Weight Watchers Freestyle Zero Point Snacks
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Let's face it. Sometimes, you seriously need a snack! We mean a crunchy, sweet, cheesy, or salty snack that hits the spot! We’ve all been there! Thanks to the Freestyle program, we are now freed from the boredom of celery and carrot sticks!
The following are 10 of the most delish snacks you could ever hope for, and all of them have ZERO points!
1. Sweet and Sour Grapes
Chances are you already freeze seedless grapes as snacks. There is something really tasty about these snacks, almost like candy, but try this hack and see if your taste buds don’t go WOW!
Although any flavor Jell-O will work, we think lime is best. Try some different flavors and find your favorite. Don’t forget to use sugar free Jell-O!
- One large bunch of seedless grapes
- 1 Package of lime Jell-O (sugar free)
- Pour the Jell-O into a large bowl
- Wash the grapes and give them a shake, but leave them really wet!
- Pull the grapes off the vine and drop them into the bowl of Jell-O
- Roll the grapes around in the bowl until they are coated
- Put into Ziploc bags and place in the freezer until completely frozen (about 2 to 3 hours)
2. Grilled Fruit Sticks
This one is so simple and decadently sweet, we wonder why we never thought of it before! Grilling fruit might sound strange, but once you taste it, we guarantee you will be going back for more. This recipe serves one seriously snack hungry person, or 4 if you are willing to share.
- ½ of a honeydew melon (or cantaloupe) peeled, seeds removed
- 1 large (or 2 medium) ripe mangoes
- About 12 medium strawberries, green tops cut off
- 1 Tablespoon of fresh mint leaves (optional)
- 4 Spray of a zero calorie cooking spray
- Cut the mango and honeydew into 1.5 inch squares (about 12 to 14 pieces total)
- Put the fruit in alternating layers on 4 long skewers (about 9 pieces of fruit per skewer) If you only have wood skewers, soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before use
- Coat your grill or grill pay with the cooking spray then turn on the flame to about medium high
- Grill the skewers for about 2 minutes per side or until the fruit starts to show grill marks
- Serve with fresh mint if desired
3. Banana Pumpkin Bread
Sometimes, when you are enjoying a cup of coffee, don’t you wish you had some type of sweet bread that you could sink your teeth into? Well, although this isn’t a donut or pastry, this banana pumpkin bread comes pretty darn close! You can enjoy a nice slice with some zero calorie whipped topping and a handful of berries if you like.
- 1 Box of spice flavored cake mix
- 1 Can of pumpkin puree (15 ounce can)
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed well
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients until well blended
- Spray a loaf pan with zero calorie non-stick spray
- Pour cake mixture into loaf pan
- Bake for approximately 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
- Serves 12
4. Twice Baked Zero Point Cauliflower
This is a super filling snack that can double as a side dish. Make it for dinner, then save small hand sized patties that you can pop in the toaster oven for later. This one is so crunchy and cheesy, you think you are cheating. Keep in mind that this serves 6 and 1/6th is considered zero points.
- 1 large head of cauliflower, broken into pieces
- ¼ cup of low fat sour cream
- ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- A dash of olive oil
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Rinse cauliflower and rip or cut into smaller pieces
- Place in a large sauce pan and put approximately ¾ cup of water
- Cover with lid and steam over low flame for about 12 minutes
- Mash cauliflower with a potato masher
- Add in sour cream, cheese, and seasonings
- Add just enough olive oil to a Pyrex dish to coat it
- Add the cauliflower mixture to the Pyrex dish
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until crispy on top
5. Zippy Zero Point Brownies
Ok, so these might not taste as fudgy or as decadently sweet as something from the bakers, but we can guarantee that those bakery brownies are also not zero points!
When you need to satisfy that chocolate craving, these are pretty darn good!
- 1 container of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt (6 ounces)
- ¼ cup of almond milk
- 3 tablespoons of Hershey special dark cocoa powder
- 2 scoops of any type or flavor of protein powder (whey powder is OK)
- ¼ cup of granulated artificial sweetener (Stevia or Splenda)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin puree (or unsweetened applesauce)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Spray an 8X8 container with non-calorie cooking spray
- Pour all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well
- Pour batter into pan
- Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes
6. Bean and Egg Muffins
The best thing about these little “muffins” is that they freeze like a dream! This means you can make them anytime and toss them into freezer bags for later use! These are great for breakfast, lunch, and might just be the perfect afternoon snack.
Don't be afraid to mix things up a bit; try some chopped turkey or ham or even some mushrooms, spinach, or corn. You could add some chili powder or a taco seasoning package or just top them with your favorite salsa.
- 1.5 cups of canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 green or red bell pepper, seeds removed and diced
- 1/2 cup of diced red onion
- 8 large eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Jalapeno, seeds removed and diced (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a skillet with a non-calorie cooking spray
- Add the peppers, onion, and jalapeno, cooking under medium heat until tender (about 8 minutes)
- Whisk together the eggs, add salt and pepper
- Add the onions, peppers, and black beans to the eggs
- Spray a muffin tin with the cooking spray
- Pour egg mixture into each tin about 2/3’s of the way full
- Bake for 25 minutes or until each muffin is puffy and cooked all the way through (you can use a toothpick or knife to check for doneness)
- Serve hot or cold or add to a freezer bag when completely cool
7. Easy Cauliflower Poppers
It's a great weekend to binge watch a great series or a few movies you’ve wanted to catch up on, but the big question here is; what can you snack on besides boring old popcorn?
Try these little baked cauliflower bites for a nice change! You can mix up the spices to make it anyway you like it but best of all? Zero Points. Even for a great big bowlful!
- 1 Medium sized head of cauliflower
- ½ teaspoon of cumin
- ½ teaspoon of chili powder (more or less, depending on your taste)
- ½ teaspoon of seasoned salt
- ½ teaspoon of black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Coat a baking sheet liberally with a zero calorie cooking spray (butter flavor is good, but not necessary)
- Cut your cauliflower into bite sized pieces (you should have about 4 cups, more or less)
- Put the cauliflower in a medium bowl and add your spices
- Mix until cauliflower is coated well
- Put the cauliflower on the baking sheet, leaving room in-between pieces
- Bake until cauliflower is soft, but not mushy (about 10 minutes or so)
8. An Almost Root Beer Float
If you are like us and you miss ice cream, here is one idea that helps to crunch those cravings. Although it’s more root beer than float, it’s still a sweet treat that takes only minutes to make.
- Fat free Whipped Topping (such as Cool Whip)
- Diet Root Beer
- Put two big scoops (use your ice cream scoop!) of the frozen whipped topping in a tall glass or a bowl
- Add ½ to 1 cup (or more) of root beer to the container
9. Quick N Easy Chili
On those cold winter mornings or anytime you want to snuggle up with a cup of something hot and filling, this vegetarian chili recipe will do the trick. Not too spicy, not to boring, you are going to want to share this recipe with friends and family.
- 1 Can of stewed tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
- 1 Can of kidney beans (rinsed and drained) 15 ounces
- 1 Can of tomato sauce (15 ounces)
- 1 Can of yellow corn (drained) 15 ounces
- ¼ cup of reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 medium clove of garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon of chili powder
- ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper
- ¼ cup of onion flakes (or fresh onion if you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- In a large heavy bottom pot, add oil and garlic
- Under medium heat, mix oil and garlic for about 2 minutes
- Add everything to pot except cheese. Stir well
- Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring frequently until chili has thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes
- Pour into 4 bowls and sprinkle the top with cheese
10. Wendy's Skinny Frostie
Summer is right around the corner! If you are like us, you love those Frostie’s from Wendy’s, but can’t spare the points! Here is a way to make a similar version that tastes great and is easy to make!
- 1 Cup of unsweetened Almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons of sugar free pudding mix (any flavor)
- 2 Tablespoons of non-fat frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip Free)
- 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
- About 8 ice cubes
- Place everything in your blender and mix until smooth
- Pour into a large glass and freeze until it reaches the consistency you want (about 1 hour)