Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Grab-and-Go

  • Sanissimo Oven Baked Corn Crackers

    Sanissimo Oven Baked Corn Crackers

    Calories: 120 SmartPoints
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    30 crackers per serving. One of my favorite snacks.

     

    These have an authentic corn flavor - similar to a corn tortilla. They are crunchy and not too salty. I enjoy them with Salsa Verde and a bit of sour cream, but you can add any toppings you like. They are hard to find in stores. I got these in the deli section at ShopRite for about $5, but they recently discontinued carrying them.

     

    You can find and buy Sanissimo Oven Baked Corn Cracker Bites here (link to Amazon) but they are more expensive.

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  • Pumpkin Seed Bars

    Pumpkin Seed Bars

    Calories: 60 SmartPoints
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    I love pumpkin seeds and these bars are only 60 calories - or 2 SmartPoints each. They are a little crunchy but slightly chewy because of the pumpkin seeds. I pack this up with 2 pre-peeled hard boiled eggs and a banana when I need to eat on the go. I could not find these in any stores so I ordered them online.

    You can find and purchase a 10 pack of Go Raw Pumpkin Seed Bars here.

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  • Yogurt To Go

    Yogurt To Go

    Calories: 261 SmartPoints
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    These are my adult version of "Go-gurt" to take with me when I'm in a hurry.

     

    You can use these for road trips if you have an ice-pack or cooler bag to store them in. OR, freeze them so they stay cold and slowly defrost over the course of an hour or so.

     

    I added just a teaspoon of sugar and vanilla extract to the plain non-fat greek yogurt, just to take the tart taste out of the yogurt. You can use Truvia or another zero calorie sweetner if you prefer that.

     

    Recipe makes 3 yogurt packs. Serving size is 3 yogurt packs.

     

    You can find and purchase a 100 pack of these Zipzicle Bags on Amazon for about $10.

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    You can also find and purchase a Re-usable Pastry Bag on Amazon for about $5.50. I use pastry bags often in a lot of my recipes. 

     

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  • Copycat Egg McMuffin

    Copycat Egg McMuffin

    Calories: 258 SmartPoints
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    Nothing revolutionary here. But it beats the drive-through version. I keep this in my breakfast line up because it's a tasty, quick option for busy work-day mornings. Not much of a recipe... just an idea. 

     

    I got light English muffins for 2 SmartPoints at Shoprite. If you have trouble locating them at your local grocery store, you may need to adjust the Points value for this recipe based on the English muffin you use. The Velveeta cheese slices are 1 SmartPoint each (all plans). Canadian bacon is 1 SmartPoints for 3 slices (all plans), but only 1 slice is used here.

     

    To reduce Points or calories for the plan you are following, perhaps you can use egg whites instead of a whole egg, or omit the Canadian bacon or cheese.

     

    Recipe makes 1 sandwich. 

     

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  • Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Calories: 115 SmartPoints
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    This is a very wet dough, almost like a batter. You will need a pastry bag to pipe the dough/batter onto the baking sheet. If you don't have a pastry bag, you can use a large ziplock bag and cut the tip off of it to pipe the batter onto the baking sheet. See video for specifics.

     

    Recipe makes 10 six-inch sticks. Once they are baked and cooled, you can freeze them (in a zip-lock bag) then pop them in the toaster oven when you're ready to eat them. 

     

    Nutritional information and WW SmartPoints values based on 1 French Toast Stick.

     

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  • Turkey Snack Sticks

    Turkey Snack Sticks

    Calories: 80 SmartPoints
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    These come in a resealable package so I put a few of these in a zip lock bag, and grab a little fruit with it to take on the go. Two turkey sticks are 80 calories or 2 SmartPoints.

    You can find and purchase Old Wisconsin Turkey Snack Sticks here.

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  • Protein Cookie Bites

    Protein Cookie Bites

    Calories: 125 SmartPoints
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    These Cookie Bites taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal. I got 6 packs for $5.96. Each pack is 3 points each - 125 calories per pack. Makes a great grab-and-go snack. My kids like them too. I will definitely order these again. I could only find them online.

     

    You can find and purchase Kay's Protein Cookie Bites here.

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  • Baked Corn Crackers

    Baked Corn Crackers

    Calories: SmartPoints
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    2

    Sanisimmo Oven Baked Corn Crackers are just 2 WW SmartPoints per pack (3 cracker sheets per pack). They have a very nice corn flavor, not too salty. I like these with salsa and black beans. They are a little hard to find in stores but you can find and purchase Sanisimmo Oven Baked Corn Crackers > on Amazon for $ 4.98 (commission earned).

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  • Protein Bars

    Protein Bars

    Calories: SmartPoints
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    Quick and tasty snack for when you are on the run. They are a little small so I usually eat them with fruit and / or yogurt. I like the light lemony flavor in these bars. They are crisp and a little chewy. You can find and buy Simply Protein Crispy Bars here (commission earned).

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  • Oatmeal Bars

    Oatmeal Bars

    Calories: 163 SmartPoints
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    These oatmeal breakfast bars are mildly sweet and have a soft and moist texture because of the oatmeal. You can make these in advance - store them in the refrigerator, then heat them up when ready to eat. If I'm on the go, I'll pack this up with a hard boiled egg or some fruit.

     

    For the apples in this recipe, Granny Smith is good or another type of baking apple. I used an 8" x 8" baking dish. Recipe makes 8 bars. Serving size is 1 bar.

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  • Grab and Go Snack Pack with Biscotti

    Grab and Go Snack Pack with Biscotti

    Calories: SmartPoints
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    These Biscotti cookies are 4 SmartPoints each (all plans). I got them at Shoprite. They have different flavors (SmartPoints vary for different flavors).

     

    Depending on your WW plan, you can add a hard-boiled egg and/or piece of fruit for no additional Points. 

     

     

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  • Grab and Go Snack

    Grab and Go Snack

    Calories: SmartPoints
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    3
    3

    Just an idea here. This is an afternoon snack I pack up to bring to work. The dip is a super quick mix of 1/4 Hass avocado, tomatillo salsa and chickpeas. 

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  • Eggs & Turkey Bacon Sandwich

    Eggs & Turkey Bacon Sandwich

    Calories: 342 SmartPoints
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    I make the bagels for this sandwich on meal-prep day. Sometimes I assemble several sandwiches and freeze them so I can just heat one up and go. If you reheat the whole sandwich in the microwave (directly from frozen) you may need to remove the top of the bagel, and flip the eggs half way through to be sure it's evenly heated.

     

    Other times, I freeze just the bagels, and defrost on the day I'm eating it - then cook and add the eggs and turkey bacon that day.

     

    Serving size is 1 sandwich. Recipe for easy WW friendly bagels here.

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  • Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Calories: 153 SmartPoints
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    These are a tasty option you can prepare for breakfast in advance. I store them in the freezer (in a ziplock bag) and reheat in the microwave for a minute or two (rotating in between) when I'm ready to eat them.

     

    Turkey sausage links used in this recipe are "Banquet Brown 'N Serve Sausage links". You can find them in the freezer section of almost any mainstream grocery store.  If you use a different type of turkey sausage, you may need to adjust the SmartPoints and nutrition values.

     

    Recipe makes 12 Egg Bakes in total. Serving size is 1 Egg Bake.

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