Looking for a quick and easy summer casserole recipe that won’t use up a lot of Daily Weight Watchers Points Plus allowance? Well this delicious Shrimp Enchilada Casserole Recipe will definitely fit the bill. Full of fiber and protein, each satisfying serving is just 7 Points +, and is a wonderful healthy dinner idea that the whole family can enjoy. Classic enchilada flavors are combined with low calorie shrimp and bulked up with fresh vegetables in this low points plus casserole, and the end result is pretty darn tasty. It doesn’t take too long to throw together, which makes it a great choice when you need a quick and easy weeknight dinner idea that’s also Weight Watchers friendly. So get those casserole dishes out, folks!!
There are just too many yummy words in the title of this low calorie chicken recipe to keep me from salivating as I type it. This DELICIOUS Chicken Breasts with Chile Coconut Cream Sauce tastes so amazingly good, it’s hard to believe that each serving has just 4 Points +. For some additional bulk to this meal, try serving it over some a small serving of brown rice (for additional Points Plus) or some Zero Calorie Orzo (for NO additional Points Plus) and let the Coconut Chile Cream sauce do it’s job. This summer chicken recipe makes such a light, and deliciously creamy meal idea with refreshing new flavors that will excite your palate, but still keep you on track to reaching your weight loss goals!
Looking for a quick and easy low calorie dinner for two? Try this DELICIOUS Steak Burrito Recipe, and enjoy it without feeling any guilt. Each burrito has just 8 Points +, which is pretty good, considering most traditional Mexican burrito recipes are about 30-something Points+ and super high in fat and calories. And this slimmed down version comes with all the bells and whistles too – sour cream, guacamole, steak, beans and rice. It’s LOADED with fiber and protein, and lower in carbohydrates and fat. If you are feeling the need for a steak burrito, but don’t want to go overboard on your Points +, give this low Points recipe a try! Though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Mexican Food Recipes, it’ll help any dieter feel satisfied, while still staying on track to reach their weight loss goals.
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No matter how healthy I eat, I will NEVER stop loving Mexican Food. There’s something about a greasy, messy taco that just gets me all excited. But, if I want to stay on track with my weight loss goals, those greasy tacos, and all my other favorite Mexican recipes are only to be indulged in very very rarely. So, to get my fix in the meantime, I make this delicious Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe, which have 7 Points + for 2 tacos. They are very nicely sized and full of fabulous flavor, so it helps to keep me feeling deprived. My family also loves them, so they make a great healthy weeknight dinner idea too.And I love that they are so quick and easy to prepare. When I’m feeling ambitious, I like to make my own salsa, and use that instead of the pre-made, jarred kind and it tastes SO much more fresh and flavorful. If you are a taco fiend, these delicious low calorie chicken tacos will surely become a staple on your menu!
Here’s another delicious, low calorie slush recipe that’ll keep you cool and satisfied this summer. Light and refreshing, this Watermelon Slush is not only amazingly yummy, it has just 2 Points + per serving, and is a much healthier snack option than a milkshake or even yogurt smoothie. It’s so easy to make and is perfect when you are craving something cool and sweet, but don’t want to use a lot of your Weight Watchers PointsPlus. And my husband and toddler LOVED it! I’m actually planning on making these for my Memorial Day BBQ this year, and I’m pretty confident that they’ll be a hit with everyone.
If you’ve got a hankering for some tasty Mexican food, but don’t want to blow your daily Points Plus allowance on the typical taco “salad” that you’ll find, laden with fat and calories, at your favorite Mexican restaurant, then try this slimmed down version – a Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe. Loaded with fiber, protein, Vitamin C, and tons of good for you ingredients, this healthy salad recipe packs a lot of punch, but has just 6 Points + per serving. It’s so incredibly satisfying, which is extremely difficult for a salad to accomplish, so it serves as a great WW main dish recipe for dinner or lunch. So if you like your Mexican food sans meat, then this Vegetarian Taco Salad recipe is a must try! Carnivores, click HERE for my super, oh-so yummy, Beef Taco Salad Recipe or click HERE for my rockin’ and squawkin’ Chicken Taco Salad Recipe. Enjoy!
Well, Trader Joe’s does it again….another Fabulous Food Find hails from good ol’ reliable TJ’s. Their Organic Reduced Guilt Tortilla Chips have just 3 PointsPlus for about 14 chips. Now, I know that there are a lot of low fat tortilla chips out there with some great nutritional stats, but none taste quite as good as these. Plus they are organic! And while they are 40% lower in fat than most regular tortilla chips, they still pack great flavor and crunch.
This year, don’t be the one who puts out that crappy, jarred salsa at your Super Bowl Party….instead, try this quick and easy Roasted Corn Salsa Recipe. It’s colorful, amazingly flavorful, and definitely a change of pace. Granted, corn is the base for this salsa, so it will have some calories and carbs, but for just 4 Points +, you get a HUGE, heaping, full cup serving! Sometimes, I just forgo the chips and eat this by itself as a side salad. My husband LOVES it. It’s so easy to make, and it’s so much more flavorful and impressive than typical salsas. This is one more WW Super Bowl Recipe that should make it to your table this year!
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When it comes to Chile Con Queso, I don’t even need anything to dip with….just gimme a spoon!! But traditional Chile Con Queso Recipes are very high in fat and calories, making them a big no-no in my house. Because, really, I cannot stop after just a dip or two, and therefore, my Weight Watchers goals would be ruined. So after experimenting with a few of my favorites, I created this slimmed down version that has just 1 Points + for 1/4 cup!!! NOT bad, people!! Serve it up with 0 Points + veggies or reduced fat tortilla chips for a fabulous snack. And if you want to add a great dip to your list of Super Bowl Dip Recipes, this one is a must. It was such a hit this weekend with my family, that I’m going to double the recipe for Super Bowl Sunday! Enjoy!
I’m always on the lookout for delicious and healthy Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Recipes, because, let’s face it, cooking in a crock pot pretty much rules. With a toddler at home and a baby in my tummy causing horrible morning sickness, I LOVE the idea of throwing some food in a pot and calling it dinner! This amazingly yummy Mushroom and Black Bean Crock Pot Recipe was so good! Loaded with flavor, spice and texture, this chili was way more enjoyable than I anticipated. It’s also packed with protein and fiber, and very low in fat, giving it just 6 Points + per serving. It’s a great, healthy alternative to traditional Mexican foods, and still brings that authentic Mexican flavor. This is also a great dish to serve for a crowd or large party, and is sure to fool everyone into thinking it’s fatteningly delicious!
Beef, Cheese and Bean Dip for ONLY 1 Points +!?!?!? SIGN ME UP!!! This Fabulous Food Find, is not just a find, but a God-given gift for Mexican food loving Weight Watchers everywhere. Trader Joe’s has a new product on their shelves…it’s their Taco Seasoned Beef, Bean and Cheese Dip and it is AHHHHH-MAZING. The nutritional stats seem almost too good to be true, but if they are, TJ’s will catch it eventually, and I’ll be back here posting an update. But for now, let’s take it for what it is and enjoy it! With the Super Bowl fast approaching (go Steelers!!), this dip would make an ideal snack for your party. Just pop it in the microwave to heat up and it’s ready to serve. Gotta love easy and convenient low calorie food that tastes great.
If you’ve got a craving for steak, why not try this delicious Steak and Peppers Fajitas Recipe?! Each fajita is loaded with meat, veggies and FLAVOR, and has just 6 Points + each. Not bad when you see how big these babies are! Certainly a lighter, and much healthier version that any traditional fajita recipe you might eat your favorite Mexican restaurant. These are fresh, light, and really easy to make. Made with lean steak and lots of fresh vegetables, you really get a great meal for 7 Points +. Try serving it with a side of black beans and some arugula salad for a complete, low calorie meal. It makes for a great, healthy dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy!