With the temperatures around 101-108 degrees here the past few days, all I want to do is eat foods that are cold and refreshing. Lucky for me, I had a few of Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Pops in my freezer, and they are my latest addiction. Seriously…I may need an intervention because I CANNOT STOP EATING THEM. Chloes’s Fruit Co. has a flagship store in Manhattan, NY where they offer fourteen varieties of soft serve fruit that they rotate on a seasonal basis, and now eight of which are offered in popsicle form! I’m a huge lover of popsicles, and have recommended quite a few different frozen goodies on my blog, but the things that make Chloe’s really stand out to me are the company’s incredible commitment to creating clean eating desserts that are as wholesome as you can get, and the perfectly natural taste of these popsicles. They literally have 3 ingredients: fruit, water, a touch or organic cane sugar. That’s it. Pure, simple, and absolutely delicious. Not only that, but they are free of gluten, dairy, fat and the eight other major allergens. And each one is just 2 Weight Watchers Points! Keep reading to learn more…
Sometimes you just GOTTA have something sweet. But before you go and dive headfirst into that calorie laden dessert that will ruin all the good eating you did all day, consider having one of today’s Fabulous Food Finds – Special K Moments Indulgent Snack Bites. I found these recently at my local Target, and was pretty excited to give them a try. They come in two flavors – Caramel Pretzel Bliss and Dreamy Coconut. They were both fantastic! And at 2 Points Plus each, they are just the right size to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. BONUS: They freeze really well! After discovering how tasty they were, I went back to Target and grabbed a few more boxes to stash in my freezer. I always get a sweets craving in the evening, so these Special K Moments have been a lifesaver.
When you’ve got the munchies, these new Pita Puffs from Food Should Taste Good are the way to go! They are little, puffed out pita bites that are crisp, airy, and absolutely delicious. They come in 4 different flavors too: Chives, Multigrain, Pesto and Cinnamon Sugar. I tried them all and thought the Cinnamon Sugar was the best, though the Pesto was a close second! I bought a couple bags of the cinnamon sugar flavor and have been munching on these in the evening after dinner, when I start to have cravings for sweets. And these actually help me satisfy two cravings in one, making it the perfect sweet and salty crunchy snack.
I have long since been a fan of Applegate’s line of meat and cheese products, but when I saw their new uncured light pepperoni at my local Whole Foods, I literally jumped for joy (so much that the lady nearby looking at yogurts had to come over and ask me what I was so excited about). Applegate’s new Mini Uncured Turkey Pepperoni is a delicious, lighter pepperoni that is not only low in Weight Watchers Points Plus, it’s all natural and nitrate free!! I love cooking with turkey pepperoni, but I won’t feed any meats with nitrates to my kids. But now, I can create some delicious new Weight Watchers recipes using this light pepperoni and not have to worry about that. Yay!! And each 1 oz serving (about 16 slices) is just 1 Weight Watchers Point! Keep reading to learn more…
Applegate Uncured Turkey Pepperoni
Additionally, Applegate also offers Mini Uncured Pork Pepperoni that is equally delicious and just 1 Point for a 1 oz serving. I tried them both and they are absolutely delicious! Smoky, spicy, and full of that Italian pepperoni flavor that we all love. Look for them at health food stores like Whole Foods. Or check out the store locator to see which store nearest to you offers them.
Serving size is 1 oz (about 16 slices)
Each serving = 1 Points +
PER SERVING: 40-50 calories; 2 – 3.5g fat; 0g carbohydrates; 3 – 5g protein; 0g fiber
Snackers can delight in these fantastic Quinoa Chips from Simply 7. High in protein and wonderfully flavored, Simply 7 has recently launched a line of delicious, crunchy chips that are made from the ancient super grain, quinoa. Simply 7 has a line of other chips too (Lentil Chips, Hummus Chips and Pomegranate Chips) which are all very good, but their new Quinoa Chips have really stolen my heart. They come in 4 fabulous flavors – Sea Salt, Barbecue, Sour Cream & Onion, and Cheddar- YUM! And each 20 chip serving is just 3-4 Points Plus. These all natural, gluten-free, Non-GMO crisp and airy chips are absolutely delightful and a perfect Weight Watchers snack food.
Today’s Fabulous Food Find was a recent discovery from my local Costco, and boy am I ever glad I found it!! Green Chopsticks Authentic Chicken Potstickers are not only incredibly tasty, they are just 4 Points + for 4 pieces! And these are NOT bite-sized potstickers, mmmkay? They are very nicely sized! Perfect for when you want to make a meal in mere minutes and/or for when you are having a serious potsticker craving but don’t want to go overboard on your Points Plus. Just toss these into rapidly boiling water, and they are ready in just 3-4 minutes. Serve them paired with a salad, roasted veggies or in a soup. I make a fabulous gyoza dipping sauce, that takes just a minute to throw together, and seat them with that….sooooooooo good! So the next time you are at Costo, keep an eye out for these babies! Also, checkout their website or Facebook page to see where else you can buy them.
If you love garlic aioli, but hate all the cholesterol, fat, and sodium in most traditional aioli, then you will be thrilled to learn about today’s Fabulous Food Find – Garlic Essence Vegan Aioli from Taste of Essence. Aoili is a traditional French sauce made from garlic, lemon juice, egg yolks and olive oil. While there are many variations on the market, I don’t ever recall a Vegan version tasting as amazing as Garlic Essence. Creamy, garlicky, and incredibly rich, it feels and tastes exactly like a traditional aioli, but with less fat and zero cholesterol. Keep reading to learn more….
Ok, folks, as you may know (IF you are an avid reader of LaaLoosh), I ADORE hot sauce. I am always on the lookout for the new, tasty versions to try, and over the many years and many bottles I’ve sampled, I’ve only found a handful that have really stolen my heart (and taste buds). And today’s featured Fabulous Food Find, the new Bah BAH Hot Sauce, is one of them. The makers of this new hot sauce got in touch with me and asked if I’d be willing to try their product and give them some feedback. Of course, I was willing and eager! When I read that the makers had Persian roots, I knew Bah BAH (which means Mmmm mmm, btw) was gonna be good, but I honestly had no idea that it was going to be as incredible as it was. And I cannot say enough good things about it…it’s fantastic. I’d had it for a week, and the whole bottle was finished….I could NOT stop eating it! I was literally looking for food, ANY food, that I could use as a vehicle to consume more of this deliciousness. Keep reading to learn more about Bah BAH Hot sauce…
No longer just for kids, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs Baked Puffed Snacks are ridiculously yummy, and surprisingly Weight Watchers friendly. This classic snack just got some new bigger and bolder flavor options, each of which are just 4 Points + for each impressively sized serving of 41 goldfish. You can now get them in Mega Cheese, Buffalo Wing, Salsa Con Queso, and Cheddar Bacon. WOW. Just typing those flavors has got me salivating! These are perfect for when you need a crunchy snack that is incredibly flavorful, but still low enough in Points to help keep you on track. To keep from going overboard, I like to buy a bag or two, and then divide up servings into individual Ziploc baggies. That way, when I’m craving a snack, I can just grab a little bag and go. This is also key for keeping me from eating half the bag during my late night munching. Toss them in your purse, briefcase, lunch bag, glove compartment…wherever you need to store some emergency snacks. Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs Baked Puffed Snacks are truly delicious and while they aren’t a nutritional powerhouse, they are a very tasty snack to indulge in on occasion.
You guys…Girl Scout Cookies…in a coffee creamer. Can you really go wrong with that!?? I don’t always use flavored creamers in my coffee, though there are a few that I enjoy on occasion. However, I am OBSESSED with Girl Scout Cookies…Thin Mint and Caramel and Coconut in particular, so when I saw these Coffee-mate Girl Scouts Cookie Liquid Creamers hit store shelves, I practically flew home to brew a cup of coffee and give these a try. And while it’s no perfect substitute for actual Girl Scout cookies, these tasty little liquid creamers were certainly delicious and definitely offered a low calorie way to help satisfy my sweet tooth. They come in two flavors -Thin Mint and Caramel & Coconut, and both are equally delicious. These would be perfect for an after dinner cup of coffee instead of a high calorie dessert, as they are each just 1 Points + per serving.
I have always been a huge fan of Gardein’s amazing lineup of meat free products, but I practically did backflips when I recently found there Beefless Sliders and their new Crispy Chick’n Sliders. These entirely vegan sliders taste absolutely amazing, and with the bun included they are only 4 Points Plus for the faux beef sliders and 5 Points Plus for the faux chicken sliders! You guys…these are seriously amazing. I am NOT a vegetarian, so when I like a meat-free product, it better be good. Gardein’s sliders DO NOT disappoint! I’ve enjoyedmany of their other products too, like THESE and THESE, which I highly recommend I found these vegetarian sliders at a SuperTarget, but they should start appearing in grocery stores soon, so keep an eye out.
Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean it’s time to stop indulging in chocolate and strawberries. You can now get that craving satisfied in a new, Limited Edition cereal by Kelloggs, and it’s called Special K Chocolately Strawberry Cereal. Each serving is just 3 Points Plus, making it an ideal Weight Watchers Breakfast. It’s crunchy, low calorie, and loaded with pieces of chocolate and freeze dried strawberries…a little bit of heaven in a bowl. Whoever said you can’t eat chocolate for breakfast when you are watching your weight will surely be singing a different tune after trying Kellogg’s Special K Limited Edition Chocolatey Strawberry Cereal. Grab some before it’s gone!