Healthy Recipes with Large Portion Sizes

Jan 27 2016
Today’s small change with a big result? Supersize your portions without supersizing your calorie intake! These magical recipes will blow your mind...

SmartPoints® Reminder: Recipe values won't always match up with the SmartPoints® calculator. Just like Weight Watchers, in recipes, we don't factor in the calories, sugar, etc., from fruits and veggies with a SmartPoints® value of 0. (Blended beverages are the exception.) Click here for the full 411!

Big Green Omelette

Entire recipe: 187 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 604mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 6g sugars, 25g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

While we love the convenience of our microwave-friendly egg mugs, sometimes we require an egg-based breakfast so large that no mug can contain it. Well, grab your favorite skillet and a boatload of veggies for our Big Green Omelette! Add a side of fruit, and you'll be satisfied for hours and hours...

Apple Growing Oatmeal

Entire recipe: 240 calories, 5.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 335mg sodium, 42.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 6.5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

No roundup of supersized meals would be complete without at least one growing oatmeal bowl! This one is exploding with creamy apple-pie flavor. For an even larger serving with the same SmartPoints® value, feel free to double -- or even triple! -- the amount of apple. And click here for more growing oatmeal...

Italian Spaghetti Squash Salad

1/4th of recipe (about 2 1/3 cups): 239 calories, 6.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 699mg sodium, 25g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 11g sugars, 21.5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Spaghetti squash is always a good choice when you're looking for large portions... After all, you can have two full cups for only around 80 calories! This take on chilled pasta salad is perfect for a packed lunch. Loads of flavor without loads of calories... Just the way we like our lunches.

Mexican Taco Soup

Entire recipe (about 2 2/3 cups): 351 calories, 11.5g total fat (4.5g sat fat), 669mg sodium, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 7g sugars, 33.5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 8*

The serving size for average soup? 1 cup. Not this big bowl of deliciousness. With a tremendous portion size and tons of protein, it makes an excellent dinner for a chilly night... or any night, for that matter. BTW, this meal fits perfectly into the Hungry Girl Diet, which is all about giant servings!

Southwest Chicken Kale Salad

1/2 of recipe (about 7 cups): 307 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 827mg sodium, 39g carbs, 9g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 34.5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Show us a salad bigger than this one (7 cups per serving!), and we'll dare you to finish it in one sitting. Kale is surprisingly tender once it's been marinated in yummy dressing for a while. Give it a try; you'll see! And the chicken and black beans make it extra filling.

All-American Beefy Mac

1/4th of recipe (about 2 1/2 cups): 375 calories, 6g total fat (2g sat fat), 690mg sodium, 50g carbs, 10g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 33g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

Craving real pasta, but bummed out by the measly portion size? Worry not: In this mega-hearty recipe, loads of saucy veggies fill out your bowl in a big way. And as the name implies, it's also jam-packed with beef. Score!

Big Green Stir-Fry

1/2 of recipe (about 3 cups): 310 calories, 6g total fat (1g sat fat), 560mg sodium, 22g carbs, 8g fiber, 8g sugars, 43.5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

This 3-cups-per-serving stir-fry is like the evening version of our Big Green Omelette, and it rocks! Water chestnuts and almonds give it the perfect amount of crunch, and a specially spiced soy sauce brings major flavor to the table. Trust us: You will love this.

Pan-Fried Eggplant Parm with Saucy Slaw

Entire recipe: 314 calories, 6.5g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 826mg sodium, 51g carbs, 23.5g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 24g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

Last but not least, we've got an Italian-style platter so large, your head may explode (figuratively speaking, of course!). We're talking two saucy, cheesy, crispy eggplant cutlets, plus a massive pile of pasta-style broccoli slaw. Dig in!

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