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Today is What I Ate Wednesday where I show a day of my eats on Weight Watchers. My abbreviate for points plus = pp.
For breakfast I had an apple crumb VitaTop (3 pp) with a scrambled egg (2pp) and some mixed melon. I had two cups of coffee with half and half, plus sugar (2pp for the two cups).
I logged in to work while I ate my breakfast. My two furry assistants kept me company. Aren’t they cute?! (recycled picture)
I came up for lunch and made a turkey and provolone sandwich (6pp), veggie straws (3pp), pickle (0pp), apple (0pp), and veggies (0pp) with ranch greek yogurt dip (1pp). Just look at that plate FULL of food. If you spend your points right, you can eat a LOT of food on Weight Watchers.
I did some more work, and I was craving something for a snack. I broke out my juicer
and made a kale, apple, watermelon, lemon juice. Please note that although fruits and veggies are “free” on Weight Watchers, I do not think juice is free since you are not getting the fiber from the fruits and veggies. I have yet to find a definitive answer from Weight Watchers, so to be conservative I am counting the points. If you know where Weight Watchers has said anything about points for juicing, let me know in the comments!
Anyway, I looked at the ounces while I was juicing to keep track, and I entered everything into MyFitnessPal to get the nutritional information, and then I entered it into my points calculator, and it came out to 3pp.
I have not been juicing as much since I started Weight Watchers because most of the time I would prefer to use my points for food, rather than drinks.
For dinner I made an old recipe from Cooking Light magazine: Quick and Easy Turkey Vegetable Soup. I do make a couple substitutions – I use fresh garlic, rather than bottled minced, and I use Better Than Bouillon Organic Beef base to avoid the MSG in traditional bullion. My friend Brigette used to work for them, and many years back she shared this recipe with me. I make it all the time, even when I am not in weight loss mode. It is delicious! I went back to the site to calculate the points. 6pp per bowl. I served it with corn bread (3pp) with Kerrygold grass fed butter (1pp).
I did not take a picture at dinner, so the picture you see below was taken the next day when I heated a bowl up for lunch. For this particular meal, I made it with a cheddar apple grilled cheese (4pp). I used two slices of the ultra thin cheddar and thin apple slices. It is a twist on an old classic, inspired by the cheese fondue course at The Melting Pot. Yum!
If you are a blogger and want to participate in WIAW, here is where you can link up. My Weight Watchers blogger friends – join me! I would love to see a day of your eats.