One of the most popular recipes on LaaLoosh is my crockpot beer chicken. In 2012, it was named Ziplist’s most cooked recipe. And there is a reason. It’s wonderful and easy. It tastes great, is perfect for game days or a busy evening, and is low in points.
Chicken breasts are an incredible food. Nearly everyone likes them, they’re easy to prepare, they’re high in protein but relatively low in fat and you can use them in just about anything. They are mild and that means they are incredibly versatile.
This easy and delicious Middle Eastern Cucumber Tomato Salad is one of my staple low calorie side dish recipes. It pairs well with just about everything and is such a light, crisp and refreshing salad.
I often tire of salads with lettuce, so this Cucumber Tomato version is one of my favorite salad recipes. Sometimes, I’ll add a few variations to it, like adding fresh mint or using lime juice instead of lemon. It’s also great added to some quinoa or couscous.
Delicious, easy, and full of flavor, this light summer pasta recipe made with Grilled Zucchini and Tomato is the perfect meal idea for a hot summer’s day. Grilling the veggies gives them such a nice taste and adds a real summer BBQ feel to the dish. It would make a great Weight Watchers pasta recipe to take to a Potluck too.
I plan on serving this as one of my 4th of July Weight Watchers Recipes at my BBQ this Wednesday, since a few of my friends, who are also Weight Watchers, will be there too. But this Grilled Zucchini and Tomato Parmesan Pasta Recipe is so good, no one else will be aware that they are eating lighter pasta.
I have to say, this baked ranch chicken is one of the best chicken recipes I’ve ever had. It’s so simple, and yet so delicious. The flavors are perfect, and the crunchy cornflake breading works wonderfully.
These delicious Mini Bacon, Fig, and Goat Cheese Pizzas are the perfect twist on traditional pizza recipes. And at 5 Points per pizza, they are a great idea for a unique Weight Watchers lunch recipe.
In fact, these “pizzas” are nothing like the typical pizzas we all know and love, but oh my are they good! The sweet figs and honey balsamic glaze go perfectly with the tangy goat cheese, salty bacon and peppery arugula. Each bite is like a little mouthful of heaven.
They also make wonderful Weight Watchers appetizers or party foods and they are insanely easy to make. The high fiber crust helps to make them very filling. I ate two of these and a light salad for dinner one night, and was very satisfied.
I’ll definitely be making these Mini Bacon, Fig, and Goat Cheese Pizzas often. Enjoy!
Traditionally made with ground beef or lamb, Persian Kofta Kebabs are a delicious way to prepare ground meat. The flavors are fantastic, and they are incredibly easy to make.
A much more naïve version of me had these kebabs on my first trip to Israel, and I was confused as to why the “kebab” I ordered was ground meat, instead of the lovely little cubes I was used to. And that became my first lesson in the Kofta (or Kofte) Kebab.
The origin of the word köfte is the Persian word “kufteh” meaning “mashed”. In old times, since people did not have meat grinders, they minced meat into very small pieces and then mashed them in large mortars. I fell in love with these delicious skewers of meat, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Now, there’s a Middle Eastern market a few blocks away and I often go there and indulge in their ground beef Kofta Kebabs — they are so amazingly good. But definitely not low calorie. So to keep myself from consuming too many Weight Watchers Points, I decided to experiment a bit and create a version using lean ground turkey.
In order to keep the turkey from getting dry, I also added some shredded zucchini to the ground turkey. And while my picture didn’t quite turn out so well, the taste was fantastic! And it added up to just 4 Points per serving. My husband really likes his meat charred, so I cooked the ones you see in the picture for a bit longer.
I served these with some low calorie tzatziki sauce, and they were a hit. If you are looking for a unique ground turkey recipe to try, these Kofte kebabs are a perfect idea!
If you are looking to indulge a bit and spend some Points on a seriously delicious and healthy recipe, then this Lemon Spinach Chickpea Pasta with Parsley Pesto is that dish.
It’s so beautiful and flavorful, and even though each serving is 10 Points, it’s crazy filling. I found the original version of this Pasta Recipe at The Year in Food, and thought it looked incredible. So I re-made her Preserved Lemon + Chickpea Pasta with Parsley Pesto, and created a version that was much lower in Points, but still had all the divine flavors and textures of the original version.
With all the protein, fiber, carbs and nutrients this vegan Weight Watchers recipe has to offer, I didn’t even feel the need to serve it with a side dish. My family enjoyed it for a nice Saturday afternoon lunch, and then we followed it with some fruit a couple of hours later. We were full till dinner time.
A complete meal that’s well worth the 10 Points.
These Buffalo Chicken Bites are seriously amazing and one of the best recipes I’ve ever made. They are a wonderful, much lighter alternative to traditional Buffalo chicken wings, but for a lot fewer points.
This is an excellent dish to help you satisfy that Buffalo chicken craving.
With the summer season kicking off, asparagus is plentiful at the markets, and is one of my favorite veggies. So I’m always on the lookout for delicious new Weight Watchers Asparagus Recipes to try, since I eat a lot of asparagus and love to shake up my plate with some new and unique ideas.
This Balsamic Tomato Asparagus was off the charts AMAZING. The mild asparagus was a perfect palate for the creamy, tangy goat cheese and tart, acidic tomatoes. And at just 3 Points for half the entire dish, this asparagus makes a great Weight Watchers side dish recipe that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.
My husband loved it just as much as I did. I also loved how ridiculously easy it was to make. This recipe would also be fantastic using grilled asparagus too, so if you’ve got that grill heated up, toss on some asparagus and make this dish, asap!
Growing up, Swedish meatballs were a staple in my house. So every time I eat them, I think of classic, home cooking. I adore Swedish meatballs…really, what’s not to love about moist and juicy meatballs smothered in a creamy, beefy sauce and usually served over yummy egg noodles?
An easy and healthy dinner idea, this Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Alfredo Recipe is all kinds of good!
Full of flavor, and smothered in creamy Alfredo sauce, it’s hard to believe that each serving is just 5 Points. The jarred Alfredo sauce makes this a super easy dinner recipe, and it also helps to cut down on calories a lot. And bulking up the Alfredo sauce with a bit of nonfat Greek yogurt helps add protein and texture without adding a lot more Points.
The end result is perfect – a rich and creamy Pasta Alfredo.
The added mushrooms and roasted red peppers help contribute delicious flavors and also help add some bulk to the dish, giving you more bang for your buck.
Pair this Alfredo pasta recipe with a low calorie salad and you’ve got a fantastic Weight Watchers dinner that tastes amazing and will still keep you on track to reaching your weight loss goals.
Lovers of cheese, bacon and ranch unite!
This AMAZINGLY delicious Cheesy Bacon Ranch Baked Potato Slices Recipe is a great way to get a lot of mileage out of a potato. Rather than a typical baked potato recipe, this potato is sliced into thin rounds and topped with melted cheese, REAL bacon crumbles and served with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce.
Share the whole plate with a friend and each serving is just 7 Points. Not bad for a nice portion of deliciousness that tastes like it’s a LOT higher in Weight Watchers Points than it is.
It is the perfect junk food craving satisfier! So if you are having a day where you feel like running to the nearest drive through, make these delicious Cheesy Bacon Ranch Baked Potato Slices instead, and feel like you indulged.
This dish also makes a fabulous Weight Watchers Super Bowl Recipe idea, so make sure to keep it in mind come January :).