Making one of these Slow Cooker Weight Watchers meals is often the only way I'm going to get a homecooked meal on the table. Can I get an Amen? Seriously, especially when the kids were little, I just couldn't deal with one more thing!
Every busy person who wants to lose weight or simply provide easy meals for their family should know about Fix It and Forget It Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes. That wonderful slow-cooker has saved me so much time and is truly a blessing to a busy mom.
I've used Weight Watchers several times over the years to lose a few pounds, and know friends who have lost much more than that by sticking with the program. A couple of times I've signed up for classes when I really felt I needed an extra boost, too.
The camaraderie is key when you are just starting out, or if you're just at a point where you feel like it's not working anymore. It could be just one little tweak that you're missing.
Regardless of whether you are attending meetings, doing the program online, or just doing it on your own, using that slow cooker will make your life easier!
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Why I Love Slow Cooker Weight Watchers Meals
Don't you love those fix-it and forget-it cookbooks? I remember the first time I saw one. I thought I'd stuck gold for figuring out how to feed my family healthy meals on the fly.
I look back at when my kids were younger - how hard it was to pick them up from school and run them to their activities. We would often walk in the door exhausted.
On occasion, we would eat out for dinner. I tried not to do fast food, but some nights pizza was all I could manage! (Pizza isn't always a bad thing! Check these 20 Weight Watchers Pizza recipes!)
When I started using my slow-cooker, everything changed. Coming through the door to the smell of dinner made everything okay.
If you are a veggie lover like I am, you can add in lots of vegetables to fill you up and add fiber to your diet. Do keep in mind that not all veggies are created equal, in points, that is! All these veggies below are zero points!
Zero Points Vegetables on Weight Watchers that are Great in the Slow Cooker
Soft vegetables never bode well in the Crockpot. Instead of zucchini or yellow squash, opt for butternut squash or sweet potatoes.
Peppers can add a lot of flavor. Try different varieties to see what you like best.
If you're going to add greens like spinach or kale, add it in just about 15 minutes before serving. It doesn't take long for greens to wilt, and they will retain their flavor and nutrients better if you add them in at the end.
Carrots are always a great choice. Try out the tricolor variety. White potatoes are also perfect for Weight Watchers slow cooker meals. The smaller potatoes are so easy to toss in whole.
Tomatoes also add wonderful depth to soups and stews. Again, try different varieties like the Sugar Bomb cherry tomatoes.
If you're making something like roast beef in the slow cooker, serve it with mashed cauliflower. We like it more than potatoes now. And roasted cauliflower is amazing, too!
Choosing a Slow Cooker
Wondering which slow cooker is best? There are so many different varieties, and it really does depend on what you need.
For a large family, this Elite Platinum 8.5 quart slow cooker is 8.5 quarts and the price is great right now!
Slow Cooker Weight Watchers Meals
These Slow Cooker Weight Watchers recipes help you use that Crockpot in your kitchen to help save time and create some great-tasting meals. The Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook series focuses on meals that only require you to put ingredients together and let them sit in the slow cooker for a longer period of time, as I did with this chili recipe.
Enjoy these slow cooker Weight Watchers meals and let me know your favorite!