Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: 5-ingredient Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
Can you believe it’s September already? We are sliding right back into slow cooker season – my favorite time of year.
I realize the focus on Simple Nourished Living recently was all about Juicing.
But don’t think that means I abandoned my slow cookers. Not by a long shot!
I still used them several days a week to cook easy healthy Weight Watchers friendly meals.
These 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs were a particular favorite for two reasons: 1) ease of preparation and 2) lip-smacking sweet and sour flavor.
Skinny on 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
To keep things super simple, I used frozen low fat turkey meatballs.
You could always make them from scratch if you prefer.
For the best flavor you’ll want to use a thick teriyaki basting sauce.
I served these luscious slow cooker sweet and sour Hawaiian meatballs with steamed brown rice and roasted carrots.
Everyone licked their plates clean 🙂
According to my calculations, each serving has 264 calories and *7 Weight Watchers Points Plus, *6 SmartPoints, *6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
Watch this AllRecipes video to see another way to make Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs:
If you like these easy, slow cooker Hawaiian meatballs, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: WW Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs, 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Italian Beef, Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs & Sauce, CrockPot Italian Meatball Soup and Easy 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Smokies
- 1 pound turkey meatballs
- 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple with juice
- 1/2 cup thick teriyaki basting sauce
- 1-1/2 tablespoons instant tapioca, for thickening
- 1 green bell pepper chopped (about 3/4 cup)
Ideal slow cooker size: 2- to 4-Quart.
Put the meatballs in the slow cooker.
Combine the pineapple with its juice, teriyaki basting sauce and tapioca. Pour over the meatballs.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or on high 3 to 4 hours.
Add the green pepper. Stir well and cooked covered on HIGH for 20 minutes.
If the sauce is too thick, stir in a little water to achieve the desired consistency.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *7
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *6
Source: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here’s another way to make slow cooker sweet & sour meatballs with pineapple:
More Easy Weight Watchers Recipes for the Slow Cooker
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Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs Marinara (EmilyBites)
Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs (SlenderKitchen)
Turkey Meatball Stroganoff (SkinnyTaste)
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