One thing that the hubbie and I never get since I joined Weight Watchers is a Chinese takeaway. They are so loaded with points/calories and its just so easy to make healthy but tasty alternatives, there just doesn’t seem any reason too!
Following on with my obsession with all things Korean, I created this recipe after a visit to our local food market where my hubbie indulged in a Korean Fried Chicken Burger. Keen to make my own healthier version, I ditched the deep frying and went for a much healthier griddle instead.
Crispy Chilli Beef is something I love to eat so, after picking up some extra lean quick fry beef strips in the woopsies aisle of Sainsbury’s the other day, I thought it was about time I came up with my own healthy version of this usually indulgent treat.
I’m always keen to try a new curry recipe and so when my next door neighbour whipped this one up for me, I knew I had to recreate it for you all. I have adapted the original recipe to suit my own taste (so this version is a little spicier and zestier than the original) but I have to say, it is by far the nicest homemade curry I have tasted. Not only is it 1sp per person but it honestly tastes like it has come straight from an Indian restaurant.
Having created quite a variety of burgers over the past couple of years, I realised this week that I hadn’t written any recipes for good old beef burgers. When scratching my head over what to pair with them I though the classic combo of beef and blue cheese would work quite nicely, and I was definitely right! These burgers are packed full of flavour and have just the right amount of blue cheese tang.
Turkey breast mince is one of my new favourite ingredients. Whilst it may not taste of much on its own, a few 0sp additions make it truly delicious. Best of all, the 2% fat lean turkey breast mince (I’ve bought it in Sainsbury’s and in Tesco’s) is now 0sp on the new flex plan!
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.
Always keen to try out new stir fries, tonight whilst brain storming for new flavours, I thought I would give Sweet and Sour a whirl. I’m not usually a fan of overly sweet dinner dishes so I fiddled with the sauce for quite a while to make sure it was the right balance of sweet, savoury and of course, a little spicy. If you like the regular chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken and don’t like spice, feel free to leave out the five spice and crushed chillies but they really do take this dish up another level.
For me, there is nothing better than coming home after a long day and tucking in to a nice juicy burger. One of my favourite things about Weight Watchers is that you can do just that and not have to feel guilty in the slightest!
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.