Five Faves: Weight Watcher Friendly Snacks

I'm very excited to report that I am still on-the-wagon with my Weight Watchers "dieting" (it doesn't feel like a diet, I truly do not feel tortured at all) and have now lost 18 lbs (as of Saturday which is NOT my officially weekly weigh-in day, it's actually Wednesdays, so we'll see where I'm at tomorrow...).

I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorite low point snacks.  Even if you're not doing Weight Watchers, these are healthy options for anyone.
1. Healthy Pop Kettle Corn: I like this because I can eat the entire bag for 4 pts, or half a bag for 2 pts.  It's sweet and salty, and because it's popcorn, I can keep eating and grabbing into the bag for more food long enough to last me through most of a favorite TV show, without blowing my points.  Popcorn is also a great source of whole grain and fiber, and helps keep you full.  By the way, stick with Orville- other brands aren't as tasty in my personal opinion.
2. Light String Cheese: At just one point per piece, light string cheese satisfies my salty/cheese craving and if you string it, it lasts several moments.  They are very portable and satisfy a dairy daily "healthy check" very nicely.  I like the Target or Fresh and Easy store brands best, they're salty without being too salty ;-)

3. Pink Lady Apples: Crisp, sweet and delicious and zero points.  With skin on, a good source of "keep you feeling full" fiber.  A little harder to find than gala or granny smith and a slight bit pricier, but worth it.  I got a 5 lb bag for $4 at Buddy's (local fruit store) this week, there are about 12 apples in there, so that was a great deal.

4. Sugary cereals: (around 3 pts) late at night when I crave a sweet treat, I go for my favorite sweet cereals.  They are still relatively low cal, and I just like to eat them dry (I measure them out, 1 serving) and pop 'em like popcorn.  (Again, lots of small pieces, so you're snacking for awhile, giving you the feeling you're getting to eat a lot)

5. Hormel Turkey Pepperoni: (2 pts per serving) when I need a low point protein or something to satisfy my spicy/savory craving I love turkey pepperoni.  It's very lean and quite flavorful and you get 17 slices in one serving, which is great!
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Sometimes, if I'm really hungry, I'll eat a string cheese or turkey pepperoni and an apple, popcorn or cereal.  Overall, the snack is still low in points, but with the carb/protein combo, I stay fuller longer.

Hope this list gives you a new snacking idea or two, happy snacking! :-)

4 comments:

  1. Your list of snacks looks like mine: I too eat popcorn, apples, cheese (I usually have cottage), and, instead of pepperoni, a piece of beef jerky.

    I also like to eat almonds or pistachios.

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  2. Thank you for posting this! I have been following your blog "in the shadows" and haven't commented before, but I'm on WW now and finding suitable snacks that aren't constantly fruit is a challenge! (I'm still not totally OK with fruit having zero points- it just doesn't make any sense to me.) But I just bought a bag of that exact pepperoni (planning to figure up the points later on), and some JollyTime popcorn, which, you're right, Yuck. I will definitely have your recommendations on my shopping list this week. Thank you!!

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  3. Target DOES have the best brand of string cheese. Super stringy! :) I eat it DAILY.

    I also love popcorn. Yuuum.

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  4. Ok FIRST of all... 18lbs!?!? MAJORRR CONGRATS!! That's soo awesome!! I have lost 10 as of yesterday, so it's going a bit slower for me but I haven't been as strict as I could be..

    I'm totally going to buy some Kettle Corn tomorrow, I love that stuff and I keep forgetting that it's not all that bad for you!!

    I love snacking on the little Clementine Tangerines, they come packaged as "cuties" in the produce isle. I can eat 2 since they're 0 pts and they're surprisingly sweet!

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