Lately, I’ve been really into the whole “Clean Eating” phenomenon because I really do think that eating “cleaner” foods (i.e. foods that are not processed, made with artificial ingredients, etc) is not only the way to serious weight loss, but also to much better health. I’m not perfect…and I still enjoy some junk food, some fast food, and some foods that are just down right awful for you. But now, I do it very occasionally, and I real labels on EVERYTHING. Feeding my two children has made me an advocate for their healthy eating habits, as well as my own. So, I’ve been trying some new clean eating recipes and working on creating my own Weight Watchers Clean Eating Recipes. The first I tried was this Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken with Pears and Portabella Mushrooms from The Gracious Pantry. I altered it just a tiny bit to give it more flavor, and I have to say, I was blown away at how tasty this turned out! It was so simple, and yet so delicious. My picky husband enjoyed it too, and I loved serving such a healthy meal for the family. And each serving was just 4 Points +! This will definitely be made again and again. I highly recommend giving it a try. Enjoy!
Another great Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe that is super easy, delicious and just 5 Points + per serving. This Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe was a hit with the whole family. I ate mine as is to avoid adding extra Points Plus, but I served my families over some rice, and they LOVED it. The pineapple and bell pepper are a great way to add a bit more flavor to the chicken, and to get in those fruit and vegetable servings. Also, this low calorie crock pot recipe can be done with frozen chicken too…but it may closer to 8 hours cook time instead. Next time I make this, I think I’ll add in some fresh sugar snap peas too….yum! Enjoy.
I LOVE Thai food and I love my crock pot, so this Crock Pot Thai Green Curry Chicken Recipe was the perfect marriage. Easy to put together, the end result is a delicious and filling green curry chicken that clocks in at only 6 Points + per serving. The only thing that I would do differently next time, is use fresh vegetables. The frozen Asian stir fry vegetables that I used tasted fine, but were a limp and soggy. If you prefer a more firm texture to your veggies, then I’d suggest using fresh vegetables instead of the frozen. Either way, this is still a super tasty and super easy Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe. Serve it over some brown rice or noodles for a complete meal. Enjoy!
Oh how I love Weight Watchers crock pot recipes. My days have been SO hectic lately, and the crock pot saves my sanity. I get the food in the crock pot in the morning, after I’ve had coffee and am full of energy, then come dinner time, when I’m often worn out and exhausted I have a healthy dinner, ready to go. Often times, when I’m feeling way too tired to cook, I’ll order take out or have my husband pick up dinner on his way home. This can ruin my entire day of eating healthy. So having a delicious and healthy Weight Watchers friendly dinner in my crock pot is often a big part in keeping me on track. And today, I wanted to share a new favorite Italian Chicken Crock Pot Recipe of mine. often called “Angel Chicken”. Each serving is just 5 Points + each and it is delicious! Chicken smothered in a creamy mushroom wine sauce? Yes, please! For some extra Points, serve it over rice or pasta. Or for 0 extra Points, it also works really nicely over asparagus or roasted bell peppers. This crock pot chicken recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Enjoy!
On Christmas morning, wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to a healthy, Weight Watchers breakfast that was cooked for you, hot and ready? Well, this easy Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe does just that! Full of protein, but lower on carbs, this breakfast casserole packs in everything you need for a filling and satisfying meal. Just prep it and put it on the crock pot the night before, and it’ll be ready when you wake up! I topped mine with some reduced fat sour cream and salsa for extra oomph. I’ve also made this dish with turkey bacon instead of sausage, and that works really well too. And each serving is just 6 Points +, which isn’t bad for a delicious casserole filed with sausage and cheese. This breakfast casserole recipe is perfect for the non-morning person who still wants to put together a healthy and tasty breakfast for the family. Enjoy!
Shake things up with this healthy and unique crock pot chicken recipe for made with coconut milk and savory spices. Each serving is just 6 Points + and goes great over brown rice, quinoa or pasta. I love that this Weight Watchers chicken recipe offers so many nutrients and flavors and yet is still so easy. Perfect for a busy weeknight. I also made some roasted red peppers and zucchini with the Indonesian chicken, and it was a perfect complement. For some extra Points +, you could also add some potatoes in the crock pot. Enjoy!
With winter in full swing, I am making my favorite Weight Watchers crock pot recipes on a very frequent basis. They are easy, hearty, and oh so comforting on a chilly day. Today, I’m sharing a Creamy Tarragon Chicken Recipe that was inspired by a Rachel Ray recipe, but made over to be lighter and more Weight Watchers friendly. It is absolutely amazing…so flavorful and rich, and the sauce is so creamy and velvety. Each serving is just 4 Points +, which is hard to believe once you taste how good it is. Since I rarely cook with tarragon, this dish was a real treat and had me wondering why I don’t cook with tarragon more often. If used carrots in this dish, but feel free to use another vegetable if you prefer. Asparagus, broccoli and peas work really well with it. I recommend serving this Creamy Tarragon Chicken over some buttered whole wheat noodles or buttered brown rice for a complete meal. Enjoy!
The week before Thanksgiving, I like to cook very non-traditional holiday foods or ethnic foods, so that I can “surprise” my taste buds on Thursday with the most delicious Thanksgiving foods. So today, I’ll share with you this incredibly easy crock pot version of Tikka Masala, which is a very popular and traditional Indian food. If you’ve ever thought about trying some homemade Indian food recipes but are a bit intimidated, then this easy dinner recipe is a great way to go. It’s a delicious and very healthy dish that clocks in at just 7 Points + per serving, including the rice. Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes are huge lifesavers, especially when you have little time to prepare dinner because you are too busy making preparations for one very big dinner coming up on Thursday night. So, keep your week easy, but still healthy, and try this Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe. Enjoy!
Back when Weight Watchers was still using their old Points plan, I posted a Beef Tips in Mushroom Sauce Recipe. Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of feedback and questions about it, so I decided to re-make this dish, change it up a bit, and calculate the new Points + value. Even though it ends up being 10 Points + per serving, these beef tips were sooooooo good! If you are a meat lover, then this is absolutely worth the splurge in Points. It packs in tons of protein too, so it’s really a satisfying dish. Try serving it over some Miracle Noodle orzo for 0 Points +, or over your favorite rive or noodles for additional Points +. This is one easy Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe that is a must make this fall/winter
Another busy day, leads to another easy, delicious and low calorie crock pot recipe. This Dijon Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe is simple, yet very filling, and tasty. The mild chicken and potatoes complement the tangy Dijon mustard oh so perfectly. Each nicely sized serving is just 7 Points + each, and it goes great paired with a fresh green salad. If you cook this on high, you may need to add some additional broth to keep it moist. You could also add in some other fresh vegetables to bulk it up even more – I’d suggest peas or asparagus. This slow cooker recipe has such minimal prep, so it’s great for a day when you just don’t have the time or energy to cook. But the end result looks and tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen all day. This is definitely a perfect Weight Watchers Crock Pot recipe to add to your repertoire.
Well, fall is officially here (since Saturday!) and it’s time for some of the best Weight Watchers Fall Recipes to start making their way to my blog. To kick things off, I decided to do this Crock Pot Pumpkin Lentil Stew. It’s a very healthy dish that’s incredibly filling, and is an excellent Weight Watchers Vegan recipe for those who eat Vegan (just leave off the yogurt). I fed this to my 13 month old, and she LOVED it. Simmering in the crock pot all day made everything so tender and flavorful…the spices were perfect. And the lime juice gives it just a bit of zing. In fact, the next time I make this, I will use more lime juice. If you want a good, hearty fall stew recipe that will really fill you up for just 4 Points +, then this Crock Pot Pumpkin Lentil Stew is your ticket. Enjoy!
Lately, I’ve been seeing some Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipes floating around on Pinterest. Like many other things I see on Pinterest, I assumed this was too good to be true. Succulent, evenly cooked, rotisserie style chicken from a crock pot? No way. But I adore rotisserie chicken, and if there was an easy way to make it at home myself without having to buy yet another appliance to fit into my already cluttered kitchen, well then I was game to give it a try. I reviewed a few recipes and notes, and created my own version. The key is to stick the chicken under the broiler first to crisp up the skin and seal in the moisture of the chicken. Then pop in in your slow cooker for the rest of the time to cook through. I was absolutely AMAZED at how good it turned out!! Seriously delicious. It was incredibly moist and juicy, and was totally falling off the bone. And it was way better than the rotisserie chickens I’ve purchased at stores or restaurants. From now on, this is the only way I’ll have rotisserie chicken – it was that good, people. Just note that the nutritional information and the Weight Watchers Points + I’ve calculated for this recipe is based on the WHOLE chicken, with the SKIN REMOVED. I added up the stats from the entire chicken and then divided it by 8 servings. So, your Points + may vary a bit, depending on whether you are eating breast, thigh, wing, etc. But most importantly, remove the skin! This will be one of the best Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes you’ve ever made.