When eating out and trying to find good, low calorie Chinese foods, I usually end up ordering the chicken and broccoli, as it’s typically one of the lighter options on the menu. My boredom with this dish inspired me to play around with some ingredients and see if I could come up with a new twist on this popular Chinese food recipe. And that’s how this Lemon Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Recipe was born! This fresh and light meal idea is full of flavor and zing, and is sure to a be a hit with the whole family. With just a 3 Points + per serving, this chicken and broccoli recipe makes a great low calorie dinner idea that is quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy!
While making some Baked Chinese Egg Rolls the other day, I found myself craving a good, ginger dipping sauce that wasn’t loaded with calories and oil. I usually use Kikkoman’s Sweet & Sour Sauce for dipping, but this time I wanted something different. So after playing around with a few traditional Ginger Soy Dipping sauce Recipes, I finally concocted one that made the grade. This delicious Asian sauce recipe can be used with a variety of your favorite Weight Watchers Chinese Food Recipes. It’s also great as a low calorie salad dressing recipe or meat marinade. Enjoy!
Oh how I love Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons! I remember the day that I first discovered them – it was at a random Chinese food restaurant in State College, PA, during my college years. That one time was all I needed — I was now a Cream Cheese Wonton lovin’ fool! Often referred to as Crab Rangoons, traditional cream cheese and crab wonton recipes involve frying the wonton and using more cream cheese than crab – thus leading to a ton of extra fat and calories. My version, makes a few small changes to the original recipe and involves baking them instead of frying. This leads to super yummy cream cheese and crab wontons that clock in at just 1 Point Total for 2 wontons! Though this is not an official Weight Watchers Wonton Recipe, I am confident it will be adored by any Chinese food lover who is counting their calories. Serve as an appetizer, side dish, or snack!
I have seriously been on a Chinese food recipes obsession lately. I can’t stop fantasizing about them!! My favorite Chinese restaurant makes this super yummy Mu Shu Beef dish, but it’s NOT a Weight Watchers friendly meal. So I decided to experiment a bit and come up with a slimmer version of this delicious dish. These Moo Shu Beef Lettuce cups pack all the flavor and zing of traditional moo shu beef recipes, but it’s a lot leaner. And because it’s in a lettuce cup, it’s portion controlled, which can help keep you from going overboard. Though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Chinese Food Recipes, it’s a meal that is sure to be appreciated by dieting Chinese food lovers!!
Mmmmmm…Chinese Egg Rolls….who doesn’t love them? I sure do! But trying to find a healthy, low calorie version of these is pretty much impossible. So I decided to make my own. And I must say, my Baked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe ROCKED! Crunchy, tangy and full of flavor, this baked version of the greasy Chinese food favorite, are a real treat for any weight watcher. Each nicely sized egg roll has just a 2 Point Total, and that includes some sweet and sour sauce for dipping (cause you’ve GOT to have that!!) Simply by baking instead of frying, lots of calories were cut, thus making the overall point value much lower than traditional Chinese egg roll recipes, which can clock in at 4 -8 points each. So if you’ve got a craving for some Chinese Chicken Egg Rolls, give my version a try, and indulge without the guilt! Though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Chinese Food Recipes, it’s a dish that anyone who loves Chinese fast food with less calories, will appreciate.
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As many of you know, I’ve always been a fan of Miracle Noodles. They are a 0 calorie pasta that are so versatile, they can be used in a variety of low calorie recipes. Recently, Rachael Ray prepared a fabulous Hot or Cold Sesame Noodles Recipe using Miracle Noodles, and it is truly an awesome dish. Traditional noodle recipes can rack up a LOT of calories and Weight Watchers Points. However, this slimmed down version, has just a 6 Point Total per serving, and the serving is HUGE!!! It’s half of the entire recipe!! And though this is not an official one of Rachael Ray Weight Watchers Recipes, it’s a great alternative dish that any dieter will appreciate. Sesame noodles are one of my favorite Asian Recipes, but I usually avoided them because of the calorie count. But now with this awesome Rachael Ray recipe, I can enjoy them once again!
I have always been a fan of low calorie Chinese fast food recipes, but this one really caught my eye, as sweet and sour chicken is my all time fave! This chicken stir fry recipe is pretty easy to prepare, and tastes great!! In the past, I’ve just used pre-made sweet and sour sauce, but this dish uses a sweet and sour sauce recipe, made from scratch, so the taste is really fresh. With just a 4 Point Total, this popular Chinese dish is loaded with protein and veggies, but also full of tangy flavor. Each nicely sized serving gives you a healthy dose of vitamins and antioxidants too. Though this is not an official one of weight watchers chicken stir fry recipes, it’s an ideal meal choice for any weight watcher who loves Chinese fast food as much as I do!
Ok, I admittedly have been obsessed with my crock pot recipes lately. But come on…who doesn’t love a good slow cooker recipe? They are fast and easy, and taste delicious! And this low calorie Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe is truly one of the yummiest low calorie crock pot recipes I’ve tried. It’s zesty and tangy and full of fabulous garlicky flavor! And the best part, is that it’s so low in fat and calories, so each serving has just a 3 Point total! So if you are following the Weight Watchers plan, I’m thinking you’ll definitely appreciate this rockin’ Lemon Garlic Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe. Try serving this dish with a side of roasted veggies or one of my favorite 0 Point salads! Again, please note that this not an official Weight Watchers Chicken Recipe. :)
Diet friendly Chinese food recipes are pretty hard to find, so when I find a good one, I LOVE sharing it. I am seriously obsessed with Chinese foods, and I’m always on the lookout to find ways to make Weight Watchers versions of my favorite Chinese dishes. This Sweet and Sour Chicken Crock Pot Recipe is SO good, and it tastes just as good, if not better, than the sweet and sour chicken you get in a Chinese Fast Food Restaurant. And, this crock pot recipe is really good for you too! It’s loaded with protein and fiber to fill you up. So if you are following the new Weight Watchers Momentum Plan, this is a great Momentum Recipe to add to your collection. I’ve been kinda lazy this week, so I’m really into making Weight Watchers crock pot recipes now…it saves me time and is easy clean up. Plus, the food is oh so yummy! If you are feeling a Chinese food craving coming on, give this delicious crock pot recipe a try — and hey — if you are looking for a yummy side dish to serve with it, try my Weight Watchers Fried Rice Recipe! Enjoy ;)
Chicken Fried Rice is so delish, no matter where you have it. But it’s usually pretty greasy and carbohydrate heavy, and could end up costing you a lot of Weight Watcher Points. But this super awesome, low calorie Chicken Fried Rice Recipe not only boasts just 4 Weight Watchers Points + per serving, but it tastes DELICIOUS!! Better than some of the fast food fried rice I’ve had! Plus, it’s so fast and easy to make, so if you need a quick side dish recipe to have on the table in minutes, this dish will work great! You can make it as is, or toss in any leftover vegetables you have on hand and bulk it up without adding any extra Points. The next time you are preparing a Chinese food dinner designed with Weight Watchers Recipes in mind, this healthy fried rice recipe will make a perfect addition. It’s loaded with fiber and vitamins, so not only will it keep you from using up all your Points, it’s actually quite good for you too!
When I think of beef and broccoli, I always think of traditional Chinese stir fry. But this tasty dish is made in a slow cooker or crock pot, and offers a whole new way to enjoy it! I really just adore crock pot recipes because they are so incredibly easy and so tasty, and this beef and broccoli recipe is no exception. The slow cooker really makes your meat so tender and juicy. And with just 8 Points +, it’s definitely a dish worth trying out. This is one dish that is a staple on my list of Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes.