The weight watchers program can be a wonderful way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. (I should know, I’m a lifetime member!)
According to US News and World Report, “WW scored high for overall weight loss, nutrition and safety. Experts said it's a smart, effective diet. As one expert put it, ‘WW has continued to improve their product over the years. The current program is excellent overall.’"
One of the best parts of weight watchers is that there are no foods that are completely off-limits. This freedom gives the program a ton of flexibility–and means you don’t have to give up your favorite foods–you just need to eat them in a healthy way.
All of this flexibility is wonderful–but it does create a challenge.
When nothing is off-limits it can be hard to know just what to eat. That’s why I made this post highlighting my favorite ww recipes.
Below you will find 50 simple weight watchers recipe ideas to get you started. I have subdivided the recipes into ideas for different occasions and different times of day.
I know that a lot of readers are using some of the older weight watchers plans, so I have included points from a wide variety of the classic weight watcher plans. If you want all the details on the newest plan, you can find my post on the new weight watchers plan here.
I hope you enjoy these healthy weight watches recipes as much as I did. Please let me know what you think in the comments.
5 Delicious Weight Watchers Dinner Ideas
This low-carb keto friendly shrimp foil packet is bursting with flavor.
The crunchiness of the cabbage, snap peas, and bean sprouts are the perfect complement to the shrimp. A splash of lemon brightens this healthy meal up even further.
Using a foil packet, makes cooking simple–and even better it cuts clean up time in half.
At only 1 weight watchers point—this recipe will quickly enter into your weeknight rotation.
These crack chicken burgers take the backyard summer classic to the next level.
Mozzarella and cheddar bubble up from the burger on the grill. And ranch seasoning ties the flavors in the burger together perfectly.
And if you are looking for weight watchers turkey burgers–you can use this same recipe, just replace the chicken with your favorite turkey.
This healthy casserole has been one of the popular recipes on my site for years now–and with good reason!
Lean ground beef pairs beautifully with classic taco toppings: green peppers, onions, low fat sour cream, and of course shredded cheese!
The real star of the recipe though–is the biscuits!
I’ll tell you exactly how to prepare them when you read the recipe card.
This weight watchers friendly fettuccini is quickly becoming a family favorite at my house.
The creamy zucchini sauce is so flavorful you’ll want to eat it with a spoon!
I love how quickly this healthy dish comes together. Once you have the pasta cooked–everything finishes in a large skillet on the stove.
If you picky eaters in your family, you will love how easy it is to hide vegetables in this delicious creamy dish.
This weight watchers friendly spaghetti recipe takes your family’s pasta night to the next level.
Simply layer cooked shredded chicken, mozzarella, and parmesan, on top of your cooked spaghetti. Season with oregano, basil, thyme, and parsley and pop it in the oven.
30 minutes later you will have a perfect chicken parmesan spaghetti bake.
It’s so filling you won’t believe it’s a low-point recipe.
5 Simple Weight Watchers Lunch Recipes
If you love Chipotle, but are looking for a healthier option, you are going to love these weight watchers friendly chicken burrito bowls.
This protein packed lunch bowl will power you through your longest afternoon. I love how the creaminess of the of the avocado pairs with the spicy chicken. And the whole recipe is brightened up with fresh tomatoes and the squeeze of lime.
These healthy chicken bowl will quickly become one of your favorite recipes.
This weight watchers friendly croissant loaf is the perfect game day recipe.
Just mix green bell pepper and onions with shredded chicken and my famous zero point ranch dressing (Don’t worry I will share my secret recipe when you click the link).
Wrap the chicken mixture and provolone cheese in Pillsbury low fat crescent roll dough–and throw in the oven.
In 27 minutes you will have a golden brown chicken philly croissant loaf that your guests will be talking about for weeks.
This low point apple yogurt salad is packed with protein thanks to the greek yogurt and chia seeds. And that means this weight watchers friendly salad will give you enough energy to get through the afternoon.
The recipe is super simple to make and comes together very quickly.
Try this bright salad during apple picking season–you will not regret it.
I love buffalo chicken and I’m not going to apologize for it! This delicious weight watchers chicken wraps recipe is a perfect for a low-point lunch.
Marinate boneless skinless chicken breasts in a mixture of franks hot sauce, cayenne, garlic, salt & pepper. Cook the chicken breasts in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
Wrap the cooked chicken in a tortilla with lettuce, carrots, my secret dressing, and cheese.
And just like that you have a healthy lunch that is absolutely bursting with flavor.
When you have a busy afternoon you want a lunch that is filling enough to power you through the afternoon but not so heavy that you will want to take an early afternoon nap.
This tasty weight watchers friendly spinach, cucumber, chicken and ranch wrap fills both needs. Thanks to the Flatout wrap and chicken it has plenty of protein to keep you going. And the spinach and cucumber keep the meal light and refreshing.
This simple weight watchers recipe comes together very quickly.
5 Hearty Weight Watchers Soups
This weight watchers friendly soup is the perfect comfort food for a cold winter night.
The classic combination of beef chunks and barley is incredibly hearty–so you won’t be starving again an hour after dinner.
I love using the crockpot for the recipe because you can just throw the ingredients in it and come back in a few hours and voila–dinner is served.
Give this delicious beef and barley soup a try, you won’t be disappointed.
This healthy buffalo chicken soup is the star of every cold game day. Throw some in a thermos the next time you go tailgating on a winter day–you will be everyone’s hero.
This weight watchers friendly soup is bursting with flavor thanks to my famous zero-point ranch dressing and Franks hot sauce.
A word of warning though–if you give this healthy recipe a try you may become as addicted to buffalo chicken as I am!
The slow cooker makes this chicken taco soup incredibly easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker, come back in four hours, and enjoy!
This soup is so hearty you won’t believe it’s only 2 points per serving. (The secret is my zero point tomato sauce–I’ll show you how to make it when you click the link).
This weight watchers friendly cabbage soup will convince the pickiest eater to try some vegetables.
I like to use ground turkey in this recipe, but feel free to substitute your favorite protein.
This is another soup where the crockpot comes in handy (hey why make things harder than they need to be?).
So it’s really just throw the ingredients into the slow cooker, set the timer, and come back for a wonderful soup.
There’s just nothing quite like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup to pick you up when you’re not feeling well.
With this recipe, you get the classic flavors of a traditional chicken noodle soup–without any of the unhealthy additives that plague so many canned soups.
Of course it’s healthier this way, but let’s be honest, it also tastes way better.
5 Tasty Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes
Forget Starbucks egg bites trying this instead!
These weight watchers friendly egg bites will save you a small fortune if you are as addicted to Starbucks egg bites as I am.
In the recipe post, I will walk you through exactly how to customize the egg bites. So you can make them exactly like Starbucks if that’s what you like–or you can feel free to branch out into different flavors.
And using the instant pot makes clean-up simple.
I love making this weight watchers tater tot casserole for breakfast, but it is also perfect for game day or a snack for the kids.
You will love how versatile this casserole is. I used ground turkey, bacon, and cheese. But you can easily substitute your favorite protein (or skip the meat altogether) and add your favorite diced veggies.
In the recipe post, I will show you exactly how to make it fit your own taste.
Who says sausage can’t be healthy?
This weight watchers turkey breakfast sausage is bursting with flavor thanks to the mixture of garlic, thyme, sage, fennel seeds, onion, and oregano.
This recipe is keto friendly and packed with protein. And best of all it’s simple to make.
Give these turkey sausage patties a try and they will become a part of your morning rotation.
These weight watchers breakfast tacos will give you all the protein and vitamins you need to power through your day.
I love how delicious the bell peppers, red onion and spinach taste with the eggs.
In this version, I decided to use egg whites–so these tasty breakfast tacos are low in cholesterol in addition to being a hearty low-point breakfast.
I love easy recipes that are also healthy recipes. And this taco bowl definitely fits the bill.
If you have read my site for long, you also know that I love recipes that are easy to make changes to. I love substituting broccoli for the spinach in this recipe to give a little extra crunch.
Sometimes you just want a sweet blueberry muffin for breakfast. The problem is that traditional blueberry muffins are loaded with sugar and are not a great way to spend your weight watchers points in the morning.
That’s why you are going to love these weight watchers blueberry muffins. These healthy muffins are not only a low-point breakfast, but they are also a delicious low point sweet snack!
When you visit the recipe post, you will see that it is very easy to swap out of the blueberries for your favorite fruit–this recipe is very versatile.
5 Perfect Weight Watchers Snacks
The air fryer is amazing for making healthy recipes. I’m obsessed with cinnamon rolls–and thanks to the air fryer I’m able to make cinnamon roll bites that are delicious without blowing up my ww point balance.
Even better, these delicious weight watchers friendly cinnamon rolls are simple to make. It only took me about 5 minutes to prep and then 6 more minutes in the air fryer and these cinnamon roll bites are ready to go.
Good luck making classic cinnamon rolls in less than 15 minutes!
These turkey sausage rolls are the ultimate family-friendly recipe. Your kids will be begging for seconds!
Meal prep is also a breeze with this recipe. You can get the recipe ready to go into the oven in around 15 minutes.
And if you are strapped for time in the morning (aren’t we all!) you can freeze these weight watchers friendly sausage rolls ahead of time and reheat them when you are ready to serve.
These weight watchers friendly onion cheese rings are the perfect super bowl snack.
The “secret” is to bake these delicious cheesy onion rings–it’s a great way to get the crunchiness of the onion rings you know and love–without any of the extra junk.
Click the link to get the recipe before the big game!
You always know the fall is here when the pumpkin spice starts showing up at Starbucks!
Once you try this delicious pumpkin spice granola you won’t want to wait for fall to make it again and again.
Just grab your favorite yogurt, mix in some berries, and this delicious weight watchers granola–it’s the perfect healthy snack.
These weight watchers cheddar biscuits remind me of Red Lobster’s biscuits (except way healthier).
I make these sometimes as a decadent breakfast side dish. But they are so delicious–I will use just about any excuse to make them.
Serve them at your next brunch party–your guests will want to steal the recipe!
5 Guilt-Free Weight Watchers Dessert Ideas
These delicious weight watchers cannolis are a great way to show off for your game day guests. They will never know these delicious blueberry lemon cannolis come together in less than 20 minutes.
One thing that is great about these ww cannolis is that once you learn how to make them there are endless variations you can use to make sure your cannoli is perfect for any occasion.
Click the link to find out exactly how to make these tasty low-point cannolis.
These weight watchers friendly mint oreo cheesecake bites are the perfect snack for St. Patrick’s Day.
The only problem with these cheesecake bites is that they are so addicting–you are definitely going to want a second one. But hey–at only 2 ww points–go ahead!
Click the link to get the recipe.
I know what you’re thinking–who has time to make something as complicated as apple strudel?
But, here’s the thing–it took me less than 15 minutes to get this weight watchers friendly apple strudel prepped and into the oven.
Then go watch some tv for 45 minutes and voila-you have a delicious healthy dessert. Click the link to get the recipe.
This key lime cheesecake cream pie is the perfect summer time treat.
The weight watchers friendly cheesecake is more ww points than most of the recipes on this list, but sometimes you just want a sweet treat!
Give this no bake cheesecake a chance–it is cool and refreshing–you will want to make it over and over again.
I discovered these delicious cheesecake shooters on a weight watchers cruise a few years ago.
A mixture of light cream cheese and greek yogurt infuses this cheesecake with a wonderful creaminess. The sweet tartness of the strawberry is the perfect pairing to the rich creaminess of the cheese and yogurt.
Serve this tasty cheesecake in a small dessert glass–your guests will be impressed.
And since you can never have too many recipes, here's 20 bonus ideas for when you to try.
This chicken salad recipe combines nonfat Greek yogurt, mayo, and seasonings for the dressing base. The salad components include shredded chicken, green onions, diced apples, grapes, and walnuts, providing the dish with an array of different textures. For instance, you have the crunchy walnuts, crisp apples, and plump grapes. The neat thing about this is that you can easily shred the chicken with the help of a stand mixer!
Craving a hearty, homemade soup that satisfies your hunger without sacrificing your health? This baked potato soup is just as loaded as an actual baked potato! It has bacon, sour cream, cream cheese, green onions, and shredded cheese as toppings. The soup base has potatoes, broth, garlic, butter, flour, and milk! You might wonder how this is WW-friendly, seeing all the yummy components it has. The trick is using low-point versions of the ingredients!
With flavors of zesty lemon juice, fiery red pepper flakes, and refreshing parsley, this shrimp scampi is a treat for your palate. The ingredients that make it noteworthy are whole wheat noodles, large shrimp, and minced garlic, which gives a more pronounced flavor than if you use garlic powder. Serve this dinner to your friends and family next time you want to impress them with your cooking skills.
Recreate restaurant-style French Onion Soup when you follow our WW-friendly version! You will love the fusion of beef broth, white onions, butter, and artisanal bread. The best part? There are two kinds of cheeses: shredded mozzarella and Emmental, which are the perfect level of nutty and buttery. You can modify it with different cheese or low-sodium beef broth if you wish. Serve it once the top is golden brown!
Who doesn’t love a classic stuffed pepper every now and then? This recipe has a lovely presentation due to the melted cheese on top. The center of the pepper is hollowed out and packed with heavenly ground beef, salsa, tomato sauce, onions, rice, and taco seasoning. We recommend using long-grain wild rice, but you can use another type. Additionally, don’t forget to use pepper tops to reduce food waste.
We love this lightened-up version of White Chicken Chili! What makes it so healthy is the reduced-sodium chicken broth, fat-free skim milk, and boneless, skinless chicken breasts. For flavor, use dried oregano, coriander, black pepper, and garlic. Naturally, it wouldn’t be complete without green chilies, white beans, and onions! Take one bite of this masterpiece, and it’ll be love at first sight (or, perhaps, love at first bite).
Just one Weight Watchers point? Yep, you’re not just imagining it. This is a must-try dish that your whole family will appreciate. This meatloaf has layers and layers of flavor due to the thyme, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, and numerous veggies. With grated zucchini, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and garlic, you supply your body nutrients in every bite. Of course, the main component is the ground turkey, which has the perfect texture for meatloaf!
When you first joined WW, you might’ve thought that burgers would be hard to come by. Luckily, that isn’t the case at all because there are plenty of ways to make them healthier and still enjoy them. This recipe uses fat-free (or extra lean) ground turkey, salsa, chili powder, reduced-fat mozzarella, and panko breadcrumbs. Cook the patties on the BBQ or stovetop, then enjoy with any toppings you wish to add!
This isn’t your classic vegetable soup; it's better. Yes, carrots, onions, and potatoes are nice, but don’t keep you full for long. This soup has heftier ingredients like bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, peas, broccoli, and cabbage! It also has oregano and garlic to complement all of the tasty vegetables. We suggest using a simple garnish like fresh chopped parsley; the green color stands out against the soup for a nice display!
This stir fry recipe is for when you need dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes! Marinate the shrimp in soy sauce, orange juice, cornstarch, and various spices to give them a pleasant flavor. Then, the easy part is that you can use a frozen vegetable medley, so you don’t need to spend time chopping ingredients. Lastly, after you cook the shrimp and vegetables, top them with green onion to complete the dish!
We included White Chicken Chili, but don’t think that we forgot about having a Classic Chili on this list, too! This delectable dish contains extra lean ground beef, diced peppers, baked beans, and tomatoes. Furthermore, for the traditional chili flavor, there are loads of seasonings like chili powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, cumin, and even Frank’s Hot Sauce to give it a kick! Switch it up by using this for chili dogs.
Add pizza to your dinner menu for this week because our Weight Watchers recipe is too good to disregard. What makes this pizza unique is the use of reduced-fat Pillsbury crescent rolls for the crust. This makes it much easier than making homemade dough! Aside from that, use some ground turkey, pepperoni slices, and veggies to dress the pizza up. Most importantly, the reduced-fat shredded mozzarella completes the dish.
With the numerous savory WW-friendly options out there, it’s nice to find recipes that are on the sweeter side yet still healthy! These banana pancakes are perfect for Sunday brunch with the family. All you need is bananas, oats, eggs, milk, and other ingredients. The baking powder makes it fluffy, while the cinnamon, sugar-free chocolate chips, and ginger give the pancakes plenty of flavor. You’ll love these; they are mostly sweet with a touch of spice!
We appreciate air fryer recipes because they’re super easy and quick. In fact, this recipe only takes 5 minutes to prep and 6 minutes to cook! You can’t beat it. These Coconut Shrimp have hints of black pepper, paprika, garlic and onion powder, and fresh lime juice. The crispy shrimp and tender asparagus are the perfect pair to use as a main course, appetizer, or side dish, depending on how many people you serve.
How exactly do you make deviled eggs WW-friendly? Well, the answer is in this recipe. Use the fat-free sour cream, plain 0% Greek yogurt, reduced-fat mayo, and reduced-fat shredded cheese! Aside from that, you only need a bunch of spices to flavor the deviled eggs. Think classic spices such as Dijon mustard, paprika, dill weed, chives, and parsley. Additionally, you can top them with crumbled bacon bits and green onion for decoration.
Indulge in the flavors of white cabbage, ground chicken, carrots, ginger, and onions! This nourishing bowl tastes precisely like an egg roll! It also has sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and reduced-sodium soy sauce to give it the classic egg roll flavor. With a 20-minute cooking time and only one Weight Watchers point per serving, you'll be grateful you found this recipe!
Our delicious enchilada recipe has two main components: the chicken enchiladas and the homemade salsa Verde. The enchiladas have a whole wheat tortilla base, and you fill them with shredded chicken, no-fat sour cream, part-skim mozzarella cheese, onions, and garlic; yum! Then, for the sauce, all you need is tomatillos, zucchini, chili pepper, cilantro, oil, garlic, and salt. We suggest garnishing them with chopped chives or avocado pieces!
It's hard to believe these incredible tacos only require seven ingredients! You can use whichever tortilla you would like. As far as the filling, all you need is chicken, lime juice, red cabbage, salsa, and avocado. Sprinkle some salt into the mix if you think it needs some. Personally, with the use of a good salsa, you don't need salt! This recipe makes eight servings, so there's plenty to go around.
This easy banana bread is perfect to enjoy with your morning coffee or as a healthy afternoon snack. It has the classic essence of banana bread due to the brown sugar and cinnamon. It also has common baking ingredients such as flour, eggs, leavening agents, and salt. Use the ripest bananas you have since they make it extra sweet! We suggest serving it with a drizzle of honey.
We love the WW Chicken Taco Soup, but this soup is when you crave something reminiscent of a classic ground beef taco! It consists of ground beef, black beans, tomatoes, onions, corn, and crushed tomatoes. For the base, all you need is beef or chicken stock, as well as some water, garlic, and seasonings. Hold off using the spring onion since you will sprinkle it on for a gorgeous garnish once the soup is ready!
And i'll leave you with my famous Chicken Burger Recipe.
50 Delicious Weight Watchers Recipes
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 28 g package ranch seasoning *I use Clubhouse
- ⅓ cup real bacon crumbs
- ½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
- Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl. Shape into 4 equal size burgers.
- Cook over medium heat on the BBQ or on a grill on the stove, you could also cook them in the air fryer. Turn over a few times while cooking, they should take 20-25 minutes on the BBQ