Product Reviews

Product review…week 2

April 15, 2016

As promised I will be showing you some of the products I buy and use on a regular basis.. They will be products from both Canada and the U.S, I am able to cross the border often and buy products we don’t carry here in Canada.. I will let you know where I buy the products and the points..

First up is the Pepperoni I buy, it’s regular pepperoni as I am not a fan of turkey anything to be honest 😉 never really have been.. This is a Canadian product and purchased at my local Fortino’s, No frills and Super stores should carry it as well.. 20 slices (56g) is 4 smart points or 3 points plus.

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I like making english muffin pizza’s, I will use 6 slices and call it 1 point..

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These popcorners corn chips are crazy good!! Bought at Costco in Canada, but I am sure the U.S must carry them.. The large boxes have 27 small 32g bags in 3 flavors, Kettle, White cheddar and my favorite, Sweet chili, spicy but so good!

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All flavors are 4 smart points each, the kettle and white cheddar are 4 points plus and the sweet chili is 3 points plus.. A great night time snack when a chip craving might come on 🙂

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Ahhhh marshmallow fluff.. Holds a special place in my heart 🙂 Yes I know it’s all sorts of bad but I love it and I love finding ways to use it.. If you don’t want marshmallow fluff in your life that’s okay… but I say give me the fluff!! 😉 I buy this at any of my local grocery stores, it will usually be with your ice cream cones and toppings, sometimes it is with your peanut butters.. I know they have it in the U.S it just might be a different brand..

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2.5 Tbsp is 2 smart points or 1 points plus.. So here’s the trick, melt it in your microwave, I put it in for about 25 seconds, it will expand, then spread it quickly, this will make 2 Tbsp go so much further..Pictures below are 2T before and after melting.

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And here’s some of my snacks I have used it on…and I won’t stop thinking of new ways to use it 😉

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One thing I get asked a lot about is what kind of mini chocolate chips do I use… so here they are, Hershey’s mini chipits.

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I buy these in the baking isle at any grocery store here in Canada, I can only assume they have them in the U.S, or something similar.. 1 Tbsp is 4 smart points or 2 points plus, I usually use 1/2T for 1PP, for 1SP you can use 1tsp and sometimes that is just enough 🙂

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Kodiak cakes are relatively new in my life, I have been using their waffle mixes for about 6 months, and I just can’t get enough!! (I was recently sent their new flavors to try that will be available in stores April 17th and I will add those in an upcoming week) I use the protein packed whole grain buttermilk mix but they have several kinds, I suggest checking the different boxes for nutritional info and figuring out your points.

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1/2 cup of this particular mix is 5 smart points as well as 5 points plus, 1/2 cup with some water should yield 1 waffle in your waffle maker. I find the protein packed mix so filling, if I make a waffle and have it with some fruit I am pretty content until lunch time and don’t feel the need to snack. Kodiak cakes are found mainly at Target, Costco will carry larger boxes, I have been told by some of my fellow Canadian followers that some of our Costco’s have them stocked, the one near me does not, so I stock up when I cross the border. I can’t recommend these mixes enough.. so good!! Below is Blueberry funfetti waffes and mini pb&j pancake muffins, recipe here 

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Last up for the week.. Yogurt.. I love my yogurt and eat 1-2 a day.. better yet I love sprucing up my yogurt 🙂 That is one thing that upset me a bit when smart points rolled out, on points plus I can easily sweeten up my yogurt with some fun toppings and keep it a 4 point treat/snack, but with smart points I found that harder, and resorted to just adding free fruit.. I buy most of my yogurt in the U.S because unfortunately Canada is SO lacking in the yogurt department and I can only hope they catch up!! I get giddy like a little kid in a candy store when I cross over the border and shop for yogurts, the endless amounts of flavors are to die for, I only wish the expiry dates were better, mind you that’s probably a good thing or I’d be coming home with hundreds, I kid you not 😉

I really like the Dannon light and fit, both the regular greek and the greek mousse..

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The greek mousse are 3 smart points or 2 points plus, where as the regular greek is 2 smart points as well as points plus, and there’s flavors galore!!

I like topping with either some fruit and mini chocolate chips, or a little whip cream and some sort of cookie like these cinnamon graham goldfish 🙂

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See you next week.. Hope I gave you some idea’s for your week, good luck to all on your continued weight loss journey 🙂

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Eula April 15, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Thank you for all your help

  • Reply Carla April 15, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you so much for all the info! I found you on Instagram and can totally relate as I have a sweet tooth. Your ideas have helped me to stay on track with WW.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 15, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Carla, glad to hear your enjoying the recipes ..from one sweet tooth to another 😉

  • Reply Becky September 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Just discovered your site. This is wonderful!! All the recipes look so good and easy! I am going to try one tonight.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Hi Becky, Thank you, I hope you enjoy the recipes 🙂

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