Well, hello there protein. How have you been?
I'm in that precarious spot that I seem to find in the winter.
Hibernation mode. (It happens.)
I have gained a few pounds -- about 5-7 lbs -- which triggers my internal post WLS alarm that SCREAMS "CUT IT OUT! You know better, woman!" Weight gain sparks me to pay attention to what I am doing each day.
What have I DONE to cause this? What has slipped into my routine that wasn't there before?
It's pretty clear this time, but I refuse to allow it to get out of control. (That is another post.)
What do I DO about it? OMG! SCREAM?! Freak out on Facebook!? No. For me, cutting back a little is easy-peasy. I may replace a few excess calories with protein shakes -- for one thing. (See also: biting off my husband's head for the baking of the sweet-carbs!)
Today I cracked open a container of Bariatric Advantage's High Protein Meal Replacement in Chicken Broth flavor.
WAIT. KEEP READING. Don't you go clicking away 'cause you done think hot protein is ewwyucky! You might have had a Bad Experience With Another Savory Protein Brand, but hear me out.
It's good. Really.
I opened the container, assuming I'd be too distracted with the protein smell to go ahead with the taste-test, but that didn't happen. Score one. The protein powder is a very light yellow color with specks of what appears to be the tiniest herbs you have ever seen. It smells like chicken boullion powder or cubes, and a bit of whey protein. My nose was not offended, I carried on.
I added two scoops of the powder for 150 calories and 27 grams of protein, to a BlenderBottle near-filled with water warmed in the microwave.
I allowed the water to cool just slightly -- in case of protein malfunction. The water was nice and warm when I added the protein and BlenderBall. I shook it very, very well. Again, a reason to NOT OVERHEAT YOUR WATER OR YOUR PROTEIN.
What resulted was a slightly creamy chicken protein soup. Due to the fact that it's a protein replacement -- it's not entirely clear like typical chicken BROTH. It tastes just the same: creamy chicken boullion. There is zero aftertaste of protein, and I am very pleased.
To be honest - however - I had prepared a little bit of chicken boullion to ADD to this protein replacement JUST IN CASE I did not enjoy it. (Because, I haven't always had a good experience with savory proteins -- and I do not like to waste.)
I added a touch of the broth after a few sips, and it was A FREAKING AMAZING with it. That said, I am a salt-fiend. I adore the creamy, buttery flavor of a boullion cube, and that mixed with the protein, kicks arse.
I love you chicken high protein meal replacement.
The details -- you get 27 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in one two-scoop serving of this meal replacement:
|Nutrition information is per 1 serving.|
Bariatric Advantage says --
The Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement soup comes in a 21 serving tub with a measured scoop to make accurate dispensing easy. Each 150 calorie serving provides a full 27 grams of protein, with only 7 grams of carbohydrate (of which 4 grams are fiber, and less than a gram is sugar) and 1.5 grams of fat. One hundred percent of the protein is from a high quality whey protein isolate (There is no soy protein, only a small amount of soy lecithin to mask aftertaste). Fortified with between 15 and 50 percent of the DV for 23 essential vitamins and minerals, this comforting soup makes a perfect meal replacement for those seeking to control calories.
They're right. It's good. It's good for us.
I would certainly give it a try if you're seeking a savory option to your sweet or fruity shakes. This product is perfect for pre-operative eating plans, and early post op. It's way better than a can of cream of chicken soup.
- Product - Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement - Chicken Broth
- From - Bariatric Advantage
- Price - $2.85 per serving
- Pros - 27 grams of protein, 150 calories, 5 grams of fiber... in a comforting, savory broth blend.
- Cons -
- Rating - Pouchworthy, MM