I’m a busy working woman so the last thing I want to do after a day of designing and writing all day is camp out in my kitchen cooking dinner. However, to stay within my Weight Watchers Points range, it’s important that I prepare the majority of my meals at home where I know exactly what’s going into my food. We still eat out but I try to limit the number of times per week.
Since I hate cooking, it’s imperative that the meals I prepare are quick and EASY! I’m not going to waste a lot of my time creating things from scratch if there’s an easier but healthy solution.
Easy Weight Watchers Dinner Idea for Busy People
Last night I made this for dinner. It was a total of 10 Points and it was irresistible, filling, quick, and Weight Watchers friendly! It took me about 20 minutes to prepare everything which included a “homemade sauce” that I created for the fish.
I know there are a lot of processed food haters out there and I do try to limit the amount of processed foods we eat. However, it’s a busy world and like I mentioned I don’t have the time in the day to always prepare these things from scratch. It’s still healthy and within my points range, so I consider this a keeper! I recommend if you’re cooking anything processed (i.e. from a box), always through in some fresh vegetables or fruit if you can!
Gorton’s Roasted Garlic and Italian Herb Fish Fillets
Each filet is 4 points. These are already seasoned so all you do is pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes or so.
Minute Rice Ready To Serve Cups
I always eat some sort of carb with my protein and brown rice is a perfect pairing with fish. I always keep Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cups in my pantry for quick meals. Each cup is 4 points and takes about 30 seconds to heat up in the microwave.
Fresh Express Cesar Salad Kit
Yes, I could buy the individual ingredients to make this salad but again it comes back to TIME! I prefer the lite version of this salad kit but my grocery store never seems to carry it. The serving size is 2.5 cups of salad for 4 points. I cut my portion to 1 cup for 2 points.
Homemade Crema de Cilantro
I HAVE to eat fish with some sort of lime flavored sauce. I tend to make things up as a I go in the kitchen and I created this delicious low point sauce. All you do is mix together fat free sour cream, lime juice, and Goya Cilantro cooking base . The Goya cooking base replaces a lot of time you would spend blending cilantro, green peppers, onion, garlic, and olive oil. This is another staple in my kitchen! The sauce is 1 point for 2 tbsp but I only ate 1 tbsp for 0 points.
This took me a total of about 20 minutes to prepare dinner and it was irresistibly delicious! Even my husband said this was a keeper! I’m definitely adding this to our weekly menu!
What type of meals do you prepare when life is hectic and busy?