If you haven't been to Weight Watchers ever, or particularly for a while, there are plenty of surprises.
I can't give away the program (people PAY for that) but I can tell you that it's not your mother's WW program.
The new Freestyle Smart Points gives you options in the form of FREE FOOD you don't have to count. And the cell phone app has a bunch of cool tools, including a scanner so you can use to check out the serving points on foods still on the grocery-store shelves. It also has a guide for looking up points on foods and even restaurants replacing the thick manuals from days gone by.
As someone in the honeymoon phase of this adventure, I'm approaching grocery-store trips as someone would stalk the woods or streams for game or fish. I scour the shelves, meat and produce sections.
Friday's score was finding Extreme Wellness wraps -- 1 point each -- at Walmart. Brian even liked them and since we've been around the house most of the weekend we've had them with turkey breast lunch meat and also with homemade fajitas. My friend Sandy told me about them and the only place I've found them is Walmart on the bottom row of a shelf on the bread aisle.
On Saturday morning I used one of these gems to create a fabulous burrito. I started with a couple of scrambled eggs, onions and peppers and then grabbed some leftover bean and turkey chili that needed to be eaten. Quite nice if I do say so ...
The baking aisle produced the best find I've had on this round of Weight Watching. Truvia. It's by far the best alternative to sugar I've ever tried. Not only the taste but the texture nails it for me. I've been enjoying it in no fat, plain yogurt and on very tart pink grapefruit, which I am enjoying nightly, thank you.
I also found a delicious peanut butter powder AND a chocolate-mocha one that I put in the yogurt or in unsweetened almond milk and it is not only low in calories and points but it's delicious.
Ever check out ground 99 percent fat free turkey? Make it in patties, fry in Pam and it's a killer sandwich with your favorite condiments.
If you are on safari in your local grocery store, what have you bagged lately?