As you know if you’ve read my post about low PointsPlus snacks, snacking is a huge downfall of mine! Since switching to the new SmartPoints system, I’ve had to change up a few of my favorite snacks to stay within my points and stay satisfied. Whether you’re just getting started with Weight Watchers or have been at it for a while like I have, you’re going to love this list! I would really like to hear about your favorite low Smartpoints snack foods in the comments below (I have included links to some great products that I have bought on my own to make my journey easier. You can buy them too through my online sales links.)
I always weigh out my snacks to make sure I’m counting accurately. A “handful” for one person is more like two handfuls for someone else, so the best way to be sure you’re eating the right serving is to count (like with almonds) or weigh out (like with cheese). Having a good food scale is essential to being successufl on Weight Watchers. I have had a couple over the years and they have all worked great! Being able to get an accurate serving size is crucial and it really is an eye opener to what a real serving size is.
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Cantaloupe, bananas, apples, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, watermelon, oranges, pineapple, mango, peaches, and a few other fruits are all 0 SP so if you’re out of points for the day and really want a snack, reach for your nearest piece of fruit!
Snacks with 1 SmartPoint per Serving
Almonds – 7 almonds = 1 SP
½ cup non-fat cottage cheese + 1 piece of fruit = 1 SP
Strawberries or blueberries with 2 tablespoons lite whipped topping = 1 SP
Butter flavored popcorn – 1 cup – 1SP (5 cups regular popcorn = 3 SP)
Yogurt – ¼ cup light vanilla yogurt = 1 SP (Check labels – some have added sugar!)
Cheese – 1 Weight Watchers String Cheese OR 1 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge = 1 SP
Apple with 1 ½ tablespoon Melted Cheddar = 1 SP
Snacks with 2 SmartPoints per Serving
Lemon Muffins = 2 SP
Pumpkin Spice Muffins = 2 SP
Yogurt – 1 container Activia Light non-fat yogurt = 2 SP
Eggs – 1 scrambled egg with salsa OR 1 hard boiled egg = 2 SP
Cheese – 1 Weight Watchers String Cheese + 7 almonds = 2 SP
Pistachios – 22 pistachios = 2 SP
Goldfish – 30 Goldfish crackers = 2 SP
Turkey Bacon – 5 slices = 2 SP
Hummus – 2 tablespoons hummus = 2 SP
Tuna – 3 ounces tuna = 2 SP
Snacks with 3 SmartPoints per Serving
Peanut Butter – 1 tablespoon peanut butter = 3 SP (Try with apple slices!)
Cereal – ½ cup Frosted Mini Wheats = 3 SP
Almonds – Emerald Almonds 100 Calorie Pack = 3 SP
Rice Cakes – 1 brown rice cake with 2 tablespoon peanut butter = 3 SP
There are many things I wish I knew before starting Weight Watchers, including which snacks would be the easiest to grab that are also low points. You can be successful with Weight Watchers, even if you’re a snacker like I am, as long as you’re prepared. Keep low point snacks on hand and have a back up in your purse (like pistachios or almonds) in case you’re on the go and don’t have any healthy food options.
What’s your favorite low point snack? Let me know by leaving a comment below!