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WW Freestyle 3 Point Soups (And a Zero Point Chili!)

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In the spring and summer, I love a good salad. But when the weather turns cold, nothing beats a piping hot bowl of soup or chili.

Since I started on the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program, I’ve been enjoying a big, satisfying bowl of soup almost every day. It’s such a healthy, easy, delicious choice. All of these WW Freestyle soups are three points or less, even a zero point chili! What’s not to love?!

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Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts for Two

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My favorite part of Valentine’s Day, apart from the company, is the sweets that accompany the holiday. While my sugar high is usually short-lived and guilt-laden, I still take time each year to make something really special to end our Valentine’s Day dinner. And at our age, why not make it heart-healthy too? continue reading

The secret smoked mashed potatoes strategy you didn’t know you needed

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Consider the lowly mashed potato. The standby and staple on so many American dinner plates, ubiquitous but largely unnoticed and under appreciated, potatoes are the white noise of vegetables, particularly when they are mashed. They are comforting, of course, bringing back memories of childhood and mom’s meatloaf but the truth is, mashed potatoes are really just a vehicle for gravy.

Now, don’t get me wrong, like just about everyone, I enjoy a good mashed potato. Or even a mediocre one. But that is the problem with mashed potatoes, isn’t it?  Unless you load them up with copious amounts of butter, cream, and blood pressure spiking measures of salt, the best mashed potatoes you ever had probably weren’t that much better than the worst mashed potatoes you ever had.

But what if there was a mashed potato recipe so delicious and mouth-watering that it could steal the show at your next dinner party without adding a lot of extra fat and calories?

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