Vegetarians, you may just want to marry me after eating this burger. It is UNBELIEVABLY good. I am not a vegetarian, and I’d eat this quinoa burger a million times over again. Granted, this is a 9 Points Weight Watchers Recipe, BUT, because the burger patty is made with quinoa and white beans, it’s incredibly filling. I also used a real brioche bun, to give it that added gourmet flair. You could shave off another Point or two by using a sandwich thin or another light bread roll. The caramelized onions really give it a that extra something special, and the chipotle lime mayo ties it all in perfectly. It’s truly a unique Weight Watchers Quinoa Recipe like you’ve never had before. Pair it with a light salad, roasted veggies or a low calorie soup for a complete meal. This vegetarian burger recipe is a must try, folks.
THIS.WAS.AMAZING. Words cannot even begin to express my love for these Bacon Ranch Turkey Wraps. Salty bacon, roasted turkey, smooth American cheese, creamy ranch dressing, and crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, and onions all rolled up into a low calorie, high fiber for wrap for just 6 Points +?!?!? YES!!!!! Not only were they easy and super quick to make, but they were unbelievably delicious. Everything about this wrap worked perfectly together. I just took the idea of a BLT and altered it a bit to make it more Weight Watchers friendly. I use Flatout flatbreads a lot when I’m making wraps because they are absolutely the perfect texture and taste for it. If you aren’t tracking Points Plus, feel free to use any kind of wrap you’d like and use the full fat American cheese – the taste is slightly better. And if you want to shave off another Point or two, you could make this with turkey bacon instead of the regular bacon, but I’d advise against that and encourage you to spend the Points with the real bacon. It’s such a big player in this dish that it doesn’t quite taste the same as the turkey bacon. If you like BLT’s, then this Bacon Ranch Turkey Wrap will blow your mind. Enjoy!
French fries are AMAZING. We all love them. And if you love them as much as I do, then that’s probably one of the factors that ended up leading you to this blog of Weight Watchers Recipes – because you ate too many of them! But fear not, fellow french fry lovers…today’s Baked Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce Recipe will have you drooling with excitement at the mere thought of a hearty serving of fries smothered in a creamy cheese sauce. That’s right, these fries are incredibly delicious, and still a Weight Watchers friendly dish at just 5 Points + per serving. The fries are baked, not fried, but tossing then in egg whites first helps get that crunch on the outside, which is key. And the creamy garlic cheese sauce is excellent! This low calorie comfort recipe had me feeling like I was eating my favorite cheese fries at a local amusement park. They were THAT good. Feel free to spice up your fries with some old bay seasoning or chipotle chili powder for some added flavor. But this Baked Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce Recipe is an absolute must make. Enjoy!
Football season has only just begun, and I’m already fantasizing about all the tasty treats I plan on making for my game day table. And these healthy Baked Onion Rings with Creamy Chipotle Dipping Sauce are sure to be featured (and devoured!). My whole family loved these….even my kids gobbled them up. But the chipotle dipping sauce can get spicy, so I’d suggest keeping that part away from the kiddos. By toasting the panko breadcrumbs a bit before baking the onion rings, you get a really nice crunch to the onion ring. And if you really like a spicy dip, feel free to add more of the chipotles in adobo sauce than what I have listed in the recipe. It’s a bit of work to coat all those onion rings, but boy is it worth it! This healthy dish is a fabulous alternative to traditional fried onion rings.
If you are the type of person who has absolutely no willpower when it comes to portion controlling your guacamole, well, you came to the right blog today. I am utterly OBSESSED with guacamole, and given the right amount of tortilla chips, I could consume some seriously impressive quantities of it. I Just.Can’t.Stop.Eating It. And I make no apologies for this. Guacamole is DELICIOUS. Delicious, people! Now, as I’m sure you know, even though fresh, homemade guacamole is really healthy, it’s also really high in Weight Watchers Points Plus, due to the heart healthy fat in the avocado. Because it is so dangerously delicious, I always avoid it, unless I’m prepared to spend my entire day’s worth of Points in about 10 minutes of dipping. But THEN, the folks (superheroes) over at Wholly Guacamole, who make the most delicious pre-packaged guac, came up with these new, portion controlled mini containers of guacamole that are just 3 Points + each! Keep reading to learn more…
Gyros. I ADORE them. And when I used to live in Los Angeles, my husband and I used to go to this amazing little restaurant that sold the most delicious gyros. It was right around the corner from our apartment, and we used to walk there VERY REGULARLY for dinner. I remember how I used to stand there and literally salivate as I watched them slice that beautifully tender meat off the rotisserie. But now, being a Weight Watcher, I’d have to seriously limit my gyro consumption if I wanted to actually lose any weight. So when my friend told me about this yummy Chicken Gyros Recipe she tried from Annie’s Eats, I decided to give it a try myself and see if it would truly have the flavors and satiety to satisfy my gyro craving. Using chicken instead of lamb meat was a good start to keeping it light. I just had to add in a few more spices to give it more of an authentic gyro taste. And then I served it on whole wheat pita. I also used much simpler Tzatziki sauce method, and was very pleased with how excellent (and easy!) and was. The gyros were fantastic. If you are a gyro lover, add these Greek Chicken Gyros to your ‘Must Try’ list, asap.
These unique and delicious little treats are today’s Fabulous Food Find. Snapea Crisps Harvest Snaps are a super crunchy and flavorful snack that are 70% actual pea. That may sound odd, but I cannot tell you how much I love these things! I first bought them as a snack for my son, in a desperate effort to get him to eat more vegetables. But both my husband and I ended up falling in love with them and enjoy them regularly as a crunchy, late night snack instead of calorie laden potato chips. They have less fat and sodium, are higher in fiber, are gluten free, and have higher levels of protein and Vitamin B. Plus, each serving (22 pieces) has just 3 Points +. My favorite way to enjoy these is just straight out of the bag, but they are also excellent on salads and as a crunchy topper on casseroles. They come in four guilt-free flavors: Lightly Salted, Black Pepper, Cesar, and Wasabi Ranch. All are equally delicious and Weight Watchers friendly. They also have a Lentil Snap version too, which I haven’t tried yet. But those are also just 3 Points + per serving, and come in two flavors: Tomato Basil and Onion Thyme…sounds delicious!
Pizza. It is, without question, my absolute FAVORITE food in the world. I fantasize about it. I could eat it every single day for the rest of my life and never tire of it. I LOVE IT. My problem is that I can never stop at one or two slices. This leads to me consuming massive amounts of Weight Watchers Points whenever I am near pizza. This is not good. So, I try to create recipes that allow me to satisfy my hankering for a cheesy pizza without overdoing it on Points. When I came across this Cauliflower Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe on Pinterest, I knew that I had to try it immediately. I was skeptical, but the thought of a low carb casserole that might taste like pepperoni pizza and yet be low in Points? I was game to try. After a few attempts I switched up the original recipe and did my best to achieve a great taste, yet still keep it low in Points. I was thrilled with how delicious it was. It’s not going to taste exactly like pepperoni pizza, but it is covered in delicious mozzarella and pepperoni, and sometimes just that combo of flavors is good enough to keep me at bay. This healthy casserole comes in at just 5 Points + for 1/4 of the entire casserole, and is loaded with protein and fiber. I will for sure be making this again and again!
As you may know, I am pretty much obsessed with hot sauce. I love the heat, I love the tang, and I will put it on just about anything. So when I found out about Tabañero Hot Sauce, which is a 100% natural hot sauce, I was pretty excited to give it a try. This is truly a quality hot sauce….you can really taste the layers of flavor and the freshness if the ingredients. I also love that it delivers some heat without it completely overpowering the food. Preservative and filler free, the taste of Tabañero delivers exactly what it promises and then some. So if you are looking for a natural, healthier hot sauce as an alternative to the more common brands, then definitely give Tabañero a try. You can buy it on their website or on Amazon. And make sure to give it a try in my new Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe (6 Points +) that I featured it in! Keep reading for the recipe…
Normally, one wouldn’t imagine a bowl of steaming hot chili as a meal on a sweltering summer day, but this Crock Pot Pork Chili is so light and fresh tasting, it makes a wonderful Weight Watchers Summer Recipe. The pork is nice and lean, and the fresh lime juice really help give this low calorie chili a bright flavor boost and a summer-y feel. This is a perfect crock pot recipe for when you have a busy day ahead, as the prep work is minimal, so you can toss it all in your slow cooker and forget about it until dinner time. I also topped mine with some reduced fat sour cream (for 1 extra Points Plus) and I really loved the flavor and texture that added to the chili. But feel free to top it with other flavor fixin’s you might like: jalapenos, green onions, diced onions, shredded cheese…these are all great options. And at just 4 Points + for each large serving, this guilt free Crock Pot Pork Chili is an absolute winner.
When I first saw this Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries Recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago, I was a bit skeptical. But since I adore french fries and am always looking for/experiment with new recipes that offer a tasty and healthier alternative that is low in Weight Watchers Points, I decided to give this a try. I know that the flavor of green beans can be very distinct, so I altered the original version of the recipe I found at Dashing Dish, a bit. And I have to say, the end result was EXCELLENT!! The texture was a tad more chewy than crisp, but the taste was absolutely delicious. I have only tried this recipe with fresh green beans….maybe the texture would be better with frozen? But I made this for lunch one day, sat down with some ketchup, and went to town on these babies. Seriously, they were excellent. And just 2 Points + per serving makes this a wonderful way to satisfy my craving for gourmet french fries, but for so few Points. This has become one of my new favorite Weight Watchers Recipes, and I will be making it very frequently. Try them with my Vegetarian Philly Cheese Steak for an amazing vegetarian Weight Watchers meal!
Get the munchies often? Yeah, me too. Especially in the evening after my kids go to sleep, and I can FINALLY veg out on the couch and catch up on the DVR. Unfortunately, this situation can often get me into serious trouble. So, I’ve had to make it a point to bring a lot of tasty, low Points snacks into the house so I have something convenient to grab when I need to munch. I was THRILLED when I discovered Good Health Natural Foods Half Naked Popcorn at my local Albertson’s the other week, and couldn’t wait to get home and try them! I bought the Wild Blue Buffalo flavor and the Original. They were both so delicious!! The Wild Blue Buffalo was my favorite, but I’m a sucker for anything buffalo flavored. I didn’t get to try the Pop Chocolate flavor yet though…the store’s been out of them. You get a good 4 cup serving for just 3 Points +, which is awesome! This way, I can have a serious guilt free munch fest with no worries about racking up a ton of Weight Watchers Points.