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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Two very distinct versions of this recipe happen in my house depending on how much kitchen stamina I have. When there is a lot, I make up a batch of homemade teriyaki, usually throwing in a whole jalapeno for just a touch of heat in the background. When I have no willingness to cook, I use store bought teriyaki sauce. My all time favorite is by Soy Vay. Then you just layer up the chicken, teriyaki sauce, and some aluminum foil for easy clean up and pop it in the oven. This recipe also works great for chicken thighs and boneless chicken breasts, just reduce the cooking time.

One quick note about the photo. I cooked half of the chicken with the skin and half without, however I completelty forgot to photograph the skinless breast.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 6 oz. chicken breast
Nutritional Information: 213 calories, 3.2g of fat, 16.6g of carbohydrates, 0g of fiber, 29.1g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Wowsa…Y’all really love the cauliflower rice. After the recent Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe, lots of requests came in for other ways to mix up this healthy side dish. Craving Mexican Rice a couple of nights ago but not wanting to tack on too many more points/calories to my meal, I ended up whipping up this simple version of a traditional Mexican rice with cauliflower rice. I left out the peas since they are pretty carbohydrate heavy for folks on a low-carb diet, but you could easily work them back in. Also one tip if you find yourself eating cauliflower rice a lot is to make up a big batch and freeze it. It can be slightly annoying to make so tackle a big batch in one sitting and then freeze individual or family size portions for a quick side dish.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 cup “rice”
Nutritional Information: 145 calories, 4.2g of fat, 13.7g of carbohydrates, 5g of fiber, 6.1g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 *

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Ancho Chile Tri Tip and Black Beans

Sunday Slow Cooker: Ancho Chile Tri Tip and Black Beans

Remember a couple of weeks back when I made these Slow Cooker Tri Tip Tacos? Well….I have made them two more times since…we are a bit in love over here. And this last time I made them, I decided to throw in some black beans, beef broth, and dried Ancho chiles. The result? Delicious slow roasted meat and beans all cooked at once. No need to make an extra side dish. Served up with a simple green salad and you have a deliciously easy meal.

Ancho Chile Tri-Tip and Black Beans
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 4 oz. meat with 3/4 cup beans
Nutritional Information: 361 calories, 8.7g of fat, 33.7g of carbohydrates, 8.1g of fiber, 37.7g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 9 *

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Weight Watchers ® Friendly Meal Plans

Weight Watchers ® Friendly Meal Plans

Starting any diet can be difficult but having a meal plan can make it easier to stick to your plan and lose weight. For this reason Slender Kitchen offers Weight Watchers ® meal plans. These meal plans, created by Slender Kitchen, offer a variety of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes all with nutritional information and Weight Watchers Points Plus ®.

What To Expect in Slender Kitchen Weight Watchers ® Meal Plans

In each of our weekly meal plans you find recipes for 2 or 4 people for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are regular, vegetarian, and low carb options that can work as a healthy eating plan or Weight Watchers meal plan since the PointsPlus ® are included.

To make the plan work for people with different daily points targets, the plans include breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that add up to between 19-24 points daily. Then from there you can adjust the plan using snacks, extra servings, or beverages to reach your target. People with much higher limits could also double the plan and eat two servings of each recipe and slowly scale back as the weight comes off.

Some types of recipes you might see in the meal plans include:

  • Baked Chicken Parmesan with Pasta or Spaghetti Squash
  • Crispy Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Broccoli
  • Buffalo Chicken Burgers with “Ranch Fries”
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
  • Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • Baked Strawberry Oatmeal
  • Tomato Basil Egg Mugs
  • And much more!

Ready to learn more about our Weight Watchers ® friendly Meal Plans? Click here to see a sample plan, read FAQs, see testimonials from members, and sign up!

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Spaghetti Squash with Healthy Romesco

Spaghetti Squash with Healthy Romesco

You know that green cauliflower like vegetable – romenesco? Well I always call it Romesco. Literally every time I see it or talk about it or try to write about it, Romesco always comes out instead of Romanesco. The last time I did this, a lovely friend kindly corrected me and filled me in on what the real Romesco is – a ridiculously delicious Spanish sauce made with roasted red peppers and almonds. Its similar to a pesto but (red!) smoky with hints of red pepper, tomatoes, garlic, paprika, and fresh herbs. It works great as a dip, sandwich spread, and sauce for vegetables and pasta. This version is lightened up by adding in some extra tomatoes for liquid and using less olive oil. I also used Balsamic vinegar because that is what I had on hand. Traditional Romesco calls for sherry vinegar instead.

Spaghetti Squash with Healthy Romesco
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/2 spaghetti squash with 1/4 romesco
Nutritional Information: 145 calories, 9.6g of fat, 11.1g of carbohydrates, 3.7g of fiber, 4.4g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

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Paprika Lime Chicken

Paprika Lime Chicken

Every time I mention we are eating chicken (which is often), the boy asks if I am making paprika chicken. First let’s talk about his rendition of paprika chicken – shredded chicken marinated in boatloads of lime and paprika and then fried to an inch of life in about 2 inches of oil. It’s hard, crunchy, and comes with the lovely bonus of covering your entire stove in oily red spatter. Not exactly my idea of dinner. However recently I decided to compromise and try a new version of Lime Paprika Chicken. In this version, the chicken hangs out and marinates with paprika, lime juice, and some other spices before being quickly cooked on the grill or stove-top. It makes a delicious main dish and also tastes great rolled up in tortillas. Let’s be real – almost everything tastes better as a taco.

Paprika Lime Chicken
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 4 oz. chicken
Nutritional Information: 170.9 calories, 7.5g of fat, 0g of carbohydrates, 0g of fiber, 25g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

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