Weight Watchers Snacks - 18 Low Point WW Snacks
Whether you’re looking to lose a little weight or simply to get into a better, healthier lifestyle, Weight Watchers is one of the most effective and proven programs that can help get you to your goals.
The Weight Watchers program helps participants make smarter food options based on a simple point system. It also naturally encourages to you to eat lower-calorie, nutritionally dense foods more often, which is a great way to prioritize your health!
If you’re tired of the same old snacks, read on for low-point Weight Watchers snack inspiration that won’t break your daily WW point “bank” (and bonus: all of these WW snacks are vegan-friendly!).
18 Low-Point WW Snacks
When nothing else will hit the spot and satisfy your cravings like a delicious bag of chips, choose a healthier option like Peatos! Unlike the classic deep-fried, heavily processed potato chip, Peatos is completely plant-based and made with both health and flavor in mind.
To complete your snacktime, you can even whip up some homemade guacamole to go with your Peatos – in some WW plans, avocados and non-starchy vegetables like tomatoes are zero points!
Carrot sticks and non-dairy ranch
Another uber-healthy snack combination with low WW points! To make it really easy on yourself, you can just buy baby carrots from the store, which means little to no prepping is necessary when your midday craving strikes. When shopping around for the right ranch for your snacktime, look for low-fat versions for even lower points.
Hummus & celery sticks
Made from chickpeas, tahini, and lemon, hummus is incredibly nutritionally dense and makes for a super satisfying dip for your favorite vegetables. Even better: celery sticks are a non-starchy vegetable, which means that they equate to zero points!
Few foods are as satisfying and nutritious as nuts! Almonds are packed with plenty of plant-based protein, healthy fats, and healthy carbohydrates, which means natural and nutritious energy that can carry you until your next mealtime. One serving of almonds is about 24 nuts for 5 SmartPoints.
Falafel is a delicious, protein-rich snack made with chickpeas, herbs, and spices. While they’re normally deep-fried in oil, you can tweak them and make them WW-friendly by baking or air-frying them.
If you’re craving something sour, crunchy, and delicious, you don’t have to look much further than the jar of dill pickles in your fridge! Dill pickles are a 0-point food, which means you can indulge in your craving responsibly without having to reach for chips or other savory higher-point snacks.
Ready for some really good news? Air-fried popcorn is zero points in Weight Watchers! To really enjoy this favorite WW snack, make sure you aren’t adding any butter, oil, or sugar to the mix. Instead, you can use herbs and spices of your choice to add some flavor, and just make sure to watch the portions.
Apple slices are an easy option if you’re in the mood for a sweet, zero-point WW snack. They’re also pretty versatile: consider throwing them in the microwave with some cinnamon for a quick “baked apple” substitute, or dipping them in a tablespoon of peanut butter for a little more nutrition.
Whole-grain pasta with vegetable sauce
Whole grain pasta smothered in vegetable sauce is another great snack that won’t break your points bank. Just make sure to be mindful of your portions to prevent the points from racking up (and from your little snack becoming a full-time meal).
Overnight oats with blueberries
A year-round breakfast-time favorite, overnight oats can also be enjoyed any time of the day as a nutritious pick-me-up. Simply throw a cup of quick oats in a mason jar with the plant-based milk of your choice, add your favorite fruits (we love blueberries, but any fruit will do), and stash in the fridge for a couple of hours until you’re ready to eat!
Roasted corn on the cob
This summertime grilling favorite also happens to be a ZeroPoint food in Weight Watchers! Just make sure to hold the butter to keep your snack low in points.
Air-fried sweet potato fries
Sweet potatoes are an excellent alternative to regular fries since they’re full of fiber and other nutritious vitamins and minerals. Just make sure to watch your portions since they can be really easy to overeat if you’re not paying attention: for reference, one cup of sweet potatoes would equal somewhere between 1 to 3 points per serving depending on your WW plan.
Fruit salad is one of the best low-point WW snacks since they’re so easy to customize! Consider using a variety of delicious fruits like apples, bananas, grapes, berries, pineapple, watermelon, and grapefruit to get the perfect mix of flavors.
A quintessential favorite of many people on WW programs, sugar-free Jello is zero points and super-satisfying! Prepare your Jello as recommended or mix with fruit to add some extra interest to your fruit salad.
Dairy-free yogurt and cherries
For a snack that’s equal parts tart and sweet, consider mixing up your own WW-friendly “parfait” the dairy-free yogurt of your choice and dark, sweet cherries.
Unsweetened applesauce is another zero-point food in many Weight Watchers programs. Look for unsweetened packs in the store or, for even more peace of mind, try your hand at making your own and flavoring it with some cinnamon and other spices.
For a little umami kick in your snacktime repertoire, consider snacking on some crunchy dried seaweed (or nori) to your rotation. These plant-based snacks are tasty, savory, and very few points.
Vegetables and salsa
Finally, you can’t beat spicy salsa as a snack! Instead of using higher-point tortilla chips, stick with dippable veggies like carrots, celery sticks, and bell peppers.
Following a weight management program like WW is a great way to learn how to eat healthier, more nutritious snacks and meals that are still satisfying without needing to sit down with a calculator and pore over nutrition fact labels.Here’s to delicious, low-point snacking!
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