Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, etc.

It’s time for another installment of Erika’s favorites! Aren’t you super excited? Here are just a few things I’ve been loving lately.
Just FYI, the packaging has changed a bit.

Van Egg Rolls
I had forgotten how much I love these yummy egg rolls. They are really low in fat (and WW points, for my fellow ridders-of-weight) and they’re delicious. I’ve found them in Kroger and Walmart (in both stores, they’re near the premade foods in the deli section). The low-fat veggie and low-fat shrimp are the lowest in calories and points—and best of all? They’re huge!

Hebrew National 97 Percent Fat-free Beef Franks
There’s just something about summer that makes me crave hot dogs. You’ll certainly never find me at a Braves game without one. I mean, I’m an American girl, through and through. That’s why I love these yummy dogs. They’re fantastic. And they don’t even taste low-fat. Best of all, when it comes to nutritional info, they’re doggone (too much?) awesome. Only 40 calories per serving. And only 1 measly WW Point Plus. Yum. I like to eat them either without a bun, or on one of my favorite Ole tortillas.

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Pepperoni Pizza Minis
My friend Leslie turned me onto these. Each box comes with two servings, which is four mini-pizzas. They are so tasty—they remind me a little of school cafeteria pizzas (am I the only who loved those?) and I love getting four at a time. I’m never without these. They can be a little tough to find, so check different stores.

Marketside Three-Olive Hummus
I’ve often sung of my love for hummus. But I have officially found my favorite. Walmart’s store brand, Marketside, makes this fantastic Three-Olive Hummus. It’s rich, yet healthy, and even has little bits of olives in it. Yum.

Grilled veggies
While I can barely keep anything alive, I am lucky to have friends with incredibly green thumbs. Two in particular, my college roommate, Lange, and my coworker, Brant, have both gifted me with zucchini and squash. Usually with such vegetables, I roast them at a high temperature with some olive oil and salt and pepper. Well, this is Atlanta, and with a heat index of more than 100 degrees, the last thing I want to do is crank my oven to 400 degrees. So I’ve busted out my George Forman grill for some veggie delights. I brush on some olive oil, a little garlic, and kosher salt and pepper onto slices and put them on the grill for a few minutes. They’re perfect. I’ve eaten grilled zucchini and squash for the past few nights and I’ve yet to tire of it.

The peaches this summer have been so good. I can’t get enough of them. They’re a perfect afternoon snack.

Fill me in: What are you loving lately?


Anonymous said...

Cucumber slices and Athenos Spicy 3 Pepper Hummus
Homegrown, red, ripe tomatoes with salt and pepper
Scrambled Egg Beaters, served on a toasted WW English muffin, smeared with one wedge Laughing Cow cheese and a slice of Canadian Bacon. A do it yourself Egg McMuffin!
Drinking Sun Tea sitting on my front porch.


Anonymous said...

I am a fellow weight watchers member and I did not know a 1 pt hot dog existed! I am going to have to go out and buy me a pack! Love reading your posts. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the grilled veggies! Grilled zucchini on a charcoal grill somehow tastes like butter to me. mmmm
Smoothies...can't get enough of them will all the great fruit in season.
Maranatha Dark Chocolate peanut spread. Sooo good and a little less calories than regular peanut butter. (kroger and whole foods).
And thanks to you:! It's my new fav go to spot for recipe inspiration.
Thanks for sharing your great finds!
Mindy B

Anonymous said...

Cozy Shack Pudding in rice or tapioca flavors. This is the best quality, premade pudding you can get and can be found in the refrigerated dairy section. It used to only come in quart sized tubs, but now it comes in individual servings! I find it to be an extremely satisfying desert with not too many calories.

Anonymous said...

vanilla greek yogurt mixed with a litte fat free cool whip and topped with low fat granola or gluten free honey nut rice chex. a really great satisfying dessert with little fat and calories!!

Your exclamation happy friend said...

I am loving watermelon!!! I am also loving Fiber One cereal (boring by itself) with sliced peaches and blueberries - delicious! I also like almonds, roasted with no salt - mixed with some Chobani Greek yogurt and it's a snack that really satisfies! I also love fresh sauteed okra - not fried - just sauteed in olive oil and salt and pepper - delicious!! I also enjoy a double fiber english muffin with almond butter and a little drizzled honey - yummy!

Erika - I LOVE your favorite things posts!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving steel cut oats - cooked with sliced peaches, blueberries, roasted almonds - drizzled with a little honey - it's delicious and satisfying!!!

Kline said...

vanilla greek yogurt mixed with a litte fat free cool whip and topped with low fat granola or gluten free honey nut rice chex. a really great satisfying dessert with little fat and calories!!