One thing I’m asked for a lot is a banana free version of the flourless pancakes that are popular with us WWers so when I woke up the other morning with a craving for some drop scones (or scotch pancakes as many call them), I set about creating myself some banana free, WW friendly ones (albeit these ones do have flour in them!!). The result was lovely, tasting very close to the real thing for many less points!
One of my favourite, go to, quick and easy breakfasts is this delicious berry compote served with fat free Greek yoghurt (my favourite is Total 0% Fat Greek Yogurt as it’s lovely and thick) and a sprinkling of either Weight Watchers Strawberry granola (available in classes or in the online shop) or my current favourite, Grape nut (I get mine in Sainsbury’s) with a little honey. It is such a simple recipe and for the grand total of 0sp, really livens up breakfast time.
After I made my delicious Foil Baked Cod with Romesco Sauce and Greens recipe, I had a couple of portions of Romesco sauce left over. Whilst I could have used it the next night with chicken or steak, I thought instead I would try and incorporate it into a nice and simple breakfast recipe. This is just that. Low in carbs and points but packed with flavour, this breakfast can be a weekend treat or, since it is so quick to pull together, a weekday option too.
I’m a big fan of porridge but, after I’ve had it a few days in a row, I get a little bored of the same thing. After thinking of new ways to jazz up my other baked oats recipe I thought, what better way to do that than to add chocolate!! The result was delicious. Chocolaty and so indulgent tasting and all for 6sp!!
Always keen to try new ways to jazz up banana pancakes, I thought the peanut butter and chocolate combo would work a treat and I have to say, I was definitely right. I love these little pancakes as they feel so indulgent and yet they are only 1sp per portion. So whether you are making these for pancake day, as breakfast or for a snack they will be sure to hit the spot!
My hubbie thinks I’m a bit of a weird one as breakfast is often my favourite meal of the day, especially at weekends when I have a chance to spend a little longer thinking about what I might have! This little recipe came about after we had baked sweet potatoes and corn on the cobs for our tea the night before. I made extra so I had leftovers and this quick and tasty little breakfast recipe was the result. Best of all, now sweetcorn and eggs are both free, this recipe is only 4sp per serving!
Brunch, probably my favourite meal of them all (mostly because it’s acceptable to have a glass of prosecco with it). The beauty of a combined meal means you can also afford to spend a few further points on it than you would in breakfast or lunch separately and this recipe is certainly worth doing just that for!
Having seen someone tucking into a hash stack at a local café (and practically drooling over their plate) it I knew I would have to make my own healthy version of this lovely colourful dish. The result was delightful. If you want to alter the amounts of sweet potato vs BNS feel free to do so but remember to amend the points to suit (pop it back through the recipe creator). Otherwise give it a whirl, you won’t be disappointed!
Note: I buy the pre diced mixed packs of sweet potato and BNS from Sainsbury’s for this recipe to save chopping up a whole one of each. If you can’t find this and have to use one of each, roast the rest and whack it in a soup!
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!
The main buffet restaurant in the hotel we stayed at in Mexico was amazing. I’m usually very fussy about ‘buffet’ style food (I often feel like you never get a proper meal) but there were so many areas where fabulous food was being cooked fresh in front of you, I would probably have been happy to eat here every night (I didn’t though, there were another 9 restaurants to choose from!).
As a child Easter was always bursting with chocolate, treats and excitement. As an adult its all about the loooooong 4 day bank holiday weekend, catching up with family and friends at home in Newcastle and avoiding chocolatey stuff where ever possible.