The ultimate in comfort food, this healthy minestrone soup recipe is a great way to fill up and feel incredibly satisfied without using many Weight Watchers Points. It’s thick and hearty…almost more like a stew, and is loaded with vegetables and fiber. The tomato based broth is seasoned just perfectly, and the spinach adds a nice touch. Each serving is just 4 Points +, so feel free to pair this with a bread stick and salad for a complete, guilt free meal. When I made this minestrone, I used a high fiber alphabet pasta (it was what I had on hand for the kids), but any kind is fine. Though I suggest using something small, like ditalini. The soup also reheats very well…I actually froze individual portions so I could just grab one from the freezer on hectic days where I needed a quick lunch. This feel good Winter Minestrone is as healthy as it is delicious, and I highly recommend giving it a try. Enjoy!
As healthy a it is delicious, this surprisingly low calorie Tomato Basil Caprese Soup Recipe is a wonderful Weight Watchers Soup Recipe to help fill you up without using a lot of those precious Points Plus. Each serving is just 3 Points +, and that includes a nice, 1oz slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. In my photo above, these cheese actually sank a little bit because I used a bit too much broth, and the soup was thinner than what it should be. So, these cheese wasn’t able to melt as easily. But, if the soup is the right texture, these cheese will sit nicely, right on top while you broil it, and melt over the soup in an ooey, gooey, heavenly layer of deliciousness. Roasting the tomatoes and garlic give this tomato basil soup such a gourmet flavor, and is so much healthier. Pair this light toamto soup with your favorite sandwich or salad, and it will definitely help you feel more satisfied. It is DELICIOUS. Enjoy!
With my recent supply of beets that I received in my Farm Fresh to You package, I decided to attempt one of my husband’s favorite soups…borscht. I had never had it before, so I did some research and found a few traditional borscht recipes that looked pretty good. I made a few changes enhancements to the recipes and I was really quite surprised at how good cold, pink soup could be. It was very creamy and flavorful, and actually very, very healthy. With temperature still being quite hot here in Southern California, this cold soup was a delight to eat on a hot summer’s night. My husband, who grew up eating borscht on a regular basis even said my Summer Borscht Recipe would make his grandma envious! The combination of sweet and tangy flavors in this creamy soup work perfectly. It’s a great way to fill up without using many Weight Watchers Points. Plus, it’s pink soup…and it just looks really cool. Enjoy!
Lately, I have been really craving corn. I know that’s an odd craving, but maybe knowing that the end of summer is just around the corner, my taste buds are trying to savor every last kernel of the season. So I went to work in the kitchen to whip up a healthy corn chowder recipe, also utilizing some beautiful fresh scallops I had just purchased. I decided to use some roasted corn (like this one from Trader Joe’s). I love the smoky taste that roasted corn has, and it worked perfectly with the chipotle seasonings I used in the chowder. The delicate flavor of the pan seared scallops was absolutely amazing in this hearty and very filling chowder. I also added in some of my favorite real bacon bits, which complemented the dish perfectly. This Scallops and Roasted Corn Chowder recipe turned out flawless! It was so incredibly delicious. Even my 1 year old daughter gobbled it up (although, that girl eats EVERYTHING, bless her heart). And at just 5 Points + per serving, this Scallops and Roasted Corn Chowder Recipe is a must try.
Even though we are in the midst of summer heat, I came across a super amazing Mushroom Soup Recipe at Season with Spice. It simply looked too good not to try, and I happened to have a lot of extra mushrooms in the fridge, so despite the 96 degree temperature outside, I got to work re-working her recipe into something more Weight Watchers friendly. I nixed a few fattening ingredients, and used my good-old-reliable-use-it-in-just-about-everything ingredient, nonfat Greek yogurt as a substitute for the heavy cream. I was very happy with how well it turned out – creamy, light, and perfectly seasoned. The addition of the white wine gave it more of a luxe feel, and the nutmeg in the this mushroom soup has such a nice “holiday” taste that I would make this as appetizer for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. Since we are nowhere near those holidays now, I served this with a light, low calorie sandwich recipe for a perfect and healthy lunch. And at just 1 Points + per serving, this healthy mushroom soup recipe is a great way to help fill you up before a meal without sacrificing a lot of Weight Watchers Points.
The perfect, quick weeknight dinner recipe, this delicious Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage Soup is not only super easy to prepare in a pinch, you get a whole 2 cup serving for just 5 Points +! And it’s nice to enjoy such a satisfying dish without using up so many Weight Watchers Points, so that means there’s room for dessert :). Bulked up with veggies, trimmed down with extra lean beef, and drowning in a tangy, sweet & sour broth, this soup is oh so flavorful and very filling. With the winter weather really kicking in, this hot and hearty soup is a great low calorie meal idea!
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Happy Halloween!! After a night of trick or treating, and trying your best to avoid the barrage of candy, come home and treat yourself to the amazingly delicious, and low calorie, Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup Recipe. Creamy and thick, and seasoned with amazing Fall spices, this pumpkin soup is not only tasty, it’s super healthy too. With lots of fiber, and a good dose of protein, each 1 cup serving has just 3 Points +. Pair it with a fabulous fall salad, and you’ve got yourself one awesome Halloween Night dinner that tastes incredible and is Weight Watchers friendly. Granted, this recipe does take some work, but the roasted flavor of the apples and pumpkin in what gives this dish it’s unique taste. Most other versions call for using canned pumpkin, which can certainly be done, but I so love the flavor of the fresh, cooked pumpkin. Enjoy!! And stay away from that candy bowl!!
Need a quick, ready made soup for lunch that’s healthy, low calorie and delicious? Check out Amy’s Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque! It’s the best tomato soup I’ve ever had, and it’s just 3 Points Plus per serving. It’s made with just 8 natural, all organic ingredients, and it makes the perfect guilt free side dish to any tasty Weight Watchers Sandwich Recipe.
Traditionally, a tomato based cold soup made with raw vegetables, this version calls for roasting or grilling the vegetables first, to add a delicious smoky flavor. Light and refreshing this Roasted Tomato Gazpacho is just 1 Points + for a cup and is jam packed with fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C. It’s so flavorful and satisfying and goes great with your favorite salad or sandwich. The first time I made this, I served it in little cups as an appetizer for a party…and it was a huge hit! This is a super tasty way to get your veggie servings in too. Enjoy!
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It’s no doubt, fall is HERE!!! And I am super excited to start blogging some of my favorite, and oh so yummy Weight Watchers Fall Recipes. There are some seriously good low Points Recipes coming up, you may just never leave your kitchen! To kick things off to a tasty start, today I’m sharing my Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bisque Recipe that is to die for. So rich and flavorful, and FULL of fiber and antioxidants. It’s a delicious fall soup recipe that’s a great idea for a low calorie Thanksgiving side dish, a healthy soup recipe for lunch, or a delicious low Points Plus dinner idea. With just 3 Points + per serving, it’s a very satisfying accompaniment to any meal and will definitely help fill you up.
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French onion soup is one of my all time favorite dishes…it’s loaded with flavor and smothered with cheese and toasted bread – what’s not to like? But a traditional French Onion Soup recipe can run pretty high in fat and calories, costing a lot of Weight Watchers Points +. My lower calorie version boasts just 5 Points + per serving for a very nice sized bowl (notice I did not say “cup”) with a full slice of bread and some cheese on top. It tastes just as good as more fattening versions and it’s surprisingly quite filling. This healthy French Onion Soup Recipe makes a great low calorie lunch and works great when paired with a light salad or some roasted veggies. Enjoy!
It is my firm belief that the French can do no wrong when it comes to food. I will eat ANY French food. Seriously. I even enjoyed escargot. Rich, creamy traditional bisque recipes are something that I think are truly delicious and are always a hit when I serve them to my family. One weekend, a few months ago, my husband took me out to a fancy French restaurant, where I threw my Points Plus allowance to the wind, and I indulged in the most sensational foods. It was GLORIOUS. One of the things I ordered was a Crab Bisque in a Bread Bowl that was to die for. But after I got home and started calculating the Points Plus that were in crab bisque recipes, I was shocked. How can so many calories fit into a small bowl of liquid?!!? So I became determine to create a healthy low calorie crab bisque that I could enjoy more frequently and without the guilt. By bulking this dish up with some veggies, I was able to maintain the divine creamy texture and rich flavors without all the unnecessary fat and calories. I also got rid of the heavy cream and high fat butter and used some alternative ingredients that did the trick just fine. The end result was fabulous! Each 1 cup serving is just 3 Points +, which I think is fantastic for such a delicious tasting bisque.