Protein To Go

It doesn’t take much for summer activities to disrupt the routine. More people travel and take vacations during the summer months. There are more outdoor activities and parties to attend. Through the busy schedules, maintaining a routine can be a challenge.

When life gets busy, it is important to still prioritize proper nutrition. Inadequate protein intake can have a variety of consequences, especially after bariatric surgery. Muscle loss, decreased energy levels, hair loss, and a stall in weight loss are just a few.

With a little planning and purchasing of a few staples, you can ensure that you always have a good source of protein available for an on-the-go lifestyle.

Want to bring items that need temperature control? Pack a small cooler or put items in an insulate lunchbox with an ice pack!

Shelf Stable Ideas

  • Roasted edamame
  • Tuna or salmon packets
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Protein chips
  • Pumpkin seeds

Temperature Controlled Items

  • Fresh edamame
  • Low fat or fat free cottage cheese
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Turkey roll ups (turkey, cheese, vegetables)
  • Turkey pepperoni
  • Cheese roll ups (low carb tortilla, reduced fat shredded cheese, melt in microwave)
  • Cheese sticks

Jennifer Tveitnes, RD, LD
Boone Health Bariatrics