Pork and Prawn Gyoza – 6sp

Gyoza are one of my favourite ways to start a Chinese or Asian meal. These lovely little dumplings are always packed with flavour and never feel too naughty. Having regularly craved them at home, this week I decided to give them a whirl myself.

You can buy pre made gyoza skins in Chinese or Asian supermarkets which would make the whole process below a bit less fiddly/time consuming (I will be doing this next time!). Continue reading

Steamed Pork Buns (Char Sui Bao) – 5sp

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.

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Rustic Italian Sausage, Tomato and Pesto Soup – 3sp

I’ve often got a packet of sausages lurking round in my freezer as I think they are a great ingredient for a speedy and tasty tea. I often defrost and then remove the skins, crumble and use them in pastas or risottos but this week, wanting to make something a little lighter that I could take to work for my lunch, I decided to give a new soup a go. The result was lovely. Pesto and tomato are one of my favourite combinations and whizzed together with sausages, they make for an overall tasty, fresh and summery soup.

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Vietnamese Pork Meatball Salad ‘Bun Cha’– 9sp

Always looking for new ways to use up lean mince products, this week I thought it was time to combine that with some of my favourite Vietnamese Cuisine. The result is a lovely zingy fresh salad that is packet with gorgeous Asian flavours. This dish makes a lovely lighter evening meal (which I’m often looking before to have if I get back from the gym a little late) and would also make a lovely filling lunch.

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Harissa Honeyed Pork and Cumin Spiced Veg Noodles – 8sp

I’m always on the look out for quick and easy dinner recipes which utilise some of the contents of my store cupboard. This recipe, created when I had some left over pork steaks, is exactly that. Most things in it I usually have in. Popping the ingredients together like this though really gave the pork a whole new lease of life. My OH was worried that it wouldn’t be filling enough given the spiralized veg noodles however I can confirm it really was! If you want to beef it up a bit more, you could also add some spiralized courgette. The flavours are lovely and best of all, the whole thing is ready in less than 15 minutes.

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Pick ‘n’ Mix Chimichurri Pork and Prawn Tacos, Chimichurri Avocado Dip, Spicy Rice and Salsa – 12sp

One of my lovely friends got me a bottle of Chimichurri dressing for Christmas and, knowing how nice it was in a steak recipe I previously created, I decided to try and create something new. After asking my OH what meat he fancied, his response was ‘pork, or prawns, or both’ so I decided to give both a whirl. If you are making this at home, feel free to make one or the other. I’ve posted the points for both so you can decide which fits in best with your day – a bit of a pick and mix! If you have the points left you might even fancy both.

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Pulled Pork Burger with Spicy Mexican Slaw and Smoky Potato Wedges – 12sp

I adore pulled pork. It’s one of my favourite ‘cheat meal’s when I eat out. Nothing beats a good dirty burger. Keen to be able to have my favourite treat without the guilt I set out to create my own healthy but flavoursome version of the recipe. Boy, did this one hit the spot. The pork is soft and bursting with flavour, the slaw contrasts nicely with a little spice and most of all, even though the ingredients may look a little daunting, it is exceptionally easy to make!

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