Fiberlicious

So Tuesday, the day of the MayDay Challenge is fast approaching. I did some brainstorming last night. I’m still no where near any sort of “menu planning”, but I’ve got breakfast and snacks covered. And really, if you have snacks, in my book, you’ve got it made.

As anyone who knows WW knows, one of the main keys of a healthy weight is fiber. The more of it you eat, the better you feel, the less crap, literally, hangs out in your colon, the better. So I am always on the look out for good “carbs”–snacky foods with Fiber with a capital F.

I went to the Mothership of Fiber last night–Trader Joe’s. If you don’t know the joy that is TJ’s, I am sorry. I LOVE Trader Joe’s. I always find fantastic food at decent prices and the whole crew who works there is just so darn happy to be there that you can’t help but be in a good mood too.

Last night was not different. I found some great new (to me) snacks and picked up some old favorites. And then I took them home, figured out the points, pre-portioned the ones that needed it and ate just 1 portion of one item (and 1 portion of another…but that’s it).

Here’s what’s in my pantry:

Cinnamon sugar pita chips: the info on the side is decieving–sure it’s only 2pts per serving, but a serving is 1 oz!! That’s like a chip and a half. So I divided the bag into 3 servings (instead of 7) and called each bag 4 points.

Sweet and salty cookies: OMG!! Light and crunchy, sort of like peanut butter cookies but better…only 1 pt per cookie!!

Chocolate toucan bite size graham crackers: Pre-packaged in 100 calorie bags. 2 points. Haven’t tried them yet, but how can they be bad??

Whole Wheat English Muffins: These bad boys pack 5 grams of fiber per muffin, which makes them just 2pts. Add 1 tbsp of peanut butter and you’ve got a fiber/protein rich breakfast, with a point or two for coffee cream and some fruit!!!

To Do:
find and dust off pedometer
plan some freakin’ dinners already
buy a scale
take a “before” picture

2 Replies to “Fiberlicious”

  1. Just stopping by to meet my fellow challengers. I just posted my menu for the week.

    And I soooo miss Trader Joe’s. I shopped there frequently before I moved to Florida. There aren’t any down here. 🙁

  2. Way to go, way to prepare! I have finally started walking again – I have been absolutely out of the exercise game since the babe was born.

    Now that he’s getting older and watching me more, it’s sure motivating me to be healthier, set a better example with our lifestyle, and want to live as healthy and as long as possible!

    Watching the mini Marathon last weekend on TV made me feel pretty bad about myself, and I really miss doing things like that. I’m even contemplating running the mini again next year – but first, I need to be able to walk a 5K again!

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