Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I Didn’t Whip Up a Delicious Dish to Share BUT I Did Eat Something Delicious!



So as some of you know I’m following the Weight Watchers plan and of course loving it! The thing I love most about it is I can eat pretty much whatever I want as long as it’s within my point range. I needed to make a trip to the grocery store the other day but could not squeeze it in, or maybe I was just not in the mood to face Wally World (aka Walmart, aka mad house). So what do ya do when there is no food at home…..hit up a fast food joint. I choose TACO BELL! I felt sooo guilty after I finished eating, as if I had cheated on my diet uhh I mean my new healthy life style (that's what they tell us at W.W. It's not a diet but a "healthy life style"). But no no no, I did not cheat everything I ate was within my point allowance! It was so delicious that I thought I would share. Next time you’re in a crunch but don’t want to blow the calorie bank think about these healthier options.



The Fine Print: Now, am I saying to eat Taco Bell everyday, no way! But if your car magically starts to turn into a Taco Bell parking lot don't fret they have a few things that will keep you on track.



All items I ordered were from the Fresco Menu. I was not able to find images that I could cut and paste onto this post but if you check out the link you can see their full Fresco menu including images! Click on the title of this post to visit the full Fresco Menu.


Ok, here's what I had
*Fresco Crispy Tacos =3pts each, It has pico de gallo on top. There's no cheese but I didn’t miss it!

*Fresco Beef Gordita Baja= 5pts This was my favorite and well worth the pts!



I was looking through the point values for Taco Bell and the item with the highest point value is the Fiesta Taco Salad coming in at 20pts! Who would have thought. That's almost my whole daily point allowance. Another one is the Nachos Bell Grande which is 19pts! I must say I do love the Nachos Bell Grande but now that I know how many points it is I will be skipping this one.




I ended up having 2 tacos and the Gordita (I had quite a few points left for the day). It was plenty and my belly was full. I had to check out the Taco Bell site for nutrition facts for each item I ate to make sure my Weight Watchers Dinning Out Companion was not lying to me; and it wasn't! Sorry if you are not following the W.W. program the whole points thing may be a blur to you but the main idea is that there are healthy options out there for ya if you want to find them. They have many more items on the Fresco Menu. Next time you’re at the Bell check it out and let me know what you think.




Ps..I would be happy to answerer any questions I can about the Weight Watchers program. Just leave me a comment or shoot me an email at (one word): domestic princess in training (at) gmail (dot) com

If you read this all the way through bless your heart and thank you!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Kendra,
    Taco Bell has the same power over me and today my car just drove to the drive through...I had no control!!! I too enjoy the 'fresco' menu. I will no longer feel as guilty. Thank goodness I only drive into the TB zone once a week!!!!
    Have a great week!
    Nola
    Nashville,TN
    The Bloom Girls

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  2. The Fresco Beef Gordita Baja sounds delicious!

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  3. I have to have a TB fix sometimes, and yesterday was one of those days. :-)
    Glenda

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  4. Thanks for the tip! I'm a WW too! I'll be sure to visit Taco Bell's fresco menu. Sounds perfect!

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  5. Yay for WW. Its amazing. I haven't joined officially but I have a point finder and follow all the other rules besides meetings. =) Cuz I'm cheap. I LOVE the fresca menu! (Do you have a Baja Fresh where you live) Their street tacos are to die for and only 3 points each!

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