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!
This deliciously healthy and low calorie Stuffed Cabbage Saute is a variation of traditional stuffed cabbage rolls, which is a popular Polish recipe. However, making stuffed cabbage rolls can be a pesky and time consuming task, but my simpler sauté version in all prepared in one pot making it an easy Weight Watchers recipe that anyone can successfully prepare. It’s low in fat, high in fiber and protein, and has that wonderful sweet and sour taste that I’ve always adored in stuffed cabbage rolls. And at just 4 Points + per serving, it’s a great way to fill up while still staying within your Weight Watchers Points budget. This easy and flavorful dish was a huge hit at my house and something I’ll be making again and again. Enjoy!
My Red Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Raisins is one of my good old reliable Weight Watchers Salad Recipes that I’ve relied on for whenever I need a pretty and tasty salad in just a few minutes. You get the crunch of the fresh cabbage combined with the sweet, chewy raisins, salty blue cheese, and the nutty walnuts, all just exploding with deliciousness in each bite. This salad also offers a great way to get in some heart healthy fats from the incredibly good for you walnuts. Each nicely sized serving is just 4 Points +, and it goes great paired with variety of meals. I’ll often add some chicken, hardboiled egg whites, and a slice of crumbled bacon if I want to bulk it up and have it as an entree salad. But it’s really versatile and works well with a variety of main courses. I highly recommend giving this cabbage salad a try!
This basic Oriental Cabbage and Cranberry Salad Recipe tastes so amazing, it’s hard to believe that each serving is just 2 Points + and that it’s so incredibly easy to make. It’s one of my go to salad recipes for when I need a quick prep side dish that doesn’t require a lot of chopping. I buy the cabbage already shredded in a package, so I just dice up some green onions, make the dressing, and let it sit in the fridge until dinner time. My kids love the flavors and don’t realize that they are eating a vegetable. Sometimes I’ll add toasted almonds or edamame for an added nutrition boost, but keep in mind that will increase the Points + value. Truly delicious, my Oriental Cabbage and Cranberry Salad is a favorite around our house. Not only for it’s low Points value, but because it tastes fantastic.
One of my all time favorite salads is Chinese Chicken Salads. There is something about the crunchy vegetables, the sweet mandarin oranges and the tangy Asian dressing that just gets me sooooo excited. But, even though it is a salad, a traditional Chinese Chicken Salad is actually pretty high in calories. My lighter version makes a few healthier changes to deliver a 5 Points + salad that tastes fantastic! The cabbage and toasted almond slices give it that perfect crunch, and the juicy mandarins add a delightfully sweet, yet tart, flavor. The light dressing still packs a ton of flavor, but also saves a lot of fat and calories. Pair my Weight Watchers Chinese Chicken Salad with your favorite soup for a complete meal that won’t break the Points Plus bank. Enjoy!
My, how I love a good quinoa recipe. Not only is it healthy and a much better alternative to rice or pasta, I think it’s absolutely delicious. And when combined with fresh, crunchy vegetables then dressed in a sweet and tangy ginger peanut dressing for just 4 Points + per serving, well, it’s downright FABULOUS. I came across the original version of this recipe at Ambitious Kitchen, and knew I had to try it. But I made some alterations in order to make it more Weight Watchers friendly and to enhance the flavor a bit. My version uses a fantastic, low calorie peanut butter substitute called Better’n Peanut Butter. If you haven’t tried it yet, so yourself a favor and get some! It’s a LOT lower in fat than regular peanut better and the taste is pretty close. If you don’t have the Better’n Peanut Butter, or don’t want to use it, you can absolutely use regular peanut butter, though it will probably tack on an extra Point or two. Regardless, this Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad is a must try.
Need to throw together a healthy, delicious, beautiful and low Points salad in just a few minutes? Then this Red Cabbage and Goat Cheese Salad will make your day! A handful of ingredients come together to deliver a gorgeous salad that is loaded with flavor and texture. The toasted almonds add a perfect nutty balance to the sweet cabbage and tart goat cheese. Each 1 cup serving is just 3 Points +, making this an ideal Weight Watchers Salad Recipe to serve with your favorite meal. This dish came about when I had some extra cabbage and goat cheese on hand and my whole family loved it. Even my 4 year old son munched a few pieces (He was enticed by the color and had to try it). This cabbage salad was so quick and easy, and I will definitely be using it as a staple salad recipe more often. Enjoy!
These Oven Roasted Cabbage Wedges are a fantastic healthy and low calorie side dish recipe that are not only delicious, but SO easy to prepare. I kept getting so many cabbage heads in my Farm Fresh to You Produce Package, I had to start finding new things to do with it. The first time I made these roasted cabbage wedges, my husband grilled them and they were fantastic!! The second time I made them, my husband was at work, and I have no desire to cook anything on the grill myself in the midst of August heat. So I decided to roast them in the oven and they turned out just as good. The addition of the bacon gives them such a nice flavor and adds some pizzazz to the mild flavor of the cabbage. These can also be sliced into a total of 8 thinner wedges, if you want to get more out of it, and lower the Points + value. If you are a fan of cabbage, definitely give these Oven Roasted Cabbage Wedges a try. They are the perfect Weight Watchers Recipe to serve up at that last summer BBQ!
Deliciously fresh and light with a few Asian flavors, this Chicken and Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe is really a terrific low calorie lunch idea that tastes great and is very satisfying. The sweet crunch of the cabbage goes perfectly with the soy and ginger dressing. And at just 4 Points + for the whole salad, this is one of my favorite Weight Watchers Recipes to rely on when I want a big, filling salad without using up a lot of Points. You can also add a bit of Splenda or Stevia to the salad dressing to make it a bit sweeter, for no extra Points, which I like to do on occasion. Keep in mind though, that if you use sugar to sweeten it, it may cost you an extra Point. I’ve also added a tbsp of apple cider vinegar sometimes to give the dressing more of tang. So there are a couple different ways you can alter the flavor of the Asian dressing a bit for variation. Pair this salad with a low calorie soup and some fresh fruit, and you’ve got yourself one fantastic meal that’s filling and nutritious!
The perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe idea, these Fish Tacos are a breeze to make and taste amazing. They are so fresh and light, and are just 7 Points + for two tacos. Pair it with a 0 Points + Weight Watchers Soup Recipe or some roasted vegetables for a complete and healthy meal. I used Alaskan cod in my fish tacos recipe, but really, a wide variety of fish can be used, and as long as you aren’t using a very fatty fish (like salmon), it shouldn’t affect the Points + value much, if at all. These were so easy to make, and were a hit with my husband, so I’ll definitely be making these fish tacos again soon!
The perfect, quick weeknight dinner recipe, this delicious Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage Soup is not only super easy to prepare in a pinch, you get a whole 2 cup serving for just 5 Points +! And it’s nice to enjoy such a satisfying dish without using up so many Weight Watchers Points, so that means there’s room for dessert :). Bulked up with veggies, trimmed down with extra lean beef, and drowning in a tangy, sweet & sour broth, this soup is oh so flavorful and very filling. With the winter weather really kicking in, this hot and hearty soup is a great low calorie meal idea!
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Coleslaw is pretty much always a staple at any summer picnic or BBQ. And if you are a Weight Watcher, most of those coleslaw recipes can have some pretty scary stats which can use up a lot of your allotted Daily Points Plus Allowance. But try making this slimmed down version instead, and you’ll satisfy your craving for crisp and creamy coleslaw, but you’ll only be sacrificing 2 Points + for each 1 cup serving. Combining some traditional coleslaw ingredients with some not so traditional ones gives this tasty, low calorie side dish recipe a wonderful flavor, while still fulfilling the sweet and creamy texture you’d expect. So the next time you want a great idea for a Weight Watchers Side Dish Recipe, give this Creamy Coleslaw with Red Onion and Apple a try.