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Latest Weight Watchers Zero Points Foods List

Weight Watchers most recent program (launched 11/14/22) simplified it’s program going back to a single Zero Points Foods List for all its members except those on the diabetes-tailored plan. 

ZeroPoint foods are the nutrient rich foods that form the foundation of a healthy diet: fruits, non-starchy vegetables, lean proteins, legumes and select non-fat dairy items.  Of course, if you add ingredients to a zero points food that have points, such as butter on your broccoli, you’ll need to count them!

Members on the Diabetes-Tailored Plan share an abridged ZeroPoint foods list, based on guidelines from the American Diabetes Association and International Diabetes Federation. Foods that are NOT considered Zero Points on the Diabetes plan have an * beside them. 

Here’s the latest WeightWatchers Program ZeroPoint Foods List

Beans, Peas & Lentils

Adzuki beans
Alfalfa sprouts
Bean sprouts
Black beans
Black-eyed peas
Cannellini beans
Chickpeas
Edamame
Fava beans
Great northern beans
Green peas
Kidney beans
Lentils
Lima beans
Lupini beans
Navy beans
Peas
Pinto beans
Refried beans, fat-free, canned
Soybeans
Split peas

Chicken & Turkey Breast

Chicken breast, skinless
Ground chicken breast
Ground turkey, 98% fat-free
Ground turkey breast
Turkey breast, skinless

Corn & Popcorn*

Corn, canned
Corn, fresh (sweet, white, or yellow)
Corn on the cob
Hominy
Popcorn, air-popped without oil, butter, or sugar
Popping corn (for popping at home)

Eggs

Eggs, whole
Egg whites
Egg yolks
Liquid egg substitute, made from egg whites

Fish & Shellfish

Abalone
Alaskan king crab
Anchovies, canned in water
Arctic char
Bluefish
Branzino
Butterfish
Carp
Catfish
Caviar
Clams
Cod
Crabmeat, lump
Crayfish
Cuttlefish
Eel
Fish roe
Flounder
Grouper
Haddock
Halibut
Herring
Lobster
Mahi-mahi
Monkfish
Mussels
Octopus
Orange roughy
Oysters
Perch
Pike
Pollock
Pompano
Salmon
Sardines, canned in water or sauce
Sashimi
Scallops
Sea bass
Sea cucumber
Sea urchin
Shrimp
Smelt
Smoked fish (haddock, salmon, sturgeon, trout, and whitefish)
Snails
Snapper
Sole
Squid
Steelhead trout
Striped bass
Sturgeon
Swordfish
Tilapia
Trout
Tuna
Tuna, canned in water
Turbot
Wahoo
Whitefish

Fruits*

Apples
Applesauce, unsweetened
Apricots, fresh
Bananas
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupes
Cherries
Clementines
Cranberries, fresh
Dragon fruit
Figs, fresh
Frozen mixed berries, unsweetened
Fruit, canned in water with or without artificial sweeteners
Fruit cocktail, unsweetened
Fruit salad, unsweetened
Grapefruit
Grapes
Guavas
Honeydew melons
Jackfruit
Kiwis
Kumquats
Lemons
Limes
Mangoes
Meyer lemons
Nectarines
Oranges
Papayas
Peaches
Pears
Persimmons
Pineapples
Plums
Pomegranates
Pomelos
Raspberries
Star fruit
Strawberries
Tangerines
Watermelons

Non-Starchy Vegetables

Artichoke hearts, without oil
Arugula
Asparagus
Baby corn
Bamboo shoots
Beet greens
Beets
Bell peppers
Bok choy
Broccoli
Broccoli rabe
Broccoli slaw
Brussels sprouts
Butter lettuce (Bibb or Boston)
Butternut squash
Cabbage, red, green, Napa
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cauliflower rice
Celery
Chiles
Coleslaw mix
Collard greens
Cucumbers
Delicata squash
Eggplants
Endive
Escarole
Fennel
Frozen stir-fry vegetables, without sauce
Frozen vegetable mixes
Green beans
Hearts of palm
Jalapeño peppers
Jicama
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce, bibb, butter, Boston, green leaf, iceberg, oak leaf, red leaf, romaine, etc. 
Mixed greens
Mushrooms
Mustard greens
Nori (dried seaweed)
Okra
Onions
Pea shoots
Pickles, unsweetened
Pico de gallo
Pimientos, canned
Pumpkin
Pumpkin purée
Radishes
Rutabaga
Salsa, fat-free
Sauerkraut
Scallions
Shallots
Snow peas
Spaghetti squash
Spinach
Summer squash
Sugar snap peas
Swiss chard
Tomatillos
Tomato purée, canned
Tomatoes
Turnips
Water chestnuts
Wax beans
Zucchini

Tofu & Tempeh

Tempeh
Tofu, firm, silken, smoked, soft

Yogurt & Cottage Cheese*

Almond yogurt, plain
Cottage cheese, plain nonfat
Greek yogurt, plain nonfat
Quark, plain, up to 1% fat
Soy yogurt, plain
Yogurt, plain nonfat

*not a ZeroPoint food on the Diabetes-Tailored Plan

WW ZERO POINTS SPICES, SEASONINGS AND CONDIMENTS LIST

Many seasonings, spices, and low calorie condiments are also Zero Points. These include:

Fresh and dried herbs and spices
Fat free salsa
Hot sauce
Lemon, lime or orange zest
Lemon or lime juice
Mustard, unsweetened
Unsweetened pickles
Vinegar (except balsamic)

Photo Credit:  Chen Mizrach on Unsplash

ZERO POINTS DOES NOT EQUAL “FREE” FOOD!

Weight Watchers zero points foods are designed to support you in your desire to eat better and lose weight. Remember “zero” is not the same as “free.” While full of nutrition, all of these foods have calories associated with them, so eat responsibly.

For example, it’s acceptable to have a banana, not a bunch of them. An egg or two, not a dozen. Think in terms of reasonable portion sizes and let your rate of weight loss be your guide.

The goal is to eat until no longer hungry, not to stuff yourself until uncomfortable. This may take practice, if you like me, are used to overeating to the point of discomfort. It’s about learning moderation, balance and your own “just right.”

Eating Sushi Photo Credit: Louis Hansel on Unsplash

3 SMART WAYS TO MAKE ZERO POINTS FOODS WORK FOR YOU

#1 Think of them as your foundation.

Start building your meal by using a ZeroPoint food as your primary ingredient. Layer in bulk and flavor with other ZeroPoint foods. Then add foods with Points as accents to round things out.

This will allow you to build amazing tasty, satisfying meals with low Points! Like we did here with: WW Chicken Orzo Soup with Lemon Easy Taco Cauliflower Rice SkilletSkinny Foil Pack Shrimp Boil  and Skinny Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken Soup.

#2Use them as a buffer.

If you use up your daily Points allowance before bedtime, use meals and snacks with Zero Points to get through the rest of the day. My go-to choices include hard-boiled eggs, cooked green beans tossed with fat-free salsa and plain nonfat Greek yogurt with fruit.

#3 Use them to create a Points surplus.

Choose Zero Point or low Points foods for breakfast and lunch, so you have more of your daily Points available for dinner.

You can save up to four Daily Points a day which automatically roll over into your weeklies, that are then available should you need them on the weekends or for other special events, kinda like overdraft protection on your checking account. Pretty cool, right? (The more I’ve come to realize that managing my weight is a lot like managing my finances the easier and less emotional it has become for me!)

If you liked this WW Zero Points Foods List you might also like:

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Source: Weight Watchers

Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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