Hello to all my weight watching friends!
Simply click HERE to automatically download the addendum with SmartPoint™ comparisons for every recipe in Eat What You Love Quick & Easy!
If you are interested in knowing more smart points, I provide the full skinny on the new food tracking system HERE. In nutshell, the four values that are used to calculate SmartPoint™ are calories, sugar, saturated fat, and protein. Calories, sugar and saturated fat all raise the point value of a food, while protein lowers it.
As with the weight watcher plus point system, fruit and non-starchy veggies are still 0 points when eaten alone, but now (unlike previously) they also count as 0 when added to a recipe. The exception is when they are blended or pureed into a drink. As such, 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries added to a salad adds 0 smart points, but 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries blended into your smoothie would add 3 smart points!
Because my recipes are low in calories, added sugars and saturated fat – and I don’t skimp on belly-filling protein – they are a perfect fit for the new program!
Here are just a few smart swaps you will find in Eat What You Love Quick & Easy: (SP = Smart Points)
Reduced Fat Blueberry Muffin = 17 SP | 100-Calorie Blueberry Bran Muffin (p. 52) = 3
Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger = 48 SP | Quesadilla Burger (p. 129) = 9
Almost Bang Bang Shrimp = 26 Smart Points | Almost Bang Bang Shrimp ( p. 252) = 4
Slice Sara Lee Blueberry Pie = 15 Points | Easiest-Ever Blueberry Pie (p. 290) = 5
(SmartPoints™ are a trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. Smart Point comparisons were calculated by Marlene Koch Culinary Nutrition using information readily available. Comparison information is for educational purposes and does not imply sponsorship or endorsement.)