Bariatric Pal Box Of The Month Club Review – August 2018
Bariatric Pal is an online marketplace for everything a weight-loss surgery patient would need. Of course, almost all of their offerings are great for anyone looking for healthier alternatives, especially if their dietary preference is low-carb and high-protein. They recently started to offer a Box of the Month subscription box!
The Box of the Month Subscription offers 8-10 meals, snacks, and other diet-friendly items that are specifically targeted towards the low-carb, high protein diet.
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About This Box
The Subscription Box: Bariatric Pal Box of the Month Club
The Cost: $39.95 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: 8-10 products a month with a value of at least $50
Ships to: the US
Bariatric Pal August 2018 Review
This box came with a very detailed info sheet with more information about the products.
The nutrition facts and cooking instructions for the soup were on the back of the info sheet.
These cookies are high in protein and decently low carb, coming in with 8 grams of protein and 7 grams of net carbs. Overall I thought the flavor was pretty good, and I recommend heating it in the microwave for a few seconds to make the chocolate a little ooey and gooey. They were surprisingly soft for a packaged protein cookie, and they would be delicious dunked in some milk. My biggest complaint is that one serving is one cookie, and this comes in a pack of three. Temptation like that isn’t nice!
Simply Beyond Organic Spray on Herbs in Garlic, 3 oz – Retail Value $9.99
As both a lover of cooking and a lover of garlic, when I pulled this out of the box I shuddered a little bit. Then, I realized all of the possibilities! This garlic spray would be perfect on bread before toasting in the oven, or before roasting veggies as well. I thought the garlic flavor was solid, and now I am thinking of all of the possibilities.
HealthSmart Sweet Nothings Candies in Caramel Pecan Clusters, 84 grams – Retail Value $4.49
Oh, baby, these are so good! They taste just like a sinfully delicious caramel pecan cluster, only each piece only has 3 grams of net carbs (and 5 grams of dietary fiber!), 1 gram of fat, and only 30 calories a piece. I like that they are individually wrapped, as it helps with the mental battle of only having just one piece of chocolate.
NeoPro 35 g Clinical Strength Liquid Protein in Fruit Punch, 3.8 oz – Retail Value $3.49 (found on sale here for $2.99)
This little bottle is liquid gold! This is perfect when you are trying to get enough protein, as one bottle contains zero carbs and 35(!!) grams of protein. I really don’t like the tastes of most protein drinks, so I was happy that this small size makes it easy to drink and move on.
There is just something about meat sticks that do not do it for me. This has no sugar and 15 grams of protein, so this is great for a high protein snack to keep you full!
Bariatric Pal Cold Fruit Protein Drinks, 2 packs – Buy a box of 7 for $13.49
I haven’t been able to find a protein drink mix that doesn’t taste weird, and sadly these did not change my tastebuds mind on the matter. These would be good mixed with regular or diet cranberry juice, however, to try and mask that aftertaste while still getting 12 grams of protein!
Bariatric Fusion Meal Replacement in Chicken Soup – Retail Value $3.49
Chicken soup is one of those things that whenever I want it or need it because I am sick, I never have it on hand. This takes care of that, as it is easy to store and mixes well with warm water. One serving is 160 calories, has 27 (!!) grams of protein, and only 5 grams of net carbs. This is a great way for liquid only diets while still getting to that hard to reach protein goal!
Bariatric Pal Protein Pudding in Double Chocolate, 2 packs – Buy a box of 7 for $13.49
Normally I don’t like chocolate flavored things, but chocolate pudding has always been an exception. The quintessential childhood dessert makes me nostalgic every time I see it, but this version is packed with 15 grams of protein and only 3 grams of net carbs!
Millie’s Sipping Broth in Tomato Basil – Retail Value $8.75
These kind of scare me. The ingredients are tomatoes, basil, herbs and spices, vegetables, and…. Green tea? While I like the idea of sipping broth I don’t know how much I can get behind combining broth with green tea. One serving only has 15 calories, so this would be a good thing to sip on when you are hungry but it’s not mealtime, or if you just want to sip on something other than water!
Bariatric Pal High Protein Light Entrée in Vegetable Chili, 2 packs – Buy a box of 7 for $13.49
I like chili, and this has beans in it! I know there are a lot of people who do not believe beans belong in chili, but I am not one of those people. This can be heated up in minutes on both the stove top and microwave, and one serving has 15 grams of protein and only three grams of net carbs.
The Verdict: I am not a bariatric patient, but I am trying to focus more on eating high protein, low carb items. I think this box is great for anyone who is trying to get more protein in their diet, and it is fun to try the wide variety of products that Bariatric Pal includes each month. This is also a pretty good value—the box costs $39.95 and it promises to have a value of at least $50. By subscribing you don’t have to take a risk and buy in bulk and end up not liking something for a relatively low price-per-item. My favorites this month were the protein cookies, the chocolate, the chicken soup, and the chili!
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, but I think you can get the September box! Boxes ship around the 24th of each month.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 10 items in the box has an average cost of $3.99
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