If you are on a weight loss regime and are tired of eating the same old boring bland low calorie food, here are some easy weight watchers crock pot recipes for you to try out...
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Crock pot, also known as slow cooker, is an electrical kitchen appliance used to prepare some terrific recipes, ranging from exotic soups, spicy meat recipes, to even delectable desserts. Though cooking using a crock pot is time-consuming, if you have time and want to savor the true flavors of the ingredients added to your recipe, crock pot is a good option.
However, in today's world where people are so health conscious, they want their food to be nutritious and low in calories. If you happen to be one of those, then check out these recipes which will not only satiate your taste buds, but will also help you to evaluate the food as per the number of calories you are consuming. Basically, the weight watchers system assigns point values to the food based on the calories, fat, and fiber present in it, i.e. foods high in fiber and low in fat have low point values, and vice versa. So without any delay, let us move on to some easy weight watchers recipes.
Lemon Garlic Chicken
8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
10 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
2 cups fat free, low sodium chicken broth
2 yellow onions, chopped
1/4 cup lemon pepper seasoning
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
4 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp lemon zest
Wash the chicken well and pat dry. Combine the lemon pepper seasoning, paprika and salt, and coat the chicken with this spice mixture. Keep the chicken in the crock pot and cover it with fat free chicken broth, garlic cloves, parsley, onions and lemon zest. Cook the chicken on low heat for 3 to 4 hours or until it is done.
Weight Watchers Points: 3 per serving
Mexican Style Pork
1 lb pork boneless loin roast (cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 (20 oz) jar salsa
1 (4 oz) can chopped, drained green chilies
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Combine pork, salsa, and chilies in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low heat for about 6 to 8 hours or until the pork is soft and tender. Stir in beans and cook again for about 5 minutes or until hot. Finally, sprinkle some cheese shavings over it.
Weight Watchers Points: 6 per serving
8 apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/5 cup Reduced Fat Bisquick
⅓ cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cold butter
1/6 cup skim milk
2 tbsp Brummel and Brown Spread, softened
1/6 cup Splenda
1/5 cup egg substitute
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Spray the crock pot with cooking spray and meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, toss apples with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Transfer this mixture to the crock pot. Take another bowl and combine milk, softened butter spread, Splenda, eggs, vanilla, and 1/5 cup Bisquick. Spoon this mixture over apples. In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 cup of Bisquick and brown sugar. Add the cold butter and mix well or until the mixture is crumbly. Spatter this mixture over the apple mixture and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or until the apples turn soft and tender.
Weight Watchers Points: 4 per serving
These were some mouth-watering and healthy weight watchers crock pot recipes which anyone can try to make, irrespective of whether he/she is on a weight loss program or not. Since the ingredients used in them are readily available, try preparing these recipes at home and enjoy them with your loved ones.