Oh how I LOVED this Shrimp and Quinoa Paella Recipe!! I had recently had some traditional Spanish paella at a local restaurant, and it was sooooo good, it got the wheels turning in my head about how to create a healthier, lighter version of this popular dish. I decided to sub out the rice for quinoa, and I also bulked up the dish with more vegetables. Still using the traditional Spanish seasonings, my low calorie paella really was incredible. It was so flavorful and filling, and made an absolutely perfect Weight Watchers dinner recipe. We’ll be making this one again and again! Enjoy.
Enlighten your tastebuds with this incredible Garlic Shrimp Linguine Recipe! This was seriously SO GOOD, I did not want to stop eating it. The wonderful simplicity of the ingredients allows each element to shine through and add it’s own flavor boost. In one bite, you’ll get the taste of the lemony garlic shrimp, the peppery basil, and the slightly sweet and tangy sun dried tomatoes. And the red pepper chili flakes turn up the heat just a tad. It was truly a mouthful of perfection. The next time I make this, I’m going to have to double it so I can have leftovers. Even my kids ate some (though they did push aside the shrimp), and my son asked for seconds! So happy to share this amazing Weight Watchers pasta recipe with you all…it’s a MUST try.
It is a fact that I have a minor obsession with Shrimp Spring Rolls. While I love the roll itself, I am mostly just looking for a vehicle for that delicious peanut dipping sauce they come with! Sooooooo GOOD. Light, fresh, doesn’t involve cooking….perfect for a hot summer’s day lunch. Never thinking that it would be a feat I could conquer, for months, I toyed with the idea of trying to make my own Shrimp Spring Rolls. If I was able to do this, I would be able to have an endless supply of them, readily available at my whim. It was worth a shot. So I got to work and did my best to recreate a healthier, Weight Watchers Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe that would satisfy my craving, yet still be low in Points Plus. And while my rolling and display skills may not be on par with professional Shrimp Spring Roll Maker Guys, the flavor profile I established was on point!! They were absolutely delicious. And the peanut lime dipping sauce was just as tasty as I hoped and prayed it would be. And just 5 Points + for two big spring rolls with sauce! These light, fresh, low calorie Shrimp Spring Rolls make me super happy, and I make them much more often than I care to admit.
This Thai Shrimp Salad Recipe was something I literally came up with and executed in about 20-25 minutes. I had just experimented with a Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe the day before which was FANTASTIC (recipe coming soon), and I just could not stop craving the flavors. Plus, I had some leftover ingredients on hand. So, I tossed together the salad, softened the saifun bean thread noodles, and whisked up the dressing. It was absolutely delicious and very filling for just 5 Points +. The saifun bean threads really help add some bulk to the salad without adding a lot of extra Points. The shrimp and peanut lime dressing provide the protein. It was one very satisfying salad. Next time I make it though, I’ll add more vegetables…like some small sweet red peppers and sugar snap peas. I was just in such a hurry to eat, I didn’t take the time to get too creative and add a lot of color like I usually try to do. I just needed that salad in my belly…ASAP! And don’t be intimidated by the “saifun bean threads”…they are just cellophane noodles or “glass noodles”…you should be able to find them in the Asian section of your grocery store. If you aren’t concerned about Weight Watchers Points, add some peanuts for extra crunch and deliciousness.
In yet another effort to get my kids to eat more vegetables and to try new foods, I whipped up this Shrimp and Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe last week and was overjoyed at how delicious it was! At just 6 Points + per serving, you get a mouthful of wonderful flavors that combine so perfectly. The goat cheese, basil, and garlic combination is absolutely delicious, while the broccoli and tomatoes give this healthy shrimp pasta recipe an added punch of vegetables and a nice flavor balance. The shrimp give it some extra protein, which really helps to keep you full. Also, I didn’t want the broccoli taste to be too overwhelming, so I chopped it VERY fine. It was perfect! Did my kids eat it? Meh….they picked at it. But my husband and I devoured it. This is one Weight Watchers Pasta Recipe that I will definitely be adding into my regular meal rotation. Enjoy!
This Garlic Baked Shrimp Recipe is a perfect alternative to traditional Shrimp Scampi Recipes, which are typically drenched in butter and/or oil. My version still has the flavors you love, but each serving is just 4 Points +. Each bite packs tons of delicious flavor and a hint of crunch. But the best part is that this baked shrimp recipe can be prepared quickly, easily and with very little prep and few ingredients. So it’s a great Weight Watchers dinner idea when you need something on the table – fast! Even my husband, who’s not really a big fan of shrimp, enjoyed this dish. Definitely something that I’ll make again soon!
I don’t know why, but I’ve always assumed ceviche recipes would be very complicated. After all, we are talking about “cooking” fish in nothing but citrus juice. Surely there had to be some secret to this that is something only hardcore chefs know how to do. Turns out, it’s incredibly simple!! I attempted it for the first time last week, and my Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado turned out amazing. Even my super picky/critical/extremely difficult to please husband loved it. The shrimp ceviche is so fresh, light, and the perfect Weight Watchers lunch idea for a hot summer day. I ate mine with my favorite Organic Reduced Fat Tortilla Chips, and it was the perfect meal. Now that I see how amazingly easy it is to make ceviche, I’ll be making a LOT more of it in the future. Each serving is just 4 Points +, but you can making it even lighter by skipping the avocado — though I cannot do that, as I have a serious infatuation with avocado. Enjoy!
This Thai Coconut Curry Basil Shrimp Recipe is fresh, light, flavorful and satisfying, and makes a great Weight Watchers summer dinner recipe. The sweet, peppery basil complements the spicy curry perfectly, and the polenta makes a wonderful vehicle for all these fabulous flavors. This traditional Thai shrimp recipe is usually served over rice, but I like the lighter taste of the polenta. Each very nicely sized serving is just 6 Points +, and is packed with delicious flavor. Pair it with some fresh cucumber salad, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful, healthier alternative to Thai takeout that is much more Weight Watchers friendly.
Looking for a quick and easy summer casserole recipe that won’t use up a lot of Daily Weight Watchers Points Plus allowance? Well this delicious Shrimp Enchilada Casserole Recipe will definitely fit the bill. Full of fiber and protein, each satisfying serving is just 7 Points +, and is a wonderful healthy dinner idea that the whole family can enjoy. Classic enchilada flavors are combined with low calorie shrimp and bulked up with fresh vegetables in this low points plus casserole, and the end result is pretty darn tasty. It doesn’t take too long to throw together, which makes it a great choice when you need a quick and easy weeknight dinner idea that’s also Weight Watchers friendly. So get those casserole dishes out, folks!!
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If you want to indulge in a huge, 2 cup serving of a traditional Seafood Gumbo Recipe for just 4 Points +, you came to the right place today! Loaded with all the well-loved flavors of a Louisiana Gumbo, this light and healthy version skips a lot of excess fat and calories while still maintaining an amazing taste. With shrimp and crab being so low calorie and high in protein, it wasn’t too hard to make this a Weight Watchers friendly recipe. As with all traditional gumbos, the base is a roux that is slowly browned, and adds wonderful texture and flavor to the dish.
Pan fried in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce, this is one low calorie shrimp stir fry recipe that is one of my go to shrimp dinner ideas. It can be prepared very quickly, and it has fabulous flavor. The veggies bulk it up, so you get a hearty dish that’s satisfying as opposed to a skimpy portion. Each serving has just 4 Points +, which is fantastic for a main entree! Plus, I love that it’s loaded with protein and fiber, yet very low in carbohydrates. The vegetables are fresh and crisp and add a nice balance to the flavors. I like to pair this dish with a starchy side dish that may be a little higher on the Points + scale or a decadent dessert. Since I’m keeping the main dish so low in Points +, I figure I can afford to spend my Points elsewhere. :)
If you want a delicious, yet healthy pasta recipe that is oh-so satisfying, give this Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Vegetables Recipe a try, asap! I know, I know…10 Points + can seem kinda scary, but it’s really equivalent to the old Weight Watchers Pasta Recipes that were around 7 Points. So try not to freak about the Points + Value of this dish, since everyone’s daily Points Plus allowance is a lot higher now. But if you are really that freaked out, cut the serving size down to 1 cup for just 5 Points +. :) Also, keep in mind that each serving is 2 cups, which a FABULOUS serving size! It’s such a flavorful dish with so many wonderful colors and textures, it makes an ideal healthy pasta recipe to serve at a dinner party! Loaded with veggies and fiber, it has a slight Mediterranean flavor, and works well with a variety of side dishes. It’s also pretty easy to make, so you won’t be slaving all day in the kitchen!