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Rachel’s Healthy Plate

Bourbon Apple flatbread

Rachel’s Healthy Plate

Tips and recipes for cooking light with Gilbert’s

Aloha breakfast
Bourbon Apple waffle
Gilbert’s on a zucchini "bun"
Zucchini noodle pasta
Polenta breakfast

Diet fads come and go, but there’s a reason Weight Watchers (WW) has been one of the most popular and effective for decades.

Recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as both the #1 Best Weight-Loss Diet and #1 Easiest Diet to Follow, WeightWatchers is less about rules and restrictions, and more about the mindset, habits and support systems that lead to a sustainable long-term diet.

We came across Rachel on Instagram, where she and other WW members frequently post creative and inspiring meal ideas using Gilbert’s to share with other members.

"Gilbert’s Craft Sausages are perfect for WeightWatchers,” Rachel tells us. “They’re low in points, versatile and convenient. With very little planning ahead I can make anything from a breakfast bowl to pasta to a sausage on a bun and keep well within my plan.”

How WW works

In WeightWatchers, each food is assigned a SmartPoints value based on calories, sugar, saturated fat and protein, and counts against the member's daily SmartPoints target. Gilbert’s chicken sausages range from 3 to 4 SmartPoints each, a small fraction of an average member's daily budget, which might be 30 or 35 SmartPoints. Compare this to a chicken caesar salad from a popular carryout restaurant, weighing in at 18 points.

Eating Light with Gilbert’s

Rachel’s meal ideas are the definition of versatile. One day it’s goat cheese grits with the Caprese, asparagus and a poached egg and the next it’s a chicken brat on a zucchini “bun” with a baked sweet potato and fresh fruits and vegetables on the side.

“The key to success is to truly enjoy what you eat,” says Rachel, who has lost 55 lbs on the program. “I believe you eat with your eyes first so I try to make my plates as colorful as possible. I bulk up proteins and carbs with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables which helps create balanced and satisfying plates! Gilbert’s Craft Sausages are perfect for WeightWatchers. They’re low in points, versatile and convenient. With very little planning ahead I can make anything from a breakfast bowl to pasta to a sausage on a bun and keep well within my plan.”

For more recipe ideas, follow Rachel’s Healthy Plate on Instagram and see our “Eating Light” recipes.