Healthy & Simple On-the-Go Snacks for Bariatric Patients

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With your post-surgery energy boost, you’ll probably find yourself on the go a lot this summer. Don’t give into the draw of the fast-food lane. Instead plan for and pack healthy take-along foods. Invest in a good cooler and some leak-proof containers—you’ll need them when you’re out and about. Here are some great ideas for on-the-go meals and snacks:

  • Light mozzarella string cheese and apple slices
  • Beef or turkey jerky
  • Cottage cheese and fruit
  • Hummus and bell pepper strips, snap peas, celery sticks, and baby carrots
  • Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of nuts or fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • 100 calorie packs of nuts or seeds
  • Roasted chickpeas or soy beans
  • Low-sugar protein bars divided into 100 calorie portions
  • Homemade protein bites
  • Homemade protein packs (portion-controlled cheese, nuts, and fresh veggies)
  • Homemade lunchables (deli meat, cheese and small-portion protein bar)
  • Tuna packs
  • Deli meat and cheese rolls
  • Grilled chicken breast strips and guacamole dip
  • Salads with protein toppings
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese and tomato slices–add a little pesto and balsamic vinegar
  • Shrimp cocktail and lemon slices
  • Low-sugar yogurt drinks (Dannon Triple Zero, Kroger Carb Master)
  • Fairlife milk (comes in single serving size)
  • Light PB Dip: reconstitute 2 Tbsp. of PB2 with 1 Tbsp. of water in a small dish. Stir until smooth and mix with 6 oz Dannon Triple Zero Vanilla yogurt. Serve with cut fruit.

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