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  • Weight Watchers 2 Point Gumbo

    Things You Will Need:

    • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts(cubed)
    • 8 cups water
    • 1 large yellow onion, diced
    • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
    • 8 celery stalks, diced
    • 1 bunch scallions, diced
    • 2 tbsp minced garlic
    • ¼ cup flour
    • 4 cups cooked brown rice
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • ½ tbsp oregano
    • ½ tbsp thyme
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tbsp salt

    Instructions:

    Boil chicken in water until done.  Set meat & broth aside.  Toast flour in a large dry skillet, stirring constantly, until deep brown(about the color of a penny).  Heat oil in a 4-qt. saucepan & sauté vegetables & garlic until soft.  Add toasted flour & mix well.  Add broth slowly, mixing well.  Add cubed chicken & spices.  Cover & simmer on low for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add rice & simmer another 30 minutes. 

    Makes 8 servings (about 1 ½ cup per serving).

    Weight Watchers Points: 2 per serving

    You may also add 1 can diced tomatoes & 1/4tsp red pepper flakes for extra flavor.

    May substitute white rice for brown rice, if desired.

    Weight Watchers 1 Point Hearty Chili

    Things You Will Need:

    • 10 oz. extra-lean ground turkey
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 (28oz.) cans diced tomatoes
    • 2 ea. Zucchini & yellow squash, diced
    • 1 (15oz.) can black beans, rinsed & drained
    • 2 (15oz.) cans fat free reduced sodium beef broth
    • 4 celery stalks, diced
    • 2 green bell peppers, diced
    • 1 (1.25oz.) pkg. dry chili or taco seasoning

    Instructions:

    Brown turkey & onions. Add remaining ingredients & bring to simmer until veggies are tender(about 20 minutes).

    Makes 20 servings, Weight Watchers Points: 1 per serving

    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Things You Need:

    • 1 Cup onion, chopped
    • 2 Cloves garlic, chopped
    • 3 green onions, chopped
    • 2(12oz) cans diced tomatoes
    • 4 cups low fat chicken broth
    • 1/3 cups salsa
    • ½ red pepper, chopped
    • ½ green pepper, chopped
    • 3-4 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
    • ½ tsp cumin
    • ½tsp chili powder
    • fat free sour cream
    • flour(to thicken)

    Instructions:

    Simmer onions, garlic, & green onions in pan until tender. Combine all ingredients in pot & simmer until all veggies are tender.

    Makes 9 servings

    Weight Watcher Points: 0 per serving

    Special notes: If you add chicken, divide the points by 9 servings.