The 9 Best Frozen Foods For WW

November 16, 2018

Something that has made us so successful on WW is being able to utilize items in the freezer section. I'm currently in the middle of experimenting with a zero point week and have realized very quickly how much I rely on these things! It's really great to always have a backup plan in the freezer. I can't tell you how many times I haven't planned out my day for food and am relieved to find some WW-friendly chicken nuggets in the freezer. That's right- chicken nuggets! And sometimes you just would rather do anything but cook. Freezer foods are here to keep you in check! Anyway, let's get to it....

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1. The Infamous Trader Joe's Cauliflower Pizza Crust. I remember when this pizza crust became popular last year and we could literally never get our hands on it. It was always sold out. It was a game changer. Being able to have a crust for your pizza that is lower in carbs is great. This is 2 points per slice.

2. The New-er Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Pizza Crust. If you thought the cauliflower crust was a game changer, you're gonna love this one even more. This one is easier to hold and the flavor is so neutral, you really thing you are eating bread. I will now and forever choose this crust over the cauliflower one. Well, as long as it's available. 2 points for 1/6 of the pizza.

3. Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Stir-fry. We stumbled upon this little gem by no chance of our own. We were checking out and the manager was asking us if we had tasted this- he had seen the cauliflower crust in our basket. We hadn't seen or heard of the stir-fry so he had someone go get it for us and he gave it to us for free to try. Well, it's delicious! And you can have 2 cups for 1 point, which is more than enough. If you are a little sensitive to the cauliflower taste like myself, don't worry, you can't taste it. Oh and for you gluten-free folks- it's GF!

4. Applegate Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets. Okay since Casey has celiac, we always get these in GF. They do sell them in a gluten-full version though if you wanna go that route. I will say I've tried both, and the gluten-free ones have more flavor. These are 4 points for a serving!

5. Trader Joe's Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons. I found these by following other WW folks on Instagram. I was a little hesitant because I'm not a huge cilantro fan, but these are great! You can have 10 of these for only 3 points! Sadly, these are the only item on this list that aren't gluten free.

6. Trader Joe's Roasted Delicata Squash. This is a WW fan favorite. I had never heard of or tried it before WW. So I was glad to find this already cooked version to try out. It's really good! I'd say it's my second favorite squash (butternut would be my first), but I love to throw this in the oven and dip it in ketchup. It's a really quick side and it's 0 points!

7. Shelled Edamame. Casey loves this stuff and it's 0 points! It's a great snack but could be a side dish too!

8. Trader Joe's Gluten & Dairy Free Pancakes. At 3 points each, or 8 points for 3, these aren't the greatest point situation, but they are delicious and come in handy when you are on the go. We've only ever eaten one at a time though. Just add egg and a couple slices of uncured bacon and you have a 5 point breakfast!
9. Applegate Chicken & Sage Breakfast Sausage. These have been a go-to for us even before we started WW. They are so good and only 1 point each. You can actually have 4 for only 3 points. We go through boxes of these like it's our job. We mostly eat them for breakfast but every now and then I'll even eat them as a snack.

And there you have it! Our top 9 at the moment! Actually, I already have started another list of frozen foods because as our journey goes on, we keep finding more delicious WW-friendly things. So keep an eye out for that.

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Free Thanksgiving E-book: Delicious WW Recipes For The Holidays

November 13, 2018

Our Thanksgiving Recipes e-book is finally here! We hope this will save you time and points this holiday season. We've put together a collection of recipes and altered your favorite Thanksgiving foods to make sure you can stay on track this holiday season. And it's all delicious!

There are 12 recipes in the book including these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies!

This plate adds up to a total of 13 points. For a regular day I'd probably try to eat less than 13 points at a meal, but this is Thanksgiving we are talking about! With these recipes you'll be able to eat all of your favorites and stay well within your points for the day.

Also, this e-book is completely gluten free!
There are a couple recipes you will need in order to make all the recipes in the book- low point corn bread and GF condensed soup.

Cornbread Recipe
9 Servings

2 cups coarse cornmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups plain non-fat greek yogurt
2 eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a large baking dish with olive oil spray.
2. Mix together the dry ingredients and then add the Greek yogurt and eggs.
3. Stir all the ingredients together and pour into the baking dish.
4. Bake for 25 minutes.

GF Condensed Soup Recipe
6 Servings

2 ½ cups chicken stock
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup GF flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
¼ tsp. dried thyme

1. Place chicken stock in a pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
2. In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
3. Once the chicken stock has come to a boil, slowly pour the flour mixture into the pot and whisk constantly. Boil the mixture for about 3 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and cool before storing.

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    How To Make A Charcuterie Board

    November 12, 2018

    I love a charcuterie board. I mean what's not to love? Cured meat, creamy cheeses, and delicious fruits? Sign me up! And the good news is, these are so easy to make. It may seem a little intimidating, but today I'm going to show you step by step how to create your own beautiful board. You may even impress some of your friends!

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    It's important to know that there is no wrong way to make your charcuterie board. There is no limit to what kind ingredients you choose. You do need a good tray though! Here is one that is really similar to ours, but any large cutting board could work too. I really love having a little lip on the board because it contains everything and makes it easier to transport, if needed.

    And if you are on Weight Watchers like us, don't be scared of a charcuterie board! The meats we used ranged from 1-3 points per ounce and we made sure to fill the tray up with many zero point things. We went the fruit route and used blackberries and lots of grapes. Just make sure you know how many point each thing is that you are putting on the tray. Our GF crackers were 4 points for about 13 crackers. Our goat cheese was 3 points for an ounce. A good rule of thumb is to fill your plate up with the veggies and fruit options first and then add smaller portions of things like meat and cheese and olives.

    Let's get started!

    1. The first thing you need to do is contain any of your wet ingredients. You don't want olive juice running all over your grapes or making your crackers soggy.

    2. And any jars or bowl onto the board first.

    3. Add your fruits and any veggies you may have. You really just place them on the board without much strategy. My goal was to spread out the colors all over the board. You could keep all the similar colors together too if you want more of an ombre look! But to keep balance I split up the colors. So in one corner I have blackberries and then on the other side of the board I have black olives. Same with the green olives and green grapes.

    4. Next add your cheeses. To keep it simple we only used 2 cheese- a hard cheese and a soft cheese.

    5. Now for the meat! We chose three different meats for this board and the goal is just to fit it in wherever is left. Two of our meats were foldable so one we folded in half, and the other (prosciutto) we just sort of crumbled up in one area. The other meat we had was thicker and less pliable, so we just put it on the board flat out.

    6. Add crackers or bread at the end. Crackers are great to fit in in any empty space. Also, make sure you have a cheese knife or something for people to use to separate and spread the cheese.

    And that's it! A beautiful board like this is something you can create really easily! You just need a board and some good and colorful ingredients!

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    1 Point Cozy Butternut Squash Soup

    November 9, 2018

    Soup is one of my favorite things to make because it's so easy. You can almost put anything you have in the fridge in a soup. Veggies, meats, pasta, rice, spices... the list goes on and on. But today we are sticking to the veggies with this cozy Butternut Squash soup. It's perfect on a cold night bundled up by the fire. Or when you just want to feel that hygge feeling.

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    We used a whole butternut squash, but this soup would also work with frozen cubes. If you are using a whole butternut squash, just cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, place the open side face down in a dish with a little bit of water and pop in the microwave for about 10 minutes. Once the dish has cooled enough to handle, remove it from the microwave and scoop out the butternut squash flesh.

    Casey likes to have a little chunk in her soup, while I would be very happy if the soup was completely puréed. I usually try to find a good balance in between. Not quite "baby food" status (as Casey calls it) but not full on chunks. We are like Goldilocks for soup!

    Yield: 8 - 1 Cup Servings

    Low Point Cozy Butternut Squash Soup


    • Olive Oil Spray
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 1 stalk celery, diced
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 1 tsp. turmeric
    • 1/2 tsp. ground sage
    • 4 cups chicken broth
    • 1 sweet potato, about 250 grams, peeled and diced
    • 2 cups cooked butternut squash
    • salt and pepper to taste
    For Topping:
    • non-fat plain greek yogurt
    • pepitas


    1. Heat a pot over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil spray and add diced onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
    2. Add diced celery and carrot to the pot and cook for another 5 minutes.
    3. Add spices, diced sweet potato, and salt to the pot. Stir to coat everything in the spices.
    4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Boil for 5-10 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender.
    5. Add the cooked butternut squash to the soup. Use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup. A stand blender could also work for this- just blend half the soup.
    6. Garnish and serve!


    1 WW FSP per 1 cup

    You should try this recipe out- it may just be your next Fall/Winter staple. A 1 point filling soup this delicious is gold!

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