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!
When I want a breakfast that’s quick and easy to make, this is one of my go to breakfast sandwich recipes. It’s basic, but oh so flavorful and filling. I feel like I’m getting all the tastes I crave but for a lot less Weight Watchers Points. I’ve also made these savory little sandwiches for lunch and dinner too, as they are just super fast and easy, and everyone loves them. And with just 4 Points + per sandwich, I can save room for dessert while still staying within my Points budget. These can also be prepared a day before, and the re-heated in the toaster oven (but I’d wait to add the mayo until just before serving). Definitely a great recipe to use when you need something fast and easy, but still light and healthy.
If you are in the mood for a bit of a Points splurge for a an absolutely delicious and decadent breakfast recipe, then this Baked Egg Bread Boat Recipe is just the ticket. I came across this recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon, and decided to play around with it a bit to make it more Weight Watchers friendly. Just a few small changes, and my Baked Egg Bread Boat turned out SO good! For 9 Points + you get an entire sourdough demi baguette filled with baked in egg whites, cheese and veggies. Seriously delicious. It’ can be a little tricky getting the right cut into the bread…I plan on attempting this recipe a few more times to see if I can do it better and get a better picture. But overall, it’s really an easy breakfast or brunch recipe to make and the flavors and textures are incredible. I can’t wait to make this again! This is a wonderful Weight Watchers breakfast idea for those days when you need your carb fix. Enjoy!
Looking for a new Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipe idea? These Italian Egg (Whites) over Polenta with are delicious! It’s kind of like a unique version of Chicken Parmigiana, with eggs instead of chicken, and polenta instead breading. It is SO good! And just 6 Points + per serving, so you get a very savory and filling meal without using up a lot of those precious Points. This is a really versatile dish that can also be prepared for lunch or dinner too. In fact, the first time I made this, it was for dinner. The traditional Italian Eggs recipe uses whole eggs, which you could certainly do instead if you don’t mind spending a few more Points. I make it for my husband like this, and I cook the egg for about a minute less so that it’s runny. He LOVES it like this. I prefer it with my egg white version. :) But either way, this is one tasty and unique egg recipe that will add some excitement to breakfast! Enjoy.
Well, here we are in September after Labor Day, and that means Fall is just around the corner. And so will begin the season of endless fantastical Fall recipes that will have you packing on some serious pounds if you aren’t careful. But I’ve got some amazing Fall Weight Watchers Recipes that are SO good and yet still low in Points +. I was in the kitchen this past weekend, getting my pumpkin on with a few new low calorie pumpkin recipes that I’ll be featuring this fall. Even though it’s still summer, and still pretty hot, I thought I’d share a fall recipe — this amazing healthy, low Points Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe. It’s made with ice, so it’s still a great way to beat the heat these last few weeks of summer while still enjoying some traditional fall flavors. This Pumpkin Smoothie is loaded with good for you ingredients, it’s rich, creamy, and filling, and has just 3 Points + per serving. I really wish I had some fat free whipped cream on hand when I made this, because that definitely would’ve made it even more spectacular (and pretty!), but I didn’t, so you won’t see it pictured up above, but I highly recommend adding it on. The whole smoothie recipe makes 2 servings, so it’s a very nicely sized smoothie. If you love pumpkin recipes, then this low calorie Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a must try.
I got the idea for this Poached Eggs over Polenta with Olive Tapenade Recipe while eating an olive tapenade bruschetta one day. While enjoying the olive tapenade on the delicious bread of the bruschetta, I thought about trying it over a lower calorie option instead – polenta. I also wanted to add in a delicate flavor that would balance out the dish and add a touch of creaminess, and since I’ve been having lots of fun experimenting with poached eggs lately, I decided that this may be the ticket. I was astounded at how fantastic this dish turned out! The flavors are absolutely amazing, and the poached eggs over the polenta and olive tapenade is perfect. Though this is not a low fat or low cholesterol recipe, the balance of protein and fiber and the minimized carbohydrates make this Weight Watchers recipe a mere 8 Points +. NOT bad considering that you are eating two whole eggs over 4 slices of polenta with a decadent olive tapenade. Pair this dish with a light salad, and you’ve got a great Weight Watchers meal. There are a million different variations of this recipe bouncing around in my head that I’m dying to try, and I’m thrilled at how well this Poached Eggs over Polenta with Olive Tapenade turned out. I also think this would work really well with a creamier, homemade polenta, but I chose to keep it simple and use the prepared “log” I found at Trader Joe’s. Regardless, this dish is excellent and an absolute MUST try.
There’s some new granola bars in town, and they are pretty darn tasty! These new all natural Greek Yogurt Bars from Rickland Orchards are full of fiber and deliciousness, yet are just 4-5 Points + per bar, depending on which flavor you eat. Each bar is made from honey-roasted granola and real fruit pieces, and then drizzled with Greek Yogurt on the top and the bottom. They are a perfect Weight Watchers snack idea or a quick, low calorie breakfast on the go.