Love the structure and accountability of Weight Watchers, but looking to further clean up your diet? Consider making your favorite Weight Watchers dishes Paleo with just a few substitutions. Check out our original Weight Watchers recipes, make the suggested substitutions below, and you’ll turn each dish into a Paleo one.
On the Paleo diet, you want to avoid all grains, including your typical pastas. But you can trick your mind into thinking you’re getting your pasta fix by enjoying this recipe with zucchini noodles instead! Make it completely Paleo by subbing in olive oil for the mayo and sea salt for regular table salt. See original recipe.
Any recipes calling for flour can easily be made Paleo by using coconut or almond flour instead. See original recipe.
Simple substitutions here: Use olive oil instead of cooking spray, sea salt instead of table salt, and consider creating your own chili seasoning. See original recipe.
Kick regular rice to the curb and use cauliflower “rice” for this delicious dish instead. See original recipe.
Your veggies don’t need to be bland or raw to be Paleo. For this recipe, just substitute coconut aminos for the soy sauce and make your chicken broth at home. Coconut aminos may be new to you, but it’s worth picking up since it shows up in many Paleo-approved recipes. See original recipe.
No real substitutions needed here. Just serve alongside fresh veggies, shrimp, or even fruit, like peaches or mangos. See original recipe.
Easily replace stringy pastas, like linguine, with Paleo-friendly spaghetti squash. And for the butter, simply use its clarified cousin: ghee. See original recipe.
Remember that coconut aminos we talked about earlier? Use it here to replace the soy sauce and then simply leave out the hot sauce and you’re good to go! See original recipe.
Even recipes that seem like they may be hard to make Paleo aren’t as complicated as you might think. For this scrumptious side, just use sweet potatoes not red potatoes, homemade Paleo mayo not store bought, and sea salt not table salt. As for as the red wine vinegar, I say keep it. Vinegar is one of those gray area foods, but I personally have no problem with it. See original recipe.
Again the non-Paleo culprit here is the table salt. Switching to sea salt or himalayan pink salt is such a small change, but the health benefits are worth it! See original recipe.
No adjustments needed! Just make with your own homemade vegetable broth for maximum health benefits! See original recipe.
A personal comfort food, I’ve got the substitutions for this recipe down: coconut or olive oil for the canola oil, homemade chicken broth for the store bought, coconut aminos for the soy sauce, and arrowroot powder for the corn starch. See original recipe.
Just say no to sugar substitutes. Use all-natural honey instead! Serve on top of zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash to complete the dish. See original recipe.
Packed with protein and low in points, this recipe is already Paleo-friendly! See original recipe.
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