You can stay on your diet during grilling season. Check out these 10+ Weight Watchers Grilling Recipes. There are great recipes for veggies, chicken, and more.
For ideas of what to eat, check out all of our Weight Watchers recipes for inspiration.
Tis the season for tons of BBQ’s. Every time I turn around, we are grilling something. That’s the best part of the summer. And you don’t want to have to say no if you’re on Weight Watchers. But, don’t worry. We put together this tasty Weight Watchers Grilling Recipes so you can still enjoy grilling without any guilt.
All the recipes are separated by points. The majority of those points are Weight Watchers Smart Points/Freestyle Points. If you’re still following an older program or newer program (like myWW), the point values may differ.
As we grill more this summer, we’ll be updating this list so be sure to bookmark it and come back from time to time to see what’s added.
After the recipes, we have a have a list of what to grill when you’re on Weight Watchers, with ZeroPoint Foods so you can come up with your own recipes. Then, we have a section of what not to grill if you’re on Weight Watchers, and that has a bunch of foods that you don’t think are high in points but they are.
If you’re new to the WW program, be sure to read our Tips For Getting Started With Weight Watchers post to help you get started on the right track.
10+ Weight Watchers-Friendly Grilling Recipes
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These are listed in order, from the least amount of points to most. They start at 0 WW points and go up from there. As we add new recipes to Drugstore Divas, we update this list of Weight Watchers friendly recipes. So be sure to bookmark, pin, or save this post (however you do) so you can come back to it all summer long.
Just a reminder, be sure to use the WW app to calculate the points for the program you’re on before you start cooking.
ZeroPoint WW Points Grilling Recipes
Grilled Chicken Salad
This Grilled Chicken Salad is so delicious and filling. Grill the chicken breasts (we usually do this on an indoor grill), then finish building your salad with your favorite ZeroPoint Foods. Crunchy veggies, like cucumbers, paired with soft ingredients, like hard boiled eggs, really make this recipe more interesting and enjoyable.
A great idea is topping the salad with lime juice instead of salad dressing to keep it zero points.
Chicken Shish Kabobs
Chicken and bell peppers alternate on skewers to make these really filling Chicken Shish Kabobs.
Even though this recipe is written using metal skewers that are specific for the oven, the post does tell you how to adapt it for an outdoor grill. However your cook these chicken kabobs, it’s a zero point recipe.
1 WW Points Grilling Recipes
Grilled Tomato And Mushroom Skewers
A bit of garlic butter spread across the skewers is where these Grilled Tomato And Mushroom Skewers get their point. Other than that, they’re zero points.
What’s really good about them is you can make them as you’re grilling the rest of your meal. That’s one of our biggest suggestions. When you’re grilling your main, your should also grill your side dishes. It’s easier than having to go back and forth between the grill and oven.
The points in this Grilled Asparagus recipe come from the oil that you put over the asparagus to assure it doesn’t stick to the foil.
If you wanted to try and cut the points down, you could use cooking spray instead of traditional oil.
Foil Packet Grilled Vegetables
We use zucchini and yellow squash in this recipe because they’re colorful and cut into even circles, assuring they cook evenly.
But, if you have another favorite vegetable that you’d prefer to use, you can use the same foil packet cooking method.
Grilled Shrimp Kabobs
Shrimp, onion, and bell peppers are layered across wooden skewers to make these really good Grilled Shrimp Kabobs.
A little olive oil is drizzled atop these so they don’t stick to the grill. And that’s the only reason these have any WW points.
Grilled Corn On The Cob
Butter and salt are added to corn before it’s wrapped into foil and grilled.
You could skip the butter on this Grilled Corn On The Cob to make it 0 points, but I wouldn’t. The butter adds such good flavor to the corn that really complimented by the extra flavor you get from grilling the corn as opposed to boiling it.
Grilled Beer Can Chicken
This whole chicken is 8 servings, which makes it only 1 WW Freestyle point per serving. That’s fantastic.
Pair it with some vegetable side dishes for a really low point dinner.
2 WW Points Grilling Recipes
These Grilled Mushrooms are so good and so simple to make. And only 2 WW Points if you eat 1/4 of the pan.
They are an amazing side dish. Or, if you want, you can use them to top steak or chicken. Just be sure to add the point values for the protein into your day as well.
3 WW Points Grilling Recipes
Chickpea And Spinach Vegan Burgers
These Vegan Bean Burgers can be made indoors or you can grill the burger. Since they’re made of chickpeas, not black beans, they hold up really well when grilled.
4 WW Points Grilling Recipes
Baked Potatoes On The Grill
A small potato is 4 Weight Watchers points, so if the rest of your meal is low points, this is okay to add to your plate.
Just maybe don’t top it with tons of butter. Or do. It’s your life and your points. Eat them however you wish.
What should you grill if you’re following Weight Watchers?
Chicken breast (without the skin) is a zero point food, so if you’re trying to quickly decide what to grill, look for chicken recipes. Chicken thighs are not zero points because dark meat is higher in fat than white meat chicken. So, you can swap dark meat if that’s what you prefer, but you will be adding points.
Seasoning chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and other packaged seasonings are a great way to add flavor — especially since spices are zero points. Don’t bathe your chicken in teriyaki sauce before grilling because that could turn into a lot of points quickly. (Although, if you do want to, our Yakitori recipe is a delicious grilling recipe, although maybe not Weight Watchers friendly).
Fish — not all, but most — is a zero point food. So a piece of grilled fish drizzled with sliced lemon on top, is a filling and delicious dinner. If you do grill fish, using a cedar plank instead of a grill pan will require less oil (which means less points).
Portabella mushrooms are a great alternative to steak. We actually use them as a substitute in our Philly cheesesteaks. Portabella mushrooms are zero points, so if you’re craving steak but looking for less points, mushrooms are a good alternative.
Turkey is a zero point food (as long as it’s turkey breast, extra-lean, or is at least 98% fat free), so swap ground turkey for ground beef when you’re grilling burgers.
Just keep an eye on grilled turkey burgers when you’re cooking them. It’s a lot easier to dry out turkey burgers than ground beef burgers because there’s less fat in turkey.
Vegetables are a zero point food so they’re a good option for side dishes. But, be careful if you’re using oil to help them not stick to the grill. You can be adding a lot of unwanted calories and points with oil.
What should you not grill if you’re on Weight Watchers?
Baked potatoes are such a summer BBQ staple. It’s so easy to cover a potato in foil, throw it on the grill, and have a delicious side dish in under an hour. And you would think a potato is a vegetable, so it’s zero points like a vegetable is. Nope. It’s not. Neither are sweet potatoes.
A baked potato is about 4 to 6 WW points, depending on what program you’re on. And think about potatoes. No one eats them plain. One tablespoon of butter is going to be about 5 WW points. So even if you just use butter, salt, and non-fat Greek yogurt (which is 0 points), you’re still looking at 9 to 11 points for a potato.
Our recipe above is really conscious of the size of the potato you’re grilling. So, if you do want to incorporate one into your barbecue is to choose a small potato.
Steak has gone down in points on recent Weight Watchers programs, but steak is still about 4 WW points per 3 oz. sirloin. If you’re on the PointsPlus program, a 3 oz. sirloin is 5 points (trimmed sirloin is 3 points). Steak does shrink while cooking. Higher temperatures cause more shrinkage, and you usually grilling at a high temperature. So that steak may not be filling and you’ll reach for other foods to eat.
Anything that goes in a tortilla. We have a grilled vegetable wrap recipe that we love to make for dinner. It’s all grilled vegetables, so it sounds like low points, right? Wrong. Tortillas are really high in points.
If you make WW’s Handmade Flour Tortillas recipe, each tortilla is 4 points. If you can skip the tortilla and eat whatever filling your grilling on a lettuce wrap instead, you’ll save yourself a lot of points.
Tips For Grilling:
If this is your first grilling season, you don’t have to be intimidated by the grill. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be just as comfortable grilling as you are using the oven. To help, we put together a great list of Gas Grilling Tips For Beginners. Using a gas grill (which is the same as a propane grill) is easier for grilling newbies than a charcoal grill, so keep that in mind.
If you’re grilling for company that’s not filled with Weight Watchers members and you’re looking for ideas of what to make, be sure to check out all of our grilling recipes.
Which of these Weight Watchers Grilling Recipes will you try first? Let us know in the comments.
Friday 7th of June 2019
These recipes all look delicious! I love those Shrimp kabobs and Grilled broccoli.
Wednesday 5th of June 2019
I have got to try these out! I love grilling in the summer.
Wednesday 5th of June 2019
i no longer eat pork but I like the technique. I wish I can do this with shrimp!
drugstore diva lisa
Wednesday 5th of June 2019
There are shrimp recipes on the list, so you're in luck!
Ola @ WanderWithOla
Tuesday 4th of June 2019
Oh my, everything on the list sounds like delicious grilling ideas! My husband and I are huge fans of grilled meals. We would love to try these recipes.
Tuesday 4th of June 2019
I love grilled food. I grill a lot of vegetables. I think I want to try grilled shrimps.