Since you all are loving my post on the Pioneer Woman’s recipes remade the Weight Watchers Freestyle way (post here), I came up with a full day of Pioneer Woman’s recipes for you. Yes, below is a Pioneer Woman menu remade into a Weight Watchers Freestyle Menu for under 9 points.
I am going to show you how many points the Pioneer Woman’s meal currently is. Then, I’ll show you what the new remade Weight Watchers Freestyle points will be for the meal.
I will link to the Pioneer Woman’s post containing the recipe if it is on her blog. If not, you can find the recipes in her cookbook: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Foods From My Frontier.
Also, I will have a free downloadable grocery list for these three meals at the bottom of the post.
Pioneer Woman’s Breakfast
The Pioneer Woman’s Make Ahead Muffin Melts is what will be transformed into Freestylin’ Make Ahead Muffin Melts. This breakfast makes 6 whole English Muffins , so 12 halves. But who eats just 1/2 of an English Muffin? Not me. Below, I will list the only items that will have a points value on Weight Watchers Freestyle:
12 Slices of Bacon = 20 Points
2 cups of Grated Cheddar Cheese = 34 Points
1 cup of Mayonnaise = 53 Points
6 English Muffins (12 Split Halves) = 24 Points
POINTS VALUE: one English Muffin (2 halves) the points would be: almost 22 Points!
Weight Watchers Freestylin’ Breakfast
Freestylin’ Make Ahead Muffin Melts
12 Slices of Turkey Bacon = 10 Points
2 Cups of Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese = 8 Points
1/2 Cup of Light Mayonnaise = 10 Points
1/2 Cup of Nonfat Greek Plain Yogurt = 0 Points
6 Light English Muffins (12 Split Halves) = 12 Points
12 Peeled Hard Boiled Eggs = 0 Points (Chopped up)
1.5 Tablespoons of Spicy Mustard (or Dijon)
6 Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
Salt/Pepper (to taste)
REVISED POINTS VALUE: A smidge under 7 Points for 2 Muffin Halves. That is a reduction of 15 Points!
- Spray a pan with vegetable cooking spray and “fry” up turkey bacon. Drain on paper towel.
- Using kitchen shears (or sharp knife) chop bacon.
- Combine light mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, Worcestershire, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together and mix thoroughly.
- Add in eggs and cheese to mayonnaise mixture.
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Split muffins in half and top with egg mixture. Add paprika if using it on top of egg mixture.
- Put on lower rack of your oven and broil for about 3-5 minutes.
- Eat without guilt – oh and have 2 halves, not just one half for only 7 Points.
*Also, if you cannot find Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheese where you live, I got you covered. You can substitute the fat free cheese with a reduced fat Cheddar Cheese (one that is about 3 Points for 1/4 cup). This will make the points value for 2 halves of a muffin be just under 10 points. Still a great deal for such a hearty filling breakfast.
**If you cannot find the shredded fat free cheddar or reduced fat shredded cheddar, you can use a slice of Borden Fat Free Cheese Slices instead. Then, 2 muffin halves will only be 6 Points.
Also, you can make the egg/mayonnaise mixture up a couple days ahead and refrigerate. Just add it to your English Muffins as you make them.
Pioneer Woman’s Lunch
Who doesn’t love a good bowl of Corn Chowder? And the Pioneer Woman’s is the bomb! But being on Weight Watchers and having a chowder made with heavy whipping cream and real bacon may use up a lot of my daily points. Not to mention, shucking 5 ears of corn and slicing the kernels off is something I don’t want to be doing in a hot kitchen in the summer.
This recipe is not on the Pioneer Woman’s website, so you can purchase her cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier to see the full recipe for this Corn Chowder. But I can tell you that the total points value for the ingredients for 1 serving of soup is close to 7 Points. But below, I will completely remake it for lower points and add protein to the soup for a heartier meal.
Weight Watchers Freestylin’ Lunch
Freestylin’ Chicken Corn Chowder
- 4 cups of Frozen Sweet Corn, defrosted
- 2 slices of cooked Turkey Bacon (minced)
- 1 bag of Grilled Chicken Strips (diced small)
- 3 whole chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce, diced
- 1 red onion, diced small
- 1 red pepper, diced small
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1.5 cups of Fat Free Half & Half
- 3 Tablespoons of cornmeal
- ¼ cup of water
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Vegetable Cooking Spray
- Spray a large stockpot with vegetable cooking spray over medium high heat. Add onion and red pepper. Cook until soft. If they start to stick, add a small amount of chicken broth.
- Add diced chipotle peppers, bacon and corn.
- Remember to add some chicken broth if they are sticking. When everything is mixed and warmed, add remaining chicken broth.
- Add fat free half and half.
- Let soup simmer for about 30 minutes over low heat.
- In a bowl stir cornmeal and ¼ cup of water together. Add into stockpot along with cooked grilled chicken strips. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
REVISED POINTS VALUE: Now we are down 5.5 points to a barely 1.5 Points per serving bowl of Chicken Corn Chowder. Not too shabby. Also, if you cannot find whole chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce at your supermarket, you can find them here.
We are at a mere 7.5 Points for the day so far with two remade Pioneer Woman’s recipes. And believe me, while the points have reduced drastically, the flavor has not. In fact, we added more flavor to the corn chowder by adding grilled chicken in my opinion.
Now, onto dinner time!
Pioneer Woman’s Dinner
Apricot Shrimp Skewers
This is another recipe that is only in her cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier. There are few ingredients to begin with, but the calories come in using full sugar preserves. At 4 nice sized servings, this recipe comes to 5 points per serving. How about we remake it so it’s 1 Point and not just for 1 serving, but for the ENTIRE recipe?
Weight Watchers Freestylin’ Dinner
Freestylin’ Apricot Shrimp Skewers
2 Red Peppers, seeded = 0 Points
2 Green Peppers = 0 Points
1 Red Onion, peeled = 0 Points
1 lb Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
Can of Apricot halves, in water (or 4 Apricots)
1/4 cup of Sugar Free Apricot Preserves = 1 Point
1/4 cup of Water
Skewers (Metal or Bamboo) If you use Bamboo Skewers, soak them in water for 1 hour so they don’t burn on the grill. I prefer metal skewers because they are usually longer than the bamboo skewers that I find.
- Slice seeded peppers into square chunks. Slice onion into square chunks too.
- Roast the peppers. Directions can be found here for grilling and removing the pepper skins.
- Combine sugar free preserves and water. Whisk together.
- Slices apricot halves into big chunks.
- Take your skewer and start adding shrimp, onion, peppers and apricots until full. Make certain to thread the shrimp through the tail.
- Grill your skewers on medium heat.
- Start glazing the skewers with your apricot mixture.
- Continue glazing the skewers while turning them.
- Cook shrimp until they are opague.
REVISED POINTS VALUE: From 5 Points per serving (2 Skewers) to 1 Point for the ENTIRE RECIPE.
If you have want extra glaze to put on your skewers, make another batch of glaze and that will raise the entire recipe another whopping point! And, technically I consider the apricot glaze equal to my stance on salad dressing that I wrote about here.
Also, if you don’t like apricots, feel free to substitute pineapple chunks, peaches or nectarines.
So, if we made the original Pioneer Woman’s recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we would use 34 daily points.
Now, that they are remade to be Weight Watchers Freestyle worthy, we only would use under 9 points for the day. Oh and we’d have bigger portions too!
I believe the lowest daily points allowance on Weight Watchers Freestyle is 23. So if you have 23 as your daily points allowance, after these 3 delicious meals, you still have 14 points left!
Now I’m hungry.
Again, if you did not read my past post on Pioneer Woman’s Recipes remade the Weight Watchers Freestyle way, you can find it here.
HERE is the free downloadable grocery list for every food on these three meals.
If you like the Pioneer Woman’s recipes, I will have more to remake into Weight Watcher Freestyle friendly meals. Stay tuned!
Also, if you are hosting a party or need a dish to take to a get together, try one of these 13 Completely 0 Point Printable Recipes and be delighted! This menu was what was served on the 4th of July. There are mocktails, salads, appetizers, main courses and desserts – all for 0 Points! Click here.
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