Last night was one of those nights when all I wanted to do after a long day of working was sit on the couch and mindlessly snack on something. Sometimes it just takes away the stress of the day and is relaxing. But it can be difficult to find snacks that you can be fairly mindless about and still stay on track. Let’s be honest, a bag of carrots doesn’t always do the trick. Or maybe never does the trick. Also a big thanks to Misty for the idea for this post.
Here are some of my favorites. What are your favorite snacks for mindless munching?
1. Chocolate Filled Strawberries: I learned about this fabulously simple and delicious recipe from Amy over at Snack Girl and have honestly had some in my fridge every week since. The concept is simple, but genius, core a strawberry and fill it with chocolate. They make a great snack at only 17 calories each. Want a little more chocolate? This recipe is also delicious with Sugar Free chocolate pudding inside, which is what you see in the photo.2. Seaweed Snacks, 0 P+ for 1, 1 P+ for 2 packages
People I know in Weight Watchers are very divided on the seaweed snacks. Some people love them, some people definitely do not. I happen to love them. Crisp, crunchy, and salty seaweed. I usually go for the wasabi variety for a little added spice but any kind is delicious. In order to keep the price reasonable I recommend looking for them in bulk in stores like Costco (18 for $6) or in Asian markets. Otherwise I would order them online because $1 per package is just too much.
3. Fiber Gourmet Crackers and Laughing Cow Cheese: If you haven’t tried Fiber Gourmet’s crackers yet I highly recommend them. They come in individual pre-portioned bags that come in between 60-70 calories a piece, or 2 P+. My favorite are the cheese, cinnamon and sugar, and original wheat. Topped with some Laughing Cow cheese or cream cheese and it is a great snack. I also love the Special K crackers which have 3 points plus for a 27 cracker serving. Again served with some Laughing Cow Cheese or light cream cheese, and maybe a slice of green olive, and it is a yummy late night snack. You can eat a pretty large serving and still keep the points values low. Want to make it even lower in points? Substitute the crackers for cucumber or carrot slices.
4. Snapz Crisps, 1 P+ per package
I recently had these delcious Snapz crisps at a Subway near me and have since ordered some online. They make apple and vegetable chips that come in at 1 weight watchers points plus per package. The apple chips are my favorite so far, especially dipped in a little PB2, but I am looking forward to trying the Beet and Carrot varieties as well.
5. Popcorn: 2-3 P+ per 3 cup serving
And finally, when I want to do some serious mindless munching, popcorn is my favorite go to food since you can eat so much volume for the calories. Sometimes you just want to sit in front of the TV or with a book and eat a bowl of popcorn.
Looking for chips? Check out this Friday Five.
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