This is a lovely cake and works particularly well as a lighter alternative dessert after a big festive dinner. The beauty of this cake is that the spiced flavour comes entirely from the syrup, so you can choose how much syrup to pour over depending on preferred taste.
This soup never leaves leftovers in my house! It's an old favourite, adapted from my mother's recipe. Parsnips can be found in most grocery stores if you know where to look!
I crumble in an extra stock cube as the veggies simmer to add more flavour but if you're using made-from-scratch stock you won't need it!
This is brilliant for Weight Watchers and is tasty even for those not watching their waistlines! The whole recipe, made as written, provides 15 points. I find it makes 6 bowls, so it's only 2.5 points per bowl. It's so filling that you won't be hungry until your next meal! It's worth including the parsnip in this recipe even though they can be hard to find as its flavour shines through in this dish. Make this soup vegetarian by using vegetable stock rather than chicken stock.
A bacon sandwich is a very British breakfast. This is my favourite version of it. The type of bacon to use is back bacon, not the typical American streaky bacon. Everyone has their favourite version of this recipe- this is just my take on a classic! My nephew is a picky eater and this sandwich was his first ever taste of bacon! To make this Weight Watchers friendly, I sometimes use the bacon medallions that have the fat trimmed off- if using these, reduce the cooking time so they don't dry out. This is also excellent served in a white roll with a fried egg.
This is such a simple, quick meal. It's a very British way to serve a baked potato! Baked beans here are different than in the US so if you can get a British brand, the recipe would be more authentic. British beans are cooked in a tomato sauce with no BBQ flavour. That said, I'm sure this would be yummy with BBQ beans as well!
The creaminess of the feta blends beautifully with the fresh tomato and olive flavours. If you like, you can buy a block of feta cheese and save thin slices to top the tomatoes with, although I find it easier to buy cubes of feta.
This is written as a Weight Watchers recipe but is easily adaptable to full fat ingredients and tastes good either way! It's not meant to be a complicated, balanced meal but a quick, tasty supper dish that goes well with just about anything. I like the flavour of garlic to be quite strong so feel free to use less if you do not.
This is quick and easy to prepare- a great meal with salad in the summer or with more substantial sides in the winter. I like that it is a complete meal, without the fatty crust associated with a quiche. If you do not have Cavenders seasoning, pepper will do. I use extra lean bacon medallions so add about 1/2 tablespoon of oil to cook the bacon in.
Since starting Weight Watchers, I have missed the flavour of Mexican foods. But with calorie-filled toppings and wraps, they're not always diet-friendly. So I came up with this meal- it has the flavours of Mexican food without the majority of the calories and if you have extra points, you can even add a little guacamole or sour cream on top! It's worth using fresh salsa, not the jarred stuff for this recipe- it adds a lovely fresh bright flavour. Using extra lean beef, this recipe has a total of 19 Weight Watchers points by British points calculations.
This is a great substitute if you're craving creamy sauces but can't have the calories. The original recipe (from a supermarket recipe card) calls for creme fraiche but I'm sure lite sour cream would be just fine. This is also quick and easy on the budget.
This is my response to craving mexican food but not being able to have the calories. This soup is very filling and low points- 6 1/2 for the whole recipe. You can control the heat of this recipe by the type of salsa you add- I usually use mild. Whatever heat you choose, it should be fresh salsa so the cilantro and other flavours are strong enough. If you really like it hot, add some chillies! I like to chop the ingredients fairly small for this recipe so you get an even flavour balance in every bite.
I am always looking for new variations for the humble potato. This one is bright and colourful and tastes good, especially served with grilled chicken. I like the flavour of the mascarpone cheese but if it is hard to find, you could use cream cheese.
I love this recipe for its versatility. I can make it Weight Watchers friendly by reducing the oil. I can vary the amount of chilli to give it more or less heat. And it can be served with a range of sauces/ dips to add extra flavour! Despite the long list of steps, it comes together surprisingly quickly. If you make these the healthy way using less oil, make the fritters smaller so they cook quickly without browning too much before the middle is cooked through.
This versatile dish is elegant and tastes sophisticated. Of course you can vary the vegetables- this is just what I usually have on hand. I like lots of sauce with this dish, but if you prefer less, you could reduce the white wine and cream slightly. For a vegetarian version, simply use a vegetable stock cube instead of a chicken one.
This gorgeous recipe has bright, fresh flavours and looks fantastic. It is also Weight Watchers friendly- the version I made was 11 points per serving, using the leanest ground beef and low fat yoghurt. The last ingredient should read "4 garlic and coriander MINI naan breads" but Recipezaar could not recognise it- these naan breads are about the size of a hand and should be garlic and coriander flavour as plain ones just don't give the same flavour!
This is not a true fudge but is so ridiculously easy to make that I had to post it! It also tastes wonderful if you like rich, sweet treats! After making Sam#3's Recipe#305332, I liked it so much that I had to try different variations on the recipe, and this is one that I really like! (Posted with permission). Cook time is chill time.
I came up with this dish to go with sausage and mash- it is a vegetable side and gravy in one. This recipe provides a total of 2 WW points, providing there is no fat in the beef stock. If you are not watching calories as closely, feel free to add more flour to produce a thicker gravy- add 1 WW point per tablespoon of flour added.
Potatoes and pesto go so well together that I came up with a new way to mix them. Twice baked potatoes are so convenient as they don't require any last-minute fuss! They are also easy to reheat from the fridge if you make a large batch. If you can't find mascarpone cheese, I'm sure cream cheese would work just fine although it wouldn't give quite the same flavour.