Not-So-Fattening Recipes and Meal Ideas

Packaged Food Finds

  • Sanissimo Oven Baked Corn Crackers

    Sanissimo Oven Baked Corn Crackers

    Calories: 120 WW Freestyle Points: 3

    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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  • Grocery Guide

    Grocery Guide

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 0

    Ideas and inspiration for your next grocery trip! This download is 33 pages. It includes 130 items from all my favorite stores. None of the stores or products are sponsored. Includes items from Trader Joes, Costco, Aldi and various supermarkets. All products include an image, nutrition facts, scannable barcode (which works for diet programs other than WW), and of course WW Freestyle Points. 


    Print and take it with you to the store you are visiting. Almost all of the items in the booklet are used somewhere on my blog because they are real items I have used personally. You can find recipes and ideas for many items throughout my blog.


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  • Pumpkin Seed Bars

    Pumpkin Seed Bars

    Calories: 60 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    I love pumpkin seeds and these bars are only 60 calories - or 2 WW Freestyle points 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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  • Trader Joes WW Items

    Trader Joes WW Items

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points:

    See video clip for a quick slideshow of items listed below. Easily print and take the list with you to the store.


    Note: Always scan to double check the points values just incase I made an error. I try to be as accurate as possible but mistakes happen. I would be happy to correct anything inaccuracies you find.


    Cruciferous Crunch Blend - 0 points

    Campagne Pear Vinaigrette - 2 points / 2 Tbsp

    Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing - 2 points / 2 Tbsp

    Bagged Lettuce Mix - 0 points

    Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix - 0 points

    Fresh Pico De Gallo (in the refrigerator section) - 0 points

    Roasted Turkey Breast - 0 points

    Marinara Sauce - 2 points / 1/2 cup

    Boneless Chicken Breast (refrigerated) - 0 points

    Shredded Lite Mozzarella (not pictured in video) - 1 point per serving

    Lite Mexican Blend shredded cheese - 2 points / 1/4 cup

    Smoked Salmon - 0 points

    96% Lean Ground Beef - 2 points per 4 oz.

    Shaved Beef Steak - 3 points for 4 oz.

    Carne Asada - 4 points for 4 oz.

    Cold Brew Coffee - 0 points

    Everything But the Bagel Seasoning - unsure of points

    Chili Lime Seasoning - 0 points

    Dolmas (stuffed Grape Leaves) - 1 point each

    Alfredo Sauce - 4 points / 1/4 cup 

    Balsamic & Fig Dressing - 2 points / 2 Tbsp

    Champagne Style Vinaigrette - 2 points / 2 Tbsp

    Olive Oil Spray - 0 points

    Mini Chicken Tacos - 5 points for 4 tacos

    Chicken Quesadillas - 8 points

    Brown Rice - 4 points for 1/2 cup

    Japanese Style Fried Rice - 4 points for 1/2 cup

    Vegetable Fried Rice - 4 points for 3/4 cup

    Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons - 1 point for 4 wontons

    Cauliflower Fried Rice - 1 point per cup

    Frozen artichoke hearts - 0 points

    Frozen organic sweet corn - 0 points

    Shelled Edamame - 0 points

    Mahi Mahi Burgers - 2 points each

    Jackfruit Cakes (these taste like crab cakes) - 5 points for 2 cakes

    Breaded Chicken Breasts - 1 point each

    Frozen Grilled Chicken Strips - unsure of points because it contains rib meat

    Seafood paella - 4 points for 1 1/2 cups

    Frozen Argentinian Shrimp - 0 points

    Frozen Cherries - 0 points

    Frozen Strawberries - 0 points

    Frozen Peaches - 0 points

    Salsa Verde - 0 points

    Roasted Seaweed Snacks - 1 point per pack

    Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns - 3 points each

    Whole Wheat, Low Carb tortillas - 1 point each

    Chiabatta Rolls - 3 points each


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  • Friedas Crepes

    Friedas Crepes

    Calories: 50 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    Frieda's French Style Crepes are just 50 Calories | 2 WW Freestyle Points per crepe. Each crepe is 9" in diameter. They are really versatile.

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  • Mini Pita Bread

    Mini Pita Bread

    Calories: 130 WW Freestyle Points: 4

    These mini pitas are soft and tasty. Stuff them with whatever you like. Serving size is 5 mini pitas which comes to 130 Calories | 4 WW Freestyle Points.

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  • Soyaki Sauce

    Soyaki Sauce

    Calories: 40 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    This is one of the best teriyaki marinades I've ever bought from a store (also used as a sauce). It's 40 calories - or 2 WW Freestyle Points per 1 tablespoon but a little bit goes a long way because it's so packed with flavor and deliciousness. If you do not have a Trader Joe's in close proximity to you, you can find and purchase this Trader Joe's Soyaki sauce here. It's a little pricey at $11 per bottle, but it's a good size bottle and you can use it on so many things.

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  • Protein Cookie Bites

    Protein Cookie Bites

    Calories: 125 WW Freestyle Points: 3

    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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  • Turkey Snack Sticks

    Turkey Snack Sticks

    Calories: 80 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    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 WW Freestyle points.


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

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  • Bisquick Pancake Mix

    Bisquick Pancake Mix

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 4

    Pancake mix is not very different from self-rising flour. I use this in a lot of my baking recipes when I need a more cake-like crust (vs. the pizza dough texture you get with self-rising flour). For my friends outside the USA, whenever you see this item used in a recipe, you can sub out another brand of pancake mix but it may be another Point or two.


    Serving size is 1/3 cup. 


    This mix is used in my Mini Apple Pies recipe and Blueberry Breakfast Bombs (among others). You can buy the baking mix here through Amazon. Commission earned.

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  • Pizzelles


    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    These come in anise, vanilla or chocolate flavors. The chocolate are a little hard to find but if they don't sell them at your local grocery store, you can find and purchase a 6 pack of Reko Chocolate Pizzelles here.

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  • Lemon Protein Bar

    Lemon Protein Bar

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 4

    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.

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  • Stella Doro Anisette Toast

    Stella Doro Anisette Toast

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2

    2 points each - or, 5 points for 3 of them. I enjoy two of these when I'm craving something with my tea. You can find and buy Stella Doro Anisette Toast here.

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  • Wafer Crackers

    Wafer Crackers

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2

    These are a little bland by themselves, but good with Laughing Cow cheese, PB2 or some type of spread or dip. You can find and buy 2s Company Sesame Seed Wafer Crackers here.

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  • Everything Bagel Seasoning

    Everything Bagel Seasoning

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: ?

    I go through this very quickly because I use it on so many things. This seasoning is a WW favorite. I use it on various dishes such as hard boiled eggs, vegetables, salads, bagels and a number of dough recipes. You can find and buy Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend here.

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  • Stuffed Grape Leaves

    Stuffed Grape Leaves

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    My sister-in-law has hawk eyes when it comes to good finds at Trader Joes. She turned me on to these and  they make a great addition to Greek salad. I use them often. I buy them at Trader Joe's or you can find and purchase Trader Joes Dolmas here.

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  • French Fries

    French Fries

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3
    Good side or snack. I put these in the toaster oven. You can put them in the air fryer too.
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  • Saltine Minis

    Saltine Minis

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2
    This is a very versatile snack. Use as salad croutons, or add them to soup, top them with PB2, Laughing Cow cheese, or just eat them plain.
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  • Mini Chocolate Meringues

    Mini Chocolate Meringues

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2
    Mini chocolate meringues - 5 meringues per serving. Sometimes I crumble them on top of greek yogurt with strawberries or raspberries. Just an idea here. I found these at my local Shoprite. I don't think they carry this specific brand nationwide, but there are other mini meringues that are probably similar in nutrition values.
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  • Mini Tacos

    Mini Tacos

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 5

    I toast these in the toaster oven and they are so crispy and delicious. However, they are a little skimpy on the stuffing, so I usually add black beans and Tomatillo salsa.

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  • Mahi-mahi Burgers

    Mahi-mahi Burgers

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2
    I have these in my freezer at all times. It has saved me from going off the rails at dinner time.
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  • Turkey Sausage

    Turkey Sausage

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3

    Breakfast turkey sausage. I use these in omlettes, egg bakes and other stuff. Serving size is 3 links. 3 SmartPoints per serving (all plans).

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  • Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

    Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    I put these in salad and soup. Sometimes I just toast them and dip them in soy sauce. Serving size is 4 wontons (1 SmartPoint on all plans).

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  • Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry

    Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry is so tasty. Serving size is 1 cup.

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  • Mini Ravioilis

    Mini Ravioilis

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 7

    Cheese ravioli are a surprisingly reasonable option in moderation. Brand shown here is Gina's Italian Village Mini Round Cheese Ravioli, (7 SmartPoints for 15 pieces). These were located in the frozen section of my local grocery store (Shoprite).


    I've also seen the brand "Andrea Classic Ravioli, Bite Size Cheese" which are even smaller (4 SmartPoints for 10 pieces). 


    I put these in soups, or have them with Marinara sauce, or sauteed vegetables. I don't know if your local grocery store will have this brand and size, but if you can scan or reference the nutrition label of any frozen cheese ravioli package, I bet you will find they are fairly low in points.

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  • Good Thins Corn Crackers

    Good Thins Corn Crackers

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3
    41 crackers per serving. These are crunchy and tasty.
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