Friday, May 6, 2016

Hosting Tips with Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods! {#TasteAndBelieve}

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This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Even though my husband might complain that I'm a bit of a homebody sometimes (can I help it if I'd rather stay comfy on the couch in my pj's instead of going out some nights?), I do have a special place in my heart for hosting. There's something just so satisfying about inviting family and friends over for food or drinks or games or celebrations or simply to hang out and chat!

That's not to say that hosting isn't a little daunting sometimes though, right? The house needs to be cleaned, food needs to be prepared, all of my daughters' socks need to be collected and removed from the living room, etc, etc. My house doesn't typically end up looking like this, but at least I like to know that I've vacuumed up the cat hairs and have put out a clean hand towel in the bathroom!

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However, over the years I've found that a few simple tips have helped tremendously in removing the stresses of hosting everything from large, detailed birthday parties to small, intimate gatherings.

They include...

Relax! This is the one that I need to remember most, as it always seems like I'm rushing to get things done right up until the last minute. But leaving yourself an hour before the party starts to change and sit and enjoy the silence for a bit can help put you in an even more welcoming, cheerful mood. Who doesn't want that for any sort of gathering?

Plan ahead. Seems pretty obvious, right? But if you're anything like me, there's always a chance that you'll wait until the last minute and will end up pushing your husband out the door to go get the forgotten balloons, more wine or the plastic forks that have mysteriously gone missing. Staying organized and planning ahead in the weeks before your event are extremely important for just about everyone's sanity.

Cater to your guests. Again, it makes sense that a birthday party or play date will feature juice boxes and finger foods while a moms' brunch will have coffee and homemade bread, but I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has been met with confused looks when I put out a bowl of pasta salad in front of 5-year-olds or cute cut up sandwiches for adults.

For the latter, I also have a secret weapon that not only provides delicious flavor but also always ends up a talking point for anyone and everyone. I can't tell you how many friends I've surprised by introducing them to Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods and the way that it is possible for me to indulge my sweet tooth without going overboard in calories! For them, Tasting Is Believing!

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So, so, so good. These Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss are a sweet and salty decadent treat that delivers the perfect combination of rich chocolate brownie and real caramel at only 80 calories and 4 SmartPoints®.

To be honest, the lower calories wouldn't really matter to me if these individually wrapped little brownies tasted like pretty much every other low-cal dessert that I've ever tried (which tend to leave my cravings less than satisfied). However, in this case Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods has actually done it! The Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss is really truly bliss!

However, if you don't want to take my word for it, then you still have no excuse to not try Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods right now due to their Love It Or It's Free Challenge.

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Easy as that. Simply purchase any Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods treats until May 31st and, if you aren't in love, you'll get a full refund (complete details and full customer reactions can be found at

In my opinion, I can't imagine even a single rebate being issued after people have tried the Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss. They're just that fantastic!

In fact, at my most recent gathering (having an amazing group of ladies over for Moms Night Out), I immediately knew that Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods would be a bigger hit than if I spent time baking or buying more traditional desserts. Quite a few of my friends live fairly healthy lifestyles and I knew that they wouldn't touch calorie-laden snacks anyway!

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I couldn't help but just one plate of cookies!

Filling my table with mainly fresh fruits and vegetables for this informal gathering, I added in a plate of Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss and waited for my guests to arrive.

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Without question, eyes lit up around the room as soon as people took a look at these little bites of perfection. And then when they bit into the Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss the reactions were just as positive. I knew that they would love these!

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Only after everyone had tried the Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss did I spill the beans that they are from the line of Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods — words that were met with complete shock and quite a few, "I never would have guessed that!" responses. How something so incredibly delicious can only contain 80 calories and 4 SmartPoints® still baffles me as well!

What are you waiting for? Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss are available at grocery stores now for a suggested retail price beginning at $3.29 per box. Or, if chocolate and caramel isn't your thing, other Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods products include Red Velvet Crème Cake, Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss, Mint Chocolate Brownie Bliss, Carrot Crème Cake, Oatmeal Raising Cookies, and more.

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Find out much more about all of the delicious Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods products, where to purchase them, the Love It Or It's Free Challenge, and more at