It’s no secret that I like my sweets. One of the biggest reasons I chose Weight Watchers was because I knew I could still eat my beloved chocolate—I just had to eat less than I normally would. And I have to say, moderation is the biggest thing I’ve learned on this diet. In the past, I’d eat an entire candy bar in one sitting. Now I know a piece or two is enough, and knowing that—knowing which bite will be my last—helps me feel more satisfied than hoovering an entire bag of cookies ever did.
- Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies, 2 Points+ per cookie
- Nature Valley Granola Thins, 2 Points+ per thin
- Cupcake, store-bought, any flavor, 5 Points+ (I am not picky on flavor, just YUM)
- 6 White chocolate covered raisins, 1 Points+ (I usually eat these after lunch. Also, you should know that I buy mine at Aldi.)
- Homemade chocolate chip cookies, 3 Points+ for two
- Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Candy Bars, 3 Points+ each
- Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Fudge Core Ice Cream. Half a cup, or approximately ¼ of the pint, is 8 Points+. Which is a lot, I know. But people, I just had to try this. Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite things, and they went and put them into ice cream and added adorable little peanut butter cups. I ate a serving on the couch one night and felt content that I’d tried it, and have since been pressing the rest onto my husband and kids.
- The Pioneer Woman’s Mocha Brownies. If you halve the frosting recipe, make these in a 9×13 pan, and cut them into 40 pieces, each brownie is only 5 points. And they’re so rich, the miniscule square that this produces is really all I need. I usually end up making these for a work party and save a few for myself to eat over a couple of days.
- Oreo Milkshakes. I have long been a fan of Oreo shakes, ever since I started going to Ed Debevic’s in high school, where they’d bring both your shake and its leftovers in a silver cup. I blend four Double Stuf Oreos, a ½ cup of skim milk, and two cups of light vanilla ice cream. This recipe serves two, for a total of 10 Points+/serving. You could divide again so it would serve four and your Points+ total would only be five, but then your little milkshake glass wouldn’t be full and you might be sad about it later.
So that’s it! I hope you enjoy some of these little indulgences—and really, indulge! You deserve it. It’s so hard to eat healthfully all the damn time. And if you’re out of points and still craving something sweet, just stuff some grapes into your mouth. Lots of grapes. Trust me.