My hubbie and I love all things hot and so I’m always on the lookout for new spicy additions to our weekly menu. After visiting a food festival a few weeks ago and enjoying the most delicious Jamaican brown chicken wrap I decided to give this dish a go for myself by transforming it into a stew.
As most of you know I am a little bit obsessed with Mexican cuisine so this week, when I defrosted some chicken breast, I thought, time for a new recipe! Having wanted to get some pineapple salsa on the go for a while too, I thought now was the perfect time to pair them up.
Sunday night came and, having had a rather filling lunch, the OH and I decided that a salad was pretty much all we could manage for dinner. But even though we fancied something light, I also wanted something that would be packed with flavour to leave me feeling nice and satisfied until the next day. The result was just that and really hit the spot. I used smoked bacon in the recipe below but if it’s not your cup of tea, feel free to use unsmoked.
When we were on our honeymoon in Sri Lanka we ate A LOT of Sri Lankan food so by the time by got to the last day, we were ready for a change. We stumbled across the most beautiful café with a view over the ocean and watched a turtle playing in the sea whilst we poured over the fantastic menu. I ended up going for a tuna burger which is something I had never had before and I immediately knew I would be having it again. It was such a change from a meat burger, full of flavour and fantastically healthy. So this week, when I fancied a new burger, I thought it was time to give one a go myself. The end result was lovely, really fresh and flavoursome and so low in points.
This recipe was featured in my ‘Gadget Special’ in the November Issue of Weight Watchers magazine (page 73) . It’s a lovely fresh dish which can be made in a griddle/table top grill if you have one. If not you can just pop it under the grill in your oven.
A few years back a friend and I went inter railing around Europe and as a result spent a lot of time throwing together lovely little picnics. This was one of our favourites lunches while we were away, and with the lovely weather at the moment I have been craving this summery treat. The only problem was that on our travels, when my waist line didn’t bother me (even though it should have!!), we had it with fresh baguettes, lots of cream cheese and fresh Italian pesto and a huge packet of crisps. This certainly would not be pro point friendly and so today, still craving away, I decided to see if I could come up with a lower pro point alternative that was still as filling and tasty and I have to say it was gorgeous! It tasted so fresh and juicy I could eat it every day for a week!
I’m always after a low point dessert recipes which I can whack out at dinner parties without anyone knowing its ‘diet food’ but I never thought something as luxurious as chocolate mousse would be so low in points. This is a really easy and tasty recipe, looks really impressive and most importantly, is nice and low in points. I served this as part of my three course meal (mentioned below!) and it went down a storm!