If you haven’t noticed, we love using our slow cookers! We love them so much we have an entire section on this blog. One crockpot recipe we love is the 0-point Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup. Crockpot meals are so easy to make, and they make the whole house smell great! Plus, by the time we’re hungry for dinner, it’s ready. At the end of the day, no one wants to spend time trying to figure out what to eat. The best part is we both work from home, so we get to enjoy the aromas all day! We prep the meal either the night before or in the morning before we start the day.
There are so many varieties to try, and since starting our get healthy diets, we’ve been eating this Slow Cooker Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup every day. Before you ask, no, we do not get sick of the same thing. Because this recipe never gets boring! We “mix and match” veggies depending on what’s in season and/or what’s in our fridges or freezers. Also, if you enjoy canned vegetables, you can use those as well. We do caution about added salt when using cans though.
Packed full of vegetables, this soup is 0 Weight Watcher points! We usually pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich. And if you’re following a Weight Watcher’s diet, we enjoy Thin Slim Foods bread options. (They also have yummy items like bagels!) Back to our veggie soup. It’s so filling, we feel satisfied and stay within our points for the day every time we eat this for lunch! Seriously! We love that we use those ‘saved’ points on other things. For instance, dessert! We also love knowing we can go back for seconds without concern. Who doesn’t love seconds?
The salsa and diced tomatoes add just the right amount of spice for us. If you want more spice, add more salsa or green tabasco. Cumin is also an interesting spice to be added if you desire. Spices really do add some zip to dishes!
Variations to the Weight Watchers Vegetable Soup
As we mentioned earlier in this post, because this soup is easy to make and has a great tomato base, you can mix up what you put in for vegetables however you like! Here are a few ways we mix it up:
- Peas instead of green beans
- Kale instead of spinach
- Cauliflower rice to give it more texture (this is my favorite cauliflower rice)
- If you have the point allowance, you can even add turkey burger!
We both like the onions softer than the rest of the vegetables so we usually cut up the onions first, put them in the crockpot and get it heating up while we start to cut everything else up and open the cans (if using canned vegetables). We’ve compared and tested lots of crockpots. We even asked our Mom’s opinion. Hands down, our favorite crockpot is this digital crockpot. It comes with handles that make it easy for travel in case you are going to a party. Let’s face it, a safe way to transport soup is a MUST! And if you’re going to a gathering, you want to have time to get ready. So this recipe in a crockpot hits a plus on many levels! That’s really about it for this recipe. There aren’t a lot of tips because it’s so easy!
Other Weight Watchers Recipes
There are so many great low point recipes out there that are super easy to make. Here are a couple of our favorites:
- Beef & Chili (coming soon to this site)
- Weight Watchers Spaghetti Squash Primavera
- Weight Watchers Greek Style Roasted Vegetables
- Guacamol-Pea: Healthy Mexican Dip Recipe
- Key Lime Pie Dessert
Please, please, if you have an ingredient that we should consider for our vegetable soup, let us know! Comment below. We absolutely will try your idea! We have learned that the best dishes usually happen by chance – or by trying an ingredient you never would have considered. And with soups, there is also the benefit of adding in extra nutrients without a picky eater even knowing. For instance, one of our husbands eats way more mushrooms than he realizes. Hey, it’s all in good taste! And mushrooms, like kale, shouldn’t get a bad rep!
Soup in a crockpot has always been a favorite in our homes. This slow cooker Weight Watchers vegetable soup is no different. Hopefully, we’ll eat it well into the warm months too. Give it a try for dinner tonight. If your family is anything like ours, they’ll devour at least one bowl, maybe more. Again, let us know what variations you come up with! We love trying different things.
From our kitchens to yours, healthy food and good eating today and every day.