Well, here we are in September after Labor Day, and that means Fall is just around the corner. And so will begin the season of endless fantastical Fall recipes that will have you packing on some serious pounds if you aren’t careful. But I’ve got some amazing Fall Weight Watchers Recipes that are SO good and yet still low in Points +. I was in the kitchen this past weekend, getting my pumpkin on with a few new low calorie pumpkin recipes that I’ll be featuring this fall. Even though it’s still summer, and still pretty hot, I thought I’d share a fall recipe — this amazing healthy, low Points Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe. It’s made with ice, so it’s still a great way to beat the heat these last few weeks of summer while still enjoying some traditional fall flavors. This Pumpkin Smoothie is loaded with good for you ingredients, it’s rich, creamy, and filling, and has just 3 Points + per serving. I really wish I had some fat free whipped cream on hand when I made this, because that definitely would’ve made it even more spectacular (and pretty!), but I didn’t, so you won’t see it pictured up above, but I highly recommend adding it on. The whole smoothie recipe makes 2 servings, so it’s a very nicely sized smoothie. If you love pumpkin recipes, then this low calorie Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a must try.
Popsicle Sour Patch Kids
For a limited time, the Popsicle brand has released an amazingly delicious new popsicle! These lime, raspberry and orange frozen pops feature the flavors of Sour Patch Kids candy, and even though they contain no artificial sweeteners, they are just 1 Weight Watchers Points Plus each. Each Sour Patch Kids popsicle has a layer of sour on the outside and then sweet on the inside — just like the candy. I LOVE all things sweet and sour, so as soon as I spotted these in the grocery store, I scooped them, ran home and devoured one…it was SO good. This summer, I’ll definitely be keeping a few boxes in my freezer, as these Sour Patch Kids Popsicles are my saving grace. They satisfy my craving for sweet and sour and are a LOT less Points than a package of Sweet and Sour Kids. What a wonderfully cool Weight Watchers snack for a hot summer’s day!
These decadent Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect sweet treat when you need to satisfy that dessert craving. And at just 2 Points + and less than 100 calories each, they will make any Weight Watchers dessert recipe lover a happy camper. I found a traditional mini cheesecakes recipe online, similar to what my mom used to use, and then just subbed out half of the cream cheese for fat free Greek yogurt (seriously, is there any place I can’t use this stuff?!?!?), and used a light cream cheese for the rest. I also used less sugar and added in some vanilla to help keep it sweet. Also, by using Reduced Fat Vanilla Wafers instead of the regular ones, you get a fantastic mini cheesecake for a LOT less fat calories and Weight Watchers Points. I topped mine with fresh blueberries and strawberries since I was making them for a Fourth of July party and I wanted a Red, White and Blue Dessert, but you can really use any fresh fruit you’d like. I’ve made them with cherries, with mangoes and papaya, and with kiwi. They are divine!! Enjoy.
The perfect, ice cold dessert recipe for a hot summer’s day, these Creamy Coconut Pineapple Popsicles are just as nutritious as they are delicious. Made with just a few simple ingredients, each popsicle is just 1 Points +. These are so ridiculously easy to make, and my toddler loves them too, so I can feel good about having a healthy dessert on hand that will be a hit with my picky toddler and easy on my Weight Watchers Points. When making these, I used the Ikea Pop Ice Holder, which allowed me to make 12 popsicles, at about 3oz each. But you can use just about any popsicle mold that you like. These Creamy Coconut Popsicles are a must make this summer if you are a Weight Watcher who needs a sweet cold treat!
Doughnuts people!! GLAZED DOUGHNUTS!!! Yes, you can eat yummy doughnuts and still lose weight…with this incredible Mini Baked Glazed Doughnuts Recipe, that is. I found the original version of these lighter doughnuts on Oh She Glows. They were boasted as a 100 calorie vegan doughnut recipe. Well, I’m not vegan, but I SURE do love doughnuts, and for 100 calories, I had to check out this recipe. I altered her version a bit and ended up with a fabulous 70 calorie mini baked doughnut that really hits the spot when my sweet tooth hits. Though these doughnuts are baked, and not fried like traditional doughnuts, they are still sweet and moist, and have more of a cupcake like texture. When I baked mine, I used my Mini Donut Maker, which made it super easy. But the original recipe calls for doughnut pans. And if you don’t have doughnut pans, then I suggest making them into little balls with your hands and make baked doughnut holes. Regardless of their shape, these mini baked glazed doughnuts are a real treat at just 2 Points + each, and make an awesome Weight Watchers dessert or sweet snack idea.
A delicious light and moist Lemon Yogurt Cake is the perfect after dinner treat or as a sweet with your morning coffee. This low fat cake recipe not only tastes fantastic, but each serving is just 6 Points +, which isn’t bad for a moist and dense cake that is certain to satisfy your sweet tooth. It has the perfect combination of sweet and sour, and the lemon sugar glaze is oh so yummy. And with the weather starting to to warm up, I’ve been craving something fresh and bright. So I did a makeover on Ina Garten’s Lemon Yogurt Cake, and was thrilled at how amazing the cake tasted after the alterations I did to make it more Weight Watchers friendly. Enjoy!
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Though I can’t give a new Mini Doughnut Maker to all of you, I can share this delicious recipe for Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts with Maple Glaze that I found. Bake your own low fat doughnuts and indulge in a decadent treat for less Points Plus than most doughnut recipes. Made with delicious apple cider and pure maple syrup, these tasty doughnuts are made by using a mini Bundt pan, and taste so good, it’s hard to believe they are just 6 Points + each. I wish I could get the Points even lower, but these are doughnuts after all, and I didn’t want to sacrifice too much of what we all LOVE when eating doughnuts!
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!
Nothing says Fall like a fresh, crisp apple! Well, today I’ve got an even yummier way to enjoy those fall apples. These delicious Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Vanilla Frosting are moist, sweet, fluffy, and everything you could hope for in a cupcake. The creamy vanilla frosting has a hint of cinnamon that really completes the flavor palate. And the best part is that these low calorie cupcakes are just 5 Points + each! They make the perfect dessert or snack and are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without using up a lot of Weight Watchers Points. Enjoy!
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Ok people….Labor Day is over, which means summer is coming to an end. And soon, the gluttonous holiday season will be upon us. So, it’s time to crack down NOW, and stick with your weight loss plan!! And this delicious Low Calorie Cheesecake Brownie Recipe will be just what you need to help you stay on track, but still feel like you are indulging. By making a few simple substitutions in a traditional cheesecake brownie recipe, I was able to create a DELICIOUS moist and sweet cheesecake brownie that has a lot less fat and calories than before. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, and need a little something to take the edge off, try these low calorie cheesecake brownie bars! You can enjoy a fabulous, guilt-free dessert for just 2 Points +!