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GordonGirl16
08-01-2013, 12:31 PM
Hi all! I have just seriously started doing WW a couple of weeks ago. There are some low point snacks, like yogurt, fruit, and some veggies, that I like for my snacks. But it's starting to get a little repetitive. What are all of your favorite low point snacks, and your favorite free fruits and veggies to munch on?


amandie
08-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Carrots, celery and cucumbers with some homemade ranch dip (with the dry powder type) or garlic salt in nonfat plain greek yogurt. Sometimes I use cottage cheese too if I don't have greek yogurt.

I usually eat fruit in my smoothies - 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup natural applesauce with some water then blended up. Sometimes I add 1/2 cup of greek yogurt and handful of spinach and/or carrots for a complete "meal."

Hummus is another favorite (making it yourself is usually best as you can lower the amount of oil and tahini, if you use tahini that is) and you can make it any flavor you like- roasted red pepper, spinach/artichoke, roasted garlic, etc.

Guacamole or mockamole (although I prefer a 50-50 ratio of avocado and peas or asparagus for mockamole) and you could even add yogurt to bulk it up with protein.

Sorry if I wasn't much help!

happybug
09-13-2013, 04:58 AM
I don't usually snack much, but after dinner I usually feel like something sweet or a treat and I'll have coloured popcorn, or one of those little individual packets of chips or choc filled wafers, whatever fits into my points. I love soup too.


mandydawn77
09-18-2013, 04:22 PM
I try to keep a few things on hand like the 100-calorie bags of popcorn (3 pts I think), sometimes I'll have baked tostitos scoops (3 pts for 16) with some salsa, some rice chex (3 pts per cup) with unsweetened vanilla almond milk (30 calories per cup), pickles, cheese stick, I like celery with hummus, a piece of sara lee 45 calorie bread (1 pt) with mustard and sara lee low sodium oven roasted chicken breast (1 pt for 2 oz), fiber one brownie (2 pts), packet of plain oatmeal (3 pts) with a banana smashed in it, beef jerky 100 calorie packs (2 pts). That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I've been wanting to roast some garbonzo beans with chili powder and cayenne, but I haven't checked the points yet. I found a recipe for it online and it sounds so simple and a high protein, crunchy snack. I also keep watermelon, grapes and apples around for snacks.

mandydawn77
10-01-2013, 05:07 PM
I found a new 2 point sweet snack - blue bell cotton candy bar. They had them half price at reasor's and they are delicious.

PUPMOM5
10-01-2013, 05:50 PM
The Healthy Pop 100 cal bag (3 pts), I love strawberries and bananas, sugar free jell-o (0 pts) and sugar free jell-o pudding (2 pts) are all favorites!

Mitsu23
10-27-2013, 06:21 PM
Hi
My husband and I love to snack. We have found these very helpfull .

I love laughing cow cheese light. 2/2pts
Snack size sun chips/cheetos 3pts
Vitatops 3pts
Breton minis 19/3pts
Special K cracker chips original with salsa 20/2pts
Low fat fugcicle original 2pts
Cool whip fat free 0pts
Dipp bars 4pts
kozy Shack Rice pudding 3pts
Source yogurt 1pt
Skinny cow ice cream 4 pts
Apple with 1 Tbl peanut butter 3pts
Fig newtons 1/1pt
Baby bell light 1/2pts
Unsweetened apple sauces different kinds 0pts
Water crackers 5/2pts
Boom chicks popcorn 1 cup/1pt
Hummus veggies/crackers

Hope this helps

Kendah72
10-27-2013, 07:34 PM
These are my go to snacks when I want something salty or crunchy, and go great with my nightly glass of Cab :) Be sure to use the deluxe cheese, not the individually wrapped slices. The 2% Kraft Deli Deluxe is 2 points, and Food Lion 2% Deluxe cheese is 1 point. Yum!

Here is the recipe with illustrations, because it's kind of hard to visualize.

Homemade Delish Cheesy Crackers:

Well, I can't post the link. Google low carb cheezits and the recipe will come up from Linda's Low Carb website.

MarieD
01-22-2014, 07:04 AM
I like the individual 100 calorie guacamoles - 2 pts, great with baby carrots and red pepper strips. I also like 98% fat deli meats - several Boars Head types are power foods (I consider 2 oz a snack portion), a small container (1/2 cup) of ff or Lf cottage cheese (filling), a hardboiled egg, Annie Chung (or Trader Joes) seaweed snacks (1pt), 2 laughing cow lite wedges (1 pt). As you can tell I follow a lower carb approach. I just switched to Simply Filling.

shcirerf
02-02-2014, 10:45 PM
Popcorn.

A lot of people don't know, you can buy the old fashioned popcorn, and pop it in a skillet, with no oil. You just plop in the kernels, slap on the lid, and shake the skillet, so it does not burn. Cheap, and you get an arm workout!

Fat Free Greek yogurt can be flavored in to any kind of dip you favor, to dip veggies in!

I experimented this morning with a cucumber/dill dip and a ranch/bacon dip. Rather than bacon, I used a ham seasoning powder.

Yumm! Baby carrots, cucumber spears!

Personally, I have a fondness for pickled beets!

While not a snack, some Sara Lee, 45 cal bread, pickled beets, lean ham, fat free cream cheese, spritz with cooking spray and grill!

Over the years, as I've gotten better at gardening, and especially herb gardening, seasonings, rather than buy, I raise, and dehydrate, and chop, grind or powder as need be.

Another food I lust for is Buffalo wings! Now, I cook skinless chicken breast, chunk it, add a bit of liquid wink sauce, a bit of wing powder, shake in a bag or sealed bowl. Fat free Blue Cheese dressing, or home made greek yogurt dip and enjoy! With a big ole salad!

There are so many options! :D

Bake, boil, roast, broast, smoke, crock pot, home can, garden, steam, etc.

The possibilities are endless, it's up to us, to explore, and find our sweet spot!:D

thisisart
02-16-2014, 04:39 PM
I love PB2, and at 1 point for 2 Tablespoons I will dip just about anything in it, apple or celery for lunch, a banana for dessert.
I also try to keep roasted veggies on hand, brussel sprouts, carrots, squash etc. to munch on throughout the day.

donijo23
02-16-2014, 05:17 PM
I don't generally snack. After I eat dinner, I feel like I need chocolate or something sweet. I actually like the different mini bars that WW sells. I am going to try there freezer desserts soon.

betterway247
02-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Does anyone make their own hummus in here? would love to make some snack portions for veggies

amandie
02-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Does anyone make their own hummus in here? would love to make some snack portions for veggies

I do but I don't make snack portion sized hummus. I make enough to last me a week.

Cooked chickpeas
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Roasted garlic
Roasted red pepper (optional)

Sorry, no measurements, I do it to taste although I do go easy on the olive oil and I keep the food processor running for a longggg time until it's creamy and smooth. I find it just fine without tahini for me.

betterway247
02-24-2014, 01:32 AM
I do but I don't make snack portion sized hummus. I make enough to last me a week.

Cooked chickpeas
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Roasted garlic
Roasted red pepper (optional)

Sorry, no measurements, I do it to taste although I do go easy on the olive oil and I keep the food processor running for a longggg time until it's creamy and smooth. I find it just fine without tahini for me.

Are you using just a can of cooked chickpeas? sounds yummy. any idea on the points here?:)

betterway247
02-24-2014, 01:38 AM
Hi all! I have just seriously started doing WW a couple of weeks ago. There are some low point snacks, like yogurt, fruit, and some veggies, that I like for my snacks. But it's starting to get a little repetitive. What are all of your favorite low point snacks, and your favorite free fruits and veggies to munch on?

I made a cucumber/tomato salad and separated into snack containers. I just cut up some cherry tomatoes, yellow and red, and cucumber with just a bit of red onion. Then I spritzed some balsamic vinaigrette on it. I seem to be doing great with this snack. and other people see me eating it and are jealous...lol, i think that helps a ton.

I'm also diggin the activia light vanilla yogurt with half of a fiber one snack bar mixed in, when i am craving a dessert and sick of jello or pudding.

Koshka
02-24-2014, 02:12 AM
I do but I don't make snack portion sized hummus. I make enough to last me a week.

Cooked chickpeas
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Roasted garlic
Roasted red pepper (optional)

Sorry, no measurements, I do it to taste although I do go easy on the olive oil and I keep the food processor running for a longggg time until it's creamy and smooth. I find it just fine without tahini for me.

I love hummus and buy it in the store. How long does this last once you've made it. Sounds good. Do you use canned chickpeas?

amandie
02-28-2014, 04:03 PM
Koshka and Betterway247,

No canned, I cooked the chickpeas from scratch. I forget where but I learned a tip to add baking soda (I just sprinkle maybe a teaspoon or so?) to the pot of water and chickpeas to make them more softer and less grainy. I usually cook 4 servings at a time (180 grams dry.) I only add 1 tablespoon of oil or less. If liquid is needed, I usually add water, sometimes a little extra lemon juice, or sometimes from the pot that the chickpeas were cooked in.

No idea on the points, sorry. I'd go by your ingredients and be sure not to get roasted red pepper in oil but if you do, use the oil from the jar! It was a delicious mistake I made once, lol.

amandie
03-04-2014, 08:09 PM
Ooh, another favorite of mine is oven roasted carrot "fries"- wash carrots well, slice any size you want be it lengthwise, sticks, etc but not too thin though! Toss in a little bit of oil or use spray, and seasoning of your choice (I like roasted garlic, pepper and a bit of salt) then bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Be sure to turn halfway. Great by itself or with some homemade ranch dip.