I get tired of clickbait 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.
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
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)
Photo courtesy Self magazine website
Cautionary note: this is Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe. If you don’t like her, maybe add 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
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
- Prepare noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and oil.
- 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.
- Return meat to skillet. Add gravy, sour cream, garlic salt, and pepper. Stir well.
- Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
- Serve over drained noodles, top with fresh ground pepper.
4- Broccoli Cheese Soup by Weight Watchers
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, 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 judgment 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?
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.
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.
You too can be gassy. Let’s be gassy together.
These wontons 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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