WW Recipe of the Day: Low Calorie/WW Points Sweet Treats for Valentine's Day
It's just not Valentine's Day without a little sweet treat. But at the same time, it's way too easy to overdo it.
That's why we've compiled this list of favorite desserts made Weight Watchers friendly - gathered from all your favorite WW friendly recipe websites!
Be sure to keep reading to the end where we've included some Smart Rules for Indulging to help you stay on track when you splurge.
WW Friendly Valentine's Dessert Recipe Round-Up with Points
This video shows how to make Weight Watchers Friendly Valentine's Chocolate Cherry Tarts (*4 SmartPoints)
In this video, Fit & Fabulous Mama shows how to make *0 Point Cheesecake:
Smart Rules for Indulging While Staying on Track
And here are some further thoughts to help you stay on track when you splurge:
Slow down and savor.
If you're allowing yourself a slice of your favorite cheesecake, take small bites and savor them. Chew slowly and pause between forkfuls to prolong the enjoyment.
Plan your portions.
If potato chips are your treat of choice, don't eat them from the bag. Measure out individual servings into baggies or a bowl to prevent over-indulging. And if you know from experience that you're likely to lose all control with a certain "trigger food," leave it off your indulge list.
Eat without distractions.
Enjoy your treat in a quiet place where you can give it your full attention. When you mindlessly snack while on your laptop, watching TV or driving, you are more likely to overindulge because you are missing out on the full experience.
Make it real.
When choosing your special treat, go for the real thing and not a less satisfying substitute. If you're craving ice cream, don't choose a low-fat, sugar-free version. Instead, splurge on a small cup of real ice cream made with whole ingredients.
Shake off mistakes.
If you slip up and overindulge, don't beat yourself up. Accept the mistake, get back on track and don't look back.
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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