I figured I'd share my secret weapons with you because... well because I really like them and you might, too.
I'm normally not a huge fan of tomato soup because it's thin and doesn't really have great flavor. The only place I really ever get tomato soup is at Jason's Deli, where it's a little chunkier and has bits of stewed tomatos and basil. Yum. This Progresso soup, however, is the best canned tomato soup that I've tried:It's 2 WW points per serving, or 4 points for the whole can (I obviously go for the whole can). It pairs really well with grilled cheese or even a salad. I've actually been makinmg salads for work with Italian mix lettuce, 1/4 cup of Craisins, 1/4 cup low fat blue cheese crumbles, and Kraft Free Balsamic dressing for a total of 5 points. If I do the salad, I have 1/2 the can of soup for a total of 7 points for lunch. I really hate the cliche of "oh it's so filling" (because let's face it, the only thing that's really filling is a load of bread dipped on olive oil), but it really is.... lame, I know. But I can have that for lunch and really not be hungry till dinner around 6pm.
Of course, in the event that I do get hungry between lunch and dinner, this is my go to snack:
15 Fiber Select Wheat Thins and a salsa cup for a total of 2 points. The salsa is sooooo good and I find that the Garden Vegetable Wheat Thins are more salty (thus better) than the 5-Grain kind.
And here's my go-to lunch and dinner staple:
I basically live on these. These are cheaper than the Bocca Chik'n Patties at my grocery store, but they taste basically the same. And I honestly can't tell the difference between these and regular chicken patties (and neither can my husband!!!). They're great chopped up over salad or over mac & cheese, or with veggies. For dinner on Saturday, I cooked one and chopped it up into little bits and put the bits into the Progresso Tomato Basil soup. Yum. One chik'n patty is just 3 points (so sometimes I have 2 a day) and I could eat them any time, any place.
And for a really sweet (low points) late night treat, I make SwissMiss hot chocolate (the low fat kind that has only 20 calories or something crazy) and float half a cup of mini marshmallows on top. I wait till the marshmallows get a little melty and gooey and go to town (all for like 2 or 3 points, depending on the amount of marshmallows).
Anyone else on the WW bandwagon? Or have any go-to foods they love when trying to keep an eye on the scale?