Here at SkinnyMs., we’re big fans of the Weight Watchers system, particularly their SmartPoints counting method. Weight Watchers doesn’t believe in banishing certain foods. Instead, they assign points to each food, allowing you to keep track of what you’re consuming while adhering to your weight management goals. We love this idea because it has nothing to do with counting calories!
So how does the counting system work? Well, foods higher in saturated fat and/or sugar have higher SmartPoints values, while foods lower in calories and higher in protein have fewer points. Whether you’re counting your daily points or simply looking for light and healthy dinners that won’t add inches to your waistline, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve grouped together a list of 50 delicious Weight Watchers dinners that clock in at just 7 SmartPoints or less.
If you’ve spent a great deal of points earlier in the day and you’re working with just a few left come dinnertime, these amazing dishes will rescue you! To make life easier, we’ve organized our dinner list into sub categories, from soups and salads to casseroles and pasta entrees. Check out these flavorful, filling, and easy-to-make dinners with low SmartPoints—you’ll be glad you did!
Soups and Stews
1. Roasted Cauliflower Soup (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
2. Chicken and Black Bean Chili (2 Freestyle SmartPoints)
There’s nothing quite like diving into a warm pot of healthy, hearty chili. Brimming with juicy veggies, tender chicken, and savory spices, this uber-filling meal will shock you, as it clocks in at just 7 smartpoints a serving!
3. Crock Pot Low-Fat Beef Stew (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This belly-warming stew emanates aromas that’ll invite blissful childhood memories and feelings of total comfort and satisfaction. Low in SmartPoints yet bursting with flavor, this recipe will nourish both the body and soul.
4. Farro and Cranberry Bean Soup (6 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This vegetarian-friendly soup features farro, a nutty grain native to the Mediterranean region that carries a bunch of health benefits your body will thank you for. Simple to whip up, the savory soup is also packed with fiber, which will keep you feeling full for hours!
5. Slow Cooker Turkey Stew (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Make the most of your turkey leftovers by throwing them in this scrumptious stew! Toss in some yummy chopped veggies and savory spices, and you have yourself the ultimate feel-good meal. As a plus, this stew boasts a super low calorie count!
6. Slow Cooker Savory Superfood Soup (1 Freestyle SmartPoint)
7. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (1 Freestyle SmartPoint)
This chili is a snap to throw together. Simply gather ingredients, toss them in your slow cooker, and let the appliance work its delicious magic! The recipe also packs a major protein punch, meaning it’ll fill you up and keep you satisfied for hours afterwards.
Next: Hand-Held Meals
8. Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Brimming with mouthwatering Mediterranean flavors, Greek gyro plates are virtually irresistible. Unfortunately, most takeout meals contain pound-piling amounts of calories and grease. This recipe makes throwing together your own gyros a breeze! With just 15 minutes and a slow cooker, you have hot slices of seasoned meat ready to pile into pita bread!
9. Grilled Salmon Sliders (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
10. Grilled Turkey Veggie Burger (6 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Typically, summer BBQ meals aren’t the friendliest to your waistline. However, this guilt-free burger recipe calls for nothing but 100% clean ingredients your body will love. The protein-packed meal tastes lush and flavorful without overdoing it in the calorie department!
11. Mushroom Steak and Fajita Sandwiches (11 Freestyle SmartPoints)
12. Asian Chicken and Veggie Lettuce Wraps (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Crunchy butter lettuce acts as a low carb, low cal wrapper for tender and flavorful chicken and veggies. The chicken is cooked in a delectable Asian-inspired dressing that calls for ingredients like toasted sesame seeds, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce.
13. Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Tacos (6 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Once again, lettuce shells sub in for carb-rich tortilla wraps, slashing a boatload of calories in this wholesome meal. Stuffed with a savory spectrum of ingredients like tender ground turkey, juicy tomatoes, and buttery avocado, this taco dish can’t be beat!
14. Tomato, Hummus, and Spinach Sandwich (3 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Creamy hummus adds a hint of tang and a bunch of nutrients to this savory sandwich! With only a few wholesome ingredients, you can slap together this satisfyingly simple meal in just a couple minutes. Did we mention one serving weighs in at just 100 calories?
15. Skinny Chicken Tacos with Guacamole (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Bursting with a colorful array of delicious ingredients, this Mexican-inspired dish will certainly impress a crowd with its mouthwatering flavor and stunning presentation. Tortillas are stuffed with rich and juicy veggies along with tender white chicken meat, yielding a wholesome, hand-held meal that’s guarenteed to satisfy.
Next: Meat & Fish-Based Entrees
Meat & Fish-Based Entrees
16. Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
We’ve modeled this chicken dish after spinach and artichoke dip. With the help of your slow cooker, this must-try meal is simple to make, and requires minimal prep time. The dish packs in a bunch of vitamins and nutrients thanks to superfoods like artichokes, spinach, and garlic!
17. Salmon with Ginger Noodles (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
When it comes to powerful, body-loving superfoods, salmon tops the charts. We’ve incorporated the fantastic fish into this flavorful, Asian-inspired meal. By pairing salmon with brown noodles and bold ingredients like ginger, mustard oil, and radish, this nutritious recipe is one your taste buds will remember!
18. Oven-Grilled Salmon (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Craving something simple yet satisfying? We’ve got you covered. This oven-grilled recipe is a cinch to whip up, and makes a quick, well-balanced meal. Superfood salmon packs in a bunch of health benefits thanks to lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, helping you feel great and stay energized.
19. Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Grated Egg and Balsamic Dressing (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Cooked on a griddle, salmon delivers a crispy-on-the-outside, flaky-on-the-inside texture that’ll simply melt in your mouth. The fish teams up with tender asparagus spears and a grated egg, yielding a well-balanced meal that can help with weight loss while keeping you full for hours.
20. Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin (6 Freestyle SmartPoints)
After marinating for hours in a savory mixture of juices and spices, pork yields incredibly tasty flavor and a fall-off-the-fork tenderness only a slow cooker can create. Feature this tenderloin as your main dish or shred the meat on sandwich bread or a roll.
21. Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken with Vegetables (3 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This wintertime favorite is hearty, delicious, and stuffed with nutrients. Tender chicken and flavorful veggies roast to perfection, giving you a belly-warming meal you can feel good about filling up on!
22. Stay Healthy with Slow Cooker Brown Rice and Chicken (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
The chicken in this recipe is moist and tender, bursting with garden-fresh flavors thanks to the herbs. The chicken rests on a bed of zesty rice and is topped with creamy slices of avocado, giving you a fabulous meal the whole family will love.
23. Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Korean Red Pepper flakes pack a slightly fiery punch in these flavorful, juicy chicken meatballs. These honey-glazed party pleasers are guaranteed to impress a crowd. Despite tasting indulgent, they’re surprisingly low in calories and fat!
24. German Schnitzel (11 Freestyle SmartPoints)
The name might sound complex, but German schnitzels can actually be simple, especially when you use a slow cooker. Although traditional recipes would never fall under the “healthy foods” category, our cleaned-up version makes it possible to enjoy the decadent German cuisine without the guilt!