One great thing about having my in-laws visit, is that I always pickup a few delicious Middle Eastern style recipes that taste like I’ve spent hours cooking them, but are actually quite simple. This Moroccan Apricot Chicken Recipe is just that. The chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender and is unbelievably moist and juicy. It’s rubbed in a combination of spices, seared, and then braised to perfection in the most delicious sauce. And it’s all done in one pot (you know I love those one pot meals)! This chicken turns out perfect EVERY time I cook it, and it’s become a staple for dinner parties or big family dinners. Serve over rice or couscous, along with some roasted veggies or salad for a complete meal. Enjoy!
With Easter and Passover right around the corner, this delicious Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad is a perfect and beautiful side dish for your big holiday dinner. The bright colors are a lovely nod to the spring season, and the flavor combination is nothing short of sensational. The smoky roasted vegetables with the peppery arugula and creamy feta, topped with a sweet and tangy dressing, this Weight Watchers salad recipe is sure to become a favorite. I would also suggest topping it with some grilled chicken or roasted salmon and serving it as a main course for lunch. And at just 3 Points + per serving, it’s a great bargain!
Oh, the poor turnip. It’s commonly ignored at the supermarket, while shoppers fill up their cart with all the more popular produce, and the turnip just sits there, usually beside it’s brother – the beet, going mostly unnoticed. Until now, that is. After getting some beautiful fresh turnips in my Farm Fresh to You box recently, I was eager to give the turnip a try. They are so delicious!! I cannot believe I’ve never cooked them before. I came up with this glazed turnips recipe that was absolutely delicious, and lovely to look at as well. If you’ve never had turnips before, they taste very similar to a potato, and I think they’d work great as a lighter substitute for potatoes in many Weight Watchers Recipes that call for potatoes. But when I made them on their own, as a simple and easy vegetable side dish, I definitely became a turnip fan, and promise to no longer ignore them at the grocery store.
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!
The monstrously-sized matzo ball soup from Langer's Deli
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this delicious, healthy Matzo Ball Soup Recipe! A staple at most Seders, matzo ball soup is one of the most popular Passover Recipes out there. This lighter version has less fat, less calories and more veggies, making in lower in Points +, but still full of flavor. And though the matzo ball in this soup isn’t the size of a grapefruit like the one you’ll get at Jerry’s Deli, it’s just as tasty and filling. And though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Soup Recipes, this can be a perfect Passover appetizer recipe or comforting soup to enjoy anytime.
Another Passover is about to arrive, and before we all start to drool at the anticipation of yummy, Passover goodness, keep in mind that there are awesome and easy Passover recipes that are low in calories and Point Total, and will help keep you on track with your weight loss plan. And this delicious Beef and Spinach Matzo Casserole Recipe is a great example (and Kosher for Passover!). Easy and delicious, this Matzo dish has just a 5 Point Total per serving, and though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Passover Recipes, it’s sure to be a hit with all of your weight watching friends and family.
When I found this Weight Watchers Beef Stew Recipe for the crock pot, I literally was drooling. Though I initially thought it was just a traditional beef and vegetable stew recipe, it’s actually a classic Jewish recipe for Tzimmes! I’ve had Tzimmes before, but I’ve never had it prepared with the beef and vegetables so I was so excited to give it a try, and YOWSA!! IT WAS SO YUMMY!! Hearty and delicious, this Weight Watchers Recipe for Beef Stew is an incredibly filling meal, and with 8 Weight Watcher Points per serving, it’s much lower in calories than most stews. Try serving this stew up with a tasty 0 Points Salad for a complete and tasty meal! But keep in mind that it will also make a wonderful Passover Recipe and/or Hanukkah Recipe! This Weight Watchers crock pot recipe offers a truly unique and delicious take on beef stew by adding in some non traditional ingredients like prunes, cinnamon and honey – and it is definitely worth trying!
Haroset is a traditional Jewish dish that is an integral part of any Passover meal. This Weight Watchers Haroset recipe is crunchy and sweet, and delicious sandwiched between matzo. So you can enjoy all the wonderful flavors and traditions of Passover, and yet still be able to stick to your Weight Watchers Plan. This tasty and traditional Jewish Recipe has just 2 Weight Watcher Points per serving and is loaded with all sorts of nutritional tidbits! Fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and more! And it’s much lower in calories than traditional Haroset recipes. If you want a healthy Passover Recipe to serve this year, give this Haroset a try — it’ll satiate the whole family, but still help you stay within your Daily Points Range.
This Passover, there’s no need to eliminate all the traditional holiday foods that you love and enjoy. Just use healthier, lower calorie versions of them! This Weight Watchers Roasted Brisket Recipe is the perfect main dish to serve at your Passover dinner! With just 5 Weight Watcher Points per serving, you’ll get a hearty sized portion that tastes amazing but won’t ruin your diet. Brisket is such a traditional Passover recipe, and not serving it at your Pesach dinner would be a real bummer. But with this low Points Weight Watchers Recipe, you now have a Roasted Brisket to serve to the whole family! This lightened up Jewish holiday classic is a must try. Toss in some potatoes to bulk up the dish – but let your non Weight Watcher guests eat those ;). Chag Sameach!
Everyone loves a good meatball…they are such a tasty appetizer and are perfect for any party or celebration. And this spicy BBQ meatball recipe is sure to be a hit at your holiday celebration this year! They are so easy to make and each serving of 2 meatballs is just 1 Weight Watchers Point. By making a few substitutions in the tradition hors d’ouvre recipe, its now much lower in fat and calories but still tastes fantastic, making it a wonderful Weight Watchers Holiday Recipe to serve this year. These juicy little meatballs taste so good, no one will even know that they are eating less calories than most all other meatball recipes! If you are a Weight Watcher and you want a healthy, low Point appetizer to prepare for your holiday bash, put this awesome holiday appetizer recipe into action!
Here’s another tasty Passover Recipe that’s amazingly yummy and very low in Weight Watchers Points. This will make a great side dish to your Passover meal and it tastes so good, your dinner guests probably won’t even know it’s low calorie! If you are following the Weight Watchers program, this traditional Jewish Passover recipe is a must try — you’ll love the unique flavor. Plus it’s very easy to prepare and the leftovers taste great cold too!
Matzo is a traditional staple of the Jewish Passover meal. And since so much matzo is eaten during this holiday, it’s vital to find a variety of ways to eat it. This matzo brei recipe is one I learned from my future mother in law. She uses this Passover recipe every year, and serves the matzo brei for breakfast. This traditional Jewish recipe can be enjoyed plain or sprinkled with salt. Or try it with cinnamon sugar and reduced-calorie syrup. I personally enjoy my matzo brei served with a bit of low fat cottage cheese on top. There really are many different ways to prepare this Jewish Passover recipe and yet still be able to stay on track with your Weight Watchers Points. This matzo brei recipe is SO incredibly easy and really yummy too! Give it a try and impress your Jewish friends with this traditional Passover dish! And hey, even if you aren’t Jewish and don’t celebrate Passover, this is still a pretty tasty bite!