Review: Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner – A Weight Watchers Friday Night in Challenge

Review publish pre plan change to Flex

Now as most of you probably know by now, I love food and love discovering new additions to my kitchen so when Weight Watchers set me a new food challenge recently, I was excited to get stuck in and give it a go.

The question…. would I rather spend a Friday evening cooking a Weight Watchers Chicken Jambalaya from scratch or, would I rather have one of the new Limited Edition Weight Watchers ready meals, and, in the time I would have spent cooking, have a bath, chill out and maybe pop on a face mask instead.

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Korean Spaghetti Bolognese

I was originally going to post this new recipe a little later in the year but after seeing how well my last Korean recipe went down, and knowing a few of you have already bought the gochujung paste, I thought I would bring this recipe forward a little so you could use it up. Well that and it tastes INCREDIBLE so I was too excited to wait to share it with you.

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Malaysian Chicken Satay Stir Fry – 3sp

Stir fries are my hubbie and I’s go to quick and easy meal. Usually on the plate in under 15 minutes, stir fries are the perfect way to fill up with veggies whilst enjoying a flavour packed meal. I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up my stir fries so this week I decided to go a little Malaysian. The stir fry sauce here is tasty and so easy to prepare, as simple as popping everything in a bowl and giving a little mix. I’ve used powdered peanut butter instead of the normal stuff as 1 tbsp of the normal stuff is 3sp and the powdered stuff is only 1sp for 2 tbsp! It is a little pricey to buy (mine was £4) but it lasts a lot longer than the regular stuff and is such a great points saving. Best of all, to prepare you simply mix with water and you end up with the same textured peanut butter as you would from a normal jar! Most supermarkets sell it now next to the normal stuff.

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Buffalo Chicken Soup – 4sp

My Hubbie LOVES chicken wings so when we went to Mexico last year and one of the bars pretty much had them on tap, he was in his element. One of his favourite sauces to have them lathered in was the lovely, spicy Buffalo sauce and so as soon as we got home I tracked down a bottle of the lovely stuff. It was much easier to find than I was anticipating as I found most big supermarkets sell it (I’ve seen it in Tesco and Sainsbury’s).

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Delicious and Nutritious – A Day at Betty’s Cookery School

So I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and write a little bit about the fabulous Bloggers Event I was invited to and attended at Betty’s Cookery School last week. Betty’s is one of those places where its reputation precedes itself. Every time I go to a town with one, there is a queue out the door and round the corner to get in, so you can imagine how excited I was to be invited to a day where these guys were going to teach me some new skills and dishes!

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Venison Steaks with Blackberry Sauce, Creamy Mash and Greens – 9sp

I’m not a massive fan of the traditional Sunday dinner. I have nothing against them, I just think they are rather a lot of hassle for what you get at the end. That said, me and the hubbie do enjoy something meaty and warming come a Sunday so this recipe is the perfect option. The dish really has the wow factor, its both low in points, quick and easy to make and delicious.

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