January 10, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday -- Eating Well

I like that this week's WFMW is themed "Eating Well," because it fits right in with my new weight loss plan. Now, these aren't "recipes" per se, but they are handy dandy tips for healthful snacks. I looove snacks and am contstantly munching on something all day long, so here are a few ideas that work well for me:

(1) Light Popcorn [no butter] drizzled with Honey. Sound strange? My granny used to make us caramel corn in the oven when we were kids (I think she actually used molasses) and it was so delish. When I was on Weight Watchers the first time, I came up with this snack. It's great for after dinner or while you're watching a movie when you want something crunchy and sweet. Pop your popcorn in the microwave, drizzle a tablespoon or two of honey over it, and eat with a spoon. The trick is to measure out a serving of popcorn into a separate container before you eat it (unless you are using the individual microwave popcorn bags). It's too easy to just scarf down the whole thing!

(2) No Guilt BLT. If you need a quick snack or light dinner, this hits the spot. Toast two pieces of light whole wheat bread (Peppridge Farm makes a good one). Spread with 1 tsp. of light mayo (if you can do without the mayo and want to use mustard, even better, but I can't). Microwave two pieces of turkey bacon (Butterball's is good). Top bread with bacon and as much tomato and lettuce as you like. Yummy! And only 4 Weight Watchers points.

(3) Deceivingly Tasty Veggie Burger. Also great for a snack or a quick lunch. Bake or microwave a MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger. Put onto whole wheat hamburger bun and top with as much tomato, onion and lettuce as you want. This is so low fat that you can even get away with adding a slice of cheese. Add a tsp. of ketchup and you're golden. Trust me, I am a Fuddrucker's Gal so for me to be recommending a veggie burger must mean that it's good. {Note: it does taste better baked in the oven rather than nuked.} 6 WW points, including cheese.

(4) Tomato Bruschetta. Perfect to make for or take to a party. Slice a baguette of crusty french bread and spray slices with Garlic Pam. Toast in the oven. Chop up Roma tomatoes and red onion, mix with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Top bread slices with tomato mixture and sprinkle Shredded Parm ontop.

(5) Caramel Rice Cakes. By Quaker Oats. I could eat 'em all day. My Oldest loves them too. 1 WW point.

(6) Any of the Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs. Seriously. Try the Oreo, Doritos and Chips Ahoy. You won't even miss the real thing! 2 WW points.

(7) Klondike Slim-A-Bear bars. Taste just like the real thing. Not even a yucky aspartame aftertaste. Promise. 4 WW points.

Happy Snacking!

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1 comment:

Jen said...

Thanks for the great snack ideas and especially for including the WW point values. I'm back to counting points and I definitely need some low point ideas to get through the day without going over my limit. I'm especially excited to try the veggie burger. Sounds yummy!

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