Top Summer Snacks - Diet and Bariatric Friendly
Hurray for Summer 2021! This year looks a lot more normal than last year’s summer. It can be a great opportunity to lose weight as you get back to normal activities and not stuck at home anymore.
As you are out and about, it is important to keep up with your healthy eating plan for weight loss, whether you have had bariatric surgery or you are following another diet. Snacks are sure to be important factors in weight loss. Choosing the right ones can help you get the protein you need to succeed, while falling for the wrong ones can put a stop to weight loss.
Beyond having the right nutritional facts, such as being high in protein or low in carbohydrates, snacks need to be tasty and convenient to be useful. These are some top summer snacks that taste great, are ready to eat or quick to prepare, and are low in sugar and starch or high in protein. Keto, low-carb, high-protein, or paleo, we have plenty of snack choices for you this summer!
Protein Chips, Pretzels, and Puffs
Are you munching with friends? Skip their chips and bring your own salty snacks with protein. Protein Chips, Protein Pretzels, and Protein Puffs taste just as good, but are low in carbs and have 10 to 15 grams of protein per serving. Flavors include Original, Cheese, Ranch, Sea Salt and Vinegar, BBQ, and Sour Cream and Onion.
Protein Shakes and Smoothies
Sometimes the easiest choice is a shake or smoothie. You can take a single-serve packet anywhere and just mix it with water for an instant hit of badly-needed protein that is delicious. These are just some of the flavor choices at the BariatricPal Store.
- Cookies and Cream
- Peanut Butter
- Aloha Mango
- Cranberry Grape
Later at night, Protein Hot Drinks, such as Hot Chocolate, can be the perfect choices for telling stories with friends without getting a sugar high.
Are you looking for something healthy that is also on a low-carb diet? We have quite the selection. For example, Cheese Crisps are made with 100% cheese and are naturally low-carb and high in calcium and protein, while Bean Snacks are high in dietary fiber and sugar-free. Fish and Meat or Turkey Jerky, Nuts, and Meat Bars can also serve the purpose of providing great-tasting snacks that are naturally low in carbohydrates and high in flavor.
There is definitely no reason to give up sweet treats just for your diet. Protein Cakes and Cookies and Sugar-Free Candy and Chocolate are all within reach. You can also bake a batch yourself with our Low-Carb and Sugar-Free Baking Mixes in a variety of Brownie and Cake flavors.
Keep yourself on track this summer with your weight loss and health plan by planning ahead. Healthy snacks can be critical to staying nourished without going overboard on carbs or calories as you hit the beach or meet your friends at a park. The BariatricPal Store has them for all kinds of diets and bariatric surgery plans, so be sure to browse all the aisles when you drop by the store!