With weight loss and maintenance, discovering new foods and ingredients can make the difference and add variety to your diet. Preparing new recipes is key to keeping your food plan fresh and enticing. At FitFortyForever, you’ll find dozens of low-point, low-calorie recipes that are easy to make and delicious. One of our secrets to keeping a healthy lifestyle is using lower point substitutes in our recipes. In the following list, you’ll find our favorite low-point food finds and kitchen gadgets on Amazon that help fuel a healthy lifestyle and eating plan. (These are in no particular order, just our favorite food and kitchen finds that you’ll find in many of our recipes.)
Wow! These Dark Chocolate Chips by Lily’s are made with Stevia (a zero-calorie natural sweetener). Lily’s uses this botanical sugar substitute that results in less sugar, lower calories, and richness not found in your average chocolate chips.
We are big fans of dark chocolate – a little goes a long way. In addition to dark chocolate chips, Lily’s also makes chocolate chip versions in milk, semi-sweet, Enjoy our delicious recipes with Lily’s dark chocolate chips! Two-Point Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars, One-Point Banana Fudgesicle; and The Best One-Point Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie.
This is our favorite shake! It’s creamy, thick, delicious, and just two points. We recommend Pure Protein’s Vanilla Milkshake. Each shake is just 140 calories with 30 grams of protein to keep you satisfied until your next meal. Amazon sells these in a package of four (4) convenient bottles. You can even make a thick, vanilla milkshake by blending the shake with a cup of ice. Even add a little coffee and sugar-free chocolate syrup for an extra delicious drink.
This zero-calorie, sugar-free chocolate syrup is sweetened with Splenda. It’s rich and smooth with a great chocolate flavor. Enjoy this syrup in your coffee and add to a Pure Protein vanilla shake (see above). So rich & smooth, you’d never know the calories are zero. Perfect for beverages and great as a dessert topping!
This terrific popsicle molds with sticks from Mamasicles also comes with a handy funnel for pouring the batter into each mold, a base holder, plus a helpful cleaning brush. To clean, wash each mold piece on the top shelf of the dishwasher. Mamasicles is a family-owned company with a 100% lifetime, hassle-free refund guarantee. You’ll want to use these molds to make our amazing One-Point Banana Fudgesicle!
With this handy spiralizer, you can make healthy and great looking dishes like zoodles and other vegetable pastas. This Wonder Veg Perfect Slicer and Sprializer comes with seven different blades and a cleaning brush. Its unique design makes it simple to store in small spaces. We’ve tried the electric spiralizers and our food processor’s spiralizer attachment for preparing zoodles. They are clumsy and take a lot of effort despite that they are electric. However, this hand-crank spiralizer is simple to use and easy to clean. Check out our tasty zoodle recipes that use spiralized zucchini: Zero-Point Chicken Noodle (Zoodle) Soup, One-Point Asian Zoodle Salad, and Spinach-Garlic Zoodles.
When is the last time that you weighed and measured your food for accurate portions? To track your food, a reliable scale is key. We recommend this very highly-rated food scale. It’s perfect for tracking your food. It has several different options like grams, pounds/ounces, kilos, and more. Plus, it has the “zero-out” function so you can weigh your plate, zero out its weight, place your food on the plate, and then weigh your food. The Nicewell Digital Food Scale equipped with premium tempered glass panel for strong bearing and durability, waterproof and sleek surface for easy cleanup, easily wipe off or rinse any spills and food residue. (Don’t immerse the scale under water!). Combine this scale with tracking your food and you’ll be back to your goal weight in no time.
Panko is a light, Japanese version of traditional bread crumbs. The word panko is Japanese—”pan” meaning bread and “ko” meaning flour. Many of our recipes with chicken use whole-wheat panko as an important ingredient. Panko is a great base for coating chicken, especially when combining with parmesan cheese. For lower calories than typical bread crumbs, panko crisps well. Panko is more of a bread “flake” than a crumb. You’ll want to use the Kikoman’s Whole Wheat Panko when you make our recipes like Low-Point Chicken Parmesan; Zero-Point Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf, and Two-Point Sichuan Hot Chicken.
#8 Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean Bamboo Cutting Board and 7 Color-Coded Flexible Cutting Mats with Food Icons Set
Wow! This is the best cutting board set ever! First, it’s super convenient with seven color-coded mats that fit neatly underneath the durable bamboo board. During meal prep, you may need to wash down a few mats if you are preparing chicken and cutting vegetables. This has all the cutting mats that you could ever need for cooking in one place. And, the cutting board is made from bamboo which is stronger, more sustainable, and easier on knives than other hardwood cutting boards. The Seville Classics Bamboo Cutting Board also has non-slip silicone feet to prevent slipping and sliding on your kitchen countertop or food prep surface. use the board to serve bread, crackers, cheese, and cocktails.
These are our favorite measuring spoons in our kitchen. Vremi Measuring Spoons have a contemporary look and feel with their multiple colors as well as their versatile design. The spoons come in 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, and 1/2 tbsp which help you accurately measure and track your ingredients. Each one has a liquid measuring side and a dry measuring side. For space-saving, the magnetic spoons can nest together in your drawer. The stainless steel makes these long-lasting measuring tool.
PBfit makes a delicious peanut butter powder that’s an easy way to add flavor to recipes without all the fat and calories of traditional peanut butter. Made from real roasted pressed peanuts, peanut butter powder can be used in baked goods like bread, pancakes, waffles, and cookies to add a great peanut butter flavor. You can also blend it into breakfast smoothies and other drinks for a tasty, low-fat protein boost after the gym! Two tablespoons are 70 calories and eight grams of protein. Here are a couple of our favorite recipes that have peanut butter powder as an ingredient: Two-Point Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars and Peanut Butter Maple Blondies.
Recap of the Top 10 Low-Point Food Finds and Kitchen Gadgets on Amazon
Are you planning on trying any of these? Do you have any healthy food or kitchen gadget finds from Amazon that you’d like to share? Post in the comments below.