Chili has always been one of my go to foods when I want to eat a lot without using a lot of Points. It’s heartier than a soup, very filling, and I can eat more than 1 serving without feeling guilty. Plus, it’s insanely healthy, and full of fiber and protein. My White Turkey Chili Recipe is the perfect example of what I’m talking about. I even dressed it up with mozzarella cheese and plain, non-fat Greek yogurt, and each serving still camne in at just 5 Points +….and it was delicious! The mozzarella gets all melty, and the ground turkey gets nice and moist from stewing a while in the citric acid of the tomatillos. SO GOOD! This can also be made with fresh tomatillos, if you prefer. Either way, it’s a delicious and unique Weight Watchers chili recipe that is sure to fill you up without using many Points. Enjoy!
If you are in the mood to splurge a bit, this Southwest Turkey Bacon Burger Recipe is the one to try. Each quarter pound burger is 9 Points + and is topped with cheese and bacon, and is made with Frank’s RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce. The flavors of this turkey burger recipe are so incredible….it’s easy to forget that you are eating turkey. If you’d like, you can cut down on the Points of this burger a bit, by eliminating the cheese and or the sweet chili sauce. Though, I LOVE cheese burgers and could never imagine eliminating the cheese. And I like the sweet chili sauce because it helps give the turkey burger a unique and delicious flavor. So for me, I pair this Southwest Turkey Bacon Burger with some 0 Points + roasted veggies or a light salad, and feel that I’m getting my Points worth with this recipe. Just make sure not to overcook your turkey burgers or they can become a bit dry. Definitely a Weight Watchers Turkey Burger that I’ll be making frequently!
Traditionally made with ground beef or lamb, Persian Kofta Kebabs are a delicious way to prepare ground meat. The flavors are fantastic, and they are incredibly easy to make. A much more naïve version of me had these kebabs on my first trip to Israel, and I was confused as to why the “kebab” I ordered was ground meat, instead of the lovely little cubes I was used to. And that became my first lesson in the Kofta (or Kofte) Kebab. The origin of the word köfte is the Persian word “kufteh” meaning “mashed”. In old times, since people did not have meat grinders, they minced meat to very small pieces and then mashed them in large mortars. I fell in love with these delicious skewers of meat, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now, there’s a Middle Eastern market a few blocks away and I often go there and indulge in their ground beef Kofta Kebabs — they are so amazingly good. But definitely not low calorie. So to keep myself from consuming too many Weight Watchers Points, I decided to experiment a bit and create a version using lean ground turkey. In order to keep the turkey from getting dry, I also added some shredded zucchini into the ground turkey. And while my picture didn’t quite turn out so well, the taste was fantastic! And it added up to just 4 Points + per serving. My husband really likes his meat charred, so I cooked the ones you see in the picture for a bit longer.I served these with some low calorie tzatziki sauce, and they were a hit. If you are looking for a unique ground turkey recipe to try, these Kofte kebabs are a perfect idea!
This easy Turkey Lasagna Recipe is really simple to make and it tastes great! Without sacrificing the fabulous ricotta cheese (I used a delicious fat free ricotta from Trader Joe’s) and mozzarella cheese (a reduced fat shredded mozzarella), and also by making a few healthier substitutions, you get a very nicely sized piece of lasagna for just 6 Points +. By using prepared marinara sauce in a jar I was able to shave some time and effort off the preparation, which I always appreciate. The addition of the spinach and mushroom and the lean ground turkey, give this healthy turkey lasagna recipe a lot of fiber and protein. I used oven ready organic whole wheat lasagna noodles that I found at Whole Foods, and they were amazing! So good for you, and truly tasted just as good as traditional lasagna noodles. This low calorie turkey lasagna recipe is a healthy dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
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An American classic, the meatloaf has been around for a looooooong time. But this healthy meatloaf recipe made with ground turkey and lots of veggies makes it a much better meal for you and your family. Each 1 slice serving has just 5 Points +, and packs in a lot of protein, fiber and veggies. Serve it with a salad, soup and some roasted veggies for a fabulous low Points Plus meal. This is one of my go to meals to cook whenever my son decides to not eat any veggies – and he loves it! So if you are looking for a good, low calorie meatloaf dish to add to your repertoire of staple Weight Watchers dinner recipes, this Vegetable and Turkey Meatloaf is definitely one to consider.
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One time, at this fancy French restaurant, I had these AMAZING Lemon and Rosemary Meatballs covered in a velvety sauce that were seriously to die for. After harassing the waiter into telling me a little bit about some of the ingredients in the recipe, I knew that there was no way I could continue to order this on a regular basis and still stay on track with my Weight Watchers Daily PointsPlus Allowance. So after much research and experimentation in the kitchen, I came up with a low calorie meatballs recipe that is incredibly yummy, but has a LOT less fat and calories that would be found in the restaurant version. By using turkey instead of beef, adding in a lot of fiber, reducing butter and fat and using less carbs, this dish now just has 6 Points+ per serving. It can be used as an appetizer or main dish recipe, and works really well served over some 0 Points+ Miracle Noodles. Bon appetit!!
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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!
A few weeks back, I was contact by the folks over at Yoplait to try out their Nonfat Greek Yogurt and review the product. I love Greek Yogurt, so I was happy to oblige, as I use yogurt in many recipes and had never yet tried Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt. So, after picking up some of the yogurt, I headed into the kitchen last night to try out their Greek Turkey Burger Recipe with Homemade Tzatziki sauce. I’m a big fan of burgers and of Greek food, so I was excited to combine the two. I made a few alterations to the recipe in order to make it more Weight Watchers friendly, and I have to say, these low calorie turkey burgers turned out so yummy!! The feta cheese and homemade Tzatziki sauce really added a nice flavor, while still keeping it low in points. Each burger, with bun and sauce came out to just a 4 Point Total each. While I didn’t find the Yoplait Greek Yogurt better or much different than other non fat Greek yogurts I’ve used, their Greek Turkey Burger is definitely a hit and something that the whole family would enjoy.
A great idea for an easy and low calorie lunch recipe, this BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joe Sandwich is super yummy! It has just a 4 Point Total per sandwich, and is a perfect main dish for just about any meal. Made with ground turkey instead of ground beef, and served in an Orowheat Sandwich thin instead of a high calorie bun, this Sloppy Joe Sandwich Recipe becomes pretty weight watchers friendly. Pair it with a low point salad or roasted veggies for a fabulous and healthy lunch! And though this is not an official Weight Watchers Sloppy Joe Recipe, anyone who loves this traditional American meal will definitely appreciate the lower calorie version. Enjoy!
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!
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My husband is a huge fan of meatball subs, so I decided to make a slimmed down version to create a delicious meatball sub recipe that we could BOTH enjoy. And by simply substituting a few traditional ingredients, it was a success! Tasty and satisfying each meatball sandwich has just 5 Points + and is a great “manly” food that all weight watchers can enjoy. And though this is not an official Weight Watchers Meatball Sandwich Recipe, it’s definitely a great meal idea for anyone who doesn’t want to give up the “good” foods while dieting.
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We’ve all had our share of low calorie turkey burger recipes, but this one is one of my faves. Loaded with tang and flavor, this turkey burger recipe tastes much better than most, and yet still keeps the calorie count low. Ground turkey can be pretty bland, and there’s nothing more disappointing than a bland burger. And with just a 3 Point Total, this Ranch Turkey Burger reaches new heights of yumminess! Though this is not an official Weight Watchers Turkey Burger Recipe, it’s a low calorie, low fat burger that any meat-eating dieter will love. Try serving with some 1 Point Butternut Squash Fries!