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While on Weight Watchers (WW), it helps to have low point foods you can enjoy. And in most cases, dieting requires you to swap out foods you like (that aren’t all that good for you) with healthier, lower-calorie options (that may not taste all that great). There are certain foods that I simply refuse to replace, but for others, if I can find a low WW (a.k.a. SP) point option that tastes good, I’m all in. Below is my list of 20 low point foods for Weight Watchers Freestyle that have helped me stay within my daily points goal and lose weight.
You can’t beat Tyson Grilled Chicken Fillets. Pair them with some G. Hughes Barbecue Sauce for an amazing flavor! I also like to cook them in Mexican seasoning and serve them in Xtreme Wellness Tortillas for a quick fajita lunch or snack.
While Al Fresco Chicken Bacon doesn’t quite taste like real pork bacon, it does have a great flavor. The bacon is pre-cooked so all you have to do is heat it up in the microwave. Cook it for the minimum/recommended time, and it comes out chewy – like jerky. If you cook it slightly longer (about 20 seconds at high power), it comes out crispy and crunchy – just the way I like it!
I confess – I have a weakness for smoked sausage – it is one of my favorite foods. And it’s something you might see on my breakfast or lunch menus from time-to-time. The spice blend in Hillshire Farms Turkey Smoked Sausage adds so much flavor and makes a great kielbasa.
Turkey pepperoni can be used on Joseph’s Pitas or Xtreme Wellness Tortillas to make mini pizzas. Just grab a jar of pizza sauce and some low fat or fat free cheese. You can also pair them with a cheese stick or a Babybel cheese round for an awesome protein snack.
With eggs being so filling and zero points, they make an appearance on my menu quite often. Boiled, scrambled, as an omelet, or turned into egg salad – their versatility makes them go well with just about any meal.
If you love potato chips, then Lays Poppables might be your gift from Heaven. In each small half-ounce bag, you get approximately 14 chips for just 2 SP. Similar-sized bags of chips or cheese puffs can cost you as much as 4-6 SP! However, with Lays Poppables, you can get your potato chip fix and save a bunch of points.
A regular white tortilla can run between 4-7 points, depending on the brand and size. When your plan has a point limit, that’s a lot of points to spend on just a tortilla. These 1 point wonders has been a lifesaver for me. Not only do I use them for Mexican-style foods, I also use them for meals that usually require buns – like hot dogs and turkey sloppy joes.
In a lot of diets, bread is considered a no-no. As long as you’re not on a low-carb diet, this low-point wheat bread provides an option to have an occasional sandwich. I love using it to make low-point grilled cheese. Aldi, Sara Lee, and Nature’s Own all have a low-calorie bread.
I use Joseph’s Pitas in place of hot dog buns, sliced bread, and tortillas. I also us them to make sandwiches and mini pizzas. Eat them folded over like a soft taco, or face-open filled with meat, veggies, and cheese. They taste great!
I usually have several servings of fruit each day. My favorites are bananas, strawberries, and oranges.
WW Branded Snacks
Weight Watchers (WW) makes a line of their own snack food products (with the points value stated on the packaging). While some of these are really good, in my opinion, their cost outweighs their taste. Occasionally, I have a few on hand, but they are not foods I rely on to keep my points low. I feel that doing so would cause my pocketbook to go on a diet, too.
While these are foods I enjoy, I am in no way a nutritionist. All I’m doing is sharing foods and food products that have worked for me within the WW plan that I’m on. Like many of you, there are certain times of the day when I crave certain kinds of foods. Having low-point options available calms my cravings and helps me stay within my daily points allowance. Before beginning any diet, or if you’re having trouble losing weight, I would definitely recommend speaking with a professional.