Weight management can be difficult without guidance and support, which is why many people begin their weight loss journey by signing up for Weight Watchers.
Weight Watchers provides a wide variety of recipes, each of which are associated with a certain number of Personal Points. Personal Points are calculated based on a food’s calories and macronutrient content.
Weight Watchers subscribers are given a certain amount of Personal Points to ‘spend’ each day.
Because of the Personal Points system, people aiming to lose weight with Weight Watchers will often opt for lower-point recipes. Soups are a great example of a low-point, healthy meal.
In this article, we’ll be sharing our 23 favorite soup recipes from Weight Watchers.
Vegetable soup is known to be one of the best soups for health and weight loss due to its low calorie and high micronutrient content. That’s why this garden vegetable soup recipe from Weight Watchers is so popular.
This is a slow cooker soup recipe but the instructions tell you how to make it perfectly on the stovetop if you don’t have a slow cooker at home.
This chili-lime black bean soup is a great high-protein vegetarian soup recipe (see also ‘29 Best Vegetarian Soup Recipes To Make At Home‘). You could even make it vegan if you substitute the low-fat Greek yogurt for a plant-based alternative.
If you follow the recipe to the letter, the finished result will be hearty and thick, which is great for satiety. However, if you prefer thinner soups, you can simply add more broth or water.
Green pea soup is another high-protein option for vegetarians, but what makes this recipe truly special is the incredibly flavorsome yogurt dill cream sauce.
You can use frozen or fresh peas and the recipe suggests swapping dill for tarragon if you prefer. If you want to make this soup as healthy as possible, remember to get low-sodium broth as the recipe recommends.
Another vegetable soup recipe! We could honestly eat this vegetable barley soup over and over, not only because it’s low-calorie and easy to make but because it tastes wonderful.
There are so many vegetables in this soup, including mushrooms, carrots, onion, zucchini, celery and tomatoes. The reduced-sodium chicken broth adds extra protein, too.
Minestrone soup is a great recipe if you’re trying to lose weight without sacrificing all your favorite foods.
There’s some pasta in there as well as some chunks of potato to make the dish hearty and satisfying, but it’s still really healthy, even if you choose to add cheese.
This soup is also safe to freeze for up to 3 months, so it’s the perfect recipe for meal preppers!
Trying to lose weight doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious seasonal recipes. This butternut squash bisque, for example, is perfect for fall and although it tastes creamy and delicious, it remains a healthy choice.
This soup has a warm, spicy aftertaste thanks to the combination of nutmeg, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
7. Lasagna Soup
For those who are trying to lose weight, dishes like lasagna are probably off the table for the most part. However, you can still enjoy the delicious flavors of this classic pasta dish in the form of a lasagna soup!
This tomato-based soup contains ground turkey sausage, fat-free mozzarella cheese, grated parmesan and Italian seasoning so it has all the flavor of lasagna without the calories.
8. Cabbage Soup
Cabbage soup is a classic go-to weight loss recipe because it’s nutritious, low-calorie, and keeps you feeling full for hours.
We love this Weight Watchers cabbage soup recipe because, according to the Personal Points system, it’s zero points, so it’s one of the healthiest options.
If you’ve never tried seasoning zucchini with rosemary, you need to try this zucchini and rosemary soup to experience the flavor combination for yourself.
For the best results, use fresh zucchini. You can choose to use chicken broth or vegetable broth depending on your preference or dietary needs.
There’s nothing more satisfying or warming than a crockpot potato soup, and if you’re feeling hungry, this soup will fill you right up without going over your points for the day.
This soup is really creamy thanks to the low-fat cream cheese, but you don’t have to make a roux or even blend anything, so it’s really easy to prepare.
Fans of clam chowder will be delighted to learn that Weight Watchers has a recipe for Fresh Manhattan Clam Chowder.
While it’s healthier than the clam chowder you might get from a restaurant thanks to the turkey bacon, it’s still very filling thanks to all the vegetables.
Even more excitingly, you can prepare this clam chowder in under 30 minutes!
This white bean and ham soup recipe from Weight Watchers will ensure that you hit your recommended protein intake for the day without exceeding your Personal Points.
There’s no cream in this recipe, which is surprising given how creamy the finished dish tastes. All you need is white beans, ham, chicken stock, white onion, oregano, parsley, and black pepper.
If you’re missing spaghetti and meatballs on your weight loss journey, we recommend trying this spaghetti and meatball soup as a substitute.
An entire bowl of this soup contains just 250 calories because it’s made with wheat spaghetti and uses turkey meatballs. However, you can use real parmesan cheese.
Cheddar and broccoli soup is a classic, and if you thought cheese soups were a no-go when on Weight Watchers, think again!
This cheddar and broccoli soup looks delicious and tastes even better. It’s keto-friendly, so it’s low carb and allows you to enjoy some of your favorite full-fat foods like cheddar cheese, butter and cream.
We love this vegan toasted quinoa soup because it’s the perfect recipe for anyone doing Weight Watchers on a plant-based diet.
You get lots of protein from the quinoa, fiber and micronutrients from the vegetables, and healthy fat in the olive oil, so this soup is a delicious, balanced meal.
Another excellent example of a high-protein, plant-based Weight Watchers soup recipe is this sweet potato and lentil soup.
Thanks to the big chunks of sweet potato and the fiber in the lentils, this soup will ensure you go to bed feeling full and satisfied without compromising your diet at the end of the day.
17. Asian Soup
If you love the fresh and vibrant flavors found in Asian cuisine, this zero-point Weight Watchers soup should definitely go on your list of meals to make. This can also be regraded as one of the nutritious Weight Watcher breakfast recipes.
To make this soup as healthy as possible, follow the recipe’s guidelines and use low-sodium soy sauce.
This slow cooker nacho soup is yet another example of how Weight Watchers allows participants to substitute their favorite comfort foods for healthier, equally delicious options.
Thanks to the ground beef, black beans and chicken broth in this recipe, it’s a great way to get your protein for the day while indulging in some cheese and heavy cream at the same time.
Coriander is a controversial flavor, but if you’re a fan of this herb, you’ll probably love this carrot and coriander soup.
Not only does this soup only account for 1 of your daily Personal Points, but it also tastes rich and creamy thanks to the fat-free yogurt.
Make sure to use coriander seeds as well as leaves for the full taste experience.
20. Taco Soup
In the same vein as our recommendations for lasagna and nacho soup, this taco soup will make you feel like you’re enjoying your favorite takeout without having to worry about your daily points.
This soup is made with ground turkey, kidney beans, black beans, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, onion, corn, diced tomatoes, green chilis, and chicken broth.
If you’re looking for a real protein-packed flavor experience, look no further than this Greek orzo and lemon chicken soup.
This light soup uses none of your daily points according to the Weight Watchers system, but it’s full of vegetables and contains orzo pasta so you’ll still feel full after your meal.
The lemon juice, pepper and dill combination is absolutely divine.
Another chicken-based Weight Watchers soup we recommend trying is this coconut chicken soup, made with sweet potato.
If you’ve been looking for a creamy soup recipe to incorporate into your Weight Watchers diet without compromising your points allowance, this soup is ideal because it uses the healthier option of coconut cream.
Plus, the protein from the shredded chicken and chicken broth makes this a satisfying choice.
If you’re a fan of mushrooms, you’ll love this healthy and hearty mushroom barley soup. It’s easy to make using an instant pot, which is the best way to ensure a full flavor infusion.
However, if you don’t have an instant pot, it’s also possible to make this soup on the stove.
For those who do have an instant pot, this soup will be ready in 40 minutes including prep time and makes up to 8 servings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I Lose Weight By Eating Soup?
Soup has many benefits when it comes to weight loss.
First of all, soup is a very versatile dish that can be made from a wide variety of ingredients.
This means that you can choose a soup recipe that fits your macros, which is a good way to ensure that you stay on track with your weight loss.
Secondly, soup tends to be lower in calories than your average main meal, but because you can make soup using fibrous vegetables, healthy fats, and protein, a soup can also keep you feeling full for a long time.
Lower calories and increased satiety are essential for effective weight loss.
With that being said, eating too much of any food can ultimately cause weight loss, so if you’re eating 3,500 calories of soup per day, you’re unlikely to lose weight (depending on your current weight and activity levels, of course).
Should I Only Eat Soup To Lose Weight?
Although soup can be a great staple meal for weight loss, we wouldn’t recommend eating nothing but soup if your goal is to lose weight.
Not only is there no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of a soup-only diet for weight loss, but restricting your food intake to just soup may make you feel unhappy with your diet and might cause you to indulge in excessive cheat days because you feel deprived of your favorite foods.
Depending on which soups you choose to eat, consuming only soup may also result in too much of a caloric deficit, leading to negative consequences for your health.
Which Type Of Soup Is Best For Weight Loss?
All of the soups we’ve recommended in this article have health benefits, but some are better for weight loss than others. If your goal is to lose weight, your best options are clear soups, vegetable soups, or chicken soups.
If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s best not to have too many cream-based soups or add too much cheese to your recipes.
Can I Use the Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes to Make Soup?
The delicious WeightWatchers crock-pot meals can be a great way to make soups. With a variety of healthy ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes, you can create flavorful and satisfying soups to support your weight loss journey. From hearty vegetable soups to comforting chicken noodle, the WeightWatchers crock-pot recipes offer a range of options for a warm and nutritious meal.
Many people have a misconception that Weight Watchers is a restrictive program based around rigid diet structures, but these soup recipes prove that this isn’t true.
You can enjoy your favorite foods (think pasta, tacos or nachos) in soup form, and there are plenty of creamy, cheese-based soup recipes you can try while sticking to your Weight Watchers plan (see also ‘28 Best Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes‘).
Contrary to popular belief, soup doesn’t have to be a boring meal choice, and eating to lose weight doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Try some of these recipes and see for yourself!