Oh, how I adore salt and vinegar potato chips. I have loved these since I was a kid, and I now consider myself a connoisseur of salt & vinegar chips. But being on the Weight Watchers program, I sadly have tried to avoid them, as most of the healthier versions aren’t flavorful enough and the tasty versions are too high in Points Plus and/or loaded with a bunch of awful artificial ingredients. But then, I discovered Kettle Brand Bakes Extra Crunchy Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips, and I was in heaven. Seriously…they are perfection, and I am over the moon in love. And while my favorite way to enjoy them is straight out of the bag on a direct route into my belly, I’ve recently been incorporating them into some Weight Watchers Recipes too! One of the best is this Salt and Vinegar Chip Crusted Fish Recipe. The mild, flaky cod is covered in a crispy coating of these bold and tangy salt and vinegar chips, and the result is total perfection.
French fries are AMAZING. We all love them. And if you love them as much as I do, then that’s probably one of the factors that ended up leading you to this blog of Weight Watchers Recipes – because you ate too many of them! But fear not, fellow french fry lovers…today’s Baked Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce Recipe will have you drooling with excitement at the mere thought of a hearty serving of fries smothered in a creamy cheese sauce. That’s right, these fries are incredibly delicious, and still a Weight Watchers friendly dish at just 5 Points + per serving. The fries are baked, not fried, but tossing then in egg whites first helps get that crunch on the outside, which is key. And the creamy garlic cheese sauce is excellent! This low calorie comfort recipe had me feeling like I was eating my favorite cheese fries at a local amusement park. They were THAT good. Feel free to spice up your fries with some old bay seasoning or chipotle chili powder for some added flavor. But this Baked Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce Recipe is an absolute must make. Enjoy!
As school starts up, and we say goodbye to these last few days of summer, my mind has already kicked in gear for fall foods. And this Chicken and Quinoa Meatball Stew Recipe is the perfect way to kick off the season. The meatballs in this dish are made with ground chicken and cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa because that’s what I had on hand, but regular quinoa works just fine), then seasoned with dry onion soup mix. The quinoa helps add volume and lots of extra nutrients to the meatballs, and is a great alternative to traditional breadcrumbs. The stew itself is simple, yet flavorful, and the potatoes make it feel so hearty and filling. It’s a low calorie stew recipe that’s big and tasty enough to satisfy, yet is light enough to not feel like cement in your stomach. And each nicely sized serving is just 6 Points +. My Chicken and Quinoa Meatball Stew was a total hit, and now I am in love with the idea of quinoa in meatballs!
This lighter take on a traditional Au Gratin Recipe combines the delicious flavors of feta and spinach, layered between soft and buttery Yukon gold potatoes. It makes a wonderful idea for a Weight Watchers breakfast casserole, or serve it as a side dish with dinner. I strongly recommend using a mandoline slicer to slice your potatoes to the right thickness. It helps you get a nice, even doneness to the dish, and the uniformly sliced potatoes all look so pretty! It’s difficult to hand slice potatoes so thinly, and the thinner the potatoes, the bigger the serving size appears. Also, using the mandoline cuts down prep time dramatically. I used Yukon potatoes with this au gratin, but you can use any kind you like. I also left the skins on, because I like getting the added nutrients from the skin. Once you get those potatoes sliced, this Spinach, Feta and Potato Au Gratin is such an easy dish to prepare, and can be enjoyed by the whole family — no one will have any idea it’s a Weight Watchers Recipe!
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!
On Christmas morning, wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to a healthy, Weight Watchers breakfast that was cooked for you, hot and ready? Well, this easy Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe does just that! Full of protein, but lower on carbs, this breakfast casserole packs in everything you need for a filling and satisfying meal. Just prep it and put it on the crock pot the night before, and it’ll be ready when you wake up! I topped mine with some reduced fat sour cream and salsa for extra oomph. I’ve also made this dish with turkey bacon instead of sausage, and that works really well too. And each serving is just 6 Points +, which isn’t bad for a delicious casserole filed with sausage and cheese. This breakfast casserole recipe is perfect for the non-morning person who still wants to put together a healthy and tasty breakfast for the family. Enjoy!
Try this new bright and fresh spin on roasted potatoes – it’s a Parmesan Lemon Smashed Potatoes Recipe that is so delicious and yet so easy. Plus it looks incredible and would make a lovely addition to the holiday dinner table. The energy of the lemon zest adds a beautiful and fragrant sunny taste to the potatoes, while the garlic and Parmesan accent the earthy flavors. This was truly delicious. If you aren’t concerned about calories or Points, then I’d recommend doing a drizzle of olive oil, rather than a light mist when roasting. It really helps meld all the flavors together and ads some extra moisture to the potatoes. Each large serving is only 5 Points +, making this an excellent Weight Watchers Side Dish Recipe to pair with your favorite low calorie chicken or beef dish. Enjoy!
One of my favorite, easy and low calorie side dish recipes are these fantastic Roasted French Onion Potatoes. Just a few simple ingredients, a few minutes of prep, and you’ve got one delicious dish that has just 3 Points + per serving. These roasted potatoes are LOADED with french onion flavor, and are always a hit with the family. I prefer them with the buttery, Yukon Gold potatoes, but a baby red works just as well. I often make these french onion potatoes when I’m too lazy to make a french onion soup. It helps satisfy my craving, but takes a lot less time, and has less Weight Watchers Points. This dish is truly delicious and is such an easy accomplishment, and you’d never guess that they are just 3 Points + per serving. They’d make a great accompaniment to any holiday meal this year. Enjoy!
If you are a fan of cheesy potatoes, then this Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe is a must try. It’s so delicious and so filling, yet just 6 Points + per serving. It’s such a great side dish recipe to serve that always ends up being a hit. By adding in some nonfat Greek yogurt to the cheese sauce, I was able to give it a lot more volume and some extra protein, while cutting out fat and calories. Seriously, my potato slices were swimming in cheese sauce, and that’s exactly how I like it! Because these au gratin potatoes are rich and filling, I’d suggest serving it as side to a light main dish, like grilled chicken or a salad. But these are definitely a carb and cheese lover’s dream. Enjoy!
Another busy day, leads to another easy, delicious and low calorie crock pot recipe. This Dijon Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe is simple, yet very filling, and tasty. The mild chicken and potatoes complement the tangy Dijon mustard oh so perfectly. Each nicely sized serving is just 7 Points + each, and it goes great paired with a fresh green salad. If you cook this on high, you may need to add some additional broth to keep it moist. You could also add in some other fresh vegetables to bulk it up even more – I’d suggest peas or asparagus. This slow cooker recipe has such minimal prep, so it’s great for a day when you just don’t have the time or energy to cook. But the end result looks and tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen all day. This is definitely a perfect Weight Watchers Crock Pot recipe to add to your repertoire.
Ever since I was very young, I have adored all things salt and vinegar. So when I came across the original version of this recipe at Umami Girl, I was extremely excited to give it a try. I altered her version a bit, just used a LOT less oil, so that they would be less Weight Watchers Points. OMG, they were so good! They do have a very strong taste of vinegar, so if you want a more mild taste, boil the potatoes in half vinegar, half water. I prefer the strong vinegar taste, so I boiled them in just the vinegar. They taste identical to salt and vinegar potato chips, and come out to just 2 Points + per serving. I made these as a side dish to my Crock Pot Beer Chicken, and it was a perfect meal. These Roasted Salt and Vinegar Potatoes will definitely be made again. Enjoy!
Lovers of cheese, bacon and ranch unite! This AMAZINGLY delicious Cheesy Bacon Ranch Baked Potato Slices Recipe is a great way to get a lot of mileage out of a potato. Rather than a typical baked potato recipe, this potato is sliced into thin rounds and topped with melted cheese, REAL bacon crumbles and served with a Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce. Share the whole plate with a friend and each serving is just 7 Points +. Not bad for a nice portion of deliciousness that tastes like it’s a LOT higher in Weight Watchers Points than it is. It is the perfect junk food craving satisfier! So if you are having a day where you feel like running to the nearest drive through, make these delicious Cheesy Bacon Ranch Baked Potato Slices instead, and feel like you indulged. This dish also makes a fabulous Weight Watchers Super Bowl Recipe idea, so make sure to keep it in mind come January :).