So I’m not a big fan of processed food. Back in the day when Weight Watchers first started the “CORE” program it really changed the way I view food and how I eat. Even after I fell of the wagon and was dragged for miles and miles I still ate a mostly whole food, cooked from scratch diet.
That being said, sometimes you just have to do a smart swap – swapping out a high point item for a more point friendly option.
Breakfast is a big deal for me. I may have grown up in the Chicagoland area, but my family is from the south and skipping breakfast was not an option. Ever. Growing up that way I have to eat in the morning.
During my work days I always have the same thing. 1 cup of Kirkland Greek Yogurt (from Costco) mixed with one cup of blueberries, a dash of vanilla, and a drop of stevia extract. That is 3 points, which is really good for that amount of food. I’m a texture person though. I have to have something besides mush, so I’d add 1/4 cup granola, which gave my breakfast a 4 point boost.
Now I have no problems having a 10 point breakfast on my days off, but during the week…when I don’t have time to cook and am going just for nourishment… Nope!
So I found these rice rollers while at Costco, and they save me 2 points. Each rice roller is just 2 points. I break it up into smaller chunks and add it to my yogurt. I get the texture and it is really more filling.
Never mind that they kind of remind me of that Sugar Snap cereal from when I was a kid. Oh yeah, they are delicious, something I never thought I’d say about a rice cake kind of deal!
You can find these at Costco sometimes. It has been hit or miss for me so I started ordering from this link to Bamboo Lane Crunchy Rice Rollers: 3.5oz 8 Packs of 8 Rollers“>Amazon. They have become to important in my daily routine to run out!
I’m hoping to have at least one Smart Swap a week, so be sure to check back!