Food Finds: Pea Milk? 2 points for 8 ounces

So I was recently sent a coupon for a free jug of pea milk.  I’m always looking for non-dairy milk and cheese options because two members of my family don’t always react well to dairy.  We use low calorie almond milk – it’s 1 point for 8 ounces.  It’s alright, but it’s pretty thin and sometimes it’s nice to try new flavors.

Screen Shot 2018-06-10 at 11.09.12 AMRipple Pea Milk is 2 points for 8 ounces and I actually think the flavor it pretty good. It’s also got more protein that almond milk. I can’t lie, it doesn’t taste like milk, but it’s creamier than almond milk which means it’s perfect for hot chocolate, cereal, and oatmeal or adding to beverages in place of half and half.  It’s not the go to beverage if you’re looking to just drink a cup of milk!  But as an ingredient for creaminess and texture, it will totally be my new go to.

So I was recently sent a coupon for a free jug of pea milk.  I'm always looking for non-dairy milk and cheese options because two members of my family don't always react well to dairy.  We use low calorie almond milk - it's 1 point for 8 ounces.  It's alright, but it's pretty thin and … Continue reading Food Finds: Pea Milk? 2 points for 8 ounces

Review: Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Bites

I’ll preface this by saying I got one box of these for free in exchange for sharing my experience. However, I legit share my real thoughts and feelings on this product!

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So, I got a coupon for a free box of Dr. Praeger’s products. The concept was so interesting and they were only 4 points for 9 bites, I may have seen a sale at Kroger and stocked up a bit, which explains why my deep freezer now looks like Dr. Praeger’s himself.

So on to the flavor.  I was super eager for the Buffalo Fish Bites, because I miss buffalo wings the most and enjoy them from time to time.  I put these in the air fryer and cooked them for about 10 minutes. They were super crispy.  I’ll admit, I had hoped for a spicier flavor, but these were very mild.  I had 9 just to snack on them, but I determined they would be perfect on a salad as a crunchy deviation from my usual.

I got a variety and have tried them all.  The Bibimbap (veggie burgers with a Korean flare) were really delicious and I appreciated being able to have something different without spending too many points.

These products are usually around $4.  I’ll be honest that the price is a bit high for me as a general rule, but if they’re on sale, I’ll totally grab some and stock up. They were something a little different for lower points!!

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I'll preface this by saying I got one box of these for free in exchange for sharing my experience. However, I legit share my real thoughts and feelings on this product! So, I got a coupon for a free box of Dr. Praeger's products. The concept was so interesting and they were only 4 points for … Continue reading Review: Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Bites

Review: Weight Watchers Hot Chocolate

I gotta say, it’s pretty yummy. It’s one point. Not too sweet. On it’s own, it’s alright but with a tablespoon of cool whip, it is pretty tasty and a viable alternative to regular hot cocoa. I added some cool whip and pizzelles (6 for 5 pts) for a yummy snack. Hot cocoa can sometimes be too sweet. This was just right.

I gotta say, it's pretty yummy. It's one point. Not too sweet. On it's own, it's alright but with a tablespoon of cool whip, it is pretty tasty and a viable alternative to regular hot cocoa. I added some cool whip and pizzelles (6 for 5 pts) for a yummy snack. Hot cocoa can sometimes … Continue reading Review: Weight Watchers Hot Chocolate

WW on an Aldi Budget – Top 10 Finds

Now that Freestyle is here, the first thing I noticed was this is going to get pricey.  This is likely to be the first of many posts on this topic as I’m a woman on a B-U-D-G-E-T.

I headed for our local Aldi and tried to find Freestyle (and WW in general) items that I could incorporate.  The prices below are here in my area, but prices will vary depending on where you are in the country.  Here are Aldi’s top 10 Weight Watchers finds:

Top Aldi Finds for Weight Watchers

  • Beans of all kinds!  Priced at $.55 per can (or $.89 if you want to go organic) you can use these to make a 0-point chili or top on a salad.
  • Fit & Active Chicken Noodle Soup.  $1.29 per can, this is a delicious lunch go-to in my house.  Just 1 point for this filling meal.
  • Turkey Pepperoni.  $2.19 and you get 17 slices for 2 points.  Can you say “HELLO PIZZA!”
  • Tuna.  $.64 per can and totally free in points.  I use mine with a little light mayo and put it on top of crackers when I need a little protein throughout the day.  It’s also fabulous with a little lemon and pepper on top of a salad or on nachos.
  • Happy Farms Spreadable Cheese Wedges. $1.29 for 6 wedges (which is phenomenal given that in other grocery stores they’re at least double that price.)  These nummies are 1 point for one wedge (or 3 points for 2 wedges).
  • Sliced turkey. $2.99 for the container.  It has about 12-15 slices and has 0 points!
  • Eggs. $.59 for 12.  This really needs no explanation!
  • Fat Free Plain Yogurt (and Greek Yogurt).  $1.89-$3.49 for 32 ounces.
  • Seafood for days!  Salmon, shrimp, ahi tuna, tilapia, crab.  Priced way better than your mainstream grocery store and packaged individually to make meal planning a breeze.
  • Frozen peas and corn. $.89 per bag.  Stay away from the canned stuff.  Frozen veggies are better for you and taste much fresher.

What’s your favorite Aldi find?

 

Now that Freestyle is here, the first thing I noticed was this is going to get pricey.  This is likely to be the first of many posts on this topic as I'm a woman on a B-U-D-G-E-T. I headed for our local Aldi and tried to find Freestyle (and WW in general) items that I … Continue reading WW on an Aldi Budget – Top 10 Finds

GIVEAWAY!

 

WW Best Of Giveaway!

We started this journey as 3 sisters just trying to support each other through Weight Watchers and we’re excited to now be sharing this journey with so many more!  We’ve been blown away by your encouraging posts and kind words here, on Facebook, private messages, and Connect.  We’ve decided to host a GIVEAWAY of 2 WW Best of booklets.  Each booklet contains 20-30 recipes.  One winner will receive the Best of Fall Fare booklet and one winner will get the Best of Apps & Snacks.  Please enter by clicking the link below and SHARE everywhere so we can continue this journey with even more new friends! (Also, stay tuned for ANOTHER giveaway starting next week.)

WW Best Of Giveaway!

Giveaway Time!

  WW Best Of Giveaway! We started this journey as 3 sisters just trying to support each other through Weight Watchers and we're excited to now be sharing this journey with so many more!  We've been blown away by your encouraging posts and kind words here, on Facebook, private messages, and Connect.  We've decided to … Continue reading GIVEAWAY!

The Kroger Spa Line Review

My face has been thinning out and I’ve found myself starting to care a bit more about taking care of my skins and its appearance.  (Shockingly, I’ve also started wearing makeup and doing my hair!)  It’s amazing what a little weight loss can do to a person’s self-esteem.

I decided to give the Kroger Spa Line a try since 1, I saw I might be able to get some free samples (which I did through Kroger’s MyMagazine, though all these opinions are my own entirely) and 2, I shop at Kroger all the time so I figured if I liked the products, they would be easy to obtain.

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The product I was MOST interested in was BRIGHTEN which is supposed to brighten up your dark circles under the eyes.  I tried this product having no clue what to think.  I was a little confused about how to apply the masks under my eyes since there weren’t super detailed instructions, but I finally got them on.  Once they were applied, my face started to tingle and burn (this also happened with the HYDRATE product that’s designed to just moisturize so you can imagine my fear).  Never one to give up, I stuck with it.  Once the 20 minutes passed, I took it off and pat the moisture into my skin.  There was slight redness, but it went away within a couple hours.

What I liked about these products:

  • I could do them anywhere.  I just needed to apply them, continue with housework for 20 minutes, and return to peel them off and pat my skin.
  • The masks are super smooth and feel refreshing for the most part (once the tingle goes away.)
  • The price.  These are all really reasonably priced, for example, the eye masks are 2 for $2.50.

What I didn’t like about these products:

  • The tingle.  It made me wonder if I was going to end up with a big red face (I didn’t).  Once I removed the product, the tingle/burn went away.
  • There weren’t instructions for best process… like which one should I use first and how often.

I would definitely recommend these.  They are low cost and pretty simple to use.  If you try them out, let me know in the comments below!

 

 

My face has been thinning out and I've found myself starting to care a bit more about taking care of my skins and its appearance.  (Shockingly, I've also started wearing makeup and doing my hair!)  It's amazing what a little weight loss can do to a person's self-esteem. I decided to give the Kroger Spa … Continue reading The Kroger Spa Line Review

Velveeta: Surprisingly Weight Watchers Friendly

I know, you are shocked to read the headline just as I was shocked to rediscover Velveeta. Before we move on, I will not try to tell you that Velveeta is healthy. I make no such assertions. However, it is, brace yourself, only 1 SmartPoint per slice. ONE. Regular cheese is at least a couple points or more per slice depending on the type that you get. In fact, if you are on WW, you probably discovered how quickly cheese can sabotage your daily point goal. This is unfortunate, of course, because cheese is yummy. Enter Velveeta.

Velveeta is not pure cheese, it melts kind of funny, and it may not satisfy your craving for brie or gouda. But, it can be a tasty addition to your diet if you sometimes need a little help to finish off your veggies. Adding Velveeta to broccoli makes broccoli much tastier and the whole dish is still very low in points. I’ve used it on homemade pizza (it isn’t quite the same as real cheese, but I get over that since the points are low.) I add Velveeta to a chicken sandwich or put it on a homemade taco or tostada. And, don’t forget the dish where Velveeta shines: queso. Add some picante sauce to Velveeta for a yummy, thick queso.

Sometimes, on the journey to a healthy bod, it is nice to find treats that are still ok to eat in moderation – and I submit to you that adding a little Velveeta to a healthy diet can make eating some dishes more enjoyable.

Happy Eating!

 

I know, you are shocked to read the headline just as I was shocked to rediscover Velveeta. Before we move on, I will not try to tell you that Velveeta is healthy. I make no such assertions. However, it is, brace yourself, only 1 SmartPoint per slice. ONE. Regular cheese is at least a couple … Continue reading Velveeta: Surprisingly Weight Watchers Friendly