If you're anything like me, you've realized that to be successful on freestyle, you have to become a master of zero-point foods.
I have reached out to Watch Watchers numerous times, but my plea to make chocolate zero points has yet to elicit a response. (It comes from a bean, right?) but they won't budge.
Until then, we will have to work with what we have. This new year, I have gathered 10 delicious recipes to keep you on track to kick off the year in a healthy and tasty way.
What I love about this spicy stuffed bell pepper recipe, besides its ease of preparation, is the fantastic flavor the harissa provides. Depending on your spice comfort level, you can increase or decrease the amount of harissa, but regardless of the amount you add, the garlic and North African spices give this dish a warm and flavorful balance.
If you can't find harissa at your local grocery store, you can use a harissa substitute. Freshly chopped red chilis, olive oil, garlic, caraway seeds, and coriander makes a nice paste, or use gochujang sauce as a last resort, a homemade chili oil will work fine.
If you are familiar with Drizzle Me Skinny, you probably have seen me hype this ranch dressing recipe. I love this dressing for just about every salad I make, and it's an excellent side for vegetable trays, chips, wings, and flatbread..... you get the idea! I love this dressing!
Taco soups should be a meal I eat much more often than I do, and I make this dish pretty frequently. I always finish taco soup feeling full, healthy, and incredibly satiated.
This recipe packs everything I love about tacos but with a low-sodium broth that completes the fresh vegetables, beans, and delicious onion-garlic combo. Depending on dietary restrictions or preferences, this taco soup recipe is versatile and can please every type of eater.
You rarely find desserts on new year recipe lists, but this banana ice cream checks all the healthy living boxes. Plus, the recipe will take you up to 5 minutes to prepare!
All you need for this dessert is a few very-ripe bananas you likely have around the house. Try this one out, and you will make this dessert every time you check your pantry and your bananas are a few days away from spoiling.
A healthy and filling breakfast and easy-to-eat on the go is an up-vote for me all day! (Details on how to make this a zero-point breakfast included) This recipe is a cheddar broccoli egg bite, but you can customize your eggs with different cheeses, meats, or vegetables.
I use an Instant Pot to make my egg bites in batches and keep them in the fridge or freezer and keep for delightful breakfasts for several days.
There is something magical about the simpleness of salmon when kissed with lemon. A good salmon fillet only needs a hint of lemon and a touch of salt and pepper to stand out and champion any meal.
And that is about all you need for this recipe. Add it to heat, sit back, and enjoy a healthy and sumptuous meal. I like to pair this main entree with a broccoli salad.
Talk about an all-star dish that is the staple for many other meals. Chili, tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, or even soups, this shredded chicken recipe is as versatile as your chef's knife.
Preparing the Mexican shredded chicken is a breeze; the rest is for your slow cooker. Ten minutes set it away, and come back for dinner to a low WW point main dish that will please every palate!
This Greek chickpea salad recipe is perfect for lunch and a good choice for a light side for a more protein-heavy dinner. If you are looking to try a healthy salad but want something besides lettuce, this recipe is for you.
The feta cheese and greek yogurt mixed with lemon juice and red wine vinegar are crazy addictive. I crave this recipe for ever meal, and yes, I have had it for breakfast too!
I hate to waste food, as I am sure all of you are, so I love meals that take expiring items and turn them into delicious meals that can be enjoyed immediately or stored for future use.
This slow cooker applesauce recipe requires just apples, cinnamon, and water; you sit in a slow cooker and forget about it. A ½ cup serving is 0 WW points.
This time of year, cold weather always demands a delicious bowl of chili. Try my spicy crockpot chili next time you want to curl up, stay home, and eat comfort food.
If spice is not your speed, remove the cayenne pepper and hot sauce and replace them with smoked paprika. This recipe is so easy and rewarding and will earn your many compliments!
Spicy chicken chili
- 2 lbs raw 99% fat-free ground chicken
- 1 can 28oz diced tomatoes
- 1 can 5.5oz tomato paste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 diced red pepper
- 1 diced green pepper
- 1 diced yellow pepper
- 1 diced red onion
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 2 cloves fresh diced garlic
- 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoon oregano
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon chili powder feel free to add more to taste
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup franks hot sauce
- Brown your ground chicken in a large pan on the stove.
- Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or low 7-8 hours, stirring a few times if possible.
- Makes 12- 1 cup servings, will freeze well.