When you think of someone who does Weight Watchers, what do you see?
Chances are, most of us picture a range of different body types. But chances are, none of these body types look like Victoria’s Secret models.
A friend of mine definitely doesn’t fit the stereotypical idea of a woman who diets. Which is why I have to admit, I was a little surprised when she told me she did Weight Watchers.
“Wait, are you really trying to lose weight?” I asked, nosey friend that I am.
“Sometimes, yeah,” she told me. “But most of the time, I just enjoy the program for keeping my health on track. It helps me stay in tune with my nutrition and pay attention to what I’m putting in my body.”
I was not alone in thinking that Weight Watchers was only for people actively trying to lose several pounds. It’s actually a pretty common misconception.
However, Weight Watchers has made its goal to help people everywhere to assist weight loss as well as maintain weight loss since it was founded in 1963. People following the program enjoy all the benefits my friend mentioned, and they can also lose weight in the process if they need to.
Now, a major struggle with dieting is finding healthy recipes you actually enjoy eating. Which is why we made this list!
With these Weight Watchers dinners ideas under 350 calories, flavorful and healthy recipes are just one meal away.
1. One-Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Dinner (2 Freestyle SmartPoints)
I will never turn down the classic chicken, broccoli, and cheese combo! Add some diced onion with a teriyaki and sriracha sauce on top, and you’ve got yourself a fresh and wholesome recipe from Weight Watchers.
2. Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Grated Egg and Balsamic Dressing (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Salmon, asparagus, egg, and balsamic dressing? A blend of ingredients that you never knew you needed until now. Keep a well-balanced lifestyle with bold flavors, and you’re tummy will be thanking you every single time.
3. Slow Cooker Turkey Stew (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? Repurpose it to greater heights with our recipe for slow cooker turkey stew. Jam packed with crisp celery and carrots, this veggie heavy recipe will leave all other Weight Watcher stews in the dust.
4. Taco Chili (2 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Warm your insides with this rendition of turkey chili. Make the turkey meat spicy and flavorful with chili powder, cumin, garlic and onion powder. This blend of spices, plus black beans and corn, will make this hearty Weight Watchers dinner last throughout the work week.
5. Fresh & Hearty Salad (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
My biggest pet peeve is when people say they don’t like salads. Because it really just means they’re not eating the right one! In only 129 calories, this recipe for a fresh and hearty salad includes a variety of bold flavors and ingredients. With tangerine slices, cherry tomatoes, green bell peppers, and fresh edamame for an optional crunch, enjoy a colorful salad that leaves your tummy full!