So I like to eat clean most of the time. I don’t do a lot of processed foods but I’m, you know, human so sometimes I just want some junk.
Crunchy, salty, bad for you goodness.
I found the Crunchmaster Rice Crackers at Costco, and they are delicious. It’ll only cost you 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints for 18 of these bad boys.
Now these crunchy bits of heaven have got quite the kick, so if spicy isn’t your thing you probably won’t enjoy these. They are incredibly flavorful, and I use a wedge of Laughing Cow to cut the heat and it’s a snack that seems totally naughty but is so nice!
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!