Weight Watchers Breakfast Ideas on the Go

As you begin looking for weight watchers breakfast ideas on the go, you want to find foods that are very convenient and easy to carry with you in your purse or bag. Some of the foods you might consider include fruit, cereal bars, and conveniently packaged products. However, it’s important to realize what each of these food items does to your insulin levels, especially if they’re the first thing you consume in the morning.

Weight Watchers Breakfast Ideas on the Go

Fruit

The most convenient Weight Watchers breakfast ideas on the go are obviously fruit. From bananas to apples to grapes, all of the fruit that you consume has zero smart points on the Weight Watchers plan. However, you must realize that sugar causes your insulin to spike and having your insulin spike in the morning might not be a good idea for you. It also could cause you to have cravings throughout the day that you normally wouldn’t have.

Protein Instead of Fruit

Instead of fruit, consider a good protein source like an egg or a protein drink. You can hard boil eggs the day before or even earlier in the week so that you can grab them and throw them in your bag on the way to work or school.

Protein drinks are also a great way to start the day. My favorite is the Premier Protein Chocolate Shake (affiliate link). It has only two smart points per serving. It is also the easiest, most convenient way for me to ensure that I get the most protein in the morning and meet my proteins goals for the day.

Vegetables Instead of Fruit

Another option is vegetables. Vegetables don’t have as much sugar as fruits, and they are just as nutritious if not more so than certain fruits. Vegetable ideas in the morning can include carrots, cucumbers, and celery sticks. There’s nothing wrong with having a quick salad in the morning for breakfast or vegetables on the run.

Rice Cakes Instead of Oatmeal

Some people recommend that oatmeal as a great option for Weight Watchers breakfast ideas on the go. The only problem with oatmeal is that most oatmeal that is low in smart points isn’t in a convenient to-go container. You often have to make it when you get to your destination. That is fine, but when you’re traveling, it’s hard to find bowls and spoons.

If oatmeal is what you really want, pack some plain dry oatmeal in a zip lock bag with maybe a little pinch of cinnamon and some sweetener if you have it or want it. Add a few raisins or other items, and you’re set to go. A very low point breakfast can be had with oatmeal. Be careful of the kind that you buy that’s in premade cups and containers. I love the Quaker oats honey and almond oatmeal, but it is six smart points. You Too high for me to start today.

Instead of oatmeal, I’ll often turn to thin rice cakes with a little bit of peanut butter or PB powder that’s been reconstituted into peanut butter. I’ll make little rice cakes sandwiches with a little bit of a PB butter, and I can have a quick ready-to-eat rice cake sandwich that I can pack with me wherever I go. Often times these can be had for less than three smart points.

I would much prefer a rice cake sandwich over recommendations like cereal bars and oatmeal that high in smart point value. Whatever you decide I hope these Weight Watchers breakfast ideas on the go are useful to you and you’re able to get out the door quicker today than you did yesterday.

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.

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

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

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

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Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipes for Weight Watchers

Pumpkin spice creamer recipes for weight watchers are hard to find. If you’re trying to lose weight, you know that what you drink can have serious consequences when you step on the scale. pumpkin spice creamer recipesBut, for me, when it comes to pumpkin spice lattes, I don’t like to skimp. Trying to find a good balance is hard. The good news is that I spent some time in the kitchen this week and came up with two pumpkin spice creamer recipes that are both delicious and satisfying!

Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipes for Weight Watchers

I won’t lie. My favorite recipe is the one that’s 3 Weight Watcher’s Smart Points. Why? Because it tastes like Starbucks. The Starbucks Tall Pumpkin Spice latte without whipped cream is 9 Smart Points, so I figure why not splurge on the 3 and drive past the Starbucks today.

Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipe with Almond Milk =  1 Smart Point

Serving size: 1/4 cup; Servings: 6
Smart Points: 1 per serving

Ingredients:pumpkin-spice-creamer-recipes-ingredients

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional – the extra 4 smart points does not add to the final SP count)
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed for about 60 seconds.
  3. Serve.
  4. Keep refrigerated.

Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipe with Half and Half =  3 Smart Points

Serving size: 1/4 cup; Servings: 6
Smart Points: 3 per serving

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On the left is the half and half recipe. The almond milk pumpkin spice creamer recipe is on the right. Both are stored in mason jars.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional – the extra 4 smart points does not add to the final SP count)
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed for about 60 seconds.
  3. Serve.
  4. Store in a jar and keep refrigerated.

I realize that 1/4 of a cup is a large serving size, but to get it close to my favorite recipe at Starbucks, I needed to add more. Also, I prefer to add the honey to my creamer instead of trying to sweeten up my coffee later. It’s just faster that way. You can also use coconut milk instead of almond milk or half and half. I didn’t try it out because I have enough creamer to last a week.

If you try either of these recipes out, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear what you thought of them and if you made any improvements!