Weight Watchers 1 Point Snacks + Portion Size Tricks!
Weight Watchers 1 Point Snacks
Use these weight watchers 1 point snacks to stay on track with your diet and health goals. Portion size tricks and smart snack choices will help you feel satisfied and stay on track with your weight goals. You don’t have to starve yourself in order to lose weight! Follow these tips to snack safely and not fall into the snack binge pitfall! Be sure to also check out my list of Weight Watchers zero freestyle points recipes!
Losing weight can be difficult but there are many tricks to keep you on track to losing weight and staying healthy. One area I think we all struggle with is portion sizes. In a world of bigger is always better, our view of a “normal” size portion for any given food is often very skewed. In the land of super size portions, what is normal? I’ve got some tips for easily portioning out serving sizes as well as some great Weight Watchers 1 Point Snacks for you. I’m a snacker by nature and I know that can be the pitfall for many people trying to lose weight. I’ll show you the snacks you don’t have to feel guilty eating and how to enjoy the proper portion sizes so you can stay on track to your weight loss goals.
We have lots of recipes to help you stay satisfied and on track with your goals! Try these Weight Watchers pancakes that are just 2 points for 3 pancakes! Need an appetizer idea? Try this jalapeno poppers Weight Watchers recipe!
Having a few very inexpensive tools to help you portion your food is a huge help. I found these awesome measuring scoops on Amazon (also at Walmart). I LOVE them because the scoop side is in common serving size portions and the handle of it contains a measuring spoon side which works great for measuring out nut butters, oils and dressing. Often times I will have some ranch dressing with my salad and think that I can eyeball what 1 Tbsp looks like. It turns out my idea of 1 Tbsp and an actual tablespoon are very different! Always measure! Once you have an accurate idea of what a teaspoon or tablespoon of something looks like then you can go back to eyeballing if you must.
I also love having the little reusable snack containers on hand. These are the smallest size, typically used for things like salad dressing. They are perfect for portioning out weight watchers 1 point snacks. I also love the divided containers which allow me to portion out snacks ahead of time and have them at the ready, while keeping them separated. Finally, having the snack size zip top bags is a must.
Order the Portion Control Tools Now:
Take a minute and order the portion control tools I used in this post right now. They are invaluable to helping me stay on track with my weight loss goals and not be de-railed by snacking! Here are my favorite portion control must haves:
Mainstay 4-Piece Scoop SetRubbermaid Easy Find Lid Square 1/2-Cup Food Storage Container, 6 packZiploc Snack BagsRubbermaid TakeAlongs Square Food Storage Container, Divided, SingleONE DAY SALE – 21 Day Portion Control Containers (7 Piece) Colored Set Meal Prep Kit for Diet Weight Loss + FREE 21 Days Planner +2 E-Books +U/Guide +Measuring Tape +Mobile Stand by All-Green ProductsWeight Watchers 2017 SMART POINTS Calculator – For the Smart Points Diet PlanWeight Watchers 2017 Fruit Infuser BottleMeal Measure 1 Portion Control ToolHealthy Steps 10-Piece Portion Control/Weight Loss Utensil Set
Measuring out your portions is a must. When you decide to have a snack just whip out a measuring scoop and measure it out and put it in a bowl or bag then put away the container so you aren’t tempted to grab more. Portioning out snacks ahead of time is the perfect way to grab a healthy snack without the temptation of grabbing something more convenient. At the beginning of the day (or week) portion out single servings of each of these snacks so you can easily grab them later!
Weight Watchers 1 Point Snacks:
- 20 pretzel sticks
- 1 wedge of Laughing Cow cheese
- 1 Weight Watchers string cheese stick
- Baked Chocolate, Almond and Cranberry Wontons
- 7 almonds
- Buffalo-Style Stuffed Celery
- 1 cup raspberries (Zero points!)
- Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Bacon
- 1 cup strawberries (Zero points!)
- 2 of these Jalapeno Poppers
- 16 Food Should Taste Good Pesto Pita Puffs
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
- 1/2 of a Colby Jack Cheese Stick
- Tuscan Tortilla Chips
- 1 cup baby carrots with 2 Tbsp fat-free ranch dressing
- Cinnamon Apple Crisps
- 1 cup air popped popcorn
- Parmesan-Pepper Twists
- Watermelon Pops
These are all great ideas to get you started. I love the Weight Watchers app so I can easily see how many points a snack will cost me right from my phone. Just punch in any food and it will tell you the number of points that the food and portion size will add up to. Don’t have the Weight Watchers app or subscription? Try this Weight Watchers Smart Points Calculator to track your daily points and calculate how many points you have left for the day. *hint: you don’t need to join Weight Watchers to use this calculator! Save yourself money and buy it now! Get on the track to weight loss now and stop putting it off.
I love choosing foods that keep me filled up. Almonds are a favorite that really keeps me full for a long time. Cheese is a great mid-morning snack and paired with fruit it’s a great snack! I love that fruit and vegetables don’t cost me any points. I can pair a serving of raspberries with my cheese or almonds to help fill me up and I don’t have to add any points to my daily total!
Not only do I try to portion our snacks ahead of time, but I also use smaller packages. You can fool your eyes into thinking you are eating more than you actually are. Have you ever heard the phrase “My eyes were bigger than my stomach”? It’s true. Our eyes and our perception of how much food we are eating plays a big role in how full we feel and how much we pay attention to our hunger cues. Instead of using the large sandwich bag for your single serving of pretzels use a snack size bag instead. Now your bag looks full instead of looking almost empty. It LOOKS like a bigger snack than it would if it were in a larger bag.
Another way to have easy snacks on hand is to buy things that already have the points calculated for you. The Weight Watchers String cheese is 1 point each and say that right on the package! It makes it easy to keep track of your points. There are also a ton of other Weight Watchers snacks to choose from.
Which of these two plates would you pick? They both have the same amount of food but the smaller plate looks more full since there is less plate area to fill. By choosing smaller dinner plates you naturally take smaller portion sizes because you can’t fit as much on your plate. You also trick your eyes into thinking you have more food on your plate than you really do!
By utilizing these easy tips and having weight watchers 1 point snacks on hand you can get through those tough moments in your weight loss journey. Planning ahead is key! Set yourself up for success! Don’t forget to take advantage of Weight Watcher’s app and their cheat sheets they have online for fast food places and other times when you are eating away from home and needing healthy choices. I also love the Weight Watchers Smart Points calculator. Weight Watchers makes it easier to lose weight even if you are a busy mom like me!
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My ideal snack is 3 or 4x what you show here. The reason I am still hungry after a snack is because I didn’t eat enough lol.
It’s all about portions and listening to your body. I often find that I think I need far more than I do. If I stop after I finish what I have portioned out and wait a little bit I find that my appetite is satisfied, but if I just eat out of the bag I definitely eat a lot more before feeling satisfied. My head needs to catch up with my stomach often times!
I have not needed to use a weight management program, but I think is a great tool for people who do not have the necessary discipline within themselves to control food intake. I love those measuring cups!
Portion control is so important. I have a draft on my blog site about portion control that I’ve never published. 🙂 I try to eat out of smaller plates, too. I just have to say that those measuring cups are awesome. I love how the handle is a measuring spoon. So cool!
Isn’t the handle neat? You should publish your post! 🙂
Portion control is really important when it comes to losing weight. I was doing really good about this at first, but then got carried with with snacking.
It IS all about portion sizes, isn’t it? I feel like I could eat a huge bag of chips but if i portion them out, I have plenty. If that makes sense.
Yes, it makes sense! If we have a portion already separated for us then we don’t keep mindlessly eating the whole bag!
These are some great snack ideas!! cheese is a favorite of mine, I just have to watch how much I eat of it lol
Those are really great snack ideas. Cheese has always been a favorite snack of mine, but if I’m not careful I’ll eat way too much.
All are really great snacks idea, my kids would love this and I really love it.
These snacks are so simple and easy to prepare; I really love them!
I should do this with my snacks! It’ll help a lot in watching my weight!
I always struggle with portion sizes. I eat what I want and never really watch my weight. I’m lucky to have good jeans, I don’t get fat easily however I want to eat clean.
Those measuring cups are SO cool!! I really need to get myself some of those!
Hey Sarah – I so enjoyed this – pretty fun that there are little tools and tips as you’ve suggested to help – I did save the won-ton recipe and couple others – I eat all day long and have to have small snacks so I don’t gain weight, yes – but also to keep me more alert
Small snacks throughout the day are a great way to stay energized and alert!
When my husband got heavier last year, I implement size portion control with his diet and it works. He lost the weight he needed to be in normal size again. Portion control is really a must.
I totally need those portion control measuring cups. Portion control has always been such a huge struggle for me and my mom has actually dubbed it eating with my eyes.
It’s so hard to accurately figure out a portion without measuring it. So easy to underestimate a portion when we measure with our eyes!
Portion control is so important! I find I never measure out my food but I really should start. Thanks for the tips!
I need to find these type of portion control measuring cups. I have never tried the Weight Watchers point system, but I have heard how successfully it has worked for many people!
Yes, they are so handy! Weight Watchers truly makes it easy to stay on track and have the right tools you need to achieve your weight loss goals! I’m impressed with their variety of tools they have to support your weight loss journey.
Great idea and I love your photos too, I must say! Thanks for an awesome post!
These are some awesome snack ideas and the measuring cups/ spoons are awesome. I need to get some of the cups. The raspberries look so good. I have been snacking on string cheese this week. Thanks for sharing.
What a great post for anyone who is following Weight Watchers, or any other program for that matter. Great info.
Portion control is smart. I do that with my youngest because he’ll take too much every time (his eyes are far bigger than his stomach). 🙂
Yes, I think our eyes are bigger than our stomachs are often times!
I saw this on your Facebook page and I absolutely love this! It is so nice to see visually than just reading it. These snacks look so tasty and only 1 pt!
I find it so handy to have a list ready with one point snacks! They are all tasty too!
meal portioning is always a good one – it helps us stay fit and healthy too.
Are you following Points or PointsPlus? The current program (since late 2010) is Points Plus; fruit and most vegetables have 0 PointsPlus values. Your raspberries and strawberries have 0 PPVs.
Current Weight Watchers program is ZERO points for strawberries and raspberries.
Yes! All fruits and veggies are zero points which makes them awesome snack options!!
Yes, you are correct. Fruits and veggies are 0 points! Great snack idea
Great article. I’m really love those measuring spoons you pictured in your article. Can you tell me where you got them from? The link you provided is for a different type of measuring spoon. Thanks so much.
Portion control is a must! Don’t think of it as a diet though think of it as a life style change even if you don’t do weight watchers. The biggest reason weight watchers is so successful is because they teach you how to eat the foods you love without over doing it. My husband and I have been doing this for a couple weeks now and just by controlling our portion sizes we have been able to lose 6 lbs each and I still ate some of my favorite foods like mac n cheese, pastas, and yes even chocolate again, treat yourself but that chocolate cake will taste the same after 3 bites or 15 bites.
Congratulations on losing the weight so far. And I think you will love Weight Watchers.
Great tips also!
((Weight Watchers 1 Point Snack Ideas + Portion Size Tricks!) My daughter-in-law is using this point system from weight watchers for a few months now, and has lost a lot of weight doing it.
It really does work well. Congratulations to your daughter in law.
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