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Hearty Protein-Packed Soups for Weight Loss

Hearty Protein-Packed Soups for Weight Loss 0

The official verdict on Groundhog Day may have been that spring is coming, but the calendar says that winter is only halfway over. That is good news if you love soup and love weight loss. You can warm up, eat well, and lose weight – after all, spring break is only a few short weeks away! The BariatricPal Store has great-tasting Protein Soups that can work on your meal plan.

Quick Protein in a Soup

Usually, you can choose for your soup to be either low-calorie or high-protein. BariatricPal Protein Soup is both. For most varieties, each serving has 80 to 100 calories and 12 to 15 grams of protein. In comparison, a cup of chicken noodle soup or cream of mushroom soup can have 200 calories with 5 grams of protein.

Protein Soup

Instant Meals

Meal Replacement Soups are ideal for liquid diets or for when you need a meal replacement. BariatricPal Meal Replacement Soups have 160 calories and 15 grams of protein, or the amount in 2 oz. of chicken. You can feel comfortable substituting them for a meal because they deliver 20 to 45% of the daily value for 25 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, and vitamin B12.

Meal Replacement Soups come in great-tasting flavors, including Cream of Tomato, Cream of Chicken, and Chicken and Vegetable. You can also try the Variety Pack.

Make It a Hearty Meal

You can use Protein Soup as a base for a hearty soup and nutritious meal. The possibilities are limitless. Choose your soup flavor, add a few chunky treats, and top it off for a complete meal. Consider adding:

  • Cooked, diced protein such as chicken breast, tofu, or fish.
  • Cooked beans.
  • Cooked fresh or frozen vegetables.
  • NutriNoodles pasta or rice for a low-calorie, low-carb treat.

You can top your soup with crumbled Protein Snacks or Cheese Snacks instead of croutons. Other toppings to try are shredded cheddar or swiss cheese, fat-free sour cream or yogurt, and avocado slices.

BariatricPal Protein Soup comes in boxes of 7 single-serving packets. You do not need to measure it. Just mix a packet of soup with hot water using the microwave or stove, and your soup is ready to eat or use in a recipe. There is no reason not to have satisfying, warming meals this winter.

December Comfort Food

December Comfort Food 0

Comfort food is on the mind as December starts. That can mean only one thing: weight loss. Well, that is true if you choose smart. Here are our top picks for comfort food that is warming, hearty, satisfying, and good for weight loss.

Mac and Cheese

We cannot help but start the list with Mac and Cheese. It is ooey, gooey, and tops for comforting, but it can have There is something wrong with diving into a bowl of carbs, fat, and calories when you can get those same flavors without penalty. BariatricPal Protein Entrees: Cheesy Mac has romano, parmesan, and cheddar cheese and real pasta, with none of the excess of regular mac and cheese.

Each serving has 220 calories and 12 grams of protein to help lower the glycemic index and keep you full for longer after the meal. You do not even need to follow a recipe or order the dish. Just heat the entrée and enjoy your meal in minutes

Chili Your Way

A bowl of chili may have a lot of protein, but it also has enough serious carbs, fat, and calories to make it more discomforting than comforting. Instead of ordering or serving up a bowl with 300 to (gasp!) over 1,000 calories, serve yourself Protein Chili instead. You can choose single-serve Turkey Chili with Beans that you can heat and eat for a complete meal with 220 calories and 21 grams of protein. Another idea is to opt for a packet of Vegetable Chili with Beans with 120 calories and 12 grams of protein. All of our protein chili choices taste great and are ready in minutes for a guilt-free lunch or dinner.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli cheese soup is creamy, cheesy, warming, and oh-so-bad for you. Can you really feel comforted when you know that you are essentially sipping protein-less fat that sticks to your hips? Make these problems vanish with Broccoli Cheddar Protein Soup with real broccoli. It has 15 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat. The single-serving packet has 100 calories that you can make within minutes on the stove or using the microwave.

Skip the 100 to 200 calories’ worth of bread or croutons that may come with your soup and deliver an extra 25 or more grams of carbs. Instead, crumble low-carb Protein Cheese Snacks into your soup for an extra cheesy flavor with added crunch.

Chocolate with Chocolate and Chocolate

No way can a list of comfort foods be complete without something seriously chocolatey. Chocolate chip cookies are a nice start, but you can do better. Why stop at chocolate chips when you can bury them in a chocolate cookie and drizzle the whole thing with chocolate icing? Why would you add fat and sugar to your day when you can get a dose of protein instead?

BariatricPal Triple Chocolate Protein Cookies are chocolate cookies with chocolate chunks and chocolate drizzle. Each has 15 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar, and 150 calories. They lend themselves to dessert, but we’ve been known to have them for snacks and even for breakfast. They go so well with peanut butter or with fat-free cream cheese and strawberries!

Stay warm and comforted this winter with soups, stews, chilis, and more. The BariatricPal Store has the high-protein, low-carb selections you need to stay on your diet, with the great flavors you need to stay satisfied. Happy eating!

Protein Soups and Drinks for Warmth and Weight Loss

Protein Soups and Drinks for Warmth and Weight Loss 0

Your body and soul may be craving warm foods as the briskness of autumn progresses to cold winter days and nights. Creamy soups and flavored coffee drinks can heat you up, but weight loss and health still need to come first – especially at this time of year when holiday temptations are everywhere. Instead of choosing to compromise on taste or nutrition, you can have both.

Instant Meal Replacement Soups

A good meal replacement lets you have a meal anytime, anywhere, at a moment’s notice with a minimum of fuss. A better meal replacement is complete with the protein you need to stay full and the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy. The best meal replacement fits your mood. If a cold, sweet shake is not going to do the trick, Meal Replacement Soups might be the answer.

BariatricPal Meal Replacement Soups are ready in minutes with hot water for a warming lunch, dinner, or snack. They have 15 grams of protein, 20 essential vitamins and minerals, and with 100 calories, they fit easily into your weight loss plan. You would not guess that they were low fat when you taste Cream of Tomato or Cream of Chicken flavors. Each box has 7 single-serving packets.

Smooth or Chunky Protein Soups

BariatricPal Protein Soups have 80 to 100 calories and are low in fat and carbs. They provide 12 to 15 grams of protein per serving and are suitable for pre-op, post-op, and any diet!

Protein Soups  are a perfectly versatile food. You can have them as a meal or snack on their own on a full-liquid diet, or use them in recipes as you would use other soups. You can also make yourself a bowl and add favorite ready-cooked healthy foods of your choice. For example…

  • Chicken and mixed vegetables in Chicken Pasta.
  • Spinach, diced tomatoes, and cheese in Cream of Tomato.
  • Tofu, bok choy, and mushrooms in Chicken Bouillon.
  • Beans and carrots in Beef Bouillon.

Each box has 7 single-serving packets.

Protein Hot Chocolate and More

Hot Protein Drinks are the way to go when you need something sweet, but cannot handle the sugar you would get from a syrupy store-bought drink. Hint: a large size could have up to 100 grams of sugar! BariatricPal Hot Protein Drinks have only a fraction of the sugar, and only 80 calories, while providing 15 grams of protein to make them a smart choice for breakfast, snack, or late-night dessert.

Hot Protein Drinks come in chocolate-based varieties from Classic and Marshmallow to Amaretto, Mint, and Irish Cream, for starters. You can also find Vanilla, Classic, and even decaf Cappuccino, as well as Pumpkin Spice Latte. Great-tasting flavors like these do not leave you with an excuse to hit the local coffee shop! Each box has 7 single-serving packets that you can make with just hot water.

Depend on The BariatricPal Store for your hot soups and beverages with plenty of protein and sugar, calorie, and fat counts you can handle. Stay warm and lose weight!

Jump on Board with These Top Picks at The BariatricPal Store!

Jump on Board with These Top Picks at The BariatricPal Store! 0

If you want to know which weight loss product you should try next, look no further than The BariatricPal Store’s Top Product page. You will see the list of best-selling products that other customers love. Here are some of The BariatricPal Store’s five-star products that just may give you a weight loss boost and a flavor punch.

Protein Bar Variety Pack

Protein Bar Variety Pack may be your best first stop when looking for the perfect weight loss product. These ready-to-eat, delicious bars pack 12 to 14 grams of protein and only 150 to 180 calories to tide you over until your next meal without pushing you over your daily calorie goals

What is even better than a great-tasting protein bar? What about protein bars in 7 great-tasting flavors?

  • Oatmeal with Vanilla Yogurt
  • Rocky Road
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Peanut Butter
  • Caramel Crunch

Pack your bars anywhere – in the car, your purse, backpack or gym bag, your pantry, or your desk drawer. You can have them as a quick snack, pre or post-workout fuel-up, or meal replacement alone or with a piece of fruit, some yogurt, or some nuts.

Protein Soup Variety Pack

Our variety packs get great ratings, and for a good reason: there are simply so many delicious flavors to choose from that it is impossible to choose just one. Protein Soup Variety Pack lets you have a hot lunch or snack anytime, in a flavor to match your mood. Try all 7 flavors:

  • Beef Bouillon
  • Chicken Bouillon
  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cream of Chicken
  • Chicken with Pasta
  • Cream of Tomato
  • Tomato Bouillon

They’re packaged in single-serve packets that need only water. Each has 70 to 100 calories, and 15 grams of protein. Sip on them straight, or add cooked vegetables, beans, or chicken for a chunky and filling meal.

Protein Crunch Variety Pack

What do you get when you start with potato chips, remove the trans fat, slash the carbohydrates, and add protein and fiber? BariatricPal Crunch Snacks. What do you get when you can have them in 5 different flavors? It’s the Protein Crunch Variety Pack.

  • Tangy, sweet, and smoky Barbecue
  • Ranch with herbs
  • Cheesy Pizza with spiced tomato sauce
  • Classic Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • Sour Dill Krinkles

Each package has 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and only 130 calories, so you can eat the whole bag, worry-free. Stash a bag anywhere you will need a quick snack, or turn your “diet” lunch into a what feels like a party, with Protein Crunch Snacks and raw vegetables dipped in cream cheese or guacamole, or Protein Crunch Snacks crumbled onto a salad instead of croutons.

Maple and Brown Sugar Protein Oatmeal

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why wouldn’t you want a quick, easy, and great-tasting option that delivers the weight loss benefits you seek? Introducing your breakfast solution in the form of Maple and Brown Sugar Protein Oatmeal. It has the sweet taste of maple syrup and brown sugar, but none of the sugar. Instead, count on whole grain goodness and 14 grams of protein in a 100-calorie package.

You can make your protein in minutes with hot water for an instant breakfast anywhere. Have it on its own, or serve it with a sliced banana or some pecans for even more nutrients. Each box has 7 packets.

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Head over to our Top Products page to see what other customers are buying, and give them a try yourself to see what you’ve been missing. Maybe you will find a new weight loss favorite and join the crowd!

Warm and Cozy Treats for Weight Loss

Warm and Cozy Treats for Weight Loss 0

Mid-January calls for comfort food since the season can get you down if you are craving the warmth of the sun and the longer days in spring. Still, there is no reason to deviate from your weight loss plan or your New Year’s resolutions already. Instead, opt for filling, comforting fare that is low in carbs and high in protein, just like the rest of your diet.

Macaroni and Cheese

It is hard to think about comfort food without mentioning macaroni and cheese, but it is hard to fit it into your weight loss plan if you talk about the standard mixture. A typical serving can have 200 to 300 calories, with most from fat and carbs, and it is hard to stick to a single serving.

Have your bowl and eat it, too, when you whip up Protein Cheese Steak Macaroni in minutes. Just add water, and enjoy knowing you are getting three real kinds of cheese and 12 grams of protein, with only 130 calories. Or, make your own variation with Protein Pasta mixed with non-fat cream cheese, low-fat cheddar, and broccoli florets.

Tomato Soup

Rewind the clock back to the days when your favorite lunch was tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. Those were carefree days when someone who loved you was happy to serve you a hot, delicious meal. You can still enjoy creamy tomato soup made with tomatoes, though.

The main difference with this Creamy Tomato Protein Soup is that it fits into your weight loss diet. It has 100 calories and a minuscule 1.5 grams of fat, along with 15 grams of protein to keep hunger down for hours. It makes a great snack or lunch, and you can feel even better knowing you are getting a range of essential vitamins and minerals.

Pancakes

Something about pancakes recalls long weekends and relaxed weekend mornings when the most important business of the day was having a delicious breakfast with your family. Those pancakes may have been laden with carbs and calories, with enough of each for couple meals or even a day.

Our answer to the dilemma is Protein Pancakes. Choose from classic Golden Delicious, or flavors such as Blueberry or Chocolate Chip. You only need to add water to get your low-carb, high-protein treat. Serve it alone, make it a breakfast sandwich with a tablespoon of peanut butter or cooked egg whites, or create a breakfast platter with cottage cheese, blueberries, and walnuts.

Banana Pudding

It may not be warm in temperature, but banana pudding warms the soul. Banana Protein Pudding

is sweet, but low in sugar, and has 15 grams of protein to keep you full for hours. It has the distinct taste of ripe bananas, without the load of carbs they deliver.

Mix it with 4 ounces of water for a thick pudding. You can also make it with more water to turn it into a creamy shake that fits on a liquid diet. You can even use it as a meal replacement, since it has vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, and antioxidants.

Whatever warm and cozy comfort foods you choose, make sure they fit on your diet and are delicious enough to satisfy your cravings. After all, we have while left before winter is over, and we all need all the cheer we can get.

Cave into Cravings Part 2: Hot and Cold

Cave into Cravings Part 2: Hot and Cold 0

 

Cravings can be your downfall when you are trying to lose weight unless you know how to handle them. This part of the series gives you some better alternatives for your hot and cold cravings. Everything in this post will work on a liquid diet or a pureed foods diet, so it may be welcome news if you are a pre-op or post-op bariatric surgery patient or you are using a liquid diet to jumpstart weight loss.

 Hot Protein Drinks

Usually, a caramel latte, hot cocoa, or white chocolate cappuccino from a coffee shop is the same to your body as liquid sugar, but we are not suggesting you go without your favoring cuppa joe (or chocolate). Just make a smarter choice with BariatricPal Hot Protein Drinks, such as hot cocoa in flavors such as regular, marshmallow, mint, and raspberry, vanilla cappuccino, and mocha. They are all low in sugar and have up to 15 grams of protein. Now you do not even have to go to your favorite coffee shop to get that warming chocolate or coffee for your morning pick-me-up or sweet evening finish.

Protein Soup

Regular soup is often devoid of nutrients at best, and a source of extra fat and carbs at worst. A bowl of a days’ worth of saturated fat, while chicken noodle soup can deliver a few servings’ worth of refined carbs. BariatricPal Protein Soup has 15 grams of protein without the extra calories, carbs, and fat, and just a few of the flavors are Chicken Pasta, Cream of Mushroom, and Broccoli and Cheddar. Have the protein soup straight, or make it a chunky meal with cooked veggies and protein such as beans, lentils, or diced chicken or ground turkey, or

Protein Fruit Smoothies

Fruit smoothies can hit the spot when you want something cold and refreshing, but are they really worth their price tag of hundreds of calories and up to 100 grams of sugar? Protein Fruit Smoothies skip the sugar and pack in the protein, while delivering the sweet fruity refreshment you are craving. Think about strawberries, bananas, yogurt, and mango as you pick your smoothie flavor.

Your hot or cold craving solution is just seconds away with these protein options. All they need is some water and a stir, and you can have your guilt-free fix instantly.

 

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