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!
Who says you only have to drink your Guinness beer? This St. Patrick’s Day, you can eat your Guinness with this hearty and savory, Guinness Beef Stew Recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, this beef stew is prepared very quickly, and then spends the rest of the time simmering on the stove while wafting delicious aromas all through the house. If the sensational smell doesn’t have your mouth watering, the first bite of this low calorie stew certainly will. The Guinness flavors the beef perfectly, and it makes for an outstanding dish that is not only satisfying and delicious, but very Weight Watchers friendly at just 6 Points + per serving. So, if you are tired of eating corned beef every St. Patrick’s Day, try this Guinness Beef Stew as a delightful alternative. Enjoy!
Well, fall is officially here (since Saturday!) and it’s time for some of the best Weight Watchers Fall Recipes to start making their way to my blog. To kick things off, I decided to do this Crock Pot Pumpkin Lentil Stew. It’s a very healthy dish that’s incredibly filling, and is an excellent Weight Watchers Vegan recipe for those who eat Vegan (just leave off the yogurt). I fed this to my 13 month old, and she LOVED it. Simmering in the crock pot all day made everything so tender and flavorful…the spices were perfect. And the lime juice gives it just a bit of zing. In fact, the next time I make this, I will use more lime juice. If you want a good, hearty fall stew recipe that will really fill you up for just 4 Points +, then this Crock Pot Pumpkin Lentil Stew is your ticket. Enjoy!
For as long as I can remember, I have adored dumplings. There is just something about chewy, lumpy balls of dough that get me all excited. This might also explain my infatuation with cookie dough. But given that dumplings are flour based, they can add up to some serious calories and Weight Watchers Points, so I’ve tried to avoid them. But this Crock Pot Chicken Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings puts a lighter and healthier spin on traditional dumpling recipes. Plus it gave me an opportunity to utilize some fresh herbs from my husband’s garden. Each very nicely sized serving is just 6 Points each and is very satisfying. The dumplings came out perfectly and my family and I devoured this dish. It’s definitely a Weight Watchers Crock Pot recipe that I’ll be making again and again.
A delicious, healthy dinner recipe that can be prepared quickly, this Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Stew is ideal. Each serving is just 4 Points +, and is very filling. The first time I made this chicken stew recipe, I just ate is straight from the bowl, the way a stew is typically devoured. The second time I made it, I served it over some 0 calorie orzo from Miracle Noodle, and I felt like I was eating a HUGE meal for just 4 Points +. It did need some extra salt and pepper, but it was fantastic, and oh-so satisfying! Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes are my go to meals when I’m pressed for time and have some leftover produce in my fridge that I want to use up before it gets bad. And this Creamy Mushroom and Chick Stew Crock Pot Recipe is perfect for that! I almost always have all those ingredients on hand. However, be aware that working with yogurt and a crock pot can be tricky, as the yogurt can curdle. To avoid that, make sure the yogurt is at room temp and only add it in before serving – don’t let it simmer in there all day. Enjoy!
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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.
Here’s another great low calorie crock pot recipe that is not only easy, but incredibly yummy and satisfying. With each hearty serving of this Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe for Greek Stew, you get loads of flavor, but it packs on a mere 5 Points + per serving. It’s filled with delicious vegetables and covered in a tangy creamy tomato yogurt sauce with lemon essence that is soooooooo good, I want to smother everything with it! I also love that this dish tastes light and fresh, making a great spring or summer crock pot recipe. If you love Mediterranean flavors, and are looking for an easy weeknight dinner idea, give this delectable dish a try ASAP.
In the mood for some traditional soul food recipes that don’t take hours to prepare and are low in Point Total? Well this delicious, quick and easy Chicken Gumbo Recipe is sure to make you smile. Get your New Orleans grub on and use up only a 4 Point Total for a serving that’s 1 1/2 cups!! Not bad! Plus, it’s loaded with veggies and protein, so it ends up being pretty darn healthy too. Just by making a few small changes, you can enjoy this classic southern dish, for a lot less points! And though this is not and official Weight Watchers Gumbo Recipe, this is definitely a dish for all dieters to enjoy.
This delicious Cuban-Style Yam and Pork Stew Recipe for your slow cooker is a real treat! With the flavor and zest of traditional Cuban recipes, this reduced calorie version is a wonderful meal idea for any weight watcher. Each HUGE serving has just a 6 Point Total, so it’s a wonderfully satisfying meal choice that can be paired with some 0 Point Recipes for a great weight watchers meal. It’s tasty, juicy and super easy to make. And it’s a healthy recipe that the whole family can enjoy without knowing that they are actually eating healthy! Crock Pot Recipes have always been a favorite of mine, because they are just so easy and pretty hard to mess up. Though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes, it’s a must try for anyone who loves Cuban food, but is watching their weight.
When I found this Weight Watchers Beef Stew Recipe for the crock pot, I literally was drooling. Though I initially thought it was just a traditional beef and vegetable stew recipe, it’s actually a classic Jewish recipe for Tzimmes! I’ve had Tzimmes before, but I’ve never had it prepared with the beef and vegetables so I was so excited to give it a try, and YOWSA!! IT WAS SO YUMMY!! Hearty and delicious, this Weight Watchers Recipe for Beef Stew is an incredibly filling meal, and with 8 Weight Watcher Points per serving, it’s much lower in calories than most stews. Try serving this stew up with a tasty 0 Points Salad for a complete and tasty meal! But keep in mind that it will also make a wonderful Passover Recipe and/or Hanukkah Recipe! This Weight Watchers crock pot recipe offers a truly unique and delicious take on beef stew by adding in some non traditional ingredients like prunes, cinnamon and honey – and it is definitely worth trying!
Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes are my favorite recipes to make…they are SO easy and taste SO amazingly good. And they are low in Weight Watchers Points, so it helps keep me on track to reach my weight loss goals. This fabulously yummy Canadian Bacon and Potato Chowder Slow Cooker Recipe is a perfect addition to any Weight Watcher Meal Plan. With just 4 Points per serving and tons of fiber and protein, it’s very filling, so you won’t be so hungry a few hours later. What I like to do with these crock pot recipes is separate out the individual portions and freeze them, that way, when I need a meal really fast and am too lazy to make anything, I can easily reheat one of these servings for a quick and tasty meal. This particular dish tastes really good reheated because the flavor of the bacon just oozes into the creamy broth…mmmmm!! This Potato and Bacon Stew Recipe is really so delicious that the whole family will love it — and they’ll have no idea it’s a Weight Watchers Recipe! Enjoy.