Perfect for a laid-back weekend breakfast or brunch, these adorable little Crustless Quiches are not only delicious, but they are just 3 Points + each! By eliminating the tradition quiche crust, this dish becomes a low carb, high protein Weight Watchers breakfast recipe that is flavorful and filling, yet still very light. Also, using egg whites instead of whole eggs makes a big difference in the nutritional content. I love and prefer the taste of egg whites, but these quiches can be made with whole eggs or EggBeaters if you’d rather. Serve with some toast, fresh fruit and a light salad for a complete, low Points Plus meal.
If you are tired of traditional pasta sauces, then you are in for a treat today. This Broccoli Feta Pasta Sauce Recipe is incredibly delicious and full of fresh flavor. And at just 3 Points + for each HUGE 1 cup serving, it’s a great low calorie pasta sauce to top your favorite noodles. It also works great over chicken, rice or a baked potato. I first ate these over Miracle Noodles and it was excellent and very filling. This decadent pasta sauce is a great way to get in your veggie servings, too, as the sauce is mostly broccoli. But surprisingly, it doesn’t have an overwhelming broccoli taste. The feta helps balance it out, delivering a perfectly flavored sauce that is nutritious as well as delicious.
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!
A couple of weeks ago at my Weight Watchers meeting, we talked about the importance of healthy fats and why your body (and your weight loss success!) depends upon them. I know that we all like to keep our Points low in the Weight Watchers Recipes that we make so that we can eat more foods throughout the day, but every now and then, it is important to spend those Points on some good, healthy fats. One of my favorite recipes to do this with, is my Shells with Sausage and Broccoli Pesto Recipe. It is loaded with fiber and protein, hunger-busting carbs, and a delicious flavor. Most of the fat in this dish comes from the olive oil, which is a wonderful healthy fat, and a necessary ingredient to create the right texture for the pesto. By adding broccoli into the pesto, I was able to give the sauce some more substance and nutrients, without adding extra fat or calories. Traditional pesto sauces are made with nuts, which you can certainly do with this recipe too, but I wanted to try and keep it as Weight Watchers friendly as possible, so I relied only on the Parmesan and olive oil for fat in the pesto sauce. The end result was a beautiful and delicious meal that clocked in at 9 Points + per serving. This Weight Watchers Pasta Recipe was a huge hit with my family, and we’ll be making this nutritious dish again for sure. Enjoy!
In yet another effort to get my kids to eat more vegetables and to try new foods, I whipped up this Shrimp and Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe last week and was overjoyed at how delicious it was! At just 6 Points + per serving, you get a mouthful of wonderful flavors that combine so perfectly. The goat cheese, basil, and garlic combination is absolutely delicious, while the broccoli and tomatoes give this healthy shrimp pasta recipe an added punch of vegetables and a nice flavor balance. The shrimp give it some extra protein, which really helps to keep you full. Also, I didn’t want the broccoli taste to be too overwhelming, so I chopped it VERY fine. It was perfect! Did my kids eat it? Meh….they picked at it. But my husband and I devoured it. This is one Weight Watchers Pasta Recipe that I will definitely be adding into my regular meal rotation. Enjoy!
Tom Kha Gai Soup, or Thai Coconut Soup, has always been one of absolute favorite foods. I salivate at the mere thought of it. Sweet, spicy, tangy….it has everything I adore. But restaurant versions can be waaaay high in fat in calories,. not to mention, it gets expensive buying soup from Thai restaurants all the time! So I decided to make a healthier, Weight Watchers Tom Kha Gai Soup at home, and see if I could get close to the restaurant flavor. Well, let me tell you, I was blown away by how incredible this Tom Kha Soup turned out!! Holy, moly, it was GOOD. And honestly, tasted exactly like the restaurant version, just not as oily. It was absolutely perfect. And just 3 Weight Watchers Points to boot! What amazed me the most though, was how easy and quick this soup was to make. If you are a fan of Thai coconut soup, then my low calorie Tom Kha Gai is a must make. Enjoy!
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed traditional BBQ faire, and coleslaw was always my favorite. But then when I learned that it’s a mayo based dressing and LOADED with fat, calories and cholesterol, I was disappointed. As a Weight Watchers member, I knew that I’d have to seriously limit my coleslaw intake. I’ve tried experimenting with other coleslaw recipes that I’ve found on popular diet recipes websites, but they were all pretty yucky. Then, after I discovered the awesomeness of Veganaise,I decided to attempt using it a traditional Southern coleslaw recipe. I also decided to cut the mayo in half and use plain, nonfat Greek yogurt in place of that extra mayo. For extra crunch and nutrients, I used Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw (which is just shredded broccoli stems and carrots) instead of cabbage. It was AMAZING!! Tastes just like traditional coleslaw, but a LOT healthier. Each large serving is just 2 Points +! You can also make this with cabbage too…the Points wont change. It’s just primarily the coleslaw dressing recipe that makes the difference. This is definitely a Weight Watchers Coleslaw Recipe that you’ll make again and again.
Indulging in Chinese fast food has always been a favorite past time of mine, which is one of many reasons why I’m now a Weight Watcher :). But being on the Weight Watchers plan doesn’t mean I have to give up my favorite foods, it just means I have to either A) Eat them sparingly or B) Find healthier, low Points ways of making them. Usually, I choose the latter because that means I get to eat my favorite foods more often. One of my go to healthy recipes that I rely on when I’m craving some Asian Noodles, is this Sesame Noodles with Vegetables. Not only is it fast and easy, but it’s loaded with fiber and is deliciously flavorful, and it’s a great idea to use as a Weight Watchers Vegan Recipe. It also works great served warm or cold, depending on what kind you are in the mood for. The best part is that each 1 3/4 cup serving has just 5 Points +! That’s a pretty decent sized serving, and it’s a great way to get your tummy seriously satisfied for just 5 Points +. Pair it with this 0 Points + Cucumber Salad Recipe for a fabulous, low calorie meal!
I’ve always been a firm believer that Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of the best ways EVER to get your broccoli servings in. Though I personally like broccoli, not everyone is a fan of it, but the creamy cheesiness of a good Broccoli Cheese Chowder is a wonderful way to mask the taste and texture of broccoli, making it much more palatable. Most traditional or homemade broccoli cheese soup recipes are loaded with fat and calories making them a not so good choice for Weight Watchers. And don’t even get me started on the horrible sodium levels of all the canned and frozen versions….yikes! But this slimmed down, healthy broccoli cheese soup recipe is MUCH better for you in every way imaginable, and it still tastes fantastic. Each hearty 1 cup serving has just 3 Points + and it’s loaded with fiber and vitamin C. It makes a fantastic lunch or appetizer, and goes well with a large variety of low calorie sandwiches or salads. Enjoy!
If you want a delicious low calorie salad recipe that’s easy to make and would make a great addition to your Weight Watchers 4th of July Recipes, then you came to the right place today! This Broccoli Bacon Salad Side Dish Recipe is a wonderful and healthy addition to just about any meal. Instead of the same old boring salads you see at every Fourth of July BBQ, why not live things up with this tasty salad instead? With each 1 cup serving having just 2 Points +, you can serve a delicious dish that everyone will love while still staying on track with your Weight Watchers goals. And did I mention it has bacon and mayo?!?!!? Yeah….this one is a must try!
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Need a quick and healthy dinner recipe in a pinch? Try this No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese Recipe! It’s loaded with fiber and healthy ingredients and is a great dish to serve to the whole family. Each serving has 9 Points +, which isn’t bad at all for 1 1/4 cups of cheesy macaroni goodness. Pair it with a 0 Points Plus Salad Recipe, and you’ve got an amazingly yummy and filling meal that is very Weight Watchers Friendly. I also found this dish to be a great way to help get kids to eat more vegetables. Creamy, yummy and really quite flavorful, this No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese is not only super easy, but it’s the perfect, healthy alternative to traditional macaroni and cheese recipes that clock in at an average of 16 Points Plus per serving.
Pan fried in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce, this is one low calorie shrimp stir fry recipe that is one of my go to shrimp dinner ideas. It can be prepared very quickly, and it has fabulous flavor. The veggies bulk it up, so you get a hearty dish that’s satisfying as opposed to a skimpy portion. Each serving has just 4 Points +, which is fantastic for a main entree! Plus, I love that it’s loaded with protein and fiber, yet very low in carbohydrates. The vegetables are fresh and crisp and add a nice balance to the flavors. I like to pair this dish with a starchy side dish that may be a little higher on the Points + scale or a decadent dessert. Since I’m keeping the main dish so low in Points +, I figure I can afford to spend my Points elsewhere. :)