This gloomy weather we’ve had in LA over the weekend has got me craving some hearty comfort food. And when it’s cold outside, nothing is more satisfying that a nice, hot bowl of soup. This tasty Autumn Vegetable Minestrone soup is a great low calorie soup recipe to keep on hand. With just one WW point, it’s a dieter’s best friend! I like to make a large batch of this soup and then divide it up into individual portions and freeze them. That way, when hunger strikes and I’m looking for something quick and easy to make, I can just grab one of these low calorie soups right out of my freezer and heat it up! So convenient, healthy and delicious!
photo credit: me and the sysop
This slow cooker recipe for Asian Spiced Beans with Rice, complete with Weight Watcher Points, is one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s thick and hearty, and loaded with fiber and protein, so you feel very full with just one serving. If you really want to amp up your nutrients, you can substitute brown rice for the cooked white rice. I also preferred to use black beans instead of the red beans because I like the taste better.
Arroz con pollo is a traditional dish from Spain and Latin America. It translates as “Rice with Chicken” in Spanish. There are many different ways to prepare this tasty meal, but below is my special Weight Watchers chicken recipe version, with lower calories, yet still with all the yumminess! Some people may use saffron in arroz con pollo, but I did not in this recipe. Though, feel free to add it to your version, if you’d like, as it will not affect the Weight Watchers Points Value. This is such an easy meal to make and is a great family Crockpot recipe!
In the world of Weight Watchers, this 0 Points soup has reached celebrity status. It’s yummy, easy to make, and has ZERO POINTS!!! As a Weight Watchers member, this soup has been a staple for me. I find it best to make a large batch on the weekend, and then divide into 1 1/2 cup portions (those little plastic Ziploc containers work great for this), and store them in my fridge or freezer. This way, when I’m busy during the week, I can just whip out one of these babies on a moment’s notice!
Nothing says authentic cowboy cookin’ luck Arizona Chuck Wagon Beans. I absolutely adore this meal, but I thought there was no way I could manage to eat it and still stay within my Weight Watchers Points Range for the day. So when I found this recipe online one day, I was ecstatic! I couldn’t wait to give it a try. It ended up turning out perfectly! Actually, it turned out so well, my fiancé didn’t even know it was low calorie! Ha!
If you like that good ‘ol fashioned western cooking, this is one recipe you’ll love!
I love chocolate. I adore chocolate. Chocolate and I are BFF’s forever! I’ve have always felt this way about chocolate, and when I first started the Weight Watchers program, one of my first concerns was how I would be able to continue my love affair with this sweet sensation. But if many of you are Weight Watchers members too, then you know that this is why their program is successful – because they teach you how to eat the things you love and still lose weight.
In fact, I found this really helpful survival guide from Weight Watchers that teaches you how to have your chocolate cake and eat it too! Check it out…
I was looking for something fancy (yet cheap and easy) to serve at a dinner party that my fiancé and I recently hosted and this low calorie crock pot recipe I found for apples ‘n port really fit the bill! This slow cooker recipe is so amazingly delicious over ice cream or shortbread. I served it with Devonshire cream over scones. It looked and tasted amazing and my friends were tres impressed with my gourmet cooking skills. Little do they know how easy it was!
But because I am dieting, I ate the apples ‘n port desert over some low fat vanilla yogurt, so that I could stay within my Weight Watchers Points range for the day. Yay!
Surely you’ve heard about Pinkberry. Everyone is talking about it. It’s known as the “real” frozen yogurt, and it’s all the rage in Hollywood. With US franchises only in New York and California, Pinkberry is definitely setting the trend for frozen yogurt. You gotta give props to the Pinkberry marketing team though…. Load all your franchises in the two most celebrity infested states, get it into celebrity hands, get a picture of that and voila – you’re business explodes. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about…I found this photo of Kirsten Dunst getting’ her Pinkberry on in LA. I’m sure the Pinkberry marketing execs were just loving this.
Yeah, this recipe tastes as good as it sounds! It’s the perfect mix of apple pie and bread pudding that’s great served hot or cold. This Apple Pie Bread Pudding Recipe is low fat, low calorie and an amazing dessert for anyone who is following the Weight Watchers plan. Made in your crock pot, this recipe is so easy and so delicious, it’ll please your whole family and impress your guests.
If you love southern cooking like I do, you’ll love my homemade apple butter recipe, complete with step-by step instructions. I worked really hard to make this tasty sauce with fewer calories so that I could stay within my Weight Watchers Daily Points range. And it turned out amazing! This is definitely a must try.
And for those of you who’ve never had it before, here’s a little background info… Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce, produced by long, slow cooking of apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown. The concentration of sugar gives apple butter a much longer shelf life as a preserve than applesauce. Apple butter was a popular way of using apples in colonial America, and well into the 19th century. The term “butter” refers to the thick, soft consistency, and apple butter’s use as a spread for breads. Typically seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice and other spices, apple butter may be spread on buttered toast, used as a side dish, an ingredient in baked goods, or as a condiment.
Pot Roast Recipe
Who doesn’t love a good All American pot roast? This classic meal takes me back to being a kid in snowy Pennsylvania, when I would come inside from being out playing in the snow and the fragrance of Mom’s pot roast would send my olfactory sensors into overdrive. So, I’m sharing my recipe (the Weight Watchers version) with you in the hopes that you’ll savor it the same way I have. This method of cooking an inexpensive cut of meat makes it so tender that this recipe will always be one of my favorite meals. And the best part is that it’s assembled very quickly, in 15 minutes or less, and then requires no more attention until it is done! Woo hoo!
Alpine Chicken is Chicken slow cooked with ham or Canadian bacon, cheese, noodles, and seasonings. It’s a rich, hearty, southern dish that can typically be pretty fattening. But I came across this fantastic recipe that manages to still deliver all “YUM factor”, but with a lot less calories and fat! This dish is a must-do!