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Protein Omelets for a Quick Breakfast

Protein Omelets for a Quick Breakfast 0

The time between Christmas and New Year’s is supposed to be calm and relaxing, a lull before life goes back to normal again. It could be an ideal time to gather your thoughts and focus on yourself and your health. So why is it so hard to even get a decent breakfast at the start of your day? The BariatricPal Store is taking care of it. BariatricPal Protein Omelets are one way to get a hot breakfast to start off a weight loss day on the right foot.

Breaks Down Breakfast Barriers

What is coming between you and a healthy breakfast? Are you lacking time? Do you need more protein? Are your usual breakfast choices too high in sugar? BariatricPal Protein Omelets address all this!

They are ready in minutes. All you need are water and the stove or microwave, and no measuring is necessary since they come in single-serving packets. They have 15 grams of protein and no more than 2 grams of sugars each. Compare that to a muffin with 5 grams of protein and 40 grams of sugar!

Nutrition for Your Weight Loss Goals

You can fit BariatricPal Protein Omelets into the strictest of weight loss regimens! Each serving of BariatricPal Protein Omelets has 100 calories and 15 grams of protein from high-quality whey, soy, and eggs. They are low in carbs, with no more than 5 grams, and they have no more than 1.5 grams of saturated fat per serving.

Great-Tasting Flavors

There is no need to worry about getting bored at breakfast. BariatricPal Protein Omelets come in three great-tasting flavors.

  • Vegetable Omelet with vitamin C and real parsley, red peppers, and tomato.
  • Bacon and Cheese Omelet with vegetarian bacon and real spices.
  • Southwestern Omelet with vitamins A and C and bell peppers, garlic, and spices.

Other Ways to Eat Them

You can have your BariatricPal Protein Omelets on their own or use them as part of a complete meal, since each one has only 100 calories. These are a few ideas.

  • Add ½ cup of cooked broccoli and 1 oz. shredded melted cheddar cheese to your omelet.
  • Wrap your omelet in a high-fiber wrap with fresh spinach and feta cheese.
  • Add ½ cup of beans and ¼ sliced avocado to your omelet.
  • Mix 2 oz. cooked lean ground turkey into your omelet.
  • Put your omelet on half a whole-grain English muffin and top with a slice of tomato.

The possibilities are endless!

If you are a believer in a healthy breakfast to start the day, we’re with you! BariatricPal Protein Omelets are quick, great-tasting, and low-carb, so there is no reason to skip the morning meal. Set yourself up for serious weight loss today.

Weight Loss Duals: Thai Chicken Curry

Weight Loss Duals: Thai Chicken Curry 0

The great thing about weight loss is that you can eat fabulous food as you hit your goals. Is this a surprise to you? Take Thai food, for example. In this episode of Weight Loss Duals, we compare BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry to Thai curry that you might get from a restaurant. The winner? You can decide.


Taste comes first, but luckily the healthy choice stands its ground here. BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry has classic Thai flavors with spicy heat and cool coconut in a creamy sauce. The dish is packed with real spices, including turmeric, pepper, and paprika. Always flavorful, never greasy – can your local Thai joint guarantee grease-free?

Weight Loss Potential

A close second to taste is the nutritional profile, and BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry wins hands-down. When it comes to weight loss potential, consider calories, carbs, and protein, not to mention portion control.

  • 120 calories
  • 15 grams of protein
  • 8 grams of net carbs
  • 5 grams of fiber

The biggest factor in weight loss for many people is portion control, and restaurants tend not to help with that. An order of Thai curry can be 4 to even 8 times the size of BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry, which has a single serving that you can polish off with no worries.

Healthy Vegan Ingredients

BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry is, well, vegan. That means it has no red meat or animal fat, dairy, or cholesterol. In comparison, restaurant-made Thai curry can have all of those, and in large amounts. BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry gets its protein from soy, which is a complete protein. You can also be assured that this curry is free from MSG.

The Convenience Factor

Fast food is hard to beat when it comes to convenience, but BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry may have the edge here. You can get it from packet to table within 5 minutes, which is less than it takes to call or text in an order and pick it up from a Thai joint as near as next-door. You can enjoy your BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry anywhere, instead of needing to find the nearest Thai restaurant, and you do not even need a fridge to store it.

Sides and Extras

Let us say that you go to a Thai restaurant and order a few extras, such as an egg roll or potstickers and a side of fried or steamed rice or pad thai. Opt for a standard lunch special with an additional order of soup and a dessert, and your meal can have over 1,000 calories before you count the curry!

BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry has just that: curry. You can stop right there with your 120-calorie meal or snack, or add a healthy side or two. You can even turn it into a weight loss feast with:

The grand total for your feast can be under 300 calories. Now that is a nice weight loss strategy!

So…what is the verdict? Does BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Curry or does restaurant Thai food win? Consider the flavor, nutritional facts, and convenience, and you can decide!

Vegetable Chili and Your Shrinking Waistline

Vegetable Chili and Your Shrinking Waistline 0

What are your biggest weight loss challenges? Hunger? Giving up foods you love? Portion control? Lack of time to cook? No more need these get in the way of your grand weight loss plans. The BariatricPal Store has great-tasting, easy-to-prepare, high-protein foods to satisfy every craving any time of the day. Consider High-Protein Vegetable Chili Light Entrée.

Vegetarian Protein-Packed Chili

Each serving of High-Protein Vegetable Chili Light Entrée contains 15 grams of protein. Protein is a filling nutrient that can delay hunger for hours as it slows digestion and stabilizes blood sugar. Protein takes more energy to digest than carbs and fat, and protein is also necessary for maintaining lean muscle mass as you lose weight to maintain your metabolism. This chili has 100% plant-based, vegan protein.

Great Ingredients and Taste

A hearty bowl chili may not seem to fit into a weight loss plan when you consider the calories and fat in a typical serving, but you do not need to give it up to lose weight. High-Protein Vegetable Chili Light Entrée may be a “diet meal,” but you would not guess it from its taste and ingredients. It has a warm, barely spicy flavor of cumin, onion, and chili flavorings, and is made with real red beans, red bell peppers, and tomatoes.

Nutrition for Weight Loss

“Control” is the name of the game with weight loss; in particular, calorie control and portion control can be the most rewarding. Each serving of High-Protein Vegetable Chili Light Entrée has only 100 calories, and you never need to worry about portions since it comes in single-serving packets. Enjoy the chewy chunks of “beefy” soy protein, knowing you are having a cholesterol-free meal that is also free from saturated fat.

Instant Snack or Meal

A bowl of High-Protein Vegetable Chili Light Entrée can be ready in seconds with just water and your microwave or stove. Have it as a meal or snack whenever the mood strikes. It can be a complete meal or snack on its own, or you can get creative with some healthy combos. For example…

  • Use it as a topping for Protein Chips to make nachos.
  • Top it with fat-free sour cream and low-fat cheese.
  • Pour it on a baked potato and add chopped broccoli.

Each box of High-Protein Vegetable Chili Light Entrée contains seven individually-packaged servings.

The BariatricPal Store has other Protein Entrees, from Nacho Cheese Pasta to Sloppy Joe to Vegan Chicken Curry. They are all high in protein and flavor, and low in calories and carbs, to help keep you excited about your diet. After all, weight loss can be fun!

New at The BariatricPal Store: Cheesy Chips, Chocolatey Chocolate, and Protein Curry

New at The BariatricPal Store: Cheesy Chips, Chocolatey Chocolate, and Protein Curry 0

The nice thing about losing weight is that nothing is off limits. Cheesy snack? Great! Chocolate-covered chocolate? Go for it. Chicken Curry? Why not? Just choose the right ones, and your source is The BariatricPal Store. You will find these and tons of other great discoveries on the New Products page, so check back often.

Cheesy Bundle

Snack attack – hooray! Skip the fatty cheese and the starchy, fried chips. Instead, head for a pick from BariatricPal Cheesy Chips Protein Bundle! You’ll keep down the calories and carbs, while bumping up the flavor and protein.

The Bundle includes:

You will get 10 or more grams of protein per serving, so you can be sure of delaying hunger for longer until the next time you eat. With the Bundle, you save over 25% compared to buying them separately.

Chocolate-Covered Chocolate Protein Bars

When you think about weight loss, think about chocolate bars with chocolate coating. Well, do not think about chocolate-coated candy bars with 30 grams of sugar and hardly any protein. Instead, think about something like BariatricPal Chocolate Protein Bars with Chocolate Coating. It is a chewy chocolate core with a creamy chocolate coating, made with real cocoa.

Each one has 10 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, so instead of spiking blood sugar and boosting cravings, they help satisfy hunger and cravings. They have 150 calories, making them the right size for a snack or even a meal replacement.

Vegan Chicken Curry

Some dishes have it all: delicious, easy to prepare, and diet-friendly. That is the case with BariatricPal Vegan Chicken Protein Curry. It has coconut seasoning and real turmeric, onion, tomato, and peppers, all mixed together with meatless high-quality protein.

Each serving has only 120 calories, so you can have it on its own or with a dollop of yogurt, a side of vegetables, or a sprinkling of cashews. It has 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of filling fiber, and no added sugars. Each entrée takes only minutes to heat, and you only need to add water.

Find these and other great new products at The BariatricPal Store to keep weight loss fun and interesting!

Farewell to National Vegetarian Month – Lessons to Carry Forward!

Farewell to National Vegetarian Month – Lessons to Carry Forward! 0


October is National Vegetarian Month. It may be over, but you can still benefit from learning from it and adapting some of your recipes to be more plant-based. You can still get plenty of protein on a vegetarian diet, even if you are on a high-protein diet. Plus, you do not hae to give up taste or satisfaction when you cut back on meat. Here are some ideas for high-protein meals without meat – you might find yourself going meatless more often than just on Mondays.

Breakfast: Bacon and Cheese Omelet

BariatricPal Bacon and Cheese Omelet has the great taste to get carnivores out of bed, but none of the dangerous preservatives or other ingredients in bacon. Instead, it has vegetarian bacon, and real eggs and cheese in an energizing, 100-calorie package with 15 grams of protein. That’s worth waking up for!

Lunch: Protein Chili

Sit down to a hearty bowl of chili with beans, tomatoes, and beefy chunks – hold the beef! Actually, hold everything that’s bad about chili: the saturated fat and calories, and the long hours needed to cook it. Instead, BariatricPal Protein Chili has 15 grams of soy-based protein, no saturated fat, 130 calories, and a prep time of 2 minutes. You could:

  • Have it plain.
  • Top it with low-fat cheese or fat-free sour cream.
  • Pour it over Protein Potato Chips to make nachos.

Dinner: Five Bean Casserole

You’re asking for trouble if your casserole is based on ground beef or sausage. Those are calorie bombs that will make your waistline explode, especially if portions are too big coming out of a baking pan. BariatricPal Five Bean Casserole can provide quick comfort at dinner without any animals being harmed in the process. Comfort may come from:

  • Knowing you can eat the whole thing for 240 calories.
  • Great taste of real beans, which are known to improve heart health.
  • Satisfaction of 10 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein.

Keep the flavor and protein, but toss the meat, and you could be doing your heart a favor. There’s no need to cut out the protein, either; just choose protein entrees and know you are getting high-quality protein without the cholesterol.

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