I’ve had these lovely Chinese steamed buns so many times when I’ve eaten out and I’ve often wondered if I could make them Weight Watchers friendly. After craving them again this week I decided to give it a go and the result was a great success. My recipe below makes 12 buns which are 5sp each so you could either have 2 or 3 as a meal or serve as a starter and have 1 or 2 per person.
This is a really easy recipe that I’ve made a few times now and it always goes down an absolute storm with everyone who tries it. It’s a great accompaniment to any BBQ or a great replacement for rice if you are having chilli or BBQ chicken (or even Beer Can Chicken which is what I first made these to go with – recipe for this to follow!!).
Porridge oats are my staple winter breakfast and I often spend time thinking of ways to jazz up my plain old porridge. The little number is the perfect way to do just that. Not only is it warm and comforting, but the ingredients all come together to give you the most delicious carrot cakey breakfast. Very satisfying indeed!
I love a good stuffed chicken dish. Since chicken is now free too, it can be stuffed with a whole host of goodies and the points still remain nice and low. The result is a dish packed with flavour that provides real satisfaction and ‘value’ for your overall points total.
As most of you know, one of the easiest cheats I employ when it comes to cooking up home cooked meals throughout the busy working week is to roast an extra-large chicken on a Sunday, shred it up and pop into a container in the fridge when cool. I then use it throughout the week for both salads and wraps at lunch time and quick and easy evening meals.
Picadillo, or spiced ground meat as its more simply known, is a dish that usually appears in Cuban cuisine. There are many different ways to make Picadillo but its usually made with either beef or pork mince. I’ve used pork mince here as I had it in the freezer.
Turkey mince is a great addition to any freezer when you are trying to keep healthy. Not only is it low in fat but it’s also really cheap. The selection of recipes out there which use it however are rather meagre if you don’t fancy going to the effort of making meatballs or burgers. That’s why, this week, I decided to try something a bit different….stuffing it into some peppers!
Like so many these days, rather than attending classes I maintain my weight loss by following Weight Watchers at home. The amount of support available in various online communities really helps you to feel like you aren’t going at it alone and helps to keep your head in the game.
I ADORE avocado. I just can’t get enough of it but it is quite pointy. As a result, I’m always trying to find new ways to include it within my meals so that I can both enjoy it but keep the points low. This recipe is an ideal was to do this. By scooping out some of the avocado to make room for the egg you reduce the points by another half. I reserved the avocado I scooped out and kept it a salad the next day!
I love eggy bread and this morning I really had a craving for something a bit sweeter. This was the perfect solution, nice and low in points but full of lovely fresh flavours. It’s the perfect summery weekend breakfast.