Light and easy meal ideas and recipes.

Grab-and-Go

  • Yogurt To Go

    Yogurt To Go

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    These are my adult version of "Go-gurt" to take with me when I'm in a hurry.

     

    You can use these for road trips if you have an ice-pack or cooler bag to store them in. OR, freeze them so they stay cold and slowly defrost over the course of an hour or so.

     

    I added just a teaspoon of sugar and vanilla extract to the plain non-fat greek yogurt, just to take the tart taste out of the yogurt. If you use Truvia or another zero calorie sweetner, this is a zero point snack.

     

    Recipe makes 3 yogurt packs. 1 WW Freestyle Points for 3 of them.

     

    You can find and purchase a 100 pack of these Zipzicle Bags on Amazon for about $10.

     

    You can also find and purchase a Re-usable Pastry Bag on Amazon for about $5.50. I use pastry bags often in a lot of my recipes. 

     

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  • Copycat Egg McMuffin

    Copycat Egg McMuffin

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3

    Nothing revolutionary here. But it beats the drive-through version. I keep this in my breakfast line up because it's a tasty, quick option for busy work-day mornings. Not much of a recipe... just an idea. Full nutrition info coming soon.

     

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  • Pumpkin Seed Bars

    Pumpkin Seed Bars

    Calories: 60 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    I love pumpkin seeds and these bars are only 60 calories - or 2 WW Freestyle points each. They are a little crunchy but slightly chewy because of the pumpkin seeds. I pack this up with 2 pre-peeled hard boiled eggs and a banana when I need to eat on the go. I could not find these in any stores so I ordered them online.

    You can find and purchase a 10 pack of Go Raw Pumpkin Seed Bars here.

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  • Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Calories: 115 WW Freestyle Points: 2 points per stick

    Updated 05/02/2019

     

    Hello readers. After some feedback on my original recipe for these french toast sticks, I revised the ingredients and technique used to make these. There is no rolling involved at all. I also included an updated, in-depth video on how to make these.

     

    This recipe makes 10 six-inch sticks (2 WW Freestyle Points each). You can freeze these in a zip-lock bag and pop them in the toaster oven when you're ready to eat them. 

     

    Nutritional information and WW Freestyle Points values based on 1 French Toast Stick.

     

    *Information for converting flour volume from cups to grams was calculated based on the nutrition label of King Arthur All Purpose Flour. 1/4 cup = 30 grams. Multiplied by 6 for 1 1/2 cup serving to equal 180 grams.

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  • Turkey Snack Sticks

    Turkey Snack Sticks

    Calories: 80 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    These come in a resealable package so I put a few of these in a zip lock bag, and grab a little fruit with it to take on the go. Two turkey sticks are 80 calories or 2 WW Freestyle points.

     

    You can find and purchase Old Wisconsin Turkey Snack Sticks here.

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  • Protein Cookie Bites

    Protein Cookie Bites

    Calories: 125 WW Freestyle Points: 3 per pack

    These Cookie Bites taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal. I got 6 packs for $5.96. Each pack is 3 points each - 125 calories per pack. Makes a great grab-and-go snack. My kids like them too. I will definitely order these again. I could only find them online.

     

    You can find and purchase Kay's Protein Cookie Bites here.

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  • Baked Corn Crackers

    Baked Corn Crackers

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2

    Sanisimmo Oven Baked Corn Crackers are just 2 points per pack (3 cracker sheets per pack). They have a very nice corn flavor, not too salty. I like these with salsa and black beans. They are a little hard to find in stores but you can find and purchase Sanisimmo Oven Baked Corn Crackers > on Amazon for $ 4.98.

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  • No Bake Snack Bars

    No Bake Snack Bars

    Calories: 117 WW Freestyle Points: 4 per bar

    A tasty, chewy grab-and-go snack or breakfast. You can whip these up in less than 30 minutes. To prevent burning, melt the marshmellows the same way you would chocolate. Place a bowl on top of simmering water and place the marshmallows in the bowl. See video for demonstration. Recipe makes 8 servings.

     

    You can buy the Puffed Corn Cereal here and the Puffed Wheat Cereal here

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  • Protein Bars

    Protein Bars

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 4

    Quick and tasty snack for when you are on the run. They are a little small so I usually eat them with fruit and / or yogurt. I like the light lemony flavor in these bars. They are crisp and a little chewy. You can find and buy Simply Protein Crispy Bars here.

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  • Oatmeal Bars

    Oatmeal Bars

    Calories: 185 WW Freestyle Points: 4

    These oatmeal bars are very easy to make. They have a very soft gooey texture because of the oatmeal. You can make these in advance - store them in the refrigerator, then heat them up. But they are best if you eat them the day you make them. If I'm on the go, I'll pack this up with a hard boiled egg or some fruit. For the apples in this recipe, Granny Smith is good or another type of baking apple. Recipe makes 8 bars using an 8" x 8" square pan.

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  • Grab and Go Snack Packs

    Grab and Go Snack Packs

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: Varies
    Sometimes I pack these up in advance so I have something to grab when I need to eat in a hurry.
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  • Grab and Go Snack Pack with Biscotti

    Grab and Go Snack Pack with Biscotti

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 4
    The Biscotti cookies are 4 points each. I add a banana and pre-cooked hard boiled egg to take when I'm on the run.
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  • Grab and Go Snack

    Grab and Go Snack

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3
    This is an afternoon snack I pack up to bring to work. The dip is a super quick mix of 1/4 avocado, tomatillo salsa and chickpeas (from a can).
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  • Eggs & Turkey Bacon Sandwich

    Eggs & Turkey Bacon Sandwich

    Calories: 342 WW Freestyle Points: 4

    I make the bagels for this on meal-prep day. Sometimes I assemble the sandwiches and freeze them so I can just heat them up and go. Other times, I freeze just the bagels, and defrost on the day I'm eating it - then add the eggs and bacon that day.

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  • Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Calories: 185 WW Freestyle Points: 3 (for 2 portions)

    Recipe makes 12 Egg Bakes in total.

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