A few weeks ago, I bought a new toy for myself…the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter. This nifty little gadget allows me to very easily turn whole zucchini into lovely, uniformly shaped zucchini noodles in just a few seconds. This is a lot easy that performing this task with my mandolin slicer, and it’s really quite fun. Eager to put my Veggetti to the test, I whipped up this deliciously fresh and light Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Lemon Chive Sauce Recipe. I made it as a quick, no-cook side dish to a Sunday brunch, and it was excellent. Very light, lemony, and simple, it came out to just 2 Points + per serving. I can’t wait to play around with the Veggetti and see what other great new Weight Watchers Recipes I can create!
Frittata is such a fancy word for what it really is – basically, Italy’s version of an open faced omelet. And don’t let that fancy word fool you into thinking it’s some complicated dish, because it’s one of the easiest egg recipes ever. I love to make a frittata for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner…whatever! It’s easy delicious and very low in Points Plus. And it takes just minutes to make. To keep my version light, I use all egg whites. You can absolutely use whole eggs or Egg Beaters instead, if you prefer. I also use a good, reduced-fat sharp cheddar for some extra flavor. The wonderful flavor of the onions and vegetables make a perfect enhancement for the mild egg whites too. You can really use any veggies you want in this frittata, but I chose bell pepper rings and cherry tomato slices because I love the touch of acidity and flavor they add. But I love to mix it up all the time with whatever veggies I have on hand. This is a great Weight Watchers Easter Brunch Recipe idea!
Spring is just around the corner, and I’m eager to welcome in the warm sunshine! And one of my favorite ways to celebrate spring is with fresh, bright salads. This Kale, Strawberry and Avocado Salad is just the ticket. It is an excellent dish for when you want to pack a TON of nutrition into one serving, as it’s loaded with heart healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and important dietary fiber. This sweet and salty salad would be a perfect Weight Watchers Easter Brunch Recipe, if you are scouting out some good ideas. I also love to toss in couple of tablespoons of feta cheese when I want to add in another flavor dimension. At just 5 Points + per serving, this healthy and delicious salad is a must try! Enjoy.
After making these Ground Turkey Sausage Patties, I will never buy pre-made sausage from the store again! Super easy to make, and boasting a wonderfully fresh and multi-note flavor, I was so excited to create a good, reliable homemade turkey sausage recipe. The turkey is mixed with spices and then left to sit overnight in the refrigerator, so all you have to do in the morning is cook them. Turkey can be a bit difficult to work with, as it can tend to be quite dry when cooked. So make sure not to overcook them. You can also add more olive oil to the meat, if Weight Watchers Points aren’t a concern. This is an absolutely ideal Weight Watchers Christmas recipe that you can prepare for Christmas morning, perhaps alongside my Baked Pumpkin French Toast. It would also work really well for Easter or Sunday Brunch. They are delicious, low calorie, and incredibly easy…I highly recommend giving them a try, ASAP!
I do not even know where to begin to accurately express my love for these monstrously delicious Brunch Stuffed Peppers. Not only are they incredibly quick and easy to prepare, they are filled with amazing, savory flavors that will make you forget you actually eating something low calorie and low in Points. They key here is not skimping on the bacon and cheese. Yes, you read that right. The rest of the ingredients are all on the lighter side, so I decided to be a bit heavy handed with the bacon and cheese. Sure, you could probably shave a Point or two off by using fat free cheese or turkey bacon, but the flavor of this Weight Watchers brunch recipe is dramatically enhanced by using the good stuff. My most favorite bacon to use is THIS one from Applegate Farms. It’s lower in sodium than most bacon and is nitrate free, which I LOVE. I adore these Brunch Stuffed Peppers so much that I’m planning on making them for Christmas morning breakfast this year instead of my Baked Pumpkin Pie French Toast. Yes, they are that good.
Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite vegan soup recipes that is not only insanely delicious, but it’s full of healthy ingredients, and each large serving is incredibly satisfying. It’s loaded with beautiful greens like peas, asparagus, basil and spinach, and it asserts that deliciously fresh, spring-like flavor. At 5 Points + per serving, it makes a healthy and hearty Weight Watchers lunch idea, served with fresh bread or a baked potato. If you prefer your soup a little more thin, just add more of the vegetable broth, as desired. Also, feel free to play around with the strength of the seasonings, using more or less as your tastes prefer. But this Spring Minestrone Recipe is definitely a dish that will have you feeling good. Enjoy!
If you are in the mood for a bit of a Points splurge for a an absolutely delicious and decadent breakfast recipe, then this Baked Egg Bread Boat Recipe is just the ticket. I came across this recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon, and decided to play around with it a bit to make it more Weight Watchers friendly. Just a few small changes, and my Baked Egg Bread Boat turned out SO good! For 9 Points + you get an entire sourdough demi baguette filled with baked in egg whites, cheese and veggies. Seriously delicious. It’ can be a little tricky getting the right cut into the bread…I plan on attempting this recipe a few more times to see if I can do it better and get a better picture. But overall, it’s really an easy breakfast or brunch recipe to make and the flavors and textures are incredible. I can’t wait to make this again! This is a wonderful Weight Watchers breakfast idea for those days when you need your carb fix. Enjoy!
Looking for a new Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipe idea? These Italian Egg (Whites) over Polenta with are delicious! It’s kind of like a unique version of Chicken Parmigiana, with eggs instead of chicken, and polenta instead breading. It is SO good! And just 6 Points + per serving, so you get a very savory and filling meal without using up a lot of those precious Points. This is a really versatile dish that can also be prepared for lunch or dinner too. In fact, the first time I made this, it was for dinner. The traditional Italian Eggs recipe uses whole eggs, which you could certainly do instead if you don’t mind spending a few more Points. I make it for my husband like this, and I cook the egg for about a minute less so that it’s runny. He LOVES it like this. I prefer it with my egg white version. :) But either way, this is one tasty and unique egg recipe that will add some excitement to breakfast! Enjoy.
Always willing to experiment with new Weight Watchers Salmon Recipes, I found myself head over heels in love with this amazing Poached Salmon Pasta Salad Recipe that I came across a few months ago and and recently re-vamped. For just 5 Points +, you get a nice sized serving of this healthy pasta recipe that’s full of protein and fiber and very low in fat. The capers and yogurt cream sauce are the perfect compliment to the lemon and wine poached salmon. The artichokes also add more bulk to the dish so that you can get more bang for your buck. Next time I make this, I think I’ll add in some roasted zucchini and cherry tomatoes to bulk it up even more — as I’ve previously mentioned in past posts, I’m ALL about big portions! This is definitely a flavorful and easy pasta salad recipe that is not only filling and tasty, it’s incredibly good for you too. And it’s a great idea if you are looking for a new and unique way to prepare salmon.
Inspired by one of my favorite French recipes, I created this incredibly delicious Lavender Chicken Recipe with Asparagus. It’s so fresh and light, and makes the perfect summer or spring dinner idea. The delicate lavender flavor is absolutely divine and is perfectly balanced. I also love the idea of using this as an Easter brunch or dinner recipe since the beautiful lavender flowers make it as aesthetically pleasing, as it does tasty. It’s a surprisingly easy chicken recipe that has just 4 Points + per serving, making it a great Weight Watchers meal idea. The only key to this recipe is getting your hands on some lavender cooking oil and lavender flower herbs. I actually used a lavender infused truffle oil from Uncle Berch (maker of the AMAZING Chipotle Pepper Jam) the first time I made this, but a lavender infused olive oil works just as well, and is easier to find. You can buy it online, at a Sur La Table, or Williams Sonoma. As for the lavender flower herbs, you can also buy these online or in a local gourmet culinary store. I found some at Whole Foods and Henry’s Market. This is truly an amazing and unique chicken recipe that not only is fantastic, but a great way to keep you on track with your Weight Watchers plan and add a little variety and French flair to your plate. Enjoy!
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!
I once had an AMAZING Crab Eggs Benedict at a restaurant in Malibu, and ever since then, I salivate at the mere thought of crab, hollandaise sauce and egg on a toasted slice of English muffin. Because it’s a breakfast recipe that I know isn’t very Weight Watchers friendly, I have avoided it, only indulging once in a great while. This past weekend, I was determined to make a healthier version that was low in Points Plus so I could eat Crab Eggs Benedict more frequently. Knowing that the two most fattening components in this dish are the hollandaise sauce and the egg yolk, I knew sacrifices had to be made. The first thing I did was use a poached egg white, instead of a whole poached egg. Yes, I know that this means there’s no runny egg yolk on the eggs Benedict. But I don’t feel that it affects the overall flavor of the whole dish very much. Now, when it came to the hollandaise sauce, there was no way I was going to NOT use it. I am the kind of girl who is all about condiments and sauces, so I had to find a way to make this happen. I decided to try out a holladaise sauce recipe using liquid egg substitute instead of eggs and using my favorite butter alternative – Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread. It worked perfectly! The sauce was delicious, and flavorful and exactly as I had hoped for. But it was a lot less calories than traditional hollandaise. A few other minor alterations to my Crab Eggs Benedict, and the delicious dish was a hit! And just 5 Points + for the whole thing. Now I can eat my favorite breakfast on a very regular basis. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!