Grilled Salmon with Spanish Romesco Sauce

Here’s another easy and delicious way to enjoy some heart healthy salmon…with a fantastic Romesco sauce pour over it! Not only is this an incredibly flavorful salmon recipe that is just 7 Points per serving, but it’s loaded with nutrients and vitamins too. I used zucchini in the recipe, but you can grill just about any other vegetable you want, if you prefer something different. I’ve made it with eggplants, asparagus and sauteed spinach, and it worked really with all of those. The Romesco sauce is really versatile and would also work well over chicken or eggs. And if you want to spend a few extra points, serve this salmon recipe over a grilled baguette slice…it’s soooooo good! This would make the perfect summer Weight Watchers recipe for that outdoor BBQ, and I definitely recommend giving it a try. it can also be done easily on a grill pan, if it’s too cold or rainy outside to barbeque. Enjoy!

Not your typical cold, lettuce filled salad, this Roasted Broccolini and Ricotta side dish is served warm, uses no lettuce at all, and is absolutely delicious. At 4 Points per serving, you are getting lots of heart healthy fats, and almost 10g of fiber.

Not only is it insanely good for you, but the flavor combinations are perfect. The delicate ricotta tastes amazing over the slightly bitter roasted broccoli. And the lemon juice and olive oil are the perfect finishing touch.

I realized that when I took the photo, I had forgotten to put on the red pepper flakes. They definitely added a fantastic effect to the flavor, so don’t forget them! This is also a really easy Weight Watchers side dish recipe that can be prepared pretty quickly.

Serve it with some soup for a light lunch, or serve it as a healthy dinner appetizer…any way you devour it, this Roasted Broccolini and Ricotta Recipe is a sure hit. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Fritters

I’ll admit that grating potatoes is one of my least favorite kitchen tasks ever, but when they are being grated to be used in this baked Sweet Potatoes Fritters recipe, I’d happily bust out that grater and get to work! Made with just a few simple ingredients, these savory sweet potato pancakes are a delicious Weight Watchers side dish recipe that can be enjoyed just about anytime. You’ll get two of these low calorie fritters for just 3 Points, which is great! But you definitely need to make sure you try and squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the potatoes in order to achieve a crisp potato pancake. The taste is delicious, and I was surprised by how easy these are to make (and so much less messy than frying in oil!). My kids loved them too, so these low calorie Sweet Potato Fritters will definitely be made again and again. Enjoy!

Baked Plantains

Ok, I know you guys might think 5 Points is a bit much for a baked, less-sweet banana. But let me just tell you that they were SO, SO, SO good! The perfect combination of sweet and salty. They are way healthier and much more delicious than potato chips….so if you’d spend 5 Points on a cup of potato chips, then you owe it to yourself to try these Baked Plantain Chips instead. If you aren’t familiar with plantains, they are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is always cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. It is used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used, and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries. My first few attempts at these baked plantains failed miserably. They are easier to cook when they are very firm, and less ripe. But they taste a lot sweeter when they are overripe, giving that delectable sweet and salty taste to the chips. Though, the overripe plantains can be a bit softer and harder to work with. I based this recipe post on the taste I preferred, but, by all means, feel free to choose your own style of plantain. I could never get mine quite as crisp as I intended, but it really didn’t matter to me. They were so tasty and filling, and definitely helped keep me from digging in to some not-so-Weight Watchers friendly snacks, so I felt that they were really worth the 5 Points. I definitely recommend giving these a try at least once!

Chicken Stir Fry with Date Molasses

Recently, I uncovered a new, and incredibly delicious product that I had NEVER heard of. Date Molasses. My Father-in-Law recently used it in one of his not so Weight Watchers friendly meals when he was here visiting, and I was floored by how delicious this stuff was! It is very intensely flavored, so a little goes a long way in giving a tremendous flavor. I immediately got to work playing around with creating a Weight Watchers recipe that I could use it in. Dates are high in sugar and carbohydrates, so I needed to be careful. Too much of the date molasses and my dish would end up being a serious diet sabotage-er. After some trial and error, I created this amazing, low calorie Chicken Stir Fry Recipe that utilized just the right amount of the date molasses. It was absolutely delicious. The kids loved it too. And once you try this stuff, feel free to experiment on your own and find other great ways to utilize the date molasses. You may be able to find it in the “Middle Eastern type foods” section of your grocery store, or you can order some online. But it’s a delicious new ingredient that has a ton of possibilities, and I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

When I created this Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe, I had originally intended it to be for my kids. But they were SO good, I figured, hey, I like chicken nuggets too, so why not share this on LaaLoosh? Each 6 nugget serving came out to be just 3 Points, which is a MUCH better alternative to the fast food chicken nuggets! They make a great lunch or as a late night snack for when you get the fast food cravings. The key is the buttermilk soak.

I made my own fat free buttermilk using milk and vinegar and it works great. of course, if you’d rather, you can buy a fat free buttermilk at the store. But it really helps make the chicken tender and gives it such a nice flavor. Dip these low calorie chicken nuggets into your favorite dipping sauce and feel like you are indulging, but without an ounce of guilt. I make a big batch of these babies and freeze them so I have them on hand for the kids’ lunches and as a treat for me. Enjoy!

These yummy, Pan Seared Tuna Patties are the perfect way to put a unique twist on the traditional tuna sandwich recipe. Just two of these tuna patties are only 4 Points, which makes it an ideal Weight Watchers lunch.

I served mine with a side of salsa, but next time, I’m going to melt some reduced fat cheddar over them for an added flavor boost.

I’m just going to get right to the point here — this Cauliflower and Cashew Curry Recipe was amazing. AMAZING. The flavors blended together perfectly, and the heat was just right. Of course, you can always crank it up by adding more curry and/or sriracha sauce. I like my Indian food recipes spicy, so I added a bit more, but the recipe I posted is average heat.

The creamy, nutty-tasting curry coconut sauce makes a decadent dressing for the cauliflower, along with the toasted cashew pieces. This unique Weight Watchers cauliflower recipe is just 4 Points and makes a lovely and satisfying side dish recipe to accompany a variety of main dishes.

This Cauliflower and Cashew Curry Recipe has become one of my new favorite vegetable side dishes! Enjoy.

Shells with Sausage and Broccoli Pesto Recipe

A couple of weeks ago at my Weight Watchers meeting, we talked about the importance of healthy fats and why your body (and your weight loss success!) depends upon them. I know that we all like to keep our Points low in the Weight Watchers Recipes that we make so that we can eat more foods throughout the day, but every now and then, it is important to spend those Points on some good, healthy fats. One of my favorite recipes to do this with, is my Shells with Sausage and Broccoli Pesto Recipe. It is loaded with fiber and protein, hunger-busting carbs, and a delicious flavor. Most of the fat in this dish comes from the olive oil, which is a wonderful healthy fat, and a necessary ingredient to create the right texture for the pesto. By adding broccoli into the pesto, I was able to give the sauce some more substance and nutrients, without adding extra fat or calories. Traditional pesto sauces are made with nuts, which you can certainly do with this recipe too, but I wanted to try and keep it as Weight Watchers friendly as possible, so I relied only on the Parmesan and olive oil for fat in the pesto sauce. The end result was a beautiful and delicious meal that clocked in at 9 Points per serving. This Weight Watchers Pasta Recipe was a huge hit with my family, and we’ll be making this nutritious dish again for sure. Enjoy!

Lately, I’ve been really into the whole “Clean Eating” phenomenon because I really do think that eating “cleaner” foods (i.e. foods that are not processed, made with artificial ingredients, etc) is not only the way to serious weight loss but also to much better health.

I’m not perfect…and I still enjoy some junk food, some fast food, and some foods that are just downright awful for you. But now, I do it very occasionally, and I read labels on EVERYTHING.

Feeding my two children has made me an advocate for their healthy eating habits, as well as my own. So, I’ve been trying some new clean eating recipes and working on creating my own Weight Watchers Clean Eating Recipes.

The first I tried was this Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken with Pears and Portabella Mushrooms from The Gracious Pantry. I altered it just a tiny bit to give it more flavor, and I have to say, I was blown away at how tasty this turned out!

It was so simple, and yet so delicious. My picky husband enjoyed it too, and I loved serving such a healthy meal for the family. And each serving was just 4 Points! This will definitely be made again and again. I highly recommend giving it a try. Enjoy!

Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

I remember that a while back, Paula Deen once made this Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken recipe, and I tucked it away in the back of my mind as something I needed to experiment with. I made a couple healthier changes, and the recipe turned out fantastic. It was so quick and easy to prepare, and it requires just a handful of ingredients – all of which you probably have on hand at any given time. So it’s the perfect Weight Watchers dinner recipe for a busy weeknight. The chicken came out tender and juicy, and the chili sugar coating was absolutely perfect. Next time I make this, I think I may use regular bacon instead of the turkey. It will cost me an extra Point or two, but I think that this would be sensational with real bacon. Though the turkey bacon does the trick just fine if you want to keep it low calorie. Also, these Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts would work really well as appetizer or for a Weight Watchers Super Bowl Recipe…just cut the chicken into bite size pieces and then slice the bacon into thirds, lengthwise. This low calorie chicken recipe is definitely a keeper. Enjoy!


I cannot even begin to express how delicious this Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Soup Recipe was! I know it’s officially spring, the weather is getting warmer, and the last thing we want is a hearty pumpkin soup to remind us of the cold weather season. BUT…this soup is absolutely worth it. I was inspired by Rachel Ray’s version which I recently came across. But my version is very different from hers, and a lot less in Weight Watchers Points. Using non-traditional flavors with pumpkin (like cumin and chipotle) really brought out some wonderful new tastes. And the roasted onions and garlic added such an amazing flavor! This soup turned out incredible – and, all that fiber made it so filling! Each nicely sized serving is just 3 Points. I had a bowl of this soup with a side salad for lunch, and I was totally full until dinner time. So don’t push back that canned pumpkin in your pantry until next fall…use it right now in this incredible Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Soup Recipe. You will love it!


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