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Calling Peanut Butter Lovers: Time to Lose Weight!

Calling Peanut Butter Lovers: Time to Lose Weight! 0

March 1 marks National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, and The BariatricPal Store is quite the fan! We have Peanut Butter selections of every description (except sugary), and they are all delicious and guilt-free. BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter is one of our faves because of its great taste and especially the great weight loss results it can help you get.

 Peanut Butter Taste You Love

BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter has the sweet and salty taste of creamy peanut butter. You can highlight the peanut butter flavor by mixing it with a neutral food or beverage such as milk or oatmeal. You could also blend it with strawberries, banana or other fruit in a smoothie with yogurt or tofu.

Peanut Butter on Steroids?

Peanut butter is known for being a healthy source of a range of nutrients. Each serving has 7 grams of protein and 2 grams of dietary fiber at a cost of 190 calories. That is certainly respectable, but BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter one-ups it. A serving contains only 150 calories while delivering 26 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.

Furthermore, BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter cuts the carbs and sugar. Peanut butter can have 10 grams of carbohydrates and 8 grams of sugar, while BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter has only 2 grams of net carbs and less than 1 gram of sugar.

Bariatric Vitamins in Disguise

BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter is complete with 28 essential vitamins and minerals. It has all of the vitamins plus important minerals including iron, zinc, calcium, and copper. Many of the vitamins and minerals are at 100% of more of the daily value. Certain ones, such as vitamin B12, come in especially high amounts as recommended by the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.

Versatile Meal Replacement or Snack

Since it has so many essential nutrients, you can use BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter as a meal replacement without worrying about missing out on important nutrients. Try it once or twice a day as a meal replacement or convenient snack to boost protein intake and get a full range of nutrients. Just mix BariatricPal Protein One – Peanut Butter in 8 oz. of water or a favorite beverage or into oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies.

Peanut Butter and More

BariatricPal Protein One comes in other great-tasting flavors, including Cookies and Cream, Chocolate, Vanilla, Decaf and Regular Coffee, and Cinnamon Roll. The BariatricPal Store has other peanut butter treats, from protein powder and calorie-free peanut spread to peanut butter protein bars and chocolate peanut butter candies. Be sure to get your healthy peanut butter and protein products today!

Skinny Foods for Valentine’s Day

Skinny Foods for Valentine’s Day 0

The typical Valentine’s Day foods can present a paradox. The very treats used to celebrate this day of love can make you feel bloated and sluggish. That has be the opposite of how you would want to feel when you are around that special someone or if you are simply trying to show yourself a little love. This Thursday, do yourself proud while enjoying seasonal treats to celebrate.

Bruschetta

Start your meal with some appetizers, but do not throw off your entire day with excessive carbs, fat, and calories as you might get from spinach artichoke dip with chips, fried shrimp, or cheese fondue with bread.

Instead, try low-carb bruschetta made with Parisian Rusk Bread. Each serving has 110 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein, but only 5 grams of net carbs. Pile it with chopped tomatoes marinated with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil, and top with shredded parmesan to start your meal off tasting right without putting you over the top for the day.

Spaghetti

A plate of fettuccine alfredo or spaghetti carbonara can pump up the love, but it can also pump up your waistline. If regular pasta is too heavy in carbs for your lifestyle, check out our selection of Protein and Low-Carb Spaghetti. Options include nearly carb-free shirataki noodles, protein pasta, and superfood black bean and mung bean pasta.

Try any of our diet-friendly pasta alternatives with a simple blend of olive oil, salt, basil, and parmesan cheese or tomato sauce with mushrooms and ground turkey. If you are on your own or do not feel like cooking, feel free to choose an Instant Protein Entrée such as Spaghetti Bolognese. It can warm your soul as you lose weight.

Hot Chocolate

It is only natural to want to extend the evening with a hot drink, possibly while watching a movie. Do you know your little glass of hot cocoa can contain 300 calories and 40 grams of sugar? It may not seem so heart-warming once you know that!

Protein Hot Chocolate can provide the warmth and chocolate taste you want with barely any sugar. Each cup provides about 15 grams of protein and under 5 grams of carbs, allowing you to indulge without a sugar high before bed. Choose Classic, Marshmallow, Cinnamon, or another flavor to get your fix without paying a heavy price.

Cheesecake

Let’s hear it for cheesecake as a great Valentine’s Day dessert. In just a few bites, you can down a day’s worth of saturated fat and sugar and a meal’s worth of calories. What is so great about that?

Try Protein Cheesecake Pudding instead if you really want the flavor but are too savvy to fall for the diet-busting pitfalls of regular cheesecake. Have it plain for 90 calories and 15 grams of protein in a few minutes. You can also make it fancier by topping it with sliced strawberries or raspberries and calorie-free chocolate sauce.

There is no need to deviate from your weight loss goals when you want to celebrate. Just make smart substitutions. Have a healthy, Happy Valentine’s Day!

National Pickle Appreciation Day

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Today is National Pickle Appreciation Day, and boy, do we have the treat for you. Kay’s Naturals Chickpea Pass the Peas Dill Snack will make you appreciate the taste and crunch of dill pickles while delivering so much more!

The Pickle Problem

Dill pickles are delicious, no question. They are crunchy and satisfying. They are low in calories. So why do they seem so wrong? It may be because there is nothing positive about them. They are devoid of nutrition from protein to vitamins and minerals. Without nutrients, they are unlikely to fill you up for long. They could leave you hungry for another snack soon.

All they deliver is a whopping load of sodium, almost certainly more than you need and more than is good for you. A single pickle can have an entire day’s worth of sodium! With that kind of salt, you could even find yourself craving a sugary soda as a counterbalance!

Pickles with Protein and Healthy Ingredients

Get your pickle fix instead from a snack worth having. Chickpea Pass the Peas Dill Snack has 6 grams of protein to help tide you over until the next meal. They get their protein from superfoods like real chickpeas and peas. Flavoring comes from real garlic, dill, sea salt, and onion.

Crunchy Satisfaction without Guilt

A bag of potato chips is equivalent to a mixture of starch, grease, and salt. Can’t you get your crunchy snack from something other than fried white potatoes? Well, yes! Chickpea Pass the Peas Dill Snack is puffed and proud. These feel-good snacks are non-GMO, gluten-free, and free from trans fats.

Eat It Your Way

Each serving has only 80 calories, making it ideal as a small snack, but giving you room to add an accompaniment. You could dip your dill snacks in non-fat cream cheese or cottage cheese. Sprinkle crushed Chickpea Pass the Peas Dill Snack on a salad to give it more protein and flavor, or eat it with all-natural turkey breast for a small lunch or snack.

Kay’s Natural Chickpea Pass the Peas Dill Snack come in single bags and 6-bag packs. Each bag has 4 servings. Get a few so you can appreciate your pickles today and every day!

Veg Out at The BariatricPal Store

Veg Out at The BariatricPal Store 0

Vegetables and weight loss go hand in hand, and they get on quite well with health, too. Vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber, and linked to lower risk for diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to squeeze in your 3 to 5 a day. The BariatricPal has hassle-free ideas for you to get your vegetables and love them.

Enlightened Broad Bean Crisps

Surprise! Beans are so healthy that they count double – as a protein and as a high-fiber vegetable. Take advantage the easy, delicious way with Enlightened Broad Bean Crisps in Wasabi, Cinnamon, BBQ, Sea Salt, Cocoa, and Sriracha flavors. They make instant snacks alone or with yogurt-based dips, or you can have them at lunch sprinkled atop salads or soup.

  • 100 calories
  • 7 grams protein
  • 5 grams fiber
  • Gluten-free

Salads ‘n’ More

Salads are the savvy dieter’s strategy for hunger prevention: you can fill up on a generous helping of a green salad without making much of a dent in your calorie budget. At the same time, you can get a dose of fiber, vitamins A, C, and D, and potassium from cucumbers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Now, all you need is some flavor, and where else but from BariatricPal Low-Calorie Salad Dressing in Honey Mustard or Italian? Each packet has under 30 calories, so all you have to do is pour it on and enjoy your veggies, guilt-free.

Our low-cal salad dressings also work well as marinades, not only for chicken and fish, but for vegetables. Try brushing them on eggplant, red peppers, and zucchini before roasting them, or swap a marinated portabello mushroom with cheese for beef on your burger.

Chunky Soup Solutions

The perfect weight loss soup is low in calories, filling, high in fiber and protein, and delicious. The BariatricPal Store has just what you need. Choose any of our Protein Soups with 80 to 110 calories and up to 15 grams of protein, and add your favorite combinations of vegetables to make them as chunky and satisfying as you want. For example…

  • Cream of Mushroom soup with sliced mushrooms and kale.
  • Tomato soup with diced tomatoes and fresh basil.
  • Chicken Noodle soup with mixed vegetables.
  • Beef Pasta soup with zucchini, carrots, and green beans.

LeakProof Snack Container

It’s easier to get your vegetables anytime when you have somewhere to put them. YumBox MiniBox Portion Control Container lets you store your veggies in the fridge or carry them with you. Each has 3 compartments, perfect for a protein, vegetable, and topping, or 2 vegetables and a topping. For example…

  • Celery sticks, baby carrots, and peanut butter.
  • Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves.
  • Cooked broccoli, cooked cauliflower, and cheese sauce.
  • Yogurt, cucumber, and mint leaves.

They come in Cannes Blue, Ami Green, Coco Pink, and Cherie Pink to go with your mood, décor, or wardrobe.

Boost weight loss and health by boosting vegetable consumption, and make it fun and delicious at the same time! Browse The BariatricPal Store to see what you can find to make vegetables work for you.

Swaps for Protein Power: Dessert

Swaps for Protein Power: Dessert 0

How many times have you had to choose between feeling deprived versus caving into your sweet tooth? Neither choice is a good one, but what if you could have the ideal: a sweet something without much sugar, and a punch of protein to boot? Look no further for sweet treats that can deliver protein and get you to your weight loss goals.

Cookies and Cake

When you think of protein, do cookies and cake come to mind? If they didn’t already, they should now. Protein Cakes and Cookies can have as much as 18 grams of protein per serving, with as little as a cool 0 grams of sugar. There is no compromising on taste, with flavors including chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate and gingerbread cake mixes, and even chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling.

Pudding

Pudding is a comfort food that may have a special place in your heart if it was a childhood favorite, but it may not taste so good now that you know you are mostly spooning sugar into your mouth when you have it. Swap protein for sugar when you choose Protein Pudding with about 80 calories and 15 grams of protein. Select classic flavors such as Chocolate or Banana, or branch out a little with options such as Mocha Crème or Toffee Crème.

Mousse, Cupcakes, and More

Your choices for high-protein desserts are virtually unlimited. For inspiration, check out the Recipes page of our store site. Our simple desserts include Chocolate Mousse, Blueberry Muffins, and even Mock Whipped Cream. You can go a step further and make any dessert you can imagine with Low-Carb, High-Protein Baking Mixes.

Save the day with a high-protein dessert, instead of wrecking your efforts with a sugary one. At the same time, you can enjoy your dessert and all your options!

St. Patrick’s Day Weight Loss Wonders

St. Patrick’s Day Weight Loss Wonders 0

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and, Irish or not, you might as well celebrate with weight loss and good cheer.

Bacon and Bread for Breakfast

The list of ingredients in a full Irish breakfast includes bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, and eggs – enough to put you over your day’s limit before 8:00 a.m.! You can keep the spirit without overdoing it, though, with a little caution. We suggest:

This hearty breakfast can have under 400 calories, while delivering over 30 grams of protein.

Shortbread with Protein

It is easier to say “No” to the green frosted cupcakes and shamrock-shaped cookies when you have your own healthy but great-tasting substitute. BariatricPal Shortbread Protein Bars can do the trick. Their crispy interior is lightly sweetened, and they have a vanilla coating so you will not even miss the green-colored icing on your pals’ treats. Each has 160 calories along with a filling 5 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein.

Beef and Vegetable Stew

Don’t spend all day in the kitchen only to create a high-fat version of corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes. Instead, your dinner can be ready in minutes if you choose Beef and Vegetable Stew with real beef, potatoes, and carrots. Since it has 14 grams of protein and only 170 calories, you can add your own stewed cabbage without worry.

Irish Cream Hot Cocoa

Most Irish Cream drinks and treats are packed with saturated fat, sugar, and calories. Not so Irish Cream Protein Hot Chocolate, with only 90 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and less than a gram of saturated fat. Finish up your St. Patrick’s Day with a sweet, rich, comforting cup of chocolatey goodness, and know the 15 grams of protein are doing your body good.

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