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Old 02-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default For us coffee drinkers,what do you use for low point creamer?

I think I have been using up so many points per day, just with coffee creamer alone. I use about 5 points in my morning coffee,then if I decide to have coffee in the evening, there goes another 5 points! I have been using half and half, as it has 2 points per 2 TBS, compared to 1 point in regular coffee creamer,whether its fat free,or sugar free.
any suggestions,(besides giving up my coffee habit), to cut back on points?
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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I calculated the 1/2 & 1/2 regular to be 2 points for 4 tablespoons, the light
worked out to be more points. Also evaporated milk is an option comparable to 1/2 & 1/2.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:13 AM   #3
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What about whole milk or even a lower fat milk instead of cream or half & half? 3 Tablespoons of Whole Milk is 1 Point. Half a cup of whole milk is 2 Points. It might not be cream, but it still remains pretty rich tasting.

I'm not sure if it's quite what you're looking for.

I use skim milk or almond milk in my coffee. It's a lot fewer points than is cream. I'll be honest that it's not quite as "creamy" considering both options that I tend to use have no or very little fat, but with almond milk especially it adds a very delicious nutty hint of flavor to my coffee in the morning.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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This is my all time favorite combination. To me it tastes just like a caramel latte from a shop. I usually use about 4 T. of coffee and 1 - 2 T . of creamer. You really don't need more then one T. of the creamer. The flavor is strong.

Coffee Mate Vanilla Caramel Sugar Free 1 pt = 1 T.
Maxwell House Maxwell House International Café Suisse mocha cafe, sugar free coffee mix 1 pt = 1 1/3 T.

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #5
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thanks! I will definatley try these!
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I use the fat free Coffeemate liquid creamer, it's only 1 pt for several tablespoons.
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I use the Coffeemate creamer as well...I also don't have to add extra sugar.
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I also use half and half and I calculated 2Tbsp for 1 PP. I've tried using skim milk, but I didn't enjoy it. I'm going to look into the coffee mate creamers.
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I've found that if you slowly reduce your creamer, you get "used" to it. I've reduced from 4 tbls to 2, and sometimes I "treat" myself to a 3rd.

For my 16 oz mug, I can put in 2 tbls of flavored creamer (I love coffee mate sweet cream!) and was able to cut the sugar too b/c it's sweet enough. But I'm counting it 1 pt per tbls. Check the NI again and make sure you know what a serving is. Sometimes a serving is 2 tbls.

I've tried fat free creamer, and end up putting more in, and it comes to the same points. So to save $$$ I just stick to the full fat.

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I started using the international delight almond joy and york peppermint patty flavors this week. They are delicious, and are only 1 pt for 1 tbls and I feel like they are flavored strong enough that I only need 1 tbsp for a 8 oz mug. 4 tbls does go up to 5 points though which is bad for me cause on the weekends I drink way to much coffee in the mornings. But I love my coffee and am not willing to give it up.
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I think I have been using up so many points per day, just with coffee creamer alone. I use about 5 points in my morning coffee,then if I decide to have coffee in the evening, there goes another 5 points! I have been using half and half, as it has 2 points per 2 TBS, compared to 1 point in regular coffee creamer,whether its fat free,or sugar free.
any suggestions,(besides giving up my coffee habit), to cut back on points?
I am a big coffee drinker. I loved my half and half.
I am now using Blue Diamond original 60 cal. Almond Breeze milk
It really is good. And up to 3 oz is 0 points.
Then after that 12 oz is only 1 pt.
Good luck

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Fat Free 1/2 & 1/2 is 1pt per 1/4c.

It's perfect for my 24oz mug in the morning.
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I use Fat Free Half & Half. I believe for 2 tablespoons it's 1 point.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #14
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I drink my coffee black, but a friend on WW also uses the fat free half & half mentioned in the last couple posts.
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I can easily drink 6 plus cups of coffee a day and more than likely not counting all the points. I'm gonna give black coffee a go for a while to see if it makes a difference with my weight loss.
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