Back in the day, I used to occasionally order a McDonald’s Sausage Burrito before heading into work. It was 300 calories worth of egg, sausage, peppers and cheese on a white tortilla. Now that’s the calories for 1 sandwich (which is awfully small might I add). So because of its size I would typically order 2, plus a side of hash browns. The sandwiches were “filling” in the moment, but 2 or so hours later I felt hungry again.
These days I create healthier alternatives to breakfast items at home (which I have also been known to eat as a lunch). The sandwiches can be eaten when prepared and/or even brought out with me on the go. The greatest part is they’re filling, healthier and I know exactly what’s in it.
These wraps are made on Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas. The filling is made with ½ cup fat free egg substitute (Egg Beaters) tossed with diced onion and green pepper, 2/3 cup Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes, and 1 ½ slices of bacon.Topped off with sriracha for an added bit of spice/flavor.
The entire meal (both tortillas) are only 7 points plus. Not bad for a filling and delicious meal!
First of all, how cute is this?! It was almost so cute that I didn’t want to eat it. But … I admit that I did.
I really wanted peanut butter, but since I didn’t want a peanut butter sandwich, I decided to make a peanut butter banana and peanut butter apple sandwich.Admittedly this is not something I normally make but it’s nice to step outside the box. Plus it was so delicious, I’ve decided this is going to be a dish I make more often.
I started by slicing up a fuji apple into thick slices and removed the core. I then peeled my banana and sliced it down the middle. I measured out 2 tablespoons of PB Crave CoCo Bananas peanut butter and smeared it onto the banana and stuck the top on, then smeared it over the apples and made a sandwich out of them. It resembled an adorable happy food face.
The greatest part was it was filling, I got 2 fruits in for the day, and I got a serving of healthy fat all for 5 points plus values. Yummo!
I’ve learned to really love and enjoy breakfast. Prior to joining Weight Watchers, breakfast was a distant memory. I never ate breakfast and if I did fall into a breakfast habit it was always a McDonald’s or Dunkin Donuts specialty. These days McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts breakfasts are a distant memory and filling and point friendly breakfasts are on the menu.
This particular meal was a product of a few leftovers. Jimmy Dean breakfast sausages from “brinner” (breakfast for dinner) the night before and a serving of Trader Joe’s Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions.To tie it all together, I scrambled up ½ cup of egg substitute, seasoned with pepper, salt and spices.
The greatest part about this meal is the fact that aside from it being filling, it was only 4 points plus values!One of the Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage patties is 1 points plus, a serving (3/4 cup) of Trader Joe’s Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions is 2 points plus values and the ½ cup of egg substitute is 1 points plus values.
Hot dogs and beans are a classic combination which I have always enjoyed. I’ve learned quickly that sugary baked beans can quickly add up in not only fat and calories, but more importantly Weight Watchers points plus values! I prefer homemade baked beans hands down, but when you’re in a pinch classic B&M (or even Bush) baked beans do the trick for me.If I want to save a few points plus values, but still get the classic flavor of baked beans I purchase vegetarian baked beans. They offer the same flavor, just without the bacon and usually the extra sweetness from added brown sugar.
I had a few Hebrew National 97% fat free hot dogs leftover so I sliced them up and heated them through in the microwave. I also heated up the can of beans in the microwave and lunch was done and ready to eat in under 3 minutes.
I had ½ cup of B&M Vegetarian baked beans (3 points plus) and 3 Hebrew National 97% fat free hot dogs (3 points plus) alongside some reduced sugar ketchup and spicy brown mustard. It was a delicious, quick, easy and only 6 points plus dinner.