Many people who have had bariatric surgery will know that protein should be their focal point at each main meal.
To find out more about why protein is so important, check out our previous blog post on the importance of a high protein diet post weight loss surgery.
Post Bariatric Surgery Diet: High Protein Snack Ideas
Generally speaking, you should be aiming for at least 60-80g of protein each day.
However, depending on your age, height, build and exercise habits your protein requirements may be higher.
If you are unsure about your specific protein requirements, please contact us on 07 3871 2277 and speak to one of our bariatric dietitians.
If you are struggling to meet your protein requirements or find that you are heavily relying on protein powders rather than wholefoods to get adequate protein, try incorporating a protein rich snack in between meals.
High Protein Snacks for Bariatric Patients
Some high protein snack options include:
|Food product||Protein (g) per ‘serve’||Protein (g) per 100g|
|The Happy Snack Company roasted chickpeas||5.6 per 25g||22.5|
|Boiled egg||6 per 1 egg||13|
|Edgell Snack time chickpeas||5.2 per 70g||7.4|
|YoPro vanilla yoghurt||15.4 per 160g||9.6|
|Almonds / walnuts||7 per 35g||20|
|Edamame beans||8.5 per 75g||11|
|Lite laughing cows cheese||2.2 per triangle||13.5|
|Tinned tuna||15.7 per 95g||25.7|
|Bounce protein ball||8.6 per 40g||21.5|
|High protein cottage cheese||5.6 per 50g||11.2|