Tag: WW

What I Eat in A Day on Weight Watchers Freestyle #1

Now that I look back on Tuesday, I can see why I had no appetite and why I left 4 points on the table. That is so unusual for me! It started out as a beautiful day and I felt great. The next morning, all indicators were pointing to the flu, so I made an appointment and got tested. The flu it was!

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Calculating WW Points in Hello Fresh Pork Cutlet

How do you calculate the WW points in a meal delivery kit like Hello Fresh? I wanted to see how the points calculation turned out doing it two different ways. I received in one of my weekly kits the Maple and Rosemary Glazed Pork Cutlets.

Usually when I get my delivery I choose one pork meal, one chicken breast meal, and one fish meal. The pork meal seemed most interesting to me to try my experiment since fish and chicken breast are 0 WW points.

Calculating WW points based on putting all ingredients in my WW recipe builder, including the butter/oil that the recipe said that I would need to add, I got 20 points.

Putting the nutrition information for the recipe from the Hello Fresh web site into the points calculator, plus adding in points for butter/oil I got 33 points.

In either situation, 33 or even 20 points is a lot for a dinner in the WW world, turning what seemed at first to be a healthy meal into a WW points bomb! I loved the meal, but it wasn’t where I needed to be in points for a regular week night dinner. I think a couple of the major culprits are the couscous and the mayonnaise-based dressing for the salad.

Ingredients in the box: 

Scallion

apple

pork cutlet

maple syrup

mayonnaise

rosemary

couscous

white wine vinegar

chicken stock concentrate

spring mix lettuce

 

Nutrition Values/ per serving “as prepared”
Energy (kJ)  3138 kJ
Calories  750 kcal
Fat  35 g
Saturated Fat  15 g
Carbohydrate  65 g
Sugar  25 g
Dietary Fiber  3 g
Protein  38 g
Cholesterol  130 mg
Sodium  420 mg

Pizza…

Are you on WW and craving pizza? Are you looking for a lower carb option for a pizza crust? Each Joseph’s Lavash is 2 WW points for the entire piece. Add 0 point toppings, and you can have a pizza that stays within your daily points budget. Whether you’re into WW or not, this is a quick, easy pizza.

I could eat pizza daily. Everyone’s crazy about tacos these days, and I’ve got nothing against them, but pizza is my first love. Milkshakes would be my second! So throughout my WW journey I’ve tried a few things to satisfy the craving without going all in on pizza. My favorite pizza was always the kind with the thin and crispy crust, so when I discovered the soft, pliable Joseph’s Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Lavash bread at my local grocery, the culinary wheels in my head starting turning. Could it work? Yes, yes it does work! It’s the only type of flatbread-for-pizza crust that I’ve tried that doesn’t come out tasting like cardboard when heated and crisp, so it’s everything I wanted. At 6 WW points for 1/2 the pizza, it can be a frequent flyer on my menu rotation.

Lavash Pizza

  • 1 whole piece Joseph’s Lavash
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce, such as Prego
  • 1/2 cup low-moisture part skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, Asiago, Romano blend cheese
  • 4 leaves of basil, rolled and chopped
  • other 0 point toppings of choice such as red pepper flakes, thinly sliced mushrooms, etc.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line with parchment a baking pan large enough to hold a piece of lavash bread. Place one large lavash on the baking pan and toast for 2 minutes. Remove from oven and while still hot, top with sauce, cheeses, and basil. Return to the oven for 5 minutes, or long enough to achieve desired brownness of cheese.

Enjoy!

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This blog post is not sponsored. Joseph’s and Prego have no idea who I am!