Baked Plantains Recipe – 5 Points +

Baked Plantains

Ok, I know you guys might think 5 Points + is a bit much for a baked, less-sweet banana. But let me just tell you that they were SO, SO, SO good! The perfect combination of sweet and salty. They are way healthier and much more delicious than potato chips….so if you’d spend 5 Points on a cup of potato chips, then you owe it to yourself to try these Baked Plantain Chips instead. If you aren’t familiar with plantains, they are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is always cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. It is used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used, and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries. My first few attempts at these baked plantains failed miserably. They are easier to cook when they are very firm, and less ripe. But they taste a lot sweeter when they are overripe, giving that delectable sweet and salty taste to the chips. Though, the overripe plantains can be a bit softer and harder to work with. I based this recipe post on the taste I preferred, but, by all means, feel free to choose your own style of plantain. I could never get mine quite as crisp as I intended, but it really didn’t matter to me. They were so tasty and filling, and definitely helped keep me from digging in to some not-so-Weight Watchers friendly snacks, so I felt that they were really worth the 5 Points +. I definitely recommend giving these a try at least once!

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Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry with Bell Peppers – 3 Points +

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry with Bell Peppers

This Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry with Bell Peppers is one of my favorite Weight Watchers recipes to make when I’m craving sweet, spicy and tangy! It’s also a great way to get in a lot of servings of fruit and vegetables. It’s colorful, fresh, and very satisfying. Each serving has just 3 Points + each, making it a great idea for a healthy Weight Watchers dinner recipe. This is also a dish I like to make on days where I feel the need to eat a LOT. Because it’s such a low calorie, healthy recipe, I can really go overboard with this and not feel an ounce of guilt. There are even days where I’ve made my Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry Recipe and have eaten the whole thing! Yes, that’s right…all 4 servings. I LOVE it. Also, I’m obsessed with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, so I use a lot of it in my version, but you can use as much or as little as you like. This pineapple chicken recipe is a much healthier alternative to sweet and sour chicken, so if you have a craving for some fast food sweet and sour chicken from your favorite Chinese restaurant, try this instead!

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips Recipe – 1 Point Value

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

This Weight Watchers Sweet Potato Chips Recipe is the perfect, low calorie snack for anyone following the Weight Watchers program, or anyone just trying to eat better. Sweet Potatoes are much higher in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants than regular potatoes, and lower in calories and carbohydrates. So by giving this fabulous Weight Watcher Recipe a try and baking these tasty Sweet Potato Chips yourself, you are still able to enjoy the feeling of chomping down on some tasty potato chips, but you are really having quite a healthy, low calorie snack! And this Baked Potato Chips Recipe is so easy to make, you’ll use it time and time again. It also makes a great healthy snack recipe to serve the kids, and is sure to liven up all of your parties and get-togethers. Truly one of the simplest and tastiest Weight Watchers Recipes that I’ve encountered during my years a s a member. Nothing beats a yummy (and healthy!) Homemade Potato Chips Recipe!

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Shrimp Skewers Recipe, Caribbean Style – 1 Point Value

Weight Watchers Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Here’s another tasty Weight Watchers Momentum Plan Recipe to try out ASAP! It’s a fabulous Shrimp Skewer Recipe that is so deliciously zesty and flavorful, you’ll be making this dish again and again! And with just 1 Weight Watchers Point per serving, you can enjoy a few of these Shrimp Kabobs with absolutely no guilt. Each shrimp skewer is loaded with tons of protein and fiber, so they should help you feel full longer, and with the Point Value being so low, you can eat a lot of them — this is what makes this dish such a perfect Weight Watcher Recipe for anyone following the new Momentum Plan. Crushed red pepper gives this citrus shrimp basting mixture a zesty twist and a Caribbean flair. Feel free to add a little extra red pepper if you like more heat! This is definitely a dish you must add to your collection of Weight Watchers Recipes! And it’s perfect to make for holiday BBQ’s parties as well!

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Pineapple & Peppers Chicken Stir Fry Momentum Recipe – 5 Point Value

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Here’s another delicious Weight Watchers Momentum Plan Recipe that will rock your dieting world! For just 5 Weight Watchers Points, this Pineapple & Peppers Chicken Stir Fry recipe gives a huge serving that really fills you up. Plus, this super healthy recipe is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and tons of fiber and protein. This Pineapple Chicken Recipe is a great meal to prepare for lunch or dinner and is sure to satisfy your hunger and it’s a perfect dish to try if you are following the Weight Watchers Momentum Plan! The Momentum Plan truly has some great recipes and I have to say that I’m REALLY glad Weight Watchers has addressed the issue of feeling hungry. If I can eat a bigger portion for less Points, I’m much more likely to stick to my diet plan, because I like to eat!! That is truly the key to success with any diet, and Weight Watchers has really hit a home run with helping their members with this issue. So give this Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry recipe a try and see what it feels like to diet and feel FULL!! Woo hoo!

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Butternut Squash Salad Recipe with Curry-Apple Dressing – 3 Point Value

Butternut Squash Salad Recipe

This pairing of sweet apple juice and spicy curry powder makes for a salad that’ll have your taste buds talking! This butternut squash recipe is so unique and festive, it will make a wonderful holiday side dish to any Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa dinner. With just 3 Points per serving, this is one filling Weight Watchers Salad Recipe that is sure to please your dinner guests and yet still help you stay within your daily Points range. Plus, it’s incredibly healthy — low in calories and fat and packed with fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. This dish is so deliciously flavorful and colorful, I’m betting it will become a squash recipe that you’ll end up preparing more than on just the holidays! The thing I love most about it is that it’s so easy to prepare and yet so impressive! – much better than the traditional, albeit slightly boring, green leaf salads. And if it’s a good Kwanzaa recipe that you are looking for, this butternut squash salad will be a wonderful compliment to your meal. This Weight Watchers Holiday Recipe is sure to dress up any dinner table this year, so make sure to give it a try!

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