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Food Points List

Everyday or so…maybe more like once a week, I will add some foods to a list on this page to provide an easy reference guide for how many points certain foods are…let’s get started!

Fruit

fruit is easy, for almost every fruit 1 cup is 1 point, or 1 piece is 1 point. this is of course for fresh fruit, canned is different because it depends on what liquid it is sitting in while in that can. lol.

ex. 1 cup cherries = 1 point

       1 kiwi = 1 point

see?

some fruits are slightly different, of course!

Strawberries for instance, 1 1/2 cups strawberries = 1 point

Oh, and 1 large banana = 2 points, a small banana = 1 point

when figuring out the points of a ‘piece’ of fruit you have to look at the size of the fruit

1 small apple (6cm – 2 1/2″ diameter) = 1 point

1 large apple (8 cm – 3 1/4″ diameter) = 2 points

for the most part I eyeball the size of a piece of fruit, you can tell if your apple is smaller or larger. for the fruit that’s not considered a piece I measure everything! it’s not always going to be 100% accurate but it’s better then guessing. 1 cup may not sound like a lot but it is actually a very decent portion of fruit. if you’re struggling to fit fruit in to your daily meal plan try topping your cereal with some of your fruit, or turn it in to a smoothie. 🙂

Almonds

15 ml (1 tbls) sliced = 1 point

23 nuts (30 grams [1 oz]) = 4 points

250 ml (1 cup) sliced = 19 points

250 ml (1 cup) whole = 19 points

Avocado

1/4 medium (60 gram [2 oz]) = 2 points

Egg

1 egg = 2 points

Ikea

Cinnamon Bun = 8 points

Non Fat Frozen Yogurt, 1 scoop = 2 points

Cadbury

Dairy Milk Buttons, 1 small package = 4 points

McVitie’s

Jaffa Cake Bar = 2 points

Jacob’s

Cheese Footballs, 25 grams = 3 points

-this is a junk food from the UK, they are crispy wafers with a soft cheese centre that are shaped like footballs (American’s you call it a soccer ball lol)

McDonald’s

1 small Shamrock shake = 9 points

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