Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup Zero Smart Points Recipe

This Weight Watchers cauliflower soup recipe is both filling and easy to make. You can make it in less than 10 minutes including chopping up the vegetables and cooking the soup.ww cauliflower soup

I’ve been experimenting with zero point recipes for my Weight Watcher’s plan now that it’s getting colder. Having vegetable soup over and over again can get pretty boring. Recently, I whipped up a zero point faux potato soup recipe and I love it. It’s filling, has a creamy texture, and is oh so good served piping hot. The secret is to use cauliflower instead of potatoes.

I’ll admit it. I’m not a huge potato soup connoisseur. My friends really love it though.  I just don’t like spending 6 to 8 Smart Points on a cup of soup, unless it’s clam chowder. If I’m having potatoes, I want them air-fried and served up like potato chips or French fries. That’s why I substituted cauliflower for the potatoes in this recipe. Why use the points when you can save them for something later?

Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup  Zero Smart Points Recipe

weight watchers cauliflower soup recipeServes: 2

Smart Points: 0

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup – Onion
  • 1 Tbsp – Minced garlic
  • ¼ cup –  Carrots
  • ¼ cup – Celery
  • 1 can – Chicken stock
  • 1 bag – Trader Joes Frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • ¼ tsp – Parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery using 1/8 cup of the chicken stock until the onions are translucent.
  2. While you’re sautéing the veggies, add the remaining stock to a pot and add the frozen cauliflower in it. Cook until it boils and the cauliflower is soft. Approximately 7 minutes if using frozen riced cauliflower. Longer if you’re using refrigerated cauliflower.
  3. Add the sautéed vegetables to the cauliflower and chicken stock.
  4. Blend together using an immersion blender.
  5. Add parsley, salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Serve hot.

Weight Watchers Cauliflower Soup Recipe Notes

You don’t need oil to sauté the vegetables. I use the chicken stock and sauté until the onions are translucent. It doesn’t take long.

saute vegetables

While the vegetables are sautéing, I begin cooking the frozen cauliflower. Might as well use my time wisely!
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When the cauliflower begins to boil, I add my vegetables and cook for a few minutes longer. Then I use my immersion blender to make it nice and creamy. Here’s a link to the immersion blender I use and love!

immersion-blender

You can blend the cauliflower soup as long as you want to. I like mine a little lumpy.

zero point cauliflower soup

Serve it piping hot. It makes a wonderful potato soup alternative!

zero point potato soup

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Healthy Egg Salad Recipe Like Trader Joes Egg White Salad

Creating a healthy egg salad recipe takes patience and a lot of trial and error. I love egg whites. They’re so full of protein and don’t require many of my Weight Watcher Smart Points. Healthy Egg Salad RecipeWhen I stumbled upon Trader Joes Egg White Salad for only 1 Smart Point, I had to buy it. It’s amazing; so tangy, with just the right amount of spices. But, at the $3.99 per tub price, I knew I needed to try my hand at replicating the recipe. I got pretty close with what I had on hand and my recipe makes about twice what the Trader Joe’s brand yields for only 1 Weight Watchers Smart Point. Here’s what I did.

Healthy Egg Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • Egg whites – 6
  • Chobani Plain Greek Non Fat Yogurt – 1/4 cup
  • Yellow Mustard – 2 tsp
  • Chopped celery – 1/2 rib
  • Dill pickles  – 1 tbsp
  • Sea Salt – 1/2 pinch
  • Minced Onion* – 1 tbsp

*I didn’t have chives on hand so I used minced onion. If you use chives I think the healthy egg salad recipe will match Trader Joes much better.

Preparation

  1. Cut the egg whites into small pieces and place them in a bowl.egg white salad recipe
  2. In a separate bowl combine the mustard, sea salt, and onion or chives.
  3. Add the mixture to the egg whites.
  4. Add the pickles and chopped celery.
  5. Chill and serve cold.

Results

I noticed that my healthy egg salad recipe didn’t turn bright yellow like the Trader Joe’s recipe. I didn’t see any yellow dye in theirs so I suspect it was due to the type of mustard powder they used or perhaps the turmeric gave it a brighter yellow shade than mine. Never the less, I wasn’t a fan of the bright neon color anyway. The next time I make it, I’ll be sure to have some chives on hand. As much as I loved this copy cat healthy egg salad recipe, I’m confident that it would be better with chives instead of minced onion. But, hey…a girl’s gotta use what she has on hand.

I also didn’t use any sugar or sweeteners because I am trying to reduce added sugar. I bet if you add a touch of sugar that this recipe will be killer. Just less healthy.

The weight watchers points on this recipe is 1 Smart Point for the entire bowl. It yields twice what the Trader Joe’s recipe yields.

Healthy Egg Salad Recipe Cost Breakdown

Healthy Egg Salad

The egg white salad at Trader Joe’s cost was pretty steep in my opinion. But, if you’re hurting for time, it’s worth it.

  • Eggs – $7.50/for 7 1/2 dozen at Sams Club – .10 each
  • Mustard – .99/bottle – .01
  • Pickles – 3.99/gallon jar – .10 each pickle
  • Celery – .99/bunch – .10 each rib
  • Yogurt – $4.98/32 oz tub – .32 for 2 oz
  • Salt – likely on hand – .01
  • Minced Onion – .99/bottle at the dollar store – .05
  • Total = .87 for twice what you get at Trader Joe’s. So really it’s only 44 cents vs. the $3.99 tub at Trader Joes. Plus, you never have to worry about your healthy egg salad recipe being recalled.

Healthy Egg Salad Recipe Printable

I made a printable of the healthy egg salad recipe. Please share it with your friends! I hope you find it useful. If you try this out and make it better, please add your modifications in the comment for everyone else to try. If you’re looking to start the Weight Watcher’s plan, here’s the top post on my blog for finding the best deal. If you’d like a printable Trader Joes shopping list with Weight Watcher’s Smart Points, I’ve developed that too.

Healthy egg salad recipe printable