Salads don’t always have to be cold! This delicious Warm Mushroom and Asparagus Salad Recipe is a breeze to make, with minimal ingredients and cook time, plus it tastes fantastic. Most people either love or hate mushrooms, so to make this Weight Watchers side dish recipe, you’ve gotta be a mushroom lover, as the lovely, earthy taste of the mushrooms is beautifully featured. The crisp asparagus is the perfect complement to the tender mushrooms, and the simple vinaigrette brings everything together without being too over-bearing. At just 2 Points +, this easy vegetable side dish offers a delicious way to get in those veggie servings, and works great with just about any main course.
Stir fry recipes are great when you have very little time. I also find that they offer a great way to use up lots of leftover vegetables that have been taking up space in my refrigerator. One of my favorite Weight Watchers Stir Fry Recipes is this Chicken and Asparagus dish. The chicken soaks up all the flavor of the marinade, making it incredibly flavorful, and the fresh asparagus is delicious! Each serving comes out to just 5 Points +, so serve it with steamed brown rice, Soba noodles, or even over some zucchini noodles. Enjoy!
This Vegetable Alfredo was absolutely AMAZING! It’s hard to believe that something so simple could be so fantastic, but it is. The huge selection of vegetables is what makes this alfredo go from simple to stupendous. I love the variety of textures and flavors, all covered with a creamy sauce and a sprinkle of lemon zest to add an extra little burst of flavor. You can use any kind of veggies you want in this Weight Watchers Pasta Recipe, so feel free to experiment. But I highly recommend keeping the sun-dried tomatoes, as they are so amazing in this recipe. Just make sure not to use the kind packed in oil, as that will add more Points Plus. Enjoy!
Until just recently, I have never attempted to make a real risotto recipe (I only made a simpler, crock pot version a couple of times). I’ve always heard that the preparation is tedious and laborious, and that it’s next to impossible to get the texture right. Based on that info, I was terrified of risotto. Then one day on Etsy, I came across this most delicious looking Asparagus Goat Cheese Risotto, and finally decided that cooking risotto was a challenge that I needed to face. Plus, I adore foods with goat cheese so much, that I’m willing to attempt just about any recipe that uses it. And I figured, if I totally blew this dish, no one would ever have to know. So I grabbed my ingredients and got to work. To my utter amazement, my Asparagus Goat Cheese Risotto turned out to be total perfection! And, it really wasn’t as difficult to make as I thought. It also came out to less Weight Watchers Points than I anticipated. The cool thing about Arborio rice, is that you use less than regular rice, but it absorbs so much liquid that it swells, thus dramatically increasing in volume. Each heaping 1 cup serving was only 6 Points +…not bad for a rice and cheese dish! I am THRILLED that I have conquered my fear of risotto, and now I can get to work creating many fabulous Weight Watchers Risotto Recipes for us to all indulge in!
Perfect for summer, this Goat Cheese and Asparagus Pasta is healthy, delicious and just 7 Points + per serving. The goat cheese and basil make for a lovely sauce over the high fiber pasta. And the touch of lemon adds just the right kick to bring it all together. You can easily bulk up this Weight Watchers pasta recipe with more vegetables, if you’d like. In fact, the next time I make it, I may use half the pasta but add in some zucchini and/or broccoli, and then increase the amount of goat cheese. But if you are really craving those carbs, the recipe is fantastic as is. It’s really a very versatile pasta dish and the possibilities of what you can do with it are endless. And it’s such an easy summer recipe that doesn’t take much time or effort.
Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite vegan soup recipes that is not only insanely delicious, but it’s full of healthy ingredients, and each large serving is incredibly satisfying. It’s loaded with beautiful greens like peas, asparagus, basil and spinach, and it asserts that deliciously fresh, spring-like flavor. At 5 Points + per serving, it makes a healthy and hearty Weight Watchers lunch idea, served with fresh bread or a baked potato. If you prefer your soup a little more thin, just add more of the vegetable broth, as desired. Also, feel free to play around with the strength of the seasonings, using more or less as your tastes prefer. But this Spring Minestrone Recipe is definitely a dish that will have you feeling good. Enjoy!
With the summer season kicking off, asparagus is plentiful at the markets, and is one of my favorite veggies. So I’m always on the lookout for delicious new Weight Watchers Asparagus Recipes to try, since I eat a lot of asparagus and love to shake up my plate with some new and unique ideas. This Balsamic Tomato Asparagus was off the charts AMAZING. The mild asparagus was a perfect palate for the creamy, tangy goat cheese and tart, acidic tomatoes. And at just 3 Points + for half the entire dish, this asparagus makes a great Weight Watchers side dish recipe that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. My husband loved it just as much as I did. I also loved how ridiculously easy it was to make. This recipe would also be fantastic using grilled asparagus too, so if you’ve got that grill heated up, toss on some asparagus and make this dish, asap!
Inspired by one of my favorite French recipes, I created this incredibly delicious Lavender Chicken Recipe with Asparagus. It’s so fresh and light, and makes the perfect summer or spring dinner idea. The delicate lavender flavor is absolutely divine and is perfectly balanced. I also love the idea of using this as an Easter brunch or dinner recipe since the beautiful lavender flowers make it as aesthetically pleasing, as it does tasty. It’s a surprisingly easy chicken recipe that has just 4 Points + per serving, making it a great Weight Watchers meal idea. The only key to this recipe is getting your hands on some lavender cooking oil and lavender flower herbs. I actually used a lavender infused truffle oil from Uncle Berch (maker of the AMAZING Chipotle Pepper Jam) the first time I made this, but a lavender infused olive oil works just as well, and is easier to find. You can buy it online, at a Sur La Table, or Williams Sonoma. As for the lavender flower herbs, you can also buy these online or in a local gourmet culinary store. I found some at Whole Foods and Henry’s Market. This is truly an amazing and unique chicken recipe that not only is fantastic, but a great way to keep you on track with your Weight Watchers plan and add a little variety and French flair to your plate. Enjoy!
Inspired by a delicious recipe I found at SpoonForkBacon, via Pinterest, I decided to revamp her original recipe and make a healthier version of her Baked Asparagus Fries Recipe. By making a few small changes, I was very pleased with how delicious these were! Even my picky toddler was willing to give them a try (though as soon as he bit into it and saw green, he was done). I also made a low calorie lemon garlic aioli recipe to dip them in….delicious!! I’ll post that recipe sometime soon, so stay tuned. But baking the asparagus spears with a tasty, high fiber breading, made them very palatable and a great finger food. I made this to serve as a side dish to one of my Weight Watchers Dinner Recipes, but I’d use it as a healthy snack idea or a unique appetizer recipe. Definitely delicious, and a great way to get in a lot of fiber. Enjoy!
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Good, healthy casserole recipes are not always easy to find, but this new spin on a traditional Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe lets you enjoy the benefit of making a quick and easy meal, while still providing a healthy, low calorie dinner. By making a few substitutions, this Tuna Noodle Casserole maintains it’s delicious flavor, and creamy, cheesy texture, but with a lot less fat and calories, thus making it lower in WW Points +. Each nicely sized serving is just 9 Points +, and is loaded with fiber and protein. Good served alone or with some low PointsPlus side dishes, this casserole recipe makes a GREAT meal for any Weight Watcher!
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!
Is it wrong that it’s not even Christmas yet and I’m already fantasizing about what delicious dishes I’m going to make for my Super Bowl party?!? I can’t help it — I’m a sucker for all those tasty Super Bowl Recipes. I mean really….who doesn’t love wings, nachos, chips, pizza…..oh I could go on and on. But, as a Weight Watcher, I like to host my own Super Bowl party so that I can control what gets put on the table! And all the yummy foods I make are SO good, no one even knows they are Weight Watchers Recipes!! This delicious guacamole alternative is no exception! Made from asparagus, instead of avocados, as the main ingredient, the calorie and fat count comes down considerably, making each 1/4 cup serving just 1 Points + Value! This super yummy dip can be used as a great low calorie vegetable dip, or it can be served with baked tortilla chips! It also makes a great spread on a wrap with some turkey and veggies! It’s truly a versatile, yet healthy dip that can be used oh so many ways. Enjoy!