My, how I love a good quinoa recipe. Not only is it healthy and a much better alternative to rice or pasta, I think it’s absolutely delicious. And when combined with fresh, crunchy vegetables then dressed in a sweet and tangy ginger peanut dressing for just 4 Points per serving, well, it’s downright FABULOUS.

I came across the original version of this recipe at Ambitious Kitchen, and knew I had to try it. But I made some alterations in order to make it more Weight Watchers-friendly and to enhance the flavor a bit.

My version uses a fantastic, low-calorie peanut butter substitute called Better’n Peanut Butter. If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor and get some! It’s a LOT lower in fat than regular peanut butter and the taste is pretty close. If you don’t have the Better’n Peanut Butter, or don’t want to use it, you can absolutely use regular peanut butter, though it will probably tack on an extra Point or two. Regardless, this Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad is a must-try.

I can honestly say, I have NEVER met a single soul who doesn’t love Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. And with good reason – these meaty sandwiches are beyond delicious.

Traditionally made with steak, and topped with green peppers, onions, and melted cheese, a cheesesteak can be way too many Weight Watchers Points to enjoy on a regular basis.

Chicken Francese

A popular Italian chicken recipe, traditional chicken Francese is a lightly breaded chicken that is cooked in a wine/lemon/butter sauce. Sound delicious? It is! In order to make it healthier and lower in Weight Watchers Points, I skipped the breading and added some capers for extra flavor. I also used a light butter (Brummel & Brown), which gives all that buttery flavor without the artery clogging fat and cholesterol. This light chicken recipe works very well over some whole wheat pasta with some roasted vegetables added to it (I like mushrooms and zucchini the best). Each serving is just 5 Points for 2 chicken cutlets, which makes this an excellent Weight Watchers dinner recipe! It also can be prepared quickly and easily with little prep work — I love this recipe for hectic weekdays. My lightened up Chicken Francese was a crowd pleaser…the whole family loved it, and I loved how low calorie it was.

Skirt Steak with Romesco Sauce

Here’s one for all you carnivores out there….a Skirt Steak with Romesco Sauce that is absolutely to die for. Moist, juicy grilled skirt steak served with a rich and creamy Romesco sauce that is mouth watering-ly delicious. This steak recipe is actually very easy to make and requires minimal prep. You can can get it on the table in about 25 minutes, which is key for busy weeknights. Try serving this over some fresh greens or roasted vegetables to help add some extra volume to the dish and give you more bang for your buck. If you don’t mind adding some more Points, serve it over some roasted potato wedges…OMG….it’s so good! And don’t forget to sop up that extra sauce on your plate with a low calorie roll or breadstick! Just 5 Points for a piece of steak with the Romesco sauce is quite a deal…enjoy!

Spring Minestrone

Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite vegan soup recipes that is not only insanely delicious, but it’s full of healthy ingredients, and each large serving is incredibly satisfying. It’s loaded with beautiful greens like peas, asparagus, basil and spinach, and it asserts that deliciously fresh, spring-like flavor. At 5 Points per serving, it makes a healthy and hearty Weight Watchers lunch idea, served with fresh bread or a baked potato. If you prefer your soup a little more thin, just add more of the vegetable broth, as desired. Also, feel free to play around with the strength of the seasonings, using more or less as your tastes prefer. But this Spring Minestrone Recipe is definitely a dish that will have you feeling good. Enjoy!

Mexican Meatballs

If you adore the flavors of Mexican food, then you are going to want to give this Mexican Meatballs Recipe a try, asap. Made with lean ground turkey and a bit of ground pork, these moist and juicy meatballs are served in a spicy roasted tomatillo and chipotle pepper sauce that is sure to give your taste buds a serious kick. If you would prefer a less spicy version, just use 2 of the canned chipotle peppers, and use more if you want it crazy spicy. These Weight Watchers Mexican meatballs can be served as a main course over rice or rolled into a flour tortilla. Or, serve them with toothpicks as an appetizer. They are absolutely delicious, much lighter and healthier than what you’d get at a restaurant, and each 6 meatball serving is just 5 Points, making this an ideal Weight Watchers Mexican Food Recipe to try. My husband and I LOVED them. I made them very spicy though, so couldn’t serve them to the kids, but I imagine a milder version would be a hit with the little ones as well. Enjoy!

Parmesan White Fish

This Parmesan White Fish Recipe is one of my go to Weight Watchers Fish Recipes when I need to make a quick dinner that doesn’t require a lot of work or prep, and is still low in Points. It’s perfect for busy weeknights or lazy Sundays. And did I mention it is delicious?! Just 6 Points per serving makes this a light and tasty dish that goes great paired with a salad, soup, or roasted vegetables side dish. The Parmesan coating adds such a nice flavor to the delicate fish without being overbearing. And I love that you can use just about any kind of fish in this recipe. I have used sole, catfish, tilapia and roughey…they all turned out fantastic. So if you want to get a healthy fish dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes, try this Parmesan White Fish Recipe. It is SO easy and so savory! Enjoy.

Red Cabbage and Goat Cheese Salad

Need to throw together a healthy, delicious, beautiful and low Points salad in just a few minutes? Then this Red Cabbage and Goat Cheese Salad will make your day! A handful of ingredients come together to deliver a gorgeous salad that is loaded with flavor and texture. The toasted almonds add a perfect nutty balance to the sweet cabbage and tart goat cheese. Each 1 cup serving is just 3 Points, making this an ideal Weight Watchers Salad Recipe to serve with your favorite meal. This dish came about when I had some extra cabbage and goat cheese on hand and my whole family loved it. Even my 4 year old son munched a few pieces (He was enticed by the color and had to try it). This cabbage salad was so quick and easy, and I will definitely be using it as a staple salad recipe more often. Enjoy!

Stuffed Southwestern Baked Potato

I don’t know why, but I haven’t made a baked potato in a while. I LOVE them. But maybe I’ve just assumed that they are too simple or not satisfying enough for a man dish recipe. Recently, at a restaurant, I saw a stuffed baked potato on the menu, and that got my mind spinning about creating my own, Weight Watchers friendly version. So, while craving tacos, I came up with this healthy, Stuffed Southwestern Baked Potato Recipe that turned out incredible. It had all the flavors I was hankering for, but with a lot less guilt. Each stuffed potato is just 7 Points, and is very satisfying. I paired mine with some steamed broccoli, and felt that it was a very adequate dinner. It’s also a great way to get in a ton of vegetables and fiber. This Stuffed Southwestern Baked Potato definitely reminded me of how much I love baked potatoes, and I’ll definitely be making some more often. Enjoy!

Goat Cheese Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

Prepare it as a main dish or a side dish, but whichever way you choose to serve this Goat Cheese Stuffed Eggplant Rolls Recipe, you are going to be so glad you made it! It is absolutely delicious…so full of flavor. And it looks just lovely sitting in that bright red pepper and shallot sauce….almost too pretty to eat. Almost. At just 3 Points for two rolls, you will gobble up these Goat Cheese Stuffed Eggplant Rolls without an ounce of guilt. The tart and pungent goat cheese is balanced by the delicate ricotta, allowing the bright and flavorful sauce to do it’s share of work. And though this dish looks beautiful and complicated..it is surprisingly easy. I definitely want to play around with this Weight Watchers eggplant recipe and see what enhancements and varieties I can come up with. These Stuffed Eggplant Rolls are a keeper for sure. Enjoy!

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Do you remember when there was that whole no-carb craze when everyone was serving burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, etc with lettuce instead of a bun? Well I do, and let me tell you, I was NOT a fan. Try and take away my bun from my most beloved cheeseburger, and you may seriously lose an arm. However, recently, while experimenting with some Thai chicken stir fry ideas, I was thinking how awesome it would be to eat with my hands. So, I decided to wrap some in a lettuce leaf and see what I thought. Now, people, before you call my a hypocrite, you have to realize that Thai chicken stir fry is not usually something served in a bun anyway, so I wasn’t really taking it away. I was merely adding the lettuce leaf wrap vs. using it a substitute for bread. It doesn’t count. But, I really, really enjoyed it and will very happily be making these over and over again. At just 4 Points for two Thai Chicken Wraps, it’s an amazing Weight Watchers Thai Recipe that would be perfect for a lunch or dinner. And no forks required. So let’s leave the buns on the burgers, and use the lettuce for these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps instead. Enjoy!

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Here’s a deliciously quick and easy way to make a healthy quinoa salad that is beautiful, low in Points, and very flavorsome. This Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad Recipe has just 4 Points for a 1 cup serving and makes a wonderful Weight Watchers side dish recipe that is loaded with nutrients. The delicate flavors of the roasted vegetables are not drowned in a heavy dressing, but rather lightly seasoned with dried herbs and lemon. Feel free to use your own favorite vegetables when creating this dish! It works really well with eggplant, asparagus, butternut squash, and carrot, just to name a few. It’s a very simple recipe that makes a big impact and will cost you just a handful of Points. Enjoy!