Quick and easy Weight Watchers vegetable recipes and ideas to boost your weight loss.
Few of us would argue the fact that vegetables are good for you. Packed with fiber, water, vitamins and minerals, veggies are a nutritional powerhouse. When it comes to weight loss, they keep you full and are one of the lowest calorie foods. But what if you don’t like them or don’t think to include them in your regular menu?
Here are some easy ways for WW members (and anyone who wants to lose weight and get healthier) to add more vegetables into your regular routine.
- How Vegetables Work on WW Personal Points
- 3 Easy Ways to Add Veggies if You Hate (or Forget) to Eat Vegetables
- More Easy WW Personal Points Tips to Save Points
- What I Eat in a Day on Weight Watchers – At Goal & Lifetime with 130 Pounds Lost
- Popular Weight Watchers Vegetable Recipes
- Cheat Sheet – Vegetables with PDF Printable
How Vegetables Work on WW Personal Points
With the new WW P Points plan each member has an individualized program, and all members have zero point vegetables. In addition, for every 1 cup of vegetables you eat, you earn an additional point that you can spend on other foods. There is no limit to the vegetable points you can earn.
W W is definitely rewarding members for eating veggies with the new plan in 2022.
While I have some concerns about trading vegetables to snacks later in the day, overall I think it’s a great move to incorporate more vegetables into any weight loss program.
3 Easy Ways to Add Veggies if You Hate (or Forget) to Eat Vegetables
How can you lose weight on WW if you hate vegetables? Don’t worry, you can still lose weight even if you are a picky eater. Remember that you don’t have to eat vegetables, but it does make weight loss easier. Weight loss comes from eating fewer calories than you burn, not eating one specific type of food.
Here are 3 very simple ways to add vegetables to what you are already eating.
1. Top Your Plate with Spinach
Before you add food to your plate, line it with a cup of spinach. The spinach will wilt from the heat of your food and you’ve easily added some healthy greens to your meal.
Spinach is a great vegetable that’s perfect for picky eaters because a whole cups wilts down into just a few bites. It also has a mild flavor and tastes good cooked or raw.
This weight loss tip works great with scrambled eggs, casseroles, lasagna, or meats like chicken breasts and sides like pasta, rice, or potatoes.
2. Stir Cauliflower Rice Into Your Oatmeal
I first introduced this hack in the free Plant-Based for a Day Challenge with the popular tropical blast oatmeal recipe. I personally can’t taste the cauliflower rice in this dish at all, but it adds texture and bulk which keeps me more full.
If you are nervous about the idea of cauli rice, try shredded zucchini for oatmeal that tastes like zucchini bread.
3. Add Shredded Veggies to Ground Beef
Quick win! Earn WW Personal points by shredding zucchini or carrot into your meatloaf, meatballs, or chili along with the ground beef, chicken, or turkey.
As a bonus, adding veggies to ground beef makes leaner meat more tender and delicious. Just take care that you don’t add too much moisture. If your vegetables have a lot of liquid, press they with paper towels before mixing.
Veggies that work well with this trick are zucchini, onion, carrots, green peppers, and mushrooms.
More Easy WW Personal Points Tips to Save Points
Here are a few other WW hacks that keep points low and fast forward your weight loss efforts.
Replace High Point Coffee Creamer with Premier Protein
Coffee creamer can easily add 2-10 points to your day. Keep the points low by replacing high point creamer or cream with liquid protein like Premier Protein, which is just 3 points for the whole carton or 0 points for 2 T. Click here for more WW coffee hacks.
Sauté with Chicken Broth Instead of Oil
When I ate a low fat, whole food plant based diet, I learned to reduce fat in cooking by sautéing foods in vegetable broth instead of oil. I was already at my goal weight and lost even more weight without trying with this simple trick. Broth adds plenty of flavor. You won’t miss the oil.
What I Eat in a Day on Weight Watchers – At Goal & Lifetime with 130 Pounds Lost
As someone who is at goal and lifetime, here’s what I eat in a day to maintain my 130 pound weight loss.
Popular Weight Watchers Vegetable Recipes
Here are some of the most popular vegetable recipes with WW members.
WW Cabbage Vegetable Soup – Zero Points – This soup is a Weight Watchers classic that members have been making for years. Zero points on all plans.
The Holy Mess Turkey Vegetable Chili – This chili is the #1 recipe on The Holy Mess website and is a popular part of the 3 day diet.
Bacon-wrapped Asparagus – Crispy bacon, tender asparagus – what’s not to love?
Easy Cauliflower Dip (Plant-Based) – Get a great dip for raw veggies plus earn personal points for eating it. Also makes a great topping for potatoes.
WW Ranch Vegetable Dip – Enjoy zero point raw veggies with this easy dip. Makes a great appetizer.
45+ Ways to Eat Potatoes for Weight Loss – While not all members have zero point potatoes, many do! Even if potatoes aren’t zero points for you, they are a healthy food to add to your diet and the points are reasonable.
WW Teriyaki Chicken & Vegetables – A quick sheet pan meal that makes great meal prep.
Cheat Sheet – Vegetables with PDF Printable
Looking for a cheat sheet for vegetables to eat on Weight Watchers?
Zero Point Vegetables Printable
Get your copy of the free zero point food list printables here.
Weight Loss Cheat Sheets
How do you eat more vegetables? Share in the comments below.