Well friends, we made it through Monday and onto Tuesday. Onward and upward! Though as a side note, I think Tuesday is actually my least favorite day of the week. You've made it through Monday, the excitement of a new week, but not quite to the hump on Wednesday. It's like a weird Pergatory where you're still waiting to see how the week will go.
Since I started doing Weight Watchers, I've been on the hunt for any possible ways to keep it interesting and most importantly, filling. I hate that deprived feeling, like I'm so hungry and my stomach is grumbling, but I can't eat because I'll go over my Points Plus for the day. Ack. It's the worst. I have a list of go-to foods and ingredients that have been a life saver in the eating department.
I'm mildly obsessed with Laughing Cow cheese. I love it on toast or especially mixed into eggs in the morning. Not to mention all of the flavors keeping it interesting everyday!
It's a cold, harsh reality to realize that one of your favorite foods is also contributing to your overweightness. I know that nut butters are 'healthy fats' and all, but the reality of the situation is that they can really pack on the pounds. My great friend Kristen recommended Better 'n Peanut Butter, which I've really grown to love. It's just 1 Point + per Tablespoon. I won't lie and say it's like the real thing, but after a week of no PB? It'll work just fine.
On WW, you can really eat as much fruit as you'd like and so this has become my go-to snack. The winter is tough since not much is in season, but I just try to make it work. My favorite 4pm snack of late? 1 apple with 1 Tbsp of Better 'n Peanut Butter. Works every time.
Obviously most vegetables are also 0 Points + and so I try to pack them in e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. I add them to eggs, eat lots of salads, whip up veggie stir frys and simply sneak in veggies anywhere I possibly can. Filling and healthy!
I've been eating a LOT of fat free, sugar free instant JELL-O pudding. It's not the most glamourous dessert, but you get a whole 1/2 C for just 2 Points +. I'm working on some additional recipes with pudding to change it up a bit. I'll let you know when I find some good ones!
6. Cool Whip (Fat Free)
This goes right on top of the pudding. Every night. It's such a treat. I know that Cool Whip is NOT whipped cream (trust me, I'm a whipped cream afficianado), but for just 1 Point + for 1/4 C, I'll take it!
7. String Cheese & Cheese Sticks
I love string cheese! The WW string cheese is pretty good and serves as a nice little mid-morning snack. I also like the cheddar cheese sticks, which can be cut into cubes and served on a nice little cheese board with some DIY tortilla chips. After a few weeks without 'real' cheese, this seems like a real treat. Not to mention the cheese sticks range from 1 - 2 Points +.
I like the light mild rye version. I spread on a little Better 'n Peanut Butter and some Polaner All Fruit and it's a nice crunchy change up to bread.
9. Low Carb Tortillas
So there you have it! All the little foods I'm loving of late.
Questions of the Day:
What foods or snacks get you through?
What is your least favorite day of the week?