Whipped Cream Cheese Gets a Twist

Weight Watchers Cheese has recently added two delicious new varieties to its lineup of whipped cream cheeses: Chocolate and Chocolate Raspberry. The new whipped cream cheese flavors are perfect for putting to use in inventive yet simple recipes that push whipped cream cheese’s repertoire beyond the typical bagel. Now, Weight Watchers has made up a few recipes but I tried one of my own for this product.

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I found my new favorite frosting. Ok, so maybe it’s not really frosting so much as it is a whipped chocolate cream cheese spread, however it makes the most amazing frosting!! Weight Watchers has come up with new reduced fat Whipped Chocolate and Whipped Chocolate Raspberry cream cheese spreads that are out of this world. Not only do they have 33% less fat than whipped cream cheese spreads, they are also only 60 calories per serving and have 2g of fiber per serving. When I first opened these spreads, I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them, but after taste testing with a spoon I decided that if nothing else I would just eat it with a spoon!! That’s how delicious these cream cheese spreads are to eat! Alright, maybe that wasn’t the best decision on how to eat it, so I opted to try it as a frosting. I found a recipe for chocolate chip cookie cupcakes (they are amazing) that uses a cream cheese frosting. It is a match made in heaven!! I no longer need to make my own cream cheese frosting for anything-Weight Watchers Whipped Chocolate cream cheese spread is my new favorite. I can’t wait to try it on a chocolate chip bagel for breakfast or dip pretzels in it for a low fat snack!

Weight Watchers has done it again-another deliciously successful product!

Weight Watchers Ice Cream

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!” Who out there doesn’t like ice cream?? I imagine very few actually don’t like ice cream (unless it’s a health reason), yet I guarantee nobody likes the extra fat and calories associated with the delicious desserts. Well, thankfully Weight Watchers has come out with a number of amazing ice cream options with very little fat and calories. I know you hear Weight Watchers and you think healthy, maybe not the most amazing tasting, and you may think “diet”….but let me tell you I am not a strict health nut or dieter by any means and I love these ice cream bars. I have tried 6 different flavors and love them all.

The first ice cream bar I tried was their Giant Latte bar-it has 90 calories, 1g of fat, 3g of protein! Does anyone like a latte in the morning?? This bar is like a delicious latte frozen into a giant bar of heaven! And it’s only 2pts for those of you on Weight Watchers.

The next 2 bars I tried were the Greek Frozen Yogurt bars in Peach Swirl and Blueberry Swirl. Greek yogurt has exploded in the past couple of years as a popular snack, so why not offer people a frozen version of the snack they love? The new Blueberry Swirl and Peach Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars are made with low fat Greek frozen yogurt and real Blueberry and Peach fruit swirls. They are both 80 calories, 0.5g of fat, and 5g of protein!! They have calcium and live and active cultures associated with yogurt. They are light and fruity and definitely a yogurt lovers’ dream (in ice cream form)!!

The next was a snack sized Red Velvet ice cream sandwich. YUM! It is small (hence snack size) but only has 100 calories and 1.5g of fat. Staying right on trend with the current red velvet craze, the Snack Size Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich is made with low fat cream cheese frosting flavored ice cream with a red velvet chocolate swirl between red velvet chocolate wafers. The ice cream flavor is very light and the red velvet takes over the flavor-but delicious overall!

The last 2 ice cream bars were the Chocolate Smoothie and the Cookies and Cream bar. The Chocolate Smoothie has 60 calories and 1.5g of fat but tastes like a full flavored chocolate fudge bar-absolutely satisfying! For traditional frozen yogurt fans, the new Chocolate Smoothie Frozen Yogurt Bars are made with low fat frozen yogurt and real chocolate to satisfy cravings. The Cookies and Cream was a fan favorite of my children for obvious reasons….what child doesn’t like cookies and cream ice cream?? It has 120 calories and 5g of fat, however this treat offers three levels of cookies & cream goodness in one bar. It’s made with low fat cookies & cream ice cream with a chocolate cookie fudge swirl dipped in a rich chocolaty cookie crunch coating. Ok, just typing that made my mouth water…that bar is a chocolate lovers’ dream if I do say so myself!!

All of these bars were a delight to eat (my kids couldn’t stop asking for them!) and were 2 pts on the Weight Watchers point system except the Cookies and Cream bars and the Red Velvet bars which were 3 pts. I highly recommend these delicious desserts as a healthy alternative to the high fat, high caloric ice cream bars we often see in stores!!

Cake Pops Review and Giveaway!

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I love chocolate and I love cake, so Cake Pops are something I knew I had to try. Veronica’s Treats makes them. Their rich fugdy double chocolate cake recipe is mixed with just the right amount of cream cheese frosting; made into bite size pops; drenched in white or milk chocolate coating; then embellished with beautiful designs. Some describe it as a truffle; some say the inside tastes like cake batter. I can’t decide what they taste like besides really, really good! They are a little on the rich side, so after eating one you are satisfied. They were so good that Bill and both kids wouldn’t share theirs with me. They all told me to get my own!!!! Can you believe that?

Since my family loves them and doesn’t plan to share, I knew I had to arrange for one lucky reader to get their own assorted set of Cake Pops.  Here’s what you need to do:

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