All about the Weight Watchers Momentum Plan

By Anne-Marie Nichols

Weight Watchers Momentum Plan Crock-Pot Black Bean Chili Recipe

Today we have a guest post about the Weight Watchers Momentum Plan. It’s from LaaLoosh.com, a blog primarily dedicated to sharing delicious and exciting Weight Watchers Recipes that are low in Points, but not in taste.

The author of LaaLoosh has been an avid Weight Watchers member for many years and really enjoys finding new ways to revamp everyone's favorite fattening foods and making them more diet friendly.

A weight watcher’s journey on the Momentum Plan

With the start of yet another new year, pretty much everyone I know has started their New Year's Resolution, and is dieting or making an effort to eat better and more nutritiously.

But as we all know, eating low calorie or in a wholesome way isn't the easiest task.

With so many yummy and dangerously fattening foods available to us in such cheap and convenient forms, it's pretty easy to lose sight of our weight loss goals and get caught up in enjoying all the tasty treats that the world has to offer.

There's always next year to start again, right?

Well, after many years of this dieting roller coaster, I finally joined Weight Watchers and it changed my life forever. There were no “bad” or “forbidden” foods.

I could eat whatever I wanted, I just had to count it and record it in my Daily Food Journal. It sounded easy enough.

All about the Weight Watchers Momentum Plan

I LOVED the fact that I didn't have to give up any of the foods I loved (seriously, me and McDonald's Extra Value Meal #2 are BFF's forever).

Well, Weight Watchers worked for me, and I've been at it ever since. I still enjoy my favorite “bad” foods from time to time, but I've learned to eat better – and enjoy it!

And I've also really enjoyed finding ways to make super yummy, better for you versions of the foods I truly love.

It has become a fun game to me to create Weight Watchers Recipes and see how low I can get the Points value to be without sacrificing taste and quantity.

And so I started a blog to share all of my awesome recipes with anyone else who may enjoy eating good and eating a lot, but still staying on track to reach their weight loss goals.

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Weight Watchers new Momentum Plan

This year, I was so excited to hear about the launch of the new Weight Watchers Momentum Plan, which I have found to be completely and utterly fabulous!

It's like they finally understood that six French fries is NOT a satisfying portion size, and so they created their new Momentum Plan to incorporate foods and recipes that are much more filling and satisfying, so that you won't be hungry and then end up giving into temptation.

This is one of the biggest problems that most dieters have. I mean really, who has the discipline to eat that teeny little salad for lunch when everyone else is chowing down on pizza or burgers? I sure don't.

A salad simply does not fill me up. The fact that Weight Watchers has created a plan that will help us feel full and satisfied with what we eat, is nothing short of awesome.

The key to success in their new Momentum Plan, is foods that are not only packed with fiber, but also with protein and healthy fats. The right combo of these three things is what makes you feel full, thus causing you to be less tempted to eat more and overshoot your Daily Points Range.

So, by incorporating the guidelines of the Momentum Plan, I'm working on a whole new slew of recipes that'll give you MUCH more bang for your buck!

You can also find more Momentum recipes in the Weight Watchers Momentum Plan Cookbook.

My family and I love the easy to make recipes. Check it out!

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A Weight Watchers Momentum Plan slow cooker recipe

I’d love to share one of these delicious Weight Watchers Momentum recipes with you! This Crock Pot Black Bean Chili Recipe for your slow cooker is SO amazingly yummy and yet incredibly low in Weight Watchers Points.

It meets the guidelines of the Momentum Program, so it will help you feel full and satisfied longer.

It's hard to believe it only has just 4 Weight Watchers Points per serving.

Plus, the portion size is pretty darn big, and when it comes to eating, I'm all about quantity!

Also, feel free to add more or less spices as you desire. Some people like spicy. Others not so much.

If you are a Weight Watcher and are looking for a fantastic Momentum recipe to help kick start your new way of eating, give this chili recipe a try. It's a dish your whole family will enjoy!

More wholesome slow cooker recipes

Looking for more easy to make, nutritious slow cooker recipes? Check these out!

Easy Taco Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Venison Stew

Cuban Sliders

Porcupine Meatballs

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Vegetables and Rice

Weight Watchers Momentum Plan Crock-Pot Black Bean Chili Recipe

Crock-Pot Black Bean Chili Recipe

Each serving = 4 Weight Watchers Points

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey breast or extra lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion — finely chopped
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (approx 15oz) black beans — rinsed and drained
  • 1 large can (approx 29 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small green pepper diced
  • 1 small red pepper diced
  • 1 small yellow pepper diced
  • 7 ounces diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook ground meat and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer meat to your slow cooker.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Cook on medium for 4- 6 hours or 8-10 hours on low.
  5. Remove lid and stir halfway through. Enjoy!
Servings: Serves 6
  • Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

Photo credit: Adobe and DepositPhotos   

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10 thoughts on “All about the Weight Watchers Momentum Plan

  1. Anna Marie

    This is the perfect program – 2009-2010 plan. I was so successful with it. I had a ton of great recipes I loved, threw them out when I moved. Now I’m craving those delicious dishes and have 30 pounds to loose. I’m thinking of getting this book thanks, any other help would be greatly appreciated

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  2. Chris Barentz

    I didn’t see the nutritional info at the bottom to see if the points change for the points plus program. This sounds delicious !! I love black bean anything!!! Can you please let me know?

    Thanks!
    Chris

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  3. Andrea

    I am in England, and we don’t get the new momentum programme til NOVEMBER…I cant wait….I need all the help I can get

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  4. Scentsy lady

    Thanks for this recipe, making it tomorrow! I am just in love with black beans and put them in everything for extra protein… what a great way to add fiber!

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  5. Cher

    I attended my first meeting Saturday and by day 3 I have used 11 of my extra weekly choices. I have a lot to learn. But, neccesity is the mother of invention.

    Here is a recipe for you to try if you are interested. This is one that I have made since I was a teen. It came from the Sunset Vegetarian cookbook.

    Winter Minestrone Soup
    1 medium onion
    1/2 tsp basil
    1/4 tsp of the following Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme
    1 baker sized potato, peeled
    2 carrots scrubbed and sliced (not peeling preserves fiber)
    4 cups water
    4 chicken boullion cubes (or use fat free chicken boullion)
    15 ounce red kidney beans
    4 ounces whole wheat rotini pasta spirals
    2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
    3 cups cabbage shredded
    cooking spray

    Sautee onion in soup pot with spices until tender.
    Add water boullion, carrots, potatoes, boil until potato just begins to be tender, stir in tomato sauce, and kidney beans and Whole wheat spiral pasta. Cook for reccomnded time on package. a few minutes before the time ends add cabbage.
    Makes 13 cups
    98 calories per 1 cup serving
    5 grams of fiber
    1 gram of fat
    I figured the amounts using Master Cook 5
    My figures say it is 2 points.

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