Weight Watchers Easy Recipes

New to cooking or just don’t feel like doing anything elaborate? These simple recipes pack a big flavor with very little work. Have a suggestion for an easy recipe? Send it to ideas@queenofpoints.com.

Slow Cooker “Baked” Potatoes — 5 points

by Queen of Points on December 9, 2011

I frequently start making dinner and think “ooh, a baked potato would be good with this” about 10 minutes before I’m done cooking the main course. Yes, there’s the microwave, but my experience is that’s a great way to ruin a potato. [ Read More → ]

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Cheesy Chicken Meatballs — 6 Points

by Queen of Points on December 8, 2011

Ground chicken (turkey, too) has a reputation of being pretty bland. Not this dish! These meatballs feel like you’re seriously splurging. [ Read More → ]

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Wheat Berries are new to me. I have to admit, they sounded like the kind of things only folks with VW vans and composting toilets would prepare. Not that there’s anything wrong with VW vans and composting toilets, mind you, but I’m more of a leather seats and double shower head kind of girl.

Surprise, surprise — wheat berries are *really* good. [ Read More → ]

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Summertime Succotash: 3 points (Meatless Monday!)

by Queen of Points on August 1, 2011

‘Tis the season for corn and tomatoes! Succotash is a tasty, healthy, easy recipe that takes advantage of some of the excellent veggies that are in season. This takes 15 minutes at most to prepare, and makes great leftovers. [ Read More → ]

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I’m noticing my gastronomical desires changing quite a bit these days. I’ve always been a big carnivore. Omnivore is probably a more accurate word, but meat was always a key ingredient in just about everything I made at home or ordered in a restaurant. I thought of vegetarian recipes as boring, and the resulting dishes inevitably lacking. No meat? How will I ever be satisfied? [ Read More → ]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Compote: 1 point!

by Queen of Points on June 7, 2011

I have a confession to make. I don’t have a sweet tooth. It’s not merely a lack of craving for confection, either. The idea of double chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate on the side holds zero appeal for me. The occasional dessert that is mildly appealing to me … [ Read More → ]

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Chicken Salad with Rice, Mint Pesto, & Peas: 8 Points

by Queen of Points on April 27, 2011

This particular salad is a really nice mix of flavors and textures, and it’s a great use of leftover chicken. I’ve made it for several friends and received only rave reviews. [ Read More → ]

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Texas Style Breakfast Casserole: 5 points

by Queen of Points on April 20, 2011

The great thing about this recipe is you can make it the night before and heat it up first thing in the morning. In fact, last time I made it I made 2 batches and froze the individual servings. It freezes really well, making for an awesome heat-eat-and-go breakfast. [ Read More → ]

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Stuffed Portabellas: 8 points

by Queen of Points on April 10, 2011

I made these stuffed portabellas for a friend yesterday after we visited our local farmers market. Now I admit I’ve rolled my eyes internally (ok, and occasionally externally) at the whole idea of being “connected to my food.” But I must concede defeat in this case. I used fresh, local portabellas and spinach [ Read More → ]

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Slow Cooker Pepper Steak with Rice: 9 points

by Queen of Points on April 4, 2011

This slow cooker pepper steak is destined to be a go-to recipe for me. It’s super easy, unbelievably delicious, and melt-in-your-mouth tender. [ Read More → ]

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