Brunch Stuffed Peppers Recipe – 6 Points +

Brunch Stuffed Peppers

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.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe – 6 Points +

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Lasagna has always been one of my favorite comfort food recipes, so I was excited to experiment with a fall lasagna recipe that I had been dreaming/salivating over for months. My Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna was definitely a hit and it captured all the seasonal flavors I was craving. By roasting the butternut squash, it gets nicely caramelized, which adds a wonderful flavor. So while this step does add some extra time to the preparation, it is absolutely worth it. I also prefer to leave the squash kinda chunky when I mash it, because I like the texture. But if you’d rather puree it or make it smoother, by all means, do so! You just may need to add a bit more broth to thin it out. Here’s a shot of the inside of mine:

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

And at just 6 Points + for each delicious, cheese covered serving, this Weight Watchers Fall Recipe is a must try.

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Pickled Beet, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sandwich Recipe – 6 Points +

Pickled Beet, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sandwich

First of all, let me start by saying that this photo does NOT do this Pickled Beet, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sandwich any justice. The lighting and my camera were just not cooperating with me that day, and I was unable to manage a really good shot. That being said, this unique vegetarian sandwich recipe was beyond amazing. The pickled beets worked wonderfully with the mild, yet tart, goat cheese. And the sauteed spinach added a nice dimension and lots of added nutrients. Top it all of with a crispy, toasted roll, and you’ve got one healthy and delicious Weight Watchers lunch recipe that came out to just 6 Points + per sandwich. Getting tired of the same old turkey sandwiches for lunch every day? Take this instead! Just pack the ingredients in separate containers and assemble right before you eat so that the bread doesn’t get soggy. This Pickled Beet, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sandwich Recipe will definitely shake up your lunch routine in the best, most tasty way possible.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe – 6 Points +

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or entertaining guests, this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe is absolutely fantastic. It has all the flavors of a classic Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe, but they are baked into a creamy and decadent casserole that boasts just 6 Points + per serving. I will often use rotisserie chicken for this, or I’ll cook my chicken breasts a day or two before to save time. My favorite way to roast the chicken breasts is with my slow cooker, but any method you like will be fine. The key to making this a Weight Watchers casserole is the by using quality, low calorie ingredients. The Jarlberg Lite Swiss Cheese and the Celebrity Healthy Ham (got both of these from Trader Joe’s) are two of my favorite ingredients…both very delicious, but still very low in Points. If you are craving a classic, Southern comfort food recipe, this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole will undoubtedly hit the spot. This one is must try, folks.

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Lemon Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe – 6 Points +

Lemon Spinach Pesto Pasta

One of my favorite Weight Watchers Pasta Recipes is this incredibly delicious Lemon Spinach Pesto Pasta dish. It is full of healthy ingredients, and the combination of flavors and textures is divine. I always over toast my almond slices a bit, because I like the taste, but feel free to toast yours to your own desired level. The crunch and mild sweetness of the almonds is the perfect compliment to the fresh, lemony flavor of the sauce, and the mildly wilted spinach adds lots of nutrition and volume. This allows allows for the use of less pasta, which helps keep the Points Plus value lower. I use prepared pesto because it’s easier when I’m busy. But if you have the time, you can make this dish even less Points Plus by making and using a homemade, low calorie pesto sauce instead. This is one of my go to pasta recipes and the family loves it. And I love that they are enjoying such a healthy meal!

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Chicken and Quinoa Meatball Stew – 6 Points +

Chicken and Quinoa Meatball Stew

As school starts up, and we say goodbye to these last few days of summer, my mind has already kicked in gear for fall foods. And this Chicken and Quinoa Meatball Stew Recipe is the perfect way to kick off the season. The meatballs in this dish are made with ground chicken and cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa because that’s what I had on hand, but regular quinoa works just fine), then seasoned with dry onion soup mix. The quinoa helps add volume and lots of extra nutrients to the meatballs, and is a great alternative to traditional breadcrumbs. The stew itself is simple, yet flavorful, and the potatoes make it feel so hearty and filling. It’s a low calorie stew recipe that’s big and tasty enough to satisfy, yet is light enough to not feel like cement in your stomach. And each nicely sized serving is just 6 Points +. My Chicken and Quinoa Meatball Stew was a total hit, and now I am in love with the idea of quinoa in meatballs!

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Saffron Chicken with Figs and Honey – 6 Points +

Saffron Chicken with Figs and Honey

This year for Rosh Hashanah, I decided to experiment with a new Weight Watchers Chicken Recipe utilizing some delicious, fresh fall figs, honey, and saffron. It was really quite simple to prepare and the chicken turned out so moist and juicy. The figs and honey (very traditional Rosh Hashanah ingredients) gave it a lovely sweet contrast, while sill keeping the the Points Plus value pretty low and not over powering the chicken. I served this over whole wheat Israeli cous cous (for extra Points), along with roasted broccoli and cucumber salad for a complete meal. Each chicken fillet ended up being just 6 Points +, which included the sauce and some of the figs. I was making this dish for my whole family, so I also added some chicken thighs and drumsticks, which were a huge hit. This could definitely become my new Weight Watchers Rosh Hashanah Recipe tradition!

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Butternut Squash Turkey Bolognese Recipe – 6 Points +

Butternut Squash Turkey Bolognese

Even though it’s still crazy hot here in Southern California, I can’t help but fantasizing about fall and all the delicious Weight Watchers Fall Recipes I’ll be whipping up this season! In light of my fall food fantasies, today I’m sharing this delicious and super easy Butternut Squash Turkey Bolognese Recipe. Made with a jarred butternut squash pasta sauce (I used THIS one from Dave’s Gourmet), you’ll get a healthy and mouthwatering pasta dish that’s very simple to prepate, but tastes like you’ve been slaving over the stove all day working on it. The sauce is incredible…so fresh tasting, so creamy, and yet very light. By adding the cooked ground turkey sauteed with onion and garlic, the dish becomes more hearty and homemade tasting. And the fresh basil adds the perfect finishing touch. So, if you are in the mood for fall, this light Butternut Squash Bolognese is a must try.

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Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Garlic Chicken Recipe – 6 Points +

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Garlic Chicken

I cannot even begin to express how much I LOVED this Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe. The chicken is so incredibly flavorful and moist, and there is a lot of sauce so you can really smother it (I’m a big sauce person). For some extra Points, serve it over rice, noodles or quinoa. To avoid adding any extra points, I like eating this over roasted zucchini, red onion and pineapple. Any way you decide to eat it, this Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Garlic Chicken Recipe is incredibly delicious, and is sure to be a hit with the whole family. This fix it and forget it slow cooker meal brings a lovely and delicious meal to your table with just minutes of prep work. Gotta love that. This one is a must try, folks.

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Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Kebabs with Cucumber Yogurt Dip – 6 Points +

Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Kebabs with Cucumber Yogurt Dip

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!

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Broiled Salmon in Wine Dijon Sauce – 6 Points +

Broiled Salmon in Wine Dijon Sauce

I love eating healthy fish recipes, and there’s question that salmon is a huge nutritional powerhouse, yet I’m not in love with the taste of salmon. So when I eat it, I need a fabulous sauce to balance the taste of the fish. This Broiled Salmon in Wine Dijon Sauce fits the bill perfectly. It has just the right amount of butter that adds the silky base to the sauce but yet is still low in Weight Watchers Points. The tang of the wine and Dijon work perfectly with the butter to create a most delicious sauce, which is truly an excellent complement to the fish. Make sure to serve the salmon over rice or with some roasted veggies to sop of all that delectable sauce! And at just 6 Points + per serving, this makes for a wonderful Weight Watchers salmon recipe that is incredibly quick and easy to prepare.

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Tabañero Hot Sauce Review and a New Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Tabañero Hot Sauce

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…

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