P28 products are on my list of favorite high protein alternative finds. P28 offers a range of high protein, low carb bread products and nut butter spreads. Though I wouldn’t consider using these products if you’re a relatively new WLSer, for those close to or at goal, these are a great bread “substitute”. Watch my video review here or read below for more info with links!
P28 flat bread were the first P28 product that I found. I’ve been using their flat breads for quite sometime now. I found them one day at Wegman’s and was thrilled with the 28 grams of protein in one wrap. These wraps, for the record, are HUGE. And I would never actually eat an entire one in one sitting. They are fairly thick and about the size of a small cookie sheet, so I find them absolutely ideal for pizza crusts – essentially now my sole purpose for P28 wraps.
P28 bagels bring bagels back into my post-WLS life. I hadn’t consumed a bagel since pre-surgery until I found P28 bagels. They have a unique taste and are a bit on the chewy side pre-toast. A bit sweet – but not confining to be a sweet bagel. I made an amazing bagel breakfast sandwich with turkey sausage, cheese, and eggs on one of these. Packed with protein and crazy filling – luckily I have someone to share with! On it’s own, with butter, or various flavors of cream cheese, the options for these high protein bagels are endless and a much healthier option than just any bagel you could pick up at the donut shop.
P28 bread is probably the most versatile of the P28 line. I have endless ideas for what I could do with this stuff – and I can’t wait to try! Half a slice with some nut butter and a Greek yogurt has become a favorite breakfast choice for me. Half a slice with some nut butter is also excellent for a pre-workout snack. The slices are huge, so even for a sandwich just one slice cut in half would do for any WLS patient. The bread, like the bagels, are a bit on the “dark side” and have a slight sweetness to them, but don’t think there’s any savory idea you couldn’t work with with this bread. You can’t beat this stuff – 130 calories and 14 grams of protein.
All of the P28 bread options have 28 grams of protein per serving – though a WLS patient should not expect to be able to eat a full serving of any of these, especially if they are accompanying something else. The main protein source is whey protein isolate – a huge plus for all of us WLSers. The links to each individual product above has full nutrition facts in the tabs.
P28 spreads – P28 spreads are nutritionally similar to any other no sugar added spread – with the addition of 14 grams of whey protein isolate per serving. These are a great option for healthy fats plus added protein. Generally speaking – they are not my very favorite option for high protein spreads, but they are pretty good. I do love the white chocolate peanut butter and their signature blend with cinnamon, cranberry, sunflower seeds, flax, and honey is also really good. For the regular peanut butter or almond butter, I’d probably go elsewhere – again with me – a texture thing. If you’ve had Nut’s N More – you should know what I’m talking about when I say really really smooth for a peanut/almond butter, but almost gritty like. Not my favorite. That white chocolate though – that will be finding a place on my self soon. My real complaint with these is that you have to buy 4 jars at a time. That’s a whole lot for someone whose had WLS and is likely consuming less than 1200 cal/day for the rest of their life.
I highly suggest ordering a trial pack from their website – this will give you everything I showed in the video (one of each type of bread, and a little sample of each type of spread). You can also use their store locator (US) online to find where their products are closest to you! For Canada click here, or UK here.
Thanks, P28, for the sample pack and providing high protein bread and spread options to us WLS patients!