Today, I want to share one of my staple side salad recipes. This delicious and ridiculously simple Greek salad recipe is made very frequently in my house because it’s so flavorful, everyone loves it, and it goes with a huge variety of main courses. I love the wonderful combination of flavors and textures in this Weight Watchers Greek Salad – sweet, crunchy cucumbers, brine-y olives and the bold, lemony dressing, all topped off with creamy and salty feta crumbles. SO good! And the best part is that each serving is just 2 Points +. It’s a great low calorie salad recipe to add to your collection of staple Weight Watchers recipes that can be relied upon time and time again.
Gyros. I ADORE them. And when I used to live in Los Angeles, my husband and I used to go to this amazing little restaurant that sold the most delicious gyros. It was right around the corner from our apartment, and we used to walk there VERY REGULARLY for dinner. I remember how I used to stand there and literally salivate as I watched them slice that beautifully tender meat off the rotisserie. But now, being a Weight Watcher, I’d have to seriously limit my gyro consumption if I wanted to actually lose any weight. So when my friend told me about this yummy Chicken Gyros Recipe she tried from Annie’s Eats, I decided to give it a try myself and see if it would truly have the flavors and satiety to satisfy my gyro craving. Using chicken instead of lamb meat was a good start to keeping it light. I just had to add in a few more spices to give it more of an authentic gyro taste. And then I served it on whole wheat pita. I also used much simpler Tzatziki sauce method, and was very pleased with how excellent (and easy!) and was. The gyros were fantastic. If you are a gyro lover, add these Greek Chicken Gyros to your ‘Must Try’ list, asap.
I’m just going to get straight to the point here, this Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe was AMAZING. It was so beautiful, and full of flavor, and so incredibly easy to make. I marinated it the night before, so the chicken breasts were really tender and juicy. I grilled mine using an indoor grill pan because my husband wasn’t home, and I hate messing with the real grill. It turned out perfect, and I was able to get it on the table in about 15-20 minutes. My favorite part is the amazing tomato, mint, olive, and feta topping…OH.Em.GEE….it is incredible. So fresh and light tasting…absolutely perfect for a Weight Watchers Summer Recipe. Plus, it’s low carb, high in protein, and very satisfying for just 5 Points +. My whole family loved this, and I cannot wait to make it again. This one is a MUST try.
This Chicken with Zucchini and Feta Recipe tastes so light and fresh, and makes an ideal low calorie, Weight Watchers dinner recipe that can be prepared quickly and easily. The chicken and zucchini are are flavored with garlic, lemon and oregano, and then the feta tops the dish to create a delicious balance of flavors. I also love that this healthy dinner recipe can be put together and cooked so quickly – ideal for those hectic and tiring weeknights. And each serving is just 5 Points +, so you can pair this with a bread stick and a salad for a complete meal that the whole family will love. It also heats up really well the next day, so if you have any leftovers, you’ve got a great meal to take to work for lunch the next day. This Chicken with Zucchini and Feta definitely a crowd pleasing recipe that is a must try. Enjoy!
If you like their delicious Greek yogurt, you will flip for Fage’s new Total Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce with just 1 Weight Watchers Points Plus per each 2 tbs serving! Now, I’m not Greek, so I’m not an authority on authentic Tzatziki sauce, but let me tell you, this was delicious. It makes a wonderful dip for bread, chips, or veggies, and also tastes amazing served over meats and fish. There is really so much you can do with Fage Tzatziki sauce, it’s not even funny. For those of you who may not be familiar with what Tzatziki sauce is, it’s a Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumbers, garlic, onion and lemon.I found it in the grocery stores a few weeks ago and was so excited, I think I may have actually squealed…loudly. I was so excited to take it home and try it, and I was not disappointed.
If you are a fan of frozen yogurt, you’re going to flip for the new Stonyfield Oikos Organic Nonfat Greek Frozen Yogurt. Not only is it super creamy, and much better tasting than most frozen yogurts I’ve tried, the nutritional stats are awesome! Each 1/2 cup has just 3 Points Plus. I also love that it has a lot more protein than most other frozen yogurts, and it’s organic. Not too tart tasting, it’s a perfect healthier alternative to ice cream and comes in 4 fabulous flavors!
When summer brings us an abundance of fresh ripe, juicy tomatoes, this delicious Mediterranean Tomato Salad Recipe is a good thing to have on hand. Light and incredibly flavorful, the tomatoes are dressed with fresh herbs and a tangy vinaigrette dressing that leaves nothing to be desired. Each 1 1/4 cup serving has just 2 Points +, making it a great idea as a vegetarian or vegan side dish recipe to serve with a variety of Weight Watchers Entree Recipes. So get out there and take advantage of all those beautiful summer tomatoes,and put this salad recipe into action, asap!
Here’s another great low calorie crock pot recipe that is not only easy, but incredibly yummy and satisfying. With each hearty serving of this Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe for Greek Stew, you get loads of flavor, but it packs on a mere 5 Points + per serving. It’s filled with delicious vegetables and covered in a tangy creamy tomato yogurt sauce with lemon essence that is soooooooo good, I want to smother everything with it! I also love that this dish tastes light and fresh, making a great spring or summer crock pot recipe. If you love Mediterranean flavors, and are looking for an easy weeknight dinner idea, give this delectable dish a try ASAP.
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Greek Salad Recipes have always been a diet staple of mine because the flavors are SO good, and it’s easy to make a large, satisfying serving that doesn’t sacrifice the taste, but is still low in calories. By making your Greek Salad Dressing, instead of buying store bought, not only is it healthier, but is tastes SO fresh and delicious! With the added flavors of the Kalamata olives and the fat free Feta cheese, this salad tastes so good, it’s hard to believe it’s only 4 Points + for a huge 3 cup serving. Though not an official one of Weight Watchers Salad Recipes, it’s the perfect healthy lunch idea or dinner for anyone counting calories but still wanting a filling dish.
A few weeks back, I was contact by the folks over at Yoplait to try out their Nonfat Greek Yogurt and review the product. I love Greek Yogurt, so I was happy to oblige, as I use yogurt in many recipes and had never yet tried Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt. So, after picking up some of the yogurt, I headed into the kitchen last night to try out their Greek Turkey Burger Recipe with Homemade Tzatziki sauce. I’m a big fan of burgers and of Greek food, so I was excited to combine the two. I made a few alterations to the recipe in order to make it more Weight Watchers friendly, and I have to say, these low calorie turkey burgers turned out so yummy!! The feta cheese and homemade Tzatziki sauce really added a nice flavor, while still keeping it low in points. Each burger, with bun and sauce came out to just a 4 Point Total each. While I didn’t find the Yoplait Greek Yogurt better or much different than other non fat Greek yogurts I’ve used, their Greek Turkey Burger is definitely a hit and something that the whole family would enjoy.
This oh-so-yummy, low calorie dip recipe is a fabulous dish to serve along with some 0 Point vegetables, or baked tortilla chips. Each serving has just 1 Point Total, which is not bad for a 3 tbsp serving! I like to use this Greek Spinach Dip Recipe as an appetizer at BBQ’s and holiday picnics during the summer because it feels so light and refreshing, and it’s always a big hit. Though it’s not an official Weight Watchers Dip Recipe, it’s a great snack idea for all dieters.
This Greek-Style Pasta Casserole Recipe is truly a unique and flavorful dish. I love almost all Mediterranean recipes, so I was excited to give this one a try. And I was NOT disappointed. It’s a pretty easy dish to prepare, and it packs a lot of flavor. With each serving only having a 3 Point Total, this is a wonderful low point dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy. It’s also a great , original dish to take to a potluck as well. If you like mediterranean flavors, you’ll like this casserole…it was delicious. You can also add in some toasted almond slivers for added crunch, but make sure to factor that in to the Point Total. Though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Recipes, it’s a great meal that just about any dieter will enjoy. You can also prepare this dish cold as a great greek pasta salad recipe!