NJBC Eats: Kelly’s Healthy On-The-Go Snack

What’s a good go-to snack when you’re out and about?  As a busy mom of two boys, it’s challenging at times to make healthy choices while constantly on the go. During a recent grocery store trip I needed something to curb my hunger when I stumbled upon Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame with Sea Salt. After just one bite, I was hooked!   Edamame is a recommended snack due to its rich source of protein and fiber. I was excited when I found this item as it’s easy to bring with you when taking the kids between sports practice, day
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Healthy or Not? Pasta Alternatives

Chickpea, black bean or edamame pasta – are these pasta alternatives healthy or not? After bariatric surgery, having enough protein and fiber in your diet is important. Women should have 60 to 80 grams of protein and 25 grams of fiber daily while men should consume 80 to 100 grams of protein and 38 grams of fiber daily. Traditional pastas have a lot of carbohydrates and not a lot of the healthy nutrients we aim to have in our post-op diets. So, what about the new pasta alternatives now on the supermarket shelves – are they better for a bariatric
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Think Before You Drink: How to Make Healthy Beverage Decisions Post Weight Loss Surgery

How many meals do you eat a day? Chances are you said three without having to even think about it. Now quick: How many times a day do you drink? Don’t know? It’s probably something that you really have to stop and think about. Let’s see: There’s your morning cup of coffee. Then maybe some juice with your breakfast. Then, the second cup of coffee at the office. An iced tea with lunch (“Oh and upsize that please since the large costs the same as the small.”) Perhaps, another cup of coffee to stay awake midday. A glass of wine
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Can You Eat Fruit After Bariatric Surgery?

These days you don’t have to wait for summer to find lots of great fruit in your grocery store. But during summer, you find even more choices, and the best part is that many are in season and locally grown right here in New Jersey so they taste great! Weight loss surgery patients are often confused about fruit consumption. As consumers, they are told over and over that fruit is healthy. But as bariatric patients with smaller stomachs, they know they need to choose their foods wisely – focusing on protein and limiting carbs. Fruits are packed with vitamins (good)
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Healthy or Not? Raisin Bran Crunch Cereal

When it comes to breakfast choices, a lot of us opt for a cold cereal because it’s quick and easy to eat in the morning. The cereal aisle in most grocery stores is usually really long and we can be bombarded by all the choices! A lot of them appear to be healthy, but are they? One popular choice is Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch cereal. With the the word “bran” featured prominently in its name, it sounds like it would be a healthy choice, right? Well, let’s look at the nutrition information to find out. We’ve listed the nutrition facts
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