Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

One of my favorite soups to eat is Italian wedding soup. Unfortunately, I found out, in my early 30’s, that I have a gluten allergy. So I haven’t had Italian wedding soup in a LONG time! Over the years, I have developed a low carb lifestyle. First, I did the Keto diet for about three years. However, due to issues out of my control, I can no longer follow the Keto lifestyle. So I am continuing my low carb eating, but with Weight Watchers (WW). I came up with this low carb Italian wedding soup recipe that is perfect on WW.

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Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

Delicious recipe for a low carb Italian wedding soup. It's Weight Watcher and Keto friendly.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword keto, low carb, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients

For Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Venison
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Basil

For Soup

  • 8 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 2 - 2 1/2 Cups Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 Med. Celery Stalk
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients for the meatballs and set aside for a moment. Place the chicken broth and seasonings in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. 

  2. While waiting for the broth to boil, make your mini meatballs. I used about a tablespoon of ground venison for each meatball. 

  3. As your broth is beginning to boil, add the carrots, riced cauliflower and celery. Once the broth is at a full boil, add the meatballs one by one. Turn your heat down so it's a slow boil for 30 minutes. 

  4. Check to make sure your meatballs are done. Add the spinach and allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes longer. 

Recipe Notes

Makes 10 one cup servings. 

Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

You guys, this low carb Italian wedding soup is so good! If you are following Weight Watchers, one serving of this soup is 1 point! Keto followers, I put the info in my favorite carb counting app, carb manager, and you can see the macro information below. Obviously, like any recipe, you will want to recheck with the specific ingredients you use.

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I had quite a difficult time finding the cauliflower crumbles. My local Target store used to sell them. I wish they still did. The type of cauliflower crumbles they sold were slightly bigger pieces, which is what I really wanted for this recipe. However, I used what I could find. I would not use frozen cauliflower rice. It may be too mushy in the soup.

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Other Soups to Try

Soup is probably my favorite things to make and eat. This Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe is my absolute FAVORITE Keto friendly soup. I plan on trying to recreate it in some way to make it Weight Watcher friendly. Other soups you will want to make are:

Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Turkey Cabbage Soup

The Best Beefy Cabbage Soup Recipe EVER!


Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

I’m probably going to say this a million times in this post, but this chicken enchilada soup is amazing. It’s filling too. I’m not sure where you live, but here in Michigan, it feels like winter. With the windchill, it was 24 degrees today. So total soup weather. This chicken enchilada soup is filling and the best part is, if you are following Weight Watchers (WW), it is zero SmartPoints for one serving.

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

Delicious recipe for chicken enchilada soup. Can be made in your slow cooker or on the stovetop. 0 SmartPoints on Weight Watchers!

Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword chicken enchilada soup, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 People

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 10 oz Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce, Hot
  • 11 oz Canned Corn
  • 4 1/2 oz Old El Paso Green Chilies, mild, chopped
  • 29 oz No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes (2 14.5 oz cans)
  • 15 oz Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 med Onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 3 tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Fat Free Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt

Instructions

  1. You have the option of using either the stovetop or your slow cooker. Place your chicken breasts (raw) in the slow cooker or stock pot.

  2. Add ALL of the other ingredients, but the plain fat free Greek yogurt. Stir.

  3. If you are using the stovetop, bring your soup to a slow boil and then turn on low. I used the "simmer select" option on my stove. Allow it to simmer for about 65 minutes. 

    If you are using your slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours or low for about 8 hours.

  4. Check to make sure your chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken from the stock pot or slow cooker and shred. Add it back to the pot/slow cooker.

  5. Stir in your plain fat free Greek yogurt and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*Each serving is 1 cup.

You guys…it’s so good. I was texting my cousin and she asked me if I thought it would be good without the greek yogurt (she likes more brothy type soups). To be honest, it was good, and I would eat it either way, but it was WAY better with the Greek yogurt. If you are thinking, “ew, I don’t want to use Greek yogurt”, I think you could totally use heavy whipping cream. I use that in my Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe and it’s amazing too.

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This Chicken Enchilada Soup is 0 pts on WW

For my Weight Watchers people, this chicken enchilada soup is 0 SmartPoints for 1 serving. With that said, if you choose to eat 2 servings (so 2 cups), and I can’t blame you…it’s that good, then it is 1 point. So technically, this recipe works out to 1/2 a point. But even at 1 point for 2 cups, that’s a good deal! This soup is super filling!

This chicken enchilada soup is definitely a recipe that you want to keep the ingredients on hand. I made it today and everyone in my house had a bowl of it and there is not much left. That makes me very sad! I think what I will do next time is double the recipe and freeze some of it. This is an excellent freezer soup recipe!

Other WW Recipes You May Like

I love making WW friendly recipes. Other recipes you will want to check out are:


Lemon Pound Cake Mini Muffins

Since starting Weight Watchers (WW), I have become obsessed with finding WW friendly solutions for all of my favorite things. One of those things I wanted to make, that would be lower in points, are muffins. I am forever making banana muffins for the kids (that are NOT Weight Watcher friendly) so I decided to bake mini muffins for myself that would be Weight Watchers friendly. These lemon pound cake mini muffins work out to be 1 SmartPoint per muffin!

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Lemon Pound Cake Mini Muffins

Delicious recipe for lemon pound cake mini muffins that is Weight Watchers friendly. Just 1 SmartPoint per mini muffin!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword lemon muffins, mini muffins, pound cake, smartpoints, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 44 muffins

Ingredients

  • 8 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Swerve Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Plain, Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Salted Butter softened
  • 8 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups GF Flour can use reg. flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Set your cream cheese out to soften.

  2. In a large bowl, add the butter, eggs, Swerve, softened cream cheese and the Greek yogurt. Mix thoroughly. Add in the lemon extract and vanilla extract and mix. 

  3. Add in the salt and baking powder, making sure to mix in between each addition. Finally mix in your GF four. Mix well. 

  4. Grease your mini muffin tin or use a silicone pan (trust me...this sticks to the paper) and fill each well. Bake for 15 minutes. 

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While I made these lemon pound cake mini muffins with gluten free flourlemon pound cake, you can totally sub in your favorite non-gluten free flour. I’ve tried a bunch of different sugar alternatives and I have to say, Swerve is the first alternative sugar that actually tastes like sugar! If you would prefer to use regular sugar, be sure to recalculate the Weight Watchers SmartPoints in your app.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

My first two pieces of advice are super important and if you follow it, you will love me each and every time you make muffins. You will want to get these batter spoonslemon pound cake and this silicone mini muffin panlemon pound cake. The batter spoons allow you to fill the muffin wells with the exact amount of batter needed. This silicone mini muffin pan is AMAZING. It is the best silicone pan. It has a metal frame for support.

As for the actual recipe, I had a little trouble with the cream cheese. I don’t know if I let it soften long enough. When I make this recipe again, I will try beating the cream cheese first with the mixer and then adding the other ingredients and see if that makes a difference. Despite the tiny random specks of cream cheese, these lemon pound cake mini muffins are good!

Make these lemon pound cake mini muffins and let me know what you think!

*As always, I recommend that you put your ingredients in the recipe builder in your Weight Watchers app to get the exact points for the specific ingredients that you use


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!

cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken

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.

blueberry banana muffins

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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!