Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I started weight watchers a little over a week ago and so far, so good. I am doing online only, and I love the way it works. I was just wondering what some of your favorite snacks/desserts/vegetarian recipes are? I bought one of the cookbooks and have used it once so far but I am always looking for suggestions! Let me hear what you’ve got!
Post # 3
I have no idea about the points (can you figure them out from labels?) but my favorite snack right now is cutting up a small apple and putting almond butter on each slice. Whole Foods has the grind-your-own almond butter so there’s nothing added, and it’s super filling!
Post # 4
My sister just taught me how to make sweet potato and roasted veggie enchiladas, very yummy and easy!
You bake the diced sweet potatoes (or veggies if you’re doing roasted veggie) for 20 minutes. Saute them with diced tomatoes and black beans. Roll in a whole wheat tortilla. Put salsa on the bottom of a baking dish, put rolled tortillas on top, and put salsa on top of that. Bake 20 minutes.
Post # 5
I fell in love with the website http://www.skinnytaste.com for WW recipes. She has a lot of snack as well as meal recipes. You HAVE to try the diet soda cake recipe. It is amazing.
For me, a snack during the day is usually a small apple (about 1-2 points depending on the size), a pear (about 2 points). I would definitely recommend a cupcake made from the diet soda cake recipe topped with fat free cool whip for a 2 point sweet snack!
Post # 6
idk about points either, but i love strawberries with balsamic vinegar
Post # 7
One of my favorite snacks which is surely low points (? Have never done WW) is a rice cake with a wedge of laughing cow cheese spread on top. I like both the original swiss wedges and the garlic & herb ones, although the garlic and herb are very flavorful; my mother finds them overwhelming!
I also love carrot sticks with natural peanut butter…I usually have a whole wheat pita (the Thomas’ ones, which are 100% whole wheat with limited preservatives) or homemade oatmeal bread with natural peanut butter (Teddy brand or the grind-your-own from Whole Foods) and carrot sticks for lunch, though, so I don’t do them as a snack very often!
I recently found Stonyfield’s O’Soy yogurt and am liking the vanilla flavor–the fruity ones have a lot of sugar (actually, the vanilla has a lot of sugar so I try not to have it too often, but sometimes I need something sweet or am having a dairy craving)…that makes a good snack, too, with or without a few almonds or walnut halves chopped and mixed in.
@Lilyfaith: I’ll have to try the DIY almond butter; for whatever reason I only ever do their peanut butter and I’ve been trying to branch out. Thanks!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I joined up recently, too. I signed up for the online part 2 weeks ago, and I’ve already lost 6-8 lbs. My new scale sucks so I’m not sure exactly how much I’ve lost, but my jeans had been very tight and uncomfortable for the past few months, and they all fit much better now.
I lost 20 lbs on it about 10 years ago, so I’m doing things the same way that I did it then, by eating low-point stuff OFTEN. I probably eat 6-8 times a day. Here is kind of a sample daily menu for me:
One serving low-sugar oatmeal (2 pts)
Small salad w/ spring mix, tomato, onion and cucumber with 2 tbsp fat-free Italian dressing (0 pts)
Some kind of frozen meal (Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones) or leftovers from dinner (4-7 pts, usually)
It depends. I get a lot of recipes online, and I try not to eat a dinner that’s more than 8-10 pts. I try to use the 4 quarters of a plate rule, where 1/2 of my plate is 0 pt veggies, 1/4 is lean protein, and 1/4 is a reasonable carb.
Popsicle brand fruit pop (1 pt) or one serving of sugar free Jell-O with 1 tbsp of fat-free Cool Whip (0 pts)
For snacks, I eat:
- a piece of fruit, usually an apple, or some strawberries or grapes (1 pt)
- carrot sticks (1 pt) with hummus (2 pts)
- a serving of no-sugar-added applesauce (1 pt)
- 100-calorie pack of Emerald Nuts cocoa or cinnamon almonds (2 pts)
- One serving of baked Tostitos (2 pts) with salsa (0 pts)
I drink a TON of water (which I hate doing) and the hardest part for me was giving up my Dunkin Donuts coffee with a lot of cream and a lot of sugar. Now I drink tea with Splenda (0 pts), or I get a DD Latte Lite with Splenda (2 pts).
Post # 9
Weight Watchers is the best! I’m 6 weeks in and loving it! I’ve discovered that I like fruit on the bottom greek yogurt. I’ts 3 points (Dannon or Chobani brand) and there is a lot of protein so you really feel full. I’ve also been enjoying Weight Watchers cream cheese (1 pt) and a whole wheat english muffin. The ones I get are 2pts. I’ve found that the cheapest place to buy some of the weigh watcher frozen things is target. The frozen giant fudge bar (delicious and big for only 1 pt) is $7 a box at my local grocery store and $4.50 a target. Lastly, I really enjoy kettle corn. Trader Joes has light kettle corn that is yummy and the serving size is big so you feel like you’re eating a lot for the points.
Post # 10
Oh, one more thing. This receipe is really delicious. I replace the cup of oil with a cup of unsweetened applesauce and it turns out delcious. It’s 3 pts a serving that way with no nuts. (I’ve also made the recipe as 24 muffins so I know I’m not eating more than a serving). Have you noticed the recipe builder portion where you can put in the ingredients and it’ll tell you the points per serving? It’ll also give you suggestions on how to lighten up the recipe. Next time I make it I want to try using 1/2 whole wheat flour and splenda brown sugar blend to make it even more healthy…how far can I go before it tastes like cardboard? LOL
Oh, and if you haven’t done it yet, buy the weight watchers electronic scale. It’s a lifesaver to figure out what exactly 4oz of cooked chicken breast is and will tell you the points. Sheesh–you’d think I worked for WW or something. I don’t–just really liking it andenjoying how much more aware it’s made me about my food choices.
Post # 11
My favorite snack is grapes! A whole cup is only 1 point!!