30 Weight Watchers Dinner Recipes (2024)

These were the things we all aspired to eat in 2013, according to Pinterest.

by Rachel SandersBuzzFeed Staff
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When you're just one single recipe riding the unending tide of nifty / trendy / cutesy / yummy food content that turns up on Pinterest, it takes a certain je ne sais quoi to rise to the top of the heap (although if the quoi is buffalo chicken, you're a shoo-in).

Here are the recipe pins that triumphed this year, according to Pinterest's Top Pins of 2013 roundup, along with our (highly unscientific) analysis of why.

1. Cinnamon Toast, The Pioneer Woman Way

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Very little! A true original.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Impulse-buying fresh flowers.

Get the recipe at A Feast For The Eyes.

2. Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Buffalo chicken, creative application of beer, visible cheese.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Stacking objects on top of each other.

Get the recipe at The Beeroness.

3. Meatball Bubble Biscuits

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Thing inside other thing, plus cute name.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Chalking your hair for the first time.

Get the recipe at Pillsbury.

5. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Buffalo chicken ____.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Hacking a piece of IKEA furniture.

Get the recipe at Go Bold With Butter.

6. Reese's Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Krispies! Peanut butter! Chocolate!

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Repurposing an Altoid tin.

Get the recipe at The Taylor House.

7. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Thing stuffed with other thing to create low-carb dinner inception.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Completing the look with a statement necklace.

Get the recipe at Peace + Love + Low Carb.

8. Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Pretty, involves chicken, copious amounts of visible cheese.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Putting a small animal in a teacup.

Get the recipe at Feasting At Home.

9. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: A muffin tin is involved?

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Organizing your bookshelf by color.

Get the recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.

10. 30 Weight Watchers Dinner Recipes

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Few carbs, many options (because everyone loves a round-up).

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Using at least six fonts in one day.

Check out the recipes at A Spectacled Owl.

11. Individual Parmesan Hash Brown Cups

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Thing not usually made in a muffin tin is made in a muffin tin.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Covering a single jar in chalkboard paint.

Get the recipe at The Yummy Life.

12. Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: The most magical words in the Pinglish language are "two ingredient."

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Believing you can ride a bicycle in a maxi skirt and high heels.

Get the recipe at Two Peas And Their Pod.

13. Spinach Artichoke Chicken

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Vague impression of healthfulness, visible cheese.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Drinking out of a mason jar.

Get the recipe at Add A Pinch.

14. Churro Waffles

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: It's a thing that's sort of like a different thing.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Picking a coffee shop based on the typography of the sign.

Get the recipe at Chica Chocolatina.

15. Beer-Candied Bacon

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Creative application of beer, displayed in a cute glass.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Choosing "rustic" as the theme of your wedding.

Get the recipe at Tide & Thyme.

16. Vegetable Tian

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Low-carb, things arranged in a cute pattern.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Researching ideas for nail art.

Get the recipe at For The Love Of Cooking.

17. Red Velvet Poke Cake

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Red velvet, the bacon of the cake world.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Snail mailing thank-you notes on repurposed library catalog cards.

Get the recipe at The Country Cook.

18. Double Decker Taco Cupcake

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Non-cupcake thing rebranded as a cupcake.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Hand-painting a coffee mug.

Get the recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything.

19. Strawberry Nutella Poptarts

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Nutella, thing shaped like a heart, DIY version of food you can buy for much less money.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Freezing flowers in ice cubes.

Get the recipe at The Novice Chef.

20. Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken

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WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Spaghetti squash, chicken, cheese, thing-inside-a-thing: THIS RECIPE HAS IT ALL.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Crocheting booties for your pet hedgehog.

Get the recipe at Skinny Taste.

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What is a sample Weight Watchers menu? ›

Sample meal plan
WednesdayOatmeal with berriesQuick vegetarian chili
ThursdayYogurt with berries and granolaBroiled steak and peppers with easy spicy green sauce
FridayOatmeal with berriesOrder in pizza; salad with chickpeas
SaturdayEgg baked in avocado with smoked salmon, capers, and dillOut for dinner
3 more rows
May 22, 2018

How many WW points should I use for each meal? ›

You might want to use three Points for breakfast, another seven for lunch, three for an afternoon snack, and 10 for dinner. You can use ZeroPoint foods to fill in any gaps.

Does Weight Watchers have a meal planner? ›

This meal planner can help you jump into planning, prepping, eating— and losing weight.

What is the trick to Weight Watchers? ›

Here's How to Succeed on the New Weight Watchers Program
  • Incorporate as many zero Points® foods as possible. Have you seen the zero Points® food list yet? ...
  • Drink lots of water. ...
  • Plan it all out. ...
  • Make smart swaps for your cravings. ...
  • Use your slow cooker. ...
  • Get active—and make it fun! ...
  • Bank up your points for one delicious treat.
Jan 9, 2018

What to eat at a diner on Weight Watchers? ›

To keep the menu under control, keep some basics in mind: low fat, high fiber. Grilled, broiled, baked or sautéed chicken and fish, turkey sandwiches on wheat minus the mayo, vegetable omelets, salads with just a touch of dressing — all receive a PointsPlus™ value stamp of approval.

Can I just eat zero point foods on Weight Watchers? ›

(It's a lot harder to eat six chicken breasts than six cookies,) In a carefully monitored clinical trial, members were able to eat zero Points foods, without tracking or measuring, and lose weight successfully. So go ahead and enjoy them!

How can I speed up weight loss on Weight Watchers? ›

6 Science-Backed Tricks That Can Help Make Weight Watchers Work Better
  1. How to lose weight faster on Weight Watchers. ...
  2. Dig in at breakfast. ...
  3. Go for protein early in the day. ...
  4. Look for Mother Nature's seal of approval. ...
  5. Drink a cup of water before every meal. ...
  6. Sip some green tea. ...
  7. Enjoy metabolism-shocking splurges.
Nov 13, 2023

How many weight Watcher points is a banana? ›

Fruits and most vegetables are zero-point foods in this system, and the nutrients from fruits and vegetables are only factored in if they are mixed with other food.

How many calories does 23 points on Weight Watchers? ›

I did an experiment where I tracked my food in the WW app and then also in MyFitnessPal to see how many calories I was getting in a day with my 23-Point allotment. Most days, I would be around 1,400 calories total if I stayed at 23 Points, which I never did.

How do I create a meal on Weight Watchers? ›

Build a recipe in the WW app in 3 easy steps
  1. Tap the Search bar. You'll see the bar at the top of the My Day screen in your WW app. ...
  2. Tap "Create" Choose “Recipes,” then click “Create” in the top right corner. ...
  3. Add ingredients.
Dec 16, 2019

Does Weight Watchers have a recipe book? ›

Healthy cooking inspiration right this way! Our collection of WeightWatchers cookbooks helps you make delicious meals that support your weight loss journey.

What are the 3 plans for Weight Watchers? ›

Weight Watchers now has 3 different food plans to choose from: the blue plan, the green plan, and the purple plan. While they all follow the same basic formula of tracking your food intake throughout the day, they do offer slightly different SmartPoints and ZeroPoint foods.

How long does it take to lose 20 pounds on Weight Watchers? ›

By following the Weight Watchers programmed, I lost 20 pounds in 6 months. I discovered that tracking my food, attending weekly meetings, and having an online support system were all extremely beneficial in keeping me accountable to my goals.

Can I lose 3 pounds a week on Weight Watchers? ›

Unlike many fad diets that promise unrealistic results over short periods of time, WeightWatchers says members can expect to lose 0.5–2 pounds (lb) [0.23–0.9 kilograms (kg)] per week, depending on their chosen plan.

What is the failure rate of Weight Watchers? ›

Case in point: the abstract of a new WeightWatchers study published in the journal Obesity says that of 2,843 weight loss maintainers in WeightWatchers who were followed for one year, 57% continued to maintain their loss while 43% gained more than five pounds.

How to do Weight Watchers for beginners? ›

How to Start WW
  1. Research the different WW plans to determine which is best for you. Enter in your information and goals to figure out what your daily points are.
  2. Find recipes and build your meals around the foods that fit well within your plan. ...
  3. Track daily in the WW app to hold yourself accountable.
Jan 12, 2022

What is a portion on Weight Watchers? ›

Your fist is about the same size as one cup of fruit or pasta. Your thumb (tip to base) is the size of one ounce of meat or cheese. Your palm (minus fingers) equals three ounces of meat, fish, or poultry. Your cupped hand equals one to two ounces of nuts or pretzels.

How many Weight Watchers points does a woman get a day? ›

FAQs. How many Weight Watchers smart points are you allowed per day? Users are usually allowed about 30 smart points a day.

What are some of the free foods on Weight Watchers? ›

Our ZeroPoint food categories
  • Non-starchy vegetables. With a wide range of health benefits, it's no wonder non-starchy veggies are a ZeroPoint food for everyone. ...
  • Fruits. ...
  • Chicken & turkey breast. ...
  • Fish & shellfish. ...
  • Eggs. ...
  • Tofu & tempeh. ...
  • Beans, peas & lentils. ...
  • Low-fat yoghurt & cottage cheese.
Dec 9, 2021


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