Healthish Foodie Finds!

This week’s foodie find is about healthier eating. I decided to wait until the end of January to “get healthy”. I am by no means any kind of dietician or nutritionist, but I do know what works for me. I have been participating in the Weight Watchers program since 2008.

I bake a LOT of desserts, and I do my best not to indulge too much, but I have to try what I make. So I am making an active effort to hold myself more responsible for the foods I eat.

Now that you know a little bit more about me, here are some snacks that are going to help keep me on track. Most of them are from Trader Joes or Whole Foods because I shopped in both of those stores recently. If you are interested in more specific nutrition facts, please leave me a message in the comments or send me an email!

Trader Joes makes these mini Pita pockets which are going to be my afternoon snack. They are only 1 WW point each. I can stuff them full of veggies or maybe some light cheese or low calorie peanut butter. Today I added a tablespoon of hummus.

Trade Joes offers a huge selection of flavors of hummus. They are only $1.99 each, which in my opinion is one of the best deals on hummus out there. It took me a long time to discover that I actually liked hummus. I usually stick with a roasted tomato flavor of some sort. It’s really good with carrot sticks as well! You just have to watch how much you eat, because it’s 1 point per tablespoon.

For me, it’s all about portion size. I have to be able to control it. Trader Joes makes a great small bag of popcorn that is only 3 points each. I also have found some great popcorn in my local grocery store that come in the small serving bags as well.

I saw these but I choose not to buy them. Has anyone tried them? I received some Lentil chips from my Foodie Penpal a couple months ago, which were actually pretty good.

Okay, this has got to be one of the best gluten-free chips I have ever tried. These are sweet potatoe tortilla chips. I found them at Whole Foods, the brand Late July has about 8 different flavors, and they were only $2 a bag. However, this is on my red light list. They are too good for me to have around because I ate the whole bag in two days.

Just an FYI, I saw a Trade Joe’s version of gluten-free all purpose baking flour, it was half the price of Red Mill. I am not sure if this is new or not, but I have never seen it before! Please let me know if you have used it for baking!

Lastly, because this blog is mostly about desserts, I won’t leave you hanging. Trader Joe’s has some of the BEST small portions frozen desserts. Just a few bites to enjoy the taste without worrying about the calories. These range from 70-120 calories and 3-7 grams of fat. They are 2 or 3 points each. The mint chocolate cookies ice cream sandwiches are out of this world amazing

I am in a major food-funk and I need some ideas to keep me on track. Please tell me what you are eating to stay healthy!

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