Weight Watchers Asian Zero Points Soup Recipe ♥ (2024)

Today's Weight Watchers recipe: One of three new zero-point soup recipes from Weight Watchers. Asian-inspired ingredients: bok choy, Chinese cabbage, fresh ginger, bean sprouts, snow peas. Weight Watchers 0 points.

When Weight Watchers UK introduced brand-new zero-point soup recipes, I couldn't wait to try all three. First I tested the 'Mexican-inspired' zero-point soup and now today, the Asian-inspired zero-point soup recipe. (What's left to try? The Italian-inspired soup!)

How do these two new soup recipes compare to Weight Watchers' original zero-points Garden Vegetable Soup?

All three are alike in these ways: all have (1) lots of low-calorie vegetables, (2) no-calorie broths and (3) lots of flavor. To my taste, the Garden Vegetable Soup and the Mexican-inspired soup are more substantial tasting than the Asian-inspired soup. But that's okay, for that makes the Asian soup an especially good choice for days -- after an indulgent weekend, say -- when we want our food to taste as light as it is.

The three Weight Watchers soups are unalike in these ways: vegetables really 'star' in the original Garden Vegetable Soup and the Mexican-inspired soup. Here, in the Asian-inspired version, the dominant flavor is fresh ginger, the vegetables themselves are mild. And the Asian-inspired version is better suited for eating immediately, since the bean sprouts and snow peas need cooking for just a couple of minutes.


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Hands-on time: 35 minutes
Time to table: 45 minutes
Makes 10 cups

6 cups vegetable broth (I used 6 cups water and Better for Bouillon)

2 cups bok choy, chopped (use the leftover bok choy to make this great bok choy salad or check the other bok choy recipes)
2 cups Chinese/Napa cabbage, chopped (use the leftover Napa cabbage in this salad with Asian-inspired dressing)
1/4 cup fresh ginger, thinly sliced and julienned
4 oyster mushrooms, sliced thin (I used shiitake mushrooms, next time I will use more mushrooms)
2 cups scallions / green onions (this is a lot of onion, almost two entire bunches, 14 individual onions)
8 ounce can of sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 red pepper, halved, cored, each half cut into three sections lengthwise, each section sliced thin cross-wise (nestle the three sections together to speed along the cutting)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is a lot, this soup has some heat, if you don't appreciate that, start with 1/8 teaspoon or even 1/16; the heat does moderate after being refrigerated for 24 hours)

2 cups snow peas (these are far cheaper from the frozen section and don't require stringing, if using fresh cut off the tips and then along the string-y side, that's the side opposite the peas)
1 cup fresh bean sprouts

2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used shozu, a fruity soy sauce, next time I'll use regular soy sauce for more substance)
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

OPTIONAL BUT TIME-SAVING TIP Bring the vegetable broth (or water for bouillon) to a boil in an electric tea kettle or in the microwave while prepping the vegetables.

Collect all the vegetables except the snow peas and bean sprouts in a cold large pot or Dutch oven. When those vegetables are prepped, add the hot water, cover and bring to a boil on MEDIUM HIGH. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the bean sprouts and snow peas, cook another 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and cilantro.

Per Cup: 69 Cal (3% from Fat, 24% from Protein, 72% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 14 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; NetCarb11; 4 g Sugar; 54 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 537 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 1 point

What??? One point? Yes, that's how my calculations turned out, double- and triple-checked. When relying on actual math, the Garden Vegetable Soup does too, though not the Mexican soup. Still, all these vegetables are 'free' vegetables in Weight Watchers parlance, and there is no added fat, no starchy vegetables. So call it 0 points, I know I'm going to.

According to the Weight Watchers folks, you can add a protein to a cup of soup:

2 ounces cooked shrimp, Weight Watchers 1 point
2 ounces scallops, Weight Watchers 1 point
1/2 cup firm tofu, Weight Watchers 1 point
2 ounces cooked white meat chicken, Weight Watchers 1 point

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Weight Watchers Asian Zero Points Soup Recipe ♥ (2024)


Weight Watchers Asian Zero Points Soup Recipe ♥? ›

You can still lose weight: ZeroPoint foods have been part of WeightWatchers for many years! We rigorously test our programs and have found that members can regularly incorporate all ZeroPoint foods into their everyday eating and still lose weight.

What happens if you only eat zero point foods on WeightWatchers? ›

You can still lose weight: ZeroPoint foods have been part of WeightWatchers for many years! We rigorously test our programs and have found that members can regularly incorporate all ZeroPoint foods into their everyday eating and still lose weight.

Can you eat too many zero point foods? ›

You might be overeating zero-point foods

This system helps you choose more nutritious foods, but your body doesn't work off of points, it works off of calories. For example, if you've met your points budget for the day, but still feel hungry you're technically allowed to eat as many zero-point foods as you want.

How many points is a banana on WeightWatchers? ›

Whole fruit is a ZeroPoint food, but once it becomes part of a smoothie, the experience of “eating” it changes. Research shows that liquids don't promote the same feeling of fullness and satisfaction that solid foods do.

Can I lose 3 pounds a week on Weight Watchers? ›

Unlike many fad diets that promise unrealistic results over short periods of time, WeightWatchers says members can expect to lose 0.5 to 2 pounds (lb) [0.23 to 0.9 kilograms (kg)] per week, depending on their chosen plan.

Why is chicken not zero points on Weight Watchers? ›

Chicken thighs will have a Points value because this dark meat contains a higher amount of fat than the tenderloin or breast. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't eat them! There's still room for this delicious cut in your Budget.

What Chinese food is low in Weight Watchers points? ›

Consider broth-based soups—like steamed selections, they're often low in Points. If variety is your thing, you might enjoy combining a few appetizers to make a complete meal. For soups, try hot and sour, egg drop, or wonton soup.

How many points are 2 eggs on Weight Watchers? ›

It doesn't matter what you cook your eggs with or in. Because eggs are a ZeroPoint foods, they do not have any Points™ values—even in a cake recipe.

Are fruits no longer zero points on Weight Watchers? ›

Fruit has its own ZeroPoint food group not only because it's a source of many key nutrients, but it's also often fibre-rich, high in water, and low in fat, which makes them a filling and satisfying part of a healthy diet. While “zero” usually means “nothing,” at WW, ZeroPoint foods are everything!

Why am I not losing weight on Weight Watchers 2024? ›

If you're following (WW) and not losing weight it's most likely because you are: Overeating zero-point foods. Zero-point foods still have calories. It feels too restrictive and you're overeating later.

Can you really eat unlimited fruit on Weight Watchers? ›

As part of that new "PointsPlus" system, a certain number of servings of fruit were automatically factored into your Daily PointsPlus Target. If you eat TOO many fruits, however, you'll be exceeding that number of servings Weight Watchers factored in -- thus you may be eating more calories than you should be.

What vegetables are not zero points on Weight Watchers? ›

Other vegetables that are not ZeroPoint foods are:
  • Avocados.
  • Parsnips.
  • Potatoes.
  • Sweet potatoes.
  • Yams.
  • Cassava/Yuca/Manioc.
  • Olives.
  • Nuts and seeds (including quinoa and other grains)
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Is avocado a zero point food? ›

That means if you previously had brown rice, or avocado, or wheat pasta, or potatoes as ZeroPoints, those will no longer be zero. That doesn't mean you can't eat them anymore (you can use your Points allowance however you like!), but you will have to count points for them.

How many points is peanut butter? ›

Each and every food has a points value based on calories and nutrient content. For example, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter is five weight watchers points. Weight Watchers classifies peanut butter as a healthy source of fat.

What happens if you don't use all your points on Weight Watchers? ›

Up to 4 Points that you don't use in a day will be automatically rolled over into your weekly Points Budget. You'll get a notification letting you know how many we rolled over.

Why are there so many zero point foods on Weight Watchers? ›

Your list of ZeroPoint foods includes culinary staples like chicken breast, eggs, non-starchy veggies, beans, and more. These foods were chosen because they help form the foundation of healthy eating patterns. Loading your plate with these ingredients isn't just good for your body—it's great for weight loss.

How to speed up weight loss on Weight Watchers? ›

6 Science-Backed Tips to Lose Weight Faster on Weight Watchers — Or Any Diet
  1. Dig in at breakfast. ...
  2. Go for protein early in the day. ...
  3. Look for Mother Nature's seal of approval. ...
  4. Drink a cup of water before every meal. ...
  5. Sip some green tea. ...
  6. Enjoy metabolism-shocking splurges.
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What is the negative side of Weight Watchers? ›

What is negative about Weight Watchers? Weight Watchers lacks education when it comes to nutrition and learning about why and how the foods you eat affect your weight. You also can't follow the points system outside WW, making the plan hard to continue after canceling your subscription.

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