Weight Watcher’s Chicken Salad

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I’ve been on a chicken salad kick lately. I must admit, I have never really had chicken salad until now. Was searching for low sodium recipes and chicken salad was one of those recipes that had a low amount of sodium. I’ve been trying to watch my s odium levels too, and it is Soooooo freaking hard too because there’s sodium in everything. For breakfast, I’ll have a greek yogurt with some granola on top, and for a snack I’ll have 6 Triscuit crackers with some string cheese. Sometimes I’ll eat dried fruit, love cranberries!

This chicken salad has almonds, grapes, dried cranberries, and apples in it and it is just delicious! I use light mayo for my chicken salad and it’s pretty low calorie and very filling. I could eat this with out any bread!

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2 cooked chicken breasts, diced or shredded

1 apple

1 cup of grapes

1/2 cup of cranberries

1/4 cup of slivered almonds

1/3 cup of light mayo

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

Directions:

In a bowl add the cooked chicken, apple, grapes, almonds, cranberries, salt and pepper, and garlic powder. Mix everything together and serve over lettuce or make a sandwich with it.

 

Calories: 147
Fat: 4.52g
Carbohydrates: 17.15g
Fiber 1.8g
Protein 10.13g

High Protein Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

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I was surfing pinterest one day looking for protein packed snacks I can take before I go to the gym. Body Pump class makes me light headed sometimes, if I don’t eat anything before hand, and I was getting tired of eating peanut butter. This is a great snack cause it’s packed with protein. Greek Yogurt and 1% milk. 1 cup of greek yogurt has 12 grams of protein (depending on what Brand you use, I used Oikos) and 1/4 cup of 1% milk has 2 grams of protein so you’re getting 14 grams of protein with this cheese cake parfait. What makes it a cheese cake is the sugar free flavored cheese cake instant powder. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

1 cup of Greek Yogurt (plain)

1/4 cup of 1% milk

2 tablespoons of Sugar-Free Instant Cheesecake Pudding Mix

Fruit (Whatever you like, I used sliced strawberries)

Directions:

In a bowl mix together yogurt, milk, and cheese cake pudding. In a see through glass, layer the strawberries and cheesecake mix separately. Eat with a spoon and enjoy!

Calories: 149, Protein: 14.06 g, Carbs: 22.76, Fat 0.59 g

Points Plus: 4

Weight Watcher’s Butterfinger Dessert

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Weight Watcher recipe and I know that a lot of you people come here for that, so I’m sorry. I’ll try to post some more! I actually need to start watching my calories and weight again so I hope to post more. This one recipe caught my attention, I posted this recipe on my facebook page a couple days ago and finally made it today! If you would like to get more recipes and updates from this blog click on the facebook icon on the right hand side of my website. If you also haven’t noticed, I recently changed the layout of my blog. Was getting really sick of the old design and wanted something a little bit more professional looking and this one I really like!

This Weight Watcher’s Butterfinger Dessert is a layer of angel food cake, vanilla pudding, cool whip, and butterfinger candy bars. Everything was made with low fat ingredients besides the butterfinger bars of course. Those sugar-free puddings I don’t fancy much, because they leave a weird after taste in your mouth, so I just used a regular vanilla pudding but with low fat skim milk. You can mix and match different puddings with angel food cake and top them with different kinds of candy bars. Hope you all enjoy!

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Weight Watcher’s Butterfinger Dessert

Ingredients:
1 prepared angel food cake
1 (1 ounce) package fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix (larger size)
2 (8 ounce) containers fat-free cool whip
4 (2 1/8 ounce) size butterfinger candy bars
1 1/2 cups skim milk

Directions:
Spray a 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray.

Tear angel food cake into bite size pieces.

Prepare pudding with 1-1/2 cups of skim milk and mix with 2 containers of Cool Whip Free.

Crush candy bars.

Layer 1/2 cake, 1/2 of pudding mixture and 1/2 of crushed Butterfingers. Repeat layer.

Nutritional Facts for Butterfinger Dessert Weight Watchers 4 Ww Pts
Serving Size: 1 (82 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Daily Value Calories 185.0
Calories from Fat 28 15%
Total Fat 3.1 g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.5 g 7%
Cholesterol 0.4 mg 0%
Sodium 254.0 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 36.2 g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g 1%S
ugars 19.4 g 77%

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

I made these for treat day and the sandwiches were a big hit. The buffalo wing sauce makes the chicken really runny, and everyone thought that it could have been a little bit thicker. Next time, I’m going to try adding some flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce up a bit. They were calling them buffalo sloppy joes.  Ha ha.

The recipe makes a lot. I ended up doubling the recipe and used 6 pounds of boneless chicken, and now I have a lot of buffalo chicken to use up. That’s ok though, because I am a buffalo chicken lover freak and I look forward to using up the leftovers. Too bad the husband doesn’t like buffalo chicken, he’s missing out.

Servings: 8

Points Plus: 4 (just chicken, sauce, and seasoning)

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (defrosted)
  • 1 package ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 bottle Frank's Hot Sauce or Wing Sauce
  • hamburger buns
  • swiss cheese slices
  • Ranch dressing

Directions

Step 1
Place 1st 3 ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Use to make sandwiches, quesadillas, nachos, whatever you like.