Weight Watchers Cheese

If you read my personal blog, you will know that I just lost 50 lbs (woohoo me!). In doing so, I have found ways to enjoy the food everybody else is eating, but do it with less calories (and not sacrificing taste either!). It can be so easy to over indulge during backyard barbeques. Before you hold the cheese on that burger, rest assured that it’s possible to enjoy your favorite foods without all the calories!

I recently was able to try some of the new Weight Watcher cheese. We even brought it a 4th of July party for others to taste also.  Here is what we tried:

  • Weight Watchers Jalapeno Pepper Gourmet Cheese Wedges – This spreadable cheese is perfect for spreading onto crackers, fruits, vegetables, bread and more as a quick, filling snack. Each rich and creamy wedge packs 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber into just 30 calories, and has a PointsPlus® value of 1.
             This was Bill’s favorite mostly because he loves anything with jalapenos in it.
  • Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Whipped Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread – This decadent, fruity variety of the Original Weight Watchers Whipped Cream Cheese is the only one of its kind on the market – you won’t find reduced fat whipped strawberry cream cheese from anyone but Weight Watchers Cheese. With a fluffy, whipped consistency, each two-tablespoon serving has 60 calories, a PointsPlus value of 2, and is sure to freshen up the blandest of breakfasts.
             This is one of my favorites, because I love anything with strawberries.  Plus, it gives my plain bagels some flavor!
  • Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Whipped Onion and Chive Cream Cheese Spread – The new Weight Watchers Onion and Chive Spread is a savory whipped treat to enjoy at all times of the day, on bagels, sandwiches and more. It is also unique in its category – no one but Weight Watchers Cheese offers a reduced fat whipped onion and chive cream cheese. In a two-tablespoon serving, the spread has only 60 calories and a PointsPlusvalue of 2.
             We cheated and used this more as a snack than something to put on bagels!
  • Weight Watchers Reduced Fat American Singles – These individually-wrapped singles make it easy to enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness of melted cheese without all the fat and sodium of regular cheese singles. These singles are an excellent source of calcium with 25 percent of the recommended daily dose in every single along with 1 gram of fiber per single. Each slice has 45 calories and a PointsPlus value of 1.

This didn’t even make it to the 4th of July party.  We ate them at home.  We made cheese sandwiches, sub sandwiches, cheese and cracker sandwiches, etc with them!  I love cheese, and I love that they made this cheese,  so I can stay on my diet and actually eat it!

The number one comment we got yesterday was that everyone couldn’t believe that these cheese tasted as good as they did!  Everyone equated healthy with tasting terrible.  I am glad to see that Weight Watchers proved them wrong!  It is so nice to be able to find great tasting healthy food.  I know I am glad!

If you are looking for some great cheeses to check out, get the Weight Watchers cheese listed above!  They were all great!  You can also save $1 on on Weight Watchers cheese products by clicking this link and printing off the coupon:
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4th Of July Cookies

 

 

4th Of July Cookies
 
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Serves: 4-5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven @ 350 degrees.
  2. Mix butter till creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Use food coloring paste to tint one third of the dough red and another third blue, kneading the dough to evenly distribute the color. Leave the last third untinted. Chill for ease in handling (about 1 hr).
  3. Roll out cookie dough on lightly floured surface to ⅛” thickness. Cut out a bunch of larger stars. With a medium-size cutter, cut a star from the center of each large star. Now use the medium stars to fill in the centers of contrasting larger stars lightly pressing them in place. Press the medium stars into the larger stars' centers. Using a third, smaller cutter, you can even create tricolored stars.
  4. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.