No need to skip dessert this Thanksgiving….just try this healthier, low calorie Pumpkin Pie recipe instead. By making a few small tweaks to my mom’s traditional Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie, and switching out the high fat crust for a delicious whole wheat version, I was able to make this amazing Weight Watchers Pumpkin pie that is delicious, lovely, and just 5 Points + per serving! Other versions of light pumpkin pie recipes that I’ve seen, suggest going crustless, or, thinning out your crust as much as possible in order to lower that Points Plus value. My response to that? NO WAY!!! I loooooove pie crust. And I’m not about to sacrifice it. But I am usually pretty overwhelmed around the holidays, so I like to keep things as simple as possible. That means I buy a pre-made pie crust. No shame in my game, folks. I LOVE the Organic Whole Wheat Pie Crust from Wholly Wholesome….it tastes amazing and you’d never know it’s healthier. This is usually my go to pre-made pie crust. If you prefer to make your own pie crust from scratch, by all means, go right ahead. Just make sure to use a whole wheat pie crust recipe (there’s a ton of them that you can find through a quick Google search). So don’t pass on the pumpkin pie this year, just serve up this Low Points Pumpkin Pie Recipe, and enjoy the guilt free indulgence. Happy Thanksgiving!
If you’ve got a hankering for apple pie but don’t want to blow a day’s worth of Points Plus on a small little slice, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Apple Pie Coffee is a pretty delicious alternative. The coffee itself is practically calorie free, just be careful about what you add into it. But with a bit of reduced fat cream and sweetener, this is one tasty morning pick me up that will have you feeling a LOT less guilty. I love to have a small cup after dinner because I always crave something sweet. This coffee does the trick. And the bonus is that the caffeine gets me energized enough to write a new Weight Watchers Recipe for you all to read :).
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!
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!
Mini Apple Pies that are just 2 Points + each!??!!? YES!! I was so excited to share this recipe today because I was thrilled with how the end result of these low calorie apple pies turned out. By using filo dough instead of pie crust, I was able to cut out a lot of the extra fat and calories. I also used a healthier butter spread (Brummel & Brown) to still deliver the buttery flavor but with less Weight Watchers Points. This Mini Apple Pie Recipe is perfect for when you want to enjoy a great dessert, but not go overboard on your Points. They’d make a perfect Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe, but would also be great for a potluck, for your Super Bowl party, or just any old day of the week. You can even eat 2 of them for just 4 Points +! These Mini Apple Pies are a MUST make…they are easy, delicious, and such a fabulous bargain. Enjoy!
For the past few months, I CANNOT stop thinking about Lemon Meringue Pie. And it’s taken every ounce of discipline I have to keep myself from to the nearest Marie Callender’s and buying one. Even though lower in PointsPlus than most other pies, a slice of Lemon Meringue can still rack up the PointsPlus. The average slice has around 12-15 PointsPlus. Not exactly crazy, but definitely not a bargain. But by making a few small, healthier changes in a traditional lemon meringue pie recipe, I was able to trim off a few Points +, making each serving of 1 slice, just 8 Points +. Not bad for a dessert that truly tastes rich and decadent (this isn’t a pie made with Splenda and Fiber One, people!). Most of the other low calorie lemon meringue pie recipes I found online just sacrificed too much flavor, and/or used a lot of artificial sweetener, which I am not a fan of. When I want pie, I want PIE….not something that tastes like chemicals served on cardboard. When the taste is good, it makes me feel satisfied, and I’m less likely to go eating something else because my need for fabulous pie wasn’t met. So, if you are looking for a tasty, yet much more Weight Watchers friendly pie recipe for dessert this weekend, give this one a try, and enjoy the light & lemony flavors — they are HEAVENLY!
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It’s in the high ’80’s here today in SoCal, and so for tonight’s dessert, I’m making one of my favorite low calorie ice cream pie recipes! I got this Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie Recipe from Eating Well, but made just a couple of changes to perfect it and make it more Weight Watchers friendly. The perfect combination of sweet and tart, this frozen dessert recipe will not disappoint…it tastes so decadent and it’s surprisingly pretty good for you! Each slice has just 4 Points + and is also deliciously enhanced by a dollop of fat free whipped cream, which will not affect the Points + value. If you are looking for a good summer dessert recipe that will make everyone happy but still keep you on track with your Daily Weight Watchers PointsPlus Allowance, give this super delicious pie a try — ASAP!
Looking for a great, low Points Plus Dessert Recipe? Try this delicious Blueberry Tart, and you’ll swear you’re not dieting. Full of flavor and healthy fats, this dessert actually packs a pretty powerful punch when it comes to nutrients. If you’re going to eat dessert, why not eat one that’s actually pretty good for you and chock full of vitamins and antioxidants? With just 4 Points + per slice, you can enjoy a super yummy dessert that’s made with REAL ingredients…not artificial sweeteners. It’s creamy, sweet, tart and absolutely decadent. Serve it as a treat for the family after dinner, or take it to a potluck and impress all your friends and family with your incredibly delicious and HEALTHY dessert!!
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Make ahead Casserole Recipes are a lifesaver for me during the hectic week. I prepare them over the weekend, pop them in the freezer, and then have a fast go-to meal on hectic days. One of my favorite Weight Watchers Casserole Recipes is for Turkey Shepherd’s Pie. By using lean turkey, and by making a few other simple substitutions, I was able to take a traditional Shepherd’s Pie recipe and turn it into a much healthier option. Still full of flavor and just as satisfying, but with only 8 Points + per serving. Try serving with this tasty 0 Points + Salad Recipe as a healthy side dish!
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Ok, I need to be honest about my occasional need for the desire to eat something that has absolutely no nutritional value, but tastes insanely good. And sugary, Frozen Butterfinger Pie falls into that category. I mean, really, who doesn’t love Butterfingers!?!?! And whoever decided to put it into a pie is a flippin’ genius. However, if I want to stay on track with my Weight Watchers Points Range, I needed to seek out a lower calorie version of this popular, yet simple dessert recipe. Thanks to Aimee’s Adventures, I found this delicious Butterfinger Pie Recipe! I altered her version a bit to make it a little bit more Weight Watchers friendly, but it still tastes fabulous. Though this isn’t an official one of Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes, I think it’s a great dessert idea for anyone who is watching their Points but has a SERIOUS sweet tooth (and Butterfinger craving)!
With all the food filled holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start stocking up your arsenal of delicious, yet low calorie Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Recipes and Weight Watchers Christmas Recipes. And with Thanksgiving being the first in the lineup, we’ve got one tough holiday feast to conquer! And this delicious Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Recipe is a great dish to add to your lineup of low calorie Thanksgiving recipes! Creamy and delicious, this dessert recipe uses a light graham cracker crust instead of the traditional pie crust recipe. In my opinion, I think it actually tastes better and it helps us cut a lot of calories and Weight Watchers Points from this dish.
Here’s another tasty holiday dessert recipe that is sure to go over very well with your dinner guests! It’s incredibly easy to make, tastes fabulous and is a great Weight Watchers Christmas Dessert to enjoy, if you are counting your Points. This apple cobbler recipe or apple streusel recipe, is great to make in lieu of an apple pie because it will save you a lot of Weight Watchers Points, but still have the same general taste as your traditional apple pie recipe. Another thing I liked about this dish was that it was SO easy to serve. Most apple cobblers, streusels or pies can get messy when served in the usual pie dish. When I made this for a dinner party, I prepared individual servings in little dessert bowls, and simply set them out for guests to grab as they mingled around. It looked so CUTE and was a unique, gourmet way of serving it. And of course, it tasted so good, no one knew that each serving of these cute little serving was so low in calories. If you are a Weight Watcher, the holidays can be tough — so give this low calorie apple streusel recipe a try this Christmas and enjoy a traditional holiday treat without all the extra fat and calories!