Works for Me Wednesday

by Janice

works for me wednesday
Low Fat Summer Treat

This tip is not inspired, creative or unique. But it totally Works for Me!

So in celebration of what works for me, I present my tip on indulging without indulging.

If you read my Tackle It Tuesday post yesterday, you know that I love, I mean really love, berries. I also really love whip cream. Berries and whip cream – But that would just get ugly pretty fast.

So I am a Cool Whip gal. Yes my mother was horrified when she first saw me pull out a tub from my fridge, but now even she eats it.

As I type this, my lips are still sticky sweet from my fresh peaches that were covered – completely – in Cool Whip.

By the way, I suggest the Light or Ultra Low Fat. They both taste great and so I have never even tried the regular. I think I remember Rosie saying on her show years ago that Cool Whip is 0 points of the Weight Watchers scale. But I wouldn’t know. All I know is it is an indulgence without the guilt.

So slather it on girls – and turn your fresh fruit into dessert. (Don’t you love the free advertising we do on these WFMW posts. Good grief – when do we get our checks from these companies?!?)
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1 Mieneke July 26, 2006 at 1:46 am

That sounds yummy! I wonder if we have that here…… Would be fantastic if we did ’cause I love fresh fruit and whipped cream too!


2 Melissa July 26, 2006 at 3:13 am

mmmmmmmmm cool whip. My grandmother LOVED cool whip and it was a “treat” for me to go to her house and have some cool whip on jell-o. I loved to mush both together. I didn’t realize until I was old enough to do my own grocery shopping that cool-whip was not some wonderful gourmet delight. I also had no idea that there was a low fat variety.


3 Rachel July 26, 2006 at 3:39 am

Great idea! Have to go buy some Cool Whip now. :)


4 MamaDuck July 26, 2006 at 4:05 am

LOL so are you eating all your berries yet? Good idea! Happy Wednesday, ours is up as well!


5 Rebekah July 26, 2006 at 5:22 am

Here from Shannon’s…you are so right about the free advertising! That comment made me laugh out loud!


6 Nikkie July 26, 2006 at 6:30 am

I just love berries and whiped cream too! It really does hit the spot!


7 Susanne July 26, 2006 at 7:25 am

I was going say something about kickbacks in my post too! LOL! You’d think with all the product name dropping we do that we wouldn’t need another job outside the home! :)
Like cool whip but it gives my son a stomach ache so I don’t use it on anything that is shared.


8 crygibb July 26, 2006 at 7:48 am

I love your website, and i love cool whip too. Another idea for you…when you make your potato salad, instead of using all mayo, use half mayo and half cool whip. It tastes good and it cuts down on calories and fat. Just wanted to share. Way to go on all those berries, we missed picking season this year.


9 Sandra July 26, 2006 at 8:07 am

Oh YUMMMMM now I want some too…..


10 Pastormac's Ann July 26, 2006 at 8:36 am

Yummy. Just the right time for this suggestion – I’m seeing strawberries at the store all the time!


11 Rebecca July 26, 2006 at 10:21 am

Hey, great idea! I’m trying to lost some weight right now, and that’s very timely.


12 Christina July 26, 2006 at 4:04 pm

I love cool whip. I will eat the kind of whipped cream out of a can whenever their is nothing else available, but truly my heart is with cool whip.


13 eph2810 July 26, 2006 at 7:25 pm

Well, I used to eat Cool Whip, but I don’t indulge on anything anymore – I know I am boring, what can I say. I like my fruit pure without anything on top…Yummy :razz:


14 mona May 7, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I have gotten loads of good information by reading your post.


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