These Sage and Ricotta Baked Meatballs are so easy and so delicious, it’s hard to believe that each meatball is just 1 Point (a serving of 3 is just 3 Points).
The sage gives these meatballs a nice, seasonal flavor, and the ricotta helps to keep them tender and moist, which is key when using very low fat meat. I want to try this recipe with ground turkey too, but I need to make a few enhancements to keep them from being dry. But for now, the extra lean beef is a fantastic option.
You can serve these as a main course or as a Weight Watchers holiday appetizer recipe too! Perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving. Any way you choose to eat them, these Sage and Ricotta Meatballs are a delicious meal option in a season filled with turkey.
If you are a fan of cheesy potatoes, then this Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe is a must-try. It’s so delicious and so filling, yet just 6 Points per serving.
It’s such a great side dish recipe to serve that always ends up being a hit. By adding some nonfat Greek yogurt to the cheese sauce, I was able to give it a lot more volume and some extra protein, while cutting out fat and calories. Seriously, my potato slices were swimming in cheese sauce, and that’s exactly how I like it!
Because these au gratin potatoes are rich and filling, I’d suggest serving them as a side to a light main dish, like grilled chicken or a salad. But these are definitely a carb and cheese lover’s dream.
Because I adore Chinese fast food, I am always on the lookout for healthier versions of my favorite food. Well, one day, I came across a vegetarian stir fry recipe that used tofu. I was a bit skeptical, as tofu has never been a favorite of mine.
This amazing Baked Crab and Artichoke Dip Recipe will blow everyone away! It’s so cheesy and creamy and full of tremendous flavor, and yet only 4 Points for each heaping 1/2 cup serving.
I was truly amazed at how tasty this low-calorie appetizer recipe turned out, and how much it made. It’s the perfect dish to bring to a potluck, serve up for your game day food table, or just indulge in during those at-home movie nights.
By using artichoke, spinach, and crab as the main ingredients, I was able to save the fat and calories for the good stuff — the cheese! This way, I didn’t have to skimp on the cheese and created a very tasty crab dip recipe that is actually pretty good for you. Lots of fiber and protein!
And it’s so good, no one will have any idea that this is a Weight Watchers Dip Recipe. Enjoy!
This Garlic Baked Shrimp Recipe is a perfect alternative to traditional Shrimp Scampi Recipes, which are typically drenched in butter and/or oil.
I never realized how easy beets were to cook…I think those long stems always intimidated me. So whenever I made any beet recipes, I always used ones in cans or the pre-cooked, packaged ones you can find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.
Ever since I got a Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker attachment for my mixer, I have been salivating over delicious ice cream recipes that I want to try. But none of them are Weight Watchers friendly, so they always end up on the back burner.
But when I was trying to decide what to do with some extra pumpkin puree I had in the fridge, I decided to take a stab at making some Pumpkin Pie Frozen Yogurt.
This low calorie dessert literally took me minutes to make. And then my ice cream maker did the rest. It was so flavorful and creamy…and my kids loved it! Each 1/2 cup serving is just 2 Points, and it’s a really healthier alternative to most frozen yogurts that you’d buy pre-made. After you eat all those Thanksgiving dinner calories, you can enjoy a guilt free dessert :).
This year, I think I’m going to make this to put on top of my Apple Pie, instead of using the traditional vanilla ice cream. Yum! It’s like combining the best of the two most popular Thanksgiving desserts into one.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed traditional BBQ fare, and coleslaw was always my favorite. But then when I learned that it’s a mayo-based dressing and LOADED with fat, calories, and cholesterol, I was disappointed.
As a Weight Watchers member, I knew that I’d have to seriously limit my coleslaw intake. I’ve tried experimenting with other coleslaw recipes that I’ve found on popular diet recipe websites, but they were all pretty yucky. Then, after I discovered the awesomeness of Veganaise, I decided to attempt using it as a traditional Southern coleslaw recipe. I also decided to cut the mayo in half and use plain, nonfat Greek yogurt in place of that extra mayo.
For extra crunch and nutrients, I used Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw (which is just shredded broccoli stems and carrots) instead of cabbage. It was AMAZING!! Tastes just like traditional coleslaw, but a LOT healthier. Each large serving is just 2 Points! You can also make this with cabbage too…the Points won’t change. It’s just primarily the coleslaw dressing recipe that makes the difference.
This is definitely a Weight Watchers Coleslaw Recipe that you’ll make again and again.
Get some extra heart-healthy fats in your diet with this easy and delicious Pecan Crusted Tilapia Recipe.
The sweet, yet delicate flavor of the pecans goes perfectly with the mild tilapia. And the cornflakes help to keep it light and crispy. Each serving is just 6 Points, and it’s got a lot of protein in it, while still being a low-carb recipe.
This has become one of my go-to Weight Watchers fish recipes when I need something quick and easy, healthy for my family, and still low in Points for me. The fat from the nuts and fish is very satisfying without being oily or greasy.
This Pecan Crusted Tilapia recipe goes wonderfully with some steamed vegetables and or a flavorful salad. Enjoy!
What a delicious way to get in veggie servings and TONS of fiber that will keep you full! This Pasta with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower Recipe is easy, beautiful, and simply delicious.
Keeping this dish sauce free allows you to fully enjoy the delicious roasted flavor of the vegetables. Though it’s not smothered in sauce, a light seasoning of olive oil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese helps to balance the dish without covering up the natural flavors.
It makes a great Weight Watchers dinner recipe at just 6 Points per serving. All the fiber is very filling, so pair this pasta recipe with your favorite low-calorie dessert, and you’ve got a complete Weight Watchers friendly meal.
Soon my husband and I will be taking a trip to Israel to visit his family, and I am beyond excited about all the Middle Eastern feasting I’m about to embark upon.
One of my absolute favorite Middle Eastern recipes is a Moroccan Eggplant Salad that my mother in law makes. OMG, is it good. I go crazy about it. And every time I visit her or she visits me, she makes me a batch, and of course, I devour it within minutes.
For months, I have tried to create a healthier version of her original recipe — she fries her eggplants in a lot of oil, thus making it not so Weight Watchers friendly. After many failed attempts, I finally got it. My mistake was trying to eliminate the oil. Because the eggplant is so spongy and porous, there just absolutely must be some oil, or it doesn’t work. But instead of frying them, like my mother in law does, I baked them and then added in a lot less oil later. It worked very well, and even my picky husband thought that I had gotten pretty darn close to her version.
So in my Moroccan Eggplant Salad, each serving is just 2 Points, and the flavors are fantastic. Of course, I will always prefer my mother in law’s version over my own, but when I can’t eat hers, I can enjoy my healthy alternative and satisfy my craving for it.
Dina, if you’re reading this…I’m coming….get those eggplants ready!!