Delicious Protein Supplements for Your Ostomy-Conscious Diet
The ostomate diet is a clearly defined one. It must address key nutritional deficiencies that include Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Calcium, Folic Acid, Magnesium, and Potassium. But it goes beyond the vitamins and minerals. The diet must also factor in the delivery of essential fatty acids (EFA), complex carbohydrates, and protein. Filling these nutritional voids is one thing, doing so in a way that you actually enjoy what you consume is another.
It’s not hard finding EFAs and complex carbs that taste great. They can be consumed conveniently in small portions throughout the day to ensure that your levels are maintained. Protein on the other hand, is not as easy to accommodate when you’re an ostomate on-the-go. Carrying around a can of tuna or chicken breast isn’t all that practical when running around between meetings and errands. Protein supplements become a day to day necessity. But finding ones that don’t maintain a texture like a wad of Big League Chew is a challenge. Fret not folks, we’ve got your covered. Today, we take a look at fan-favorite protein supplements that will cover your nutritional bases without turning off your tastebuds.
Top 8 Tasty Protein Supplements for Ostomates On-the-Go
1. Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein
This big-bite sized treat is so smooth, chocolatey, and creamy tasting that you’ll forget it’s good for you. With each serving packing in 17 grams of plant-derived protein (sprouted grains and seeds) vegan ostomates will have no trouble managing their protein intake. The only concern? Trying not to eat the whole bag in one day! Also available in vanilla. View more.
2. Metagenics UltraInflamX Protein
This supplement product may not get an “A” for flavorful naming conventions but when it comes to a protein powder with an antioxidant punch this is tops. Heck, on the surface the “Pea & Rice” formula may not sound all that tasty, but you know what? It works! Original Spice needs no swath of fruits in the blender to accent the flavor. Simply scoop the powder into your shaker-cup and go. When needed, add water, do the shimmy-shimmy-shake for 30 seconds, and enjoy. View more.
3. Metagenics UltraMeal Rice Protein Bar
There’s nothing like a good protein bar to fill the nutrient void in your day. The Metagenics UltraMeal bar is not only filling and effective, it is the ultimate solution to those frequent chocolate cravings. The Chocolate Fudge flavor will maintain your dietary protein needs while preventing unnecessary trips to Purdy’s. View more.
4. Precision I-PLX Protein Powder
Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait. Need we say more? Not really, but for the sake of clarity, you not only get to indulge in something that looks like it belongs on a Dairy Queen menu, you gain five unique isolates, three sources of fiber, and two EFAs in one revolutionary (and delicious!) protein supplement. View more.
5. Progressive PhytoBerry Protein Bar
Not everyone is big on chocolate, vanilla, and other flavors that are suited to the foundation of cakes and pastries. Get a protein and fruit snack in one with Progressive’s PhytoBerry protein bar. This quick in convenient bar delivers 15 grams of protein and 1000 mg of high ORAC all-natural fruit concentrates. View more.
6. Progressive VegeGreens Protein Bar
We’d be remiss not to follow-up our recommendation of Progressives PhytoBerry bar above without adding its VegeGreens sibling. This plant-based bar holds the same protein count, and adds 1500 mg of a 22-vegetable concentrate blend. Naturally flavored with a dose of berry, even those that don’t salivate over greens will devour this bar without a second thought. View more.
7. Vega One All-in-One Nutritional Shake
If you’re cuckoo for coconuts then Vega One’s All-in-One Coconut Almond shake is it! Conveniently packaged in 10 single-servings with each packing a whopping 20 grams of plant-based protein (w/6 servings of greens made from whole food ingredients) your island-flavored escape awaits, just a quick shake away. Also tastes great in Mixed Berry. View more.
8. Vega One Meal Replacement Bar
Vega One delivers one of the tastiest treats on this list with its Chocolate Cherry & Almond meal replacement bar. While an MRP, it has enough protein to count as a protein supplement, but at 12 grams it’s the “just right” amount for those that hope to avoid excess (and stress on the kidneys). And again, it tastes so great it had to make the cut! View more.