WW Recipes - Kinda stupid question...

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05-22-2007, 04:41 PM
but can anyone tell me how to make a WW friendly trail mix? I know there's some math involved but I suck at math so I need someone to lay it out for me. I want to make my own with stuff I like cause usually store brought trail mix is A) very high point and B) usually has one or two ingrediants I don't like.

05-24-2007, 09:53 PM
be careful about the things you put in your trail mix -- I found for me it wasn't worth it. I did the nuts alone and a small little baggie (about 2 tbsp) was about 3 points. (I weighed each type of nut on the WW food scale...so it was very accurate!).

06-08-2007, 11:08 PM
I found this one while surfing the net. It could be an alternative to trail mix. Hope this helps.

Exported from MasterCook *

better than movie popcorn

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Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 cups Weight Watchers Honey Almond Crisp cereal --or comparable cereal such as honeycomb cereal, Post Brand
3 cups popped 94% fat-free butter flavor microwave popcorn
1 cup mixed dried fruit --OR
2/3 cup raisins, seedless
2 ounces mini chocolate chips -- 1/3 cup

mix them all together

"WW complete food companion"

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 103 Calories; 3g Fat (23.8%
calories from fat); 1g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg
Cholesterol; 28mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES : 3.3points with mixed fruit for scant 1 1/4 cup
3.4 points with raisins for 1 slightly rounded cup
2.97 points with honeycomb cereal, Post Brand and raisins
for slightly rounded cup

Cereal used should work out to 2 points for 3/4 cup to 1 cup

03-16-2008, 07:16 AM
I also make my own trail mix, this way I only have what I like in it, place them in a small plastic bag, all about portion control!! I count out each item, like almonds, raisins, cranberries, choc chip and then divide each item evenly into each bag

like silvered almonds-1/4 c, cranberries-1/3 c, choc chips-2 tbls,{try 1 of choc and 1 of van} raisins-1/4 c, so that is 12pts, {4,2,4,2} I then count out each item, depending on how many points I want to spend. Of course the points will depend on how much and what you put in. I don't make this too often, but there are times during the month, that I need that saltly sweet.

06-12-2008, 02:53 PM
that'd take too long... I just eat whatever trail mix I have, but not too much.