If you’ve got a hankering for apple pie but don’t want to blow a day’s worth of Points Plus on a small little slice, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Apple Pie Coffee is a pretty delicious alternative. The coffee itself is practically calorie free, just be careful about what you add into it. But with a bit of reduced fat cream and sweetener, this is one tasty morning pick me up that will have you feeling a LOT less guilty. I love to have a small cup after dinner because I always crave something sweet. This coffee does the trick. And the bonus is that the caffeine gets me energized enough to write a new Weight Watchers Recipe for you all to read :).
Though it may chilly outside, I drink iced coffee year round, and a recent Fabulous Food Find that I want to share today are these delicious Almond Breeze Iced Coffees from Blue Diamond. They come in 4 fantastic flavors: Original, Vanilla, Mocha, and Caramel Macchiato, AND they are just 100 calories per serving. Made with coffee and almond milk, they are the perfect dairy and soy free way to enjoy a low calorie iced coffee beverage that tastes great and has just 3 Points + per serving. Drink them as is, or blend with some ice in your blender for a soy/dairy free Frappuccino! Keep reading to learn more…
I do not even know where to begin to accurately express my love for these monstrously delicious Brunch Stuffed Peppers. Not only are they incredibly quick and easy to prepare, they are filled with amazing, savory flavors that will make you forget you actually eating something low calorie and low in Points. They key here is not skimping on the bacon and cheese. Yes, you read that right. The rest of the ingredients are all on the lighter side, so I decided to be a bit heavy handed with the bacon and cheese. Sure, you could probably shave a Point or two off by using fat free cheese or turkey bacon, but the flavor of this Weight Watchers brunch recipe is dramatically enhanced by using the good stuff. My most favorite bacon to use is THIS one from Applegate Farms. It’s lower in sodium than most bacon and is nitrate free, which I LOVE. I adore these Brunch Stuffed Peppers so much that I’m planning on making them for Christmas morning breakfast this year instead of my Baked Pumpkin Pie French Toast. Yes, they are that good.
Pumpkin Pie is such a traditional American dessert…it’s so comforting and it really connects you to such a wonderful time of the year – fall and the Thanksgiving holiday. Well, with this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe, you can start your day with the flavor of pumpkin pie in a classic, steel cut oatmeal. This recipe was something I’d been meaning to play around with for quite a while. I simply followed the instructions on my oatmeal package, but subbed out some of the milk and water for pumpkin puree. To avoid adding sugar, I used some vanilla extract, and instead of milk, I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze to add more sweetness. But if you prefer, you can absolutely use some non-fat milk instead. The texture of the oatmeal was perfect, and I topped it with a drizzle of maple syrup for added flavor. This is such a hearty and healthy breakfast recipe that is just 4 Points + per serving, and it is wonderfully gratifying and satisfying. Enjoy!
Both of my kids are great sleepers, which is awesome at night, but means we are often struggling to get out the door on time in the morning to schlep my son to preschool. So sitting them (and myself!) down for a healthy breakfast is practically impossible. I needed some new ideas for something that the kids and I could eat in the car, that was filling, and that was delicious and overall nutritious. And I hit the jackpot with these Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins. They are so incredibly easy to make, and they come out moist, flavorful and perfect for an on the go breakfast or snack. I make a big batch and then freeze them so I’ll always have some on hand for a hectic morning. If you aren’t concerned about an increase in Points, add in some raisins, nuts or dried cranberries for extra deliciousness. Also, I chose NOT to use cinnamon in these as I often tire of cinnamon in almost every muffin recipe. I wanted something more “vanilla”, so I didn’t use it. But if you are a cinnamon person, feel free to add some in. My husband loves them as a healthy snack with his coffee in the afternoon, and I LOVE having a 3 Points + muffin that tastes incredible and helps satisfy me. Tired of your office tempting you with those carb-heavy bagels? Make a few dozen of these Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins and treat everyone to a healthier option! These were so good and have definitely become a staple around here.
Another fantastic product from Kashi – their new granola bars with Chia! The chia adds a nice healthy dose of ALA omega-3, which is great for your cardiovascular health. And the two amazing flavors that are available (Berry Lemonade and Chocolate Almond & Sea Salt) are absolutely delicious. The lemony tang of the Berry Lemonade was a nice change of pace from most overly sweet granola bars. It’s made with Kashi’s Seven Whole Grains and a “touch of wildflower honey”, and the flavors are perfectly balanced. Each Berry Lemonade bar is just 3 Points Plus and each Chocolate Almond & Sea Salt bar is 4 Points Plus, so these are definitely some very Weight Watchers friendly granola bars. The Chocolate Almond & Sea Salt was also a delicious flavored granola bar, whose slight saltiness was a perfect contrast to the sweet chocolate. So whether you grab one of these Kashi Granola bars with Chia for breakfast, or as a healthy Weight Watchers snack, they are definitely a tasty treat!
This lighter take on a traditional Au Gratin Recipe combines the delicious flavors of feta and spinach, layered between soft and buttery Yukon gold potatoes. It makes a wonderful idea for a Weight Watchers breakfast casserole, or serve it as a side dish with dinner. I strongly recommend using a mandoline slicer to slice your potatoes to the right thickness. It helps you get a nice, even doneness to the dish, and the uniformly sliced potatoes all look so pretty! It’s difficult to hand slice potatoes so thinly, and the thinner the potatoes, the bigger the serving size appears. Also, using the mandoline cuts down prep time dramatically. I used Yukon potatoes with this au gratin, but you can use any kind you like. I also left the skins on, because I like getting the added nutrients from the skin. Once you get those potatoes sliced, this Spinach, Feta and Potato Au Gratin is such an easy dish to prepare, and can be enjoyed by the whole family — no one will have any idea it’s a Weight Watchers Recipe!
Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean it’s time to stop indulging in chocolate and strawberries. You can now get that craving satisfied in a new, Limited Edition cereal by Kelloggs, and it’s called Special K Chocolately Strawberry Cereal. Each serving is just 3 Points Plus, making it an ideal Weight Watchers Breakfast. It’s crunchy, low calorie, and loaded with pieces of chocolate and freeze dried strawberries…a little bit of heaven in a bowl. Whoever said you can’t eat chocolate for breakfast when you are watching your weight will surely be singing a different tune after trying Kellogg’s Special K Limited Edition Chocolatey Strawberry Cereal. Grab some before it’s gone!
I love having a breakfast ready to go when I wake up in the morning, and I love it even more when it’s something as delicious as an Eggs Benedict Casserole! By making a few healthier adjustments to a typical Eggs Benedict recipe, and making it into a casserole version, I’ve created a delicious and easy breakfast casserole that is prepared the night before and baked in the morning. I also make the Hollandaise Sauce the night before and the just re-heat it in the morning. Each very nicely sized serving is just 6 Points + and it tastes amazing. I’m a really big fan of Hollandaise, and my light Hollandaise sauce recipe that is served with this casserole is so easy and good…and you get a nice 1/4 cup serving! This low calorie Eggs Benedict Casserole is the perfect Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipe for the whole family. Enjoy!
On Christmas morning, wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to a healthy, Weight Watchers breakfast that was cooked for you, hot and ready? Well, this easy Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe does just that! Full of protein, but lower on carbs, this breakfast casserole packs in everything you need for a filling and satisfying meal. Just prep it and put it on the crock pot the night before, and it’ll be ready when you wake up! I topped mine with some reduced fat sour cream and salsa for extra oomph. I’ve also made this dish with turkey bacon instead of sausage, and that works really well too. And each serving is just 6 Points +, which isn’t bad for a delicious casserole filed with sausage and cheese. This breakfast casserole recipe is perfect for the non-morning person who still wants to put together a healthy and tasty breakfast for the family. Enjoy!
Tired of all the delicious, seasonal pumpkin recipes yet? I didn’t think so. Here’s another one for a Baked Pumpkin French Toast that is so good, it tastes more like dessert than breakfast. After seeing so many baked french toasts recipes floating around lately, I decided to give one a shot, even though I’m not a huge fan of french toast. I decided to make my egg mix a little more healthy and a little more seasonal by adding pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and using Egg Beaters instead of real eggs. I also used some leftover challah bread that we had for dinner on a Friday night. The prep was very easy. It took me all of 10 minutes. Then I just set it in my fridge overnight and popped it in the oven in the morning. My house smelled AMAZING while it was baking! And it was delicious. Seriously, DELICIOUS. Each serving was 8 Points +, which isn’t too bad considering this was a large and filling serving topped with real maple syrup. You could probably shave off a point or two by using low calorie syrup, but in my opinion, a dish this divine deserves the good stuff. I was quite full at just 1 serving. This would make a perfect Christmas morning breakfast recipe (just let it bake while you are opening presents!) or even for the morning after Thanksgiving (if you don’t plan on eating dinner leftovers for breakfast like I’ll be doing). Regardless of when or how you eat it, this is one Baked French Toast Recipe you must try. Enjoy!