Healthier Fall Treats
It is Fall! That means there are so many tasty treats out there. It can be hard this time of year for bariatric patients. We can often feel like we are missing out because we cannot enjoy these treats like our friends can. Well, I have good news! Bariatric Food Source has some great options that are low sugar and high protein. They are great choices if you are struggling to get through the holidays.
ChocoRite is amazing and can help you with your chocolate craving. It is sugar free and tastes so good! There are a few different versions to choose from, but the caramel one is my favorite! They are 100 calories, 7g of fat, 1g of sugar and 2g of protein.
Are you obsessed with pumpkin spice? I know I am! Guess what? There is an amazing substitution that has 15 grams of protein! Yes, protein in your pumpkin spice latte. It is the perfect treat to drink on cool, fall mornings. This treat only has 90 calories, 0g of fat, 4g of sugar, and 15g of protein.
Mug cakes! These are a new favorite of mine. There is a chocolate caramel one that is to die for and they also have a gingerbread flavor and vanilla chocolate chip flavor. These delicious mug cakes have 130 calories, 2.5g of fat, 4g of sugar and 15g of protein.
If you are a cheesecake fan, there is a creamy cheesecake dessert that is a huge fan favorite. You do not need all that sugar and fat that is found in normal cheesecakes. With 120 calories, 4.5g of fat, 12g of protein, and 6g of sugar, you can’t go wrong with this cheesecake!
You do not have to turn to candy or unhealthy treats during the fall. As you can see, there are healthy alternatives that will help you survive the holidays. Instead of eating junk, enjoy the other things that are enjoyable about fall. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall colors. Take a walk. Go to pumpkin patches. Spend time with your family. There is so much more to fall time than food. Remember, you got this!
- Kimberly H.