It is a fact that I have a minor obsession with Shrimp Spring Rolls. While I love the roll itself, I am mostly just looking for a vehicle for that delicious peanut dipping sauce they come with! Sooooooo GOOD.

Light, fresh, doesn’t involve cooking….perfect for a hot summer’s day lunch. Never thinking that it would be a feat I could conquer, for months, I toyed with the idea of trying to make my own Shrimp Spring Rolls. If I was able to do this, I would be able to have an endless supply of them, readily available at my whim.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Since I know everyone and their mother will be sharing awesome 4th of July grilling recipes today, I’m going to go a different route and share one of my absolute favorite American classic comfort food casseroles.

This Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake has been around forever, but my healthy makeover turns it into an absolutely delicious Weight Watchers Casserole Recipe that gives you a lot of bang for your Points.

If I’ve learned one thing from marrying an Israeli, it’s that Middle Eastern food is AMAZING. Seriously, AMAZING. I have learned so much about the fantastic flavors of the Middle East and have been there quite a few times to taste it first hand.

Plus, when my in-laws come to visit us here in CA, I put them to work in the kitchen immediately and watch everything they do. Every time we visit Israel, my father in law cooks at least one huge dinner with a variety of grilled meats. One of my favorites are the chicken kebabs.

And that is the recipe I’m going to share today.

Chinese food lovers, you are in for a treat today! This Light Sesame Chicken Recipe is absolutely amazing, and yet still low in Points.

It’s a quick and easy Weight Watchers chicken recipe that works great over some brown rice or noodles. I ate mine with just some steamed vegetables as I was nearing the end of my Daily Points allowance. But this dish is incredibly flavorful and light, and a much healthier alternative to the sesame chicken you’d find at your favorite Chinese food restaurant.

Feel free to play around with the vinegar and/or sugar if you want it sweeter or more tangy, it’s really pretty hard to mess this recipe up. If you love Chinese food but don’t want all the extra calories, fat and Points that come with it, then this Light Sesame Chicken Recipe is a must try.

light sesame chicken


A healthy and delicious low Points version of Sesame Chicken that is sure to have all jumping for joy. Save money by making this popular Chinese dish at home instead of at a restaurant.
3.67 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 247 kcal


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts - (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves - (minced)
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ½ cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and pepper. Toss chicken pieces in mixture until they are all evenly coated with flour.
  • Preheat a medium sized non-stick, oven-safe skillet and spray with non-fat cooking spray. Place chicken in pan, and cook until seared on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, chicken broth, sesame oil, brown sugar, and garlic.
  • Pour mixture into the seared chicken, and toss around a bit to mix. Place entire skillet into oven, and cook for about 20 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes. Toss with sesame seeds and serve.


Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup


Calories: 247 kcal (12%)Carbohydrates: 8 g (3%)Protein: 34.2 g (68%)Fat: 7 g (11%)Saturated Fat: 0.5 g (3%)Cholesterol: 97 mg (32%)Sodium: 614 mg (27%)Potassium: 629 mg (18%)Fiber: 0.6 g (3%)Sugar: 1.8 g (2%)Calcium: 30 mg (3%)Iron: 1.4 mg (8%)
Main Ingredient: Chicken Recipes
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This Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Recipe is sooooooo easy to make and tastes like a million bucks. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal!

It goes perfectly over rice or roasted vegetables. The soy balsamic sauce adds such delicious flavor to the chicken breasts and helps to keep the moist and juicy. And the rosemary gives such a nice and unexpected boost of savor and helps highlight all of the other ingredients.

When I first saw this Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries Recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago, I was a bit skeptical. But since I adore french fries and am always looking for/experimenting with new recipes that offer a tasty and healthier alternative that is low in Weight Watchers Points, I decided to give this a try.

I know that the flavor of green beans can be very distinct, so I altered the original version of the recipe I found at Dashing Dish, a bit.

I’m just going to get straight to the point here, this Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe was AMAZING. It was so beautiful, and full of flavor, and so incredibly easy to make.

I marinated it the night before, so the chicken breasts were really tender and juicy. I grilled mine using an indoor grill pan because my husband wasn’t home, and I hate messing with the real grill. It turned out perfect, and I was able to get it on the table in about 15-20 minutes.

My favorite part is the amazing tomato, mint, olive, and feta topping…OH.Em.GEE….it is incredible. So fresh and light tasting…absolutely perfect for a Weight Watchers Summer Recipe.

Plus, it’s low carb, high in protein, and very satisfying for being so low in Points. My whole family loved this, and I cannot wait to make it again. This one is a MUST try.

greek chicken


A truly delicious and beautiful grilled chicken recipe that is bursting with color and flavor. It’s healthy, light, and perfect for a fresh and easy summer dinner recipe. You get a satisfying chicken recipe that everyone will enjoy, but will still help keep you on track to reaching those goals.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 192 kcal


  • 1 ½ lbs skinlessboneless chicken breasts - (cut into 6 fillets)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes - (cut in halves)
  • ½ cup fat free feta cheese
  • ½ cup mint leaves - (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup kalamata olives - (pitted)
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic - (minced)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare marinade by combining vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour over chicken breasts, making sure that all chicken is submerged in marinade as much as possible. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • In medium bowl, toss together the tomatoes, mint leaves, feta, olives, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  • Heat a grill pan, or outdoor grill to medium heat. Cook chicken until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Place chicken on serving platter, and spoon tomato mixture over top.


Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 chicken cutlet with tomato/feta topping


Calories: 192 kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 5.8 g (2%)Protein: 26.4 g (53%)Fat: 6.7 g (10%)Saturated Fat: 0.5 g (3%)Cholesterol: 73 mg (24%)Sodium: 243 mg (11%)Potassium: 637 mg (18%)Fiber: 2.2 g (9%)Sugar: 2.6 g (3%)Calcium: 60 mg (6%)Iron: 2.3 mg (13%)
Main Ingredient: Chicken Recipes
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Need a unique and healthy new Weight Watchers Recipe idea for your grill this summer? Well these Spicy Grilled Pineapple Chicken Burgers will knock your socks off!

This burger is so light ad fresh, and full of delicious, flavors. The thin sandwich round eliminates a lot of extra calories and carbs, and the pineapple helps bulk up the burger without adding more Points.

The lean ground chicken patties are wonderfully seasoned and I added some diced jalapenos for an extra kick. I also whipped up a chipotle may dressing which balanced out the burger perfectly.

This is a must try Weight Watchers Grilling Recipe this summer. My Spicy Grilled Pineapple Chicken Burger Recipe is great paired with some corn on the cob or roasted vegetables.

grilled pineapple chicken burger


Perfect for a summer BBQ, these Hawaiian style chicken burgers are spicy and delicious. The fresh grilled pineapple, melted cheese and chipotle mayo give them the perfect finishing touch. A tasty and healthier alternative to standard, traditional grilled burgers.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 322 kcal


  • 2 lbs ground chicken breast
  • 8 slices reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 Sandwich Thins
  • 8 pineapple rings - (in their own juice, if you are using canned)
  • 1 small red onion - (thinly sliced)
  • cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 small jalapeno - (seeded and minced)
  • 4 garlic cloves - (minced)
  • 2 tbsp Vegenaise or reduced fat mayo
  • ¼ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


  • Combine ground chicken, soy sauce, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, pepper, and smoked paprika by hand in a large bowl. Form into 8 patties, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayo, Greek yogurt and chipotle seasoning. Mix well, and set aside.
  • Heat up grill to medium heat. Place chicken patties directly on the grates and cook to desired level of doneness…about 4-5 minutes per side. Top each burger with a slice of cheese for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking time to melt. Grill sandwich thins, if desired. Place cooked burgers on a plate, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Grill pineapples grates over medium heat. Carefully turn after 1-2 minutes.
  • Assemble burger with 1 chicken patty and cheese, 1 pineapple ring and equal portions of red onions and chipotle mayo.


Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is 1 burger


Calories: 322 kcal (16%)Carbohydrates: 29.5 g (10%)Protein: 41.2 g (82%)Fat: 6.4 g (10%)Saturated Fat: 2.5 g (16%)Cholesterol: 86 mg (29%)Sodium: 809 mg (35%)Potassium: 99 mg (3%)Fiber: 7.1 g (30%)Sugar: 6.9 g (8%)Calcium: 160 mg (16%)Iron: 1.8 mg (10%)
Main Ingredient: Chicken Recipes
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Truthfully, I’ve never been a fan of peas. I usually always pick them out of whatever food I’m eating, unless it’s masked really well in a carb-y, cheesy casserole.

To eat them straight up, as a side to a meal, is like my worst nightmare.

But one day, while browsing through one of my cooking magazines, I came across a lovely photo of a beautiful, bright green pea soup. The fresh, stunning color inspired me to give this little legume another shot.

In college, I used to LOVE eating cold, leftover Chinese food, straight from the carton in the fridge (actually, I still love to do that). In fact, Chinese food is one of the very few leftover foods, originally served hot, that I enjoy eating cold.

My favorite is the chow mein noodles. And when cold, leftover Chinese food wasn’t an option, I often ordered cold noodle salads at my favorite Oriental restaurants. But now, being a Weight Watchers member and a mom trying to make healthy food to serve her family, I try to avoid fatty, high-calorie, high-sodium foods from restaurants. And instead, I try and create a healthier “knockoff” at home that is still incredibly tasty, but low in Weight Watchers Points and as healthy as I can get it.

My version of Oriental Cold Noodles turned out absolutely AMAZING. Seriously, I couldn’t stop eating it. It was so fresh, zesty, and tangy, and truly a real treat for just 6 Points per serving. This is now what I turn to for my cold noodle fix. Pair it with some miso soup for a delicious and complete meal.


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