Best Weight Watchers SmartPoints Recipes of 2016 (2024)

Best 2016 Weight Watchers Recipes with SmartPoints & PointsPlus

2016 marks the first full year of Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program and transition from PointsPlus to SmartPoints.

Though some members struggled with the transition from points plus to smart points, Oprah lost an impressive 40 poundssince joining and WW reports that those following SmartPoints lost 15% more weight than on prior plans.

After traveling around the web to visit all my favorite Weight Watchers friendly sites - Emily Bites, Slender Kitchen, SkinnyTaste, Cookin Canuck, Snack Girl, Skinny Kitchen, Recipe-Diaries, Drizzle Me Skinny, Eat Yourself Skinny and Organize Yourself Skinny - I'm happy to report that it was a delectableyear for Weight Watchers friendly recipes.

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All the Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year (2016) with SmartPoints

I've compiled what I feel to be the Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year. All the recipes have Smart Points, and many also include Points Plus as well as nutritional information.

With a tasty selection of Soups, Salads, Dinners, Desserts, Breakfasts, Appetizers and Snacks - there's something for everyone.


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Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year with SmartPoints - Soups

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Buffalo Chicken Soup

Cheese Tortellini and Sausage Soup

Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Healthy Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew

Sausage Pepper & Spinach Soup

Skinny Mac & Cheese Soup

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Spicy Slow Cooker Cajun Soup

WW Zero Point Cabbage Soup

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Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year with SmartPoints -Salads

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Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad

BLT Salad

Cheeseburger Salad

Easy Winter Kale and Quinoa Salad

Egg White and Avocado Salad

Healthy Crunchy Tuna Salad

Kale Caesar Quinoa Bowl

Lightened Up Cheeseburger Salad

Loaded "Nacho" Chicken Tostada

Lobster Cobb Salad

Simple Arugula Salad with Parmesan and Sunflower Seeds

Southwestern Black Bean Salad

Spiraled Summer Roll Bowls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year with SmartPoints -Dinner

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2-Ingredient Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

3-Ingredient Sloppy Joes

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Made Lighter

Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

Baked Chicken Fajita Roll Ups

Baked Honey Salmon and Vegetables

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Black and Blue Steak Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders

Cheesy Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Chicken Parmesan Lasagna Rolls

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Avocado Slaw

Crispy Almond Crusted Pork

Easy Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Easy Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Easy Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Great Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Bowls

Grilled Vegetable Pesto Pizza

Healthier Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

Healthy Mongolian Ground Beef

Healthy Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Korean Beef Rice Bowls

Maple Soy Glazed Salmon

Mexican Zucchini Boats

One Pan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

One Pan Spicy Chicken and Broccoli

One Pot Caprese Pasta

One Pan Veggie Stuffed Shells

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Pizza Meatloaf

Pork Carnitas

Quick Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Sheet Pan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Skinny Teriyaki Pork Chops with Pineapple

Skinny Zucchini Parmesan

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Slow Cooker Apple Bacon BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Balsamic Braised Beef

Slow Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls

Slow Cooker Italian Red Pepper Chicken

Slow Cooker Spicy Hoisin Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Beef

Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

Taco Fiesta Bubble Up Casserole

Thai Red Coccout Curry Chicken

Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders

Turkey Meatloaf with Zucchini & Feta

Turkey Sausage and Broccoli Pasta

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

Zucchini Lasagna

Best Weight Watchers SmartPoints Recipes of 2016 (5)

Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year with SmartPoints - Dessert

1-Ingredient No Fuss Watermelon Sorbet

2-Ingredient Disney Dole Whip

5-Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Easy Healthy 4-Ingredient No Bake Chocolate "Brownies"

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel Brownies

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Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year with SmartPoints -Breakfast

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4-Ingredient Microwave Apple Pancake Puff

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Baked Chocolate Donuts

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Singles

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Trail Mix Baked Oatmeal

Greek Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Healthy Breakfast Enchiladas

Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Make Ahead Bacon Cheddar Breakfast Burritos

Microwave Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Skinny Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

Skinny Breakfast Pizza Melt

Simple Low Fat Banana Bread

Strawberry Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Tomato Avocado Toast with Fried Egg

Waffle Iron Banana Bread

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Best Weight Watchers Recipes of the Year with SmartPoints -Appetizers & Snacks

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups

Cheeseburger Mushrooms

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wonton Cupcakes

Easy Pizza Twists

Ham & Cheese Twists

Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Low Carb Italian Beef Roll-Ups

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Skinny Baked Vegetarian Egg Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Smoked Paprika Rosemary and Olive Oil Popcorn

Turkey Pinwheels with Cranberry Spread

Waffle Iron Potato Bites

Zucchini Tots

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*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.

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What was the WW plan in 2016? ›

The new Smartpoints give lower points values to lean proteins and higher points values to high in sugar/saturated fat goods. The most important thing ~ Fruits & Veggies are still zero points! Even better – fruits will finally stay at zero points even in recipes – woohoo!

How many points is 2 eggs? ›

Because eggs are a ZeroPoint foods, they do not have any Points™ values—even in a cake recipe.

Can you eat too many zero point foods on Weight Watchers? ›

Full of fiber and protein, these foods also support overall health, keep you full, and bulk up and add flavor to your meals. And, of course, you can eat as much as you like.

What are the best zero point 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

What was the WW plan in 2017? ›

2017 – WW Freestyle, a plan that expands SmartPoints zero point foods (which don't need to be tracked) to include things like lean proteins. This is the plan currently used today.

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.

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 points is a slice of pizza? ›

One slice of…PointsPlus™ values
"Regular" cheese and medium crust: your typical pizza-parlor slice7
Thin crust cheese pizza: crisper and thinner than regular slices5
Thick crust cheese pizza: doughy and chewier than regular slices, but not as thick as deep-dish pizza7-11
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Are eggs no longer zero points on Weight Watchers? ›

Whether you like them poached, scrambled, or hard-boiled, they're a quick and easy option for a light lunch or a healthy snack. Are eggs really a ZeroPoint food? Yes, eggs—including the yolk! —are a ZeroPoint food.

Can you overeat fruit on Weight Watchers? ›

If you're eating more fruits and vegetables than you used to, and you're using them as snacks, to bulk up your meals, or as a tide-me-over, then great! If you're eating more than two serves of fruit every day, purely because it's one of your ZeroPoint foods, you might want to pull back a little.

What are the negative effects of the Weight Watchers diet? ›

If your diet program is interrupting your social life or taking over your thoughts, it's becoming unhealthy for you. Many of the components of WW can absolutely contribute to unhealthy dieting including tracking foods, counting points, and saving points for overindulgent foods.

Why did I gain weight on Weight Watchers? ›

When you restrict your diet and eat less food than your body needs (which is, at its core, how Weight Watchers works) the body responds by increasing the desire for hyper-palatable foods, which includes foods high in carbs, fat, salt, or sugar.

How many points is a baked potato on Weight Watchers? ›

Load up a baked potato and dig into a hearty, healthy meal. Start with a small baked potato (4 SmartPoints value), then load it up with one of these 0 SmartPoints value toppings, and dig into a hearty, healthy meal.

What vegetables are not zero points on Weight Watchers? ›

Other vegetables that are not ZeroPoint foods are:
  • Avocados.
  • Parsnips.
  • Potatoes.
  • Sweet potatoes.
  • Yams.
  • Cassava/Yuca/Manioc.
  • Olives.
  • Nuts and seeds (including quinoa and other grains)
Dec 20, 2017

Are potatoes zero points on Weight Watchers? ›

Why members love the Purple food plan. "I love the fact that potatoes, whole grain rice and pasta are ZeroPoint foods on Purple. In the past I treated carbs as the enemy and believed you couldn't eat them and lose weight. Because they're ZeroPoint foods, it gave me the confidence to eat and enjoy them again.

What are the 3 different Weight Watchers plans? ›

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.

What was the Weight Watchers plan in 2008? ›

In December 2008, Weight Watchers eliminated the Core Plan and introduced the Momentum Plan, designed to help members understand how consuming certain filling foods helped them to eat less and prevent overeating.

What was the first Weight Watchers point system? ›

In 1998, WeightWatchers introduced the first points system – '1,2,3 Success Points Plan'. While foods were assigned a points value, a core diet plan was still provided to members, with the points only used as a substitute for the diet exchanges from the earlier programs.

What was the WW Smart Points program? ›

SmartPoints® values are numbers we assign to foods to help make deciding what to eat simpler. We take complex nutrition and distill it down to one easy to understand number: the SmartPoints value.

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