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Old 10-02-2010, 06:05 PM
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WW Weekly magazine recap: Grocery store, Put Smart in Your Cart

I'll try to recap the Weekly magazines for everyone who doesn't get them. I don't attend the meetings every week, but I'll try to post the ones that I do get.

Plan on the go: Apple season is coming!
Cube and put into salads.
Simmered in squash soup and then pureed with an immersion blender for a creamy sweet touch.
Sliced superthin, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, bake at 325 for 30-45 mins, apple chips!!!

The main feature this month is "Shop with a Pro". It's about shopping wisely at the supermarket.
Shop the Perimeter. The outside aisles are where you'll find fresh, whole Filling Foods--produce, dairy, meat, and fish.
Harvest Fresh Picks. Stock up on fruit for snacks: apples, berries, bananas, and pears. For meals, greens like spinach and arugula are chock full of vitamins. Try different lettuces and adding fiber-rich foods with low Points values...peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots.
Go Lean. Buy skinless white meat which has a lot of protein bang for your Points value buck. When choosing red meat, look for words like round, chuck, sirloin, tenderloin, and strip steak, which are at least 80% lean.
Get Dairy that Delivers. Buy fat-free milk, low-fat cheese and cream cheese, choose reduced-fat spread instead of full-fat butter. They also suggest using low-fat Greek-style yogurt, which has about 20 grams of protein per 8-ounce cup, compared to regular yogurt's 13 grams.
Zero in on the Frozen Food Aisle. Choose plain frozen veggies, WW frozen meals, WW frozen treats. I like to buy the Green Giant frozen veggies that come in a box, they're the "Healthy Vision" ones that have zucchini, squash, and carrots. I think they're like 1 point or something like that and they have a little buttery sauce with herbs in it, very good for a side of veggies at lunchtime.
Check the Box. Read the nutrition labels, check for fat and sodium levels. Look for high fiber foods since they tend to be more filling. Whole grains, baby!

Apple and Carrot salad:
1 pts value per serving
2 large apples, 1 red and 1 green, cored, thinly sliced, cut into matchsticks
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, or less to taste
3 cups matchstick carrots (many stores sell them precut)
1/4 cup chopped chives
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
2 oz Feta cheese, French-variety suggested, crumbled

Place apples in a large bowl and toss w/ lemon juice. Add carrots, chives, oil, sugar, salt, pepper, and cheese; toss to mix thoroughly. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

If you want more tang, use blue cheese instead of French Feta (could affect the Points values).

^That salad sounds so delicious that I think I'll make it tomorrow.

Closing thoughts: One reader suggests writing the Points values on the box as you put away the groceries. I did this for a while and it really did help, A LOT! I didn't have to look up the points since it was right on the box and it was easier to keep track.
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Great read...thanks I just started back on WW technically last week but I gave into temptations so I started fresh today. I do it completely online/Iphone app though.
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that recipe looks yummy, christina! i have to try it. i love the ww mag.. i dont get it anymore but always loved it, especially the reader recipes.

i just started loving greek yogurt.. love all the protein it has. it's pretty rich and filling. chobani is my fav.. blueberry, pineapple, etc.
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i made that salad tonight and it's amazing! so delicious, give it a try!

eta: i used green onions chopped fine instead of the chives. i think the chives would have gotten lost in the salad, but the green onions definitely stand out and taste delicious with that feta.
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