Nothing quite says comfort food like mac and cheese. The combination of carbs and cheese is just absolutely irresistible to me, and I cannot deny it to myself. So to keep myself from indulging on the high fat restaurant versions of mac and cheese, I created this Three Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe that is every bit as decadent as a gourmet version, but for a lot less Points. Each serving is just 6 Points plus! By using all whole wheat carbs, I was able to amp up the protein and fiber. And the addition of spinach gives it some added nutrition and flavor. I wanted this Weight Watchers mac and cheese recipe to have a mild flavor, so I chose fontina cheese as the base, because I like its delicate, slightly nutty flavor. You could definitely substitute that with a mozzarella or other type of cheese, if you’d like. The crunch of the Panko on top gives it some added texture and a boost of flavor too. This is definitely a satisfying serving that leaves you feeling very content and your carb/cheese craving tames…for now at least. :) Enjoy!
I love pasta dinner nights at home, because that usually means I’m going to have fun finding some new way to add more vegetables to my pasta dish in order to bulk it up and use less carb-heavy noodles. This Spinach, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Pasta Recipe uses caramelized onions, which adds a mildly sweet and smoky flavor, and the spinach and mushrooms contributes a wonderful earthiness. Top all this off with a creamy, Parmesan sauce and you’ve got one fantastic Weight Watchers Vegetarian Pasta Recipe that clocks in at just 7 Points + for each hearty serving. This dish was a huge hit with my picky husband, so I’ll be making this one again and again. Enjoy!
One of my favorite Weight Watchers Vegetarian Recipes is this Portobello and Spinach Stroganoff. It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing. By using the hearty portobello mushrooms instead of beef, this traditional Russian recipe gets a lot healthier and a lot lighter. I also used yolk-free egg noodles to save some fat, calories and cholesterol too. I like to serve this with a light salad and a high fiber roll to sop up the extra sauce. This portobellos stroganoff recipe is truly a delight and a real treat for vegetarians. Enjoy!
Get a big taste of the season with this marvelous Rosemary Chicken Lasagna Recipe and feel no guilt. This lighter version delivers all the fantastic flavors of a more fattening lasagna, but for just 6 Points + per serving. Using whole wheat noodles helps add more fiber and protein which really make this a satisfying serving. The bold rosemary perfectly seasons everything and the touch of lemon zest on top gives it a lovely hint of citrus flair without being overpowering. It’s truly an exceptional Weight Watchers Lasagna Recipe that is perfect for fall and winter. I served min with some roasted asparagus spears and a light salad, and everyone raved about it. Enjoy!
First of all, let me start by saying that this photo does NOT do this Pickled Beet, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sandwich any justice. The lighting and my camera were just not cooperating with me that day, and I was unable to manage a really good shot. That being said, this unique vegetarian sandwich recipe was beyond amazing. The pickled beets worked wonderfully with the mild, yet tart, goat cheese. And the sauteed spinach added a nice dimension and lots of added nutrients. Top it all of with a crispy, toasted roll, and you’ve got one healthy and delicious Weight Watchers lunch recipe that came out to just 6 Points + per sandwich. Getting tired of the same old turkey sandwiches for lunch every day? Take this instead! Just pack the ingredients in separate containers and assemble right before you eat so that the bread doesn’t get soggy. This Pickled Beet, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Sandwich Recipe will definitely shake up your lunch routine in the best, most tasty way possible.
One of my favorite Weight Watchers Pasta Recipes is this incredibly delicious Lemon Spinach Pesto Pasta dish. It is full of healthy ingredients, and the combination of flavors and textures is divine. I always over toast my almond slices a bit, because I like the taste, but feel free to toast yours to your own desired level. The crunch and mild sweetness of the almonds is the perfect compliment to the fresh, lemony flavor of the sauce, and the mildly wilted spinach adds lots of nutrition and volume. This allows allows for the use of less pasta, which helps keep the Points Plus value lower. I use prepared pesto because it’s easier when I’m busy. But if you have the time, you can make this dish even less Points Plus by making and using a homemade, low calorie pesto sauce instead. This is one of my go to pasta recipes and the family loves it. And I love that they are enjoying such a healthy meal!
These Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Goat Cheese were AMAZING. The chicken was perfectly flavored, and was so tender and juicy. The spinach and roasted red pepper were a nice flavor (and fiber!) boost, and the crispy toasted roll with goat cheese was the icing on the the cake. This was truly an amazing meal. The key is finding the right roll to use. I like the Half Baked Panini Rustic Rolls from Trader Joe’s. They are fat free and just 3 Points +. I toasted them to add a nice crunch to the sandwich, which was divine. The fresh basil added such a lovely aroma and a delightful and bright essence. Each sandwich comes out to 8 Points +, which is pretty darn good for what you get! Pair it with some roasted vegetables, soup or salad for a low Points Weight Watchers meal. I had some of my extra weekly Points allowance available, so I served mine with some garlic fries :). Sooooooo good! These Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are a MUST try, folks.
I have a pretty serious obsession with cheese enchiladas. And living in Southern California, I am lucky enough to have access to some of the most AMAZING Mexican food joints around. Though, that is both a blessing and a curse, as the temptation to indulge in such deliciousness can wreak major havoc on my Weight Watchers goals. So, I keep my restaurant indulgences to a minimum, and then try to create low Points versions of my favorite foods at home. One of which is this incredible Spinach and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe. I bulked up the enchilada with ricotta, spinach, and a high fiber/low carb tortilla. Of course, these low calorie cheese enchiladas are still topped with enchilada sauce and shredded Mexican cheeses, but my healthier version is just 5 Points + per serving. I ate one of these Spinach and Cheese Enchiladas with some black beans and my Watermelon and Feta Salad for dinner, and was very satisfied. It is an excellent Weight Watchers Enchiladas Recipe that offers a great way to satisfy your Mexican food craving without blowing your Points budget.
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!
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!
Spinach and mushroom lasagna is one of absolute favorite dishes. It’s loaded with good for you ingredients and is so cheesy and creamy. But aside from the fact that this dish is made with healthy vegetables, most traditional Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Recipes can be loaded with extra fat, calories and carbs. So I played around with the ingredients, and created my own take on this popular vegetarian lasagna. My healthier, lower calorie version is nothing short of delicious and boasts just 8 Points + for a very nicely sized serving. It still has all the creamy, cheesy goodness that you’d expect, but with a lot less of the fat and calories. Using whole wheat lasagna noodles also helped to add in additional protein and fiber, so this ends up being one pretty filling meal. The bechamel sauce is key in this Weight Watchers lasagna recipe, so make sure to get the texture just right. Start by adding in the milk, and then very, very GRADUALLY add in the broth. You may not need any, or you may need it all. But you just don’t want the sauce too thin, or too thick. If it’s too thin, just whisk in a little extra flour. This dish does take some extra effort, I know, but it is soooooo worth it. Enjoy!
This low fat Chicken Sandwich recipe made with roasted red peppers and goat cheese is such an easy and delicious Weight Watchers lunch idea. I often save a few grilled or roasted chicken breasts from a previous dish I prepared, so I can have one ready to go when I’m making this sandwich. But you can also prepare the chicken from scratch if you like, or even use store bought rotisserie chicken. The sweetness of the roasted peppers make a wonderful combination with the tart goat cheese, and the onions and spinach give the sandwich some extra crunch. This is truly a delicious and satisfying sandwich recipe. Each sandwich is 8 Points +, which is great for 4oz of chicken 1oz of cheese and a whole roll. Pair this with a low calorie salad or soup recipe for a complete meal. Enjoy!