Have you been missing your favorite Chili Mac recipe? Are you loving Weight Watchers but Chili Mac seems like too many points? Welcome to the club. We love Chili Mac, and we can have it too 🙂 Our Chili Mac recipe is Weight Watchers friendly, and oh so delicious. The best thing about being on Weight Watchers is you can eat what you want within moderation and still lose weight. Track your points and follow the plan and watch the weight fall off.
Weight Watchers Friendly Chili Mac
I love that Chili Mac can fit nicely with a 23 point day. Not something I would have thought of on any other “diet”!
BLUE PLAN: 7 Points
GREEN PLAN: 7 points
PURPLE PLAN: 6 Points
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Chili is one of my all-time favorite meals. Chili Mac is no exception. I love to cook and make wonderful tasting meals for my family to enjoy. The smiles on their faces are thanks enough. Chili used to take me all day to make. I wanted to make sure you could taste all of the flavors and spices. With the Instant Pot, pressure has cut the time in half or less and I still get that slow-cooked flavor. It is amazing to me how well this works and how much time it saves.
The Instant Pot has been a big help in my wife and me losing weight. Meal planning has been an essential factor in our success with Weight Watchers. We are short on time, so we joined Instant Pot for Weight Loss and it jump started our weight loss in a BIG WAY! If you're intimidated by your electric pressure cooker, this is a way to get over it… fast. 🙂
Also check out my Ultimate Instant Pot Weight Watchers Guide and my 30 day weight loss results with Noom.
Are You Prepping Meals For Freezer Cooking?
Chili mac is perfect for freezing and reheating later in the week, or next week. Weight Watchers friendly chili mac keeps very well in single-serve bags in the freezer. I use this method to help with meal planning for weeks to come. I make more than I need and freeze the leftovers in single portion freezer bags. Now when We need a meal I can grab as many as I need out of the freezer reheat them and voila dinner is served no muss no fuss all of the work was done on Sunday so I don't have to cook on Wednesday. This also helps with clean-up no pots and pans to clean no messes on the stove, once we are done eating I just wash the plates and silverware, wipe the table and sit down to enjoy a movie, a book or a board game with the family before bed.Print
- 1 bag Vegan Crumbles 16.2oz (you can use ground turkey instead)
- 2 12 oz cans Tomato Paste
- 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon minced onions
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
- 1 cup no fat milk
- 2 cups whole wheat pasta shells, cooked
- 2 cups fat-free cheese
- 3 1/2 cups water
- Add oil, vegan crumbles, garlic powder, minced onions, paprika, black pepper, 3 1/2 cups of water, and tomato paste to your Instant Pot.
- Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes, natural release for 10 minutes.
- Make sure all pressure is released open and add milk slowly stirring to mix thoroughly.
- When your Instant Pot reads 7 minutes, be sure your noodles are ready (I cook mine on the stove while the other is pressure cooking).
- Scoop 1 cup of sauce onto the noodles and enjoy.
7 BLUE Points
If you want a thicker sauce use 1/2 cup less water.
To thicken even more once you pressure release before you add the milk press saute' and high.
Cook until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy
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