Pretzels Morning, Noon, and Night 0
It’s National Pretzel Day. That means it’s a day to eat this favorite treat all day. Of course, any day is a day for great taste and weight loss at The BariatricPal Store. Put pretzels together with weight loss all day, and this is what you might come up with.
Breakfast: Peanut Pretzel Protein Bar
No time in the morning? No problem! Grab a Peanut Pretzel Protein Bar on your way out the door, and you are set with 13 grams protein to keep hunger down during the morning. The bar is a chewy, crunchy mixture of soy protein crisps, peanuts, and pretzel pieces.
It can be a perfect small breakfast on its own, with 160 calories, or you can pair it with a favorite. Spread non-fat cream cheese on it or dip it in fat-free cottage cheese or yogurt, or have it with another fast food – a whole piece of fruit, of course!
Lunch: Pretzels and Soup
A hot lunch may seem like an out-of-reach luxury, but it is not, when you choose Protein Soup with up to 15 grams of protein and as little as 70 calories. Ready in minutes with just water, you can choose from favorites such as Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken, Chicken or Beef with Pasta, and Cream of Tomato. Top it with pieces of Protein Pretzels, and you’ll have an instant protein-packed lunch to love.
Snack: Honey Mustard Pretzels and Dip
Okay, they’re not technically pretzels, but Honey Mustard Double Bites have the crunch, tangy mustard, and sweet honey flavor that you love about pretzels. The biggest difference may be the protein – each bag has 10 grams of protein. Try them on their own, or dip them into creamy Greek yogurt.
Dinner: Pretzel Burger
Think about a soft pretzel sandwich that you might order at a bakery café. Reduce the calories and carbs, but keep the flavor, and that’s what you can expect when you make a pretzel burger using Carbalose Baking Mix. A regular soft pretzel has 30 to 70 grams of carbs, while this baking mix has only 2 grams of net carbs.
Make a patty out of lean ground turkey – mix in Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese if you wish – and spread your soft pretzel with mustard. Top your burger with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles, or go gourmet with grilled eggplant or zucchini atop your burger.
Dessert: Vanilla Pudding with Cinnamon Pretzels
What delicious dessert has 27 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and only 220 calories? Cinnamon Sugar Protein Pretzel Logs dipped into Vanilla Protein Pudding! Finish your day with the relaxing treat you deserve: creamy vanilla pudding with crunchy pretzel sticks dusted with spicy cinnamon and sweet sugar. By the way, these pretzels go just fine on their own or with a cup of Protein Hot Cocoa.
However you love your pretzels, get your fill at The BariatricPal Store so you can celebrate National Pretzel Day guilt-free, and enjoy your pretzels every other day of the year!
Cave into Cravings Part 3: Sweet and Salty 0
A craving can put you into a weight loss plateau if you give into it without thinking, so do not! Instead, take a few seconds to consider these healthier alternative answers to common cravings. You can get your sweet and salty fixes without adding too many calories, carbs, or fat grams to your day, and The BariatricPal Store can help.
Taste-wise, protein bars have a lot in common with candy bars and other sweet treats. They come in flavors from chocolate and peanut butter to caramel, coconut, vanilla, and lemon zest. They are sweet and satisfying. The difference is that Protein Bars are way better for weight loss, since they have more protein and less sugar. Choose your favorite flavors and textures, whether creamy, crispy, or chewy, and feel good about your sweet tooth.
What happens when the afternoon gets long and you just want something sweet to carry you through? Protein Cookies can do the trick way better than regular ones, since you will be skipping the excess of sugar, white flour, and saturated fats, and instead getting protein with a minimum of sugar. There is no need to compromise on taste or convenience, either. Enjoy ready-to-eat Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, or Biscotti in flavors such as Fudge Chip and Almond Chip.
Remember when pretzels were considered a good alternative to chips? That was before their carbs and refined starches became such an issue. Now, you can keep eating those salty friends as long as you choose Protein Pretzels, available in regular, Cinnamon Toast, and Jalapeno Honey Mustard flavors and with 12 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Bonus: they are gluten-free, too.
Protein Meat Snacks
When nothing else will do, a Protein Meat Snack can be the answer. Lower in fat and calories than a standard sausage stick, these meat snacks are nearly pure protein, along with flavor, such as Teriyaki, Spicy Pepper, and BBQ. Say farewell to plain beef and artificial ingredients with these all-natural snacks that include turkey, elk, and ostrich options.
Follow your sweet and salty cravings. Just make they lead you in the right direction, on a path with less sugar and more protein. It is all here at The BariatricPal Store!
Today Is National Pretzel Day 0
Pretzels…delightfully crunchy or soft, a little salty, and way too starchy to be on a sensible high-protein weight loss plan. Wait – scratch that! You can have your pretzels and still lose weight when you opt for high-protein, reduced-carb versions. The BariatricPal Store has what you need to celebrate National Pretzel Day in style.
Some of the problems with regular pretzels are their high amount of refined carbs and low amount of protein. The combo leads to blood sugar spikes and cravings for more high-carb foods. Protein Pretzels are lower in carbs and have 12 grams of protein. They also have 4 grams of dietary fiber to stabilize blood sugar and keep you full for longer.
These pretzels have another trick to help you lose weight: they are portion controlled. You can have the entire package because each bag has only one serving. Each box has six single-serving packages or you can buy one bag at a time – it is your choice!
Gluten-Free to Meet Your Needs
Sometimes it is hard to find gluten-free crunchy snacks because they are so often based on wheat flour. Not so these Protein Pretzels! They are gluten-free, not to mention made with all-natural ingredients so you can feel good about eating them.
Flavors for All Tastes
Snack on classic pretzels in Original Flavor, or try a different twist on these twists. Go for a savory-sweet blend with a little heat with Jalapeno Honey Mustard, or keep it on the sweet and spicy side with Cinnamon Toast. Or, stock up on all three so you can nosh on whichever suits your mood.
Enjoy Your Way
Pretzels go nicely on their own, and are easy to take anywhere for a snack. They also pair well with pretty much anything. Try them with low-fat cheese, all-natural turkey breast, or yellow mustard. You can also dip them into hummus, cream cheese, and Protein Salsa. Use your imagination!
A quick and easy snack is worth its weight in gold, and Protein Pretzels fit the description. Enjoy them this National Pretzel Day and feel good knowing you are the life of the party.
Taking Protein Pretzels to a New Level 0
Oh, the things you can do with pretzels. And with BariatricPal Lite Bites Pretzel Twists, they’re within your reach on your weight loss diet. First, we’ll give you the good news about how we turned starchy pretzels into a low-carb, high-protein snack. Then, we’ll give you a few ideas that can satisfy your crunchy, salty cravings and make your diet a little more fun.
A Grab-and-Go Healthy Snack
An ounce of regular pretzels has 23 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein. A bag of BariatricPal Lite Bites Pretzel Twists has 12 grams of protein and less than half the carbs. It also has 4 grams of dietary fiber, making it a filling snack to tide you over until the next meal. Keep some of these 130-calorie bags in your car or gym bag for a ready-to-eat treat.
Make It a Meal
You can eat BariatricPal Lite Bites Pretzel Twists with healthy foods and turn your pretzel experience into a quick and healthy meal. Here are some ideas.
-Have them with fat-free cottage cheese.
-Use them as croutons with your favorite BariatricPal Protein Soups,
-Dip them into an artichoke dip made with non-fat cream cheese and chives.
-Have them with cheddar or another kind of cheese plus your choice of cherry tomatoes, grapes, or apple slices.
An Indulgent Sweet and Salty Treat
How about a sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy treat that is perfectly portioned and has nutritionals you thought you could only dream of? It can be a reality when you use BariatricPal Lite Bites Pretzel Twists as a pie crust and BariatricPal Protein Puddings as the filling. Just crumble a package of pretzels in a tart pan and pour BariatricPal Protein Pudding on top of it.
When you’re ready to get crunching, use the coupon code Yum10Pretzel when you check out to get 10% off all pretzels at our store! The coupon is good through December 21.