Sometimes by the end of the day I have hardly any points left. Usually this is a result of either Happy Hour or a lunch away from my desk with friends or co-workers who aren’t watching what they eat. Sometimes I am good and just order something light, but sometimes I want to indulge like everyone else and luckily on Weight Watchers or any healthy eating plan, it’s just about balance and moderation so I don’t have to ever feel like I am missing out. Here are five meals that will leave you feeling satisfied but keep you within your daily points budget.
1. Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers, 4 PointsPlus®
I almost always have a stockpile of these peppers in my freezer and also love them because you can throw them together in minutes. Take a poblano pepper, stuff it with soy chorizo and cauliflower, and bake them up with melted cheese. They satisfy any sort of spicy craving and taste like they have way more calories than they do. Have one with a simple salad and your meal is complete.
2. Chicken Tostadas, 5 PointsPlus®
This is one of those meals that you can make from leftovers in your fridge. Start with a baked tortilla and pile on whatever you have around – roasted chicken, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, salsa, and avocado get you off to a great start. Not only that – you can eat two for under five points plus. It will feel like you are still indulging even though you are having a light meal.
3. Chicken Fajitas, 4 PointsPlus®
Everyone loves chicken fajitas so why not make them homemade with homemade fajita seasoning, chicken, and veggies. You can mix up the veggies to create any combination you like and also substitute in fish, shrimp, or beef and still have a very light meal. A great meal to end the day and not feel like all you got to eat was a salad.
4. Sausage, Onions, and Peppers with Cheesy Cauliflower Mash, 5 PointsPlus®
This is a complete meal for only 5 points complete with sausage, peppers, and “faux” cheesy mashed potatoes. No one will ever guess this is a low calorie meal and if your household is like mine, it will even be requested frequently. Who knew anyone would ever request mashed cauliflower – it only taste delicious and no one will ever believe it is cauliflower.
5. Chilaquiles Verdes, 5 PointsPlus®
Want something indulgent that makes you still feel like you are at Happy Hour or lunch? Try these chilaquiles verdes complete with cheese and tortilla chips. It’s a traditional Mexican breakfast staple that makes a delicious dinner and basically tastes like nachos, that are a bit soggy, in the best possible way. Give it a try.