FAQs About WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) SmartPoints® Values on the Hungry Girl Website


All SmartPoints® values are calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe, or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.

For more about the SmartPoints® system and the WW program, visit WW.com.

Why do some recipes on your website show one or two sets of SmartPoints® values, while others show three?

In November of 2019, WW launched its new myWW® program. The program includes Blue, Green, and Purple plans. According to WW, “You’ll have the opportunity to try an entirely new plan—Green or Purple—or stay on Freestyle—now called Blue.” We’re in the process of updating our recipes to include values for the new plans.

Click here for more info on the myWW® program.

Why do I sometimes get a different value when I plug your recipe’s nutritional info into the WW calculator?

We follow the same method as WW: using the brand's recipe builder as opposed to the food calculator. Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes. Recipe values are determined by adding up the values of the individual ingredients, with some exceptions.

How can I figure out the SmartPoints® value for an older HG recipe (or any recipe)?


The best way to determine any recipe's SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder set to your plan on the WW website. (Click "Create" and select "Recipe.")

What about SmartPoints® values for the products you write about?

The values of most packaged foods are the same, regardless of which plan you follow.

Where can I expect to see recipes with the current program’s SmartPoints® values?


All new Hungry Girl emails will include values that reflect the myWW® plan. To sign up for the daily emails and receive the latest recipes, click here.

Many of the recipes on our website are being updated to include the new SmartPoints® values. You can find our recipes here.