Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rainy Sunday

Yesterday was a success in Calais and we found so many great new products that aren't available up here in Canada. I think I am going to have to make a trip down every 6 weeks or so to stock up on all my findings! I haven't really had a chance to try very many of them but I will keep you updated as soon as I do.

One product that I couldn't wait to try (I think I had the box and wrapper open about 30 seconds after I walked in the door) is Hostess 100 Calorie Pack Chocolate cupcakes. These are UNBELIEVABLE! I only bought the chocolate but they also come in Carrot Cake and Yellow cake with chocolate frosting (these kinds are both 2 points/pack) However the chocolate variety (which are rumoured to be the best out of the 3) are ONLY1 point/pack!!!! 1 POINT!! They are moist & Yummy but the only downfall is that it is SO hard to stop at just 1 pack! (ok...I admit it...I had 2 last night!!!) But if you can restrain yourself enough to enjoy them sporadically, they are definitely worth and 1.5 hour trip to Calais AND the 1 hour wait in the line up to get across the border!!!

Here is a list of great things we picked up in Calais, Maine.

Laughing Cow Cheese Light Wedges
Only 35 calories per serving!

Quaker Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Rice Cakes
These sound so promising...who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate together for only 60 calories??

Jello Sugar Free Reduced Calorie Pudding cups
French Vanilla topped with Caramel
Mochachinno & chocolate

Light Flatout Wraps
Italian Herb
Sundried Tomato
I am trying these tonight...making pizza out of them. They are only 90 Calories for a LARGE wrap and they have 9 g of fibre soo......they are 1 POINT!!!!

Weight Watchers Bagels and English Muffins
The Bagels are only 2 points (and YES they are full sized bagels!)
English muffins are only 1 point and would make a great mini pizza!

Fiber One Chewy Bars
Oats and Chocolate
Oats & Peanut Butter

Hormel Turkey Pepperoni
Only 80 calories for 17 thin slices of this stuff! Can't wait to try it!!

Hannaford Fat Free Refried Beans
Thought these would be great for a Quesadilla or I may experiment with some sort of low fat burrito!

That's all I can think of right at the moment but I will be posting about each separate item as I try them. I also grabbed a few other things life Caramel French Vanilla flavored coffee and a few other knick knacks.

Yesterday I did really good food wise considering I was surrounded by food in a grocery store for most of the day! I ate a light lunch before I left for Calais and brought an apple and a rice cake with me to snack on. For supper, a friend and I went to Subway and I had the Roast Chicken Wrap with veggies and Sweet Onion sauce (if you haven't tried it, drop everything and get to Subway right now to do so!!!) It was delicious!

My travel buddy and I also discovered a new low fat java creation. (Actually she discovered it but I am willing to take full credit). We stopped at the Irving and filled our cups with 1/2 Fat Free French Vanilla Cappachino and 1/2 Hazlenut Vanilla Coffee and added 1 Sugar Twin. It was great!!! Just like having a French Vanilla form Timmy's (only this was better in my opinion, and WAY less fat and calories!)

Today's rundown...

1 Weight Watcher Bagel 2
1 Tbsp of light Cream Cheese 0.5
1 tsp of Smuckers Sugar Free Strawberry Jam 0.5

1 Apple 1
Jello Sugar Free French Vanilla & Caramel Cup 1
This was so delicious!!! It's almost like having a really rich and decadent dessert without all those nasty calories. I would definitely recommend these!!

Mini Pizzas made with:
1 Flatout Wrap (Italian Herb flavor)
2 Tbsp of Pizza sauce
1 oz low fat cheddar cheese
Hormel Turkey Pepperoni
All this for only 4 points!!
I had two of these and added some extra cheese and pepperoni to the second one so I am estimating the points to be about 9 for both of them. But it was very filling!
Total: 14

1/2 Banana 1
5 Tbsp of Light Whipped Cream 1
1 fat free french vanilla yogurt 1
1/2 cup of skim milk 1
Total: 18

I also did a little snacking as I was making supper so I accounted for that as well in my daily points used!
Hope everyone had a safe and happy weekend!!!

Daily Points Target: 22
Daily Points Used: 22

Flex Points Remaining: 9 (First time in a while I have not used all my flex points!)



  1. WOW!!!! You had a successful day! I think I am going to make my way down Ogdensburg NY and copy your list. It's only 1/2 hour from here...The puddings sound fine.. and the wraps even better!! You are doing so so good!! and I am so so proud of you! Atta Girl!

  2. Congrats on all of your great finds, it sounds like you had quite a successful trip!

    I have been looking everywhere for those Hostess 100 calorie snacks and cant find them anywhere so hopefully soon! Those Quaker Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Rice Cakes sound delicious I might have to look for those next time I go grocery shopping!You know my obsession with those Fiber One bars those things are delicious!! I have seen the turkey pepperoni and wondered if it was any good or not so maybe I will try it out sometime. I love that Sweet Onion sauce from Subway and Im so glad I finally discovered it.

    You are doing so great, keep it up!

  3. Your friend that discovered the low fat coffee/cappachino drink sounds really smart I would love to meet her :)

  4. Yeah It's kind of funny actually, she looks a lot smarter than she really is.



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