What Foods Have ZeroPoints on the MyWW Blue Plan?
The new MyWW Program, has launched here in the U.S. It offers 3 plan options from which to choose: Green, Blue and Purple, each with a different ZeroPoints foods list and SmartPoints Budget.
ZeroPoint foods are foods that have zero WW SmartPoints. They are nutritionally dense foods that form the foundation of a healthy eating pattern. They make eating simple and add flexibility to your SmartPoints Budget, because you don't have to track or measure them.
The plan with the longest list of ZeroPoint foods (Purple) has the lowest SmartPoints Budget, and the plan with the shortest list of ZeroPoint foods (Green) has the highest SmartPoints Budget.
The Blue Plan includes 200+ ZeroPoint foods from which to base your meals and snacks including fruits, vegetables, eggs, skinless chicken breast, skinless turkey breast, fish and seafood, corn, beans, peas, lentils, tofu, and nonfat plain yogurt .
myWW Blue Plan ZeroPoint Foods List
The Blue Plan is essentially the same list of ZeroPoint foods as with WW Freestyle. They include:
- Beans & Legumes: fresh, frozen, and canned beans and legumes that are packed without oil or sugar (adzuki, black, black-eyed peas, cannellini, chickpeas, edamame, fat-free refried, fava, great northern, kidney, lentils, lima, navy, pinto pinto, kidney beans, split peas, soy)
- Chicken & Turkey Breast: ground chicken breast, 98% fat-free ground turkey, ground turkey breast, skinless chicken breast, skinless turkey breast
- Eggs: whites, whole, yolks and egg substitutes
- Fish & Shellfish: all fresh, frozen, canned in water or sauce, smoked
- Fruits: fresh and frozen fruit without added sugar (excludes dried fruits and fruit juices); canned fruit in water or sugar-free syrup and canned fruit in its own natural juice; unsweetened applesauce
- Nonfat Yogurt & Soy Yogurt: plain nonfat Greek, plain nonfat, up to 1% plain quark, plain soy
- Tofu & Tempeh: firm, silken, smoked, soft, tempeh
- Starchy Vegetables: fresh, frozen or canned corn, green peas, parsnips, split peas, succotash
- Non-Starchy Vegetables: fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables as long as they aren't packed with any additional oil, sugars, or fats.
Exceptions: The following vegetables DO HAVE SMARTPOINTS VALUES:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Vegetable flours and pastas (including those from 0 SmartPoints vegetables)
Click here to print a Blue ZeroPoints list from WW
More About ZeroPoint Fruits
On the myWW program almost all fruits are zero points. The only exceptions to this are avocados and plantains. Because of their calories and sugar content they should be eaten in moderation since they can quickly add up.
Also it is important to know that when you blend fruit in a smoothie, it is no longer counted as zero points.
WW ZeroPoint Spices, Seasonings and Condiments List
Many seasonings, spices, and low calorie condiments are also Zero SmartPoints. These include:
- Fresh and dried herbs and spices
- Fat free salsa
- Hot sauce
- Lemon, lime or orange zest
- Lemon or lime juice
- Soy sauce
- Unsweetened pickles
- Wine vinegars
ZeroPoint Does Not Equal "Free" Food!
You might be wondering, what foods are now free on Weight Watchers Blue plan?
The myWW Program and and its associated ZeroPoint 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 remember to eat responsibly 🙂
For example, it's acceptable to have a banana, not an 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 you're own "just right."
3 Smart Ways to Make ZeroPoints 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 SmartPoints as accents to round things out. This will allow you to build amazing tasty, satisfying meals with low SmartPoints!
Like we did here with: WW Chicken Orzo Soup with Lemon (3SP), Easy Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet (4SP), Skinny Foil Pack Shrimp Boil (4SP) and Skinny Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken Soup (0SP)
#2 Use them as a buffer.
If you blow through your daily SmartPoints allowance before bedtime, use meals and snacks with ZeroPoints to get through the rest of the day.
My go-to choices include hard-boiled eggs, cooked green beans tossed with salsa and plain nonfat Greek yogurt with fruit.
#3 Use them to create a SmartPoints surplus.
Choose ZeroPoint or low SmartPoints foods for breakfast and lunch, so you have more of your daily SmartPoints available for dinner.
You can save up to four Daily SmartPoints 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!
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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Source: How myWW+ Blue plan works
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Is there a way I can calculate how many points I get on blue
Hi Cindy, As far as I know this is something that is calculated by WW when you join. ~Martha
I'm on the Blue plan I joined for free yesterday for 30 days, which gives me 23 points and 200+ zero foods. Green is 30 points and 100+ zero points food. Purple is 16 with 300+ zero points foods. These are the minimum numbers. My BMI, when I joined, was 29.2. WW calculated the plan and number of points for me based on my answers in a quiz.
The new app is really nice to use. When I joined I thought I would just do the 30-day trial and then cancel, but I think I'll continue. I'm already down 2lbs.
Thank you for this post. So helpful! I do have a question. I am on blue. Canned corn, for example, is zero point. Why is it not listed as zero points with the barcode scanner or the nutrition calculator? Am I to just assume it’s zero and not bother scanning?
Hi Amanda, yes, it appears that you have to know which foods are zero points and not scan them. You may want to double check with your WW coach for confirmation. ~Martha
H Martha, I love your website, recipes, ebooks, etc. I just found today on your site your one-every-day quotes for weight loss. I would like you to consider making these into a little flip calendar of daily tips. Way back 10-20 years ago, Weight Watchers had such a calendar and I really liked it, to turn it each day to see what quote was for that day. I think this would be an excellent product for followers so they had an easy way to focus on a quote for each day. Please consider adding this to your products. Thank you.
Hi Andrea, Thanks for the idea. I will research it. ~Martha
Great website. Wonder if you can help. I have signed up to WW for 3 months and have been following the purple plan for the last 4 weeks. I have only lost 1.5 pounds and was wondering if I would have more success on another plan. I am in my 60s and eat very healthily. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hi Sheila, There are so many variables to consider. I remember a time years ago when I returned to WW having gained back several pounds and it took 4 weeks of following the plan religiously for the scale to begin to move downward. I've also found that we can end up eating more than we realize, especially when the food is healthy. This can be a big struggle for me. The truth is that too much healthy food can cause weight gain or slow weight loss as much as too much non-healthy food. You might want to talk to your WW Coach for guidance. All the plans are great and they all work. The key is to find the one that works for you. Because the Purple Plan has the longest list of 0 Points foods and requires the least tracking it is very very important to make sure your portions aren't too generous. I know for me it can be very easy to overeat zero points starchy/sweet foods like potatoes, bananas, whole grains, which can lead to weight gain. It's really about knowing yourself. I was in my meeting with a woman who said she knew that the purple plan would never work for her because she gets too excited about the idea of Zero Points popcorn and knew she would overeat it so she stuck with the Blue Plan, on which popcorn has Points. There are lots of other considerations too including exercise, sleep, medications, health issues and stress, which can affect the scale. Hope this helps. ~Martha
Dear Martha, Just found your website today and love it. In reading the comments I saw a posting of : Andrea Cadalbert
May 26, 2020 at 5:22 am
H Martha, I love your website, recipes, ebooks, etc. I just found today on your site your one-every-day quotes for weight loss. I would like you to consider making these into a little flip calendar of daily tips. Way back 10-20 years ago, Weight Watchers had such a calendar and I really liked it, to turn it each day to see what quote was for that day. I think this would be an excellent product for followers so they had an easy way to focus on a quote for each day. Please consider adding this to your products. Thank you. Question: Did you ever check into that request for a quote calendar? Thanks, Sounds like something I could use for motivation. Fran
Hi Fran, It's a great idea. ~Martha