Spring is here- and we’re craving some fresh flavors! These pineapple teriyaki cups from @ww_sandwiches.and.sippies make awesome springtime appetizers! All you’ll need is: 1 wrap (1 SmartPoint,) ❉turkey- cut into cubes (zero Points,) ❉drizzle of teriyaki sauce (0 SmartPoints), ❉1 oz light mozzarella (1 SmartPoint,) ❉ pineapple salsa (0 SmartPoints)
To make it: Cut wrap in half and then into thirds. Put each piece in a muffin tin, then fill with turkey, a little teriyaki sauce & light mozzarella. Bake at 350 for 5 mins. Top it off with pineapple salsa! YUM. #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#repost#yum#appetizer
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” - @Oprah This is my favorite quote because I am extremely blessed to have a stellar support system with my family (that constantly lifts me higher!) They have been completely supportive of my journey and celebrating my successes! Along with my family, I know this #WWFamily is a huge part in my motivation and inspiration towards my weight loss. The amount of support from people I have never met is incredible! I love sharing recipes and gaining new perspective on the program from all of YOU!
I’ve had the BEST DAY EVER spending it with you, my #WWFamily. Thank you for following along and engaging in my journey. I hope you continue to follow along & reach out if you have any questions. I am here for you! I am so beyond thankful for this community and to have shared the day with all of you! And as I always say when I exit the room, "TOOTLES, FRIENDS!"
- Taylor (@taylormadetasty) #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#wwtakeover#motivation#oprah#tuesdaythoughts
I scream for ! Whether it’s hot or cold outside, I love to indulge in ice cream. (Luckily, in SoCal we have plenty of hot days!) I always keep low SmartPoint ice cream in my house, but I am also always on the hunt for new dessert shops in my local area! To me, ice cream is always worth it, even if I have to break into my weekly points every once in a while! For those of you not on WW yet, weekly points are an extra set of SmartPoints that you can use throughout the week however you’d like.
#ProTip: When I go out to ice cream, I like to bring a friend that is willing to share with me! Though the ice cream I eat is typically 6 #SmartPoints or less, every once in a while I like to try something new & indulge in something a little out of the ordinary. This large ice cream cone that my bestie & I split (made with 2 scoops of charcoal & “unicorn” ice cream, a black waffle cone & sprinkles) was higher in SmartPoints than I typically spend on ice cream (I tracked the portion that I ate as 13 #SmartPoints) but on Freestyle, I still fit this into my day! I can make so many delicious low SmartPoint meals thanks to my favorite zero Points ingredients and still have room for an indulgence like this every once in a while!
- Taylor (@taylormadetasty) #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#wwtakeover#icecream#dessert#foodie
Sushi is hands-down my favorite meal! I love that I can still indulge on date nights and not feel guilty. Plus, my man & I can share everything that we order, which helps me save on SmartPoints!
Some of my favorite items to order:
Edamame (zero Points on #WWFreestyle!)
Salmon Nigiri (2 SmartPoints)
Yellowtail Nigiri (2 SmartPoints)
California Roll with Salmon & Avocado (4 Pieces for 7 Smart Points)
Rainbow Roll (4 Pieces for 7 SmartPoints)
What’s your go-to sushi order? - Taylor (@taylormadetasty) #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#wwtakeover#sushi#delicious#foodie
I don't have to have FOMO (fear of missing out), because I have FREESTYLE! FREESTYLE = FREEDOM. That’s the best way to describe it- hands down. I am not worried walking into an event or party or restaurant because I have the tools and knowledge to eat anywhere. At parties, I go straight to the charcuterie boards, because there’s usually delicious zero Points (+ other low SmartPoints) options to start out with. I don't have to stress about the unknown meals because with this massive list of zero point foods, there are almost always options I can incorporate into my day.
On this board, I arranged a party platter with:
Sea Salt Chips (22 chips for 3 SmartPoints) Roasted gorgonzola flavored oven crisp crackers (30 crackers for 4 SmartPoints) Salted in shell pistachios (1 packages for 4 SmartPoints) Turkey Peperoni Slices (15 slices for 2 SmartPoints) Light Cheddar Slice Cheese (1oz for 2 SmartPoints) Lily’s dark Chocolate Chips (13 pieces for 0 SmartPoints) Light Garlic and herb soft spreadable Cheese Spoons – 1tsp on each spoon (0 SmartPoints) Strawberries
Cutie Oranges Green Apple - Taylor (@taylormadetasty) #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#wwtakeover#charcuterie#recipes#yum
These mini cheese rolls are perfect little clouds of gooey goodness! They are a go-to side dish in my home! I am acting President of the #2IngredientDough Fan Club! With Non-Fat Greek Yogurt being ZERO points on #WWFreestyle, this dough recipe is pure gold!
To make the 8 SmartPoints total recipe, you’ll need:
½ Cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt • ½ Cup Self-Rising Flour (5 SmartPoints) • 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Salt • 2 @weightwatchers String Cheese Sticks (2 SmartPoints) • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic • 1 Tablespoon Light Butter (1 SmartPoint) • 1 Egg- wash
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine non- Fat Greek Yogurt, flour, Dried Basil and Garlic Salt inside a mixing bowl and blend until ingredients have formed. if your dough still feels a little sticky, sprinkle flour onto dough until it feels solid and easy to separate. Coat the cutting board with flour and knead until well combined. Divide dough into 10 even pieces Cut each string cheese sticks into 5 pieces Wrap dough ball around each cheese stick piece, pinch the top. Place items on cast iron or baking sheet. Brush on the egg wash. Add seasoning of choice. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. While baking, melt butter with minced garlic. Remove from oven and top with garlic butter.
. #ProTip: DO NOT BITE right away, no matter how good they look! Let them cool because they will be hot! - Taylor (@taylormadetasty) #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#wwtakeover#delicious#foodie#cheese
Regardless of my weight, I've always had a huge passion for hiking. In the past I would get emotional and upset when people more "fit" than myself would pass me on the trail or not struggle like myself. As my body is changing, my mindset is following. A huge #victory for me on this #WWFreestyle journey was that for the first time, I’m truly feeling confident in my hiking abilities! In fact, for my last hike I was the most experienced in the group and led the way!
Another hiking victory that made me recently : I kept having to pull my leggings up because they've gotten a bit too big.
I’m so ready to keep crushing those trails along my journey! - Taylor (@taylormadetasty) #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#wwtakeover#nsv#nonscalevictory#motivation
Hi friends! I am Taylor (@taylormadetasty) and I am beyond THRILLED to be virtually spending the day with you all! I joined Weight Watchers in January & I’m off to a great start. I have lost 28 lbs* on #WWFreestyle so far!
[*People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2 lbs/per week.]
First, let me introduce myself: I’m a SoCal girl, born and raised – with roots in beautiful Orange County, CA. I stay busy with my career in Wedding & Event Management. I'm a true outdoorsy girlie girl, I love nature—but, it better not touch me or jump out at me. I am a huge foodie, forever seeking out the newest trendy, local dessert shops. My favorite days are spent adventuring with my family/friends, working on starting my blog and DIY projects.
I joined WW because I wanted a lifestyle program that allowed me to enjoy my social life & still hit my health goals. In the last few months on my journey, I have been to food festivals, birthdays, weddings, vacations, date nights, bachelorette parties, sporting events, brunches, and girl’s nights—enjoying each event fully, because I have the tools to do so with #WeightWatchers! Life is about balance and I love that #Freestyle allows me that freedom – with results!!
I hope you'll follow along on this newbie's journey today, as I share some new recipe ideas, motivation and FUN! - Taylor (@taylormadetasty) #wwfreestyle#weightwatchers#wwtakeover#motivation