Posted by on August 22, 2016

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Running my own business isn’t easy. I love it, I promise you I do but it’s hard work. It means long hours on my computer composing blog posts and editing photos and videos. With all the time I spend on my computer, I find myself grabbing snacks and lots of them. I unconsciously found myself grabbing chocolate bars and salty snacks. One day I realized, as my jeans got a bit more fitted, I wasn’t making the best snacking decisions. Believe me when I tell you, the calories in bags of chips, cups of ice cream, and mini chocolate bars add up – and not in a good way. I knew I needed to make a change so instead of cutting back on all snacks, I created a game plan for operation Healthy Snacking. 

I listed all of the snacks I usually eat and replaced those unhealthy snacks with healthier options. While shopping in Giant Food store, I saw some interesting Weight Watchers products and decided to try them out. 

I opted for the Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bars because I’ve always loved ice cream bars. I remember eating them from time to time after school growing up. This swap allows me to be able to enjoy a sweet treat without feeling guilty about packing on the calories. It’s also the perfect mix of ice cream and chocolate. Quick and convenient, just like I like my snacks.

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I swapped my potato chips for the Jolly Time Popcorn and I’m happy I did. I usually snack on chips in the middle of the day while blogging and now I can enjoy more popcorn for less calories than a bag of chips. Win-win for me. 

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What are some not-so-healthy snacks you indulge in that can be swapped for a healthier Weight Watchers treat? They have such a wide variety of snacks to choose from. I’m sure you’ll find something you like.

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Want to try some healthy snacks by Weight Watchers? Now through 9/28/16, stop by your local Giant Food store and save $3 instantly when you buy any five participating Weight Watchers products (excluding Heinz SmartOnes & Meeting Room products). While supplies last.

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Let me get back to enjoying my ice cream bar without the guilt afterward. Ha!

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  • Daria Vinning

    Well, HA, I can think of a lot of snacks I can trade over to become healthier. I can say lately, I’ve started to add a healthy smoothie to my diet while trying to avoid unhealthy snacking. Some days are good other days not so good. It’s definitely a transition to get back to at least my halfway of healthy eating like I once had.

  • Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    Thanks for sharing! I need more healthy snacks in my life for sure.

  • I’m definitely a snacker so finding healthier options helps a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  • shellypeterson

    These Weight Watchers Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bars look so good. It can be hard to always snack healthy. I will have to try these.

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    I haven’t seen these ice cream bars. I love an afternoon snack, and sometimes I just want something sweet. These look delicious.

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    I haven’t seen these ice cream bars. I love an afternoon snack, and sometimes I just want something sweet. These look delicious.

  • Laurie Nykaza

    I love pop corn so do my kids my son has to eat GF so I tend to stick with those snack too.

  • JC R

    I have learned that sharing out a snack in a small bowl instead of bringing the whole bag over will help limit how much I eat. However the most important healthy snacking tip is to only keep healthy snacks in the house, otherwise the temptation is too much.

  • Jessica Cox

    My family loves eating popcorn as a snack and sugar free popsicles

  • Marilyn Nawara

    Sugar free Jello is my favorite low-cal snack. I make a box and put it in small plastic cups in the fridge and then grab one when I have the urge for a snack.

  • Nancy

    My healthy snacking tip is to prep and prepackage snacks of grape tomatoes, baby carrots, celery, etc and a small portion of hummus or guacamole. If I am really hungry, that sounds good to me. If that doesn’t sound good to me, then it is not real hunger that I am feeling.

  • Stephanie Larison

    My healthy snacking tip is plan ahead so when you’re out, you can grab something already made so you’re not tempted to eat unhealthy. My girls love raisins when we’re out, or sometimes I take portion size baggies of gold fish. For me, I’m a yogurt girl. I have at least 2 a day, it’s healthy and easy to grab on the go.

  • MichelleS

    To keep on track it all comes down to being prepared so that you don’t resort to getting something from a vending machine, because it will always be “just this one time” over and over again. I am glad when companies come out with pre-portioned low calorie packs so you can see for yourself repetitively what a portion size really looks like. You can indulge, just the right away. Carrots/hummus, peppers, tomatoes, and fruit with a bottle of water.

  • Christian Alejandro

    My tip is to limit snacks outside of the dining area. It’s easy to go overboard when eating and watching TV.

  • Tee Anderson

    I like to wash and cut up veggies like carrots and celery so when you are hungry its already prepped for eating. I make sure to add all the healthy snacks on your shopping list, so you don’t forget.

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    My Snacking Tip is To Pre-Pack Sensible Snacks In Baggies Like Fruit, Nuts, Veggies, It Makes It Easy To Grab On The Go.

  • tracylr

    My tip is to keep the fruits interesting. I grew up with apples, oranges, bananas and occasionally grapes, but now regular grocery stores sell so many different and exotic fruits. It isn’t hard to find something new to try every now and again.

  • Rocky jones

    Your outfits are very cute btw. But yes I can enjoy this I love popcorn and
    could eat it everyday. Where is the best place to get weight watchers food ?

  • Deb F

    My snacking tip is to cut out all sugar – when you don’t eat sugar for a while fruit tastes amazingly sweet. 🙂 I used to have to put sugar on my strawberries but now they practically taste like candy.

  • Denise L

    Healthy snacking can be difficult. I try to bring lots of fruit and nuts with me to work because that’s my worst snacking time. Unfortunately my boss likes to stock the office with all kinds of goodies. I try to keep my mind on the end goal and use that as inspiration!

  • Kimberly

    My healthy snacking tips are: I try to supplement a craving for sweets by eating fruit/yogurt/dried fruit chips instead. As well I try to incorporate more flavored water/tap water in place of drinking real sugary drinks.

  • Rosie

    I’m getting hungry looking at these good snacks! I try to make sure that only healthy snacks are around – that helps! I also look for something new and not expensive all the time, every week at least one thing haven’t tried before that keeps it kind of an adventure and reading labels and learning more!

  • Nancy Bowers

    I snack on an apple half with walnuts or a spoonul of peanut butter. I also like stove top popcorn with cheese micro melted on top. Another favorite is reduced fat string cheese. I have to have protein or fat any time I have carbs to manage reactive hypoglycemia.

  • geriheartnsoulcooking

    I snack on homemade yogurts with fresh fruit, I also like to cut up celery or cucumbers with ranch dressing. If I want something sweet sugar free chocolate puddings.

  • Amanda Patterson

    I have found that I love Yasso frozen yogurt bars in mint chocolate chip! They taste exactly like mint chocolate chip ice cream but are only 100 calories for a large bar!

  • Annabellainla

    The Weight Watchers Ice Cream bars looks good. I love finding healthy tasty snacking options.

  • Shauntea Crutcher

    As a way to include healthier snacks in my diet, I try to eat more raw fruits and vegetables. I have also included granola bars and peanuts which is better for me.

  • Skye Jordan

    Protein — eggs, cheese, nuts, lean lunch meat.
    Caramel rice cakes with peanut butter.
    P4’s

  • Carol Roberts clark

    we eat popcorn alot and weight watchers is my friends diet right now and im seeing if i like it cause she doesnt cheat so ill be able to tell the difference to see if i like it and if so im going to do her diet

  • Kristen

    I find healthy snacking so much easier this time of year because I love summer fruits! I need more good options for the wintertime.

  • Lisa Brown

    my healthy snacking tip would be to choose things like yogurt, granola, crackers, fruit to eat. Keep the portion small.

  • Janet Watson

    One of my healthy snacking tips is to not buy that impulsive unhealthy food at the grocery store to begin with! My favorite snack is apple slices with peanut butter.

  • JAIVIANSMOMMY

    My go-to healthy snack is low-fat cottage cheese and reduced fat triscuits 🙂

  • Natalie

    Those cookies and cream Weight Watchers treats are calling my name. My healthy snacking tip is to snack on already cut up fruits such as apples. If they are precut, you are more likely to eat them.

  • shellypeterson

    It can be difficult to always snack healthy. I do enjoy to splurge from time to time. But I love snacking on fresh fruit, nuts, cheese and yogurt. The best way to avoid a lot of bad snacking is to not have it in the house.

  • Sarah Hayes

    I try to figure out what my body needs and eat that as a snack. I try to stick to something that has protein. I also like to get the proper portion so I dont over do it. Its also important to treat yourself every once in a while! an ice cream bar is a great snack when you really want one

  • Mandala

    Eating chips while watching my TV shows is one of my guilty pleasures. I try to eat small meals in between to justify the snacking. Also I drink lots of water and have avoided sodas. I occasionally would indulge in a small piece of dark chocolate when I am craving sweets.

  • Christy

    One thing I do is drink plenty of water and eat things with not a lot of sugar. I also eat 5 small meals a day instead of three big ones

  • Zoey

    If I get a big bag of a snack, I like to portion it out into ziploc bags to help me with portion control.

  • Angella L

    Frozen yogurt is our rare treat but my kids love organic yogurt the plain kind. I am not sure how I pulled that off but I much rather them eat yogurt then junkier types of food.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    I drink a lot of water myself. It helps me feel fuller longer. That ice cream looks good!

  • Dawn Monroe

    My tip is to have fruits and vegetables washed and ready to grab. Never go to the store hungry.

  • Amanda Morris

    I love eating all types of fruits and veggies as a simple snack. I also really enjoy almondS for a healthy snack .

  • Joshua PettyPrince Kiryuu

    Most fruits and vegetables taste great and are a healthy exchange for sugary snacks. Granola and plain yogurt mixed together is also pretty yummy, in my opinion. I also like to eat saltless crackers but its not for everyone, haha. Hope this helped!

  • Michelle Castagne

    Popcorn is a great snack and it fills you up. Cheese and plain yogurt with fresh fruit is also good.

  • Courtney Wood

    I plan my meals every Sunday and I fill Snack baggies with sliced Veggies and Fruits and then I get like a Greek Yogurt Dip to dip them in.

  • Sarah Cool

    I love pudding jellow and rice cakes for snacking because there yummy and are low calorie. When i have one of those days where i just cant seem to get full I go for the lowest cal popcorn i think mine is the same as you have pictured and i also go for celery and carrots because all 3 are super filling and much healthier than typical snacks.

  • rajee

    I cook Indian Healthy meals that keep me full and healthy

  • Jennifer Herman

    A healthy snack that I like to eat are apples and peanut butter. I also like to have carrots and dip.

  • Lyndsey R.

    Healthy snacks are so important in getting you through to your next meal. I love snacking on almonds and pre-cut veggies. Hummus is my best friend too!

  • Samantha Michelle

    I definitely take advantage of eating healthy snacks such as fruits like pineapples, strawberries, kiwis and apples. I even eat hummus and hazelnuts.

  • Nicole Carter Weasley

    I do try to limit my snacks and the 100 calorie options are perfect so I don’t feel like I over indulge.

  • Julie

    we eat a lot of yogurt and carrots in our house tastes great to us..

  • Holly

    I love popcorn for a snack! It fills me up and keeps me filled and satisfied with the small amount of salt. I don’t use butter but as occasional Parmesan cheese works!