Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins Recipe – 4 Point Value

Finger Food

Finger food is such a pleasure to eat as an appetizer or a quick snack, and it’s so easy to make. But if you’re dieting, it’s incredibly easy to just keeping gulping down those finger foods, usually without even realizing it. These low calorie pepperoni pizza potato skins are a bit bigger than your typical finger food, so you’ll eat them slower. Plus, the potato base makes them more filling so you’ll eat less! Feel free to mix it up and try different variations of them by using different toppings like pineapple, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives, or onions, and substituting the pepperoni for sausage, ham, or BBQ chicken. If adding any of the last three options, just make sure to figure in the Points!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie Recipe – 7 Point Value

Pie

Mmmmmm…chocolate chip peanut butter pie…just typing those words is getting me all excited! I’m fantasizing about diving into a nice, creamy, decadent slice of chocolate peanut butter heaven. But when the average slice of your typical chocolate peanut butter pie clocks in at an average of 15-24 Weight Watchers Points, it’s definitely a dieting no-no. So when I found this mouth-watering Weight Watchers recipe, I was beyond thrilled! Granted, it is a small serving, but the pie is so indulgent and creamy that one small serving is enough to satisfy the craving for chocolate peanut buttery goodness!

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Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli Recipe – 8 Points +

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

When I think of beef and broccoli, I always think of traditional Chinese stir fry. But this tasty dish is made in a slow cooker or crock pot, and offers a whole new way to enjoy it! I really just adore crock pot recipes because they are so incredibly easy and so tasty, and this beef and broccoli recipe is no exception. The slow cooker really makes your meat so tender and juicy. And with just 8 Points +, it’s definitely a dish worth trying out. This is one dish that is a staple on my list of Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes.

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Homemade Melted Cherry Tomato Gourmet Pasta Sauce Recipe – 2 Point Value

Tomatoes

In the spirit of my excitement over all the low calorie pasta recipes I’ve been making, here is a delicious gourmet pasta sauce recipe that is fresh, healthy and oh so yummy! This homemade pasta sauce sure beats the stuff from a jar and will “wow” your dinner guests. It was so tasty, I couldn’t stop eating it when I was cooking!! The sauce yields lots of heart healthy fiber, antioxidants and lycopene (which is one of the most potent antioxidants and is being investigated as a potential agent for the
prevention of cancers, including prostate cancer)

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Miracle Noodle Spicy Pasta Salad Recipe – 0 Point Value!!

Yes, that’s right, a pasta recipe that has just 0 Weight Watchers Points. I made this tasty dish using the super fabulous zero calorie Miracle Noodles that I discovered not too long ago. This pasta salad recipe, which is served cold, is great to take to a picnic or barbeque party, and makes a fantastic side dish for many different meats and poultry dishes. It’s easy to prepare, delicious and has barely any calories!

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Cheesy Spinach Mushroom Miracle Noodle Orzo Recipe – 0 Calories & 3 Point Value

Orzo Noodles

Not too long ago, I reviewed Miracle Noodle – a zero calorie noodle that can currently be ordered only online. I’ve been a big fan of the House Foods Shirataki Noodles for a long time now, and anything that can beat those was totally worth trying! So I got my hands on some Miracle Noodles, and here, as promised, here is my very first Miracle Noodle recipe! My own creation — a diet friendly, low calorie Orzo Recipe made with Miracle Noodle’s Orzo Pasta, which has zero calories! As soon as I heard about this miracle food, I was dying to give it a try. I mean a zero calorie noodle? It was too good to be true. Granted, it doesn’t taste exactly like regular pasta, but hey, compromising a bit of taste for a ton of calories is totally worth it in my book!

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Miracle Noodles – The Zero Calorie Pasta!?!

Shirataki Noodles

Yes, the Gods have finally answered my prayers….a ZERO calorie pasta has been created! When I first heard about Miracle Noodle and their no-calorie Shirataki noodles, I was hesitant to believe it was possible to have pasta that has no calories, yet my interest was piqued. I knew I had to try it. After reading through Miracle Noodle’s website, I learned a lot about these special Shirataki noodles. Unlike typical pasta noodles which are made from grain-based flours, and thus loaded with lots of calories and carbohydrates, Shirataki noodles are made from yam flour. So you wind up with gluten-free, calorie-free, low-carb pasta! Granted, the texture of these noodles is a bit different than regular pasta, but the taste is good, they are quite filling, and you can use these in a such wide variety of recipes. And when you think of the calories you’re saving, it’s a fantastically fair trade.

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Basque Style Chicken Stew Crock Pot Recipe – 4 Point Value

Crock Pot Chicken Stew

This is a fabulous chicken stew recipe for a crock pot or slow cooker. And with only 4 Weight Watchers Points, it’s hard to imagine that stew with this much flavor can be made so quickly and easily! Plus, this stew recipe is packed with mostly vegetables and meat making it high in fiber and protein, and low in carbohydrates and calorie – perfect! I also found it to be very filling. It heats up well too, so it makes a great diet friendly lunch to take to work for the next day.

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Salmon Pasta Salad Recipe – 6 Point Value

Weight Watchers Salmon Pasta Salad

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE pasta salad. And if you love it as much as I do, you’ll really enjoy this delicious (and healthy) recipe! This is a great recipe to make for parties or large family dinners, as it serves 10. It’s also a very colorful dish (so your dinner guests will love it), and it’s loaded with vitamins and healthy fats. Also, if you don’t have fresh salmon, you can used canned (it’s easier anyway). I made this salmon pasta salad once for a backyard BBQ and it was a huge hit! My friends all loved it and treated me like I was a gourmet chef. Ha!

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Basil Chicken Recipe – 6 Point Value


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This is one of the easiest chicken recipes I’ve ever used. Man, I just love these crock pot recipes!! In less than 5 minutes, I’ve got everything in the slow cooker and there is nothing more I need to do! Plus, this low calorie basil chicken recipe tastes amazing and is a great meal for those following the Weight Watchers program. This is a great meal to cook for the whole family, or to divvy up into individual portions to be eaten at a later time (this is a GREAT way to have low point, ready made meals on hand).

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Sausage and Chicken Gumbo Recipe – 6 Point Value

Homemade Gumbo

This sausage and chicken recipes is one of my fiancé’s all time favorites. And I like cooking it because it’s an easy recipe to prepare. Not to mention it’s delicious and a big serving is only 6 Weight Watchers POINTS! Gumbo, which is a local version of French bouillabaisse, has graced every proud Louisianan table at one time or another. And this lightened up version is just as tasty as the traditional delicacy of the bayou.

TIP: This homemade gumbo recipe can be prepared with fresh vegetables for a slightly more crunchy texture.

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Chicken Parmigina Recipe Low Calorie – 5 Point Value

Weight Watchers Chicken Parmigina

If you are following the Weight Watcher diet plan or any weight loss program, and thought that the yumminess that is chicken parmigiana was a dish that you’d have to kiss goodbye, think again! This lightened up Italian recipe gives you all the taste, but a lot less of the fat and calories. Try this chicken recipe for dinner, and your whole family is sure to love it. And I bet no one in your family will guess that it’s good for them!

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