Protein Snacks for Bariatric Patients

29th Feb 2024

Protein Snacks for Bariatric Patients

Embarking on a bariatric journey doesn't mean compromising on flavor or nutrition. In fact, snacking can be a delicious opportunity to fuel your body with essential protein. Here are five protein-packed snack ideas crafted with your bariatric success in mind:

1. Greek Yogurt Parfait:


  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (choose a low-fat or non-fat option)
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (almonds or walnuts)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries in a parfait glass. Top with chopped nuts and drizzle with honey for a sweet touch. This snack is not only rich in protein but also provides a satisfying crunch and natural sweetness.

2. Hummus Dip with Veggies


  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (choose low-fat or non-fat)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water (as needed for desired consistency)
  • Optional toppings: drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of paprika, chopped fresh parsley

In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, Greek yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add water gradually while blending until you achieve your desired creamy consistency. Serve with sliced cucumber, bell peppers, and carrot sticks.

3. Hard-Boiled Eggs with Avocado:


  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Slice hard-boiled eggs and avocado, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and enjoy a simple yet protein-rich snack. The combination of eggs and avocado provides a mix of protein and healthy fats, keeping you full and energized.

5. Cottage Cheese Bowl


  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (pecans or almonds)

Combine cottage cheese with pineapple chunks and top with chopped nuts for a delightful and protein-packed treat.

5. Savory Roasted Chickpeas


  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Pat the chickpeas dry with a paper towel. In a bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 
  • Spread the seasoned chickpeas in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, shaking the pan occasionally for even cooking.
  • Allow the roasted chickpeas to cool slightly before indulging in this crunchy, protein-packed snack. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for future cravings.

Snacking with purpose is a key component of a successful bariatric journey. These protein-packed snacks ensure you meet your nutritional needs while enjoying flavors that tantalize your taste buds. Experiment with these ideas, and discover the joy of bariatric-friendly snacking. Remember, your wellness journey can be both delicious and nutritious!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This blog is for educational and informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your specific health situation.