Five Recipes that Won’t Make You Fat

I get tired of click bait blog posts that tell you 20 AMAZING MOUTH WATERING LOW FAT RECIPES THAT YOU WILL MAIL YOUR CHILDREN TO CANADA FOR AND SLAP YOUR MAMA ON THE WAY TO THE POST OFFICE.

Then it’s just a series of links to OTHER people’s blogs.

I don’t have time for your bullshit, bloggers.

I SEE YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.

Wait…..

Anyway, I have been on a perpetual diet since 2009. It’s not a lifestyle choice, trust me.

I would just like to be able to see my toes while standing up before I die. That’s all I ask.

So I have tried and true Weight Watchers recipes that I love and that love me back and I would like to share those with you today.

There are links to the recipes only because I want to give credit where credit is due. The only difference is that I will give you the handy-dandy recipe because I know you don’t have time for that either.

I got you.

 

1- Chocolate Marshmallow Bark by Weight Watchers

 

Photo courtesy Weight Watchers website

This stuff is AMAZING but at 7 points for one piece, it is not a low-point dessert. Because I like to shove dessert into my mouth and if you are like me, cut the pieces VERY LARGE.

*this is why I could never be a Weight Watchers meeting leader

 

8 oz. bittersweet chocolate 

2 tsp. butter

3 c. mini marshmallows 

 

Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until smooth. Add in marshmallows and blend. Place into a greased 8×8 pan. Refrigerate until hardened.

OH SWEET LIONEL RICHIE THESE ARE SO GOOD.

 

2- No-Fry French Fries by Gwyneth Paltrow (ick)

No-Fry Fries recipe

Photo courtesy Self magazine website

Cautionary note: this is Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe. If you don’t like her, maybe add in some extra salt or a carb. BECAUSE GWYNETH CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO.  I did the math for you because Gwyneth doesn’t give a shit about helping you. I do. Approximately 3 points per serving and this recipe serves 4. Do the rest of the math yourself because I suck at math.

2 large russet potatoes (2/3 lb each), peeled

2 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Heat oven to 450°. Cut potatoes in half horizontally; cut each half into 1/3-inch-thick fries and place in a bowl of cold water. Remove from water and dry thoroughly. Toss with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place fries on a cookie sheet. Roast until browned and cooked through, turning occasionally, 25 minutes.

 

3- Skinny Beef Stroganoff by Live, Laugh, Rowe blog

 

Photo courtesy of Live, Laugh, Rowe blog

 

Doesn’t that picture look pretty and professional? That is what I am competing with, people. 

This recipe is amazing, you will think this is SO loaded with fat but it is SO not; only 9 points per serving and this serves 5. And the leftovers are amazing too.

8 ounces no-yolk egg noodles

1 pound 95% lean ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced ( I don’t use) 

12 oz jar beef gravy

8 oz. fat-free sour cream (I use low-fat) 

1 tsp garlic salt ( she said to use 1/4 tsp. I use more) 

¼ tsp black pepper

  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and oil.
  2. While noodles cook, place beef, onions and mushrooms in a large non-stick skillet, cooking until meat is browned. Stirring until beef crumbles. Drain meat.
  3. Return meat to skillet. Add gravy, sour cream, garlic salt and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  5. Serve over drained noodles, top with fresh ground pepper.

 

4- Broccoli Cheese Soup by Weight Watchers

 

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Photo courtesy of Food.com

This is better than any other broccoli cheese soup I have made. Even the fattening one I talked about here and that is an amazing recipe. But Lord knows how many calories are in that peach of a recipe which is why I am cheating on that recipe with this one. I have hooked Rebecca and my parents on this one and you will be hooked too. TWO POINTS PER CUP. So eat five. WHAT???

 

3- 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth 

2- 1 lb. bags of frozen broccoli 

1 can Rotel

10 oz. low-fat Velveeta, cubed 

Mix chicken broth, broccoli and Rotel together in a large saucepan/stockpot. Simmer for 25 minutes until veggies are tender. Cube Velveeta and add to the pot; simmer just until cheese is melted. This recipe freezes and refrigerates great; we LOVE leftovers of this. If there are any…..THERE ARE, WE AREN’T PIGS.

5- Meringue Cookies by Me

 

Meringue Cookies

 

Meringue cookies, according to the app on my phone, are only 4 points for 3 servings which if you make your meringue cookies big enough, will fill you up. Meringue is only made with egg white and a bit of sugar, so the point value is probably even lower than what the app said. Some meringue cookies said 13 servings for 3 points too which is huge. So use your judgement but make these because it fills you up and makes you feel like you had something naughty.

Click on the link over the name of the cookie to get the recipe because I am getting tired. And lazy.

 

 

Have you ever heard of PB2?

 

B00H8YGOMO

It’s powdered peanut butter that you mix with water. Yes, it sounds disgusting but it is AMAZING and 1 point for 2 tablespoons. REVOLUTIONARY. Get some, today. NOW. It will change your WW game, I promise you. Celery sticks and peanut butter? 1 friggin’ point.

 

Toast, PB2 and jelly makes a 4 point breakfast for two slices.

 

Oh and this is making me happy too:

Put this stuff in your salads, on your sammies, in your soup, whatever. Only 1 point for over a tablespoon. Note that there are different brands and some have higher point values. This one I got at Aldi.

 

Here are a few more of my Weight Watchers recipes because I am getting sleepy and my back hurts.

 

Weight Watchers Brownies

 

Black bean farty brownies

You too can be gassy. Let’s be gassy together.

Weight Watchers Queso for Super Bowl

Four of my favorite Weight Watchers appetizers. 

 

 

Chicken & Cilantro Wontons

These wonton’s are life changing. 3 points for nine. You will love me for this suggestion. Rebecca and I had a fun Asian lunch a few weeks ago and this was something we found at our local grocery store. It tastes fresh and the cilantro flavor……BUY SOME.

 

 

 

Go forth and make healthy yummy meals. Just maybe not make the black bean brownies the same night of the broccoli cheese soup. TRUST ME.

 

 


 

 

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22 thoughts on “Five Recipes that Won’t Make You Fat

  1. Melanie

    OK, as someone whose passion is health and nutrition, I have to be a killjoy here. I was cringing while looking at the ingredients in these recipes. I understand they’re low in points on the WW program, but healthy? Far from it. First of all, fat won’t make you fat. They’ve debunked that myth a long time ago. Secondly, processed food (jarred gravy, marshmallows, Velveeta, Concord grape spread) are filled with nothing but chemicals and sugar. Just read the ingredients on the labels. I promise you that if you eat a clean, whole foods diet – food that actually is “real” and not made in a factory, you won’t ever need to diet or be on any program again. Unfortunately, you still have to exercise though. 😉

    1. Kari Post author

      I unfortunately cannot eat a clean diet. Because I need chemicals in my life, sorry not sorry.
      I eat in point value so that I have a virtual stop sign in my eating patterns.
      I exercise five days a week and yoga on the weekends. I drink nothing but water unless I have a migraine in which I drink caffeine.
      I am good. 🙂

      AND SERIOUSLY, THE FIRST POST YOU SLIP IN IS A DIG?!?! 🙂

  2. Rosemary

    I started to slip PB2 into David’s morning smoothies because he needs more protein to prevent being hangry. #winning

    I’m glad you’ve stuck to WW! Not ready to gnaw my arm off for the sake of counting points. Would a pinky finger count as 10 points?

  3. jessie

    We’ve done the black bean brownies. Yum. I’m going to try the soup out on my clan. I HATE those evil posts and pinterest pins. U rock. Have you tried Kimchi? It looks gross. It’s in a jar in the produce section and it is fermented cabbage in spices. I LOVE it. I had no idea what I was missing. I load it on my salads to make them more palatable.

    1. Kari Post author

      My friend Rebecca and I were just talking about Kimchi! She loves it and I love things like sauerkraut, so I am sure I would too. Anything to put in my mouth these days that doesn’t get me fat. Uhhhh….well MOST things I can put in my mouth that doesn’t get me fat. 😉

  4. Andrea

    I am glad those fries bake for 25 minutes as that should give me enough time to steam my va-jay-jay–living the WWGD way (totally what Gwenyth would do, right?!)
    I just bought the spiralizer (might not sound as sexy as vegetti, but this thing has got it going on) attachment for my kitchen-aid and the thrill that has been brought to veggies is second to none (that is not chocolate or molasses cookies anyways). My friend came over with her produce yesterday and my Mom was here last week. (This is the most unpredictable way I have lured company to my house)
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    1. Kari Post author

      I have always wanted to get a spiralizer but I don’t like zucchini. So I don’t know what I would use it for then?

      And you said va-jay-jay.

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  6. Kate Hollingsworth

    We eat mostly whole foods and I’m still fat so, whatever. I’ve come to the realization that in this stage of life (3 small kids and not a minute of relief) I would much rather be chunky with reserves of energy than skinny and frazzled every second! I turn into a miserable human being when I’m calorie counting so good on you for persisting with it 😁

    1. Kari Post author

      LMAO AND OH MY SWEET BABY JESUS I GET THIS WITH ALL OF MY BEING.
      I am losing a pound a week at this rate and although I am losing, it’s not enough.
      I AM HUNGRY EVERY DAY AND ONLY LOST A DAMN POUND???

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