I love slow cooker recipes. Just put it all in a pot and walk away until dinner. Works well for those busy days. For me personally I like the extra time I get working out in the afternoons not having to worry about starting dinner. 1/2 cup is 3 weight watcher points (old) serve with half a weight watchers pita and side salad and you have a full balanced dinner. Just make sure to count you points.
1 1/2 lb. raw Boneless Lean Chicken Thighs or Breast (I personally like and used Thighs)
1 can Tomato Paste (I used Garlic and Herb)
1 1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. cider vinegar
2 tsp. garlic powder
Red pepper flakes
Place all ingredients except the chicken in the crock pot. Stir until mixed.
Add chicken and coat well with the sauce.
Cover and cook on high for 3 – 4 hours or on low for 7 – 8 hours, until chicken is fully cooked.
Remove all the chicken and place it in a bowl. Shred each piece using two forks.
Return the shredded chicken to the crock pot, and mix well with the sauce.
I have to give props to my Husband on this recipe as he’s the one who came up with it. I told him one day I felt like having a low fat shrimp dish and this is what he created. This dish is so good and really easy to make. Total cooking time is about 30 minutes and for 1 cup it 2 weight watcher points. Add a half a cup of rice and you have a simply delicious 4 point dish that tastes so rich and creamy. I highly recommend trying this dish at least once.
1 tbsp low fat margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
4 cloves minced garlic
2 dried bay leaves
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed low fat cream of chicken soup
1 pound cleaned shrimp
cajun seasoning salt to taste
Worcestershire sauce to taste
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce to taste (I used habanero hot pepper sauce)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (for color)
1/4 cup white wine
Combine margarine, onion, green onion, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves and celery. Cook on medium-high heat until onion caramelizes.
Stir in parsley, tomato paste, soup, shrimp, salt, hot pepper sauce and cayenne. Cook on medium-high for 5 minutes.
Stir in shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes until mixture thickens.
This soup is a complete winner in my books because it’s a whooping 0 Weight Watchers points. The best part is you can customize the soup to your liking, just make sure you count the points if you are adding something other than veggies. I usually add 3-4 ounces of chicken to the soup for a total of 3-4 Weight Watchers points. You can also pair it with a nice sandwich. As I write this post I am eating it with a nice tuna sandwich, a perfect pairing for such a yummy healthy soup. It takes me 20 minutes from start to finish to make this soup. Completely worth the effort.
3.5 cups of non fat, low (to no sodium) beef broth (one box of broth will work perfectly and you can use other types of broth if you wish)
OK who doesn’t like pizza? I have searched and searched for a great low fat pizza recipe ever since I started my weight loss journey 4 years ago. I was in the super market in the bread aisle. I happened to look down and noticed this package that said pizza crust. I was intrigued so I pulled out my WW calculator to see what the points value was. I could not believe my eyes 3 WW points for a quarter of this huge pita pizza crust thing. I thought to myself why not, lets try it out for supper and see what happens. HOLY COW this is an amazing substitute for any pizza lover and it only takes 10 mins to cook (minus the time it takes to cook the chicken). The recipe and ingredients are below.
Step One: Buy this crust at superstore
Step Two: Cream 4 low fat Laughing Cow Cheese wedges with half a can of Tomato Paste. The one in the picture is Herbs and Garlic Tomato Paste.
Step Three: Add zucchini and mushrooms
Step Four: Add red pepper and purple onions
Step Five: Add 8 ounces of cooked chicken thighs and cook in oven at 425 degrees for 10 mins. I cooked these in the oven with a little bit of BBQ sauce.
Step Six: Take out of the oven and dig in. I will not lie, I had my one full quarter and enjoyed it so much I shared a quarter with my hubby. I could resist it’s that good. So good I danced around my kitchen in full enjoyment that I created a low fat substitute for Pizza.