Low Point Snacks to Take On-the-Go
When it comes to weight loss, staying satiated with healthy and accessible snacks is an integral part of success. That’s why we’re showcasing our best-loved WeightWatchers snack recipes (alongside recipe-free options) all in one place that are completely portable and packable—so that you’ll never be left without a snack again.
Grab-and-go snacks are food items made with minimal prep that can be enjoyed as-is, without needing to be cooked or altered in any way before being eaten. To create a nutritionally balanced snack that contains fibre, protein, and healthy fat, combine any of the following foods together or enjoy them on their own throughout the day, switching up your choice of snack items as desired for nutritional variety and flavour.
Keep a Stash of These Handy Low Points Snacks:
Toasted Whole-Wheat Pita Chips (serve plain or with your favourite dip or salsa)
Hummus in mason jars (spoon hummus into bottom of jar, top with veggies cut into a spear shape)
Low fat cheese
Whole grain crackers or flatbread
Almonds (¼ cup)
Olives (6 large)
High fibre breakfast cookies (try our recipes for Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies, Toasted Pecan & Apricot Breakfast Cookies, or Apple-Cranberry Breakfast Cookies)
No longer considered a boring staple for weight loss, rice cakes are now the vehicle for all manner of sweet and savoury toppings. Our favourite tip? Keep dry toppings in place by first spreading a dip or spread over top of the rice cake. We love hummus, ricotta cheese, ultra-thick yogurt (skyr or labneh also work well), refried beans, or mashed banana. To avoid mushy rice cakes, apply toppings immediately before serving (unless otherwise indicated in a recipe).
For More Inspiration Check Out These Tasty Rice Cake Toppings:
Another classic low-calorie snack, cottage cheese is enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to its impressive protein content and versatility as an ingredient. Cottage cheese can be enjoyed with savoury toppings as well as sweet, and makes for a delicious base for fruit, veggies, and other flavourful ingredients. Some of our favourite suggestions include:
Melon, peaches, nectarines, mango, and/or banana
Cucumber, sweet peppers, grape tomatoes, grated carrot
Sliced olives or capers
Shredded chicken breast
In both bar or loose form, granola can be a healthy, not-too-sweet option if prepared with care and if eaten in moderation. The following recipes for granola were formulated to keep PersonalPoints values low, and the results can be kept frozen so you have the option to enjoy your granola one serving at a time. To up the protein content of your snack, try serving these granolas with a piece of low-fat cheese or sprinkled over non-fat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt.
Give These Not-too-Sweet Granola Recipes a Try:
Depending on the brand, turkey or beef protein has a value of 2 to 4 PersonalPoints per serving in addition to roughly 10 grams of protein. Jerky is an ideal snack because it doesn’t need refrigeration and is known for being highly portable—there’s a good reason it remains a favourite of hikers and road-trippers alike. A delicious option on its own, jerky can also play a starring role on a personal-sized charcuterie board along with low fat cheese, a small handful of nuts, and a piece of fruit. It can also be cut into thin strips and sprinkled over a hummus- or refried bean-topped rice cake or slice of wholegrain toast to substantially boost the protein content.