WW Food and Point Issues - Favorite food products?




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kopmom
03-25-2011, 01:42 PM
Hi,

I am new to WW. I am curious if people could share their favorite products. I am planning on shopping this weekend and want to be sure I have everything I need to get off to a good start. I would love some product brands for these items specifically since I know some can be better (taste and point wise) then others

Bread's
Bagels
Rice (any of the quick micro packets a good choice?)
Oatmeal (are any low points that come in a packet?)
Cream Cheese
Yogurts
Cereals
Salad Dressing
Butter
Marinades
Jelly
Frozen Meals (for when I do not have time to cook)
Dessert products


annah788
03-25-2011, 01:58 PM
I'm not on WW, but I've love the WW cookies and cream icecream bars. They are perfect for that little chocolate craving every now and then. Best wishes!

MonicaM
03-25-2011, 03:05 PM
Hungrygirl.com has a list of groceries that fit most diets. Watch the sodium in the rice mixes. I make my own.


Michi702
03-25-2011, 03:25 PM
For frozen foods, Smart Ones (red box) always has the Points listed prominently on the box. I don't know how your taste factors in, but almost everyone I talk to (me included) prefers Lean Cuisine over Smart Ones or Healthy Choice frozen meals. They usually have the points listed there on the back in smaller print if you look. I think sometimes it's better to sacrifice an extra point in the name of taste! Just a warning, the diet macaroni and cheese from both companies equally suck :( it's my favorite food so that really bums me out

Koshka
04-06-2011, 11:36 AM
Lean Cuisine has these new Thai chicken rolls, also garlic chicken - They are 5 points and taste great. I also like most of the new meals that you steam.

For WW Smart Ones I love the peanut butter cup dessert -- one of those things I would eat if I wasn't working on losing weight - 4 points

Popcorn Indiana cinnamon sugar popcorn - 3 points for 2.5 cups or 4 points for 3 cups

Lots of different nuts for snacks.

For bread I use Nature's Own Sandwich Rounds. The whole wheat ones are 2 points. For a sandwich I use the sandwich rounds, Tyson grilled chicken breast and Sargento reduced fat pepper jack cheese slice with chipotle mustard. Very good.

I use the minute already cooked brown and wild rice. I usually eat half a container (splitting it with someone else or saving the rest for another meal).

madamwu
04-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Margarine/Butter Brown & Brummel spread with yogurt is 1pt per Tablespoon
Bagels: I like Thomas' Everything bagel. 1 is 7pts, I usually eat just 1/2 and top it with 1 slice of Oscar Mayer Light Beef Bologna and count it as 4 pts.
Cabot 50% light sharp cheddar cheese is good, I found if you go over 50% less fat it stops tasting like cheese
Yogurt--when I eat it (rarely) I get Stonyfield Farms
Salad Dressing: Kraft Light balsamic is 2pts per serving
Kraft's Olive Oil Mayonaise is good and is reduced fat

theblueeyedgirl
04-14-2011, 10:56 PM
Weight watchers has a cream cheese and also yogurts. The yogurts are 2 points plus per container and quite tasty.

tigerdawg
04-15-2011, 05:24 PM
I'm loving me some Steel Cut Oats with a little PB2, diet butter and almond breeze.

huntress
04-18-2011, 11:20 AM
I had the new WW French Toast w/turkey sausage this weekend and OMG this frozen entree was DELICIOUS! It honestly tasted like something I would make in my own kitchen instead of something from the microwave and it even came with it's own little package of syrup. I will be buying a lot more of these for sure.

yoyo mama
04-18-2011, 05:30 PM
I like the Laughing Cow light cheese. One is spreadable and one is a hard cheese. One point each! I spread it on rice cakes.

yoyo mama
04-18-2011, 05:31 PM
I'm loving me some Steel Cut Oats with a little PB2, diet butter and almond breeze.

Sounds yummy! I need to figure out steel cut oats.

alicia89
04-18-2011, 06:37 PM
For frozen foods, Smart Ones (red box) always has the Points listed prominently on the box. I don't know how your taste factors in, but almost everyone I talk to (me included) prefers Lean Cuisine over Smart Ones or Healthy Choice frozen meals. They usually have the points listed there on the back in smaller print if you look. I think sometimes it's better to sacrifice an extra point in the name of taste! Just a warning, the diet macaroni and cheese from both companies equally suck :( it's my favorite food so that really bums me out

Interesting to hear that, because I far far prefer the taste of the WW Smart Ones over Lean Cuisine. I suppose it really is just a matter of personal taste! Of course, this also could be because I'm a vegetarian and Lean Cuisine's few veggie options are nasty, whereas Smart Ones has way more vegetarian ones that I think taste delish. Anyways, I really love the the Smart Ones "santa fe rice and beans" (it tastes super cheesy and decadent for 300 cals - it's my fav), as well as the "ravioli florentine" (the sauce on this one is really nice) and the "lasagna florentine". I think the fettucini alfredo is also very good, as "light" alfredos go, and with some extra added veggies and freshly cracked black pepper it's perfect. What I usually do is buy one of those green giant single serving frozen vegetables (I think they're called "steamers", they're the ones that steam in the microwave right in the bag they come in) and then mix some extra veggies into the frozen dinner because they all have more than enough sauce. It's great for a meal at work or just a fast dinner, only problem is that they're high in sodium and have a lot of preservatives, but it's not bad for an occasional quick meal and much cheaper than Amy's. I do wish that Smart Ones would use whole wheat pasta instead of white pasta though! I want whole grains, not refined carbs, and it's odd that coming from a supposedly "healthy" brand like WW that all of the pastas and rices are white.

DrivenByAmbition
04-18-2011, 07:22 PM
I eat whatever I want within my points... So really, I can't name favorites.

Idealperson
04-20-2011, 06:54 PM
Try weightwatcherpointspluscalculator.com you can log in all info and it will give you the point value, eveen your daily alottment.

MrsD2008
05-14-2011, 07:36 PM
I love Fiber Plus bars! Someone else on here suggested them and I am hooked! 3 pts+ and I throw in an apple, a baggy of grapes or an orange to make it a complete snack. Yummmm!

dj mayhem
05-15-2011, 01:09 AM
I love the sara lee mini bagels for breakfast. I eat two of those with some spray butter and its 4 points (I think, I dont have my stuff in front of me). I also keep frozen easy to make veggies in the freezer all the time because if im ever making something like a WWsmart ones I'll make a bag of veggies and eat about a cup with my meal. it fills me up more.

good luck on your WW plan!

singing
07-21-2011, 05:40 PM
Bread's - Oroweat Sandwich Thins Multigrain
Bagels - Found nothing worthwhile
Rice (any of the quick micro packets a good choice?)- Brown rice,ww serving
Oatmeal (are any low points that come in a packet?)
Cream Cheese- Any fat-free,if I have too
Yogurts - Fage 0%, a staple for me
Cereals- Multigrain Cheerios
Salad Dressing - Newman's Own Honey Mustard,Light
Marinades- same as above
Jelly- pretty low on ww
Frozen Meals (for when I do not have time to cook) - Smart Ones
Dessert products- Dove Dark chocolate singles;WW frozen desserts.

Have fun experimenting!

SweetTreat80
07-24-2011, 09:10 PM
I might be in the minority here but I LOVE the Weight Watchers SmartOnes Frozen items that I've tried. Infact my freezer is stocked with their PotRoast dinners, Roasted Turkey & Mashed Potatoes dinners and their breakfast sandwiches. :)

singing
07-26-2011, 05:24 PM
Love their breakfast sandwiches too sweettreat80..tasty, filling and fast.

Munchy
07-29-2011, 03:49 PM
Hi,

I am new to WW. I am curious if people could share their favorite products. I am planning on shopping this weekend and want to be sure I have everything I need to get off to a good start. I would love some product brands for these items specifically since I know some can be better (taste and point wise) then others

Bread's
Bagels
Rice (any of the quick micro packets a good choice?)
Oatmeal (are any low points that come in a packet?)
Cream Cheese
Yogurts
Cereals
Salad Dressing
Butter
Marinades
Jelly
Frozen Meals (for when I do not have time to cook)
Dessert products

I like ezekiel (food for life) for most breads, tortillas, English muffins, etc. They're sprouted grain, and a bit more dense, but delicious and filling.

Brown rice is great. If you're rushing, there are the quick cooking rices, and Trader Joe's does a frozen brown rice.

Steel cut oats are great - you can even crockpot them.

Neufchatel cheese comes in store brand, so whatever is cheapest. I usually "soft cut" it into 16 1/2 oz blocks for measurement purposes.

For yogurt, I love 0% plain Chobani as a substitute for sour cream and my daughter likes to add in fruit and agave for sweetness for herself.

Cereal - I'm not huge on cereal sorry! :)

I like This site for recipes (http://www.skinnytaste.com/search/label/Salad%20Dressing), especially the blue cheese, but if I'm in a pinch, I have Trader Joe's light champagne vinaigrette or wishbone olive oil balsamic vinaigrette.

I use a lot of olive oil, but will use butter if needed.

Trader Joe's sells a reduced sugar fruit spread that I use for my daughter's sandwiches - I just make sure it's made with real ingredients.

For frozen meals, Kashi is awesome, and so are the evol vegan burritos. It's also really easy (and cheap) to make your own frozen meals, just for those days when you're stuck.

I LOVE a frozen banana (make sure to peel, slice, then freeze in a baggie) zipped in the food processor with a 1/2 T of natural chunky peanut butter. It makes an awesome "ice cream."