Warming Protein Entrees for Cool Nights
On Sunday morning, Daylight Savings Time ended and Standard Time returned for most of the country. That means it will now be good and dark at dinner-time, and, as winter nears, chilly or downright cold. Warming dinners may be just what the doctor ordered, but not if those meals are high-carb and high-calorie.
The BariatricPal Store has tons of instant Protein Entrees that are portion and calorie-controlled, plus high in protein. They are shelf-stable, ready in minutes, and great-tasting. Here are four entrees that can make weight loss easier this season.
Five Bean Casserole
Casseroles can be as warm and comforting as anything, but they are less satisfying when they leave a side of guilt from heavy ingredients or they take too long to bake. Five Bean Casserole is made with wholesome ingredients and it can warm you up without filling you out.
Five Bean Casserole has lentils, red, white, garbanzo, and black beans, along with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and spices for great taste and hearty textures throughout. Each single-serving entree has a moderate 240 calories and 11 grams of protein to stave off hunger. It also has 10 grams of fiber, which can lower cholesterol and blood sugar, but is often hard to find while losing weight.
Lasagna takes comfort food to a new level as it combines with starchy pasta and cheesy goodness. That comforting effect can come at a cost of 1,000 calories and 50 grams each of carbohydrates and fat, which could leave you tossing and turning all night.
BariatricPal Vegetable Lasagna has only 250 calories, 39 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 grams of fat. It has no artery clogging red meat, but it has full flavor with real parmesan and romano cheeses, and tons of spices. Each serving of Vegetable Lasagna has 11 grams of protein and is a good source of calcium and iron.
Vegetable Stew with Beef
Meat and potatoes are the combination that hits home for so many people. Put them in a stew, and there is nothing not to love, except the nutrition in red meat and starchy potatoes. Have your stew and eat it, too, with Vegetable Stew with Beef.
Made with real beef and potatoes, Vegetable Stew with Beef has only 170 calories in the whole thing. It has carrots, onions, and peas, in short, everything you might want in beef stew, and only 21 grams of carbohydrates compared to 14 grams of protein. For extra protein, top it with fat-free greek yogurt or cheddar cheese.
Beef Stroganoff with Noodles
Creamy sauce, starchy noodles, and fatty beef are the classic components of beef stroganoff, but that is not so comforting! Enter BariatricPal Beef Stroganoff with Noodles for those same flavors and textures without the same diet-breaking stats.
Beef Stroganoff with Noodles has 260 calories and 21 grams of protein, along with 8 grams of fat and 23 grams of carbs. It has real beef, noodles, tomato paste, and sour cream, so your mind can be at ease knowing the ingredients are wholesome.
Check The BariatricStore for these and plenty more Protein Entrees to make weight loss easier and more delicious. Our selections are for lunch and dinner, and we also have hot and cold protein breakfasts to make your weight loss day complete.