Hungry Girl Goes... to the PointsPlus® Calculator!

Here are 10 of my must-have, can't-live-without staple foods, complete with their PointsPlus values! What a relief...
Hungry Girl Goes to the PointsPlus Calculator

Blue Diamond Natural Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

It's creamy, it's a little sweet, and it works amazingly well in just about any recipe that needs milk (except instant pudding). Stock up now!

Each 8-oz. serving has 40 calories, 3g fat, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 1.

The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Wedges

This is the original light flavor of the Cow's cheese, but there are a bunch more. Pick up this classic or get crazy and taste the flavored varieties!

Each wedge has 35 calories, 1.5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 1.

Egg Beaters Original

I don't know what I'd do without this stuff. I eat it scrambled for breakfast, bake with it, dunk foods in it before coating them with Fiber One crumbs for faux-fried goodies... It's the best!

Each 1/4-cup serving has 30 calories, 0g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 6g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 1.

La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Large Tortillas

These tortillas are crazy-loaded with fiber. Not only do they make good burritos and wrap sandwiches, but I also like to bake them and us 'em as quickie thin pizza crusts. So versatile!

Each tortilla has 80 calories, 3g fat, 18g carbs, 12g fiber, 8g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 2.


Mann's Sunny Shores Broccoli Cole Slaw

Incredibly useful stuff. You can eat it raw with a bit of dressing like a true slaw or throw it into a pan for a fast stir-fry. Or you can you to my website to look around for a bazillion recipes using the mix!

Each 3-oz. serving (1 cup) has 25 calories, 0g fat, 5g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 0.


Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt

Greatest yogurt of all time? Maybe. It's definitely super-useful. Have some with a bit of fruit and sweetener, preserves, sugar-free pancake syrup... whatever. Or use it as a sour cream swap. Or use it as a baking ingredient. Just use it!

Each 6-oz. container has 90 calories, 0g fat, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 15g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 2.


Fiber One Original Bran Cereal

This cereal kinda changed my life when I put it into the blender, blitzed it to crumbs, and used it to make baked onion rings. You can faux-fry with it, and you can also put it into yogurt parfaits for a crunchy add-in, make marshmallow treats with it... The possibilities are endless!

Each 1/2-cup serving has 60 calories, 1g fat, 25g carbs, 14g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 2.


Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque

I love this soup. Not only is it great eaten plain, but it also makes a great base to dress up with veggies and protein. Sometimes, I even use it as a slightly sweet pasta sauce over the next item on my list...

Each cup has 130 calories, 3.5g fat, 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.


House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodle Substitute

The best low-calorie pasta swap ever. The tofu keeps the noodles from tasting too chewy and weird, and if you dress 'em up right, they taste absolutely amazing!

Each 4-oz. serving (half a bag) has 20 calories, 0.5g fat, 3g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 0.


Popchips

These chips win the "Best Crunchy Guilt-Free Snack" award. The varieties rock. The taste rocks. The nutritional information rocks. I couldn't love 'em more...


Each 1-oz. serving (about 19 - 22 chips) has 120 calories, 4g fat, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 1 - 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.


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