A place for all of those Weight Watchers "point-counters" to pick up tips, tricks and wisdom!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not all 100 Calories are created equal

Be careful if you find a product you like, not all of the varieties are the same. I really like the Hostess 100 Calorie packs of cupcakes @ 1 point per package, but not all of the flavors are 1 point. The Twinkie bites and the chocolate frosted vanilla cupcakes(not shown here) are 2 points each.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Frigo Cheese

Another cheese option. If you like the WW cheese sticks, try the Frigo brand of lite cheese sticks. They taste the same in my opinion. they may be a little cheaper than the WW. 1 point per stick.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Don't forget shrimp is a great option for meals or snacking. 2 ounces of shrimp is only 1 point. I prefer it if I have a choice between chicken or shrimp in a stir fry for example. Just go easy on the shrimp, it's high in cholesterol.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Coupon Giveaway

I am going to try a new feature here: I love saving money and especially healthy foods are expensive. I clip lots of coupons and throw away even more that expire, or that I don't use. I am giving them away.

The list of coupons with expiration dates and, (I) if it is an internet printed coupon, are available in the lower right column here. If you are interested, please email me at Leslie.Crafter@verizon.net with the coupons you want and I will tell you if they are available and the the address to send a self addressed stamped envelope so I can send them right to you! If you are looking for certain coupons too, let me know I'll keep my eyes open.

I am always looking for coupons for Eggland Best Eggs and Over the Moon Milk.

Mc-Two Pointer

If you are on the road and absolutely need a snack while you are at McD's, try the apple dippers - only $1.00 in most markets and only 2 points.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Red Peppers

If you are sick of celery and carrots, try a delicious red pepper. They are nutritious, and 0 points, very moist and sweet. I just cut it into slices and YUM.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I find regular cucumbers to be a little bitter, but I really like the English cucumbers a very mild flavor and 0 points. I like slices plain, or on sandwiches. These are the long cukes that are wrapped in clear wrap in the produce section. The skins are not waxed like traditional cucumbers, so they wrap them to protect them.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

News and Reviews

Did you ever wonder how some of those low fat and diet foods really taste? I found this website with all kinds of review of foods. check it out.


Sale Alert

Vita Muffins and Vita Tops are on sale at Stop n Shop this week for $3.99 per box!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hostess 100 Calorie

Oh, I so love these - they really taste like Twinkies. 1 point per package for 3 mini cakes.
you can get a coupon here:


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Boars Head

I really like the Boars Head Brand of deli meats - fresh sliced at your deli counter. Most of the hams and turkeys are 1 point for 1 ounce. They have a great website with all of the nutritional information and some great 100 calories snack ideas.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vita - super delicious

Vitalicious muffins tops are nothing but heaven. I love the chocolate flavor. They are a bit pricey at over $1.00 each, but that's the same as a Snickers bar and much more satisfying and chocolatey! Only 1 point each.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fiber One 90

I really like these, they are 1 point each and have a much better texture than the original, in my opinion - my favorite flavor - peanut butter chocolate.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Just tried it...

I really like this single serve fruit. It's 1 point for the whole can. Del Monte Sliced Peaches 100 Calorie. I found it at Walmart. It's the short can size.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I was surprised to find that GoGurt portable yogurt in a tube has 1 point. It's just another option if you won't have a spoon handy and you can freeze them for a frozen yogurt treat.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Baked beans

Another filling side dish is baked beans. Whatever brand you like. They are filled with protein and fiber. It's a good pantry item to have.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Here's the skinny...

Check out this link for the Skinny Cow printable coupon. - 2 points each



Find yourself making bad decisions sometimes? I like to follow Dr. Oz's advice to automate your meals. Even if you give yourself only a few choices each day for your meals, it makes it harder to make a wrong decision if you don't have a decision to make. I eat the same thing for breakfast each morning, and for lunch I eat a Smart Ones meal with a piece of bread and fruit. It's easy - all I have to do is pick the box I want.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Zero Hero - Polaner

Zero's are heros in my book. Here is another zero. I tried it. Polaner Sugar Free Spread with Fiber. It is 10 calories and 3 grams of fiber per tablespoon. Thats free for 2 tablespoons. I tried the apricot flavor. On sale at my store for $2.29 and I got a $1.00 off coupon at Polaner.com. It has Splenda, so if you don't like that, you might want to stay away. I also got the strawberry but haven't tried that flavor yet. Tell me how you like to use fruit spreads...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Totally Cheesy!

This is a totally cheesy post. If you love cheese like me, you know it's hard to get your cheese fix on WW. Here's a cheese fix for me. Campbell's cheese soup. The can is 5 points for the whole can. Heat it in a saucepan with no milk or water. Toast 2 Sandwich thins or lite English Muffins. Pour the cheese sauce on top and you have a great cheese rarbit. I like it with paprika on top. Put a tomato slice on it if you like. It is very filling and a 7 point meal - cheesy right?!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I love these

I don't eat very many of the WW products but.... I love these and seek them out when they are on sale! Good source of calcium and protein. 1 point per cheese stick.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Take your vitamins

I hate taking vitamins, especially the multi vitamins which seem to be horse pills. I found these adult chewables by Centrum. I have been taking them for a while. It makes taking my multivitamin much more tolerable.

Friday, February 5, 2010

What are you smokin?

How about salmon? If you like smoked salmon, it is a great food to eat. It is 1 point for 1 ounce and it goes a long way. I like it on a light English muffin with lo fat cream cheese, and lots of onions and tomato on top. Also kudos for getting your healthy oils from the salmon too!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week Two

Lost 2 pounds this week!


If you need to eat on the road, try a large Wendy's chili - it's yummy and very filling. Skip the crackers though. Large chili= 5 points
Add a small side salad with Fat free French for 1 point total

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I shoveled the driveway this morning - that's some great exercise!!

Hot Diggity Dog

How about a 1 point hot dog. The Hebrew National 97% Fat Free frank is 1 point, with a light hot dog roll, that is a 2 point super dog. Load up with all the freebies such as mustard and onions!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chicken Sausage

These are great. Al Fresco chicken sausages. 3 points per piece. They come in lots of flavors. (sweet italian is my favorite flavor) If your store doesn't carry them, ask them to start ordering them. Check out their website for the nutritional facts and you can even print a coupon there. Can you say sausage and peppers...mmmm


Oh Snap!

Snap, Crackle, Pop that is. Another sweet idea here. Did you know the Rice Krispie Treats in the individual packs are only 2 points. And they are certainly sweet enough to satisfy your cravings - and you gotta love portion control!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sweet Treat

Every once in a while I need a junky type of snack to satisfy the sweet tooth. I have found I really like Froot Loops. Since they added fiber to the cereal, you can have 1 cup for 2 points. I don't add milk, just eat them one at a time out of the bowl, kind of like popcorn only more decadent!