Easter Basket Items You Can Stomach

Easter Basket Items You Can Stomach 0

As Lent nears its end and Easter approaches, temptations can be threatening. An Easter basket with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, caramel eggs, and jelly beans can be beautiful, and oh, so dangerous. Eat those, and you might find that your weight loss stalls and your blood sugar shoots up before it crashes.

The BariatricPal Store lives to serve, and we hope to serve you this Easter by offering delicious and tempting treats without the sugar that can throw you off of your healthy intentions. Check out these and other choices!

Fruity Gummies

Say farewell to gummy bears and red fish, and welcome SmartSweets Gummies into your life. Each serving has 3 grams of sugar and only a fraction of the calories that are in regular gummy candies such as bears and worms. SmartSweets Gummies come in Fruity Gummy Bears, Sour Gummy Bears, Sour Blast Buddies, Sweet Fish, and a Variety Pack with all four flavors.

Marshmallow Madness

Yellow and purple marshmallow chicks are undeniably adorable, but what happens once they melt in your mouth? Your body is left processing 30 grams of sugar in the form of white sugar and corn syrup, and with no protein. If you are looking for a sweet and fluffy marshmallow taste that leaves you full and proud, try Vanilla Crisp Protein Bars with 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. They have 3 grams of sugar each and are gluten-free, so enjoy!

Chocolate Caramel Bites

Be honest now. Have you ever started your Easter Sunday with eggs? Not the egg kind of egg with protein, but the caramel-filled, chocolate kind of egg? You do not have to tell us, but just in case you have the urge to eat chocolate and caramel for breakfast, we have an idea: Chocolate Caramel Crispy Bites. While a single chocolate egg can have 22 grams of carbs, 15 grams of sugar, and only 2 grams of protein, a full serving of Crispy Bites has 2 grams of net carbs, 1 gram of sugar, and 12 grams of protein – almost the amount in 2 real eggs!

Chocolate and More Chocolate

Sometimes chocolate for chocolate’s sake is just the thing. If Easter means “chocolate” to you, browse through our entire selection of Chocolate Bars and Candies. Check for low-carb, sugar-free, high-protein, and even calcium-fortified options, and do not settle until you find the dark, milk, crispy, almond, or peanut butter chocolate choices you want.

This Sunday, dig into your delightful Easter basket and enjoy everything in it without guilt or remorse. Let it be the joyful celebration it was meant to be!

Pasta: Star of Your Low-Carb Dinner

Pasta: Star of Your Low-Carb Dinner 0

What would you have for dinner if carbohydrates and weight loss were not factors? Pasta is at the top of the list for many dieters, but it is off limits if you are watching your carbs, counting calories, or looking for protein as the centerpiece. Enter The BariatricPal Store’s collection of Protein and Low-Carb Pasta with varieties that include low-carb, high-protein, high-fiber, and low-calorie. You can make your dream pasta dinner and eat it, too!

Spaghetti and Meatballs

What better place to start than in childhood with spaghetti and meatballs? Organic Soybean Spaghetti can fill you up with 10 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein, but there is nothing to feel guilty about. It has only 9 grams of net carbs. Make your favorite recipe, swapping out fatty ground beef for lean ground turkey or vegetarian sausage, and notice how it tastes even better without a side of guilt. Each package has 4 servings.

Penne

If “low-carb” does not do it for you, what about, “carb-free?” Impastable Penne with 0 grams of net carbs and 55 calories can fit into even the most restrictive of low-carb diets. Try it baked with eggplant, tomato sauce, and parmesan, or toss it with olive oil, fish, and green beans. It comes in a single bag with 4 servings or a 6-bag pack.

Rotini Pasta Salad

Pasta salad can be a great-tasting, make-ahead, portable lunch, but what about those pesky carbs? Get rid of them when you use Impastable Rotini with 0 grams of net carbs. It has 55 calories and 36 grams of fiber to help keep you full all afternoon. Try it any way you like, such as:

  • Greek with feta cheese, olives, and cucumber
  • Creamy with yogurt, tuna, and tomatoes
  • Caprese with tomato, mozzarella, and basil
  • Hearty with chicken, artichokes, and parmesan
  • Southwestern with beans, salsa, cilantro, and corn

Impastable Rotini comes in a single bag with 4 servings or a 6-bag pack.

Cheesy Mac in Minutes

You do not need to be any kind of chef at all to enjoy low-carb mac and cheese. All you need to add to a pre-measured, single portion of Instant Protein Entrée – Cheesy Mac is water. It already has real cheddar, romano, and parmesan cheeses and is ready in minutes. The serving provides 12 grams of protein and has 220 calories. Have it on its own or toss it with cooked broccoli for extra fiber or canned tuna for extra protein. Each box has 3 single-serving packets.

Check our other Protein and Low-Carb Pasta choices to see what fits your meal plan and inspires you. Nothing feels as good as eating great and losing weight.

Zero-Carb Bagels – Weight Loss Dream!

Zero-Carb Bagels – Weight Loss Dream! 0

Do you remember the days when you could have a freshly baked bagel without worrying about it, and your biggest concern was what to put on it? Those days are back! Zero-Carb Bagels let you have your bagel without going off of your diet.

The Basics: Nutrition and Flavors

First off, what are you getting into with Zero-Carb Bagels? They have 14 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber, so you have plenty of filling nutrition with each bagel. Each one has only 90 calories and, as advertised, 0 grams of net carbs. That means you can fit them into any meal or snack without fear, unlike a standard bakery bagel with 290 calories and 60 grams of carbohydrates.

The bagels come in perfect Plain, crunchy Sesame, slightly sweet but sugar-free Cinnamon, and Everything with onions, poppy and sesame seeds, mixed garlic, and salt. You can also get Zero-Carb Bagels in a Variety Pack so you can have any kind of bagel anytime.

Cream Cheesy Classic Bagel Goodness

Zero-Carb Bagels are worlds apart from regular bagels in terms of the nutrition, but they are a lot like regular bagels in other ways, such as in their love of cream cheese. Use plain cream cheese on its own or with salmon, and consider adding lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, olives, or capers. Fruit is another friend of cream cheese.

Breakfast and Anytime Bagel-wiches

You can use Zero-Carb Bagels to start your day with a low-carb, high-protein, great-tasting breakfast sandwich. If you are looking for nutritious and portable options as an alternative to a fast food breakfast, take your pick of egg whites or eggs, low-fat cheese, and all-natural turkey or soy bacon or breakfast sausage.

For another genre of bagel sandwich, try tuna, egg, or chicken salad made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo, or pile leftover chicken or fish, lettuce, and tomato onto a Zero-Carb Bagel with mustard. Another great option, since you are already getting so much protein from your bagel, is to fill it with a grilled or roasted portobello mushroom marinated in teriyaki sauce or Italian dressing or spread with blue cheese.

On the Sweet Side

Zero-Carb Bagels can be a sweet treat for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. Spread them with low-carb Nektella chocolate hazelnut spread or calorie-free Walden Farms peanut butter and fruit-flavored topping. 

Each flavor of Zero-Carb Bagels comes in single bags of 6 bagels or of six-bag packs of 36 total bags. They are shelf-stable, so stock up! You can find more ThinSlim Zero-Carb breads, pizza crust, hot dog buns, and even onion pockets at The BariatricPal Store. We are here to make weight loss exciting and easier!

Beef Snacks for Healthy Weight Loss at The BariatricPal Store

Beef Snacks for Healthy Weight Loss at The BariatricPal Store 0

Snacks can make or break your diet. They need to be high enough in protein to reduce hunger, and low enough in calories and carbohydrates to keep away extra cravings and pounds. At the same time, they need to be tasty enough to satisfy, because everyone needs a treat now and again. With Aufschnitt Kosher Beef Sticks, you can have your treat every day.

Perfect Protein Package

Each of the Aufschnitt Kosher Beef Sticks has 7 to 8 grams of protein per 1-ounce serving, and each package has 1.5 servings. That means you can get 11 to 12 grams of protein wherever you are, just by opening the package. They have 70 calories per serving and less than 1 gram of sugar. For peace of mind, know that they are free from gluten, cancer-causing nitrites, and artery-clogging trans fats. Plus, they are kosher, having met the strictest standards for process.

Flavors to Love

Aufschnitt Kosher Beef Sticks are made from the highest-quality beef and real spices. You can taste the love that goes into each small batch made in the European tradition. The Variety Pack has five flavors to look forward to each day.

  • Original with the perfect blend of spices including coriander and nutmeg.
  • Spicy to keep things interesting.
  • Garlic with chicken and beef to create a hearty treat.
  • Cracked Black Pepper with a kick and a familiar taste.
  • Italian with the taste of fennel and other Italian spices to taste like the favorite sausage.

Aufschnitt Kosher Sticks also come in Island Teriyaki, Spicy Chocolate, and Cranberry flavors. They come in 12-packs and 24-packs, or you can try one stick at a time.

Meaty Snacks and Meals

Aufschnitt Kosher Beef Sticks are ready to eat and portable, so you can take them anywhere and eat them anytime. Store some in the car, in your purse, in your desk, and in your backpack or gym bag so a protein fix is always on hand. You can have them with fruit or raw veggies for extra fiber, or with cottage cheese or yogurt for extra protein.

Did you know that you can also use Aufschnitt Kosher Beef Sticks in meals? Try soaking them before dicing them and adding them to scrambled eggs, soups, or casseroles. You can even use Aufschnitt Kosher Beef Sticks in pasta sauce or as a topping for salads.

Great taste and great nutrition combine to make great choices for weight loss. Aufschnitt Kosher Beef Sticks offer both. Give them a try and check out all the snack choices at The BariatricPal Store!

Weight Loss During March Madness

Weight Loss During March Madness 0

How many March Madness games are you planning to watch? What will you eat during them? You might regret it if you do not think about it ahead of time, but you can come out on top if you plan ahead. The BariatricPal Store has a few ideas for your hoops viewing parties so you can enjoy great food and stay healthy.

Mac and Cheese

Serve a pot of mac and cheese, and your guests will love you forever. Make it with low-carb noodles, and they will never know it is healthy. NutriNoodles Shirataki Pasta has no carbs and almost no calories. Make an extra cheesy, but healthy, version of macaroni and cheese with your choice of ingredients such as cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, or your other favorites. Top with Pork Panko for a crunchy topping without carbs!

Chips and Dip

Admit it: a party is incomplete without chips and dip. That does not mean you need to eat starchy, fat-laden snacks at your party. Rather, try low-carb Protein Chips and Pretzels with healthier dips, such as salsa, guacamole, and hummus. You will skip most of the carbs and artery-clogging fats while chowing down with your friends.

Faux “Fried” Foods

Make your party the talk of the town with “fried” friends. Use Pork Rind Panko instead of high-carb breadcrumbs, then bake instead of fry your great foods. Try avocado sticks, zucchini fries, baked chicken, and panko mushrooms for hot apps to pass. Your friends, your taste buds, and your waistline will all thank you.

Chocolate Brownies

They may not be mandatory, but brownies can make a party seem perfect. Try Low-Carb Brownies with only 1 net carb each if you want to skip the guilt while you indulge. They have 5 grams of filling fiber, including prebiotic fiber. You can also try any of our Protein Cookies or bake your own goods with any of our Baking Mixes.

March Madness and other parties deserve a full selection of great-tasting foods, and there is no need for these parties to expand your waistline. Check The BariatricPal Store for low-carb, high-protein, great-tasting choices that you can serve to a crowd or keep for yourself.

Protein Cake Bites at The BariatricPal Store

Protein Cake Bites at The BariatricPal Store 0

Everyone can use more cake, but not the pounds it packs on. Protein Cake Bites solve the dilemma, offering the taste and satisfaction of cake while you lose weight. These low-carb treats are so delicious you won’t be able to believe that they can possibly be okay on your diet.

The serving size is 3 great-tasting cakes. Each cake has a whipped protein center and a thick frosting surrounding it. You can count on them being free from aspartame and trans fats, but having them turns any day into what feels like a glorious cheat day.

Low-Sugar Protein Source

Each serving of Protein Cake Bites has 20 grams of protein, and no more than 3 grams of sugar. That is quite a deal when compared to, say, a slice of red velvet cake or cheesecake with 4 grams of protein and 20 or 30 grams of sugar. Protein Cake Bites get their protein from high-quality sources such as whey protein isolate, and they have bone-building calcium. Each serving has no more than 250 calories, making them ideal as a small meal, large snack, or filling dessert.

Favorite Flavors

Protein Cake Bites come in nine great-tasting flavors to satisfy every sweet tooth.

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate with a peanut butter center and chocolate frosting.
  • Berry Cheesecake with a berry-flavored center and a sweet cheesy coating.
  • Birthday Cake to make every day seem like your birthday.
  • Chocolate Dipped Cherry kind of like a truffle but without the sugar.
  • Chocolate Mint with the satisfaction of the chocolate candy, minus the guilt.
  • Red Velvet with decadent cake and creamy frosting and no guilt.
  • Fruity Cereal to bring back the tastes and carefree days of childhood.
  • Chocolate Frosted Donut with chocolate and more chocolate, but no trans fats.
  • Cookies and Cream dotted with black and white goodness, just like the cookies you love.

Try them all to find your favorite flavor! You can buy single flavors in single bars or boxes of 12, or try a Variety Pack with the first 8 flavors.  

Cake All Day

Why save cake for special occasions? Why save it for dessert? You can have your cake whenever you want it. Eat these ready-to-eat Protein Cake Bites for breakfast at home or on the go, or have them for a morning of afternoon snack. Of course, they make a great dessert, too.

Try Protein Cake Bites by Optimum Nutrition if you like a sweet something, live for frosting, and want to lose weight. Being able to turn any day into a celebration may be just what you need to stay on your weight loss plan and love it.

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