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Christmas is one of the best food holiday’s there is! Everyone is making holiday cookies and desserts, Christmas dinners, delicious cocktail party appetizers and SO much more. It’s just an endless barrage of insane yumminess. And if you are dieting during this time of year, it’s incredibly difficult to stay on track. But with my Weight Watchers Christmas Recipes you can find some wonderful ways to enjoy your favorite holiday recipes without completely destroying your diet. Why not give a couple of these recipes a try this year?

Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe – 5 Points

If you are all turkey-ed out after the Thanksgiving Day feast, then today’s recipe is for you! I put together this Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe as a tasty and festive alternative to turkey for holiday dinners. Truthfully, I’m not a big fan of turkey. And neither is most of my family. But we serve it every year because…well…tradition.

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipe – 1-6 Points

If you haven’t heard of the Instant Pot recipes craze, then you came to the right place today! Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. It’s a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools. And it’s kind of amazing.

Pomegranate Apple Date Salad

Pomegranate, Apple, and Date Salad Recipe – 4 Points

One of my all time favorite Weight Watchers holiday salad recipes, I’ve made this Pomegranate, Apple, and Date Salad Recipe more times than I can recall! Not only is it lovely, but it’s super easy, and it works well as a complement to many meals. Traditionally, it’s always on my table every Rosh Hashanah, as it’s full of my foods that are symbolic of the holiday.

Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup

Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe – 3 Smart Points

Baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up with this tasty Weight Watchers Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe that’s packed with fiber to help you feel full, and Vitamin C to help ward off those seasonal viruses. The flavors of this vegan soup recipe are bright and fresh, and are the perfect anecdote to the winter blues

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe – 6 Smart Points

If you are looking for a healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipe this year, these Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic alternative to candied yams. Yes, I know traditional candied yams are swimming in butter and melted marshmallow and nothing can quite compare to that, but these sweet potatoes are a LOT better for you and a great way to help you stay on track this holiday season.

Crock Pot Lemon Rosemary Whole Chicken Recipe

Crock Pot Lemon Rosemary Whole Chicken Recipe – 3-6 Points +

Ever since I first tried cooking a whole chicken in my slow cooker, I’ve been hooked. It gives me the most delicious, most juicy and moist chicken ever, hands down. They key is to stick it under the broiler for a bit before slow cooking it. This locks in the meat’s natural juices, and helps deliver an absolutely decadent meal. However, if you prefer a more crispy skinned exterior, simply do the broiling process after the chicken is slow cooked.

Crusted Butternut Squash

Crusted Butternut Squash Recipe – 3 Points +

Recently, I came across the original version of this Crusted Butternut Squash Recipe at Sprouted Kitchen. And even though it’s the middle of summer, I suddenly was overcome with a desire for this fall recipe. I made just a few tweaks to the recipe, and was thrilled with how ridiculously delicious this butternut squash recipe was!

Cabernet Beef Pot Roast

Cabernet Beef Pot Roast Recipe – 4 Points +

There’s something about pot roasts that just take me back to my childhood and coming in from a chilly fall day to the aroma of a juicy, tender roast in the oven. As a Weight Watchers member, I try to avoid red meat most of the time due to it being higher in Points Plus and higher in cholesterol.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe – 4 Points +

This Lemon Rosemary Chicken is nothing short of fantastic…not only is it delicious and flavorful, but it’s prepared very quickly and easily with just a few ingredients, and it’s just 4 Points + per serving. The fresh, pine-like taste of the rosemary is perfectly balanced by the bright lemon flavor and the bold garlic.

Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Chipotle Cream

Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Chipotle Cream – 2 Points +

It’s officially fall, folks! And what better way to kick off the season than with this delicious Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Spicy Chipotle Cream. The slightly sweet and savory mellowness of the pumpkin soup is perfectly complemented with a touch of heat from the chipotle seasoned yogurt. And I love that extra bit of creamy tartness from the yogurt!

Braised Sage and Rosemary Chicken

Braised Sage and Rosemary Chicken Recipe – 4 Points +

The incredible flavors of fall/winter are featured in this savory Braised Sage and Rosemary Chicken Recipe. Simmered in a white wine and tomato based broth, this low calorie chicken recipe is light and flavorful, and boasts just 4 Points + per serving. It makes a wonderfully easy weeknight dinner idea, but is also lovely enough for me to suggest it as a Weight Watchers Christmas dinner recipe. I like to serve it over polenta, but it would also work really well on pasta or roasted vegetables. Each serving is just 4 Points +, making it a fantastic Weight Watchers recipe that delivers a lot of flavor and protein, with very minimal carbs and fat. Enjoy!

Parmesan Lemon Smashed Potatoes

Parmesan Lemon Smashed Potatoes Recipe – 5 Points +

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

Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges – 2 Points +

Most acorn squash recipes I’ve tried are sweet and simple, with a basic flavor palette. But I was determined to come up with something a bit more unique, with bold flavors. So with some acorn squash that I just received in my most recent Farm Fresh to You package, I got to work coming up with a tangy and spicy topping for my roasted acorn squash wedges. And I hit the jackpot with a Chile Lime Vinaigrette that I was actually planning on using for my salad.

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Baked Pumpkin French Toast Recipe – 8 Points +

Tired of all the delicious, seasonal pumpkin recipes yet? I didn’t think so. Here’s another one for a Baked Pumpkin French Toast that is so good, it tastes more like dessert than breakfast. After seeing so many baked french toasts recipes floating around lately, I decided to give one a shot, even though I’m not a huge fan of french toast.

Roasted Sage and Pomegranate Chicken

Roasted Sage and Pomegranate Chicken Recipe – 8 Points +

Yes, I know it’s Thanksgiving and here I am already making a suggestion for Christmas dinner. But my turkey is in the oven, my house smells divine and I’m just full of food holiday happiness right now. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, I was toying with some ideas for a light Christmas dinner, and ended up with this incredible Roasted Sage and Pomegranate Chicken Recipe that was so flavorful and so good, I may end up making it again before Christmas.

Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa Recipe – 2 Points +

I first came across this amazing Cranberry Salsa Recipe at Crafty’s Cafe. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical at first. But since I adore salsa, I was eager to give it a try. Plus, I thought it would make a really unique Thanksgiving appetizer recipe or Christmas appetizer recipe that would still be Weight Watchers friendly.

Sage and Ricotta Baked Meatballs

Sage and Ricotta Baked Meatballs Recipe -3 Points +

These Sage and Ricotta Baked Meatballs are so easy and so delicious, it’s hard to believe that each meatball is just 1 Points + each! The sage gives these meatballs a nice, seasonal flavor, and the ricotta helps to keep them tender and moist, which is key when using very low fat meat. I want to try this recipe with ground turkey too, but I need to make a few enhancements to keep them from being dry.

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