Yum crispy and delicious Crab Cakes. As usual I was craving something different for dinner and this time is was Crab Cakes. So many recipes are super unhealthy, I stumbled upon a healthier version and then changed it to make it even more healthy. This recipe makes 4 servings which equals 2 crab cakes a person. One serving is 3 weight watcher points (old). I served this with a side salad and a toast with some non fat Miracle Whip. Yes toast it sounds weird but it was tasty. A side of rice would also be nice.
10 ounches of Crabmeat
1.5 cups of Panko
1/2 Red Pepper, minced
2 Scallions, sliced
3 tbls of non-fat Miracle Whip
3 large Egg Whites
10 dashes Hot Sauce
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground Pepper
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Coat a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.
Mix crab, panko, bell pepper, scallions, miracle whip, egg whites, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups.
Bake until crispy and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
Spinach and Cheese Frittata is one of those dishes you can enjoy at any meal of the day. I had this for dinner with a side of Turkey Bacon and fresh fruit and it was delicious. This dish makes 4 servings and one serving is 3 weight watcher points.
Hint:The Turkey Bacon is Low fat and two pieces is worth 1 weight watcher point. You can purchase this at superstore; it’s one of their blue menu items.
4 Large Eggs
2 Large Egg Whites
1 cup chopped Green Spinach
1/4 cup of Mushrooms
2 tbls chopped Green Onions
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese
Small amount of Cooking Spray for pan
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl beat together all 6 eggs and add all ingredients except for the Mozzarella.
Coat a large non stick skillet or pan with cooking spray or oil and heat over medium heat.
Pour Egg mixture into the heated pan.
Cook uncovered for about 5 mins.
Cover with a lid and cook for another 5-10 mins until the top of the egg mixture is cooked.
Once the Egg mixture is cooked sprinkle cheese over top and cover for another 3-5 mins until the Mozzarella is just melted.
Why is it I always find myself buying a ton of vegetables and then not eating them. If your like me and happen to have a head of Cauliflower in your fridge may I suggest this recipe to spice them up. This is a great side dish with your main meal or can be made for an afternoon snack. One fritter is 1 weight watcher point.
2 cups steamed cauliflower mashed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 egg whites
1/4 cup low fat Mozzarella
1 tsp parsley
3 Green Onions chopped
2-3 tbls cup hot water
salt and pepper (or any other seasoning/herbs you wish)
A spray or two of oil to cook the fitters.
In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, flour, garlic, egg whites, grated cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
Add water so that batter becomes slightly more dense than pancake batter.
On medium-low heat, add 1 tsp of oil in a 10 inch skillet coating bottom of the pan. Use a cooking brush to spread out the oil if needed.
Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to form fritters. You can fit 4 fritters at a time.
Cook until golden brown, turn and cook another few minutes. Add a bit more oil to the pan if needed.
Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy. I dipped mine in a sweet chili sauce from the asian asile in most super markets.
When I was younger I used to make Cornmeal Muffins for the family and like all muffins they are super high in points some reaching as high as 6 points per muffin. I really wanted to find a good, easy, quick Cornmeal Muffin recipe and then tweak it to lower the fat and calorie content. Instead of oil I used apple sauce and instead of one egg I used two egg whites. These muffins came out super moist and yummy. Each muffins contains approximately 2 weight watcher points. Serve these up the next time you have stew or chilli or just for fun as an afternoon treat.
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup Apple Sauce (room temperature)
2 Egg Whites
Stir dry ingredients together.
Add the wet ingredients and beat just until all ingredients are blended.
Fill well-greased muffin cups 2/3 full ( I used a square muffin pan)
Bake at 400º for 20 minutes. Immediately run a small knife around each muffin and pull out of muffin cup onto a cooling rack. Best served warm from the oven. Yields 12 Cornmeal Muffins.
I know here we go again with yet one more meatloaf recipe. This one is spicy and made to serve, no cutting required. I use an 8 individual mini loaf pan so I don’t have to cut the meat loaf. It saves time and all that mess. Plus it is great for portion control. The best part is that 2 individual loaves are 5 weight watcher points. Serve this with a side of salad and you have a great cozy home cooked meal.
1/4 cup of water
1 Cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 celery stalked finely chopped
1 large carrot finely chopped
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
4 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon of rosemary
1 teaspoon of savoury
1 teaspoon of thyme
1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce
approximately 1/4 cup of tomato sauce (careful not to get the sauce on the sides of the pan, as you can see I got some sauce on the pan and it darkened a bit.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray a mini 8 piece loaf pan.
In a large pan add the water, and all the finely chopped vegetables and cook for 5 mins.
Drain the water from the vegetables.
In a large bowl add the vegetables with all remaining ingredients except for the tomato sauce.
Mix ingredients and add even amounts to the 8 individual loaf pan
Place in oven and cook for 30 mins.
Remove from oven and distribute the tomato sauce on top of the individual loafs. About 1 – 1.5 teaspoons and spread so the tops are covered.
Replace loaf pan in the oven and cook for another 30 mins.
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.