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.
The picture above was taken at Posh Improvisational Cuisine in Scottsdale Arizona. My Hubby and I enjoyed this restaurant a great deal on our recent trip to Arizona. When we return to Scottsdale, it will be a must eat at again restaurant. AMAZING!!! If you are ever visiting Scottsdale, please go there. The experience, food and staff are just fantastic.
Let’s take a break from food for a moment. The worst part of watching what you eat is when you eat out. Be it with friends, family or a romantic night out. Perhaps it’s a fancy restaurant or just a small gathering at a coffee shop. When possible, I always check the menu before I head out. I want to make sure there’s a healthier option. If I don’t have time to check I most likely end up having the salad or say screw it and go for the full-on, non-healthy dish. That’s call self-sabotage people and the feeling afterwards is not a happy one. Guess what food lovers? All is not lost and yes we can finally enjoy a night out knowing exactly what we are eating. I stumbled upon a restaurant listing that contains the Weight Watcher points Old and New for the dishes served at a few main steam restaurants (Weight Watcher’s Restaurant Helper). I am hoping this helps provide piece of mind to all those food lovers out there. I mean come on, we can’t eat at home all the time.
Note: save the link to your phone so you will have it on hand for those last minute hook ups with your peeps.
The creator of this recipe is my father in-law. On my very first camping trip with my hubby’s family, my father in law made this dish from the fish he caught in the lake. I am not a fisher so I just buy snapper to recreate it. This is a really simple dish with simple ingredients, which makes it perfect for the lake. The total point value for the foil package is 4 points. If your not using snapper then points may increase. You will have to know what fish is in the lake you are camping at and reference it to the Generic Weight Watcher points list to see the point value. Note one foil packet is one serving. If your fish is larger just accommodate the ingredients.
4oz Snapper Filet (or fish caught from the lake)
1/4 Red Pepper cut into cubes
1/2 Onion cut into cubes
1/4 Pineapple bits (canned or fresh, canned is easier while camping)
1 tsp Ketchup
1 tsp Garlic Minced
1/2 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Chili Sauce (Sriracha)
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp of pineapple juice
MIx Ketchup, Garlic, Sweet Chili Sauce, and Pineapple juice.
Place all ingredients and sauce in a foil packet. It’s best if you place the fish on top of the vegetables.
Cook on an open flame for 15 mins. Until the fish is white and flakey when the packet is opened. You can also cook this dish in the oven for 15 mins.
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.
I love breakfast sausage and here’s a clever way to enjoy it at dinner time. This recipe is easy and quick to make for those busy days. I found this meal is extremely filling mostly because1.2 cups equals 5 weight watcher points.
I have to give props to my Husband on this recipe as he’s the one who came up with it. I told him one day I felt like having a low fat shrimp dish and this is what he created. This dish is so good and really easy to make. Total cooking time is about 30 minutes and for 1 cup it 2 weight watcher points. Add a half a cup of rice and you have a simply delicious 4 point dish that tastes so rich and creamy. I highly recommend trying this dish at least once.
1 tbsp low fat margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
4 cloves minced garlic
2 dried bay leaves
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed low fat cream of chicken soup
1 pound cleaned shrimp
cajun seasoning salt to taste
Worcestershire sauce to taste
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce to taste (I used habanero hot pepper sauce)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (for color)
1/4 cup white wine
Combine margarine, onion, green onion, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves and celery. Cook on medium-high heat until onion caramelizes.
Stir in parsley, tomato paste, soup, shrimp, salt, hot pepper sauce and cayenne. Cook on medium-high for 5 minutes.
Stir in shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes until mixture thickens.
In honor of the Shirataki Yam Noodle I bring you Cheesy Chicken Pasta. I used these noodles in an earlier post for Tuna Noodle Casserole. You can’t go wrong with these noodles, one whole package is 0 weight watcher points so you can have your pasta and eat it too. This recipe is 4 weight watcher points.
3oz of cooked chopped chicken
.5 can of cream soup (cream of chicken, celery, mushroom etc)
.5 soup can of water
1/3 cup of thawed peas
1 Tbls of low fat Mozzarella Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook Chicken in the soup. I usually cook 4 chicken thighs, I take two for my pasta and my hubby takes the other two to make with his pasta.
Once the chicken is cooked measure out 3 ounces and place in a frying pan with half of the soup sauce.
This is one of my top snacks to have in place of chips. They come in many flavours but the Sweet Cinnamon is by far my favorite. If I am camping, traveling or on a small road trip I always bring these along because I always get the munchies when I travel. These are light and only 97 calories for 2 cups. In the world of weight watchers these are only 2 points (old) for 2 cups. A lot better choice then a small bag of chips with a ton of calories and fat. You can eat the entire bag and not feel the least bit guilty.
This is my absolute favorite meal to eat. Egg in a Cup!!! I actually run around the house singing egg in a cup bup bup bup egg in a cup. that is how excited I get when I make this simple dish. This is another dish I modified from the Hungry Girl Cookbooks. I am not a big fan of oil, butter, low fat butter flavour spray so when i am able to avoid this ingredient I do. This entire recipe is 2 weight watcher points (old) so feel free to add a side like a nice bowl of fruit or what ever your heart desires.
3 egg whites
1 strip of low fat turkey bacon cut into pieces (the type I use is 30 calories and 1g of fat for one piece)
1 low fat laughing cow wedge cut into a few pieces
1 chopped green onion stem or any other veggie you might like such as onions mushrooms or peppers.
Put 3 egg whites in a microwave safe mug it has to have some depth to it as the egg whites will grow and can spill over the cup. The christmas mug in the picture above is my dedicated egg in a cup mug it’s the perfect shape and size.
Place mug in a microwave and cook 20 seconds at a time until the egg whites are cooked. Stirring occasionally.
Add the chopped green onion, laughing cow cheese bits, turkey bacon and stir until nicely combined.
Place in microwave for another 15 seconds to set, remove and enjoy.
Note: It’s a good idea to soak the mug in some hot water once your done so the egg is easier to wash off the mug.
The plate used in the picture below is the same picture used in the first picture above. It’s quite a lot food for a low point value.
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.