Too Hot to Cook, but Not to Lose Weight!

Too Hot to Cook, but Not to Lose Weight!

Abegail Fernandez


The heat of summer can make cooking pretty unappealing. Who wants to heat their house at the same time they’re cooking dinner? On the other hand, getting someone else to cook for you can be a mistake for your waistline if you are thinking about ordering in or going out.

The BariatricPal Store has plenty of great-tasting, high-protein meals that can keep you out of the kitchen while you keep losing weight. Each is shelf-stable, and you can make it in minutes with nothing besides water. Here are a few examples.

Breakfast: Bacon and Cheese Omelet

You could wait in line at the drive-through for an artery-clogging bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, or you could have a Bacon and Cheese Omelet at home almost instantly. It is vegetarian, nearly sugar-free, and a source of 15 grams of protein. The omelet has only 100 calories, which leaves you room to add low-fat cheese for extra gooieness and calcium, or mushrooms or spinach for fiber or antioxidants.

Lunch: Vegetable Lasagna

Some of the most fun weight loss moments can come during lunch hour at work. Why? Your lunch hour is a time when you pull out a gourmet-sounding meal, make it in minutes, and show your coworkers how great weight loss tastes. Consider BariatricPal Vegetable Lasagna Protein Entrée with four cheese and real vegetables. The Vegetable Lasagna has 250 calories plus protein and fiber to keep you going.

Dinner: Chicken Enchilada Verde

Take a short trip south of the border to relax after a long day with Chicken Enchilada Verde. Get two chicken enchiladas wrapped in corn tortillas and smothered in a sauce with beans, tomatoes, and corn. With 290 calories and 5 grams of fiber, you can feel good about this little indulgence on its own or served with some salsa, guacamole, or nonfat sour cream.