Monday, September 16, 2013
Who doesn't love reaching into the freezer for effortless guilt-free goodies? These new finds are as delicious as they are convenient...
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smart Beginnings Oatmeal
I love oatmeal in the morning, and WW really delivers with these easy b-fast options. Choose from three fruity flavors: Apples & Cinnamon, Maple & Brown Sugar and Peaches & Cream. Looks like those instant packets have some competition!
Each serving has 170 - 190 calories, 2 - 2.5g fat, 32 - 38g carbs, 4 - 5g fiber, 5g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 4 - 5.
MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burger
There's always room in the freezer for fun new veggie burgers. If you like Mediterranean flavors, you'll love this patty packed with garbanzo beans, spinach, tomatoes and Greek herbs. Sprinkle a little reduced-fat feta cheese on top to make it extra delicious!
Each burger has 110 calories, 4.5g fat, 13g carbs, 7g fiber, 10g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Amy's Meatless Veggie Meatballs
Another meatless find! Made with grains and lentils, these Italian-style veggie meatballs are loaded with protein. Have some with low-fat marinara over spaghetti squash or high-fiber pasta... or make a mini meatball sub using a light hot dog bun! The best part? There are EIGHT of 'em in a serving.
Each serving (8 meatballs) has 190 calories, 5g fat, 24g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g protein and a PointsPlus value of 5.
Weight Watchers Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars
These treats offer all the benefits of Greek yogurt but without any need for a spoon. (No offense, spoons.) They're packed with protein and calcium! There's berry-licious Blueberry Swirl and juicy Peach Swirl. Give 'em both a whirl!
Each bar has 80 calories, 0.5g fat, 13 - 14g carbs, 0g fiber, 5g protein and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Navigating the supermarket aisles can be tricky. Here are my top tips to help you shop smart and stock your kitchen for success...
Don't shop hungry. Sure, this is a no-brainer, but it's THE most important piece of advice to keep in mind before you venture into a supermarket. Eat a satisfying snack (like light string cheese and a Fuji apple) before you head out to the store. This way your untamed appetite won't do the buying for you!
Stick to the list. Make a list of what you need before you head out. On it should be essentials for smart meals and snacks... Really think about what you need for breakfast, lunch, dinner and beyond. Then stick to that list. Don't be swayed by impulse purchases.
Avoid trigger foods. Anything you can't stop eating once you start is a trigger food. Get to know your food weaknesses, and don't put them in your cart. If you know you'll be tempted to overdo it on potato chips (even the baked ones!), it's better to keep them out of your house.
Count your samples, or skip 'em. Some stores offer up free bite-sized samples. If you partake, keep track of those small bites... they add up!
Stock up on foods that are diet AND budget friendly. Hitting the freezer aisle for fruits and veggies can save you money... and that stuff's generally just as nutritious as fresh produce. And instead of pre-portioned single-serve snacks, DIY with a value-sized bag and re-sealable baggies or containers. Just make sure to do it as soon as you open the package!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Bored with popcorn and granola bars? Check out these unexpected no-guilt snack finds... They're amazing!
Freeze Dried Crunchies Natural Snacks in BBQ Roasted Veggies
Here's a TOTALLY fun way to get your daily dose of veggies. Munch on crispy, barbecue-flavored corn, peas, carrots, tomatoes and peppers! And no added preservatives, oil, gluten... nada. Plus, they come in resealable snack bags. Score!
Each serving (1/2 bag) has 130 calories, 2.5g fat, 22g carbs, 4g fiber, 4g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 3.
Butterball Turkey Nuggets Made With Real Apples
Here's one way to tackle sweet 'n savory cravings with one smart snack... It's turkey jerky with a fruity kick! Perfect for an on-the-go protein fix. I'd love to pair these apple-licious nuggets with a fresh Fuji apple. Look for 'em at Walmart!
Each 1-oz. serving has 80 calories, 3g fat, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 8g protein and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Pearl/Early California Black Pitted Olives To Go!
Olives? As a snack? YES. With no messy liquid to drain and no annoying pits to remove, the snack-sized containers are no muss, no fuss. Each little cup has about 10 delicious olives. Find these guys under the Pearl brand in some states and under Early California in others.
Each 4-olive serving has 15 calories, 1.5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.
GoGo squeeZ Fast Fruit
In a trio of tasty flavors — Apple Peach Passion Fruit, Apple Mango Pineapple Banana and Apple Raspberry Cranberry — these portable pouches of fruit sauce are fantastic! Eating plain applesauce with a spoon is sooooo 2012. Look for these at Target locations, supermarkets and more, and stock up!
Each pouch has 80 - 90 calories, 0g fat, 20 - 21g carbs, 1 - 3g fiber, 1g protein and a PointsPlus value of 2.
It's a Snap! Sesame Chicken Snack
Crunchy, a little sweet, and protein packed... Just three ingredients make up this amazing low-calorie snack!
1 1/2 cups halved sugar snap peas
3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp. low-fat sesame ginger dressing (like Newman's Own Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing)
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl, and toss to coat. Enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING
HG Alternative: Not a fan of raw snap peas? No problem! Just place them in a medium microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water, and microwave for 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Drain excess liquid, and let cool, about 15 minutes. Then toss with chicken and dressing!
The entire recipe has 170 calories, 2.5g fat, 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 25.5g protein and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Want delicious mixed drinks that are great for people of all ages? Try these amazing mocktail recipes, STAT!
Fizzy Virgin Sangria
Impress your pals with this phenomenal fruit-filled creation!
Two 2-serving packets sugar-free raspberry lemonade powdered drink mix (like the kind by Crystal Light)
One 11-oz. can mandarin orange segments packed in juice (not drained)
1 cup mango chunks, fresh or thawed from frozen
1 cup halved strawberries
1 1/2 cups (one 12-oz. can) diet lemon-lime soda
In a very tall glass, stir to dissolve powdered drink mix in 2 cups water. Place all fruit in a very large pitcher, including the juice from the orange segments. Add drink mixture and 2 more cups water. Gently stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours. Just before serving, add soda and stir. Serve with a ladle and make sure to get fruit in each glass!
MAKES 8 SERVINGS
Each serving (1/8th of pitcher, about 1 cup) has 37 calories, 0g fat, 8.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 0.5g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 1.
Groovy Piña Colada Smoothie
It's like a tropical vacation in a glass... Mmmm!
2 tsp. fat-free non-dairy powdered creamer
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
1/2 cup plain light soymilk
1/3 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
1/3 cup canned crushed pineapple (not drained)
1/8 tsp. coconut extract
1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 - 12 ice cubes
In a tall glass, combine creamer with sweetener. Add 2 tbsp. hot water, and stir to dissolve. Transfer mixture to a blender. Add all remaining ingredients, and blend at high speed until smooth. Pour and enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Each serving (entire recipe) has 161 calories, 1g fat, 32g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g protein and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Lemonade Faux-jito Pitcher
Here's a refreshing thirst-quencher that you'll absolutely love! I sure do....
2 limes, cut into slices
1 cup loosely packed mint leaves (about 1 bunch)
Three 2-serving packets sugar-free lemonade powdered drink mix (like the kind by Crystal Light)
8 cups (64 oz.) club soda
Optional garnish: additional lime slices and mint leaves
In a large pitcher, muddle (a.k.a. pulverize) the lime slices and mint leaves. (A long wooden spoon works well.) In a tall glass, combine drink mix with 1 cup club soda. Stir until dissolved. Transfer drink mixture to the pitcher. Add remaining 7 cups club soda, and stir well. Serve over ice!
MAKES 8 SERVINGS
Each serving (1/8th of recipe, about 1 cup) has 10 calories, 0g fat, 2g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Wanna enjoy barbecue goodness without even firing up the grill? Check out these saucy BBQ-flavored finds!
Kashi All Natural BBQ Recipe Chicken Thin Crust Pizza
This crispy pizza from the folks at Kashi is incredible. How incredible? Smoky cherrywood barbecue sauce, grilled white-meat chicken, gooey mozzarella 'n cheddar, and caramelized onions incredible! Grab a couple of buddies, and split this guilt-free pie STAT.
Each serving (1/3rd of pizza) has 240 calories, 7g fat, 33g carbs, 5g fiber, 15g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 6.
Healthy Choice Chicken & Potatoes with Peach BBQ Sauce Top Chef Café Steamers
No time to prep a gourmet dinner the way Tom Colicchio would? Pick up this Top Chef-approved steamer instead. You get chicken tenderloins, roasted 'taters, veggies, bacon AND peaches, all adorned with a peachy barbecue sauce. YUM! That's one decadent guilt-free dish....
Each entrée has 300 calories, 5g fat, 43g carbs, 5g fiber, 19g protein and a PointsPlus value of 7.
Tyson Grilled & Ready Fully Cooked Honey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast Strips
Here's a find that'll kick a sweet 'n savory craving in one bite — extra-lean chicken strips loaded with honey BBQ flavor. Add 'em to a salad, serve with steamed veggies, or just snack on 'em straight!
Each 3-oz. serving has 110 calories, 2.5g fat, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 18g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Guy's Award Winning BBQ Sauce, Sugar Free Varieties
Looking for a barbecue sauce that's not full of sugar? Check out this stuff from Guy's. In Original, Hot, Spicy and Smokey Garlic, these kickin' sauces are great for anyone watching their sugar intake... not to mention anyone who loves delicious BBQ sauce! Add some to your favorite protein, or drizzle over cooked veggies.
Each 2-tbsp. serving has 5 calories, 0g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.
Gardein Slow Cooked Barbecue Riblets
Forget fast food, and make your own McRib with this amazing find. With about half the sodium of comparable products, it's an outstanding no-guilt pick that's also meatless! Slap it on a 100-calorie flat sandwich bun, and enjoy...
Each riblet with sauce has 160 calories, 5g fat, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 13g protein and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Some products are completely essential in the HG world of guilt-free eating. These are the cream of the crop!
The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Wedges
This is one of the most versatile ingredients in the HG arsenal. It adds creamy deliciousness to fillings and sauces without adding a lot of calories. And the flavor is perfectly mild.... So even if you don't love Swiss cheese in general, you should still give this a whirl. It's great paired with fruit (I love it with Fuji apples), fat-free egg substitute (make a 2-ingredient scramble in the microwave!), light bagels (like Thomas' Bagel Thins) and more. The possibilities are endless! The Swiss is classic, but check out all the other fun flavors.
Each wedge has 35 calories, 1.5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 1.
Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
Pumpkin's not just for Thanksgiving pies! I use it in everything from soups and sauces to grilled cheese and fudge. Despite what you might think, it doesn't make everything taste all pumpkin-y. It just brings great texture and richness (not to mention fiber) to whatever you add it to. Don't confuse it with pumpkin pie filling, though, which has way more calories and sugar. One of my favorite uses for canned pumpkin? Making brownie muffins! Just mix a 15-oz. can with a box of devil's food cake mix... don't add anything else. Bake in a muffin pan sprayed with nonstick spray at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Then enjoy!
Each 1/2-cup serving has 40 calories, 0.5g fat, 9g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.
Fiber One Original Bran Cereal
This goes beyond breakfast, people. Sure, it's great in your cereal bowl, but don't stop there. I grind it into crumbs to make guilt-free pie crusts. It's also amazing in parfaits, in snack mixes and even as a salad topper. But my favorite use for Fiber One? Faux-frying. Pulverize and season it up, and you've got high-fiber bread crumbs. Then dunk just about anything in a little egg substitute, and coat it with the crumbs. Bake it up for a great fried-food swap!
Each 1/2-cup serving has 60 calories, 1g fat, 25g carbs, 14g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Boca Original Vegan Veggie/Meatless Burgers
These frozen soy patties are packed with protein, high in fiber and low in calories! They're key for creating guilt-free swaps for decadent burgers served at chain restaurants and fast-food joints. You can even chop 'em up and add them to salads, quesadillas, egg scrambles and more. Love these! Total freezer staple...
Each patty has 70 calories, 0.5g fat, 6g carbs, 4g fiber, 13g protein and has a PointsPlus value of 2.
Blue Diamond Natural Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
Known as UVAB around the HG HQ, this super-low-calorie milk swap is seriously amazing. It has less than half the calories of fat-free dairy milk! It's creamy, delicious and all-around wonderful. Enjoy it in smoothies, over cereal, in coffee drinks... almost anywhere you'd use regular milk! Look for both the refrigerated version and the shelf-stable variety.
Each 1-cup serving has 40 calories, 3.5g fat, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g protein and has a PointsPlus value of 1.
House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodle Substitute
This is, hands down, the best pasta swap on the planet. An entire bag has just 40 calories! It comes in a slew of shapes, like macaroni and spaghetti, but my favorite is the fettuccine... great mixed with a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light cheese! And while the texture is a little different from traditional pasta, it's pretty incredible as long as you prepare it right. Drain, rinse, and dry it very, very, very well! (It comes floating in liquid. Don't be scared!) It tastes best with creamy sauces and in Asian-style stir-frys. Look for it with the tofu at the supermarket...
Each 4-oz. serving (1/2 bag) has 20 calories, 0.5g fat, 3g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g protein and has a PointsPlus value of 0.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Summer is in full swing, which means BBQs and cookouts packed with delicious food. Here are some tips & tricks (plus a recipe!) for surviving the grill season without the guilt...
Get plenty of H2O
Warm weather is perfect for backyard parties, but it's also prime time for dehydration. And since thirst is often confused for hunger, reach for water first! This is especially important if you're consuming alcohol: Drink a glass of water in between each cocktail or beer.
Bring a dish to the party
An easy way to make sure you have something smart to indulge in is to contribute guilt-free goodies to the food spread. Bring extra-lean hot dogs, lean turkey burgers or a slimmed-down side dish like the recipe below!
Skip mayo-loaded side dishes
There are many innocent-sounding salads and slaws that find their way onto summer picnic tables. But potato salad, pasta salad and coleslaw are typically made with fattening condiments like mayo, and even small servings tend to carry major calorie counts. Do yourself a favor and pass 'em by.
Love the grill
The great thing about grilling is that it brings mega flavor to foods without the need for added fat. A little nonstick spray is all you need. So grill up some lean protein (like chicken breast and shrimp), veggies and even fruit. Try 'em skewered for extra fun!
Build a better burger
Even a lean patty can turn into a calorie catastrophe if it's topped off with fatty cheese, mayo and/or bacon. Opt for guilt-free condiments like ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce and even salsa. Then load up your burger with tomatoes, onions and pickles. And instead of slapping that stuff on a carb-heavy bun, try wrapping it all up in large lettuce leaves!
No-Fakin' Bacon Egg White Salad
Here's a light 'n easy scoopable salad that you can bring to your next cookout. So flavorful, no one will ever guess it's guilt-free!
12 hard-boiled egg whites, chilled and chopped
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup bagged sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), finely chopped
1/3 cup precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
1/4 cup Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijonnaise
In a medium-large bowl, mix all ingredients except Dijonnaise. Add Dijonnaise and toss to coat. Chill before serving or dig right in!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Each serving (1/4th of recipe, about 1 cup) has 155 calories, 2.5g fat, 13.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 16g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 3.
HG Tip! If you can only find sun-dried tomatoes that are packed in oil, drain and rinse them really well, and then pat dry. This will get rid of excess fat.
Monday, July 15, 2013
The right condiment can be like the cherry on top of a great meal. Check out these incredible finds!
Traina California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup
What could be better than classic ketchup? Sun dried tomato ketchup! This flavorful stuff tastes fantastic. And, as you may have guessed, it's packed with pieces of sun dried tomatoes! Find it at select retailers, or order a case online with your pals.
Each tablespoon has 20 calories, 0g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 0.
Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijonnaise
Dijonnaise is a staple in the HG world. It's got the flavor of Dijon mustard with the creaminess of mayo. I love it in deli-style salads and slaws, on sandwiches and wraps and even as a straight-up dipping sauce for cut veggies. For people who think regular yellow mustard has a little too much bite, this stuff is a great alternative. Try it!
Each teaspoon has 5 calories, 0g fat, <1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.
Limited Edition Heinz Tomato Ketchup with Real Jalapeño
Here's another fun spin on everyone's favorite tomato condiment. (No offense, salsa.) This one's spiced with jalapeño! Add it to your favorite dish for a little kick. Get some of this limited-time stuff while you can, because it won't be around forever...
Each tablespoon has 20 calories, 0g fat, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 1.
Saucy Mama Mustards in Dill, Hatch Chili and Creamy Garlic
This line of fancy mustards is amazing. The Dill is perfectly pickle-y, the Hatch Chili is hot and tangy, and the Creamy Garlic is just too good for words. Head to specialty retailers to grab a bottle, or order some online....
Each teaspoon has 10 calories, 0 - 1g fat, 0 - 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein, and a PointsPlusvalue of 0.
Sabra Roasted Garlic Salsa and Mango Peach Salsa
Whether you're a fan of savory or sweet salsa, the folks at Sabra have got you covered with the latest additions to their lineup. Made from Roma tomatoes and top-quality spices, these fun flavors are definitely worthy of a spot in your fridge. HG tip: Use 'em on salad in place of dressing for a zesty bowl of greens.
Each 2-tbsp. serving has 10 - 25 calories, 0g fat, 2 - 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and aPointsPlus value of 0 - 1.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Starting off your day with a bowl of no-guilt deliciousness is easy. Here are my go-to cereal picks...
Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter Cereal
Calling all peanut butter lovers... This is my favorite INDULGENT cereal right now, hands down! Not only is it PACKED with PB flavor, but it's also chock-full of whole grains. I love it in recipes, from breakfast parfaits to dessert creations. So decadent, you won't believe it's guilt-free.... Stock up and taste for yourself!
Each 3/4-cup serving has 110 calories, 1.5g fat, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 3.
Barbara's Organic Snackimals Cereal
Snackimals cookies may have been made for kids, but this cereal from Barbara's is a perfect guilt-free b-fast for grownups. In Cinnamon Crunch and Vanilla Blast varieties, you can find it in select supermarkets and natural-food stores. Eat a bowl of it in the morning, or have some as a sweet, crispy snack between meals.
Each 3/4-cup serving has 110 calories, 0.5g fat, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Special K Limited Edition Chocolatey Strawberry Cereal
Chocolate-dipped strawberries in cereal form? YUM. If you've got chocolate on the brain, this choco-berry cereal is right up your alley. It's a limited-edition find, so make a beeline for your local supermarket to grab a box (or three!) NOW.
Each 3/4-cup serving has 110 calories, 1g fat, 24g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Fiber One 80 Calories Chocolate Cereal
Here's even MORE chocolate for breakfast, this time from my pals at Fiber One. With only 80 calories per serving, it's almost too good to be true! Have it in your cereal bowl, or layer it between fresh berries and fat-free Greek yogurt for an incredible parfait (my FAVORITE!). And, of course, my number-one cereal pick of all time is the matriarch (patriarch?) of the F1 family: Fiber One Original bran cereal...
Each 3/4-cup serving has 80 calories, 1g fat, 25g carbs, 9g fiber, 1g protein and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Van's Gluten Free Cereal
Going gluten-free doesn't have to mean giving up crunchy cereal! Van's has a great gluten-free lineup, including this cold cereal in Cinnamon Heaven and Honey Nut Crunch. It's packed with whole grains and deliciousness! Look for this stuff at Walmart, Safeway and Von's.
Each 3/4-cup has 120 calories, 1g fat, 26g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
General Mills Peanut Butter Toast Crunch
Decadent, peanut buttery goodness makes this back-by-popular-demand cereal a total winner. Top it with strawberries for a PB&J-inspired breakfast, mix it with some of the above chocolate cereals for a PB&C fix, or eat it all by itself... It ROCKS!
Each 3/4-cup serving has 120 calories, 3g fat, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I've got some amazing finds to satisfy your taste buds...
Amy's Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies
Regardless of their gluten-free nature, these fudgy brownies are ridiculously good. Defrost the tray in the microwave, and they're ready to eat! Just watch your serving sizes — each square tray totals five portions, not four! Find 'em at Whole Foods. One of my new favorites from the geniuses over at Amy's!
Each brownie (1/5th of the pan) has 150 calories, 6g fat, 25g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 4.
Crunchmaster Grammy Crisps and Cheezy Crisps
These Crunchmaster crisps are marketed as kid-friendly crackers, but who says adults can't get in on the crunchy fun? The Grammy's flavor is Cinnamon & Sugar (tastes like Cinnamon Toast Crunch!), and the Cheezys are Cheddar flavored. The best part? The HUGE portion sizes — 25 to 60 crisps!
Each serving (25 Grammy Crisps or 60 Cheezy Crisps) has 120 - 130
calories, 2 - 3g fat, 23 - 25g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 2g protein and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Van's Natural Foods Whole Grain Gluten Free Snack Bars
Think it's tough finding a delicious gluten-free snack bar? You won't once you taste these chewy bars from the folks at Van's. They come in Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Almond and Peanut Butter Chocolate. Grab one as a midday snack!
Each bar has 150 - 160 calories, 3.5 - 5g fat, 24 - 26g carbs, 4g fiber, 3g protein and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Perdue Simply Smart Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders
These boneless chicken tenders are made with white meat only, and they happen to be preservative-free. Best of all, these have 50 percent less fat than regular breaded fried boneless chicken. Impressive! Look for the strips in the fridge section of the supermarket. (There's a similar freezer product too!)
Each 2-piece serving has 150 calories, 6g fat, 13g carbs, 0g fiber, 10g protein and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Lundberg Organic Alfredo Parmesan Cheese Risotto
This Parmesan-packed risotto is a great find. Unlike other risotto, this version has very little fat. And it's got a decent amount of protein! Plus, it's super easy to make. BINGO!
Each 1/2-cup serving (prepared) has 150 calories, 3g fat, 25g carbs, 0g fiber, 5g protein and a PointsPlus value of 4.