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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Afternoon pick me up-Iced Coffee

If you find you're sluggish in the afternoon, try an iced coffee. With the weather getting warmer, iced coffee is so refreshing and 0 points (for black coffee). I take mine with fat free half and half , no sugar - make mine decaf. Even decaf picks me up. It's so refreshing!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Weight Watchers Ice Cream Cones

My new favorite 2 point indulgence. The Giant Mint Fudge Cone. Super Yum!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pepperoni Pizza

Here is a 6 point pepperoni pizza I think you will love. I use 1 Thomas' bagel thin, put 1/4 cup of tomato sauce on each half, top each half with 7 slices of turkey pepperoni, and then I use a total of 3 points worth of part skim mozarella on top. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until the cheese melts. Super yum. One of the best substitutes I've found! (sorry no pic)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Another good read

I also like reading Health magazine. If you have a chance to check it out, it has great articles on all health subjects!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Powerade Zero

I like to have a sports drink after my work outs. I love the Powerade Zero - lemon lime is my favorite flavor.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jelly Bean Day

Today is National Jelly Bean Day!

April 22

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Colonel Sanders- move over

This is the most amazing chicken, you will love it!. It's Trader Joes Roasted Chicken Pattie. It is 3 points for the whole piece which is huge and hangs off the bun. I have it on a Sandwich Thin for a completely satisfying 4 points. It is so juicy and flavorful too. Also it is NOT loaded with sodium like lots of other pre-made foods. It is pre-cooked, so you just warm it up in a pan with a little cooking spray and it's done.

How about chicken parmesan with sauce and cheese

greek style with feta and olives

or BLT style with pre cooked bacon, lettuce and tomato

You cannot miss this!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Laura's Lean Beef

Do you love a good hamburger now and then. Give Laura's lean beef a try. You can check out their website and nutritional information. The 92% ground beef is 4 oz for 4 points. That's a quarter pounder for 4 points. It's making me hungry just thinking about it! You can use it in meatballs, tacos, etc.

Here's the website:

Not only is it low in fat it it hormone and antibiotic free. Just all good for ya!

Monday, April 19, 2010

What I like to read

If you haven't read it in a while, try Cooking Light, there are great articles on food, helath and fitness. I love getting my Cooking Light every month!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today is...

National Stress Awareness Day

If you've ever done the stress eating thing, raise your hand, no not that hand, the one without the Twinkie!

April 16th

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bacon: PreCooked vs. Traditional

Face it, with BLT season upon us, the prospect of bacon on your weight loss plan doesn't really look good. But consider this. Pre cooked bacon can have about half of the fat and calories of the traditional cook-yourself kind. Ok, so you won't get the grease splatters on your stove, and the smell of cooking bacon is really appealing, but consider this:

Oscar Meyer pre cooked bacon (4 slices) 70 calories, 6 grams of fat (2 pts)

Oscar Meyer traditional bacon (2 slices) 60 calories, 5 grams of fat (2 points)
The Hormel brand is 2 1/2 slices for 2 points

The pre-cooked can be expensive, but look for different brands on sale and coupons too.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Don't let the hard work of a fresh pineapple turn you off. It is very worth the sweet juicy reward. Fresh pineapple is 1 point for 1 cup. I have been able to get 5-7 pound pineapples for $3.00. This is a great value. Get creative and put it on kabobs, grill it, make a salsa, yum!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nestle Flavored waters

I really like these flavored waters. Zero calories baby! They are Nestle Pure Life Splash flavors. My favorites are lemon and orange.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Today is...

National Licorice Day

April 12

Friday, April 9, 2010


Tired of your old side dishes. Try couscous. It is super easy to make and 3 points for 1 cup cooked, or 2 points for 1/2 cup. Mix it with any variety of vegetables or fresh herbs and spices. Give it a try!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Trader Joe's Lite Kettle Corn

I was on one of those really long shopping trips to Trader Joes, where I picked up and examined the label of almost everything in the store. I have my favorites, but wanted to branch out. I decided to give this a try. Lite Kettle Corn. I was pleasantly surprised, a great snack at 2 points per bag. Just sweet enough, and portion controlled! Give it a try! It comes in a 6 pack

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Today is...

No Housework Day...

I'm all for celebrating!

April 7th

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Almond Milk

Want to try something new -give Almond Milk a try. You can get a $1.00 off coupon on the AlmondBreeze website plus a rebate for a free carton if you don't like it. It is 1 point for 1 cup, very point friendly!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Did you know oranges rank as the most satisfying fruit (to beat hunger). It has tons of fiber and of course all of the vitamin C benefits. So grab an orange today, you'll be glad you did!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bagel Thins

Have you seen the Thomas' Bagel thins. It's just another bread option for you. At one point, they are versatile. Calling it a bagel in my opinion is a stretch - if you want a bagel, I suggest the Thomas' 100 calorie bagel , also 1 point, but if you want more of a sandwich bread, these are a good try.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!