The 5 Best Weight Watchers Recipes Shared at Meetings The Holy Mess (2024)

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Are you looking for some great Weight Watchers recipes to enjoy yummy food while you lose weight? These best Weight Watchers recipes shared at meetings are guaranteed to be delicious. Every recipe has been used by members for many years and has points included.

Updated for WW Program 2023.

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I got such a kick out of writing this post. As someone who has been a Weight Watchers member for 20+ years and is maintaining a 100 pound weight loss with the program, I love a good tried-and-true Weight Watchers recipe.

Table Of Contents

  1. WW Meeting Recipes – A Weight Watchers Tradition
  2. How to Find Good Weight Watchers Recipes
  3. Top 5 Weight Watchers Recipes Shared at Meetings
    • 1. Weight Watchers PB2 Smoothie/Weight Watchers Butterfinger Shake
    • 2. Weight Watchers Hash Brown Potato Soup
    • 3. Weight Watchers Caramel Apple Fluff
    • 4. Weight Watchers Chocolate Donut Cake
    • 5. Weight Watchers Soda Pop Cake Recipe
    • Weight Watchers Bananabonzo Bread – Proceed with Caution
  4. MORE Weight Watchers Recipes from Meetings

WW Meeting Recipes – A Weight Watchers Tradition

If you’ve ever attended Weight Watchers meetings, you know how WW meetings work.

While there’s some variation, each WW meeting follows the same routine…

  • You start by standing in line to weigh in.
  • The leader and staff are Weight Watchers members who are maintaining Life Time status.
  • The group discusses the topic of the week, such as healthy snacks, emotional eating, navigating holidays, going out to eat, or tips for tracking points.
  • There was always a recipe. I’ve attended WW meetings in a number of states (at least 4) and for years, it never failed that there was at least one recipe of the week written on the paper flip chart. These days not every Weightwatchers location shares recipes, but some still keep on with the tradition.

Before cell phones, we all quickly copied the recipe into our little notebooks. These days we all pull out our phones and snap a quick photo of the flip chart instead – easy.

How to Find Good Weight Watchers Recipes

Do you have an old Weight Watchers recipe you love, or one you are trying to find? Please share in the comments below.

When it comes to old WW recipes, proceed with caution! Sometimes the points listed are for previous programs and are no longer accurate for today’s program.

The WW website and app now have thousands of recipes that are available to members. Be sure to check out The Holy Mess WW recipe collection, too.

Top 5 Weight Watchers Recipes Shared at Meetings

Here are some of the top Weight Watchers recipes shared at meetings, plus a few bonus recipes that you will love, too.

1. Weight Watchers PB2 Smoothie/Weight Watchers Butterfinger Shake

This Butterfinger shake is a delicious Weight Watchers shake or smoothie recipe.

If you’ve been a WW member for long, you know we are a bit obsessed with PB2 which is powdered peanut butter. Peanut Butter is high in points, but with PB you get the same delicious flavor for a fraction of the points. Stir it into oatmeal, swirl it into yogurt or light cool whip, or make a smoothie.

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Keep in mind that with Weight Watchers if you use fruit in a smoothie, you have to count points for blended fruit, so this recipe is nice in that you don’t have to count additional fruit points. This treat really hits the spot when you are craving something sweet.


  • 1 carton Premier Protein, chocolate
  • 2 T PB2
  • 1 T Sugar free butterscotch Jell-o pudding mix

Directions: Blend all in a blender or smoothie maker with 1 cup ice cubes.

Serves 1.

Points: 4 points – WW Program 2023.

Click here to track WW points for Butterfinger Shake in the app.

2. Weight Watchers Hash Brown Potato Soup

This Weightwatchers soup has been floating around for years. This recipe is popular with members because it’s easy and low in points.

I’ve seen a number of variations for this recipe including leaving out the gravy mix and using light cream of chicken soup instead. Feel free to add chopped chicken breast to bump up the protein if you’d like.


  • 4 cans or 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (28 oz) frozen O-Brien potatoes
  • 1 packet country gravy mix, dry mix

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large pot. Place on stove top and simmer for 15 minutes or until hot.

Serves 8. Approximately 1 cup per serving.

Points: 4 points for WW program 2023.

Click here to track WW potato soup recipe in the WW app.

3. Weight Watchers Caramel Apple Fluff

This Weight Watchers Fluff recipe has been around for ages – at least 20 years and maybe more. I’ve made this a number of times and also a variation that uses pistachio pudding, pineapple, and cool whip (no added fruit).

I also make a great WW Pumpkin Fluff recipe while you can get here.

All WW Fluff recipe varieties are good, but this Caramel Apple one is probably the most popular. Personally I don’t think it tastes like caramel apples because of the pineapple in it, but it is yummy.


  • 4 apples, diced, with or without peel
  • 1 box sugar-free butterscotch pudding mix (dry)
  • 1 small can of crushed pineapple, in juice with no added sugar
  • 1 tub (8 oz) fat free cool whip

Directions: Drainpineappleslightly.Mixallingredientsandchill.

Serves 8. Approximately 1 cup per serving.

Points: 3 points per serving for WW program 2023

Click here to track WW Caramel Apple Fluff points in the WW app.

4. Weight Watchers Chocolate Donut Cake

This recipe brings a newer ingredient to the scene, Kodiak Pancake mix.

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Kodiak is a high-protein pancake mix that can be used for a wide variety of baked goods like pancakes, cakes, and muffins. The protein makes this mix a bit lower in points that a typical recipe.

You can also use the Aldi (Aunt Maple brand) protein pancake mix or Trader Joe’s protein pancake mix in this recipe.


  • 1 cup Kodiak buttermilk or chocolate pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar free Pillsbury brownie or chocolate cake mix
  • 1 T cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 cup cold water

Optional Frosting (not included in points calculation):

  • 5 T cool whip free (3 points)
  • 1 T sugar free chocolate pudding mix (1 point)

Directions: Mix batter well. Pour into sprayed muffin or doughnut tin. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Servings: 6. One pastry per serving.

Points: 2 per serving for WW program 2023

Click here to track WW Chocolate Doughnut Cake in the WW app.

5. Weight Watchers Soda Pop Cake Recipe

This Weight Watchers soda cake was SUPER popular in the 1990s with members. We made all the varieties like angel food cake with Diet Sprite, Chocolate cake with Diet co*ke, and so forth. (Note – Make sure you use DIET soda for the lighter calorie versions.)

Another popular variation is my WW Pineapple Angel Food Cake which is 1 box angel food cake mix with 1 can of crushed pineapple or light pie filling.

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Back in the day, these cakes were 2 points for a hearty square of cake or a good sized cupcake. Weight Watchers members were in heaven!

Sadly, this also resulted in Weight Watchers members not losing weight, so the WW powers-that-be made some changes to the program and how points are calculated.

These delicious mixtures are more points these days, although still a lighter alternative compared to regular cake.


  • 1 box of sugar free cake mix (you can use regular cake mix, but adjust points)
  • 1 can diet soda of choice

Directions: Mix well and bake according to package instructions for a 9×13 cake or cupcakes.

Serves 16. One square of cake per serving.

Points: 6 points per serving on Weightwatchers Program for 2023.

Click here to track WW pineapple cake points in the WW app.

Weight Watchers Bananabonzo Bread – Proceed with Caution

I first discovered this recipe for Bananabonzo (aka Banana Bread + Garbanzo beans) on Pinterest. I really, really wanted to like this recipe.

But…I did not like it. At all.

I tried this recipe 4 different times with various tweaks of the recipe each time. (As I said, I really wanted to like it, plus I know how good beans are for weight loss.) I ended up throwing away every single loaf, and friends – there is very little I can’t eat.

I share the recipe here because it continues to be popular among WW members, so if one of you can explain how to make this tasty, I’m all ears.

In the meantime, I recommend this Zero Point Banana Souffle instead, which is also zero points and I promise is quite yummy. The Banana Souffle is part of our super-popular 3 day diet that was featured in Woman’s World magazine.


  • 2 cups garbanzo beans (Note: this is NOT the same as 1 can.) Drained and rinsed very well.
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions: Process all ingredients in blender or food processor. Pour into sprayed loaf pan. Bake at 400 for 40 minutes.

Serves 8, 2 thin slices per serving.

Points: Zero, if you can stomach it.

MORE Weight Watchers Recipes from Meetings

Here are some more delicious Weight Watchers recipes I’ve created on The Holy Mess website based on recipes I discovered at meetings:

15+ Recipes for Weight Watchers 2 Ingredient Dough – WW members are huge fans of this easy, delicious dough that can be used to make bagels, pretzels, bread sticks and more. We even have a slow cooker 2 ingredient bread dough recipe and best of all, this bread is no yeast so it’s easy to make if you don’t have any on hand.

Weight Watchers Orange Fluff – A holiday fluffy favorite dessert or salad.

Weight Watchers Crustless Pumpkin Pie – Just 3 points for the whole pie!

Zero Point Turkey Chili – This classic recipe is one I make for my lunches over and over again.

Zero Point Vegetable Soup – This old Weight Watchers cabbage soup recipe has stood the test of time. Delicious and very low calorie.


The 5 Best Weight Watchers Recipes Shared at Meetings The Holy Mess (2024)


What is the best food to eat on Weight Watchers? ›

  • Avocados.
  • Fresh vegetables.
  • Leafy greens & lettuces.
  • Herbs.
  • Onions & garlic.
  • Pre-cut or spiralized veggies.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Tofu or tempeh.

Why is Weight Watchers stopping in person meetings? ›

Reasons Behind Weight Watchers Studio Closures and Changes. Decreased attendance at in-person studios: With the rise of virtual support options, there has been a decrease in attendance at in-person studios. Members are now looking for more flexible options to support their weight loss goals.

Can I eat as much fruit as I want on Weight Watchers? ›

Although many fruits are on the ZeroPoint food list, and they provide a lot of health benefits, they aren't calorie-free. So, what should you aim for? The general rule is two servings of fruit a day, although you can eat more but your weight loss should be your guide.

What not to eat on Weight Watchers? ›

Foods to limit

While the Points system allows members to choose any food they like, WeightWatchers discourages eating foods that are highly processed or high in added sugar and saturated fats, such as: sugary drinks. potato chips. processed meats.

What food has no points on Weight Watchers? ›

Our ZeroPoint food categories
  • Non-starchy vegetables. With a wide range of health benefits, it's no wonder non-starchy veggies are a ZeroPoint food for everyone. ...
  • Fruits. ...
  • Chicken & turkey breast. ...
  • Fish & shellfish. ...
  • Eggs. ...
  • Tofu & tempeh. ...
  • Beans, peas & lentils. ...
  • Low-fat yoghurt & cottage cheese.
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Why is WeightWatchers struggling? ›

WW International's massive debt, ineffective operating model, and competition from weight-loss drugs could lead to its downfall. S&P downgraded the company's debt rating to CCC+ from B- on March 11.

Does Oprah still own WeightWatchers? ›

Winfrey owns about 1.1 million shares of WW International, representing a 1.43% stake in the company, according to data provider FactSet.

Can you go to a WW meeting and not weigh in? ›

You'll say hello, meet your Studio Team and complete your Wellness Check-In. And, you don't have to weigh yourself in front of everyone!

What fruit has 0 points on Weight Watchers? ›

Whole fruit and most vegetables are ZeroPoint foods.

How do I speed up my weight loss? ›

How to lose weight in 6 simple steps
  1. Eat protein, fat, and vegetables. Aim to include a variety of foods at each meal. ...
  2. Move your body. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend combining cardio workouts with weight training for optimal health. ...
  3. Eat more fiber. ...
  4. Eat mindfully. ...
  5. Stay hydrated. ...
  6. Get plenty of sleep.

How many points is a banana? ›

Weight Watchers Tips, Tricks and Recipes | Why is a medium banana 0 points but a medium blended banana is 3 points | Facebook.

How long does it take to lose 50 pounds? ›

The expert-recommended and well-known rule-of-thumb is that losing 1 to 2 pounds a week is a normal and healthy rate of weight loss. If you were wondering how long it would take to lose 50 pounds, then using this guideline it will probably take you between 6 months and a year to accomplish.

What is the average weight loss on Weight Watchers? ›

On average, members lose 15% of their body weight after being on the program for at least 26 weeks. *Based on 5,377 members who have been on WeightWatchers + Medication Access program for at least 26 weeks. Average reported body weight lost was 15.17% and the top quartile lost an average of 19.90% of body weight.

How much weight can you lose on Weight Watchers in 3 months? ›

Weight Watchers encourages healthy eating and discourages food deprivation. While following a WW plan, you can expect to lose an average of 8 pounds a month, or 2 pounds a week. This is a realistic and healthy goal to aim for, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Can you lose weight eating only zero point foods? ›

(It's a lot harder to eat six chicken breasts than six cookies,) In a carefully monitored clinical trial, members were able to eat zero Points foods, without tracking or measuring, and lose weight successfully. So go ahead and enjoy them!

What is a typical daily meal plan for Weight Watchers? ›

Sample meal plan
TuesdayYogurt with berries and granolaWW slow cooker shredded chicken
WednesdayOatmeal with berriesQuick vegetarian chili
ThursdayYogurt with berries and granolaBroiled steak and peppers with easy spicy green sauce
FridayOatmeal with berriesOrder in pizza; salad with chickpeas
3 more rows
May 22, 2018

What should I eat when hungry on Weight Watchers? ›

  • Sometimes, you're just hungry. Your budget is near its limit, but your tummy is rumbling and there's no two ways about it - you need food! ...
  • Beans and legumes. Toss them into salad, use them in soup, or puree them into a dip. ...
  • Non-starchy vegetables. ...
  • Eggs. ...
  • Greek yoghurt. ...
  • Brothy soup.
Oct 8, 2020

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