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It can be a struggle to lose or maintain your weight during the holidays. The Weight Watchers® program is popular because it has options for both prepackaged meals, snacks, and desserts, and an online points calculator that allows you to calculate points in regular recipes. Today I’m sharing a recipe using some of the Weight Watchers products, and some Weight Watchers friendly holiday entertaining ideas. I’ve also included a free printable that can be used to display Weight Watchers points, label the appetizer or dessert, or even as place cards for guests. I want to help you spend less time fussing over party planning, and more time enjoying your guests.
Holiday parties shouldn’t be stressful. It’s a great way to spend time with family and friends, and catch up on the events of the last year. It can be even more stressful if you’re trying to diet or to maintain your weight, and you feel like you don’t have great food options.
I made “petit fours” using Weight Watchers Red Velvet Creme and Chocolate Creme Cakes sliced in half. I used decorative food picks to make them festive. The petit fours are 1 point each. Weight Watchers has several other varieties of cakes available that would be equally tasty.
I made these Grilled Caprese sandwiches using Sandwich Thins, Weight Watchers Mozzarella, tomato, and basil grilled in a skillet. The Sandwich Thins are 3 points each and the Weight Watchers Mozzarella is 1 point. I used a nonstick cooking spray to prevent the Sandwich Thins from sticking. I cut them in half to make them appetizer size. I calculated the Weight Watchers points for half a sandwich to be 2.5 (they’re likely a little less).
I also created these printable tags that can be used to display Weight Watchers points, as place cards, or to denote recipe titles. Feel free to right click and download them for your personal use.
You can also use some of the prepackaged frozen meals for other appetizers. I heated several boxes of Chicken Strips & Sweet Potato Fries and Ravioli Florentine. They make quick hot appetizers.
I also modified the Weight Watchers recipe for deviled eggs. I’ll link back to the full recipe later this week. They’re so tasty and only 2 points per half.
The final recipe I created for my Weight Watchers friendly party is this Banana Creme Pie Parfait. I used flavored banana flavored Greek yogurt, crushed graham crackers, and sliced bananas. I sliced 1/3 of a large banana in the bottom of each cup, added 1 cup of banana flavored Greek yogurt, and topped them with 1 crushed graham cracker for a little crunch. These full sized desserts are calculated to be 3.5 Weight Watchers points each.
I purchased all of the products mentioned above from my local Walmart. They have a large selection of products to choose from.
Holiday parties are easy to set up and throw. You often already have decorations that can be added into your tablescape. One the party is set up, I can relax and enjoy my guests.
Do you plan on entertaining this holiday season? Remember to pin this post for party planning ideas later and download the free printable. You can find more Weight Watchers friendly recipes by visiting here.