Shop for the Best Weight Watchers Foods at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is one of the most popular places among consumers for grocery shopping, with its low prices, great selection, and quirky atmosphere. If you’re following the WW Freestyle Program (FSP), shopping can be a frustrating chore when you end up spending hours scanning product after product so you can keep track of your FSP points – all the while being surrounded by tempting foods. 

Especially if you’re just beginning your WW journey, you may not yet have a broad idea of what foods to avoid and what foods to include in your shopping cart. Here’s your guide to the best Weight Watchers Foods at Trader Joe’s to help you get on the right track!  

Shop for the Best Weight Watchers Foods at Trader Joe’s
Shop for the Best Weight Watchers Foods at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s for Weight Watchers – Shopping List

The new WW Freestyle Program points system encourages members to choose healthier foods, with the points assigned to foods based on the amount per serving of the following macros:

  • Protein
  • Calories 
  • Saturated Fats
  • Sugar

Foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats are given higher points; foods high in protein or calories are given lower points. For the same serving size/quantity, high-protein foods will cost you fewer FSP points than high-sugar foods, for example. And then there are the Zero-Point foods that will cost you, well, zero points regardless of how much of these foods you eat. 

To make your grocery shopping a simpler task, and so you won’t have to spend so much time scanning the macros of every product so you can keep track of your FSP points, here are our suggestions for the best Weight Watchers foods at Trader Joe’s. We have categorized the grocery items for your shopping convenience!

Zero-Point Foods 

Dairy/Deli

  • TJ’s FF Sour Cream – 2 tablespoons 
  • TJ’s Organic FF String Cheese -1 string 
  • Coconut Creamer – 2 tablespoons
  • Tuna Fish (canned) in water – ½ cup 

Frozen Foods

  • Riced Cauliflower – 1 bag
  • TJ’s Grilled Cauliflower – 1 bag
  • TJ’s French Green Beans – 1 bag
  • Butternut Squash Zig-zags – 1 bag
  • Grilled Asparagus Spears – 1 bag
  • TJ’s Roasted Peppers & Onions – 1 bag
  • Frozen Cooked Shrimp – 1 bag
  • Just Grilled Chicken Strips – 1 bag
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Pantry Items

  • Salsa Verde – 1 jar
  • TJ’s Jalapeño Olives – 2 olives
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce – ½ cup
  • TJ’s FF Refried Beans – ½ cup 

Low FSP Point Foods 

Dairy/Deli

  • Zatiki Sauce – 2 tablespoons, 1 point
  • Guiltless Guacamole – 2 tablespoons, 1 point
  • TJ’s Uncured Turkey Bacon – 2 slices, 1 point
  • Jarlsberg Lite Swiss Cheese – 1 slice, 1 point
  • Uncured Chicken Hot Dog – 1 hot dog, 1 point
  • Lite BabyBel Cheese – 1 wedge, 1 point
  • Laughing Cow Cheese – 1 wedge, 1 point
  • Simm’s Turkey Sausage Links – 1 link, 1 point
  • Turkey Style Canadian Bacon – 3 slices, 1 point
  • TJ’s Hummus – 1 tablespoon, 1 point
  • Organic Light String Cheese – 1 string,  2 points
  • Light Sour Cream – 2 tablespoons, 2 points
  • TJ’s 3 Layer Hummus – 2 tablespoons, 2 points
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Frozen Foods

  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip – 2 tablespoons, 1 point
  • Mini Cilantro Chicken Wontons – 4 pieces, 1 point
  • TJ’s Pork Gyoza – 1 gyoza, 1 point
  • TJ’s Cauliflower Stir Fry – 2 cups, 1 point
  • TJ’s Salmon Patty – 1 patty, 2 points
  • Mahi Burger – 1 patty, 2 points
  • TJ’s Turkey Meatballs (cooked) – 2 meatballs, 3 points
  • Shrimp Stir Fry – ½ package, 3 points
  • Turkey Burger Patty – 1 burger, 3 points
  • Chile Lime Chicken Burgers – 1 burger, 3 points
  • TJ’s Chocolate Chip Waffles – 1 waffle, 3 points
  • TJ’s Mango Ice Cream Bar – 1 bar, 3 points
  • Just Sauce Turkey Bolognese – ½ cup, 4 points
  • TJ’s Shepherd Pie – 1 Pie, 4 points
  • Zucchini Fries – 1 cup, 4 points
  • Cauliflower Gnocchi – 1 cup, 4 points
  • Chicken Fried Rice – 1 cup, 4 points
  • TJ’s Chicken Tamale – 1 tamale, 4 points
  • TJ’s Crab Cakes – 2 cakes, 4 points
  • TJ’s Spanikopita – 3 pieces, 5 points
  • TJ’s Scallion Pancakes – 1 pancake, 5 points
  • TJ’s Fish Nuggets – 4 pieces, 5 points
  • Turkey Corn Dogs – 1 piece, 5 points
  • Beer Battered Halibut – 3 pieces, 7 points

Pantry Items

  • TJ’s White Balsamic Vinegar (as salad dressing) – 1 tablespoon, 1 points
  • TJ’s Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing – 2 tablespoons, 1 points
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas – 1 tortilla, 1 point
  • Low Fat Parmesan Ranch Dressing – 2 tablespoons, 1 point
  • TJ’s Black Bean Soup – 1 cup, 1 point
  • Green Goddess Salad Dressing – 3 tablespoons, 1 point
  • Cilantro Salad Dressing – 2 tablespoons, 2 points
  • TJ’s Refried Beans – 1/2 Cup, 3 points
  • Better N’ Peanut Butter – 2 tablespoons, 3 points
  • Organic Maple Syrup – 1 tablespoon, 3 points
  • TJ’s Creamy Tomato Soup – 1 cup, 4 points
  • TJ’s Multigrain O’s Cereal – 1 cup, 4 points
  • Greek Style Feta Salad Dressing – 2 tablespoons, 4 points
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Breads

  • Sprouted Wheat Bread Dave’s Killer 21 Seed – 1 slice, 1 point
  • LaTortilla Factory Sonoma Carb Cutting Tortilla – 1 piece, 1 point
  • Apple Cranberry Bran Muffin – 1 piece, 2 points
  • Trader Joe’s British Style Crumpets – 1 piece, 3 points
  • Organic Bread Honey Sweet Whole Wheat – 1 slice, 3 points
  • Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns – 1 bun, 3 points
  • Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Thins – 1 piece, 3 points
  • Trader Joe’s Multigrain Slim Sandwich Bread – 1 slice, 3 points
  • Ciabatta Roll – 1 piece, 3 points
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Snacks

  • Queso Cheese Dip – 5 tablespoons, 1 point
  • Apple Cranberry Bran Muffin – 1 muffin, 2 points
  • Cheddar Rocket Crackers – 25 crackers, 2 points
  • TJ’s Pretzel Slims – 23 Pretzels, 2 points
  • Savory Thin Mini Rice Crackers – 37 crackers, 3 points
  • Thin Edamame Crackers – 38 crackers, 3 points
  • TJ’s Organic Animal Crackers – 17 cookies, 4 points
  • White Cheddar Corn Puffs – 2 ½ cups, 4 points
  • Cinnamon School Book Cookies – 12 cookies, 4 points
  • Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Bites – 11 pieces, 5 points

Stock up on high-protein foods, and avoid boxed and processed items – if you stick to this rule of thumb whenever you go grocery shopping, you’ll safely stay within your FSP points budget. But when in doubt, always scan!

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