One more delicious and simple low fat shrimp recipe. I love cooking with shrimp. Just 1/2 cup is 2 weight watcher points and it’s such a versatile ingredient. Here’s a nice sweet and spicy dish that took about 20 mins to prepare. Each 1/2 serving with a bit of sauce is 3 weight watcher points (old). Serve this is 1/2 cup of rice and you have a nice rounded 5 point meal the family will enjoy. Please note this only made 3 servings, please adjust the amount of ingredients to make enough for your family.
4 Tbls water
2 Tbls ketchup
1 Tbls soy sauce
2 Tsp cornstarch
1 Tsp honey
1/2 Tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 Tsp ground ginger
1 Tbls vegetable oil
1/4 cup sliced green onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
12oz shrimp, deveined and tails removed
In a small bowl, stir together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper, and ground ginger. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Stir in green onions and garlic; cook 30 seconds.
Stir in shrimp toss in the oil until cooked.
Stir in sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened.
I love shrimp and here’s just one more amazing shrimp recipe that super easy to make on those busy days. This one marries the flavours of Cilantro, Garlic with a generous squeeze of lime. 6oz (about 1 cup) of shrimp equals 4 weight watcher points. Add 1/2 cup of rice for an well rounded 6 point dinner.
2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 lb Shrimp, without the shell and deviened
6 garlic cloves minced
1/3 cup fresh Cilantro chopped
Salt and Pepper
2-3 cups of cooked Rice
In a large bowl toss raw shrimp with pepper and a pinch of salt to season. Set aside.
Add oil to a large non-stick pan and heat to medium-high.
Once the oil has reach medium heat add shrimp cook on one side for about 2 mins.
Turn shrimp over and add garlic and toss.
Sauté another minute or two until shrimp is cooked, DO NOT overcook.
Remove from heat and squeeze lime all over shrimp, then toss with cilantro.
Here’s another super fast dish. I love butternut squash and I happened to have one sitting on the counter so I looked through a few recipes and modified one to make it a bit healthier. Butternut Squash and Chicken Stew, for 1 and 1/4 cup of stew with a 1/4 cup of rice it’s about 6 weight watcher points. It was a big hit with my hubby and he’s not a huge fan of squash. If your looking for something different i suggest this dish.
1lb of Chicken Thighs cut in to strips
A pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp of Pepper
1 tsp of Olive Oil
1 Onion sliced
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp of Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
14 oz can of Low Sodium Vegetable broth
12 oz of steamed mashed Butternut Squash
1 cup of frozen Corn
Season Chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a pot and add the chicken
Cook for about 6 mins, stirring occasionally to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
Add the onion, garlic, cumin, cinnamon and cook for about 1 more minute,
Add broth, squash and corn to the pot and heat through, about another 5 mins.
What is Congee you ask? It’s the process of boiling rice in a lot of water until it’s soft. This was a dish my husband introduced me to when we were first dating. It’s one of my favorite dishes to make for dinner. It’s easy to make, super yummy and only 5 Weight Watchers points. This is also a great dish if your feeling under the weather as it’s easy on your digestion system.
1 cup of Rice
6 cups of water
Green Onions chopped
1 tsp Fried Onions
1 tsp of Low Sodium soy sauce
Optional 3 ounces of chicken
Add rice and water in a pot and boil for 20 mins, until the rice barely holds a shape but is not starchy. Should have a porridge consistency. This will make a lot of congee should feed a family of four. The next few steps are what I do for my one serving.
Today was a crazy day, I woke up to the craving of meatballs. I haven’t had a meatball in quite sometime. I thought to myself how can I make a healthy meatball to satisfy this darn craving? Well instead of using beef, I used lean ground chicken instead (half a pound), a half a cup of fine bread crumbs, one large egg white. For the spices I added half a tablespoon of minced garlic, a pinch of ground pepper, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. I used a tablespoon to scoop up the meat and form the balls and cooked them for 20 mins at 360 in the oven. I was able to make about 9 meatballs for 1 point each. Serve with you choice of pasta, rice, or couscous. Make a nice low fat sauce from low sodium tomato sauce, or low fat cream soup and enjoy. Just make sure to account for the points on the startch you choose to pair the meatballs with.
Please see my Tips and Secrets page for a listing of Generic Weight Watcher Points for the point value of the starches.