While it may officially be fall, we’ve been having a heat wave here in Southern California, so I’ve been doing my best to take advantage of last minute summer grilling! One of my easiest, healthiest, and most delicious Weight Watchers grilling recipes is this Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa. The creaminess of the avocado and the moist, buttery avocado are a perfect contrast to the tangy lime and spicy jalapeño. The flavors are bold and delicious, yet this healthy meal is only 8 Points + per serving. Pair it with steamed brown rice or quinoa and roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
If you were a fan of my Crock Pot Beer Chicken, then you must try this Oven Roasted Beer Chicken too! It’s the faster version that still maintains that wonderful beer flavor. I have made this with a variety of chicken pieces as well as with just the chicken breasts, and it all turns out wonderful, so feel free to use any cut you like. However, the Points + are based on just the chicken breasts, as they are the leanest and lowest in Points. Perfect for the beer-loving dad, this would make a fabulous Weight Watchers Father Day recipe – dad will never even know he’s eating a low calorie dish! I’m also planning on using the sauce as a marinade and grilling the chicken for a 4th of July BBQ this year, and I am confident that will be a HUUUUGE hit. I’ve made this using Guiness, Coronoa Light, and Sam Adams, and all were equally good. I’d suggest using a quality beer, if you can. Serve with some garlic bread and grilled veggies for a complete meal. Enjoy!
Sometimes, you just gotta have a big, juicy, manly, hearty burger. Last week, I had one of those days. So I put together this Blue Cheese Burger Recipe that was seriously out of this world. Each burger came out to just 9 Points +, which wasn’t bad considering how big and satisfying it was. I probably could’ve used a sandwich thin, or some other low carb hamburger bun, and shaved off an extra Point or two, but this time, I needed something BIG and carb-y. So I went with a thick, hearty, whole grain hamburger bun from Udi’s. The meat was so juicy and flavorful, and the pungent blue cheese was the most perfect complement. The next time you need a burger that is so divine it feels NOTHING like diet, food, this Blue Cheese Burger is your ticket!
Still plenty of summertime left to fire up that grill and start cooking! On of my favorite Weight Watchers Grilling Recipes is this Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Kebabs with Cucumber Yogurt Dip. Having been to the Middle East a few times, kebabs are one of the most delicious foods I’ve had there. So I wanted to create my own lighter version, and the results are pretty fantastic. The ground turkey meat is incredibly flavorful, and the cucumber yogurt dip is the perfect complement. It’s hard to believe that each serving is just 6 Points +! Truly a delicious and satisfying meal that will keep you on track with your Weight Watchers goals. So instead of burgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken, give these Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Kebabs a try instead. Enjoy!
If I’ve learned one thing from marrying an Israeli, it’s that Middle Eastern food is AMAZING. Seriously, AMAZING. I have learned so much about the fantastic flavors of the Middle East and have been there quite a few times to taste it first hand. Plus, when my in-laws come to visit us here in CA, I put them to work in the kitchen immediately and watch everything they do. Every time we visit Israel, my father in law cooks at least one huge dinner with a variety of grilled meats. One of my favorites are the chicken kebabs. And that is the recipe I’m going to share today. Now, I know you may have had grilled chicken kebabs a million and a half times, but these Lebanese Grilled Chicken Kebabs are going to be one of the tastiest you’ve ever had. The chicken is marinated in a yogurt and tomato paste marinade that is spiked with delicious seasonings. The result is tender, moist and ridiculously delicious grilled chicken kebabs that are just 3 Points + for 2 skewers! So, with summer in full force, it’s time to fire up that grill and give these Lebanese Grilled Chicken Kebabs a try.
I’m just going to get straight to the point here, this Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe was AMAZING. It was so beautiful, and full of flavor, and so incredibly easy to make. I marinated it the night before, so the chicken breasts were really tender and juicy. I grilled mine using an indoor grill pan because my husband wasn’t home, and I hate messing with the real grill. It turned out perfect, and I was able to get it on the table in about 15-20 minutes. My favorite part is the amazing tomato, mint, olive, and feta topping…OH.Em.GEE….it is incredible. So fresh and light tasting…absolutely perfect for a Weight Watchers Summer Recipe. Plus, it’s low carb, high in protein, and very satisfying for just 5 Points +. My whole family loved this, and I cannot wait to make it again. This one is a MUST try.
Need a unique and healthy new Weight Watchers Recipe idea for your grill this summer? Well these Spicy Grilled Pineapple Chicken Burgers will knock your socks off! This burger is so light ad fresh, and full of delicious, flavors. The thin sandwich round eliminates a lot of extra calories and carbs, and the pineapple helps bulk up the burger without adding more Points. The lean ground chicken patties are wonderfully seasoned and I added some diced jalapenos for an extra kick. I also whipped up a chipotle may dressing which balanced out the burger perfectly. Just 6 Points + per burger makes this a must try Weight Watchers Grilling Recipe this summer. My Spicy Grilled Pineapple Chicken Burger Recipe is great paired with some corn on the cob or roasted vegetables. It’s a must try!
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.
Here’s one for all you carnivores out there….a Skirt Steak with Romesco Sauce that is absolutely to die for. Moist, juicy grilled skirt steak served with a rich and creamy Romesco sauce that is mouth watering-ly delicious. This steak recipe is actually very easy to make and requires minimal prep. You can can get it on the table in about 25 minutes, which is key for busy weeknights. Try serving this over some fresh greens or roasted vegetables to help add some extra volume to the dish and give you more bang for your buck. If you don’t mind adding some more Points, serve it over some roasted potato wedges…OMG….it’s so good! And don’t forget to sop up that extra sauce on your plate with a low calorie roll or breadstick! Just 5 Points + for a piece of steak with the Romesco sauce is quite a deal…enjoy!
Here’s another easy and delicious way to enjoy some heart healthy salmon…with a fantastic Romesco sauce pour over it! Not only is this an incredibly flavorful salmon recipe that is just 7 Points + per serving, but it’s loaded with nutrients and vitamins too. I used zucchini in the recipe, but you can grill just about any other vegetable you want, if you prefer something different. I’ve made it with eggplants, asparagus and sauteed spinach, and it worked really with all of those. The Romesco sauce is really versatile and would also work well over chicken or eggs. And if you want to spend a few extra points, serve this salmon recipe over a grilled baguette slice…it’s soooooo good! This would make the perfect summer Weight Watchers recipe for that outdoor BBQ, and I definitely recommend giving it a try. it can also be done easily on a grill pan, if it’s too cold or rainy outside to barbeque. Enjoy!
We’ve been having some lovely weather over the past few weeks, so I convinced my husband to bust out the grill and cook up some of these Thai-inspired Cilantro Grilled Chicken Breasts for me. This is such a simple low calorie marinade recipe that adds such tremendous flavor and moisture to the chicken. Plus, it looks lovely too! It literally took me about 5 minutes to make this marinade and pour it over the chicken. The chicken turned out incredibly moist and juicy, and we all LOVED it. And at just 3 Points + per serving, this is an excellent Weight Watchers grilling recipe for your next summer BBQ. Enjoy!
Chicken Fajitas have always been a family favorite around here. My son loves assembling his own fajita, and I love that he’s eating something so healthy. To make this dish Weight Watchers friendly, I made a few adjustments to how the dish is cooked, but I also put together a tomato, lime, and garlic topping to use instead of sour cream or guacamole. I know, I know…sour cream and guacamole rock. But they can turn a healthy fajitas recipe into an all out Points demolishing fest. The tomato topping is incredibly delicious though, and adds a perfect contrast to the grilled chicken and peppers & onions. Also, by using high fiber flour tortillas, a lot more protein and fiber is added, making it a very satisfying chicken fajitas recipe. Two of these healthy fajitas are just 6 Points +. Serve with black beans and a fresh salad for a complete meal.