I am not overweight. Far from it. If I have a problem with my weight it is because I am slightly underweight. So my selection of low point weight watchers recipes is not for my own personal consumption.
However, I do know many people who do follow Weight Watchers plans with great determination. So, this post is for them and for you, if you are actively following a weight watchers plan.
Low Point WW recipes
The Weight Watchers diet system is centred around a points system for any food you choose to eat. SmartPoints are an evolution of the various points systems that weight watchers has utilised over the past few years.
Every day, you assign a number of Smartpoints to the meals you consume. These points are apportioned to your daily and/or weekly allowance, based on your weight-loss goals.
Weight Watchers introduced Smartpoints as an improvement to calorie counting methods. The reason for this points system is fairly simple because calorie counting does not fully represent the nutritional value of a food.
The example given by Weight Watchers is that 100 calories of cookies has far less nutritional value than 100 calories of turkey or tofu.
Recipes under 5 Smartpoints
Chicken is a popular choice for weight watchers. It is high in protein and low in fat. There are a number of chicken recipes in this selection: Instant Pot Salsa Chicken, Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken and Asparagus, Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos, Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Skinny Chicken Spaghetti.
However, there will be a time when you want something different so, you can have Caesar Salad Dressing or Oven-Baked Tilapia with Zucchini.
But, if you are set on dining with chicken then a sweet ‘n’ sour chicken might be more to your liking.
Zero-point banana pancakes
Bananas are a rich source of potassium and are very gentle on the digestives system.
Egg whites provide the raising agent and cinnamon and vanilla adds some excitement to the flavour of these delicious banana pancakes.
Snack Ideas that are 1 point or less
One of the important consideration when dieting is usually to avoid snacking. But, we are all susceptible to temptation so healthy snack ideas are essential for the unavoidable cravings.
Nichelle is our guide to these weight watchers 1 point snacks.
Freestyle zero-point lunch recipes
A number of easy zero-point lunches for days when you know you are likely to exceed your points allowance in the evening.
There is a train of thought that suggests lunch is a more important meal than dinner.
Weight Watchers Chicken Fajitas
These chicken fajitas would be a delicious dinner idea, even if you’re not on a weight watchers diet.
I associate fajitas with Mexican cuisine and that is probably one of the reasons I find this dish so appealing.
Low-fat chocolate Mug cake
We couldn’t bring you a recipe selection without including at least one cake recipe. And, it absolutely has to be a chocolate cake.
If you want to bake a cake that is a little bit different, this chocolate mug cake could be just what you are looking for.
Zero-points Weight Watchers Breakfast
The most important meal of the day is breakfast. That does not mean it should be a high calorific meal.
This weight watchers breakfast bears a strong similarity to my own gluten-free breakfast. Delicious banana waffles with a side-order of fresh berries make this a very wholesome start to your day.