a BariatricPal Caramel Nut Protein Bar.
Oh Yeah! Almond Bliss Bars
What is the name of that coconut almond candy bar? Oh, never mind, it does not matter, since it has 20 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein. A better choice to get your coconut fix, your crunchy almonds and your indispensable chocolate is Oh Yeah! Almond Bliss Bar. It has 0 grams of added sugars and 20 grams of protein. To make it even more filling, it has 8 grams of dietary fiber.
Bariatricpal Vanilla Caramel Crisp Protein Bar
Is there too much chocolate around? Try a Bariatricpal Vanilla Caramel Crisp Protein Bar for a bit of a change. It has a sweet caramel core dotted with crisp rice treats, surrounded by a creamy vanilla coating. The bar has no added sugar, 160 calories, and 15 grams of protein, along with a bonus 5 grams of fiber for extra hunger suppression. The delicious taste belies its nutrition since the bar has over 15 vitamins and minerals. Could it be…Halloween weight loss magic?
BariatricPal Chocolate Crisp Protein Bar
Let’s go back to those classic bars and flavors. A chocolate bar with crisp rice cereal comes to mind. You might feel the need to banish the thought quickly if you are concerned about that sugar, but BariatricPal Chocolate Crisp Protein Bar lets you have the sweet chocolate and crispy rice nuggets without the guilt. Each bar has 15 grams protein and 12 grams fiber to keep hunger away for hours, and the bar has only 5 grams net carbs. You can save it for Halloween night, or start eating your chocolate when you first wake up on Halloween. Why wait?
Spooky Good Weight Loss Treats at The BariatricPal Store 0
Halloween is around the corner, so weight loss cannot be far behind. All those sweet, delicious candy-flavored favorites deliver protein without sugar, so this is the ideal holiday for weight loss. How could you possibly lose? The only way is if you choose candies from the wrong store. Go with The BariatricPal Store’s selection, and you can be sure each choice has been evaluated for taste and weight loss nutrition.
Do you remember when the “good houses” were the ones that gave chocolate bars when you were trick-or-treating? Consider The BariatricPal Store one of the “good houses,” since it has Chocolate Bars in every guise – dark, milk, and plain, with almonds, peanut butter, and caramel, and with benefits such as protein, low-sugar, and calcium.
Ooey, gooey marshmallow treats are a great choice if you want to go back to your childhood fantasy land. The only problem is that their nutritional facts – such as 40 grams of sugar and starch per cup – will not let you go back to those carefree days, unless you choose protein-packed treats such as Marshmallow Protein Bars.
Each bar has 15 grams of protein and less than half the carbs as a cup of marshmallows. They have a dark chocolate crispy cookie topped with gooey marshmallow, all surrounded by dark chocolate. Distinctly missing? A cloak of guilt. You can use them as a snack or meal with a full set of vitamins and minerals.
For some kids, one thrill of Halloween is the chance to get as much sugar as fast as possible. Fruity gummies are a good way to do that, since an ounce has 17 grams of sugar and no protein or fat to slow the direct trip to your bloodstream.
Give into the kid in you, a little more responsibly, with Fruity Protein Gummies. They have the sweet, fruity taste you love, but with nutrition for your grown-up self. Each package has 180 calories and 10 grams of protein, with 1 cool gram of sugar. To make them even more filling, they have an unheard-of 27 grams of fiber. Try Papaya, Fantastic Fruit, Wild Berry, Kiwi, and Banana flavors.
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter cups are to die for, literally, if you choose regular ones. A standard package of 2 cups can have 21 grams of sugar, which is nearly your day’s allotment. That’s a good way to drive up your blood sugar levels and increase cravings, which of course makes weight loss nearly impossible.
Chocorite Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups have only 35 calories per piece, or 100 calories per package. They have 7 grams of fiber to help fill you up. That is a great way to satisfy that irresistible craving for sweet, rich chocolate and creamy, salty peanut butter.
Happy Halloween! Guide to Trick-Free Treats 0
Everyone’s eating candy, so why can’t you? It gets hard to keep saying, “No!” when there’s candy everywhere. We have a better idea: take the easy way out! Say, “Yes!” to your favorite flavors without gaining an ounce. Just make sure you choose well. Here are some ideas.
Chocolate coated caramel and nougat? Chocolate, crunch, and peanut butter? Coconut, crisp, and chocolate? Almond, nougat, and chocolate? They’re all off-limits in candy bar form, but they are the virtuous choice when you choose Protein Bars. Count on up to 15 grams of protein.
There are no frills and no fuss here. There is just sweet, creamy chocolate with crispy nuggets in a satisfying bar to savor. Each Chocolate Dream Bar has 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of dietary fiber to keep you full while the parade of candy passes right by you. Choose from sweet and creamy White Chocolate Dream, or classic rich Milk Chocolate Dream.
Chocolate Puffs Snacks
Something to nibble on can keep you occupied, but too much nibbling on chocolate candies, caramels, or candy corn can be disastrous. Instead, Chocolate Protein Puffs Soy Snacks can satisfy your nibbling needs and keep you from straying from your diet plan. They have 150 calories and 15 grams of protein. Best of all, they come in single-serving packets, so you can eat the whole thing without worrying.
Get the best of both worlds this Halloween when you choose smart. Get great flavor and nutrition you can handle so you get the last laugh when trick-or-treating is over!
Caramel Goodness, Guilt Free 0
Is caramel on your mind? It is no wonder! With Halloween just around the corner, candy is everywhere. One particular favorite is caramel: ooey, gooey, sweet, creamy caramel. Caramel that is off limits if you are cutting sugars and calories and trying to lose weight. Wait – is caramel really off limits?
No way! It is if you are talking about the traditional caramel chews, caramel chocolate bars, and caramel flavored coffee drinks, since they will give you a dose of sugar without the protein and other nutrients you need. But The BariatricPal Store has other ideas! We’ve left the flavor and fun, added some protein, and taken away the extra sugar in our caramel products.
Now, you can enjoy Halloween season with the rest of them, and lose weight at the same time! Here are a few ideas to get your fix.
Caramel Protein Bars
Some of the classic candy bars are based on caramel, whether the caramel is packaged with peanuts, crisped rice, chocolate, cookies, or nougat. These favorites have a downside that you know well: too many calories, and not enough nutrition.
You can do better! We’ve packaged caramel with its classic companions, but made over the nutritional facts. The results are BariatricPal Protein Bars with 12 to 15 grams of protein in each. They are reduced-calorie and reduced-sugar, with choices including Caramel Brownie with Vanilla Coating, chocolate coated Caramel Nut and Caramel Crunch, and Caramel Delight. Yum!
Snack time can be a dieter’s biggest challenge. You need to get enough protein to satisfy you, while staying away from too many calories or too much sugar. The stakes are even higher in October, when you can find candy tempting you wherever you are. Don’t let snacks be your downfall this year!
Instead of caving into temptation to reach for “just a few” mini caramel chews or fun size candy bars, arm yourself with caramel snacks. BariatricPal Peanut and Caramel Coated Protein Puffs Snacks have a liberal coating of caramel and peanut butter, making them sweet, salty, and satisfying. These soy delights come in single portion bags with 150 calories and 15 grams of protein.
For another option, crunch on Proti Snax Chocolate Caramel Granola. These crunchy sweet clusters are mixed with chocolatey chunks and caramel swirl. They are made with real whole grain oats, but are low carb and low sugar. Each packet has 130 calories and 11 grams of protein. Hint: they also make a great breakfast alone or mixed with yogurt!
Caramel Caffe Latte
A caramel flavored coffee drink from a coffee shop can cost you 45 or more grams of sugar and hundreds of calories, without delivering much protein. We have just the thing for you if you have found yourself paying the heft diet price, or if you have longingly passed up on these favorite caramel coffee treats.
BariatricPal Caramel Caffe Latte Shake or Pudding delivers the taste you want along with 15 filling grams of protein in a manageable package of 100 calories and only 4 grams of sugar. You can enjoy it any time on the weight loss journey. Stir it into 8 ounces of water if you are on a liquid diet or just want a shake, or use less water to turn it into a thicker pudding if you are eating pureed foods or solid foods. You can use it as a snack or dessert, or even a meal replacement since it has over 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
Caramel Calcium Chews
Caramel Calcium Chews are a prime example of having your cake and eating it, too. You would swear you are eating candy, but you are not getting one gram of sugar. Instead, these aspartame-free chews deliver essential nutrients to keep you healthy.
Each chew provides 500 milligrams of bone-building calcium. It also has 500 IU of vitamin D3, which you need for bone health, heart health, and even proper regulation of blood sugar and blood pressure. These chews can turn taking your vitamins from a chore into a treat.
No way should you have to miss out on the season’s fun just because of your diet. Just make a few smart choices, and you can indulge while losing weight. The BariatricPal Store has a full range of great-tasting caramel flavored products that can keep you full, nourished, and satisfied, so check them out!