Took a little break last week and will probably make these product reviews a bi-weekly occurrence so I don't run out of stuff to show you.. As promised I am just sharing some of the products I buy both in Canada where I live and the U.S where I shop often.. I will let you know where I purchase the products and list the point values..
First up is one of my favorite spreads, Trader Joe's cocoa & cookie swirl cookie butter, bought solely at Trader Joe's independent grocery stores in the U.S. If you have no self control this stuff can be dangerous... Luckily I know that having a little is easier than restricting myself from my favorite things. 1 tablespoon will cost you 4 smart points or 2 points plus, it melts in microwave and drizzles well, so sometimes ½T is just enough 🙂
If your a fan of salt & vinegar flavor and you live in Canada then you will want to get your hands on these salt & vinegar goldfish crackers.. OMG so good!! I'd rather snack on these than potato chips and they are more point friendly.. 20 grams (about 34 crackers) is 3 smart points or 2 points plus. These can be found at most local grocery stores in Canada.
I normally like making my own soup from scratch, but sometimes its nice to grab a can from the cupboard and have it ready in just a few minutes. I came across this Progresso light creamy potato with bacon & cheese quite a long time ago on one of my U.S shopping trips. Its really yummy, 1 cup is 4 smart points or 2 points plus. It's also great to use in recipes such as casserole dishes. I purchased my cans at Walmart in the U.S.
I use Pillsbury biscuits and products in general quite often in my recipes. I know that they are not available in some countries such as Netherlands and the U.K and I apologize for that, I do suggest sometimes that maybe a lightened up pizza dough could be used as a replacement. The 4 value pack country biscuits is what I use in my bubble up dishes. These are found in the U.S and I buy them at Walmart. They do have the biscuits in Canada but in a different size package and you can weigh them out so you are using the same portion size the recipe calls for. You can cook them just as biscuits as well, to enjoy with your breakfast maybe.. 3 biscuits is 5 smart points or 4 points plus.
Does anyone feel they can't enjoy chocolate & peanut butter while on weight watchers? Well you shouldn't!! I buy snack size chocolate bars often, there is no denying I love chocolate and for me these small chocolate bars work perfectly to budget my days. These snack size reese peanut butter cups are the perfect size and make a great treat to cure that crave that might come on.. They are 4 smart points or 2 points plus each. I love topping a yogurt with them to make for a decadent dessert!
Hope I gave you some ideas for snacks and such... be back soon 🙂