On-the-Go Snacks for Bariatric Patients

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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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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