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.
Ever since I posted a picture of this dinner on my Instagram Page (@skinnykitchensecrets) I have been getting requests for the recipe and whilst the picture might look like a lot of cooking is required, this one is less of a recipe and more of a quick and easy assembly of yummy ingredients.
As you all no doubt know, we are blessed on Weight Watchers with the 0pp delight that is Butternut Squash. I’m a massive fan of it as a replacement for potatoes and even sweet potatoes so I’m always trying to find new ways to use it. Tonight, fancying something filling but low in points, I created this lovely delight which went down a storm. It tastes amazing and really is so filling and satisfying.
I recently visited my first ever Thai restaurant (having avoided them as a Weight Watcher because of the whole full fat coconut milk danger) and was absolutely bamboozled by the menu. Not wanting to get something I’ve tried before I decided to go for the Panang Curry as it was described as a dryer curry than your regular Thai red curry (so I assumed less fatty coconut milk). What a revelation it was, it was truly amazing!! Full of gorgeous flavour, not too saucy and so moreish it was unbelievable. As soon as I finished I knew it has to go straight to the top of my list of recipes to make Weight Watchers friendly.
This is a really easy recipe and a proper winter warmer. It tastes lovely and creamy without being as naughty and its really filling. It’s really good to cook for just two people and as you use tomato puree rather than chopped tomatoes so the quantities can be easily halved to make for one, or doubled to make for four!
Having made my amazing Falfel’s originally to go in my salads through the week, once I tasted them and realised how amazing they were, I decided to knock up an evening meal to get the best possible use out of them! Having already roasted a chicken for the week ahead I decided to go with the Moroccan theme and make myself a chicken falafel wrap. After a bit of experimentation it resulted in the below which I have to say tasted absolutely incredible.
For 14sp you get two lovely wraps which feel really substantial on your plate. Even my OH, who usually likes extra carbs with his meal, was raving about this recipe. There are so many delicious flavours bursting onto your taste buds so it’s thoroughly satisfying!
I’m a little bit obsessed with chickpeas at the minute. They are quick to cook and so tasty so I’ve been experimenting with them in salad, stews and the like. Last night, after forgetting to defrost any meat, I thought I would try chickpeas in a stew with chorizo and this recipe was the result. It was so quick to make, absolutely delicious and a perfect ‘summery’ stew. I had it on its own but the OH had it with a little bit of quick cook fusilli. If you wanted to make it more substantial again, you could slice some new potatoes, par boil and then pop them into the stew just after you add the tomatoes or even just have some nice crusty bread (don’t forget to add the extra sp’s!).
Harissa paste is something I always have in the house as its great for adding extra flavour to dishes for virtually no points. This weekend I thought I would try something different so I decided to put together my own version of a Moroccan burger. The burger was really easy to make and considering its simplicity it was delicious! The feta really adds something to the burger and you don’t need to much of it to get a good taste. You could make these burgers and serve them on a bed of salad, or even cous cous, rather than the Warburton’s thins but I really like the thins as they fool you into thinking you are having a real burger. If you can’t get your hands on lean lamb mince, or you want to reduce the points even further, you can substitute the lamb mince for extra lean beef mince or even chicken mince and this reduces the sp per burger to 3.
I’ve seen orzo kicking about in the shops for a while now and really fancied giving it a go. After doing a bit of research I came across this Jaime Oliver recipe which looked delicious so I thought before I went ahead with my own invention, I would give this a go as a tester and try and make a nice low pp version of it. The results were delicious. It was so tasty and the texture even better than risotto with less than half the cooking time! I roasted a gammon joint the night before (they are so cheap in Aldi and the OH and I use it in salads and sandwiches through the week) but if you don’t have gammon you could replace it with 6 rashers of bacon (rind trimmed off) for the same amount of points, just be sure to fry it off before your onions!
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!