You know the after-lunchtime feeling that kicks in around 3:00 pm just about every day: You need something to munch on—and you need it now. Luckily, a well-planned snack can effectively hold you over until dinner. Because, let’s face it: Some days, the stretch between these two meals is just too long.
Worried that eating snacks throughout the day may slow down your weight loss efforts? Don’t be! In fact, it could help keep you on track. Here’s why: If you wait too long to eat and get to the point where your stomach growls and head pounds, you may be more inclined to reach for the first food you see. While you can totally include your co-worker’s cookies or a leftover slice of pizza into your myWW SmartPoints® Budget, keeping planned snacks on hand could help you save dailies (and room!) for dinner.
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Still, the question remains: Which foods should you reach for? On myWW, that’s your call. The program gives you the freedom to cater to your own tastes and nosh on whatever you want. Even better, it makes snacking easier than ever thanks to ZeroPoint® foods, which you don’t have to measure or track since they’re unlikely to be overeaten.
Have a particular itch that needs to be scratched? These snacks will satisfy you regardless of what you feel like eating:
If you’re in the mood for something salty:
Oil-popped popcorn with salt, SmartPoints value for 1 cup: 2 (Green), 2 (Blue), 2 (Purple)
Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels, SmartPoints value for 1/4 cup: 3 (Green), 3 (Blue), 3 (Purple)
Roasted peanuts with salt, SmartPoints value for 1/4 cup: 4 (Green), 4 (Blue), 4 (Purple)
If you’re in the mood for something crunchy:
WW Sea Salt Hummus Crisps, SmartPoints for 1 pouch: 2 (Green), 2 (Blue), 2 (Purple)
Sliced almonds, SmartPoints for 1/4 cup: 5 (Green), 5 (Blue), 5 (Purple)
Fresh veggie sticks, like celery, carrots, and radish, SmartPoints value: 0 (Green), 0 (Blue), 0 (Purple)
Biena Honey Roasted Chickpea Snacks, SmartPoints for 1/4 cup: 4 (Green), 4 (Blue), 4 (Purple)
If you’re in the mood for something cheesy:
Fat-free cottage cheese, SmartPoints value for 1/2 cup: 2 (Green), 2 (Blue), 2 (Purple)
Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Squares Baked Cheese Crackers, SmartPoints value for 27 crackers: 4 (Green), 4 (Blue), 4 (Purple)
Frigo Cheese Heads Light String Cheese, SmartPoints value for one stick: 1 (Green), 1 (Blue), 1 (Purple)
Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisps, SmartPoints value for 23 crisps: 5 (Green), 5 (Blue), 5 (Purple)
If you’re in the mood for something sweet:
Dole Mandarin Oranges Fruit bowl, no sugar added, SmartPoints value for 1 bowl: 0 (Green), 0 (Blue), 0 (Purple)
KIND Minis Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bar, SmartPoints value for 1 bar: 4 (Green), 4 (Blue), 4 (Purple)
Apple slices with peanut butter, SmartPoints value for 1 Tbsp. spread: 3 (Green), 3 (Blue), 3 (Purple)
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt with berries, SmartPoints value for 1 cup: 2 (Green), 0 (Blue), 0 (Purple)