Love My Quinoa BBQ Chips

So, I’m a snack person. For movies, chatting on the phone, or just sitting around petting my cat, sometimes I’m in the mood to munch on snacks. Obviously, this can add needless points to my day. So, I’ve searched far and wide for snacks that are tasty and still low points. I think the most obvious choice is light popcorn. I do love my popcorn. But, I also miss chips. I used to eat BBQ chips all the time. I can still have them on WWs (because you can have everything on WWs), but I can’t have very many before the points add up. So, I was thrilled to discover yummy quinoa BBQ chips. Yep, you read that right. Quinoa. Its a grain (don’t feel bad for not knowing). The BBQ flavor is scrumptious (they do have other flavors, but of the ones I’ve tried, BBQ is the best).

The entire bag (yes, the entire bag) is 12 SmartPoints. Now, I’m not suggesting you eat the entire bag in one sitting (yes, I have done this). But, I am saying that if you feel like having the whole bag, it won’t completely destroy your points.

They can also be used in other ways, as the low-point crunch on your salad or base to a taco salad. Or, they can be eaten alone, no dip required because they are already packed with flavor.

Bottom line, I highly recommend them. They are made by Simple 7.

Enjoy!

So, I'm a snack person. For movies, chatting on the phone, or just sitting around petting my cat, sometimes I'm in the mood to munch on snacks. Obviously, this can add needless points to my day. So, I've searched far and wide for snacks that are tasty and still low points. I think the most … Continue reading Love My Quinoa BBQ Chips

My Favorite Healthy Kitchen Gadgets

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I began loving the Vitamix when I was doing cleanses more often.  When I joined Weight Watchers, I thought my use of it would die down, but it hasn’t!  Since it’s been summer time here in Texas, I use the Vitamix to make snow out of ice.  Then I pour sugar free jello or Crystal Light over the top for a 0 point summer snow cone!

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Water bottle!  It’s no secret that the key to good weight loss is a GREAT water bottle.  I love Camelbak products.  They’re easy to clean and have a little loop to make it easy to pick up and carry with me while I’m on the go.

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I never wanted to be the kind of person that weighed things on a kitchen scale.  It just seemed like a lot of energy.  However, I’ve found that when I’m eating things like whole chicken or ribs that I feel more confident and I’m more accurate when I weigh the meat.  I mean, you don’t eat the bone, right?  Why include it in your weight?  I take the bone out, stick it on my scale, and accurately put it in my app.  Easy peasy lemon sequeezy, am I right?

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Top 5 Smart Points Purchases at Trader Joe’s

I’ve come across a million articles that give a huge long list of Trader Joe’s Weight Watcher’s finds.  For someone just dipping her toe in the Trader Joe’s world, it can get a bit overwhelming!  I’ve tried numerous Trader Joe’s items throughout my time on Weight Watchers and today I bring you the BEST of the best, the better than all the rest, the tip of the top buys you must find at your local Trader Joe’s.

Number 5:
HotDogsUncured Chicken Hot Dogs (2 Smart Points per dog)  As most people know, finding a good hot dog can be challenging.  I’ve tried others that ring in at 1 or 2 points each, but they were dry, small, and not very tasty.  These fit the bill as the PERFECT hot dogs to toss on the grill during BBQ season.

Number 4:
20170812_103943Pastrami Style Smoked Atlantic Salmon (3 Smart Points per 2 ounces)  This salmon is perfect smoky and salty while still being lower on points.  Use this on top of salads, in a quesadilla, in homemade sushi, or even by itself!

Number 3:
20170812_104606 BBQ Rub Seasoning (0 Smart Points!!)  Perfect for chicken or lean ribs on the grill, this seasoning is 0 points!!

 

Number 2:PancakesSilver Dollar Pancakes (7 Smart Points for 11 pancakes)  I’m always missing pancakes and carbs.  I love these little guys!  You can have a whole stack for 7 points, or you can just have a few to complement your meal.

 

 

 

 

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Number 1:
Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons!! (1 Smart Point for 4 wontons)  Y’all, these are my FAVORITE!  Run out of points for the day?  Have 4 whole wontons for just 1 point.  You can be versatile in your flavors here, have it with soy sauce or have it with a smidge our sour cream and salsa.

I've come across a million articles that give a huge long list of Trader Joe's Weight Watcher's finds.  For someone just dipping her toe in the Trader Joe's world, it can get a bit overwhelming!  I've tried numerous Trader Joe's items throughout my time on Weight Watchers and today I bring you the BEST of … Continue reading Top 5 Smart Points Purchases at Trader Joe’s