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 Smart Points Food List for Walmart Groceries

I put together this Weight Watchers Smart Points Food List for Walmart Groceries because I’m always looking for a deal on things I need. And well…everyone needs to eat. Luckily Walmart Groceries started delivering in my area and they gave me a $10 coupon to try it. Here’s one for you in case you’re lucky enough to get grocery delivery service in your area.

How Walmart Groceries Work

Weight Watchers Smart Points Food List for Walmart GroceriesTo use Walmart Groceries, navigate to their website by clicking here for your $10 off coupon first. Then, you start shopping for what you need. You might also get another $10 off if you use code REALEASY until 11/1/16. It seems to be a fruit promotion and there’s a minimum order of $50, but I doubt you need to spend the whole $50 on fruit.

If your cost conscious like I am, you can sort departments by the Walmart brand or you can sort by price. That way you can get a generic for the lower price. Generics aren’t always the best substitute, but I’ve found some items that I like on the Weight Watchers Smart Points plan.

Once you’re done, you’ll select a location for the drop-off and book your time. The location I go to is about five minutes from my work. I drive up, they load it in my car, and I leave. My drop off location usually has water and a few snacks to sample. I’m not sure if it’s the same for every location.

All in all, I save lots of time and money using this service. Mostly, because I’m a wanderer and I’ll wander the grocery aisles all day long putting stuff I don’t need in my cart. I’m a retailer’s dream shopper. That’s why I try to do most of my shopping online using a rebate site like Ebates (currently giving a $10 gift card to new members), combined with a coupon, combined with a rebate, combined with a rewards card like Discover Card (currently giving a $50 bonus to new card members). Yes, that’s how I get the very best deals online. I wrote an entire post about that strategy for weight watchers coupons here. I also wrote an entire post about saving money online here. I hope these posts help you save money too.

Weight Watchers Smart Points Food List for Walmart Groceries

Now that you know how to get the best deal using your Walmart Groceries coupon, here’s my  Weight Watchers Smart Points Food List:

Fruit and Veggies – 0 Weight Watchers Smart Points

I’m not going to list all of the fruits and vegetables that you can buy from Walmart Groceries. That would be a waste of your time and mine. Instead, I’ll tell you that I normally buy bananas, apples, oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce every week. Depending on my mood, I’ll snag some bell peppers, eggplant, celery, onions, cauliflower, mushrooms, and squash. Then I try to eat them as fast as possible so they don’t spoil. Most fruits and vegetables are 0 smart points unless you blend them in a smoothie. Then you’ll count them in the recipe per the Weight Watchers Smart Points program manual.

Coffee Creamer – 0 – 1 Weight Watchers Smart Points

Coffee creamer was the hardest switch for me on the Weight Watchers program because I love Coffee Mate Coconut flavor creamer. I didn’t care if it cost another 100 calories when I poured it in my travel sized mug until I realized that my coffee was costing me 5 smart points in the morning. I tried Premier Protein vanilla drink in my coffee first and it’s pretty decent. Then I found Great Value Sugar Free French Vanilla creamer. It’s only 1 smart point for a tablespoon, which I find to be a bit much. If I’m only using 1 tsp, then it’s 0 smart points. I try to stay in that range when possible.

If I’m in the mood for chocolate flavored creamer, I’ll use the Nestle Coffee-Mate Chocolate Sugar-Free creamer. It’s 1 smart point for 1 tsp, but so worth the points.

Jilly’s Sugar-Free Gelatin Dessert – 0 Weight Watchers Smart Points

Sugar-Free Gelatin is only 0 Weight Watchers Smart Points. I like convenience so I try to buy them already made, but will also make them if I’m saving a few cents that week. Jilly’s gelatin runs under $3 for 12 of them, which is much cheaper than the Jell-O brand.

Great Value Sugar-Free Chocolate Flavored Syrup – 0 Smart Points

I use a little bit of this chocolate flavored syrup on my frozen bananas. It makes a great afternoon treat. At only 0 smart points, it’s hard not to have a frozen banana split every day.

I have to be careful with putting sugar-free substitutes in my body. I wish I could be an organic loving, natural sugar, no junk food eating kind of gal, but right now I’m not there. I tried to do that a few years ago but ended up giving up. I think it takes more than a month to create better food habits. I think it takes years. Sugar-free items are yummy, but can lead to cramps and other unhealthy results. Like everything, sugar-free substitutes should be used in moderation.

Almond Milk Unsweetened – 0-1 Weight Watchers Smart Points

I buy the Great Value almond milk brand because it’s cheaper than most brands. It’s 1 smart point per cup. However, I believe the Silk brand is 0 smart points according to my Weight Watchers app. If you’re looking for the least amount of points, use that brand. Otherwise, to save a buck or so try the Great Value brand. I find all of the unsweetened almond milk brands taste the same in my protein shake, cereal or coffee.

Starkist Tuna Salad – 1 Weight Watchers Smart Points

I can eat Starkist Tuna Salad right out of the pouch. In fact, I love it so much I emailed the company and told them never to discontinue it! Of course, they responded with an envelope containing a free coupon, which I appreciated but didn’t ask for. I love making tuna melts with it. I use the Sara Lee 45 calorie bread toasted, top it with my Starkist Tuna Salad (I use the entire pouch), and sprinkle some cheese on top of it. It’s so good! Walmart is by far the cheapest place to buy these tuna pouches at less than $1 each.

Turkey Snack Sticks – 1 Weight Watchers Smart Point

With 3 boys in the house, I can’t keep turkey snack sticks in stock. I’m always out right as I go to grab one, so I started putting the prewrapped ones in my purse. That way I’ll have some on hand when I want one and when I’m out and about. The Butterball brand comes individually wrapped and is 3 for 2 smart points. They run about $4 at my Walmart Grocery for 12 sticks. The Old Wisconsin brand contains almost twice as many and runs about the same price. It’s also yummy but doesn’t come individually wrapped. I buy the Old Wisconsin brand for the boys. They make great road trip snacks!

Sugar-Free Snack Pack Pudding – 2 Weight Watchers Smart Points

The sugar-free snack pack pudding is only 2 smart points. It’s pretty good cold with a dab of whipped cream on top. If you prefer to pretend you’re eating chocolate pie, sprinkle some graham crackers on top of your pudding with a little whipped cream and you’ve got a low smart points substitute that will cost you 3-4 smart points depending on how many graham crackers you use.

Turkey Pepperoni –  2 Weight Watchers Smart Points

I love the Hormel turkey pepperoni. It’s 2 smart points for 17 slices. I usually use about ¼ of a serving size when I make my eggplant pizza. To make yours simply grill slices of eggplant, spread some prepared pizza sauce or tomato sauce on top, sprinkle a little cheese, add some more vegetables (I like mushrooms and peppers), and top with turkey pepperoni. You’ll end up with dinner or lunch for less than 4 smart points depending on how much sauce and cheese you use.

Turkey Franks – 2-4 Weight Watchers Smart Points

Turkey Franks generally run from 2 to 4 Weight Watchers smart points.  I’ve tried both the Foster Farms turkey franks and the Oscar Mayer’s Select turkey franks. Both are great. The Foster Farms turkey franks are 3 smart points and the Oscar Mayer’s Select turkey franks are 4 smart points. I prefer the Jennie-O turkey franks at only 2 smart points, but my Walmart Groceries doesn’t carry them.

How to get Your Walmart Groceries Coupon

These are my favorite finds for this week. I hope this list helps you.

If Walmart Groceries delivers in your area, you just need a referral to get the $10 coupon. Click here for your coupon. If you decide to use the Walmart Groceries coupon that you get from my referral link or any affiliate link on this site, I’ll receive a referral credit for groceries too. Haven’t received any discounts from Walmart Groceries so far, but maybe one day I will! Thank you!

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List

Trader joes weight watchers food listThis week I spend some time at the Trader Joes searching for food that was low in Weight Watcher’s Smart Points values. I found a few gems, so I put together this Trader Joes Weight Watchers food list to share my favorite finds with you.

Before I get started, I wanted to share the most current Weight Watchers coupon: $5.00 back, plus a $10 gift card if you haven’t signed up for Ebates in the past. If you’re from Canada, it’s $7.50 back right now. When you make a purchase through ebates using this link, you support this blog. Thank you.

For a printable Trader Joe’s list, read this post.

Trader Joe’s Organic Riced Cauliflower

0 Weight Watchers Smart Points

traderjoes-riced-cauliflowerThe Trader Joe’s Organic Riced Cauliflower makes it to the top of my Trader Joes Weight Watchers food list because it’s my absolute favorite find! It’s zero smart points and can be used just like rice. Simply microwave it as I did, or stir-fry it with a little sesame seed oil and you have yourself an amazing substitute for rice. I add a little soy sauce to mine to keep the points low.

Here’s the kicker. It’s really hard to find! I had to to go two Trader Joe’s locations to find a few bags. The one near my home was sold out, so I went to another location, and they had more. I snagged four bags and left some on the shelf for others. If you can’t find any of the riced cauliflower, you can always try to rice your own.

To rice cauliflower, chop the head of your cauliflower into a few pieces and throw it in your blender. Fill the blender with water to cover the top of the cauliflower. Then strain it in the sink until dry. Freeze it using your FoodSaver to put it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Trader Joe’s Pork Gyoza

1 Smart Point for One

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-porkWhat goes best with riced cauliflower and soy sauce? Pork Gyoza does! At only one smart point per pork gyoza, you can’t beat this as a main dish. I usually have 3-5 depending on how hungry I am.

To prepare it, microwave it, throw it in some broth with veggies, or stir-fry it like I did here with a little bit of sesame seed oil. Remember to add four smart points and divide them amongst the number of pork gyoza’s you cook for every one tablespoon of sesame oil.

Trader Joes French Green Beans

0 Weight Watchers Smart Points

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-frenchgreenbeansThese are just beans. So they’re isn’t much to say about why they made it to my Trader Joes Weight Watchers food list. Probably because they’re frozen so, I can get exactly what I want out of the bag, throw them in the microwave and then munch along. I like easy. Can you tell?

Trader Joes Grilled Cauliflower

0 Weight Watchers Smart Points

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-grilledcauliflowerMy family hates cauliflower. They won’t eat it when I make it from fresh, but for some reason, they’ll eat the Trader Joes cauliflower. What gives? I think I’ll keep making the Trader Joes version, for a few more months and then go back to fresh to see if they can tell the difference. I’m sneaky that way.

Trader Joes Soy Chorizo

2 Weight Watchers Smart Points for One Ounce

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-soychorizoSoy chorizo made it to my Trader Joes Weight Watchers food list to my utter surprise. I usually don’t like meat substitutes, but I’ve been trying more and more these days, and this product is absolutely fabulous. My kids love it too although it might be too spicy for most kids.

To prepare the chorizo, I cut the package in half and cook it in a pan that’s coated with Pam. After its fully cooked, I make omelets and put a little less than once ounce in each omelet. I could probably put the full ounce in the omelets, but I assume that the cooked version is lighter than the packaged version, and I want to stay as accurate as I can with my Weight Watchers smart points calculations.

I add spinach, kale, tomatoes and one tablespoon of cheese to the omelet and serve it hot. It fills me up until lunchtime.

Trader Joes Turkey Meatballs

3 Weight Watchers Smart Points for Two

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-turkeymeatballsThese meatballs are bigger than the ones I buy from Sam’s Club, and they seem like they retain their juices better. They’re not as cheap as Sam’s Club, but the come pretty close. I eat these plain, with some marinara sauce or fettuccine alfredo sauce on a bed of veggie noodles. The kids like them in spaghetti. I haven’t bought beef meatballs in years.

Trader Joes’ Organic Animal Crackers

4 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 17 Cookies

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-animalcookiesFinding junk food that’s acceptable on the new Weight Watchers smart points program is hard, so I’m always looking for low smart point snacks to try. I found these animal crackers at Trader Joes and thought I’d give them a try. They’re crunchy and not too sweet, but did the trick and satisfied my cookie craving for a whole handful of them.

Trader Joes Organic Dark Chocolate Bar

2 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 1 Square

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-chocolateIt’s hard to find chocolate that’s low in Weight Watchers smart points, but the Trader Joes Organic Dark Chocolate Bar is a good candidate. Be careful though! If you scan it in with your Weight Watchers app, you’ll be fooled into thinking it’s one smart point per square. It’s not. If you look at the app details for this product, the serving size is 12. They’re counting all of the squares as a serving, but if you turn the bar over you can see that there are 2.5 servings in the bar. You’ll have to manually calculate the smart points on this chocolate bar or trust that I did it right for you.

This chocolate bar makes it to the top of my Trader Joes Weight Watchers food list because it’s the only bar that satisfies my chocolate craving with only one square. If I grab a Hershey’s bar or kisses, I end up eating them all!

Trader Joes Reduced Fat Cheese Puffs

4 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 35

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-reducedfatcheesepuffsI’m a sucker for cheese puffs. I can probably eat an entire bag in one setting if I let myself. When I buy a bag of cheese puffs, it’s best if I put them in individual baggies so I can grab and go instead of mindless eat until the bag is gone. These cheese puffs aren’t as greasy or cheesy as the Cheetos brand, but they’re a great substitute. The Cheetos brand runs about 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 13 pieces. You get almost three times the amount for one smart point less with these.

Trader Joes Reduced Fat Cheese Crunchies

4 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 33

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List-bakedcheesecrunchiesIf cheese puffs aren’t your jam, you might try the Trader Joes crunchies. Again, everything I said about the cheese puffs applies to the crunchies too. The difference is the puffs are fluffier and bigger than the crunchies, and you get two extra puffs for the same amount of Weight Watchers smart points.

Trader Joes Weight Watchers Food List

I’ll keep looking out for more foods to add to my Trader Joes Weight Watchers food list.  If you have more ideas, please share them in the comments or on our Facebook Page. I’d love to here what you find!