You want to snack on a chocolate bar or a bag of potato chips but scared you’ll regret it and feel bad about yourself. We get it. Even though Weight Watchers is extremely flexible and nothing is considered off-limits, you do still need to make sure the food you eat is nutritious and healthy.
Luckily, there are hundreds of healthy diet snack options that will kick those cravings to the curb. The hard part is choosing which is the right one for you. Diet snacks do have the unpleasant reputation of tasting powdery and artificial. It is important you know you are getting a snack that tastes like a yummy high-calorie snack without being high in points or calories.
We are going to look at 10 of the best diet snacks that are Weight Watchers friendly and review their features (what they have to offer you) and talk a bit about what we like and do not like about each snack. At the end of this review, you should have a better idea of what snack is the right one for you.
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|1. Sriracha Honey Turkey Jerky by Think Jerky
|2. Lemon and Cinnamon Smart Cakes By the Smart Baking Company
|3. Quest Nutrition Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie
|4. Quest Nutrition Tortilla Style Protein Chips
|5. Simply Scrumptious Fat Free Carrot Cakes
|6. Proti Fit Caramel and Nut Protein Bar
|7. Health Wise Salted Caramel Protein Crisp
|8. Premier Protein Shake Snack
|9. Pop Chips Potato Chips
|10. Kim's Magic Pop Freshly Popped Rice Cake Combo 12 Pack
Our 10 Best Weight Watchers Snacks Reviews and Comparisons
1. Sriracha Honey Turkey Jerky by Think Jerky
Who said snacking had to be on something sweet? The Think Jerky sticks are a great little savory snack to pop into your work bag.
- 100% turkey
- Low in calories, salt and carbs
- Only 90 calories per serving
- 1 gram of fat per serving
- Hormone and antibiotic-free
- No preservatives or GMO
- Gluten free
What We Like About Sriracha Honey Turkey Jerky by Think Jerky
High in protein and low in carbohydrates. With your first order, you will receive a taster of all the flavored jerky the company produces. The jerky recipe is made by world-renowned famous chefs, so it certainly isn’t lacking in flavor.
It is handy to have in your gym or work bag when hunger strikes expectedly. A 1.5 oz pack contains 16 grams of protein, easily providing you with the needed daily quota of protein.
What We Don’t Like About Sriracha Honey Turkey Jerky by Think Jerky
The meatiness is masked by a very sweet taste and contains 6 grams of carbs per serving, which is not a low carbs portion. The blend of spices is overbearing for more sensitive taste buds, especially the ginger and orange flavor.
- High in protein
- Hormones or antibiotic-free meat
- Available in many flavors
- Low in sodium
- Meaty taste is masked by spices
- 6 grams of carbs per serving
2. Lemon and Cinnamon Smart Cakes By the Smart Baking Company
You get 12 individual mini cakes with every order. This low-calorie treat makes a great dessert when you are on the go.
- Gluten free, sugar free, starch free
- Nutrient dense and high in protein
- 38 calories per cake
- 1 SmartPoint per snack
- Zero carbs
What We Like About Lemon and Cinnamon Smart Cakes By the Smart Baking Company
It is hard to tell the difference in taste between a regular, sugary mini cake and this one. The Smart Cake is so moist and soft, unlike other zero carbs, zero sugar cakes.
Not only carb-free but gluten-free too.
You will also find that it is not as heavy as other traditional gluten-free bread and cakes on the market.
What We Don’t Like About Lemon and Cinnamon Smart Cakes By the Smart Baking Company
They are very “Moorish,” once you eat one you will want more. That is a bit dangerous when they contain 80 calories per mini cake, not the advertised 38 calories. The pack states it is zero carbs, it turns out there are.
- Moist and delicious
- 1 Weight Watchers point per serving
- High in protein
- Does contain carbs, contrary to what is indicated
- Higher in calories than stated on the package
3. Quest Nutrition Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie
Cookies are usually made with heaps and heaps of butter and sugar, making them a bit of an enemy for dieters, or anyone else looking after their health. How is this cookie different?
- Soft and chewy in texture
- 15 grams protein per cookie
- 5 grams net carbs per serving
- Contains less than 1 gram sugar
- 16 grams fat per portion
- 240 calories
- Erythritol and stevia are used to sweeten the cookie
- Naturally sweetened chocolate, cacao powder and peanuts
What We Like About Quest Nutrition Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie
The texture is like soft breaded cookies, chewy with just the right amount of snap and they sure give high sugar cookies a run for their money. There are four cookie flavors available from Quest. Eating these cookies leave you feeling satisfied like you had a good ‘cheat’ while sticking to your diet.
Top Tip: You can warm the cookie up for 20 seconds in the microwave to get that ‘freshly baked’ taste and texture.
What We Don’t Like About Quest Nutrition Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie
The nutritional information counts NET carbs and not total carbs. The cookie contains 19 grams of total carbs and 5 grams NET carbs per serving. Erythritol for sweetening the cookie leaves a very distinct taste in your mouth. It also contains cornflour (also known as maltodextrin) which can cause an upset stomach when eaten in large quantities.
- Tastes like a regular cookie
- Great texture
- Erythritol substitutes sugar
- Low in NET carbs
- Relatively high in carbs for a snack containing no nutrition
- 240 calories per cookie
4. Quest Nutrition Tortilla Style Protein Chips
Mexican style potato chips add a bit of spice when you need a bit of crunchy pick-me-up. Use these Weight Watchers friendly tortilla chips to make nachos for you and your friends.
- 19 grams protein per pack
- 4 grams NET carbs in a packet
- Baked NOT fried
- Whey and milk proteins are used to up the protein value of the chips
- Completely gluten-free
- 12 chips in a bag
What We Like About Quest Nutrition Tortilla Style Protein Chips
These chips are great to have when you are craving something that will give you that crunchy texture. Tasty enough to eat plain, or dip them in a low-point or point-free salsa dip for extra indulgence.
Having only 12 chips in a pack stops you from overeating. The texture and taste are very similar to Doritos chips, minus the height SmartPoint value of course.
What We Don’t Like About Quest Nutrition Tortilla Style Protein Chips
The chips break really easily, so if you want to dip them in salsa be really careful the chips don't snap. Keeping the packet in your bag will result in you opening the bag to find a pile of crumbs, not chips. Unfortunately, the chips are super dry and hard to swallow so have a drink nearby.
- Great texture
- Full of flavor
- 12 chips in a pack
- Low in SmartPoints
- Breaks and crumbles easily
- Won’t stay in one piece in your gym bag
5. Simply Scrumptious Fat Free Carrot Cakes
Here is another mini cake to throw in your lunch box. Carrot cakes are usually made with many cups of oil and buttercream icing. We have found you a mini carrot cake that is perfect for your Weight Watchers diet.
- Only 110 calories per cake
- Completely fat free
- Contains 7 grams fiber per mini cake
- Each pack has 12 mini carrot cakes
- Cakes are individually wrapped for an easy grab and go
What We Like About Simply Scrumptious Fat-Free Carrot Cakes
Anyone that suffers from bloating after eating something sweet or carby will love this cake as it does none of that. Low in carbs and sugar, reducing the overall amount of SmartPoints in the cake.
Putting them in the microwave for about 50 seconds gives off all those juicy carrot cake smells that will get your mouth watering. Some people like to eat them frozen, giving a slightly different texture and taste.
What We Don’t Like About Simply Scrumptious Fat-Free Carrot Cakes
The cakes are a different color than the picture advertised, which makes it slightly less appealing when you have a grey cake in front of you. The texture is so much drier than bakery cakes and the icing is spread too thinly over the cake.
- Soft and moist
- Great hot or frozen
- Wrapped individually
- Doesn’t cause bloating
- Not the traditional carrot cake texture
- The icing is thin
6. Proti Fit Caramel and Nut Protein Bar
Get your chocolate fix with the Proti Fix Protein bar. Salted caramel, nuts and dark chocolate are a brilliant combination anyway, let alone in a diet bar.
- Suppresses your appetite and prevents you from eating junk food when you’re on the go
- Specially designed for weight loss
- Considered a ‘medical grade’ weight loss product
- Great protein supplement
What We Like About Proti Fit Caramel and Nut Protein Bar
Doesn’t taste like a snack that was intended for dieters, it’s that good. It is handy to have in your bag on a busy day, especially if you are out and about with fast-food restaurants in close proximity. Fortunately, the cakes are Weight Watchers compatible.
What We Don’t Like About Proti Fit Caramel and Nut Protein Bar
You can taste the protein powder in the caramel part of the bar and they are almost too filling. The bar is big, more like a meal replacement bar than a snack. There isn’t enough contrast in texture, the whole bar feels nougatine in your mouth and is missing that bit of crunch.
- Very filling
- Easy to incorporate into the Weight Watcher diet
- Assists weight loss
- Increases daily protein intake
- The texture isn’t quite right
- Too filling for a snack
7. Health Wise Salted Caramel Protein Crisp
Why not treat yourself to a crispy caramel mid-day snack. These are sweet and salty, great to snack on during a movie or after lunch
- 7 packs in a batch
- High protein snack
- 130 calories per pack
- 5 grams carbs
- 16 grams protein
- 16 grams protein
- Suppresses hunger
What We Like About Health Wise Salted Caramel Protein Crisp
Snacks are suitable for vegans, a great way of getting your daily grams of protein. They are balanced between being salty and sweet, overall great texture.
What We Don’t Like About Health Wise Salted Caramel Protein Crisp
These are really “moorish,” open one packet you are likely to finish it all off. Not great considering 130 calories per packet is quite high.
- Popcorn-like texture
- Suitable for Weight Watchers
- High in protein
- High in calories
8. Premier Protein Shake Snack
Protein shakes are just like milkshakes, only healthier! Sometimes all you want is a liquid snack that doesn’t require any chewing.
- 30 grams protein per serving
- Only 1 gram sugar
- Low in fat and 160 calories per serving
- 5 grams carbs
- Contains 24 essential vitamins per serving
- Gluten free and kosher
- Does not contain soy or artificial colorings
What We Like About Premier Protein Shake Snack
Rich, thick and creamy like diner milkshakes. You can even use it in coffee instead of milk or cream to save SmartPoints. There is no unpleasant aftertaste like with many other protein shake treats, nor does it taste chalky or unpleasant in any way;
Very low in sugar.
What We Don’t Like About Premier Protein Shake Snack
You can taste the artificial sweeteners in some of the flavors. Before you drink you want to shake well, otherwise, you may find yourself drinking slimy lumps in the shake. It doesn’t have a long shelf life and can’t be frozen. You definitely should avoid consumption after the use-by date.
- Filling protein snack
- Can be added to coffee
- Does not contain SOY
- Free of artificial colorings
- The texture is slimy
- The sweetner is dominant
9. Pop Chips Potato Chips
It contains 24 crispy potato chips in all flavors packed in one box. This is a great option for anyone that bulk buys their snacks, and what's better than 24 packets of Weight Watchers friendly potato chips anyway?
- Certified GMO Free
- Never deep fried
- Does not contain trans or saturated fats
- Gluten free
- 5 flavors come with the purchase of the multi pack
What We Like About Pop Chips Potato Chips
Satisfies the ‘crunch craving’ you develop when you are dieting. All the flavors are bursting with flavor and certainly are not bland. The packet is the perfect size to fill you up and ensures you don’t overeat.
Each pack is only 100 calories and a handful of SmartPoints. Ordering the multi-pack is a brilliant way of trying out all of their top flavors and seeing which is your favorite.
What We Don’t Like About Pop Chips Potato Chips
You don’t get equal amounts of all the flavors, there is a greater proportion of the plain flavor in comparison to the other flavors in the mix. Like many diet chips out there, the texture is more like a dried potato slice than a chip.
Leaves a greasy film in your mouth for something that is supposedly never fried. The chips are found to be unevenly done throughout the packet, some chips are well done and others are anemic looking.
- 100 calories per packet
- Multi-pack is a good opportunity to try all the popular flavors
- Certified GMO free
- Crunchy and full of flavor
- Unevenly cooked
10. Kim's Magic Pop Freshly Popped Rice Cake Combo 12 Pack
Rice cakes are a diet staple. The good news is they have come a long way from lacking in flavor with a boring taste.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
- Only 15 calories per rice cake
- Sugar free
- Fat free
- Very low in carbs
- A replacement for bread
What We Like About Kim’s Magic Pop Rice Cakes
You can eat them as a snack or incorporate them into a meal as a substitute for bread. They are available in a lot of flavors. The plain ones are more versatile and can be dipped in sauces.
They go with almost anything and add a great texture to the meals. The flavored rice cakes aren't overpowering either, so you can add a spread of your choice if you like.
What We Don’t Like About Kim’s Magic Pop Rice Cakes
Rice cakes take a bit of getting used to, figure out what point-free dips you can have them with because alone they are a bit bland. They break easily, so put them in a little box if you're going to take them to work.
- Low in calories
- No bloating
- Crunchy nice texture
- Tasty flavors
- Break easily
- Bland to eat alone
Out of all the 10 snacks considered to be appropriate for Weight Watchers, Kim’s Popped Rice Cakes are the most versatile. You can eat them with sweet or savory spreads or dips, or enjoy eating them plain. They are the lowest in calories and virtually 0 Smart Points. The only downside is that you will need to find points-free salsas or spreads to eat with them.