Counting Down The Pounds

Friday, April 30, 2010

Nourishing Foods & Weight Watchers Points

I'm reading a lot of inquiries about how one can balance Weight Watchers with REAL food.  I don't do Weight Watchers, but have in the past.  In order to calculate these points, I pulled out my old materials.  The points are my own calculation/estimation and I cannot guarantee accuracy.  Page references are from Nourishing Traditions Revised Second Edition.  If you don't have a copy, order one from Amazon (I've found it's cheaper than local bookstores, no I don't make money if you click and order).

Don't know what kefir is or how to make it?  Check out my kefir blog, The Kefir Queen.

Ingredients listed should always be:
Whole, Raw Milk (or at least non-homogenized)
Real grass fed butter
Oils- extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) or unrefined, organic, coconut oil
Grains soaked 12 + hours
Eggs- Free range/foraged (from your own yard, hopefully!)
Spinach/kale- blanched and drained
Meat- grass fed, organic, local
Fish- wild caught

*Omelet- 2 eggs + mushrooms + zucchini + 1 TBS REAL butter~ 7 Points
*Kefir smoothie (8oz whole milk kefir + 1 cup blanched spinach + 1/2 cup fruit + 1TBS honey)~ 6 Points
*1 slice Soaked Whole Wheat Bread w/ 1 tsp REAL butter + 1 1/2 TBS lacto fermented berry preserves~ 4 Points
*1/2 cup soaked, prepared brown rice + 2 TBS Piima Cream + 1TBS local, raw honey~ 6 Points
*Nourishing Traditions Brown Rice Pudding (pg. 554) 1/10th of recipe,~ 7 Points

Lunch & Dinners
*Nourishing Traditions Vegetable Fritata (1/4th) pg 442,~ 10 Points
*Grated raw cheese, shredded lettuce, lacto fermented salsa, and sour cream pita sandwich. (1/2 large whole wheat pita, 4 TBS grated cheese. 1 TBS sour cream sauce)~ 7 Points
*1/2 large whole wheat pita, 4 oz water packed tuna, 1 TBS mayonnaise, celery, red pepper, green onions~ 7 Points
*Grilled cheese sandwich, 2 thin slices soaked whole wheat bread, 4 TBS grated raw cheese, 1 TBS REAL butter~ 8 Points
*Sprouted Wheat Tortilla spread with 1 TBS cream cheese, lettuce leaves, chicken, lacto fermented salsa~ 9 Points
*Spiced Chicken Breasts (pg. 283) 8 Points
*Leaf-Wrapped Salmon (pg 270)~without stuffing 7 Points, with stuffing 11.5 Points

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