Weight Watchers Light String Cheese Snack Ideas

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

New year, new promises to myself to take better care of myself and lose weight. Last year in June, I started Weight Watchers (which, by the way, I LOVE and highly recommend) with a group of friends and lost almost 20 pounds by October! I was extremely proud of myself. Then the holidays came around, and let’s just say that I am looking forward to getting back on track. I’m a huge snacker, so instead of eating big meals each day I do a lot of little snacks here and there. One of my favorites is Weight Watchers Light String Cheese.

At only 1 Smart Points per serving, Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is a delicious and versatile snack if your a cheese lover! Snack ideas included.

What makes this string cheese the ideal snack is that it’s cheese, which is my favorite thing in the world, and it’s only 1 SmartPoints per serving! That’s almost as good as free!

This string cheese doesn’t taste like a “fat free” or “diet” cheese. It’s made from milk and is full of flavor – it has an amazing taste you have to try to believe. Not only is Weight Watchers Light String Cheese delicious, the individually wrapped string cheese offers portion control and are a great snack whether you’re home or on the go. The kids love it, too.

Weight Watchers Light String Cheese Snack Ideas

Since I eat Weight Watchers Light String Cheese almost daily, I thought I’d share some of my favorite snacks!

At only 1 Smart Points per serving, Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is a delicious and versatile snack if your a cheese lover! Snack ideas included.

When I’m home, this is my favorite snack. Grapes and cheese. It’s only 1 Smart Points total. Since fruits and veggies are free points, I eat a lot of them. Sometimes I’ll freeze the grapes, but most of the time I just grab some and call it good. A sweet sliced up apple is yummy too. Whether I’m working or watching TV, this is the kind of snack that satisfies me.

At only 1 Smart Points per serving, Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is a delicious and versatile snack if your a cheese lover! Snack ideas included.

This is my go-to on-the-go snack; a package of Jack Link’s Beef Steak and a Weight Watchers Light String Cheese. This is one I also go to when I’m starving or feel like I need a meal instead of just a snack. The beef steak is also only 1 Smart Points, so for a total of 2 Smart Points, this one is one of my favorite, filling snacks.

At only 1 Smart Points per serving, Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is a delicious and versatile snack if your a cheese lover! Snack ideas included.

And this one can be an appetizer or a snack! These Caprese Bites are mine (and Lila’s) fave. Just swap out the mozzarella balls for cut up pieces of Weight Watchers Light String Cheese. 11 bites are just 2 Smart Points!

You can also cut up a Light String Cheese into pieces and add it to some arugula, tomatoes, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for a super easy salad.

Or simply wrap a piece of deli meat (pepper turkey is my favorite!) around the Light String Cheese for a protein powered snack.

Now that you see how versatile – and delicious! – this Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is, head to Walmart to get some for yourself! Now through January 31, you can even use this Digital Savings offer and save $1.00 on 2 Weight Watchers Cheese items at Walmart.

At only 1 Smart Points per serving, Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is a delicious and versatile snack if your a cheese lover! Snack ideas included.

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What fun ways do you choose to eat your Weight Watchers Light String Cheese?

Weight Watchers Friendly Easy Egg Scramble

I am a HUGE fan of breakfasts…I’m talking big Sunday breakfasts that keep you full all day. Now that I’m really paying attention to my diet since starting Weight Watchers last month, those breakfasts have changed. No more eggs and potatoes and bacon, now they’re much healthier (though just as filling) breakfasts. This recipe is one of my favorites! It’s super simple to make and it’s delicious….even the kids like it! And while this Easy Egg Scramble might seem like a splurge, it’s definitely a healthy way to start the day.

Bonus points because it’s Weight Watchers friendly! With the optional Canadian bacon, it’s only 8 SmartPoints! It’s only 7 SmartPoints without the Canadian bacon. If you don’t want the toast, deduct 2 SmartPoints.

If you love big, filling breakfasts, you'll love this Weight Watchers friendly easy egg scramble full of veggies! Serve it with whole wheat toast and it will keep you full all day.

Easy Egg Scramble

Easy Egg Scramble - Weight Watchers Friendly
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • (optional) 2 slices Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup low fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted

Instructions

  1. Over medium high heat, saute all the veggies (and Canadian bacon if including) in a bit of olive oil or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.
  2. In a small bowl, scramble the eggs, adding salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Add the eggs to the pan with the veggies and cook the eggs until done.
  4. Add the spinach, and stir until wilted.
  5. Place the egg scramble on a plate and top with cheese.
  6. Serve with the whole wheat toast.
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Sometimes I don’t have veggies on hand or don’t feel like chopping up a bunch of veggies, so I’ll just make the scramble with Canadian bacon and spinach. Add some Tabasco and it’s delish!

If you love big, filling breakfasts, you'll love this Weight Watchers friendly easy egg scramble full of veggies! Serve it with whole wheat toast and it will keep you full all day.

I love this easy egg scramble because it’s versatile, easy to make and super filling…with or without the toast. Sometimes I even half the recipe when I’m not really hungry and it’s just as filling. And remember, add any veggies that you’d like! Since veggies are free SmartPoints, you can eat as many different ones as you’d like. Try it with feta cheese or leave the cheese out. It’s super versatile to create an easy egg scramble that you’ll love, too.

I’ve got lots of Weight Watchers recipes I’ve been trying. I’ve pinned my favorites here, as well as lots of recipes I still need to try.

And if you’re looking for healthy food and meal ideas, you can get them here and on Pinterest!

I am always looking for yummy Weight Watchers friendly recipes. What are some of your favorites?

Weight Watchers Friendly Caprese Bites

Do you have a favorite appetizer recipe that you absolutely love? I have several, but my favorite one in the summer is for these Caprese Bites. It’s like eating a Caprese salad on a stick!

Love a cool and delicious Caprese salad? Then you'll love these Caprese Bites! They're quick and easy to make and can be served as a snack or an appetizer. They're Weight Watchers friendly too; you can have 11 bites for just 3 points!

They are so delicious! It’s such a light and healthy appetizer idea and there’s only 5 ingredients. It’s a perfect appetizer or snack on a hot day. They are super quick and easy to make and inexpensive, too. In fact, these Caprese bites are so easy to make that Lila makes them for me!

Love a cool and delicious Caprese salad? Then you'll love these Caprese Bites! They're quick and easy to make and can be served as a snack or an appetizer. They're Weight Watchers friendly too; you can have 11 bites for just 3 points!

Weight Watchers Friendly Caprese Bites

Not only are they healthy and delicious, they are also Weight Watchers friendly! I started Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve been playing with several of my favorite recipes to make them Weight Watchers friendly so that I can continue to enjoy them.

Here’s the good news: You can have ELEVEN Caprese Bites and it’s only 3 Weight Watchers points! If you leave off the balsamic vinegar, it’s only 2 points!

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Ingredients

  • 3.75 inch toothpicks
  • 1 package of cherry or grape tomatoes, washed and dried
  • 8 ounces of fresh Mozzarella pearls
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Skewer 1 tomato, 1 basil leave (fold in half if the leaves are large), and 1 Mozzarella pearl.
  2. Place finished toothpicks on a plate or on a serving dish. Sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  3. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top of the toothpicks.
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NOTE: I use extra long toothpicks (3.75 inches) so that you have room to hold on to it easily. You can use longer sticks or skewers, but I like just using toothpicks because you can pop the whole bite into your mouth without having to touch the food or stab the back of your throat with the stick!

Love a cool and delicious Caprese salad? Then you'll love these Caprese Bites! They're quick and easy to make and can be served as a snack or an appetizer. They're Weight Watchers friendly too; you can have 11 bites for just 3 points!

Looking for more appetizer ideas? You’ll find them here and on one of my favorite Pinterest boards!

And if you’re looking for healthy food and meal ideas, you can get them here and on Pinterest!

Weight Watchers Simple Start App Gave Me The Help I Needed!

I was given a free one-month subscription to try the new Simple Start plan and write about my experience.  Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative are my own.

As I am sitting here writing this, I am also eating my breakfast:

If you are ready to lose weight, try the Weight Watchers Simple Start app. It is full of healthy, tasty recipes that will leave you full! #lovehealthyme

Well, it was supposed to be an omelet but I can’t make an omelet to save my life. So let’s call it a scramble. Yep, this is my “diet” breakfast, more food than I can eat! Eggs scrambled with cheese, bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions, and spinach (I add spinach to everything)…and even toast! It doesn’t look like diet food, and it doesn’t taste like diet food. This is why I love the Weight Watchers Simple Start App.

I’m turning 40 next month, so at the beginning of the year I decided it was time to really focus on me…taking better care of myself not because I want to lose weight or look great in a bikini (but seriously, those are both big bonuses), but because I need to take better care of myself. I can’t live on junk food, wine, and no exercise, I know this. And I want to live long enough to see my kids have kids – and if I’m lucky like my Nana, to see my kids’ kids have kids. So I had to change my whole outlook on the way I treat my body.

So yes, I started exercising and eating healthy – and that’s where the problem came in. I’m one of those people who have never had to watch what I eat. Before the kids, I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted without gaining any weight. This is no longer the case. And therein lies the problem: I don’t know how to eat healthy because I’ve never had to do it.

If you are ready to lose weight, try the Weight Watchers Simple Start app. It is full of healthy, tasty recipes that will leave you full! #lovehealthyme

When I was given the opportunity to try Weight Watchers Simple Start, I jumped at the chance. Because Weight Watchers helps people get healthy in a healthy way.

If you are ready to lose weight, try the Weight Watchers Simple Start app. It is full of healthy, tasty recipes that will leave you full! #lovehealthyme

I love breakfast! This one is yogurt, strawberries, cinnamon, and shredded wheat.

What is Weight Watchers Simple Start? It’s a two week starter plan for people who are new to Weight Watchers or current members who want to get their motivation going again. The app is simple – it helps you choose from a variety of nutritious, satisfying foods (also called Weight Watchers Power Foods.)

All you have to do is pick from a list of good-for-you foods and start losing weight. You can choose from 55 meals and snacks. There are even swaps and flavor boosts to choose from. Want to cheat? That’s okay too! There’s a section devoted to “Indulgences” so you can have…wait for it…WINE if you’d like! Or half ‘n half with your coffee! And cheese! All kinds of things I am not willing to give up!

Now what I love about this app is that it’s full of meals that I will actually eat because I don’t feel like I’m being deprived of anything. I’ve tried several different recipes (the egg salad is my favorite lunch) and haven’t found one yet that I didn’t like.

So back to the breakfast…I know not everybody has time to make an omelet for breakfast while trying to get kids to school and then out the door to work. If you can’t make that happen, you can still have this breakfast! My mini quiches are basically the same thing (just use fat-free cheese and no bacon) and they freeze great!

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I’m eating really tasty food, I get to cheat, and there’s nothing off limits. This? Is the perfect way for me to live. And any plan that lets me still “cheat” with a yummy treat like these apples is okay in my book!

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I plan to keep using Weight Watchers Simple Start because it works. I’m not starving and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on eating throughout the day. If you need help with healthy eating, it’s worth checking out! You can find Weight Watchers on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. They share lots of great food and exercise tips!