Whether you’re on the Weight Watchers’ diet or not, eating healthy snacks is always essential. Low calorie healthy snacks that help satisfy our hunger is the key to staying fit, healthy, and living long. While dieting, it’s important to understand that these Weight Watchers snacks will help you keep the hunger monster that crops in between meals away. Plus, if you eat your meals on regular intervals and eat healthy snacks, then this habit won’t make you overeat and binge on foods. The recipes mentioned in the article are not just healthy, but real easy to prepare.
Using the point system chart, you can determine how you can incorporate these easy recipes into your daily cooking. So go through each of these recipes one by one and see how delicious it is to stay in shape.
Recipes for Snacks
When you say snacks, people automatically think about recipes on snack bars and trail mix. But it’s more than that. We feel like snacking at different times during the day and to satisfy this hunger, eating just a snack bar or trail mix is not filling. The following recipes will give you an accurate idea as to where you can add these snacks in your day.
Chilled Tomato-Avocado Soup
This first soup recipe is really quick to cook and makes 2 servings. The points value per serving is 2.
- 1 cup canned tomato soup, low-fat
- 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
- ¼ cup tomatoes, diced
- ¼ cup avocado, diced
Open the canned tomato soup and pour it into a bowl. Add the diced tomatoes and avocado inside the bowl and top it off with chopped basil. Mix everything properly and keep the soup in the refrigerator to chill. The soup will be ready to eat within 10-15 min.
Hot and Sour Soup
This soup recipe is really tangy and spicy and it makes 3 servings. The points value per serving is 3.
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
- 1 Noodle soup mix, reduced fat
- ¼ teaspoon dried chili flakes, crushed
Read the instructions to cook the reduced-fat noodle soup mix. Next, add the chili flakes and lime juice once cooked. Pour the ready soup into a bowl and sprinkle freshly minced cilantro on top. Your hot soup is ready.
Sweet-Salty Roasted Chickpeas
This snack is perfect for afternoon munching and while you’re on the go. It makes 4 servings and the points value per serving is 3.
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1, 16 oz. can of garbanzo beans
- ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Few drops of olive oil
Preheat the oven at 450ºF. On a baking sheet, lay a parchment paper and place the drained chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Place the sheet inside the oven for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, take a bowl and add olive oil, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Once the beans are roasted properly, transfer into the bowl and coat thoroughly. Once ready, serve the chickpeas warm or store in an air-tight container for later. This snack will stay fresh for another 3 days.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bagel
This is a delicious breakfast recipe that will liven up your day. It makes 10 servings and the points value per serving is 2.
- 8 oz cream cheese, soft, low-fat
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 whole wheat bagel
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup pumpkin, canned
- Salt, for taste
Take all the ingredients and mix them in a medium bowl. Make sure the consistency stays smooth and creamy. When you add salt, just add a dash of it. Cut the bagel in half, spread the pumpkin cream cheese over it, and enjoy.
Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
This snack is delicious, low calorie, and can be made in a jiffy. You can either have the wedges by itself, as a side dish, or use in sandwiches. The recipe makes 4 servings and the points value per serving is 2.
- 2 sweet potatoes, large
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon rosemary
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- Salt and black pepper, for taste
Preheat the oven at 425ºF. Clean the potatoes and pat them dry. Cut each potato into lengthwise pieces, making 8 equal-sized wedges. Take a Ziploc bag and place them in. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, and thyme. Close the bag and shake properly so that the wedges are coated properly. Then, place the wedges onto a baking sheet and inside the oven for about 15 minutes. Turn the wedges in between and once they are roasted from the outside and tender from inside, remove them from the oven. Serve warm.
For our last recipe, we will make a granola cereal. The recipe makes 2 servings and the points value per serving is 4.
- 10 oz unsweetened frozen blueberries
- 2½ teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup ready-to-eat granola cereal, low-fat
- ¼ teaspoon orange zest
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
In a pan, mix sugar, blueberries, nutmeg, and cornstarch. Mix everything properly and let it boil; keep stirring occasionally. Cook it the sauce is thick and then turn off the heat. Mix fresh blueberries, salt, and orange zest in the pan. Let the pan sit and the mixture get cool. Toast the granola till it turns golden brown. Place the blueberry mixture in 2 bowls, add the toasted granola on top, and drizzle honey. Your sweet breakfast is ready.
These were some Weight Watchers snacks recipes for you try out in times of hunger. For any more information on recipes, read the Buzzle article on Weight Watchers point recipes. You can easily incorporate these recipes into your daily lifestyle and see the change it brings in your heart and health.