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!

The Perfect Protein for National Pistachio Day

The Perfect Protein for National Pistachio Day 0

Today is National Pistachio Day. That may not have been on your radar before, but it certainly should be now. It is a chance to enjoy one of nature’s superfoods and with Pistachio Nut Chocolate Protein Bars, you can get extra nutrition, extra weight loss help, and extra flavor.

Health Benefits of Pistachios

Pistachios are comparable in nutrition to almonds. They pack in the healthy fats but have very little unhealthy fat. They have 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per ounce, and have antioxidants and potassium. Did you know that people who eat nuts and peanuts regularly are more likely to have better control of their weight?

Pistachio and Chocolate Delight

Take the nutty deliciousness of pistachios mixed into cookie dough. Add some chocolate chunks, top with almonds, and you have the foundation of Pistachio Nut Chocolate Protein Bars. The bars taste great but have only 3 grams of net carbs and 0 grams of added sugar. Instead, they are sweetened with natural sweeteners, including stevia.

Protein Plus Fiber

Pistachio Nut Chocolate Protein Bars may taste great, but they still fit perfectly into your high-protein, filling weight loss diet. They contain 20 grams of protein, including from high-quality sources such as whey protein isolate. That is not their only source of satiety.

Pistachio Nut Chocolate Protein Bars also have 22 grams of fiber, which is close to all you may need in a day. The fiber comes from sources including prebiotics such as inulin to support a healthier gut. Fiber not only helps keep hunger away, but also helps lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar.

Fitting Your Diet

Pistachio Nut Chocolate Protein Bars are made to fit into your weight loss diet as a snack or meal replacement. They have 210 calories each and are a large, 64-gram size. You can have them as a quick breakfast, snack, or dessert. They are ideal for keeping in your car, eating at the gym, or storing at work.

Pistachio Nut Chocolate Protein Bars come in single bars or boxes of 12 bars. Other flavors of Chocorite 20-Gram Protein Bars include Cookie Dough, Chocolate Extreme, Yellow Cake, and more. Chocorite Triple Layer 9-Gram Protein Bars come in Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, Cookies and Cream, and Triple Chocolate Fudge.

Savory Seed Crisps for All Your Needs

Savory Seed Crisps for All Your Needs 0

Everyone can use another snack choice that doesn’t break the diet. Crunchy fare such as crackers and chips are off limits if you are going low-calorie, low-carb, or simply healthy, since they are made with refined starches and unhealthy oils. You cannot be expected to avoid all crispy pleasures, and that is why Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps can come to the rescue.

Guiltless Carb Replacement

You are right to fear bread, crackers, and chips if you want to lose weight. They pile on empty calories and blood sugar-spiking carbs, and often lead to more hunger and carb cravings later. Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps have no refined flour or other carbs. They contain pumpkin, flax, sunflower, hemp, and poppy seeds, along with psyllium and black pepper.

Diet-Friendly No Matter the Plan

Each serving has only 140 to 150 calories and 2 to 3 grams of net carbs, so Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps can fit into your restricted meal plan for a meal or snack. With 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps are designed to keep you full for hours.

Do not worry if you are on a special diet. Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps are paleo-friendly, vegan, and free from gluten and dairy. They are grain-free and keto-friendly, too. They come in:

  • Sesame
  • Caraway
  • Hemp

Private Moments to Party Platters

Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps make excellent snacks and meal components. Have them along or with fruit, cheese, peanut butter, or veggies for a snack or quick meal. You can also crumble them on salads, soup, and casseroles in place of carb-laden croutons, breadcrumbs, or crispy noodles.

Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps can also be the life of the party. Place them on platters with raw veggies, and set out healthy dips such as guacamole, hummus, and salsa. Nobody will ever suspect that you are making them eat according to your diet!

Ella’s Flat All Seed Savory Crisps come in boxes with 12 individually-packaged servings. Choose from a single flavor or get all three flavors in the variety pack. You will love bringing back the crisps to your diet!

Glazed Doughnuts for Weight Loss at The BariatricPal Store

Glazed Doughnuts for Weight Loss at The BariatricPal Store 0

Today is another great day for weight loss: it is National Glazed Doughnut Day. Can’t you just smell those freshly baked doughnuts? Can’t you imagine biting into one and tasting its soft sweetness? Can’t you just feel them on your hips for the next month?

No! Not with OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut! You can have your doughnut and lose weight, too. Savor the doughnut-flavored interior with a sweet maple glaze coating as you stick to your diet. What a way to celebrate this national holiday!

Farewell to Grease and Sugar

A glazed doughnut can get about half of its calories from unhealthy fats used in frying. It also piles on about half of the daily maximum amount of added sugars plus a scoop of refined starches, too. OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut has no trans fat and 1 sweet gram of sugar.

Hello, Protein!

With all that talk about fat, sugar, and starch, what is missing from regular glazed doughnuts? They are low in protein, which can lead to a blood sugar roller coaster and mid-morning hunger pangs that can leave you running for another sugary, fatty treat. Not so with OhYeah! ONE Protein Bars - Maple Glazed Doughnut with 20 grams of protein each, including from whey protein.

Filling Fiber and Low Net Carbs

Do you need another filling nutrient and another blood sugar stabilizer? OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut has 10 grams of dietary fiber, which delays hunger and moderates blood sugar. Plus, the bar has only 3 grams of net carbs.

Your All-Day, Any Day Companion

Start your day off with a OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut and pack a few for later. They make a great-tasting, convenient, portable snack or meal replacement. Try them before or after a workout for lasting energy and efficient muscle recovery.

Doughnuts and More

There is no need to stop at glazed doughnuts for weight loss. Try the other flavors of OhYeah! ONE Protein Bars.

  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Cookies N' Cream
  • Lemon Cake
  • Happy Birthday Cake
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Blueberry Cobbler
  • Almond Bliss
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Salted Caramel

You can always opt for the 12-bar Variety Pack if you cannot decide or you want to try them all.

OhYeah! ONE Protein Bar - Maple Glazed Doughnut come in single bars or 12-bar packs. Try one today on National Glazed Doughnut Day and stock up for later, too!

Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky to Save the Day

Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky to Save the Day 0

It is natural to crave Thanksgiving flavors if you have grown up with the tradition or have adopted it into your lifestyle. The problem is usually the effects on your weight. Fatty turkey, sugary cranberry sauce, and starchy sage dressing are all part of the problem. What if you could make them part of the solution?

Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky lets you snack on all these Thanksgiving flavors without guilt. Here are the details on how it can turn around your entire Thanksgiving Day and weekend.

A World of Weight Loss Difference

Consider the following. A common serving of turkey with skin has 200 to 300 calories. So does a scoop of stuffing, and so does a half-cup of cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving would not be complete without those flavors, but those three items, before counting mashed potatoes, green casserole, and pumpkin pie, can have:

  • 600 to 900 calories.
  • 50 grams of sugar.
  • 100 grams of carbohydrates.
  • A load of saturated fat.
  • Over 1,000 milligrams of sodium.

Do you really need to set yourself back each time you want a taste? With Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky, the answer is a resounding, “No!” The entire bag has:

  • 100 calories.
  • 5 grams of sugar.
  • 6 grams of carbohydrates.
  • 0 grams saturated fat.
  • 390 milligrams of sodium.

Classic Flavors You Crave

You can get the classic flavors all one serving with Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky. The ingredients say it all. They include:

  • Free-range turkey.
  • Cranberry juice and dried cranberries.
  • Sage, thyme, and other stuffing seasonings.

The flavors may taste even better when you remember that the snack is free from nitrites, gluten, and added hormones and antibiotics.

Perfect Protein Snack

Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky has 15 grams of protein. It is the perfect protein snack if you judge by these criteria.

  • Ready to eat.
  • Low-carb.

Use it as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack or pack it in your lunch along with cheese, grape tomatoes or baby carrots, and an apple or another piece of fruit.

Use Defensively

You would do well to make Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky your companion on Thanksgiving weekend. Give it a try before heading to the refrigerator for leftovers, and munch on it instead of making yourself a diet-devastating turkey sandwich or stuffing soup. Take it with you to the mall on Black Friday instead of hitting the food court, and munch on it instead of sliders and cupcakes while watching football.

Thanksgiving Turkey Jerky comes in single-serving bags and 5-packs, so stock up now. You do not want to be caught without your favorite Thanksgiving flavors this year!  

Swap Unhealthy Potato Chips for Protein Potato Chips!

Swap Unhealthy Potato Chips for Protein Potato Chips! 0

Potato chips are one of my all-time favorite snacks. However, we all know how unhealthy they are. As bariatric patients, the last thing we need is the unnecessary carbs and fat found in potato chips. When I found the Healthwise Protein Potato Chips I was so excited. Could I really enjoy potato chips without all the guilt? Well, it’s true! 

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