Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Healthy Snacks Week

At Weight Watchers this is healthy snack week. Many leaders from across the country have put together their list of healthy (or I should say low point filling) snacks. Here it is to inspire you!

Weight Watcher leader ideas for (Healthy) snacking:

1. (WW) String cheese and grapes or a small apple
2. WW Yogurt or Fiber One Yogurt with berries
3. Small banana and Peanut Butter
4. Almonds
5. WW Smoothie made with water and berries
6. Caramel Latte smoothie made with cold leftover coffee and lots of ice- 1 point and it tastes like a Coolata or Frappucino
7. Fiber 1 yogurt and 1/4 cup Fiber 1 cereal stirred into it
8. Vitatop Double Chocolate Muffin Tops (or any flavor-available in freezer section of grocery store or online)
9. Vita top muffin(heated in microwave for 20 sec.) with WW yogurt on top
10. 1/2 C Fiber One Cottage Cheese mixed with one 6oz container Activia light yogurt
11. bagel thins & WW cream cheese
12. sandwich thins, toasted, with cream cheese, peanut butter, fruit spread
13. 98% ff lunchmeat wrapped around a pickle
14. 94% FF popcorn with a little olive oil drizzled on- a great way to get the oils in
15. any cut up veggies with hidden valley ranch DRY dressing shaken over them
16. cut up fruit with sugar free Jello or PB2 shaken over them.
17. popcorn with sugar free Jello shaken over it.
18. Low fat graham cracker with 1T. fat free cool whip,frozen
19. cucumber, tomato, onion,& balsamic vinegar with Feta Cheese on top.
20. Gazpacho Soup
21. Apple & peanut butter
22. laughing cow cheese & celery
23. popcorn & apple
24. carrots & low fat cream cheese
25. chocolate
26. Fruit Dip!
4oz flavored yogurt-your favorite
4oz FF cream cheese
mixes best with the food processor
27. WW vanilla smoothie + frozen berries + berry yogurt
28. No Pudge single serving brownie-made with yogurt and low pt ice cream.
Combine 2 T. of mix with 1T. non-fat vanilla yogurt. Stir until smooth and microwave for 45-60 seconds
29. Laughing cow cheese and WW multi grain crisps.
30. Thin sliced turkey breast with spicy mustard wrapped around a dill pickle spears.
31. 1 s/f, f/f chocolate pudding with 1 small cup of mandarin oranges (with spenda) so the whole =2pts
32. Raw veggies and a hard-boiled egg.
33. sandwich thin with a wedge of the Laugh Cow cheese ( I prefer garlic and herb) spread on the both sides and cucumber slices all over it
34. FF Plain Yogurt with Frozen Peaches
35. Baby Carrots
36. WW Fudge Bar broken up over a banana & a little cool whip
37. Fiber One (90 Calorie Bars)
38. Skim Milk with Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
39. SF Jello Mousse
40. Brown Rice Chips - 33 for 2 points! Blue Ginger brand (33=1 point) with fresh salsa or 2 TBS. Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus
41. Frozen grapes
42. Granny Smith Apple with peanut butter or WW Jalapeno wedge cheese.
43. Buffalo Chicken Breast wrapped around a small slice of avocado with salsa.
44. Fresh Salsa and celery
45. Banana, dipped in Walden Farm 0 calorie chocolate syrup and frozen (sometimes roll in chopped almonds before freezing)
46. La Tortilla Factory 1 point wrap cut into triangles, sprayed with cooking spray and baked. Makes a great tortilla chip for salsa, guacamole or hummus
47. La Tortilla Factory 1 point wrap with ff refried beans, low fat Mexican blend cheese and salsa, rolled up - microwave and cut up
48. Fiber One Haystacks
49. popcorn
50. Seasonal fruit
51. cauliflower
52. Three hard-boiled egg whites
53. sugar free 60 calorie chocolate pudding- microwave for 15 seconds (remove the top first) and pour over a 1 point WW Fudge Bar (with stick removed and put into a bowl) as hot fudge sauce. = 2 points
54. cocktail toast, cream cheese and Italian seasoning mixed in. Top it with a cucumber slice and a little dill
55 1 pt hot dog bun, small banana with Peanut Butter (a banana dog)
56. dill dip made with a container of the plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream, I also added about a teaspoon of the olive oil mayo...with carrot chips and cucumbers
57. Chocolate pretzel blast or other 1 point bar
58. WW strawberry smoothie bar ice cream
59. Hot Fudge Cake made like this:
2 tablespoons No pudge fudge mix
1 tablespoon Vanilla Yogurt
Stir in small bowl.
Microwave 1 minute.
Remove from microwave.
Top with 1/2 container SF choc pudding cup. Top with 2 tablespoons FF Cool whip.
Entire dessert= 3 points
60. celery ribs filled with Lite Laughing cow cheese
61. pop chips (buy on-line in individual sizes or in large bag at Target)
62. WW baked snacks
63. cucumbers and tomatoes topped with a little omega plus oil and sprinkled with Mrs. Dash or Cavender's all-purpose Greek seasoning
64. Hummus
1 15oz can garbanzo beans
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup ff vegetable broth
roasted red peppers and a dash of hot sauce are optional
Blend in food processor until dip consistency.
1 point per serving. Eat with fresh vegetables
65. Fruit Dip
4oz flavored FF yogurt-your favorite
4oz FF cream cheese
mixes best with the food processor

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Gazpacho

This recipe is from Rammona. Now I am not a big one for RAW foods and I have rarely found a gazpacho I like. I do like this one. It is good for you and great on a hot day.


2 1/2 cup(s) canned tomato juice
1 cup(s) tomato(es), fine chop
1/2 cup(s) cucumber(s), fine chope
1/2 cup(s) celery, fine chop
1/2 medium green pepper(s), fine chop
1/2 cup(s) scallion(s), chopped
1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp table salt, optional
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot pepper sauce, to taste

Pulse all but the juice in processor a few times. Add juice and chill for several hours.
6 servings

WW recipe builder says this is 2 points for serving but when I do the math I get one point - you do the math and see! Enjoy!