Food & Nutrition

Snack Ideas that Make the Most of ZeroPoint Foods

Because who doesn’t love taking a snack break?

It’s 3 p.m. and your stomach’s grumbling but dinner’s still hours away. Who hasn’t faced this scenario? To stay on track (without getting bored), look to your ZeroPoint™ foods list for some between-meals inspo and build a snack centered around one (or more!) of your ZeroPoint foods. While we love a handful of baby carrots, sometimes you want something a little more outside-the-box.


Since everyone’s ZeroPoint foods list is a little different, we’ve gathered snack ideas that cover a whole bunch of ZeroPoint foods categories. Scroll through to find the ones that apply to you and start munching!


Avocados


Quick Ideas

  • Pair store-bought guacamole (without added sugar or fat) with a handful of celery sticks or a bag of WW tortilla chips.
  • Make a snack-size quesadilla with one medium-size tortilla, low-fat shredded cheese, salsa, and guacamole.
  • Mash avocado on a slice of whole-grain bread and top it with sliced tomatoes and flaky sea salt.
  • Thinly slice half an avocado, pile it onto a rice cake, and season it with salt, crushed red pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice, and sesame seeds.

Beans, Peas, and Lentils


Quick Ideas

  • Stir your favorite beans into canned or homemade vegetable soup.
  • Roll up a small tortilla spread with canned fat-free refried beans or bean dip, salsa, and hot sauce.
  • Sprinkle steamed edamame with sea salt and crushed red pepper or togarashi seasoning.
  • Spread mashed canned chickpeas onto whole-grain toast and top with sliced cucumber, salt and black pepper.

Chicken and Turkey


Quick Ideas

  • Tear rotisserie chicken breast into strips and dip into honey mustard.
  • Stir together chopped roast turkey and tzatziki and eat wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves.
  • Build a turkey sandwich on thick slices of tomato with a dab of mustard and a handful of arugula.
  • Toss some chopped cooked chicken breast with shredded veggies and salsa, and wrap up in a tortilla.

Corn & Popcorn


Quick Ideas

  • Coat air-popped popcorn with cooking spray and toss with your favorite seasoning blend or grated Parmesan.
  • Wrap an ear of corn in its husk in a wet paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes. Shuck and sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  • Stir together corn kernels, guacamole, and salsa verde. Scoop up with baked tortilla chips or veggie sticks.

Eggs


Quick Ideas

  • Sprinkle a hard-boiled egg with your favorite seasoning blend.
  • Cut hard-boiled eggs in half. Remove the yolks and mash them with some mustard, chopped pickle, spices, salt, and black pepper and spoon back into whites for quick deviled eggs.
  • Cut hard-boiled eggs in half and wrap with thinly sliced deli turkey or ham. Dip in mustard.
  • Dice a hard-boiled egg, toss with plain nonfat Greek yogurt and some Dijon mustard, season, and eat in lettuce cups or piled onto whole-grain crackers.
  • Make an omelet using leftover cooked veggies as a filling.
  • Use the WW Egg Bite Maker to create your own egg bites.
  • Scramble an egg and wrap up in a small tortilla topped with salsa.

Fish & Shellfish


Quick Ideas

  • Purchase store-bought cooked refrigerated shrimp and pair with cocktail sauce or horseradish-ketchup.
  • Top cucumber slices with smoked salmon and a dollop of plain nonfat Greek yogurt.
  • Mash drained tuna packed in water with mustard and lemon pepper seasoning. Spoon onto a rice cake, tomato slice, or lettuce cups.
  • Place pickle slices on whole-grain crackers and top with mashed drained tuna packed in water.

Fruit


Quick Ideas

  • Spread a thick cored apple slice with creamy nut butter.
  • Freeze washed seedless grapes and then eat frozen.
  • Freeze bananas drizzled with melted chocolate.
  • Top plain nonfat cottage cheese or yogurt with chopped fresh fruit and some low-fat granola or mini chocolate chips.

Non-Starchy Vegetables


Quick Ideas

  • Dip steamed asparagus spears into mustard vinaigrette or Dijonnaise.
  • Top thickly sliced carrot or cucumber rounds with hummus or guacamole and hot sauce.
  • Air-fry whole sweet mini peppers or shishitos. Season with a squeeze of lemon and flaky salt.
  • Make salsa with your favorite finely chopped veggies, red onion, lime juice, salt, and cumin. Scoop up with chips or endive leaves.
  • Wrap a pickle spear in deli turkey and dip in mustard.

Potatoes & Starchy Vegetables


Quick Ideas

  • Toast ¼-inch thick slices of sweet potato and swap in for bread in your favorite toast recipes.
  • Slice acorn squash into thick wedges and roast or air-fry with cooking spray, salt, and black pepper for a healthy spin on fries.
  • Blend some mashed sweet potato into soup for a sweet creamy texture.

Yogurt & Cottage Cheese


Quick Ideas

  • Layer nonfat yogurt with chopped fruit and toasted oats or nuts for an easy parfait.
  • Turn Greek yogurt or puréed cottage cheese into a quick, creamy dip with herbs and seasonings and pair with veggie sticks.
  • Stir together plain nonfat yogurt, unsweetened cocoa, and monk fruit sweetener to use as a dip for apples or bananas.
  • Swirl chocolate syrup into cottage cheese and top with chopped fresh berries.
  • Spread cottage cheese on a rice cake, season with salt and black pepper, and top with slices of tomato or cucumber.

Oats & Oatmeal


Quick Ideas

  • Make overnight oats in smaller snack-size jars.
  • Use toasted oats as an easy topping for roasted or sautéed fruit.
  • Combine toasted oats, nuts, and chopped fresh fruit with nonfat milk for an easy muesli.
  • Make oatmeal savory by topping with a fried egg, some grated Parmesan, and black pepper.

Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WW editorial team for more than 21 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.


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