If you’re looking to kickstart your Weight Watchers goals, the new year is the perfect time to do so! Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been on the program for a while, you can use the beginning of 2024 as motivation and inspiration, serving as a powerful reminder to focus on eating nutritious and delicious foods that will make your body feel good. Today, we’re making it easy for you and sharing some fantastic recipes to start your new year!

After the holidays, it is always nice to get a fresh start. You don’t need to spend tons of time researching what new dishes to make because we’re positive that you’ll love the options below. There are various recipes with different types of meat, vegetables, and sauces to cater to different preferences. From satisfying suppers like Roast Pork Dinner to unique meals like Asian Chicken Casserole, you’ll be blown away!

1. Baked Chicken with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

This baked chicken dinner by Weight Watchers is zero points, and it only takes 45 minutes from start to finish. It has simple ingredients such as boneless skinless chicken breasts, fresh lemon juice, Rosemary, parsley, and reduced-sodium chicken broth. When you plate the dinner, you can sprinkle on the fresh lemon wedges for a beautiful presentation!

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2. Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Bake

If you want to start the new year right, try our Weight Watchers-friendly recipe: a chicken parmesan-inspired casserole. This recipe contains spaghetti, shredded chicken, tomato sauce, and cheese. Specifically, you can use reduced-fat shredded mozzarella, parmesan, and grated parmesan. And you can also use a zero-point veggie tomato sauce to keep the points low. When doing so, this dish is only seven points!

3. White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

White Chicken Chili is perfect for the winter months! This recipe by Weight Watchers has a points value of one. The great thing is that you can take it to family gatherings or potlucks since it will serve ten people. This white chili has flavors of garlic, Serrano chili peppers, poblanos, chicken, cannellini beans, and more. It has a zesty touch due to the lime juice, cilantro, and salsa Verde! Top it with herbs just before serving.

4. Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is a well-known dish that uses Marsala wine in the traditional sauce recipe. This Weight Watchers version is lightened but allows you to use dry marsala. It also has canned beef broth, thyme, skinless chicken breast, and mushrooms as the primary components. We suggest serving this with a light side salad or some roasted veggies. It also tastes delicious with mashed potatoes! You will love how rich and decadent this meal tastes.

5. Savory Beef Burgers

Begin your January with some healthy low-point burgers! These juicy burgers are 7 points on the current Weight Watchers system. It is also a 30-minute meal, which is something to be happy about! You can make the beef patties homemade with 100% beef, onion, Italian seasoning, cumin, and mustard. Then, you can top the burgers with lettuce, tomato, and onions. We suggest grilling or toasting the buns to prevent sogginess!

ham and pineapple sheet pan dinner

6. Ham and Pineapple Sheet Pan Dinner

Here is a fantastic comfort meal perfect for chilly days in January. However, you don’t need to feel guilty eating this since it is only six points per serving! The main components of this dish are roasted mini potatoes, green beans, ham, and pineapple rings. It also has a touch of garlic, salt, pepper, and brown sugar, which perfectly seasons the dish and adds a sweet and savory essence.

7. Roast Pork Dinner

This hearty dinner is delicious with lean pork loin, green bell peppers, garlic, red onion, and baby potatoes. For best results, use red variety potatoes! You don’t need many seasonings for this dish, but including garlic, fennel seeds, and dried oregano complement the meat and act as a marinade. The best part is that this dish makes a hefty eight servings despite it being so easy to make!

8. Turkey with Honey Roasted Carrots

Here is another comfort dish perfect for beginning your new year with healthy, nourishing foods. With boneless skinless turkey breasts, red onion, carrots, and chicken broth, it has the perfect savory feel you want in a winter supper. The recipe suggests pouring the pan juices into a saucepan and reducing it to create a delicious gravy that you can pour over the veggies and meat.

Asian Chicken Bubble Up

9. Asian Chicken Casserole

At only four points, you can be confident that you are staying on track with your goals with this recipe. This Asian Chicken Casserole has biscuits, fat-free ground chicken, garlic, and chopped carrots. It has a delicious sauce made from savory soy sauce, teriyaki, spicy sriracha, zesty lime, ginger, and a hint of brown sugar to balance everything out. When it’s done baking, you can sprinkle on chopped cabbage, which gives a nice crunch.

10. Italian Sausage with Broccoli and White Beans

If you plan to be productive in the new year, you might have a busy schedule in January. Luckily, this dish only takes 20 minutes, so there’s no excuse not to make a home-cooked meal! This recipe combines parmesan, chicken sausage, cannellini beans, and fresh tender broccoli. It also has a touch of crushed red pepper flakes for slight spiciness and some garlic for savory undertones.

11. One Pot Skinny Buffalo Chicken Pasta

By now, you’ll likely know that we are a fan of one-pot dishes, especially Buffalo-flavored ones! This recipe by Sweet Savory and Steph is a dream come true with al dente pasta, spicy Buffalo sauce, shredded chicken, and shredded carrots. The reduced-fat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and cashew milk ensure this isn’t overly spicy but just right.

12. Chipotle-Lime Chickpea, Avocado & Tomato Salad

If you want a quick dinner recipe for one, this dish by Weight Watchers is the right choice! It takes 15 minutes to prepare and requires ingredients such as Chipotle peppers, chickpeas, grape tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and queso fresco cheese. All of these ingredients reside on a bed of fresh mixed greens. Not to mention, it also has a homemade dressing!

13. Vegetable Soup with Chicken Meatballs

This satisfying soup is perfect for making ahead and freezing. You can cook it now and reheat it on busy days in January when you don’t have time to cook but want to stay on track with your Weight Watchers program! That has a simple ingredient list: chicken sausage, chicken stock, chopped broccoli, and baby spinach. We suggest holding off on the parmesan cheese until just before you enjoy it.

14. Weight Watchers Tortellini Soup

Here is another Weight Watchers-friendly soup recipe! This one has delicious tortellini pasta. It also has garlic, spinach, celery, onions, and carrots. For the base, use low-sodium chicken broth with water and diced tomatoes. This is a wonderful dinner that the whole family will love, and the best part is that it is healthy! You can also add in some Italian Turkey sausage if you wish.

15. Healthy Weight Watchers Meatloaf

Simple Nourished Living created this Weight Watchers-friendly meatloaf recipe that you should absolutely try out! It has many delicious components, including mushrooms, onions, carrots, and celery. The meatloaf base is made with lean ground beef, and plenty of seasonings give it a deep flavor. Enjoy a classic ketchup glaze, which ensures the meatloaf is plenty juicy!

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