Weight Watchers Low Point Meal Ideas & Menu

by Brian Richards ; Updated July 18, 2017

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Weight Watchers requires that dieters calculate the point value of every food item included in a meal. This means that dinnertime can use up points fast, with each entree and side dish costing several points. Fortunately, there are several meal options that are worth few points and yet are still tasty and filling.


An egg white omelet seasoned with chives and Parmesan cheese is worth only one point, but makes for a filling breakfast. For example, the omelet might contain three egg whites, some fresh chives and grated Parmesan cheese. Beating the egg whites until frothy helps make the omelet airy and fluffy, and also helps the omelet to be more filling. Add point-free vegetables, such as mushrooms, onions or pepper as the omelet cooks, and a pinch of salt or pepper will not add any points, so feel free to season to taste.


You can have a hearty, two-point lunch with lean roast beef and steak sauce. The ingredients to this lunch can be high point ingredients if you use them in large quantity, so be sure to watch your portions to keep the point value low. For example, 2 oz. of deli-sliced roast beef counts as 2 points, and wrapping it in a low-carb tortilla only adds 1 or 2 additional points, depending on its size.. Add 1 tbsp. of your preferred steak sauce to the wrap for flavor. One cup of steamed broccoli seasoned to your liking with salt and pepper will make the lunch even more filling.


Thai coconut curry shrimp is a tasty, rich meal appropriate for lunch or dinner and worth only three points. Like many Weight Watchers recipes, this shrimp dish must have small proportions, otherwise the point value will skyrocket. Add 1 tsp. of oil, four scallions and some curry paste, sauté briefly and add 1 lb. of shrimp, cooking about 3 minutes until the shrimp begins to turn pink. Mix in 6 oz. of coconut milk and some fish sauce and cilantro for seasonin, and serve over one quarter cup of rice. This recipe makes four servings, so eat only a portion of your creation. Or you could have a turkey-burger dinner, with 4 oz of ground turkey breast in a patty with seasonings and a small bun, for a total of 6 or 8 points, depending on the size of the bun.


Many snack options bring only 2 or 3 points to your daily plant. Good choices include single-serving, fat-free pudding cups or a rice cake with low-fat margarine or a slice of low-fat or fat-free cheese. The best snacks could be fresh fruit, because these are no-point choices, but don't overdue these healthy snacks, because they do contain natural sugars. For an extra-healthy snack, dip zero-point celery or carrot sticks into low-fat cream cheese or fat-free Greek yogurt, which only add a point or two.

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Brian Richards is an attorney whose work has appeared in law and philosophy journals and online in legal blogs and article repositories. He has been a writer since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from University of California, San Diego and a Juris Doctor from Lewis and Clark School of Law.