WW Weekly magazine recap: Grocery store, Put Smart in Your Cart - AuthenticForum
 
AuthenticForum
  Register FAQ Members List Arcade Search Chat Mark Forums Read  
Register

 
 

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2010, 06:05 PM
nilesong's Avatar
Denim God
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sector 001
Posts: 6,628
Feedback: (57)
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.
__________________
Want! TR Janie 26 or 27; rock/festival t's mens s/m; HAV studded A 27, brooklyn A 27, AG angel 27
Stuff for sale Discounts if sold through AF, PM for details.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2010, 03:57 PM
remonb's Avatar
Denim God
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 8,050
Feedback: (63)
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.
__________________
Dandrea
Click here to see my items listed by **fancy**pants**. She can offer a discounted price if sold through AF. Just send her a PM.
I want a cheap pair of WR Lisa Dark Handsand or Gardenia, size 29
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-05-2010, 09:08 PM
abeyer's Avatar
Denim God
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 3,993
Feedback: (66)
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.
__________________
wishing for sz 25 rigid joeys, sfam hok, pearl, PF or other a pocket; AG in Angel, stilt or Stevie (mostly darker but I love them all!)
my ebay listings
Reply With Quote
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2010, 06:49 PM
nilesong's Avatar
Denim God
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sector 001
Posts: 6,628
Feedback: (57)
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.
__________________
Want! TR Janie 26 or 27; rock/festival t's mens s/m; HAV studded A 27, brooklyn A 27, AG angel 27
Stuff for sale Discounts if sold through AF, PM for details.

Last edited by nilesong; 10-09-2010 at 06:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2010, 08:35 PM
agalarowicz's Avatar
Jean Junkie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 2,053
Feedback: (36)
that looks so good! thanks for posting
__________________
~Amber~
Easy Petite Looks
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-16-2010, 03:08 PM
ilovecaseyandcoach's Avatar
Denim God
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eureka, CA (6 hours north of san fran...where we have no stores)
Posts: 3,518
Feedback: (8)
Thank you for posting that!
__________________
facebook
blog I need maternity jeans. Size 29 and 30 please.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70