One of my favorite parts of the new PointsPlus program is the planning of my snacks. I actually feel deprived when I forget to plan something special. Putting this list together today to inspire some of you has helped me see what is important to me, too. Snacking is a great way to keep your metabolism stoked all day long. Snacking is a great way to keep that "starvation feeling" from mentally sidetracking you away from your weight loss goals. And face it - snacking can be fun! So here are a few of my favorite snack photos from my archive, along with PointsPlus values for them:
|3 Gingersnaps and a pot of tea - 1PP per cookie and 0pp for black tea|
|Black bean brownies: 2pp per peice without nuts/ 3pp with nuts|
|All Fruits are ZERO pp!! So even when you over-do it on a meal, you can still have a snack!!|
|Hard boiled egg - 2pp Add some fruit on the side for an additional ZERO pp!!|
|14 Baked Tostitos Scoops for 3pp, Salsa-ZERO, Guacamole 1pp for 1TBSP, Weight Watchers Cheese Wedges 1pp each, Grapes ZEROpp!!|
|Chobani yogurt 3-4pp depending on variety|
Final thought on Snacking - even if you've used up all your points for the day, you can always fit in cut up veggies or fresh fruit for 0pp and snack. Just look at it as 'stoking a fire' that you don't want to burn out.
Happy Snacking Everyone!!
Got a favorite snack you'd like to share? Please comment below and encourage your fellow losers!!