Greek Turkey Meatballs – 11sp

I’ve wanted to experiment for turkey mince for quite a while but I was always put off with how flavourless turkey was. This week I decided that now was the time to give it a bit of a makeover and what better way to do that then to make some lovely meatballs! ‘Saganaki’ refers to a small frying pan that Greek dishes are often cooked in. In this case I used a large frying pan which can be put straight in the oven. If you don’t have a frying pan suitable for the oven just pop the meatballs and sauce into a baking dish before you add the cheese and then pop that in the oven. This is a lovely dish, really easy to make and is a little bit different to your usual meatball dish. I have to admit, after eating this, I may be a turkey convert! This recipe has been adapted from another recipe online. You can view the original recipe here.


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Chilli Con Carne – 4sp

Chilli is one of my all-time favourite meals. It is so quick and easy but so incredibly tasty and I look forward to it every time we have it! I often assumed chilli would be quite pointy but I think 6sp is more reasonable considering the giant portion you get. Because it is so low in points this also means that you have more points left over for rice, and cheese or even sour cream on top if you fancy!

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Morrocan Sausage and Chickpea Stew – Only 6sp!

After months of searching for it, I finally managed to get my hands on some Ras El Hanout. Albeit it was the paste rather than the spice which apparently no supermarket in Manchester or Newcastle likes to stock! Once I got my hands on it I started to think of what kind of recipe I could put together to make the best possible use of it. I’ve also wanted to experiment with chickpeas for a while now so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine the two.

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Slow Cooked Lamb Madras – 13sp

This was another recipe that had been scribbled onto a piece of scrap paper and given to me! Herbs and spices are one of the best 0pp treats to fill your cupboard with. If you have herbs and spices, even with a pretty empty fridge, you can usually manage to knock up something delicious. This recipe is the perfect example of that as you don’t need too many fresh ingredients.

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Welcome to Skinny Kitchen Secrets!


So what is this blog about about I hear you ask! Back in September 2012 I decided it was time for a change in my life. It was time to lose the weight that I had steadily been gaining for the previous four years and keep it off for good. I signed up for Weight Watchers and realised that, through the plan, I could combine my love and passion for good food and cooking with my new diet to produce the most wonderful tasting and filling meals whilst still losing weight.

Through creating and consuming these recipes, I realised very quickly that by making a few small substitutions and eating the right amount of certain foods, I could have a fabulous diet without feeling like I was missing out on anything. In this way I found you could eradicate the ‘guilt factor’ from many meals which I once thought would be off limits.

Now 52lb’s down, and having maintained my weight for over a year, I am still trying out new ideas, tips and recipes to keep food tasty and exciting.

This blog will therefore be filled with the low propoint recipes and ideas that I have already shared with many and those that I try out in the future. Some of the recipes are my own, some are shared from family and friends and others converted from cookbook’s and online recipes that are a bit naughty in propoints. The one thing they all have in common is that they are all portioned out and pointed up to make it as easy as possible for you to follow the plan yourself and get to your goal weight!

**DISCLAIMER**All the recipes on my blog have been pointed using the Weight Watchers ProPoints System (which I do not own and belongs to Weight Watchers) and the points stated are for your guidance only. The point calculations are my own, are subject to change and have been worked out using the wonderful online ‘Recipe Builder’ on the Weight Watchers website. In this way, by specifically stating weights and amounts to use in each recipe, I have tried to be as accurate as possible in producing the end propoint value and leaving you with as easy a life as possible. Sometimes however, something may go wrong. If you adjust any of the weights or measures, it might be worth running the recipe back through the recipe builder to find out how your own adjustments have changed the total propoint value.

While my blog is aimed at helping all you fellow Weight Watchers out there, the recipes are generally low in fat and packed full of veg and so are good for those of you just seeking out a healthier version of a recipe.

I hope you enjoy my blog and if you have any questions or comments, I’m always grateful for feedback!