Creamy, rich, cheesy, and deliciously satisfying, this comfort food classic has everything you crave in traditional mac and cheese recipes, but for a lot fewer points.
The perfect, ice cold dessert recipe for a hot summer’s day, these Creamy Coconut Pineapple Popsicles are just as nutritious as they are delicious.
Made with just a few simple ingredients, each popsicle is just 1 Point. These are so ridiculously easy to make, and my toddler loves them too, so I can feel good about having a healthy dessert on hand that will be a hit with my picky toddler and easy on my Weight Watchers Points.
When making these, I used the Ikea Pop Ice Holder, which allowed me to make 12 popsicles, at about 3 oz each. But you can use just about any popsicle mold that you like.
These Creamy Coconut Popsicles are a must make this summer if you are a Weight Watcher who needs a sweet cold treat!
This Thai Coconut Curry Basil Shrimp Recipe is fresh, light, flavorful and satisfying, and makes a great Weight Watchers summer dinner recipe.
The sweet, peppery basil complements the spicy curry perfectly, and the polenta makes a wonderful vehicle for all these fabulous flavors. This traditional Thai shrimp recipe is usually served over rice, but I like the lighter taste of the polenta.
Each very nicely sized serving is just 6 Points, and is packed with delicious flavor. Pair it with some fresh cucumber salad, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful, healthier alternative to Thai takeout that is much more Weight Watchers friendly.
I do believe I have found one of my new favorite recipes — this incredibly delicious Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe. Oh my GOD, it is is so good! As I’ve said many times before, I am a huge fan of buffalo chicken anything, so when I found the original version of this recipe at Closet Cooking, I was psyched to re-vamp it and make it a more diet friendly dish.
Each large serving is incredibly flavorful and satisfying. It’s definitely a different taste than a traditional chili — it tastes kinda like a buffalo wing stew. SO GOOD. I like mine spicy, so I added extra hot sauce, but if you prefer a mild buffalo chicken chili, just use a bit less hot sauce.
I plan on using this as a Super Bowl Recipe too and serving it with some carrot and celery sticks…the men will love it and will have no idea they are eating a chicken chili that’s good for them and low in calories.
If you are a fan of buffalo chicken wings, you must try this Buffalo Chicken Chili. I would eat this every day if I could!
Oh, the poor turnip.
It’s commonly ignored at the supermarket, while shoppers fill up their carts with all the more popular produce, and the turnip just sits there, usually beside its brother – the beet, going mostly unnoticed.
Until now, that is.
After getting some beautiful fresh turnips in my Farm Fresh to You box recently, I was eager to give the turnip a try. They are so delicious!! I cannot believe I’ve never cooked them before. I came up with this glazed turnips recipe that was absolutely delicious, and lovely to look at as well.
If you’ve never had turnips before, they taste very similar to a potato, and I think they’d work great as a lighter substitute for potatoes in many Weight Watchers Recipes that call for potatoes. But when I made them on their own, as a simple and easy vegetable side dish, I definitely became a turnip fan, and promise to no longer ignore them at the grocery store.
I came across the original version of this Sweet and Salty Roasted Chickpeas Recipe at the Cupcake Project and was SO excited to try it!
These turned out to be a really yummy treat, and a healthy snack recipe at that. Each serving is 3 Points, and the flavors are just perfect for that late night snack you need while catching up on your DVR shows and can’t decide between a sweet snack or a salty snack.
These roasted chickpeas give you the best of both worlds with the added bonus of fiber and protein. The fiber also helps to make them filling. I think the next time I make these, I might try drizzling them with a tbsp of melted Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread first, instead of lightly misting them with olive oil. Just the idea of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon on anything makes me drool.
These are definitely delicious and healthy snacks that the whole family can enjoy.
This incredibly tasty Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta Recipe is as lovely to look at as it is to eat.
Just 3 Points per serving makes it a perfect Weight Watchers Vegetarian Recipe idea. I served it as a low calorie side dish with some roasted chicken, and it complemented the meat perfectly. It’s so fresh and flavorful, and is a great idea for a summer recipe to serve at a dinner party or potluck.
I wasn’t a fan of eggplant recipes until I traveled to Israel and tried a few eggplant dishes there. I am so glad I did! Now I adore eggplant and am always on the lookout for delicious new Weight Watchers Eggplant Recipes to try.
They are delicious and FULL of fiber, so they can definitely help to bulk up a dish. But this lovely and simple grilled eggplant recipe was perfect as is, and will definitely be something I’ll be making again.
When I get a craving for buffalo chicken wings, it takes every ounce of willpower I have not to run to the nearest wing place that happens to be right down the street.
So to satisfy my craving while still keeping my diet goals in mind, I created this amazingly delicious, low calorie Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe. It is filling and flavorful and a perfect lunch recipe idea.
Yes, you can eat yummy doughnuts and still lose weight…with this incredible Mini Baked Glazed Doughnuts Recipe, that is. I found the original version of these lighter doughnuts on Oh She Glows. They were boasted as a 100 calorie vegan doughnut recipe.
With two young kids at home, I’m all about quick and easy meals that can be made in one pot and require very little prep work (which equals very little cleanup too!), yet are still healthy and delicious.
This sauteed salmon recipe fits the bill perfectly. Not only is it fast and easy to make, but it’s also a wonderfully flavorful way to make salmon. The tomatoes keep them nice and moist, and the acidity helps to balance out the slightly fishy taste of salmon. The chickpeas add some fiber and fantastic texture, while also helping to bulk up the dish and make it more filling. And with just 7 Points per serving, it’s a great Weight Watchers dinner recipe that I can prepare in a pinch (so I can avoid calling Pizza Hut instead).
I served my Sauteed Salmon with Tomatoes and Chickpeas with a side of rice and salad, making a very complete and satisfying meal. It was perfect! Definitely, a great low calorie salmon recipe that the whole family enjoyed.
This easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe for the crock pot is one of my favorite “busy day” meals. It literally takes minutes to throw these ingredients in a slow cooker, and the end result is a deliciously creamy and cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu.
It tastes like something I’d buy at a restaurant.
Throw in some veggies for some extra bulk, if you’d like. But I prefer it nice and simple, as is. It’s a perfect, reliable meal to add to my list of Crock Pot Recipes that I know I will make time and time again because it’s so easy and so yummy.
So if you are looking for more slow cooker recipe ideas, give this Chicken Cordon Bleu a try!
A reader recently wrote in and asked if I could make an attempt at a copycat Orange Julius Recipe that was diet friendly.
Well, when I was younger, I used to get an Orange Julius almost every time I went to the mall, and her email got me feeling all nostalgic. Do Orange Julius locations even still exist? I have no idea. But their signature, original Orange Julius was so amazingly delicious…it tastes like a melted orange creamsicle – YUM.
Though it’s been years since I’ve had one, I will never forget the deliciousness of an Orange Julius. So with some fresh oranges on hand, I decided to take a stab at creating a low calorie Orange Julius Recipe that tastes just as good as the real thing but is lower in calories. I was thrilled at how yummy it turned out!
Whether you’ve ever had an Orange Julius or not, this smoothie recipe makes an ideal summer drink recipe that will have everyone’s taste buds going crazy.