Lately my kids have been all about eating cod. And if my kids are on a roll with eating healthy fish, then I’m going to ride that train for as long as I can! So today’s Weight Watchers fish recipe is a Baked Cod with Olive and Tomato Tapenade that is truly incredible. The briny olives combined with the warm, acidic tomatoes makes for a delicious, yet light topping for the mild cod fish. Plus, the fish cooks so quickly, so this dinner can be put together with minimal time, which makes my life much easier during hectic weeknights. If you want to make your own olive tapenade, you can. But I like to keep things easy and just buy it pre made. Trader Joe’s has a good one – it’s in the refrigerated section. But many stores also offer a lot of jarred options too, which can be found where the cans of olives are. At a mere 4 Points + per serving, this Weight Watchers Recipe has become one of my favorites!
Oh, how I adore salt and vinegar potato chips. I have loved these since I was a kid, and I now consider myself a connoisseur of salt & vinegar chips. But being on the Weight Watchers program, I sadly have tried to avoid them, as most of the healthier versions aren’t flavorful enough and the tasty versions are too high in Points Plus and/or loaded with a bunch of awful artificial ingredients. But then, I discovered Kettle Brand Bakes Extra Crunchy Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips, and I was in heaven. Seriously…they are perfection, and I am over the moon in love. And while my favorite way to enjoy them is straight out of the bag on a direct route into my belly, I’ve recently been incorporating them into some Weight Watchers Recipes too! One of the best is this Salt and Vinegar Chip Crusted Fish Recipe. The mild, flaky cod is covered in a crispy coating of these bold and tangy salt and vinegar chips, and the result is total perfection.
Ok, StarKist Tuna Creations may have been around for a while now, but in the instance that any of you may be unaware, I feel that it’s necessary to let you all know about them. Perfect for packing a quick lunch on a busy weekday, these portion controlled, individual packets of flavored tuna are nothing short of fantastic. They come in 5 different flavors (Lemon Pepper, Hickory Smoked, Ranch, Herb & Garlic, Sweet & Spicy), but my personal favorite is the Ranch…sooooooo good! Toss it with some fresh greens for an easy and delicious tuna salad, spread it on some whole wheat toast or crackers, or just eat it straight out of the pouch. StarKist Tuna Creations have been a life saver for me on the days I have a hectic schedule and don’t always have the time to prepare a healthy lunch.
I have recently created my new, most favorite Weight Watchers Salmon Recipe ever….this Almond Breaded Salmon is nothing short of mouth-watering perfection. The tender and moist salmon is topped with a lemony, buttery almond based breading that literally just melts in your mouth. For the breading, I used a combination of almond meal (which I found at Trader Joe’s) and panko breadcrumbs for an incredibly soft, nutty coating, that is loaded with fiber and heart healthy fats. If you can’t find almond meal, just place whole, raw almonds in a food processor, and process until they become breadcrumb-like in texture. Each of serving is just 7 Points +, so serve it with some roasted veggies and/or a light salad or a soup for a very satisfying meal. This Almond Breaded Salmon is a must make!
This Italian Marinated Salmon with Couscous Recipe is a perfect, easy and healthy weeknight dinner recipe. The salmon turns out so moist and flaky with the most delicious flavor. And when served over the whole wheat couscous, it makes for a very satisfying dish. If you are in a pinch, you can make this Weight Watchers salmon recipe even easier by just using a bottle of light Italian salad dressing instead of making the marinade from scratch. But since I like to avoid processed foods and preservatives when I can, I prefer to make the marinade myself. Each serving is just 8 Points +, and it pairs nicely with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal. Enjoy!
Gorton’s has made my life easier (and tastier!) once again with their new Simply Bake line of frozen fish fillets. Each filet comes already prepped and perfectly seasoned, and wrapped inside it’s own foil oven bag. You just pop that baby into the oven, and voila, a delicious, healthy, low Points fish dinner in just minutes. This is the perfect Weight Watchers food for busy weeknights when you want to get something healthy and tasty on the table, but are seriously pressed for time. Gorton’s does all the work for you. They are currently available in 3 different varieties: Salmon, Tilapia, and Haddock in Garlic and Herb Butter. Each serving is just 3 Points + and less than 150 calories.
We all know the incredible health benefits of salmon, but if you aren’t a big fan of this Omega 3 packed fish, then getting those recommended servings can be tough. I, myself, do not enjoy the fishy taste of salmon and always strive to create salmon recipes that don’t taste too, well, salmon-y. That’s why I LOVE this simple, light Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe. It’s incredibly easy to prepare, is just 5 Points + per serving, and it tastes fantastic. The lemon and garlic help eliminate most of the fishy taste, yet aren’t overpowering. I paired this Weight Watchers salmon recipe with some roasted Broccolini and whole wheat Israeli couscous. Delicious, easy, and low in Weight Watchers Points. And if you need to make this for a larger crown, it’s really easy to double or triple the recipe.
I’m always looking for more delicious ways to eat fish. And this Thai-Style Baked Mahi Mahi Recipe offers a wonderfully flavored, delicate white fish served a top roasted vegetables and smothered with a creamy coconut lime sauce. It was a dish that was not only colorful and beautiful, but very fresh and tasty. And each serving ended up being just 4 Points + each. Light and delicate, yet satiating,my husband and I loved this low calorie fish recipe. Cooking it in the sealed foil helps keep it moist and tender, and helps the essence of the coconut lime sauce penetrate the vegetables as well as the mahi mahi. This Thai-Style Baked Mahi Mahi is truly a satisfying Weight Watchers fish recipe.
This Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon Recipe is a perfect summer dinner idea! The maple glaze is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and it’s a great contrast to the flavor of the salmon. Topped with fresh pineapple and jalapeno, it gets a nice touch of heat and tartness. Served over the soft and mild polenta, you get a very satisfying meal. Pair it with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete dinner. It’s a very easy dish to prepare and it delivers a wonderfully fresh new way to get in those important salmon servings. I’m not really a fan of fish that tastes “fishy”, so this low calorie salmon recipe was perfect for me. I will absolutely be adding this to my rotation of Weight Watchers Salmon Recipes. Enjoy!
I love eating healthy fish recipes, and there’s question that salmon is a huge nutritional powerhouse, yet I’m not in love with the taste of salmon. So when I eat it, I need a fabulous sauce to balance the taste of the fish. This Broiled Salmon in Wine Dijon Sauce fits the bill perfectly. It has just the right amount of butter that adds the silky base to the sauce but yet is still low in Weight Watchers Points. The tang of the wine and Dijon work perfectly with the butter to create a most delicious sauce, which is truly an excellent complement to the fish. Make sure to serve the salmon over rice or with some roasted veggies to sop of all that delectable sauce! And at just 6 Points + per serving, this makes for a wonderful Weight Watchers salmon recipe that is incredibly quick and easy to prepare.
A perfectly seasoned tuna steak that makes an ideal Weight Watchers lunch or dinner recipe, this Seared Ahi Tuna is absolutely delicious. And each serving is just 4 Points +! It’s packed with healthy fat and protein and works wonderfully over a salad or rice. It also cooks really fast, so this is something you can get on the plate quickly. I actually prefer mine a little more undercooked, but since my kids were eating this dish too, I opted to cook it a little longer, as you can see in the photo. But the delicious ginger and soy flavors balance the the delicate tuna perfectly, without overwhelming it. This is definitely an easy fish recipe that tastes great, can be prepared by anyone, and is low in Points.
In another effort to get more heart healthy fish in my diet, I decided to prepare some tuna steaks. But because I don’t like fish recipes that taste, well, fishy, I always need a good sauce or marinade to help. In just a few minutes, I put this spicy jalapeno marinade together and let it sit for about 30-45 min in the fridge. Then, I just cooked them in a non-stick skillet until they were cooked through, and voila! It was very quick and easy. The jalapeno was not too spicy, so don’t be afraid to try this dish if you are not a fan of spicy foods. The lime juice and garlic really helped give a nice, balanced flavor to the tuna. This could totally be done with Ahi tuna steaks too, I just used albacore because it was readily available to me. I’d even try this marinade on chicken or vegetables to…it’s pretty versatile. But this Spicy Pan Seared Jalapeno Tuna Steaks Recipe is a great way to add some more low calorie fish recipes to your menu.