When it comes to Fall food, it can be very overwhelming to find a solid recipe that fulfills the warm comfort needed on a cold day while also keeping you in line with your points tracking for Weight Watchers. I personally have felt the challenge of satisfying cold weather cravings while also ensuring what I eat does not totally tank my diet and the work I have put in at the gym. So for this fall season, I went on a search to find the best fall recipes you could make this year while using Weight Watchers. Be prepared to enjoy comfort dishes that you can cook when snow is threatening in the sky and the leaves are mixed colors of yellow and orange.
This delicious turkey chili offers the warmth of a zesty bowl of chili with a kick of chipotle to spice things up a bit. It comes in at 252 calories per serving, and is spiced with cinnamon, chili powder, and paprika; it is a bowl of chili bursting with flavor. The canned chipotle in adobo sauce adds a deep pepper flavor with some heat, so be sure to add it accordingly when making this recipe. The vegetables include tomatoes, corn, black beans, garlic and onion. The best part about this recipe? It is a zero-point Weight Watchers Recipe! Save this for a cold, overcast day or serve on Sundays when you watch the big game!
Rich, comforting meals are what make fall days bearable when the weather is cooler. This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is a dish you put on in the morning before going to work and then one you come home to, cooked to perfection and ready for use. It is a simple recipe including pork butt, garlic powder, salt and paprika. You can add your favorite BBQ sauce and buns to this recipe, and of course, any side you may find suitable for the meal. A serving of this pork comes in at 278 calories and is 5 points. It is the perfect comfort food sandwich on a cold fall day.
A sweet treat is always needed in colder weather, especially with a cup of hot coffee. You can make these tasty Pumpkin Banana Greek Yogurt Muffins with ease, and they fit nicely into your WW plan as they are only 2 pts each! Bananas, pumpkin, vanilla, brown sugar, and Greek yogurt are just some of the ingredients that help make these muffins coincide with Pumpkin Spice season. Each muffin is only 78 calories yet offers almost 3 grams of protein per muffin! Save these for when you need a great muffin and don’t want to break the bank on your diet.
Starting your day with a hearty breakfast is always important, no matter the time of year. This Pillsbury Breakfast Casserole Recipe is one that is easy to make and keeps you in line with your WW Smartpoints. Eggs, ham, peppers, and onions make this casserole full of protein and flavor. Each serving is 328 calories and offers 24 grams of protein! Per the WW website, this dish is 7 points per serving. Delicious and full of protein and buttery Pillsbury rolls, it is a fall breakfast you can’t go wrong with.
These WW McGriddles by dwardcooks.com are probably the closest you can get to the actual popular McDonald’s breakfast sandwich. Homemade pancakes that are WW-friendly take the place of a sandwich bun and eggs are cooked to match the style of eggs on offer at McDonald’s. Bacon, eggs, and pancake griddle buns are the hallmark of this popular dish, and this recipe delivers it, coming in at only 6 points per sandwich. Each sandwich is 400 calories and serves up 26 grams of protein. If you are craving this classic McDonald’s breakfast sandwich, then this recipe is one for you.
This delicious Lasagna Soup takes a comfort food classic and offers up a delicious bowl of soup, perfect for any fall day. At only 6 points per serving and less than 300 calories, it is a splurge of comfort food that still allows you to stick to your health goals. Ground turkey sausage, lasagna noodles, shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, and crushed tomatoes help add flavor and depth to this recipe. It is easy to make and is great for lunch or a light dinner, so be sure to make a bowl this fall.
This delicious and healthy take on a classic sauce is one you will be using when the craving for Italian food comes around. This is a recipe just for the sauce, so you have the option to add your favorite pasta or other starch to round it out as a whole meal. This sauce is very rich and comes in at 10 WW points. This is a recipe that lets you splurge on your meal in a controlled way. Alfredo sauce is inherently high in calories, but this recipe gives you this rich and tasty sauce without all of the nutritional baggage the original recipe would.
This Apple Fry is one that takes cinnamon and other fall spices and pairs it with one of the most popular fruits of the fall: the apple. Akin to the fried apples that Cracker Barrel serves, this delicious snack offers you a sweet and tasty apple dish without crashing your diet. Butter, apples, sugar, and maple syrup are the main ingredients of this Apple Fry, and this recipe takes around 20 minutes to prep and cook. At 100 calories, this is a simple and delicious fall snack you and your family can enjoy anytime.
These delicious Potato Cakes rival the classic Arby’s menu item without the tank in nutrition you’d also get from them. Each serving offers 2 WW points and 85 calories, and they are quick and easy to make. Potatoes, eggs, parmesan cheese, cajun seasoning, and garlic salt help bring these Potato Cakes together. What you are left with is a delicious and savory dish that you will continue to crave and snack on. Serve them with a larger meal to add another low-point yet delicious addition to your meal.
This sweet and hearty Oatmeal Bake is 5 points per serving and super easy to make. It is a combination of some of the best fall flavors and is one that is perfect for a cold and snowy/rainy morning. Chunks of apple, tart cranberries, and a sugary oatmeal crust make this Bake one of our favorites during this time of the year. What makes this recipe even better is that it is low in sugar, uses common baking ingredients, and highlights seasonal apples if you are able to get them in your region.
Let’s be real; we all crave a Tater Tot every now and then. This casserole takes this beloved crispy potato to the next level. Adding cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, and some other delicious ingredients to a casserole pan and baking is all this recipe requires of you. Each serving is only 3 points, and if you were to serve a snack at a football game, then this would take the cake for sure. It is easy to make and delivers on the cheesy potato craving we all get on gameday. Serve it on fall sports day with family and friends, and you will not be disappointed.
When pumpkin spice is in the air, there is nothing better than a pumpkin bar with chocolate on a fall day. These cookies are worth 2 points per bar and are a pair of pumpkin-spiced chocolate chips, making a soft, tender, and delicious cookie bar. Pair these with morning coffee or eat them at night when winding down from a long day full of fall festivities.
This recipe takes about 5 minutes to prepare and is left to be cooked in your slow cooker. This means you can put it on in the morning, leave it all day while you are busy, and then come back to it around dinner time, ready to eat. The soup combines potatoes, cheddar cheese soup, bacon, green onions, and cream cheese. This soup delivers on that loaded baked potato flavor we all love but does so while only being 349 calories per serving. This 8-hour long soup melds with flavor as it cooks, and is sure to be great on a cold fall evening.
The fall is my favorite season because it blends all kinds of foods. You can have hot baked goods, steamy soups, and delicious granola to snack on or add to other dishes. This Pumpkin Spice Granola combines oats, pumpkin seeds, pecans, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree to give a delicious, pumpkin-forward granola that you can add to any dish. Each serving is 2 smart points, so it is easy to add this to your meals without taking up too many points. Make this granola and save it for when you need it, as it makes 14 portions!
Last on our list is a creamy, rich Pumpkin and Carrot Soup that is perfect for cold weather. I love this soup because it uses fall vegetables and really fits into changing leaves, dreary days, and a need for a warm and fulfilling meal. This soup is 0 points, making it one you can enjoy without worry of messing up your plan. You can also make it when other meals have taken up most of your points throughout the day. The soup takes around an hour to make and is super tasty, so be sure to try it out and get the best flavors out of the fall season.
The fall is the best time of year for recipe cooking as there is so much for you to try. The recipes above deliver on fulfilling your fall cravings without breaking your point budget. Use any of the recipes above this fall to get the most out of your points while also satisfying cravings that you and your family have during the autumnal season.