Ten Bariatric-Friendly Snack Ideas to Help You Stay on Track
The right snack can delay hunger until the next meal, but do you really have any appetizing options when you are on a bariatric diet? Actually, there are tons of calorie-controlled, low-carb, and high-protein snacks that are delicious and easily available from the BariatricPal Store. Here are 10 bariatric-friendly snack ideas to help you stay on track.
Chocolate bark is a decadent treat, but it is also fair game on a bariatric diet if you choose wisely. Second Nature Better Bark has 10 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber, plus a rich, creamy chocolate flavor and texture. Choosing this bark instead of high-sugar bark can help keep you on track while feeling satisfied on a bariatric diet. Flavors include Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Quinoa.
These light and fluffy marshmallows are completely sugar-free. Enjoy the entire bag for only 90 calories to escape reality and feel free on a low-carb or bariatric diet. They are gluten-free and have prebiotic fiber. Flavors include Birthday Funfetti, Cinnamon Toast, Burnt Caramel, Mint Chip, Classic Vanilla, and Lightning Vanilla. Have them for a snack or dessert on their own, or melt them with a Protein Cookie for a truly decadent, yet keto-friendly, snack to stay on track on your bariatric diet.
There is so much that is smart about this snack mix that it is hard to pick just one. There is the fact that it is all natural, made with ingredients such as walnuts, almonds, cashews, banana, mango, and crystallized ginger. There is delicious flavor without a speck of artificial ingredients. There is plant-based protein, and vitamin E. Take the bag anywhere for a snack that can make you feel good anytime, or sprinkle some onto foods such as Protein Oatmeal or cottage cheese.
Pretzel twists are salty, delicious, and carb-laden…until now. BariatricPal Protein Pretzels keep the craveable goodness of mini twists, but have only a fraction of the carbs as in regular pretzels. Instead, they have 12 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber to help you stay full and on track on your bariatric diet. They come in Pretzel Twists, Cheddar Cheese, Honey Mustard, Party Mix, Pizza, and Chocolate Mini Crisps.
Classic toaster pastries may be sugary and starchy, but these low-carb alternatives are just as tasty while being bariatric-friendly. Each one has 20 grams of protein and 7 grams of dietary fiber, with only 5 grams of net carbs. That’s a fraction of the amount as in regular toaster pastries. They are frosted, and the thick crust is filled with sweet filling. Flavors include Blueberry, Birthday Cake, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Chocolate Cake, Cookies and Cream, Hot Fudge Sundae, Red Velvet, and Strawberry.
A warm muffin can be a satisfying breakfast to greet the day, or a mid-morning snack or evening dessert. Whenever you choose to have your muffin, enjoy up to 20 grams of protein and a dose of gut-friendly probiotics. You can cook your muffin in a convenient, single-serve microwaveable cup for a delicious treat. Flavors include Chocolate Peanut Butter, S'mores, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Roll, Blueberry. Lemon Poppy Seed, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Banana Caramel, Lemon Cream, and Banana Chocolate Chip.
Cheesy protein snacks that are natural and nutritious can help you stay on your bariatric diet and be happy about it. BariatricPal Protein Double Bites may make you do a double take because of their intense flavor and stunning nutrition facts. Each serving has 10 grams of protein and only 130 calories. You can have the whole bag guilt-free for a snack on its own. Other ways to use these Cheddar Double Bites are sprinkled into a salad or over a casserole to add crunch and flavor without any extra guilt.
You can make this simple snack into a thick and creamy shake, or into a satisfying pudding. It takes only a few seconds to mix it with water and let it set before you enjoy it your way. It is sweet and delicious, but low in carbs and free from added sugars. With 15 grams of protein, it has more protein than a serving of cottage cheese, and it can help satisfy hunger on a bariatric liquid or solid diet. Flavors include Chocolate, Vanilla, Tropical Banana, New York Cheese Cake, and Double Chocolate.
Tortilla chips are almost the epitome of great snacking. Pair them with a dip for a taste of heaven, but then there is the guilt that follows. Unless, of course, you choose low-carb tortilla chips, such as Hilo Life Almond Flour Tortilla Style Chips. They come in single-serving bags so you can have the whole thing without worry. Choose from Spicy Salsa, Nacho Cheese, and Ranch flavor. They have 9 grams of protein and only 3 grams of net carbs, so you can stay on a bariatric or keto diet without feeling deprived.
Proti Diet Protein Chips come in Barbecue, Ranch, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Spicy Nacho Cheese, and Dill Pickle flavors. Try them all to taste for yourself how fun it can be to stick to your bariatric diet. Each bag has 14 grams of protein to help fill you up. They are crunchy, salty, and delicious. Have them straight from the bag, or dip them in salsa, guacamole, or hummus for a low-carb, nutrient-packed snack to stay on track.
A bariatric diet may be tightly controlled, but there is plenty of room for great-tasting snacks. The BariatricPal Store makes it easy to find snacks to satisfy hunger and hit your protein goals without going over on carbs or calories. See what exciting finds can make weight loss easier for you!