I have to admit, the main reason I wanted to make a Shnitzel is so I could say the word Shnitzel a few times. Shnitzel, Shnitzel, Shnitzel. Such a good word! The second is because having had this a few times pre Weight Watchers and enjoying it, I thought it was about time to make a healthier, less fried and oily version.
Given the popularity of the classic low carb cauliflower base pizza alongside my love for all things courgette, I decided to try and covert my regular cauliflower pizza recipe into a courgette based pizza. The challenge was easier said than done but, after a few tries, I am happy to report I have finally perfected it. The texture is a little less firm that the cauliflower version however the taste is even better. I served this with a large side salad to keep it nice and fresh.
As soon as I tasted how good this BBQ sauce was in my BBQ chicken Quesadilla recipe, I knew it would also go perfectly in a burger, especially in one of Aldi’s amazing Brioche Burger buns which are only 5sp each!! Sweet Potato chips are the perfect accompaniment to this recipe to and add a real pub grub feel. If you fancy reducing the points further you could make BNS fries instead of sweet potato. This would make the dish 6sp per person.
I love try new pizza toppings and one of my favourites to have when I’m eating out is a Chicken Tikka Pizza. I therefore couldn’t wait to try and make my own healthy version so that I could indulge in it at home, guilt free.
I love fish and when I spotted this little recipe in the Hairy Bikers ‘Eat for Life’ Cookbook, I knew I would have to give it a whirl. The recipe didn’t really suggest any accompaniments that I fancied so I put together some of my own. These, coupled with only a few tweaks to the original recipe made for the most amazing dish. You would never think that this was a healthy ‘diet’ recipe. Amazing!
I’ve seen katsu curry on the menu a few times at our local Japanese but it’s known for being rather high in points. Having been craving it for a while, this week I thought I would see if I rustle up a low point version and the result was delicious! I served this with 50g of rice per person and lots of green salad leaves. The chicken katsu itself if 5sp so you can add as much rice as you require, just be sure to add the points.
Goat’s cheese is an amazing taste but I often associated with an amazing amount of calories pre Weight Watchers. When I actually started looking into it, I realised that since it’s such a strong taste you don’t actually need too much of it to appreciate it. Not only that but it’s relatively low in points.
I’ve wanted to try something with a bit of jerk seasoning in for a while but I just haven’t had the time to make the marinade from scratch! I came across Schwarz’ seasoning last time I was at the supermarket so I thought I would see if I could create something fast but different with it in the meantime. Don’t get me wrong, this is by no means an ‘authentic’ Jamaican jerk recipe but it’s a nice alternative when you just fancy a taste of something new.