One-Point Fruit Servings for Weight Watchers

All our favorite fruits, conveniently calculated in one-point measures for Weight Watchers. For any one who's ever wondered, What's the best fruit for Weight Watchers? How many grapes are in one Weight Watchers point? Now all the data is here, in one quick and easy reference list. Bookmark! Like! Share!

UPDATE When Weight Watchers introduced its new PointsPlus point system in late 2010, many fruits joined vegetables as 'free' foods with 'zero' points. In fact, Weight Watchers now designates many fruits as PointsPlus Power Foods.


Concord grapes

My fridge is often more fruit stand than food cooler, especially this time of year when there's no resisting the siren call of rainbow-colored perfectly fresh fruit. But I'm counting Weight Watchers points (religiously! finally!) and we all know how Weight Watcher fruit points add up.andup.andUP. The best defense is offense, i.e., hard facts. I calculated how much of common fruits add up to just one WW point. It's like 100-calorie candy packs except 100% fruit and Weight Watchers friendly!


One-Point Fruit Servings for Weight Watchers


12 ounces (340g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Strawberries!
(Who knew that strawberries would be a Weight Watcher's best fruit friend?)

8 ounces (225g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Papaya

7 ounces (200g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Blackberries
Cantaloupe
Grapefruit
Oranges
Peaches
Watermelon

6 ounces (170g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Apples
Apricots
Raspberries
Honeydew melon
Nectarines

5 ounces (140g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Blueberries
Kiwi
Pears (5.5ounces)
Pineapple
Plums
Tangerines

4 ounces (115g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Figs
Mangoes
Sweet cherries

3 ounces (85g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Bananas
Grapes
Pomegranates

1 ounce (28g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Dried apricots
Prunes

3/4 ounce (21g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Dried cranberries
Dried currants
Raisins

1/2 ounce (14g) = 1 Weight Watchers point
Dried cherries


Six Ways to Use One-Point Fruit Servings Every Day


Missouri apples

Add a point of fruit to a point of skim milk for a two-point smoothie!

Add a point of fruit to morning oatmeal or breakfast cereal.

Eat a piece fruit for a one-point snack between meals or for dessert.

When choosing fruit, know which fruits are best for Weight Watchers, whether at the grocery store, the farmers market or at brunch.

To lose weight consistently, Weight Watchers must eat 'enough' points, otherwise we screw up our metabolism. To make up a needed point or two at the end of the day, choose just the right amount of fruit.

Weigh a fruit just once, then put it into a dish and "eye" how full the dish is. From then on, just eyeball it, there's no reason to pull out the scale again and again. (This is my favorite kitchen scale, it's a life-saver.)

How Will You Use One-Point Fruit Servings?
Have I Missed a Favorite Fruit?

Share your tip with other readers and me in the comments!

If I've missed calculating the one-point weight for your favorite fruit, just say!

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About the One-Point Fruit Servings for Weight Watchers


Papaya

The nutrition data was calculated using MacGourmet and its nutrition calculator.
For nutrition data, MacGourmet relies on the same USDA database used by all similar nutrition analysis programs.
The points were calculated in an Excel spreadsheet of my own making.
All the point values are within plus/minus .10 of 1 Weight Watchers point. A surprising number come in very close, like .98 or 1.02.
Despite the precision of the calculations, the information should be considered estimates.
Kitchen Parade is not affiliated with Weight Watchers International, Inc., please see About Kitchen Parade & Weight Watchers.

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What about fresh figs?
 
Sally ~ Good one, especially since there's a new box in the fridge! One point of figs is four ounces -- just added to the list!
 

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