My Red Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Raisins is one of my good old reliable Weight Watchers Salad Recipes that I’ve relied on for whenever I need a pretty and tasty salad in just a few minutes. You get the crunch of the fresh cabbage combined with the sweet, chewy raisins, salty blue cheese, and the nutty walnuts, all just exploding with deliciousness in each bite. This salad also offers a great way to get in some heart healthy fats from the incredibly good for you walnuts. Each nicely sized serving is just 4 Points +, and it goes great paired with variety of meals. I’ll often add some chicken, hardboiled egg whites, and a slice of crumbled bacon if I want to bulk it up and have it as an entree salad. But it’s really versatile and works well with a variety of main courses. I highly recommend giving this cabbage salad a try!
Nothing says classic American comfort food to me like a homemade chicken pot pie. It’s so hearty and filling, and always feels good on a chilly fall or winter day. But traditional chicken pot pie recipes can be pretty high in fat and calories. By making a few changes and using a reduced fat crescent roll dough for the crust, I was able to create a chicken pot pie recipe that clocks in at just 4 Points + per serving and tastes every bit as good as it’s more fattening version. My husband absolutely loved this Weight Watchers recipe, and I take that as the ultimate success indicator, since he is pretty picky. I made this originally as a 6 serving recipe at 4 Points + per serving, but if you want a bigger piece of the pie, you can make it 4 servings for 6 Points + per serving. Either way, this low calorie Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is a fantastic bargain. Enjoy!
Ahhhhh…spaghetti squash. I was introduced to the awesomeness of this vegetable many years ago, and we’ve had many happy meals together since. Today, I’m sharing my Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Bake Recipe, which features my favorite squash and utilizes it to create a creamy, cheesy and satisfying dish that is absolutely delicious. I added in some chicken sausage for extra flavor and added protein. It takes a bit more time to make, simply because the squash needs to be roasted beforehand, but it’s well worth the effort. If you are really pressed for time, you can microwave the squash fully, instead of roasting it. I prefer the roasted flavor, but the microwave option works just fine. Using the squash instead of pasta noodles saves a ton of Weight Watchers Points, and offers a lot of extra nutritional benefits as well. Plus, it just tastes delightful! This Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Bake was rich, velvety, cheesy, and everything I had hoped for…and all for just 4 Points + per serving.
This recipe was created recently one evening, towards the end of a week from hell. Both of my kids and my husband were sick, we just had family who was visiting leave, so the house was a mess, and I hadn’t meal planned, so I had to fly by the seat of my pants when putting together dinner. I had just a few staples lying around, so I decided to create this easy, yet delicious Green Olive and Lemon Chicken Recipe. It came out to just 4 Points +, and it was absolutely delectable. The perfect amount of tang from the lemons, and just the right saltiness from the olives. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein, it was also very satisfying. I was lazy and didn’t halve my olives, but I suggest doing that so that the olive flavor can be more evenly distributed. It was so good, and so easy, it’ll definitely be added into my regular meal rotation. Enjoy!
With the holidays closer than we think, I’m already in the midst of planning my holiday menus. And this Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries, Walnuts and Blue Cheese Recipe will absolutely be making an appearance on my table this year. It’s such a delicious way to get in those veggie servings, and you get the bonus of the healthy fat and nutrients from the nuts. The sweet dried cranberries, touch of maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar help to take some of the bitterness out of the brussel sprouts too. If you prefer, you could even slice the brussel sprouts thinly, instead of just halving them….this may make it more palatable to the brussel sprout naysayers. So if you haven’t been a fan of brussel sprouts in the past, this may the right recipe to reel you in. But truly, this dish was wonderful, and my husband and I really enjoyed it. Each serving is just 4 Points +, making these Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts an excellent Weight Watchers Holiday Recipe idea. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie is such a traditional American dessert…it’s so comforting and it really connects you to such a wonderful time of the year – fall and the Thanksgiving holiday. Well, with this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe, you can start your day with the flavor of pumpkin pie in a classic, steel cut oatmeal. This recipe was something I’d been meaning to play around with for quite a while. I simply followed the instructions on my oatmeal package, but subbed out some of the milk and water for pumpkin puree. To avoid adding sugar, I used some vanilla extract, and instead of milk, I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze to add more sweetness. But if you prefer, you can absolutely use some non-fat milk instead. The texture of the oatmeal was perfect, and I topped it with a drizzle of maple syrup for added flavor. This is such a hearty and healthy breakfast recipe that is just 4 Points + per serving, and it is wonderfully gratifying and satisfying. Enjoy!
As far as low calorie prepared frozen desserts go, Skinny Cow takes the cake, in my opinion. I have tried just about every single one of their frozen sweet treats, and I have yet to be disappointed. And their new Cookies ‘n Dough Candy Bars Made with Low Fat Ice Cream are no exception – they are delicious! Just the perfect size that leaves me feeling satisfied and my craving feeling conquered. It’s the perfectly portion controlled goodie for when you need a sweet fix, STAT. With just the right amount of chocolate, caramel, ice cream and cookie dough chunks, I don’t feel deprived and I don’t feel guilty! At just 4 Points Plus per bar, Skinny Cow Cookies ‘n Dough Ice Cream Bars are a fantastic way to treat yourself.
This Roasted Citrus Herb Chicken Recipe is a lovely dish that is simple enough for a casual weeknight dinner and elegant enough for a dinner party. Best of all, it is moist, juicy, perfectly flavored, and just 4 Points + per serving. I will often add chicken drumsticks and thighs into this recipe too, but keep in mind that the Points Plus value is only for the chicken breasts. The thighs and drumsticks would most likely be an extra Point or two. But it’s great if you are serving a lot of people and want to present a variety of different cuts of chicken. Serve over some brown rice along with some fresh roasted vegetables or a baked potato for a complete meal. But if you want a delicious and flavorful Weight Watchers Chicken Recipe that is so simple to prepare and is really low in Points, then my Roasted Citrus Herb Chicken is an excellent option. Enjoy!
No longer just for kids, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs Baked Puffed Snacks are ridiculously yummy, and surprisingly Weight Watchers friendly. This classic snack just got some new bigger and bolder flavor options, each of which are just 4 Points + for each impressively sized serving of 41 goldfish. You can now get them in Mega Cheese, Buffalo Wing, Salsa Con Queso, and Cheddar Bacon. WOW. Just typing those flavors has got me salivating! These are perfect for when you need a crunchy snack that is incredibly flavorful, but still low enough in Points to help keep you on track. To keep from going overboard, I like to buy a bag or two, and then divide up servings into individual Ziploc baggies. That way, when I’m craving a snack, I can just grab a little bag and go. This is also key for keeping me from eating half the bag during my late night munching. Toss them in your purse, briefcase, lunch bag, glove compartment…wherever you need to store some emergency snacks. Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs Baked Puffed Snacks are truly delicious and while they aren’t a nutritional powerhouse, they are a very tasty snack to indulge in on occasion.
So, I can’t help but feature another butternut squash recipe in anticipation of autumn. Emily Koenigsberg, author of Emily Bites , was kind enough to share this yummy version of a seasonal favorite. By the way, Emily Bites is another great recipe blog for those following Weight Watchers!
This butternut squash soup recipe is easy and is only 4 Points+! It’s also perfect for a crisp fall day, which should be right around the corner as we transition out of summer. Just curl up and enjoy the rich, comforting taste.
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.