Week 3 here we go.. Each week I have committed to sharing some of the products I eat on a regular basis, they will be products from both Canada and the U.S as I do cross the border into the States often and shop.. I am keeping it at 5 items each week as the numbers will add up quickly 😉
I don't know about everyone else but I am a "snacker", I love crunchy chip type snacks but we all know chips come with a lot of points! I will always have crackers in the house, they are a more point friendly alternative to chips and now they have several crackers that are very "chip" like.. For example these salt & vinegar potato thins, first off I LOVE salt & vinegar anything... and these crackers do not disappoint..
15 crackers-20g (pictured below) will cost your 3 smart points or 2 points plus, there is just under 6 servings in a bag, some nights if I have 6 PP left I'll have half the bag, easily satisfies my "crunchy" attack.. They come in several different flavors, ketchup, BBQ, dill pickle and original.. I buy these in Canada at any of my local grocery store, I am unsure if they are in the U.S as I have never looked for them, maybe someone can let me know in the comments 🙂
The first thing I became know for was my chocolate drizzling technique, hence the blog name "drizzle me skinny" I love dark chocolate and I quickly learned that a little goes a long way...especially if you melt it.. I get asked a lot about my chocolate .. not just "how do you drizzle it" which you can watch this video I made along time ago if you'd like, but also what kind do I buy.. So here it is, Lindt 70% dark chocolate.
I buy it here in Canada, but I know they have it in the U.S, I have had a follower tell me that their nutritional info is different and based on 4 squares, not 3 and it alters the points. Based on my label 1 square is 3 smart points or 1 points plus, many times I will just use ½ a square, especially for my banana s'mores which I featured in last weeks product review for the marshmallow fluff.
These rice cake s'mores I made (pictured below) I only used ½ square. I melt it in a small bowl for 35 second intervals turning each time until melted, then drizzle with a small spoon. My crepes pictured below is using 1 full square.. What I love about using this chocolate and melting it is like I said, a little goes a long way, I get my chocolate fix but only use a few points to do so 🙂
I recently discovered Simple girl sauces and dressing, most of their products are 0 points with a few only being 1 point, I really like their sweet vinaigrette and citrus ginger dressings, although I am not much of a salad fan I will put it in my wrap instead of using a mayo or butter. My favorite product of theirs is the Carolina sauce, I like spicy but not too crazy and this sauce is the perfect balance, I have used it in homemade burgers and on my chicken that I barbecue, 2 tablespoon has only 5 calories and the best part, no artificial sweeteners 🙂 You can order their products online here
Back to my cracker addiction, I am always on the look out for new ones and recently came across these wheat thins toasted pita cracker. They are so yummy! I bought them here in Canada at my local grocery store, unsure if they are in the U.S but I would imagine so.
11 crackers is 3 smart points or 2 points plus.
If you have the pleasure of being near a Trader Joe's then you will appreciate my next product, and I apologize if you are not near one, believe me I get how frustrating that can be, I remember seeing all these TJ food products blasting all over my Instagram feed and thinking "oh man, I really want to get my hands on that"! While I was already crossing the border often to stock up on goodies I could not get here in Canada, I had know idea that a Trader Joe's was only another 25 minutes from where I was already going, so I made the trip out one day and now it has become a permanent stop when I cross over. Trader Joe's is an independent grocery store and their products are awesome! I have way too many favorites to choose from but my favorite cookie of theirs by far are these toasted coconut cookie thins.
They are perfect with a cup of tea 🙂 8 cookies is 6 smart points or 4 points plus, but I usually have 4 and it's enough..
Hope you enjoyed this weeks features and maybe you might be adding a few things to your grocery list!
Be back next week with more...