Lentil Fritters Recipe – 5 Points +

Lentil Fritters

Here’s one of my favorite Weight Watchers Vegetarian Recipes for those days when I want a really filling and satisfying dish that is equally delicious. These Lentil Fritters are crisped on the outside, and soft and warm on the inside. They are served on a bed of fresh, sweet and tangy cabbage slaw and topped with a cool creamy, cucumber yogurt sauce. Packed with an incredible amount of fiber and protein, these lentil fritters come out to just 5 Points plus per serving! They are a bit time consuming to make, but you can cut some of the prep work out and used canned lentils, if you prefer. But it is well worth the effort – they are fantastic!

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Quinoa Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Chipotle Lime Mayo – 9 Points +

Quinoa Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Chipotle Lime Mayo

Vegetarians, you may just want to marry me after eating this burger. It is UNBELIEVABLY good. I am not a vegetarian, and I’d eat this quinoa burger a million times over again. Granted, this is a 9 Points Weight Watchers Recipe, BUT, because the burger patty is made with quinoa and white beans, it’s incredibly filling. I also used a real brioche bun, to give it that added gourmet flair. You could shave off another Point or two by using a sandwich thin or another light bread roll. The caramelized onions really give it a that extra something special, and the chipotle lime mayo ties it all in perfectly. It’s truly a unique Weight Watchers Quinoa Recipe like you’ve never had before. Pair it with a light salad, roasted veggies or a low calorie soup for a complete meal. This vegetarian burger recipe is a must try, folks.

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Chicken and Garbanzo Bean Pesto Salad Recipe – 6 Points +

Chicken and Garbanzo Beans Pesto Salad

In an effort to “detox” my body this week for the holiday eating I indulged in, I’m making an effort to eat mostly low carb/high protein, and as little processed food as possible. One dish that will be on my menu is this Chicken and Garbanzo Bean Pesto Salad Recipe for just 6 Points +. Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s a great way to utilize leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken, and with all the protein and fiber, it’s a pretty satisfying salad. The basil pesto dressing adds a lovely and bold flavor without needing to use too much of it, which is great for helping to keep the Points low. Pair this Chicken and Garbanzo Bean Pesto Salad with your favorite low calorie soup or a roll or baked potato to make it a complete and very filling meal. Enjoy!

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Veggie Tacos Recipe – 8 Points +

Veggie Tacos

There is no question that I love meat. By no means am I a vegetarian. But these Veggie Tacos are SO good that I seriously did not even notice or care that my taco was meat free. Loaded with healthy vegetables and perfectly spiced, each vegetarian taco is topped with fresh cilantro and Queso Fresco cheese crumbles. They taste so light and fresh, and are incredibly flavorful…I could eat them all day long! Each 2 taco serving is just 8 Points +, and is very satisfying. I paired a serving with some low calorie red pepper soup, and felt quite full. I made a big batch, and reheated the next day for lunch and they were just as fantastic. These Veggie Tacos are perfect for feeding just the family or a large crowd, and are sure to be a hit. My husband and I LOVED them, and I definitely plan on adding them into my regular rotation of Weight Watchers Recipes.

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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bowls Recipe – 9 Points +

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bowl

An all-in-one meal, these Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bowls are truly a satisfying dish. Each bowl is loaded with quality ingredients that taste AMAZING and will help give you energy while keeping you full. By cooking the chicken in the crock pot with salsa, it allows for the chicken to become, tender, juicy and oh-so flavorful. Each bowl is 9 Points +, which isn’t bad when you figure all that’s packed inside that bowl. And because it’s so filling, you really don’t need any side dishes with this. It also freezes really well! So double the recipe if you want to store some in the freezer for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or for lunches. The kids love topping their own bowls with all their favorite condiments, and I love how incredibly delicious and healthy these Chicken Taco Bowls are! This is Weight Watchers Crock Pot recipe that is a family favorite and gets made again and again.

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Persian Lentil Quinoa Recipe – 4 Points +

 Persian Lentil Quinoa

Once while visiting the Middle East, I had this amazing lentil rice dish that blew my mind. It was Basmati rice with lentils, raisins and aromatic hints of wonderful spices. That dish stayed with me, and I can’t believe it took me this long to try and recreate it! But I finally got around to it, and I seriously cannot wait to make it again. In fact, it’s on the menu for this Friday night :). In order to make it more of a Weight Watchers recipe, and to increase the nutritional benefits, I made a few changes. The biggest change was that instead of rice, I used quinoa for added protein, fiber and nutrients. Next time, I need to add dates, as the restaurant version I had included them, but I had forgotten about it until I was in the middle of eating it. Overall, it was truly delightful, and very satisfying due to all the fiber. And at just 4 Points + per serving this wonderfully unique quinoa recipe makes this a perfect Weight Watchers side dish to serve with your favorite Middle Eastern meal.

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Roasted Eggplant Salad with Goat Cheese – 4 Points +

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Goat Cheese

What a gorgeous salad to serve with any meal! I love all the rich colors and textures in this Roasted Eggplant Salad with Goat Cheese….perfect for any season. The smoky taste of the roasted eggplant combines wonderfully with the acidity of the tomatoes and the creamy and tangy goat cheese. This salad could be enjoyed as a side dish or even as a main course (just double the serving), as it is incredibly filling. Each serving is just 4 Points + and has over 7g of fiber! It’s a great way to help you feel full without spending a lot of Weight Watchers Points. This beautiful salad is as nutritious as it is lovely, and definitely a healthy salad recipe I recommend trying.

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Spring Minestrone Recipe – 5 Points +

Spring Minestrone

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!

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Stuffed Southwestern Baked Potato Recipe – 7 Points +

Stuffed Southwestern Baked Potato

I don’t know why, but I haven’t made a baked potato in a while. I LOVE them. But maybe I’ve just assumed that they are too simple or not satisfying enough for a man dish recipe. Recently, at a restaurant, I saw a stuffed baked potato on the menu, and that got my mind spinning about creating my own, Weight Watchers friendly version. So, while craving tacos, I came up with this healthy, Stuffed Southwestern Baked Potato Recipe that turned out incredible. It had all the flavors I was hankering for, but with a lot less guilt. Each stuffed potato is just 7 Points +, and is very satisfying. I paired mine with some steamed broccoli, and felt that it was a very adequate dinner. It’s also a great way to get in a ton of vegetables and fiber. This Stuffed Southwestern Baked Potato definitely reminded me of how much I love baked potatoes, and I’ll definitely be making some more often. Enjoy!

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Baby Broccoli and Ricotta Salad Recipe – 7 Points +

Baby Broccoli and Ricotta Salad

Not your typical cold, lettuce filled salad, this Baby Broccoli and Ricotta Salad is served warm, uses no lettuce at all, and is absolutely delicious. At 7 Points + for the entire salad, you are getting lots of heart healthy fats, and almost 10g of fiber. Not only is it insanely good for you, but the flavor combinations are perfect. The delicate ricotta tastes amazing over the slightly bitter roasted broccoli. And the lemon juice and olive oil are the perfect finishing touch. I realized that when I took the photo, I had forgotten to put on the red pepper flakes. They definitely added a fantastic effect to the flavor, so don’t forget them! This is also a really easy Weight Watchers Salad recipe that can be prepared pretty quickly. Serve it with some soup for a light lunch, or serve it as a healthy dinner appetizer…any way you devour it, this Baby Broccoli and Ricotta Salad Recipe is a sure hit. Enjoy!

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Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Soup Recipe – 3 Points +

pumpkin-black-bean-soup

I cannot even begin to express how delicious this Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Soup Recipe was! I know it’s officially spring, the weather is getting warmer, and the last thing we want is a hearty pumpkin soup to remind us of the cold weather season. BUT…this soup is absolutely worth it. I was inspired by Rachel Ray’s version which I recently came across. But my version is very different from hers, and a lot less in Weight Watchers Points Plus. Using non-traditional flavors with pumpkin (like cumin and chipotle) really brought out some wonderful new tastes. And the roasted onions and garlic added such an amazing flavor! This soup turned out incredible – and, all that fiber made it so filling! Each nicely sized serving is just 3 Points +. I had a bowl of this soup with a side salad for lunch, and I was totally full until dinner time. So don’t push back that canned pumpkin in your pantry until next fall…use it right now in this incredible Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Soup Recipe. You will love it!

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Winter Minestrone Recipe – 4 Points +

Winter Minestrone

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!

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