Over the next couple of days lots of us will be hitting the supermarkets to do our ‘big Christmas shop’. Now if you, like me, want to prepare yourself to avoid the temptation of all the high point foods on the Christmas table, try and pop a few ingredients into the trolley so you can make yourself a low point option which still feels like a treat.
Week two of my festive canapes are these little beauty’s that I came up with whilst racking my brain for a lighter, lower sausage roll option. These little bites are the perfect replacement. Meaty with a little sweetness and the goo of lovely cheese they really hit the spot for a bargain of 2sp.
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
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.
Fishcakes are something I love to have as a starter in a restaurant and are the perfect light lunch or dinner. Having not had them in a loooong time, tonight, with little else in the cupboards, I thought it was time to whip some together.
I’m often asked for low propoint but impressive starter dishes for the Weight Watchers out there trying to cook a three course meal. I’ve come up with loads of different options for this but this has to be one of my favourites. Who doesn’t love a prawn cocktail!! But usually it is lathered with a creamy dressing and some tiddly prawns and not much else.
With the majority of my family wanting to eat out in a restaurant on Saturday night, the only way I could persuade them to stay in (and therefore allow me to nicely stay in my points) was to convince them I could cook them a meal as nice as they would have if we went out.
This was the lovely starter that I made on my meat free Good Friday three course meal challenge. It’s something that I’ve had a few times in Italian restaurants and it’s always really satisfying. Making a light version seemed like a great way to start off my meat free 3 course meal however if you did fancy a bit of meat, pop a slice of prosciutto on top of the pesto.
Lots of people that I speak to often say they love to eat mussels when they go out but are a bit nervous to make them themselves. I would have said the same until I gave it a go for the first time and now they are a regular in our house.
Mussels really are one of my favourite, quick go to meals when I am looking for something both cheap and easy and low in points. You get a huge portion for only 2sp so you can add to it as you please. I’ve cooked some spaghetti and stirred it through the sauce at the last minute and then served the mussels on top or I’ve just served it with a warm WW petite pan. If you add either of these, be sure to add the extra points.