Tamale Pie Recipe – 6 Points +

Tamale Pie

Got some leftover chili on hand? Well, here’s an amazing Tamale Pie Recipe that you can use it in to create a super quick, easy and low calorie dinner. Basically, this is a Weight Watchers casserole recipe which consists of layers of polenta, chili, corn salsa and cheese. Um….YUM. Just by layering a few prepared ingredients, you’ll get one tasty casserole that the whole family will love. And this is crazy easy…it took me all of 5 minutes to slice the polenta and layer everything into the casserole dish. Though, I did accidentally slice my polenta a bit too thick, and was short on a few slices to cover the entire top of the casserole (as seen in my photo). But wow, was this GOOD! My whole family loved it, and the leftovers heated up very nicely the next day. So if you are wondering what to do with all that extra chili, try this Tamale pie Recipe! And this man-pleasing recipe is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday too. Enjoy!

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Light Cheese Nachos Recipe – 6 Points +

Light Cheese Nachos

I call these Light Cheese Nachos my “Bad Girl Nachos” because they taste SO good, but feel so bad. Seriously, when you eat them, you may feel like you are cheating on your diet. But one half of the entire platter is just 6 Points +, which is waaaaay better than the typical restaurant nachos. These are made with real cheese, and fresh ingredients making it incredibly flavorful. You are getting a lot of bang for your buck in these nachos, and they also quite filling. Share this dish with a friend and you’ll be able to enjoy a this guilt free pleasure for just a handful of Points +. These Light Cheese Nachos are key for me when I’m having a bad day and just need to consume some junk food. But if I can find a way to make my favorite version a lot healthier and Weight Watchers friendly, then I can have them more often and save the bad version for a very occasional treat. These healthy nachos are a MUST try!

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Light Spanish Rice Recipe – 4 Points +

Light Spanish Rice

One of my favorite things about entrees from a Mexican restaurant are the sides of rice and beans that come along with it. Since I’m a huge fan of Mexican food, I’ve pretty much become addicted to these popular side dishes. However, the restaurant version of Spanish rice isn’t so Weight Watchers friendly. It’s actually a pretty easy dish to makeover, and the end result is a delicious and incredibly flavorful low calorie Spanish Rice that tastes just as good as the kind you’d get in a restaurant, but less greasy and a lot more fresh tasting. And just 4 Points + per serving! So instead of indulging at your favorite Mexican restaurant, make this healthy Spanish Rice at home yourself, and save yourself some Points and some $$. Enjoy!

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White Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Casserole Recipe – 6 Points +

White Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

If nothing says “comfort food” to you like cheesy chicken rolled up in a flour tortilla and then smothered in a creamy sauce, topped with even more cheese, well then you are in for a treat today. This White Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Casserole Recipe is nothing short of delicious. Packed with tons of fiber and protein, these almost burrito sized enchiladas, are insanely filling. I ate one with some roasted veggies on the side and I was FULL. These are really easy to make, and make a great large casserole recipe that can easily feed the whole family. They also make great leftovers and reheat pretty nicely. Each White Chicken and Cheese Enchilada is just 6 Points + per serving – definitely a bargain. They make the perfect Weight Watchers Recipe for when you are craving some serious Mexican comfort food. Enjoy!

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Cilantro Lime Quinoa Recipe – 3 Points +

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

I cannot even begin to express how amazingly good this Cilantro Lime Quinoa recipe. I got the idea for it while eating some Cilantro Lime Rice from Whole Foods a couple weeks ago. So yummy, but definitely not Weight Watchers friendly. So I made my own version using quinoa instead of rice, and I added more texture and flavor. I also toasted the quinoa beforehand, which I had seen done in another quinoa recipe, and in my opinion, this made all the difference. This low calorie side dish recipe is a much tastier and healthier alternative to Mexican rice, and each serving is just 3 Points +. It goes great with your favorite Weight Watchers Mexican Recipes and is loaded with much more nutrition than rice. I am in love with this Cilantro Lime Quinoa, and I have no doubt you will be too. Enjoy!

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Spicy Ground Pork Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe – 8 Points +

Spicy Ground Pork Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Spicy Ground Pork Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe was something that I’ve been meaning to execute for a while now. Autumn after autumn, I’d see those lovely acorn squash at the store, and I decided that now was the time to create a new and unique Acorn Squash Recipe that was delicious and still Weight Watchers friendly. So many traditional fall acorn squash recipes use sugar and butter, opting for a sweeter type recipe. I wanted something savory that would still complement the slightly sweet, delicate flavor of the squash. So my Spicy Ground Pork Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe was born, and wow was it good!! My husband and I loved it, and found each serving to be very large. If you aren’t concerned about fat or calories, try this with some chorizo or pork sausage instead….delish!

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Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas Recipe – 5 Points +

Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas

Wow! I have just uncovered one of my new favorite vegetarian Weight Watchers recipes ever — these incredible Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas!! Full of all the Mexican flavors you’d hope for, and then some, this healthy dish combines the idea of two traditional recipes – stuffed peppers and Mexican enchiladas. By using quinoa, black beans and veggies as the filling for the stuffed peppers instead of the traditional beef and rice, I was able to cut down on a lot of calories, fat and carbs. And adding lots of Mexican flavors to the quinoa filling, and then topping the dish with a red enchilada sauce and blend of cheeses, this fantastic dish brings together two very tasty worlds for just 5 Points + per serving. Filling, flavorful, and sure to satisfy your taste buds, this Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas Recipe is a must try. It’s so easy, and is a great healthy family dinner idea. Enjoy!

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Crock Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe – 6 Points +

Crock Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos

These Crock Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos have become a regular in our house recently. Basically, I’ve just been too busy to cook much and it’s too hot to stand over a sizzling skillet. So I toss a few ingredients in my slow cooker when the kids go down for a nap, and then later that evening I have moist and yummy chicken tacos that are smothered in a delicious ranch/taco sauce. Add it to some taco shells with the fixings and voila! What an amazing an easy way to make chicken tacos for dinner. And at just 6 Points + for two tacos, I get a low calorie meal and my family gets a tasty dish they enjoy. This is also a great Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe for potlucks or parties. It’s so easy, and so good!

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Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado – 4 Points+

Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado

I don’t know why, but I’ve always assumed ceviche recipes would be very complicated. After all, we are talking about “cooking” fish in nothing but citrus juice. Surely there had to be some secret to this that is something only hardcore chefs know how to do. Turns out, it’s incredibly simple!! I attempted it for the first time last week, and my Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado turned out amazing. Even my super picky/critical/extremely difficult to please husband loved it. The shrimp ceviche is so fresh, light, and the perfect Weight Watchers lunch idea for a hot summer day. I ate mine with my favorite Organic Reduced Fat Tortilla Chips, and it was the perfect meal. Now that I see how amazingly easy it is to make ceviche, I’ll be making a LOT more of it in the future. Each serving is just 4 Points +, but you can making it even lighter by skipping the avocado — though I cannot do that, as I have a serious infatuation with avocado. Enjoy!

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Breakfast Burrito Recipe – 6 Points +

Breakfast Burrito

A quick and easy breakfast recipe, this delicious Breakfast Burrito is not only incredibly filling, it has just 6 Points + for the entire, HUGE burrito. Bulked up with good for you ingredients, this breakfast burrito will give you lots of bang for your buck. And the 37g of protein and 13g of fiber help you feel very satisfied and full until lunch. It also makes a great healthy lunch or dinner idea too, if you are the kind of person who likes traditional breakfast recipes for lunch or dinner. Feel free to get creative with this vegetarian burrito recipe and add in any other veggies of your choice. You can really have a lot of fun with this! They also freeze well, so make a few burritos and freeze individually in freezer bags for a quick and convenient healthy breakfast. Enjoy!

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White Chicken Chili Recipe – 5 Points +

White Chicken Chili

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This low calorie White Chicken Chili recipe has been one of my go to Weight Watchers Recipes whenever I need a quick and healthy dinner idea that can be ready in a pinch. To save time, I usually buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, peel the skin off the breasts and then shred the breast meat. It’s a super easy chili to prepare and has just 5 Points + for a 1 1/4 cup serving. Sometimes, I’ll add a few of my favorite crumbled Reduced Fat Organic Tortilla Chips. Loaded with delicious spices and packed with protein, it’s the perfect, spicy chili for a cold Fall or Winter night!

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Trader Joe’s Low Calorie Queso Cheese Dip – 0 Points Plus

Low Calorie Queso Cheese Dip

Man, I love Trader Joe’s….what did I ever do before this store existed? Just recently, I was spotted their Trader Joe’s Queso Cheese Dip on the shelf, and was REALLY craving some. I almost walked away, assuming that it’d be super fattening and way too many Points Plus, but I decided to pick it up and just have a look. Well I’m sure glad I did!!! I was BLOWN AWAY by what I saw on the nutritional label…each 2 tbsp serving has 0 Points Plus!!! That’s right, people…ZERO POINTS PLUS!!! And it tastes really good! So if you’ve got a craving for some cheesy nachos made with Queso Dip, Trader Joe’s, once again, is the place to go. I just bought about 10 jars of this stuff! Perfect for a quick and easy low calorie game day dip too…no one will have any idea that it’s low calorie. P.S. Check out the nutritional stats…

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