5 Ways to Find Snacking Balance In Your Life

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I can’t say enough good things about Weight Watchers® because I’ve always been impressed.

With so many family members proudly in the program, including my mom, I’ve been a real friend to her by always taste testing her snacks! I mean, it’s the least I could do, right? Since I’ve always been naturally slim, people assume I’m not interested in making long health goals, but they’re wrong. I’m not a kid anymore! I like to feel balanced and toned. Having a small frame only takes me so far! The rest is up to me. I have written about Weight Watchers snacks a few times in the past, and there’s a reason for that! I love the system with the point values and the variety of products. It helps keep me balanced.

Weight Watchers snacks

I’m a snacker by nature, and it also fits into my lifestyle. While I like the idea of eating three meals a day, I think that has to be enhanced. I work long hours in my office and then I’m on the go for long hours. I’m also active and even if I WANT to take a few days off from that, my poor dog wouldn’t like that. So off we go! Weight Watchers has the new Freestyle™ program with zero Points® foods. Their products make choosing what you eat easier because you have smart options and flexibility to enjoy more delicious recipes and foods to help you reach your goals. I have so many favorite products too, like ICE CREAM!

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Weight Watchers has a variety of wonderful products, but I’d love to tell you about a few of my favorites and why. First, I love Arnold® Sandwich Thins rolls endorsed by Weight Watchers®. They have multiple flavor varieties like Whole Wheat, Honey Wheat, and Flax & Fiber. I love 100% Whole Wheat, and they’re great for breakfast or lunch. They are 3 SmartPoints® value per roll and great for recipes. Remember how much fun I had with English Muffins earlier this month? I love to do the same here. I spread mascarpone on them, add sliced strawberries and bananas, then I drizzle honey and basil on top!

And, I also love JOLLY TIME® Healthy Pop® Popcorn endorsed by Weight Watchers®. They are non-GMO and gluten free. This is the only popcorn endorsed by Weight Watchers with 3 SmartPoints® value per serving. You all know I adore popcorn.

For a real treat, let’s talk Weight Watchers® Ice Cream Novelties. They’re individually wrapped items, rather than pints or quarts, so you get portion control. They have lower SmartPoints® value per serving than regular ice cream and other “frozen novelties”. They’re made from low-fat milk and the snack sizes are all under 100 calories. There are bars and cones, and they are 2-4 SmartPoints® value per serving. Plus, it’s ICE CREAM! I love Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Salted Caramel.

Now that you know my favorite Weight Watchers snacks, here are some tips on finding snacking balance in your life:

1 – Grab whole grain snacks. They can give you energy that lasts. That’s why I love my Sandwich Thins with fruit and cheese!

2 – Make snacks you can grab on the go. That way you’re not reaching for cookies or cakes or vending machine snacks.

3 – Eat mindfully. When you’re snacking, enjoy your snack and focus on it! Don’t eat while scrolling Facebook or watching TV.

4 – Eat nuts! They make a great snack and can combine with all the best Weight Watchers snacks.

5 – Try combo snacks. For balance, I pair snacks with healthy fats, proteins and fats.

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There’s a Healthier Snack Swap For That!

I think there’s some sort of law of Physics, or life, in which you always rummage through the fridge, drawers, and cabinets of your parent’s kitchen within five minutes of arriving on their doorstep. And no matter what you have eaten just before that!

(the view from my parent’s doorstep)

Am I right about that, or am I right? No matter what time of day it is, or how hungry I am, I still have to at least look. And I hope upon hope that my kids will do the same when they visit me one day as adults. I hope my children’s children will rummage through my snacks! I do it at my in-laws’ houses too. One set has the most exquisite apples you’ll ever taste. The other set will always have ice cream in the freezer, even in the beach house. My parents have perhaps the widest range of snacks, but one thing I can always count on is plenty of Weight Watchers snacks. For as long as I can remember, it’s this:

And some of this:

(Creme filing, people!)

Don’t forget this:

Or this:

I am a snacker times a million. It’s in my nature and it’s how I operate best. During my hungriest days – a major growth spurt in high school – I had to snack every couple of hours. During my busy days now, it’s honestly about the same. Especially with work, and during our prep for our Alaska trip last week, we had to buy so many snacks! We actually came home with some which I couldn’t believe. That just means better options at home now, and not just on vacation. Which would you try first??

Now you’re probably wondering about me giving you snack tips, right? Right. I’m a professional snacker! I have credentials! Not really, but what I am is a busy and fairly fit working mother of two, who needs to eat a LOT of snacks. When I worked in an office job, many moons ago, the vending machine options were deplorable. I didn’t yet care because I was in my 20’s and fairly convinced of my own invincibility, but something about turning 30 or turning into a parent changed that for me. I like multi-layered snacks and not just one thing. It’s all about various flavors and healthier options during my daily snack breaks.

I still love my sweets. I always will.

Here are three of my favorites from my local Stop and Shop:

And that said, lately I’ve been making tasty and healthy snack swaps with Weight Watchers market snack items as my options. It reminds me of being home in New Jersey with my mom, and I’ve also grown to have quite a taste for them. You can make a whole snack out of these items, or pair them with fruits, vegetables, hummus, dips, nuts, smoothies, etc. I personally love to integrate my snacks with other snacks, to make Ultimate Snacks. You don’t have to sacrifice taste and convenience at all!

Instead of a chocolate peanut butter candy bar.. try Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss
Instead of a thick, gooey brownie.. try Weight Watchers Triple Chocolate Brownie Bliss
Instead of a slice of cake.. try Weight Watchers Red Velvet Snack Cake
Instead of movie theater popcorn.. try Weight Watchers Healthy Pop Butter Flavor
Instead of an ice cream sundae.. try a Weight Watchers Snack Size Double Caramel Swirl Ice Cream Cone
Instead of nachos.. try Weight Watchers Light String Cheese (YUM)

Snacking is my thing!

And of course, pair these with delicious and fresh fruits, vegetables, and great sources of protein.

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