Now that the snow is almost all melted -I can see more than half of my lawn- it's time that I start thinking about shedding some layers of clothing. Soon, there will be no need for sweatshirts over long sleeves over undershirts. Soon, it will be time to pack away the long pants. Soon, the weather will be warm enough for short sleeves, capri pants, maybe even shorts. And for the brave, bathing suits! Gasp!
For some of us...ahem, me...shedding of the layers will also mean working on shedding some pounds. I really took to comfort eating during our colder-than-usual winter, and will need all the help I can get in losing the weight in order to feel confident in my warm weather clothing!
When I am dieting, I'm never content with a baggie of celery sticks for lunch. For me, that's the quickest way to send me off the wagon right into a bag of chips or other junk food! When I'm dieting, I like to find low-calorie options for the foods I love. Finding other alternatives for the food I enjoy, helps keep me from feeling deprived. Helps keep me on the right track to achieve my weight loss goals.
Arnold and Oroweat, along with Thomas' offer some great low-calorie bread options that are Weight Watchers approved!
Arnold® and Oroweat® Products
All Arnold® and Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls are cholesterol-free foods, containing zero grams of Trans Fat and no high fructose corn syrup.
Arnold® and Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls
Weight Watchers®: 3 PointsPlus Value®
Flavors: 100% Whole Wheat, Healthy Multi-grain, Honey Wheat, Flax & Fiber
Arnold® and Oroweat® Pocket Thins® Flatbread
Weight Watchers : 3 PointsPlus Value®
Flavors: 100% Whole Wheat, Healthy Multi-grain
Thomas'® Bagel Thins® Bagels
All Bagel Thins® are 110 calories, cholesterol-free, low in fat and contain zero grams of Trans Fat
Weight Watchers®: 3 PointsPlus Value®
Flavors: Plain, 100% Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything
I had the opportunity to try three of the breads from the product lines listed above. For my review, I picked the Healthy Multi-grain Sandwich Thins Rolls, Italian Herb Pocket Thins Flatbread, and the Plain Thomas' Bagel Thins Bagels.
Our usual sandwich bread checks in at 80 calories a slice! I don't know about you, but for me, one slice of bread isn't enough to make a filling sandwich! I love that I can create a hearty sandwich with these great products, only using a small portion of my daily calories for bread! Saving 50 to 60 calories on the bread alone! This allows me to create a guilt-free lunch, when using other calorie friendly fillings!
Using the Sandwich Thins, I made delicious Low-Calorie Chipotle Turkey Sandwich for under 217 calories! While I enjoyed this sandwich in the comfort of my own home, this would be great for on the go!
For breakfast, I made some yummy Salsa Verde Sausage and Egg breakfast sandwiches with the Bagel Thins. At 371 calories, the calorie count on this was a bit higher, but still way under the count for similar sandwiches from the convenience store!
My favorite was the Vegetable Stuffed Flatbread with hummus using the Pocket Thins (recipe link to post soon). For 213 calories, including the carrots I ate on the side, I ate a crunchy, vegetable sandwich that was so satisfying and delicious. This is definitely a lighter meal, so if you are really hungry, pair this with a small cup of soup for a more filling meal. *note: the photo above is two servings.
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Disclosure: Although, I received coupons for free product to facilitate my review, in addition to a gift card to purchase additional recipe ingredients, all opinions are honest and my own. Additional coupons and gift card are also provided for the giveaway.