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February 17, 2015

Weight Watchers Snacks Under 3 Points

Great Weight Watchers Snacks Under 3 Points with Free Printable

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When it comes to dieting a common misconception is that you can kiss snacking goodbye. This is simply not true! You can still snack while dieting, you just have to snack smarter! I know I can be guilty of mindlessly snacking on a bag of chips and I know how fast that can kill your calorie count for the day.

One thing I love about the Weight Watchers diet is their point system. It’s easy to understand and stick to, and it really helps you be aware of what you are eating. Instead of grabbing something because it tastes good, you really have the chance to decide if that snack is worth spending the points on.

So in hopes of keeping myself on track, and hopefully helping any of our awesome readers who also happen to be on the Weight Watchers program on track as well, we are sharing with you  Great Weight Watchers Snacks Under 3 Points Plus with a FREE Printable! I have this printed out and on my fridge for easy access when I get the urge to snack.

Here is my Weight Watchers Snacks Under 3 Points Plus {FREE Printable}:

 Free Printable Weight Watchers Points List for Snacks

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(click to enlarge and print)

It’s so great to see that you can still have sweet, salty, and yummy snacks while on the weight watcher plan. One of my favorite snacks to have is a bowl of seasoned air popped popcorn, YUM!

25 Delicious Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes with Points Plus for Weight Loss

25 Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes with Points Plus

Weight Watcher's Recipes with Points Plus for weight loss

Also check out this list of  27 Free Weight Watchers Recipes with Points Plus for Dinner

Weight Watchers Online Weight Loss

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What’s your favorite Weight Watchers Snacks to have when a craving hits? Let us know in the comments below! (Make sure to add in the point value!) 

Listerine Mouthwash 21-Day Challenge

Disclosure: “I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”

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Do you brush once a day? Twice a day? More? Do you brush for 1 minute? 2 minutes? 3 minutes? Do you use mouth rinse every time you brush? Do you floss everyday? As you are reading these questions how does your mouth feel? Are you going to go brush your teeth right now? Go ahead…I will wait until you get back. But come back as soon as you are done brushing because this is important stuff.

No matter how many times a day your brush brushing still misses about 75% of your mouth. I was surprised to hear this. It also causes me some concern because (head hung down in shame as I admit this) while I always brush twice a day, I don’t floss regularly and I don’t use mouthwash regularly. I know some of you are thinking…gross! And you are right. But maybe some of you are just like me and are doing the bare minimum when it comes to taking care of your oral hygiene.  I have always used the excuse that I am just to busy to take the time to floss and have never really thought much about mouthwash. When I do use mouth wash I use it to freshen my breath not to clean my mouth and teeth. I do always get my teethed cleaned at the dentist office every 6 months, with a fluoride treatment every other visit. New habits are hard to create but I am determined to take better care of my teeth, gums, and mouth. Seriously, I floss my kids teeth, I think it is time I start flossing my own. I am going to take it one step further and start rinsing twice a day with Listerine mouthwash. Clearly brushing is not enough. You NEED mouthwash to get the places brushing has missed.

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January 11, 2015

Getting Ready For The Big Game With A Snack Stadium

Getting Ready For The Big Game With A Snack Stadium

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So I’ll admit, I am not a huge sports fan (Other than UK Basketball that is) but there is one sports event that I watch every year without fail, the Super Bowl! What can be more American than a good sports rivalry, hanging out with friends and some fun food? My family and I love getting together with some friends and watching the game. So when I was given the chance to work with Red Gold Tomatoes to make a cool snack for the big game I was thrilled! What cool snack am I talking about? a Snack Stadium of course! Have you seen them!? Continue reading

Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make: Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make

Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

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It’s only 10 more days until Christmas! Are you still looking for a fun recipe or gift to make? Well then I have something super cute and easy for you to try! I’m talking about my Holiday Recipe Kids Can make, this  Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons! This fun little craft/recipe is easy enough for your kids to do, and it also make for a yummy treat and a sweet gift idea! My daughter and I made these Hot Chocolate Spoons for her teacher and added a gift card to a bookstore so she could enjoy a hot drink and snuggle up with a good book on her Christmas Break. We thought it was pretty cute and clever, ha! Let’s check out how to make them:

Here is how to make my Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make: Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

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You Will Need:

  • Melting Chocolate
  • Plastic Spoons
  • parchment paper
  • Toppings (We used crushed peppermint, coconut flakes, and marshmallows)
  • Plastic treat bags
  • ribbon

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First, Melt your chocolate. Lay some parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Dip your spoon into your chocolate and make sure you get a good amount on the spoon. You will be only using the chocolate on the spoon for your hot chocolate so you will want to make sure you have a good amount to melt into your milk!

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Next, It’s time to get decorating! This was my daughters favorite part of the project. You can use whatever you can think of for the toppings. We used crushed candy canes, marshmallows and coconut flakes! You could use candies, fruit, nuts, etc! You will want to make sure you do this while your chocolate is still hot and melted.

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Then, after you have decorated your spoons stick them in the freezer for about an hour and let them completely harden. Once they have grab some clear plastic treat bags and wrap your spoons in the bag.

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Finally, Get a little festive! Grab some Christmas ribbon and tie a cute bow around the spoons, stick them in a cute holiday mug (or unwrap them and enjoy them in a warm glass of milk yourself!) and call it a day!

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That’s it! A few simple steps and some sweet ingredients and you have a great holiday treat everyone is sure to love!

Looking for more great Christmas ideas? Check these out:

Christmas Party Ideas For Kids

Christmas Party Ideas For Kids

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Can you believe that Christmas is in 17 days!? I don’t know where this year went, I swear I was just grilling for 4th of July like two weeks ago, ha! So this year we are throwing our first Christmas party this year and we are planning on having quite a few kids running around our house which is something new for us. So while searching the web for some great Christmas Party Ideas for Kids to implement during our party I had a thought that there were probably some of you that were looking for some awesome ideas as well! So let’s check them out shall we? Continue reading

Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip Gift In A Jar

Check out our tips for this super easy Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip!  Perfect gift in a jar recipe for holidays or just because!

The holidays are upon us! It’s the first week of December, and if you haven’t yet, it’s time to start thinking about getting those Christmas gifts!  Items like this simply delicious cream cheese caramel apple dip make an amazing homemade gift in a jar projects to do with your children!

Every year my daughter and I pick a homemade gift from our kitchen to share with family and friends. This is one of my favorite holiday traditions because I have so much fun spending time with my daughter, and I love that it teaches her that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a great gift for someone. (You know what they say, It’s the thought that counts right!). This year we decided we wanted to make something sweet and “something good for you” says my 6-year-old. So we decided that who wouldn’t love a Cream Cheese Caramel Apple  Dip in a Jar! This recipe is easy to make and looks really cute in a mason jar and a whole apple on top wrapped up like a pretty package! Continue reading

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