communities on Facebook and Twitter is that it’s constantly growing! As folks
get their surgeries they are discovering Bariatric Foodie and joining in on the
products I love like everyone knows what they are. So new Foodies, this one’s
for you! Here are five products every Foodie should know about, with links to
check them out!
by-product of peanut oil. When peanuts are pressed for oil, they leave behind a
powder that, when added to foods, gives the flavor of peanuts with a fraction
of the calories and nearly all the protein! Two tablespoons of peanut butter is
roughly 200 calories, 17g fat, 7g protein. Two tablespoons of PB2 is 45
calories, 1.5g fat, 5g protein.
protein shakes. But the possibilities really are endless! Here’s a link tocheck out PB2!
that is often used in foods in place of meat. If you’ve ever eaten imitation
bacon bits (voluntarily or otherwise) you’ve eaten TVP. While there are debates
about the benefits and drawbacks of soy, TVP packs a powerful protein punch in
a small quantity. A quarter cup of TVP is 80 calories with 12g protein!
oatmeal, I use it to make the “tuna burgers” my youngest daughter loves so
much. It can usually be found in your local grocery
store in the health food or organic aisle. The most common shelf brand of TVP
is called Bob’s Red Mill.
shops to flavor coffee. But us Foodies know there are many other uses! The two
most popular brands are Torani and Davinci. Syrups come in a plethora of
flavors with new ones coming out all the time.
they are made using either Splenda or sucralose (which is the main ingredient
in Splenda). Some Foodies either don’t tolerate Splenda or sucralose well or
don’t desire to use them. I’m currently checking out some syrups with natural
sweeteners, so stay tuned for more information.
What are they?
I have a well documented love for Quest bars! To me they are what every protein bar should be. They usually have between 190-200 calories and 20g of protein, most with fewer than 5 net grams of carbs. You can’t beat that with a stick! I always give newer folks the advice to eat only half (or a quarter) of one to start and to microwave it about 12 seconds in the microwave.
How do you use it?
I’m pretty straight up with my bars. I eat them as-is, although on the Quest Facebook Page they often share that other customers like to bake them and include them in different kinds of recipes.
Here are my reviews to date of Quest Bars flavors:
- Double Chocolate Chunk
- White Chocolate Raspberry
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Banana Nut Muffin
- Peanut Butter Supreme and Mixed Berry (Note it’s a review of two different bars, same for the below links!)
- Apple Pie and Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Vanilla Almond Crunch and Chocolate Brownie