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Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Breakfast for me is usually a pretty utilitarian meal. Not because I want it to be. I actually love breakfast food and would be the first to line up if a restaurant starting to serve a multiple course breakfast. Imagine breakfast appetizers, entrees, and desserts. I would never have to choose between savory and sweet again. It would be lovely.

But back to breakfast. I hear a lot from folks that breakfast can be a tough meal – you don’t want to use too many points but you definitely don’t want to hungry two hours after eating. That’s the worst – when your stomach begins growling in a work meeting and every body casually tries to ignore it but you know that everyone knows it is you. This won’t happen with these oatmeal pancakes. They are hearty, satisfying, and delicious. Top them with anything you love – blueberries, bananas, shredded coconut, maple syrup, or pumpkin butter.

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
Servings: 2
Serving Size: 4 pancakes (1/2 recipe)
Nutritional Info: 258.8 calories, 3.1g of fat, 28.5g carbohydrates, 4g dietary fiber, 5.3g dietary fiber, 28g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 * (more…)

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Toblerone Rice Crispy Treats

Toblerone Rice Crispy Treats

Every since those pumpkin rice crispy treats, all I want to do is make more. And this time around while staring into my pantry, I noticed a lonely, half eaten Toblerone bar and that’s all it took. Rice crispy treats with chocolatey bits of Toblerone throughout makes an excellent dessert or snack. Want them to be a little healthier and still taste great? Use brown rice cereal to replace the regular puffed cereal to up the fiber content.

Toblerone Rice Crispy Treats
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 bar
Nutritional Info: 126.5 calories, 4.1g of fat, 21.6g carbohydrates, .2g dietary fiber,5.3g dietary fiber, 1.8g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 * (more…)

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Apple Crisp

Sunday Slow Cooker:  Apple Crisp

Have you seen the honey crisp apples that are available right now? Around me they are amazing. Crisp and sweet and delicious. They are almost as good as the Macintosh apples I miss dearly from growing up in New England. And my favorite way to eat apples, apple crisp. Normally apple crisp is loaded with butter – the recipes I looked at had over a stick – but this one is lightened up but still packed with flavor. This is a rift on a weight watchers recipe that ingeniously uses apple butter to mimic some of the richness from the butter and made a bit more healthy with whole wheat flour. And just in case it suits you, this makes a delicious breakfast over some Greek yogurt.

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Nutritional Info: 251 calories, 6g of fat, 41g carbohydrates, 4g dietary fiber, 3g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 7 * (more…)

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Friday Five: Weight Watcher Magazine Ideas

Friday Five:  Weight Watcher Magazine Ideas

Everyone needs new and fresh ideas to make sure eating healthy and following Weight Watchers or any other diet plan is fun and stays interesting. More importantly – every needs real mail in their lives. I love getting real mail and have a slight magazine addiction that may or may not cause my mailbox to overflow a couple of times a month. I am constantly signing up for and finding new magazines. Here are some of my current favorites. What are yours?

Also my other trick for magazine recipes. As soon as I see something I want to make I immediately calculate the points value and write it in sharpie next to the recipe. This way I am never running to calculate something when it is time to cook or looking at multiple recipes for one that fits my points plan for the day.

1. Weight Watchers Magazine
So the reason I love Weight Watchers magazine is simple. Every month when it arrives, I find myself getting re-inspired and excited about the diet. Usually before it comes I sometimes start to get a little bored with WW. But then the magazine shows up and I read the tips, tricks, recipes, and success stories and always finished excited to try something new. I recommend for this reason along and because the content is great.

2. Living Without
If you have any type of special diet due to food allergies, this is the magazine for you. Living Without features tons of delicious recipes that speak to all types of food allergies including gluten allergies, lactose allergies, and more. I have recently started trying out a lot of their gluten free recipes as it has become a more popular request on the blog. Moreover they provide lots of substitution ideas for people with food allergies both in their recipes and in the magazine. These are great for learning to cope with a food allergy and find replacements when cooking.

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Cold Asian Noodle Salad

Cold Asian Noodle Salad

So pasta salad?

Unlike most I actually usually can’t stand pasta salad. I don’t like the mayo, I don’t like the Italian dressing, I don’t like the soggy veggies. It’s usually just not my thing. But this one? I love this one. It’s starts with a yummy, Asian inspired dressing with some heat and sweetness and then comes together with bean thread noodles (or any type of Asian noodle) and lots of veggies for crunch. Serve it with any Asian dish for a great side dish or cool salad.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Nutritional Info: 164.1 calories, 1.1g of fat, 39.3g carbohydrates, 2.4g dietary fiber, .4g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 * (more…)

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Fish Tacos and Avocado Cream

Fish Tacos and Avocado Cream

It’s a little scary how much I love fish tacos. I love them so much in fact that I never make them at home because I am quite convinced that I may start eating them daily. There is just something magical about fish and cabbage and lime juice and avocado crammed into a warm corn tortilla. Or maybe that’s just me? But I LOVE them. And a couple of days ago I was staring blankly into my fridge at lunch trying to figure out what to eat and decided to finally give them a try. I went with a simple baked version because I was starving and couldn’t deal with marinating or grilling and they came out delicious. Topped with a lower calorie avocado crema made with yogurt and I was one happy girl.

Fish Tacos and Avocado Cream
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 2 tacos with 2 tbsp avocado crema
Nutritional Info: 240 calories, 6.3g of fat, 22.7g carbohydrates, 4.4g dietary fiber, 27.2g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 * (more…)

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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