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6 Healthy Spicy Alternatives To Nachos and Hot Chicken Wings: Quick and Easy Weight Watchers Recipes!

Updated on August 14, 2013

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Do You Like Hot Wings or Spicy Nachos? Are You on a Diet?

So maybe Spicy food is your thing. You love to eat Nachos with Spicy Salsa or maybe hot "Buffalo" Wings are your forte.

Here are some Healthy Alternatives to your Spicy Favorites!

Do you know why they call them Buffalo Wings?

Because they were born in and made popular in Buffalo, New York. For this Recipe Article, we will Leave the Buffalo Chicken in New York!

This is a collection of 6 very Simple and very Healthy Recipes that can be used as an alternative to Nachos and Hot Wings.

They are suggested by the "Weight Watchers" Program and they are very easy to make. Did I mention that they are delicious?

Let's check them out!

Mucho Caliente!

Some Like it Hot!!!
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Cook Time for All 6 Recipes: 10 Minutes or Less!

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Single Serving (double the ingredients for more)

Weight Watchers Points

PointsPlus Value: 4

Fresh Pita!


Spicy Pita Wedges in Less Than 5 Minutes!

Are you ready?

This is so easy, your children can make it!

It is healthy and since this recipe uses Whole Wheat Pita Bread, you will not walk away hungry!


  1. Toast a Whole Wheat Pita Bread
  2. Slice into Wedges
  3. Mix 1/4 cup of Diced Avocado
  4. Add Hot (or mild) Salsa
  5. Serve!

You can dip the pita wedges as if they were Nachos! You will not notice a difference after the first bite!

Don't be surprised if your local restaurant starts selling these as a Healthy Appetizer or Starter Recipe Special!

Weight Watchers Points

PointsPlus Value: 5



Devil's Almonds Snack

Almonds are very good for you! Did you know that almonds are not nuts? They are actually Drupes!

Ah, you learn something new every day!

Eating almonds on a regular basis can help you lose weight and stay healthy.

Check out this quick Almond Recipe:

  1. Get 23 Fresh Almonds
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  3. Add a pinch of Paprika
  4. Shake it Up!
  5. Eat!

I told you these were easy recipes! Not only are they easy and quick to make, they are also healthy and will fill you up between meals!

No more heavy snacking! Now we are Healthy Snacking!

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Weight Watchers Points

PointsPlus Value: 4

Cocoa Powder


Kickin' Cocoa Milk

Here's a different recipe for you! I bet you never drank spicy milk!

In this quick and easy healthy recipe we need Fat Free Milk, Sugar-Free Cocoa and a bit of Cayenne.

Here's How we Make it:

  1. Warm 1 cup of Fat-free milk (don't overheat!)
  2. Add in 1 Packet of Sugar-Free Cocoa
  3. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne
  4. Serve!

It's warm, it's Hot and it is healthy and delicious.

Since there is milk in this recipe, you will not feel hungry but you will have the protein and energy to keep going through the day without snacking on bad foods!

Learn How To Calculate Weight Watchers Points! No More Confusion!

Weight Watchers Points

PointsPlus Value: 5

Cheese, Glorious Cheese!


Crackers and Queso: Yes, That's Cheese!

Do you like Cheese but think you can't eat any while on a diet?

Think Again!

Although this is a small portion recipe, you'll feel full and satisfied!

Check it out:

  1. Get 2 Whole Wheat Wasa Crackers
  2. Spread 1 wedge of Light Queso Fresco Cheese
  3. Enjoy!

Make sure not to eat more than 2 crackers per serving!

Eat slowly and savor the delicious flavor.

You will feel full in a few minutes!

No Cheating! You Can Do It!

Weight Watchers Points

PointsPlus Value: 3

Hummus Is Better When Spicy!


Carrot Sticks (Crudites) with Spicy Hummus

Hummus is very good.

It tastes very good and is very good for you!

Hummus is made from ground chickpeas and contains small amounts of healthy olive oil.

Hummus can be very filling and you will enjoy this delightful snack in the middle of the day or later at night.

Are you ready for another recipe?

This one is just as quick and tastes awesome!

  1. Put 2 Tablespoons of Hummus in a small bowl or plate.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne or Crushed Red Pepper
  3. Cut up Carrot(s) to fill 1 Cup
  4. Dip the Carrots and Enjoy!

Yes, it is that simple and that delicious!

Weight Watchers Points

PointsPlus Value: 3

Eggs are Healthy in Moderation!


Do You Like Eggs? Do You Like Wraps? Try This Spicy Egg Wrap!

Eggs have a lot of protein packed in their little beings.

This recipe allows you to scramble 1 egg (in low-fat vegetable or olive oil) and spice it up to make a delicious breakfast or late morning snack!

Here's How We Do It:

  1. Scramble 1 Large Egg
  2. Add in 1/4 teaspoon of Hot Sauce early during the scrambling
  3. Serve in a Corn Tortilla
  4. Enjoy!

If you like eggs and love spicy, this is a nutritious snack that will keep you going through the day!



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    • J.S.Matthew profile image

      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello twoseven! These recipes really are delicious and you would never know they are more healthy for you than the other options. I hope that you enjoy them and feel free to come back and give your personal review and testimony here in the comments. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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      twoseven 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great ideas! These seem just as delicious as the much fattier options they can replace! I will definitely try some of these at home. I love the pita idea especially.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello ologsinquito and nice to see you! I too love the hot chilies (but not as much as my wife!). They do spoil fast so it is a good idea to freeze them. We do the same. Thanks for mentioning that and for stopping by!


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      ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

      Hi J.S., I love those hot chili peppers. I just froze a bunch of them, because they don't last long otherwise.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello B. A. Williams! Lemon and Garlic sound like great things to add! Thanks for the tips. I appreciate your comment. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.


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      B. A. Williams 5 years ago from USA

      Great recipes and loving hummus like I do sometimes I add lemon and garlic when I make my own. Love that lemony taste, and the scrambled egg idea of yours I am going to try out.

      Great hub

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you Om Paramapoonya! I love Hummus and it is fairly new to me. I like it with roasted red peppers and a bit of spice. I appreciate your comment and rating. I hope you try some of these recipes and if you really enjoy them, come back and tell me what you enjoyed most! Thank you. I enjoy your recipes too!


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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Wonderful ideas! I love all these zesty recipes, especially the carrot sticks with hummus. Rated up and bookmarked :)

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you Peggy W! I wish I had more time to write in this contest! I just picked up a seasonal weekend job so now I am working 7 days per week until late Autumn and I am just so tired to write! I have a lot of recipes to share and I hope in time I can keep adding them. Thank you very much for your wonderful comment! I appreciate your vote and share.


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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You have given some great food ideas here that are healthy and for those on Weight Watchers, also easy to calculate. Good job! Thanks! Useful and shared.

    • J.S.Matthew profile image

      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you everyone! I am a Big fan of Spicy and so is my entire family! We all could benefit from healthier versions of our favorite hot recipes though! I am so happy that you liked them and I am open to your feedback once you try them. They really are quick, low-weight impact, and delicious! Thanks for all your comments and votes!


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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. Right now I'm stuck on cheese as a great snack and pecans. Voted this up! Take care, Kelley

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      What a great group of quick easy spicy food recipes. I like the fact that you included the weight watcher points and the video. Very useful hub.

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      I love spicy food, definitely would try this recipes at home, thanks for sharing!

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      a2aoptima 5 years ago from Bangalore, Karnataka

      Interesting recipes that are healthy as well. My favorite on is the "Spicy Egg Wrap". Will give it a shot sometime.

      Thanks for writing. Voted useful.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is figure flatteing? Are you sure? Looks to good to be true. Really beautiful hub with great instruction!