How Many Weight Watchers Smart Points in Beer?

How Many Weight Watchers Smart Points in Beer?smart points in beer

If you’re headed to the pub for St. Patrick’s day, date night, or to meet a few friends for the game, you can enjoy your favorite beverage as long as you allocate points for it.
Although I’m not much of a beer fanatic, I do enjoy a diet root beer every now and again. It’s my zero point beer alternative. For everyone else. Here’s the Weight Watchers smart points in beer to help you stay in your budget.

Beer Type Fluid Ounces Smart Points
Becks Premier Light Beer 12 2
Bud Ice Beer 12 4
Bud Light Beer 12 4
Bud Light Lime Beer 12 4
Bud Light Platinum Beer 12 5
Budweiser Beer 12 5
Busch Beer 12 5
Busch Light Beer 12 4
Coors Light Beer 12 3
Coors Light Citrus Beer 12 4
Corona Extra Beer 12 5
Corona Light Beer 12 3
Coronita Extra Beer 12 3
Dos Equis XX Lager Beer 12 5
Fat Tire Draft Beer 14 6
Foster’s Beer 12 5
Guinness Beer, Draught 12 4
Heineken Lager  Premium Light Beer 12 3
Heineken Lager Beer 12 5
Heineken Light Imported Lager Beer 12 3
Keystone Light Beer 12 4
Labatt Blue Canadian Pilsner Light Beer 12 4
Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat Beer 12 5
Lone Star Light Beer 12 4
Michelob Light Beer 12 3
Michelob Ultra Light Cider Beer 12 5
Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Light Beer 12 4
Michelob Ultra Superior LIght Beer 12 3
Miller Light Lemonade Beer 12 5
Miller Lite Beer 12 3
Miller Lite Pilsner beer 12 3
Milwaukee’s Best Light Beer 12 3
Modelo Especial Imported Beer 12 5
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 12 4
Pilsner Urquell Beer 12 5
RedBridge Beer 12 4
Sam Adams Light Beer 12 4
Sapporo Premium Light Beer 12 3
Select 55 Premium Light Beer 12 3
Shiner Blonde Light Beer 12 3
Shiner Bock Beer 12 5
Stella Artois Premium Lager Imported Beer 12 5
Yuengling Draft beer 14 6

Smart Points in beer vary depending on brand and size of your drink. If you don’t have the smart points in beer list above handy a good rule of thumb is:

  • If it’s a light beer – allocate 3 or 4 smart points
  • If it’s  a regular, larger or premium beer – allocate 5 smart points
  • If its a draft beer and you’re getting the 14 oz size – allocate 6 smart points.

What type of beer do you like? Are you a zero smart points root beer fan like me or do you prefer a cold one? Let me know in the comments below!

Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup Zero Smart Points Recipe

This Weight Watchers cauliflower soup recipe is both filling and easy to make. You can make it in less than 10 minutes including chopping up the vegetables and cooking the soup.ww cauliflower soup

I’ve been experimenting with zero point recipes for my Weight Watcher’s plan now that it’s getting colder. Having vegetable soup over and over again can get pretty boring. Recently, I whipped up a zero point faux potato soup recipe and I love it. It’s filling, has a creamy texture, and is oh so good served piping hot. The secret is to use cauliflower instead of potatoes.

I’ll admit it. I’m not a huge potato soup connoisseur. My friends really love it though.  I just don’t like spending 6 to 8 Smart Points on a cup of soup, unless it’s clam chowder. If I’m having potatoes, I want them air-fried and served up like potato chips or French fries. That’s why I substituted cauliflower for the potatoes in this recipe. Why use the points when you can save them for something later?

Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup  Zero Smart Points Recipe

weight watchers cauliflower soup recipeServes: 2

Smart Points: 0

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup – Onion
  • 1 Tbsp – Minced garlic
  • ¼ cup –  Carrots
  • ¼ cup – Celery
  • 1 can – Chicken stock
  • 1 bag – Trader Joes Frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • ¼ tsp – Parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery using 1/8 cup of the chicken stock until the onions are translucent.
  2. While you’re sautéing the veggies, add the remaining stock to a pot and add the frozen cauliflower in it. Cook until it boils and the cauliflower is soft. Approximately 7 minutes if using frozen riced cauliflower. Longer if you’re using refrigerated cauliflower.
  3. Add the sautéed vegetables to the cauliflower and chicken stock.
  4. Blend together using an immersion blender.
  5. Add parsley, salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Serve hot.

Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup Recipe Notes

You don’t need oil to sauté the vegetables. I use the chicken stock and sauté until the onions are translucent. It doesn’t take long.

saute vegetables

While the vegetables are sautéing, I begin cooking the frozen cauliflower. Might as well use my time wisely!
trader-joes-riced-cauliflower

When the cauliflower begins to boil, I add my vegetables and cook for a few minutes longer. Then I use my immersion blender to make it nice and creamy. Here’s a link to the immersion blender I use and love!

immersion-blender

You can blend the cauliflower soup as long as you want to. I like mine a little lumpy.

zero point cauliflower soup

Serve it piping hot. It makes a wonderful potato soup alternative!

zero point potato soup

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Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe for Weight Watchers

This fermented Sauerkraut recipe is packed with probiotics and for those on the Weight Watcher’s plan, it’s 0 Smart Points. sauerkraut-recipe-for-weight-watchersProbiotics are all the rage these days and for good reason. According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic, probiotics “beneficially affect the host by improving its intestinal microbial balance.” They go on to state that “Nutrition professionals can provide a tremendous service by helping clients overcome negative perceptions of all bacteria and, when appropriate, by developing individualized dietary plans to take advantage of the benefits probiotics may confer.”

I have to admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of canned sauerkraut, so I wasn’t too excited about trying to make it myself. But, I figure if a bit of fermented sauerkraut can help create a healthy gut, then I should at least try it.

Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe Equipment

When I try things, I like following the path of easy. So I headed to Amazon for pickle pipes, weights, and mason jars. Here’s what I bought. Please note that these are affiliate links and I may receive a very small commission if you use my link to make a purchase.

Masontops Pebbles & Pipes Mason Jar Fermentation Tool Set – Glass Weights and Silicone Airlocks – Wide Mouth


Jarden 52505 Wide Mouth Ball Jar, 32-Ounce, Case of 12

I noticed that there’s a generic alternative to the Mason Jar Pickle Pipe on Amazon. It seems to be similar to the Masontops brand.

Peter’s Pickle – Waterless Fermentation and Pickling Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars (3 Pack)

Once my supplies came in,  I headed to the local store for organic cabbage. I use organic cabbage because I don’t want to ferment chemicals with my cabbage. I snagged the salt from my pantry, and I was good to go!

The first batch was great! I like my sauerkraut thicker than most. It’s almost like a sauerkraut salad. So I tried a second batch and fermented for almost two weeks. It was much, much better. Now I’m hooked. Homemade sauerkraut is amazing and cheaper than any can you’ll buy in the store. Here’s my recipe:

Zero Smart Points Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife or food processor
  • Mixing bowl
  • 32 oz mason jars and rings
  • Pickle Pipes
  • Fermentation Weights

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs of organic green cabbage
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Clean all of your equipment.
  2. Reserve a leaf of cabbage.
  3. Cut the cabbage into quarters and trim out the core. Slice the cabbage into shreds as thin or a thick as you like.
  4. Place the cabbage and salt in the bowl and mix it up well.
  5. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or pound away until the cabbage gets soft and liquid appears (the brine).
  6. Stuff the cabbage into the mason jars.
  7. Make sure you pour the brine into the jars as well.
  8. Leave ½ inch headspace between the cabbage and top of the jar.
  9. Using the reserved cabbage leaf, cut it to the size of the lid and place it on top of the cabbage.
  10. Place the fermentation weight on top of the cabbage.
  11. If the cabbage isn’t submerged, add extra liquid by dissolving one teaspoon of salt into one cup of water.
  12. Place the pickle pipe on top of the jar and secure it in place with a ring.
  13. Ferment for 4-14 days.

You may want to ferment it longer based on how it tastes to you. The best part of this recipe is that you can set it and forget it. No need to check for floating cabbage. The fermentation weight on the large cabbage leaf keeps it down. It’s that easy.

Once you try it, you won’t go back to that canned or jarred store bought brand, which by the way doesn’t have the probiotics that you get from this sauerkraut recipe. Even the commercially produced lacto- fermented sauerkraut is sometimes pasteurized, rinsed or void of beneficial bacteria. The majority of the store bought brands don’t use lacto-fermentation. In commercial food manufacturing, the cabbage is washed in diluted chlorine solutions that destroy microflora and a vinegar solution is used instead of lactic acid.

So give it a whirl and try this easy zero smart points fermented sauerkraut recipe. Then let me know what you think below! You can print it out by right clicking the image, saving it, and printing it as an image.

Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe