Here’s a great appetizer for your next get together. I served this at our last party and it was a huge hit. It’s low fat, healthy, delicious and pairs well with white wine; all the makings for a fantastic party starter. Weight watcher points completely depends on the size of the pieces you cut. A smaller piece could be between 1-2 points and larger pieces could be 2-3 points.
1 8 oz package of Low Fat Crescent Rolls
1 8 oz package Low Fat Cream Cheese, softened
1 tablespoon of Miracle Whip
1 Garlic Clove
1 tsp or more of Fresh Dill Weed
2 cups of assorted fresh vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, green or red bell pepper, tomato, green onions, mushrooms, carrot or zucchini
Preheat oven to 350°F. Unroll crescent dough and roll out into a rectangle shape.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven; cool completely.
In a bowl combine cream cheese, miracle whip, garlic and dill weed.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over crust.
Coarsely chop, slice, grate or dice your selected vegetables.
Sprinkle vegetables over pizza. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy.
Here’s another great pizza recipe that my hubby came up with. We were in the fish area in the grocery store and he said hey, what if we made a smoked salmon pizza. It was a great idea and together we came up with this amazingly delicious pizza recipe. One quarter of the pizza is 5 weight watcher points (old). When we have pizza night I always eat a half of the pizza it’s way too good not to.
NOTE: I always use a pizza stone when baking. I received the Pampered Chef pizza stone as a gift a long time ago and it is still going strong. It never burns the food and it always comes out golden brown from pizzas to cookies to absolutely anything.
1 12 inch multigran thin pizza crust (1/4 cust 150 calories, 3g of fat, and 2g fiber, this is the same crust used in the Laughing Cow Cheese Pizza recipe I posted early in my blog)
3 Tablespoons non fat sour cream
4 Low fat laughing cow cheese wedges
1-2 Teaspoons of dill (I like to use fresh but I am sure the dried stuff would work just as well)
.5 a teaspoon of lemon juice
a pinch of pepper
1 85g package of smoked salmon give or take a few grams
half a small purple onion thinly sliced
Place flat bread in the oven a 300*F just to warm. About 10 – 15 mins.
While the crust is warming in the oven place the 4 laughing cow wedges in a bowl and heat up in the microwave and heat up slightly.
Add the sour cream, dill, lemon and pepper to the slightly melted cheese and stir.
Thinly slice the purple onions.
Open the package of smoked salmon
Remove the crust from the oven and top with the cream sauce.
Top with the purple onion and then add the smoked salmon.
You can either pop the pizza back in the over for a few minutes or just eat it right after the toppings go on.
It’s after the holidays and time to get back on track. This is a simple recipe and takes no time at all to prepare. Plus it’s finger foods so the kids may enjoy this for lunch or dinner. These are my Dill-icous Egg White Lettuce Cups. Wash three large romaine lettuce leaves and pat to dry. Take 3 hard boiled eggs and remove the yolks. Chop eggs into little square pieces and add 1 tsp of low fat mayonnaise and 1 tsp of mustard. Add a sprinkle or two of Dill and a little pepper and mix. Place egg mixture on romaine leaves and enjoy. Total Point value 2 points for the cups, plus 1 point for the side of orange. This was so refreshing after a week of horrible holiday eating.
A Little Tidbit: 1 whole egg yolk and all equates to 2 ww points. 3 egg whites equates to 1 ww points. Needless to say, I gave up on egg yolks and no longer eat them.