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.
Trader Joe's Tom Yam Soup
While browsing through the frozen foods section at Trader Joe’s, I cam across today’s Fabulous Food Find…their Tom Yam Soup. If you aren’t familiar with this soup (also called Tom Yum Gai Soup, Tom Yum Kai Soup), it’s a traditional Thai soup made with coconut milk, lemongrass, various vegetable and Thai spices and is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors. Some variations are made with shrimp or chicken. The Trader Joe’s version is made without meat or any meat products, so it’s a great Weight Watchers vegetarian soup idea, too. It’s made with spinach and mushroom wontons which were SO AMAZINGLY more tasty than I anticipated! And the broth is full of the Thai flavors I adore. The spices all come in their own little packet, so you can add or as much or as little as you’d like to control the heat. Wanna learn more? Keep reading!!
The monstrously-sized matzo ball soup from Langer's Deli
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this delicious, healthy Matzo Ball Soup Recipe! A staple at most Seders, matzo ball soup is one of the most popular Passover Recipes out there. This lighter version has less fat, less calories and more veggies, making in lower in Points +, but still full of flavor. And though the matzo ball in this soup isn’t the size of a grapefruit like the one you’ll get at Jerry’s Deli, it’s just as tasty and filling. And though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Soup Recipes, this can be a perfect Passover appetizer recipe or comforting soup to enjoy anytime.
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Despite all the tasty fall recipes that can destroy your diet faster than you can say Pumpkin Pie, with the abundance of fall vegetable recipes, it’s not hard to find a lot of delicious low Points dishes you can incorporate into your plan without missing out on fall flavors. One of my favorite seasonal staples, is this tasty, low calorie Butternut Squash Soup Recipe. It’s creamy, tasty and full of fiber, but low on Weight Watchers Points. In fact, each super yummy serving has just a 3 Point Total. By incorporating a few of the basic ingredients from traditional brown butter sage sauce recipes, this Butternut Squash Soup is sure to please your palate without punishing your waistline.
This delicious, low calorie Wedding Soup Recipe is a real treat for any Weight Watcher! The serving size is fantastic, and the soup leaves you feeling full and satisfying. It’s full of flavor, texture, and meatballs, and I found it hard to believe that this was a low calorie soup. So if you are getting a bit tired of eating Weight Watcher 0 Point Vegetable soup over and over again, do your self a favor and give this Italian Wedding Soup with Meatballs Recipe a try. Yes, I know it’s not 0 Points, but if you love wedding soup, this 2 Point version is WELL worth it!