I love pasta and I try to keep it light since it’s a starch and higher in points then other foods. What I like best about this recipe is it’s made will all fresh ingredients. A natural, super easy and fast recipe for those busy days. From start to finish it’s total cooking time is 30 mins. One serving is 5 weight watcher points and its completely vegetarian friendly.
1.5 cups of Orzo Pasta
1 can of low sodium tomato sauce
2 cups of random vegetables. I used red and yellow peppers, onions and brocoli
A dash of Miss Dash Garlic and Herb spice mix
A tsp or so of hot sauce
In a pot cook pasta according to package and drain when pasta has finished cooking.
In a pan add 1/4 cup of water with the vegetables and steam for 5-7 mins.
In a smaller pot add the tomatoe sauce, miss dash, hot sauce, steamed vegetables and heat.
Serving Size – Place 1 & 1/4 cups of pasta in a bowl and top with 3/4 of tomato vegetable sauce. Enjoy
This soup is a complete winner in my books because it’s a whooping 0 Weight Watchers points. The best part is you can customize the soup to your liking, just make sure you count the points if you are adding something other than veggies. I usually add 3-4 ounces of chicken to the soup for a total of 3-4 Weight Watchers points. You can also pair it with a nice sandwich. As I write this post I am eating it with a nice tuna sandwich, a perfect pairing for such a yummy healthy soup. It takes me 20 minutes from start to finish to make this soup. Completely worth the effort.
3.5 cups of non fat, low (to no sodium) beef broth (one box of broth will work perfectly and you can use other types of broth if you wish)
I love fries but I haven’t touch them since I changed my eating habits (maybe I steal one from the hubby now and then as a treat). Here’s a great alternative to fries: Sweet Potato Fries
If you want to make them slightly healthier, here are the changes I made to the recipe. I used half a Butternut Squash. I used less oil like half a table spoon. I baked them at 425 on one side for 20 mins then flipped them to the other side for another 20 mins. I guesstimate these are around 2-3 ww points. Butternut Squash is 0 points for a cup so I account for the oil and starch coding. I also sprinkled a bit of Miss Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning with a few sprinkles of corse sea salt. Don’t mind the picture I ate a few before I took the snap shot, I just couldn’t resist.
I am a sucker for chips and salsa and if you are too, I have a great guilt free recipe for you to enjoy.
1 Weight Watcher Pita
1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
Mrs. Dash salt-free garlic and herb spice
Salsa around 20 calories per serving.
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
Take one full pita and cut into 8 triangles. Unfold and split the triangles for a full 16 pieces. Next place a tsp of the oil on a plate. I then brushed the chips with the oil on the plate (I used half the oil on the plate). I then sprinkled the pitas with the salt free garlic and herb spice and a light sprinkle of seasoning salt. I then baked the chips for 6 mins at 400 degrees in the oven. I placed 2 tablespoons of salsa in a small dish and dug in. OMG these were amazing. If you are following the old point system it’s 3 WW points for the whole serving. The only issue I had was making sure I had a few pita chips before my husband ate them all.