Category Archives: Product Reviews

Earnest Eats — Hot & Fit Cereal

Too busy to make your own hot cereal? Try picking up a can of Earnest Eats. I found the “American Blend” (5PPV for 1/2 cup) in the oatmeal section at my local Target Superstore!

A great substitute for when I haven’t had time to prepare my own batch for the week.

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Yonanas – Vegan Friendly Soft Serve “Ice Cream”

Before my husband and I decided to make the transition to a vegan lifestyle, we LOVED eating frozen yogurt. Shortly after removing dairy from our diet we came across an awesome product called “Yonanas”. Yonanas uses frozen bananas and other ingredients (frozen strawberries, peanut butter, vegan-chocolate chips) to make healthy soft serve “ice cream”. I would not say this is the easiest machine to clean, however my husband and I enjoy creating vegan-friendly desserts with Yonanas on a regular basis. The best part – depending on your add-ins this can be a 0 Weight Watchers PointPlus dessert!

Be kind, feel good.

Em

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Glass Dharma Straws – sustainable drinking!

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After becoming vegan and incorporating protein smoothies into our menu, I was buying plastic straws and disposing of them on a daily basis. Not to mention those straws you get at the grocery store are not ideal for drinking my thick strawberry-banana smoothies.

I came across Glass Dharma online and was thrilled to find their decorated dots smoothie straws.

My biggest fear was that they would break, but once I read about their lifetime guarantee against breakage I was sold. Plus – they are dishwasher safe and I am no longer wasting plastic. Believe it or not our smoothies even taste better with the glass straws!

In addition to the decorated dots smoothie straws, I have also used their sipper straws which are great for drinking throughout the day.

I cut up lemon each week to add to my water (Weight Watchers recommends you shoot for AT LEAST 8 glasses of water each day) – the sipper straw blocks those pesky seeds! Drinking water or flavored club soda throughout the day is a zero PointsPlus way to keep you feeling fuller, longer. It also helps you control those urges to snack!

Be kind. Feel good.
Em

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Vegan Weight Watchers – Introduction

Welcome to the Vegan Weight Watchers blog! I will be adding multiple posts each week specifically written for people using the Weight Watchers program to lose or maintain weight while following a vegan lifestyle. Posts will include PointsPlus friendly vegan recipes, product and restaurant reviews, as well as interesting vegan tidbits from around the world and across the web.

My story:
My journey with Weight Watchers started in June 2009. I lost 25 lbs and became a lifetime member that October. I have since been able to maintain my weight loss while sticking to the Weight Watchers program.

My husband has struggled with gastrointestinal discomfort since we met in 2003. Following an endoscopy, no diagnosis was reached for my husband, and I was shocked when his doctor said he would be on medication indefinitely. After watching several documentaries and doing research online, I proposed trying out a vegan lifestyle (which almost instantly cured his lifelong stomach issues). Due to my experience with the Weight Watchers program, I knew I would have to be careful to stick to my daily PointsPlus values – it is a popular misconception that vegans only eat lettuce and are rail thin (more on this later…). However, I was disappointed about the lack of resources online for fellow Vegan Weight Watchers.

Stay tuned for ways to keep your weight loss journey interesting while sticking to a plant-based vegan lifestyle. I look forward to interacting and sharing with everyone!

Please feel free to leave your comments/suggestions or contact me directly at: emilee@veganweightwatchers.com

Be kind, feel good.
Em

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