Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Perfect Four Point Omelet

Spray Olive Oil
3 Egg Whites
1 Whole Egg
1/2-1 Cup Fresh Spinach
1 OZ Fat Free Feta Cheese
Salt and Pepper

Spray a large pan with Olive Oil Spray.
Beat Egg and Egg Whites and some water (no more than 1/2 cup) with a fork.
Beat in Salt and Pepper to taste.
Pour the Egg Mixture in the pan. 
Allow egg to set for a minute.
Add Spinach Leaves and Feta. 
Cook until feta melts a bit.
Fold Egg over in half.
Continue cooking until done.

This recipe is 4 "Points Plus" Points.  The Trader Joe's Fat Free Feta is a big points bargain.  The egg whites and the water give this omelet bulk without adding the calories.  Pictured with Earthgrains Wheat Bread Thins which are 3 points.  Add some fruit and you have a big breakfast for 7 points.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heart Box

I could not let a Valentine's Day go by without making a special Heart Box for my babies.
This one features:
Turkey and cheese on wheat bread with heart cut outs and the crusts removed.
Heart shaped strawberries.
Flatbread and creamy wedge cheese slightly mushed into a heart shape.

You can see my other love inspired bento box lunches on this blog, at the following links.

A Little Extra Love
Love Bug Bento
Valentine Lunch, Bento of Love, Heart Shaped Box?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weight Watcher Points Plus Calculator

Weight Watchers has posted an online points calculator for free. It seems to be in response to the trouble they've had in making enough calculators for members. Here is the link to the free online Points Plus Calculator.
Get it while you can.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One Lunch at Subway

The new Weight Watchers Points Plus system is a bit tough to get into if you have been in a long term relationship to the old system. Until I get used to the new values, I am stuck pounding out calculations on the little six dollar point calculator that WW sells, for every little thing. There is a dearth of information online about restaurants unless you have the weight watchers dining out guide. I was stuck running out to Subway the other day without the calculations. I did fine with a 6 inch Turkey sandwich and Broccoli Cheese soup, but I would have done even better with Chicken Noodle.

Here are a couple of Points Plus Values for some Subway lunches, in case you are stuck for calculations, too.

Ham Mini Sub 5 Points
Roast Beef Mini Sub 5 Points
Turkey Breast Mini Sub 5 Points
Veggie Delite Mini Sub 4 Points

6 Inch Turkey Sub with Veggies, Red Wine and no cheese 7 Points

6 Inch Black Forest Ham, no cheese 8 Points
6 Inch Roast Beef, No Cheese 8 Points
6 Inch Subway Club 8 Points
6 Inch Sweet Onion Terriaki 10 Points

Foot Long Veggie Delite 12 points
Foot Long Turkey 14 Points
Foot Long Turkey and Ham 15 Points

6 Inch Tuna, No Cheese 14 Points (the fat really jumps up on this one)

Want to add some cheese?
Provolone, Pepper Jack, or American are 1 point for two triangles.
Cheddar, Monterey Blend, or Swiss are 2 Points for two triangles.

Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup 2 Points
Tomato Garden Vegetable with Rotini 2 Points
Vegetable Beef Soup 3 Points
Broccoli Cheese Soup 5 points
Wild Rice with Chicken 6 Points

Here is a link to the Subway Nutrition site for more information.

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