Need a complete list of Weight Watchers Zero Point Foods? You’ll find it here! We also have a free printable PDF so you can keep it with you at all times.
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I come from a Weight Watchers family! My mom has been in Weight Watchers at various points over the course of my lifetime, most recently losing 90 pounds. This was a few years ago, and she has been able to maintain the weight (she’s still in WW).
I’ve done WW with her before, and at the end of last year I came back into the program during a time of HUGE changes! On December 3rd, 2017, Weight Watchers introduced the Freestyle™ Program.
This isn’t the first time they’ve revamped the program, which they do over the course of time as they learn more about nutrition and the way people lose weight. A lot of people don’t like new program releases, but I actually love them – because I get to benefit from all of the WW research on nutrition. I love shortcuts!
I also want to eat the foods that make me feel the best.
So last year I jumped on board the Freestyle bandwagon. I even made a zero point chili recipe that I ate all last year (and I know you love it too!). I did well on the program last winter and lost 10 pounds. This year I want to try to lose 10 pounds again (a few additional I didn’t lose, as well as a few that crept up on me this holiday season! :0)
If you’re ready to jump in too, let’s go over a few basics!
What foods have zero points in Weight Watchers?
I’m sharing the list of 200+ foods with you today! The Weight Watchers zero point foods list is below, including a free printable. Having said that, zero point foods only apply to you if you are on the Freestyle program!
That is an important distinction. You can’t cross over – that means if you are on the Smart Points program, you can’t pull foods from the Freestyle list and call them zero points. You’ll need to stick with Freestyle if you decide to use this list.
What fruits and vegetables are free on Weight Watchers?
This is the most common question I get about Freestyle, given that fruit and veggies had points on previous programs. MOST fresh fruits and vegetables have ZERO points on Freestyle. You’ll notice that your daily allowance of points on Freestyle is smaller than it was on SmartPoints.
There’s a reason for this.
It’s unspoken encouragement to eat more fruits and veggies! That doesn’t mean you should go wild, but it does make it interesting in terms of budgeting daily points. I personally love it. You’ll get used to it over time as well.
Important Notes for Zero Point Fruits and Veggies:
- Fruit should be packed without any added sugar – fruits in their own juice are fine
- Beans and vegetables should be packed without any added oil or sugar
- The following fruits and veggies still have points: Avocados, Cassava/Yuca, Olives, Parsnips, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Vegetable Flours and Pastas
- Smoothies and dried fruits are NOT zero points. Learn more here.
Tips for Working the Freestyle Program
If you’re just starting the Freestyle Program, and Weight Watchers zero point foods are new to you, you might need some tips. I know I did when I first started! Here are my top tips:
- Don’t overdo it. Just because some foods are now zero points doesn’t mean you should go nuts! Go nuts coming up with new ways to incorporate those foods, but don’t just eat a dozen apples because you can. The goal is moderation and diversity in your diet.
- Use Weight Watchers zero point foods as a foundation. I like to say to myself, “let’s do something with green beans!” and then research/come up with a delicious way to use them. Veggies (and other healthy foods) don’t have to be gross. There are plenty of delicious dishes. Pinterest is a great place to look.
- Give yourself time. It takes awhile to learn anything new. Be patient and understanding with yourself. It WILL work. Just give yourself the time.
- Use the recipe builder for Freestyle recipes as opposed to just entering caloric information. When you just enter the calories, the WW app/online tool doesn’t know that some of the foods you incorporated have no points. You MUST use the builder and tell WW what’s in the recipe for a correct calculation.
Are you ready to get the complete list of Weight Watchers Zero Point Foods? Get it below!
Weight Watchers Zero Point Foods
- Applesauce, unsweetened
- Artichoke hearts
- Bamboo shoots
- Beans, refried, fat-free, canned
- Berries, mixed
- Broccoli rabe
- Broccoli slaw
- Brussels sprouts
- Cabbage (all varieties including pickled)
- Calamari, grilled
- Swiss chard
- Chicken breast, ground, 98% fat-free
- Chicken breast or tenderloin, skinless, boneless or with bone
- Coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots), packaged
- Corn, baby (ears), white, yellow, kernels, on the cob
- Dates, fresh
- Dragon fruit
- Edamame, in pods or shelled
- Egg substitutes
- Egg whites
- Eggs, whole, including yolks
- Fennel (anise, sweet anise, or finocchio)
- Fish fillet, grilled with lemon pepper
- Fruit cocktail
- Fruit cup, unsweetened
- Fruit salad
- Fruit, unsweetened
- Ginger root
- Greens: beet, collard, dandelion, kale, mustard, turnip
- Greens, mixed baby
- Guavas, strawberry
- Hearts of palm (palmetto)
- Honeydew melon
- Jerk chicken breast
- Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes)
- Jicama (yam bean)
- Lemon zest
- Lettuce, all varieties
- Lime zest
- Litchis (lychees)
- Melon balls
- Mung bean sprouts
- Mung dal
- Mushroom caps
- Mushrooms (all varieties)
- Nori seaweed
- Oranges (all varieties)
- Passion fruit
- Pea shoots
- Peapods, black-eye
- Peas and carrots
- Peppers, all varieties
- Pickles, unsweetened
- Pico de gallo
- Pimientos, canned
- Plumcots (pluots)
- Pomegranate seeds
- Pomelo (pummelo)
- Pumpkin puree
- Salad, mixed greens
- Salad, side, without dressing, fast food
- Salad, three-bean
- Salad, tossed, without dressing
- Salsa verde
- Salsa, fat free
- Salsa, fat free; gluten-free
- Satay, chicken, without peanut sauce
- Satsuma mandarin
- Sprouts, including alfalfa, bean, lentil
- Squash, summer (all varieties including zucchini)
- Squash, winter (all varieties including spaghetti)
- Starfruit (carambola)
- Taro leaves and shoots
- Tofu, all varieties
- Tofu, smoked
- Tomato puree
- Tomato sauce
- Tomatoes, all varieties including plum, grape, cherry
- Turkey breast, ground, 98% fat-free
- Turkey breast or tenderloin, skinless, boneless or with bone
- Turkey breast, skinless, smoked
- Vegetable sticks
- Vegetables, mixed
- Vegetables, stir fry, without sauce
- Water chestnuts
- Yogurt, Greek, plain, nonfat, unsweetened
- Yogurt, plain, nonfat, unsweetened
- Yogurt, soy, plain
*Beans including adzuki, black, broad (fava), butter, cannellini, cranberry (Roman), green, garbanzo (chickpeas), great northern, kidney, lima, lupini, mung, navy, pink, small white, snap, soy, string, wax, white
**Fish including anchovies, arctic char, bluefish, branzino (sea bass), butterfish, carp, catfish, cod, drum, eel, flounder, grouper, haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel, mahimahi (dolphinfish), monkfish, orange roughy, perch, pike, pollack, pompano, rainbow trout (steelhead), rockfish, roe, sablefish (including smoked), salmon (all varieties), salmon, smoked (lox), sardines, sea bass, smelt, snapper, sole, striped bass, striped mullet, sturgeon (including smoked); white sucker, sunfish (pumpkinseed), swordfish, tilapia, tilefish, tuna (all varieties), turbot, whitefish (including smoked), whitefish and pike (store-bought), whiting
***Peas including black-eyed, chickpeas (garbanzo), cowpeas (blackeyes, crowder, southern), young pods with seeds, green, pigeon, snow (Chinese pea pods); split, sugar snap
****Shellfish including abalone, clams, crab (including Alaska king, blue, dungeness, lump crabmeat, queen) crayfish, cuttlefish, lobster (including spiny lobster), mussels, octopus, oysters, scallops, shrimp, squid
Are you ready to download your list of Weight Watchers zero point foods? Just click on the image below to get the free printable PDF. You can print it or keep it on your smart phone or device for reference:
Disclosure: This post is not sponsored, however, I want to mention that Weight Watchers, Points, and WW Freestyle are trademarks of WW International, Inc.