Tags: meal/snack ideas

default - wondrous lizard

Cheap and portable

Hello! I'm back on WW after a year-long hiatus. It is going very well this time!

I am about to take a very low-budget, week-long trip overseas, to London. My plan is to buy some grocery staples to keep at the place where I'm staying, so I don't have to eat in restaurants. I don't want to blow my tiny budget or my WW plan. I'm also going to be on the run a lot so I need food I can take with me. Any ideas? I was thinking of a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of bread, and some apples, which isn't really the best plan so I'm looking for some ideas. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Oh, I should mention that I'm vegetarian!
katie

Breakfast!!!

Hey guys! I have been having an amazing breakfast all week so I wanted to share a pic and the ingredients and such.

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Ingredients:

La Banderita 8-grain 95% fat-free tortilla - 2 PP
1/3 cup Publix brand Eggstirs (though Egg Beaters work the same) - 1 PP
Laughing Cow cheese wedge - 1 PP
2/3 oz. avocado - 1 PP
tomatoes and spinach - 0 PP

TOTAL: 5 PP

I make the egg mixture in the microwave - nuke the eggs for a minute and 15 seconds, then stir in the cheese and spinach and nuke it for another 15 seconds, or however long it takes to scramble/cook all the way. I love it because Laughing Cow makes a ton of different flavors of their cheese wedges, so it's always a little different for me every week. And SO filling. You can add in salsa, FF sour cream, etc. too. I have some fruit and coffee and my whole breakfast is 7 PP and keeps me full until lunchtime.

Just thought I'd share the wealth! Happy weekend! ♥

X-posted to ww_users.
jellyfish

budget friendly ideas and recipes

one of the hardest things for me is trying to stay on budget while eating healthy. i love to shop at whole foods and eat organic food, but i really cannot afford it. I have given myself a maximum of $50 to spend at the grocery store each week, for all of my meals and house/cat supplies. I hardly eat out.
Here is a list of things I typically get:

-quinoa
-canned beans
-canned tomatoes
-whole wheat pasta
-jarred tomato sauce
-baby carrots and grape tomatoes
-hummus ( i would love to get a food processor so I can make my own)
-frozen veggies (everything from corn to stir fry mix)
-instant light oatmeal for work
-light english muffins
-applesauce
-popcorn kernels for my popcorn popper( no oil needed)
-frozen pineapple
-yogurt (i do buy the individual ones only because there really isn't a huge price difference in the ones i like and sometimes if i put them in plastic containers they tend to leak during transport)
-chicken breasts (pre portioned) which i know costs more per serving but i dont need to cook for more than just myself and if i am cooking a meal which calls for a lot of chicken i would not use these


are there any other items you can suggest that will help me cut down my costs?
my one culprit is coffee! i buy k-cups because i find it an easier way to control my sugar/cream, rather than going to a coffee shop and spending more money, but i wish i could just stop with my coffee addition in general.

also, if you have any websites/books that have inexpensive/healthy meal ideas please share! i usually make a big meal on the weekend that will last me a few days at least, like soup or chili.

thanks!
smh

Newbie

Hey all

Having weighed myself post Christmas I was shocked to discovered I'm now up to 10 stone and 5lbs (145lbs I believe) and it's the heaviest I've ever been so I bit the bullet and joined WW online.

Height: 5'3"
SW: 145lbs

GW: 120lbs

I've been tracking for 2 days now and I'm starting to get the hang of things but I'm finding I'm not really using my points up. I'm a Vegetarian and a little stuck at what I should be eating that's low in points but fulling apart from soup which has always come up as 'zero points'. I'm also slightly sceptical at things coming up as 'zero points'...I think the whole system is a bit of a revelation for me lol

Any other Vegetarians on WW? What are your go to recipes? Any helpful sites?

TIA.

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First Off, I Just Wanted To Give A Big Thank You To Those Who Took The Time To Offer Sound Advice And Comforting Words During My Heartache, The Pain Is Still Fresh, But I Have A Better Outlook.
And Though I`m Sure This Has Probably Been Asked Quite A Bit, I Hope Your Not Tired Of Answering It:

What Are Your Favourite 0-2 Point Snacks?

Thanks :)
satan

Quick Dessert Idea!

I'm not sure if Hungry Girl has already come up with something like this or not, but for you Sno-ball fans out there, I think I've come up with a darn good substitute (better than the original, I think)...

You will need:

-A Deep Chocolate Vitatop
-1 tbsp. marshmallow cremé/fluff
-about 1 tsp. or so of unsweetened shredded coconut (I used this reduced fat version from Let's Do... Organic)

Simply spread the marshmallow on the vitatop and sprinkle with coconut. Soooo good!

You can see a pic on my blog.

Comes out to 2 points. And if you don't have vitatops, I'm sure you could substitute them with pretty much any kind of low-fat brownie or cake mix (I'm thinkin' regular chocolate cake mix made with diet soda and made into cupcakes, perhaps?)