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.
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.