Do you know what you’re going to cook for the Fourth of July or your next summer party?
If you’re looking for light and healthy ideas, I’ve assembled a great collection of Weight Watchers friendly appetizer, drink, main dish, salad, side, and dessert recipes here all in one place to help you enjoy all the yumminess of summer celebrations while staying on track with your weight loss/maintenance goals!
Here are some of my favorite Weight Watchers friendly appetizer and drink recipes. Enjoy!
Guacamole – my personal favorite. Serve with light tortilla chips and fresh vegetables and watch it disappear
Skinny Gin & Tonic – fill a tall glass with ice, add 1-1/2 ounces gin and fill almost to the top with club soda, leaving enough room for a splash or two of tonic water. Garnish with a lime wedge. (4 PointsPlus value)
Skinny Strawberry Mojito - In a sturdy glass, muddle (gently twist and grind a bit) 10 mint leaves, 4 sliced strawberries, and 4 lime slices by gently pressing on and twisting the mint leaves and lime. Add 1 cup crushed ice, 8 ounces club soda, and 1 ounce rum. Stir gently and garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wedge before serving. (2 PPV)
White Wine Spritzer – mix 5 ounces white wine with an equal amount of seltzer for a light and refreshing summer cocktail (4 PointsPlus value)
Skinny Vodka Lemonade – fill a tall glass with ice, add 1-1/2 ounces vodka and 6 ounces diet lemonade, stir and garnish with a slice of fresh lemon
The grill is a natural cooking choice for July 4th and other summer outdoor parties…
Quick & Easy Lowfat Asian Slaw – shredded green and red cabbage, carrots, chopped scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and pineapple tidbits tossed with a zingy low fat bottled Asian vinaigrette, a tasty alternative to mayo based coleslaw with just 2 PointsPlus value