Slimmed Down Sunday Suppers

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Healthy meals to simplify the weekend
15-Minute Chicken Gumbo
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15-Minute Chicken Gumbo

Saturdays are about going out with friends, spending time with the family, and letting loose after a hectic week. But after long nights out, all we hope for is an easy day lounging around in socks and pajamas watching cartoons like a kid. When recuperating for the busy workweek we want simple ways to satisfy our lazy day cravings without causing too much of a fuss.

To help you enjoy your Sunday all day, we’ve pulled together this list of slimmed down Sunday dinner classics from Weight Watchers’ PointsPlus program. These simple dishes will give you enough time to get ready for the upcoming week, and help you stay away from that greasy Sunday takeout.

From fresh Baby Greens with Pears to a quick fix of Chicken Gumbo, these dishes are able to make any wholesome meal effortless. Mix and match these recipes to make a complete dinner in a cinch or enjoy them separately just as easily. Either way, we hope to give you some inspiration to stay relaxed, rested, and finish up your weekend on a healthy note.

 

Starters

 

Baby Greens with Pears, Nuts, and Parmesan

Juicy firm-ripe pears meet the satisfying crunch and sweetness of honey-roasted nuts in this quick and simple salad of baby greens…

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Soup

Fresh pumpkin lends this soup a particularly pronounced flavor; for a more refined presentation, strain the pumpkin purée just before adding the spices…

 

 

 

 

Ginger Shrimp

Shrimp are perfect for entertaining; this recipe adds an Asian twist that makes the dish fun and exciting…

 

 

 

 

 

Mains

Fifteen-Minute Chicken Gumbo

Here’s a recipe you can rely on in a pinch after a tiring, busy day. Even though it’s full of flavor, it won’t tip the scales too much…

 

 

 

 

 

Nut Crusted Mahimahi

Try this protein-packed, tasty, healthy fish entrée any night of the week for a change of routine. Serve with a side of quinoa or roasted vegetables for a complete meal…

 

 

 

 

Taco Casserole

This is a delicious one-pot meal the whole family will want over and over again…

 

 

 

 

 

Sides

Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds

Swiss chard is similar in flavor to spinach, but since it’s in the beet family, it comes in a variety of eye-catching colors. Try them in this easy side dish recipe…

 

 

 

 

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Gremolata

Typically used on grilled meats, gremolata lends a vibrant, clean flavor to the usual beans. Caramelized shallots sweeten the pot…

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Roasted Vegetables

Sometimes you just need a good, straightforward recipe for roasted vegetables to go with a quick dinner of pan-roasted chicken or fish. Well, here it is…

 

 

 

 

Tomato, Avocado, and Golden Beet Salad

The combination of beets and avocado make a perfectly balanced and delicious salad. 

 

 

 

 

 

Desserts

 

Mini Brownie Cupcakes

Mini brownie cupcakes that melt in your mouth. These bite-sized wonders will have you savoring the sweets…

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Chile Cookies

Add some heat to your sweets, with this spicy chocolate cookie recipe…