Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken – WW Recipe

We eat a lot of chicken in our house. I am always trying to find new ways to make it. Both my husband and I like spicy foods so I decided to make a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. Well…correction, my husband made it. I had knee surgery yesterday and totally forgot to cook the chicken before the surgery. So, being the good guy that he is, he not only made the chicken, BUT he also took pictures for me too!

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Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Breast

Delicious recipe for a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. WW friendly recipe at just 2 points!

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, smartpoints, stuffed chicken, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts pound slightly thinner
  • 3 small Jalapeno Peppers sliced in half; hollowed out
  • 3/8 cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese divided
  • 6 Pepper Seasoning to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking pan. I like to use this baking mat. It keeps the chicken up and gives it a nice crisp!

  2. Slightly pound your chicken a bit thinner and then slice the chicken open, leaving one side intact. 

  3. Slice your jalapeno peppers in half and hollow them out. Place half of the pepper in the chicken and cover with 1/8 cup shredded cheese. Set the other half of the pepper on top and close the chicken and secure with toothpicks (I use metal toothpicks. If you use wooden ones, soak in water first).

  4. Bake for about 40 minutes. Make sure you cook your chicken to an internal temp of 165 degrees. 

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I highly recommend that baking mat. The chicken cooks so much better on it and those little triangles keep the chicken up so that it’s not just sitting in it’s own juices while it cooks. The price for that mat is a really good one too!

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As you can see from the picture, my husband easily closed the chicken with one metal toothpick. If I were making this, I would have flipped the chicken halfway through, but he didn’t and it tasted just fine! I didn’t eat more than a few bites last night since I figured a giant, spicy chicken breast, was probably not the best thing to eat right after surgery! But it was really delicious and I can’t wait to eat it tonight!

It’s WW Friendly!

We used regular shredded cheese. So in doing that, it made this chicken dish 2 points. If you like, you could try using low fat or fat free shredded cheese and the points may go down. I, personally, prefer the taste of regular cheese and plan to just account for that. It’s totally up to you with what you choose to do. Either way, this is a very low point WW recipe!

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Interested in Weight Watchers?

This cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast recipe is just one of the many delicious WW recipes I’ve tried so far. I’ve found the plan really easy to adapt to my lifestyle and right now, I am recovering from knee surgery and have stuck to my points 100%! If you would like to sign up, I would love for you to use my link. You get a free month and so do I! Simply use this link and follow the sign up directions!

Looking for another delicious WW recipe besides this cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast? Try this egg muffin recipe. Not only are they super easy to make, but you can freeze them too!


Blueberry Banana Muffins – GF and WW

Since starting Weight Watchers (WW), I have become obsessed with finding WW friendly recipes for all of my favorite things. Being able to make them gluten free too, is an added bonus! Banana muffins are my kids favorite. I swear they make a pact with each other to NOT eat the bananas I buy, just so I then have bananas ripe enough to make muffins. I’m not joking! After starting WW, I wanted to be able to still enjoy a few of my favorites, so I came up with this recipe for gluten free blueberry banana muffins!

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WW Friendly Blueberry Banana Muffins

If you are following WW’s, you are probably as excited about these FULL SIZE, WW friendly muffins, as I am! They are just 6 points for a full size muffin! My plan was to make them as mini muffins, but I was completely out of mini muffin wrappers. As mini muffins, they would be even less points!

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Delicious recipe for blueberry banana muffins. They are gluten free (though you can make them with regular flour) and WW friendly!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword banana muffins, blueberry muffins, muffins, smartpoints, weight watchers, ww
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Stevia in the Raw
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 TBSP Milk
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Blueberries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the softened butter and stevia. Mix thoroughly. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix well.

  2. Next add your mashed bananas, milk and vanilla extract. Mix completely. Next, add in your dry ingredients. Be sure to mix this well.

  3. Fold in the blueberries. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for about 1 hour. 

  4. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and prepare your muffin tin with liners. Fill each muffin tin completely (trust me). I like using one of these batter spoons.

  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Then lower the temp to 350 degrees and bake for 10-12 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

*If you would like to make these with regular flour, go ahead! Use the exact same amount of regular flour.

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These muffins are delicious! Like I said, banana muffins are a favorite in our house, but these blueberry banana muffins are amazing! The blueberries add a tartness to the muffin that is so good! I used Steviablueberry banana muffins in this recipe. Originally, my plan was to use Swerveblueberry banana muffins, but I could not find it in the store. I’ve heard that Swerve is the best zero calorie sugar sweetener. I’d love to find out! I’ll have to order some on Amazon!

As with any recipe that you are calculating points or macros, while these came out to be 6 points per muffin based on the ingredients I used, you will want to add the recipe to your WW recipe builder with the specific ingredients you use to make sure the points work out the same! Enjoy the blueberry banana muffins!

Fajita Ground Turkey Egg Muffins

One of the things I do every Sunday night, in order to be prepared for the week ahead, is pre-make some quick and easy foods. One of our favorites are the egg muffins. The spicy sausage egg muffins are a huge favorite in our house, however, since joining Weight Watchers, I wanted to make some that were less points. Today I decided to use ground turkey and make fajita ground turkey egg muffins! You guys, they are so good! Even better…they are low in points. I like that, just as much as I like how they taste! Gotta love low point Weight Watchers recipes!

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Fajita Ground Turkey Egg Muffins

Super easy recipe, perfect to make ahead, fajita ground turkey egg muffins. Only 1 point on Weight Watchers per ground turkey egg muffin!

Course Breakfast
Keyword eggs, freezer recipe, keto, low carb, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey brown
  • 1/2 packet McCormick's Gluten Free Fajita Seasoning
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Egg Whites
  • 1/2 medium Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp Minced Onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your muffin tin. I use a silicone muffin pan that I really like. 

  2. Brown your ground turkey. Sprinkle half of the packet of McCormick's Fajita Seasoning onto the ground turkey while you are browning it. I purchase the gluten free version, but if you don't need it, just purchase the regular one!

  3. While the ground turkey is browning, dice up your red bell pepper and set aside. Beat your eggs and egg whites and set aside.

  4. Once your ground turkey is browned, place a little bit of turkey in each muffin well. Next add your minced onion, red pepper, and cheese to each muffin well. Slowly pour the eggs over top of it all.

  5. Bake in the oven for 27 mins. Immediately remove the egg muffins from the muffin pan and allow to fully cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. 

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If you are following Weight Watchers, these work out to just 1 point per ground turkey egg muffin! How cool is that?!? Simply reheat them in the microwave in 30 second increments until they are hot and you have a quick and easy breakfast for those days when you are running out the door. Since I’m up and out the door early to get my son to school (it’s about 40 minutes away), I’m starving and need something quick. These are perfect!

You can customize these fajita ground turkey egg muffins to your liking! Don’t like red bell peppers? Take them out! Add the veggies of your choosing! If you want to make a bunch at once and freeze them, you can! Just make sure you wrap them tightly and I would only store them for about three months. I plan on doing this right before my knee surgery I have scheduled for October 10th. This will help things out a lot in the mornings when I am laid up!


Gluten Free Apple Spice Pumpkin Muffins

My kids love muffins. They normally will leave several bananas to get super ripe so I will make them banana muffins with peanut butter and chocolate chips. I really can’t blame them. They are really good! Since my husband and I are both doing Weight Watchers, I wanted to make muffins that he would be able to enjoy too. These gluten free apple spice pumpkin muffins are not only delicious, but they are Weight Watchers friendly too!

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Apple Spice Pumpkin Muffins

Delicious recipe, perfect for the fall! This apple spice pumpkin muffin recipe is 2 pts per muffin on Weight Watchers!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword apple spice, muffins, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 14 People

Ingredients

  • 15 oz Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 Cup Splenda
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Cup Dice Apples
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 1/4 Cup Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. Place the canned pumpkin, Splenda, unsweetened applesauce and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend well. 

  3. Add all of your dry ingredients, one by one, mixing each one before adding the next. While you are mixing this, you will want to add the half cup of water. Your mix will be very sticky. 

  4. Dice your apples and fold into the mixture.

  5. Because your mix is sticky, you will not want to use paper liners. Spray your muffin tins well and add the apple spice pumpkin muffin mix to each muffin well. 

  6. Place in the oven and bake for about 21-22 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

If you would like to make this with regular flour, use the same amount of your flour as this recipe calls for!

I am not a fan of cinnamon, but I took one for the team and tried one of these muffins to make sure that they turned out well (minus the cinnamon part). And guess what, they did! They are more the consistency of a bread as opposed to traditional muffins. But all in all, minus the cinnamon, these gluten free apple spice pumpkin muffins are very good!

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A Few Tips for these Apple Spice Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve tried several different types of gluten free flour. This Namaste Foods Gluten Freeapple spice pumpkin muffins is my absolute favorite. You don’t need to add anything else to it. Just sub it in place of regular flour. Likewise, if you are looking at this recipe and you are thinking, “but I just have regular flour”…that’s OK! Use it!

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These batter scoops by Wilton is my favorite thing in my kitchen. It makes perfect sized muffins and cupcakes every single time. If my Silicone Muffin and Cupcake panapple spice pumpkin muffins was clean, I would have totally used that. It was probably the best thing I ever purchased. So far, nothing has ever stuck to it!

If you are following Weight Watchers and you are planning on making these muffins, please create the recipe in your app with the specific ingredients you use. While it came out to 2 points per muffin for me, I would hate for you to use slightly different ingredients and have your numbers come out differently. Also, please note that I used Splenda because that is what I had on hand. If you make it with white sugar, your points will come out differently. You could always make it into mini muffins!

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Turkey Cabbage Soup

Fall is here and I love nothing more than the cool weather outside and a warm bowl of soup inside! I’ve told you before about my favorite soup, Chorizo Chicken soup. If you haven’t made it yet, do it! It’s so good! Being that I am on Weight Watchers, I wanted to make a soup I can enjoy, but that was not very many points. I threw a bunch of veggies together with extra lean ground turkey and made the most delicious turkey cabbage soup.

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Turkey Cabbage Soup

Delicious recipe for turkey cabbage soup. 0 SmartPoints on Weight Watchers!

Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword cabbage soup, smartpoints, weight watchers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8 People

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast brown
  • 10 oz Rotel Tomatoes, with Habaneros
  • 29 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 med Orange Bell Pepper cut into chunks
  • 4 med ribs Celery chopped
  • 1 small Onion cut into chunks
  • 1 med Yellow Summer Squash cut into chunks
  • 1 small Head of Cabbage cut into chunks
  • 6 cups Fat Free Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp N'Orleans Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place your extra virgin olive oil in your frying pan and brown the extra lean ground turkey breast.

  2. Place the browned turkey in an 8 qt stock pot. Add your cans of tomatoes. 

  3. Cut up all of your vegetables and place those in the stock pot.

  4. Add your seasonings and pour the chicken broth over top of all of the ingredients. Next add your 2 cups of water. If the vegetables are not completely covered, it's OK!

  5. Cook on medium high and bring your soup to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for about 2.5 hours, or until the cabbage and celery are nice and tender. 

This turkey cabbage soup is absolutely delicious! I’ve made cabbage soup before, but this is the first time I thought to add the cajun seasoning. It was a great decision. The cajun seasoning will forever be added to my cabbage soup! The nice thing about cabbage soup is that you can change up the vegetables to your liking. The only reason I added the yellow zucchini squash is because I felt the soup needed another color! Things like green beans, green pepper, etc would also be good to add to your soup! You really cannot go wrong! If you prefer beef broth over chicken broth…use it!

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The fact that this turkey cabbage soup is zero points on Weight Watchers is the icing on the cake! I read once that our body burns more calories digesting cabbage than there are in cabbage. How great is that? It’s like you’re working out while you eat your soup! If you are interested in learning more about Weight Watchers, check out how my first week went! Signing up is easy. If you use my link, you (and I) will receive a FREE month! Who doesn’t like free things?!?


Try this 0 points Weight Watchers Turkey Cabbage soup today!