My hubby and I decided to head down to Whyte Ave (Edmonton, Alberta) to grab a nice cold Sorbetto at Block1912. As we were sitting there on the couch reading the menu they have posted on the wall my hubby noticed a Jalapeno Bacon Mac & Cheese dish. At that moment he turned to me and said you can totally make that dish low fat. So here we have a Low Fat Mac & Cheese recipe. This entire dish is approx. 6 weight watcher points. The image above is my hubby’s dish and the one below is mine. I beefed mine up with green peppers, onions and zucchini. Since this recipe uses one box it serves 2. For a family of 4 just double the recipe. I am not a fan of processed foods however I do love myself a box of KD every now and then and this recipe makes it a little more ohh la la gourmet.
1 Box Kraft Smart KD (image below)
1/3 cup of 1% or Non Fat Milk
1 table spoon of Low Fat Margarine
4 strips of Presidents Choice Turkey Bacon
Optional ( 3 tbs onions, 3 tbs of Green Peppers, 1/4 cup zucchini)
Cook Mac & Cheese according to package but cut down on the Margine. If you need more liquid add a bit more MIlk.
Heat Turkey Bacon in a pan. Once heated cut in to small pieces.
Cut up Jalapeno’s.
Add Jalapenos and Turkey Bacon to Mac & Cheese. Serve and Enjoy
Cook Green Peppers and Onions in a small pan with water until slightly soft.
Add in Zucchini to heat.
Toss in your individual bowl of Mac & Cheese or add to the entire pot if the hubby wants extra vegetables too. Serve and Enjoy.
The Pasta in this Mac and Cheese is made with Cauliflower so it’s slightly healthier.
Fresh vegetables and shrimp married together with a wonder Red Thai Curry sauce. That’s what you will get from this amazing dish. As with many of my dishes on here this one too is simple and super quick to make, about 30 mins in total from start to plate. 1.5 cups equals 4 weight watcher points. I added half a cup of rice for a 6 point meal in total. This recipe serves 4 people and will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Pound of Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
2 Medium Zucchini cut in thin 2 inch long sticks
2 Red Bell Peppers cut into thin strips
3 Green Onions Sliced
1/8 tsp of Ground Ginger
2 Garlic Cloves Minced
1 tsp Thai Red Curry Paste
1/2 cup of Light Coconut Milk
1 tbls of Asian Fish Sauce
1 tbls of Packed Brown Sugar
Prepare vegetables (Green Onions, Peppers and Zucchini) and place in a large bowl.
Mix the coconut milk, curry paste, brown sugar, fish sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a wok on medium heat. The pan is ready when a drop of water sizzles when it hits the pan.
Add shrimp and cook for 3 mins until the shrimp turns pink.
Remove shrimp and set aside in a large bowl you will be adding the vegetables to this bowl later.
Add remaining 1tsp of oil and heat on medium heat. Do the water test above, if it sizzles it’s ready.
Toss the vegetables in the pan and cook for about 2 mins. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 30 seconds.
Remove the vegetables from the pan and add then to the shrimp bowl.
Add the sauce in the pan and cook for about 3 mins. Once the liquid is simmering add the vegetables and shrimp. Toss for about a minute and serve.
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.
OK who doesn’t like pizza? I have searched and searched for a great low fat pizza recipe ever since I started my weight loss journey 4 years ago. I was in the super market in the bread aisle. I happened to look down and noticed this package that said pizza crust. I was intrigued so I pulled out my WW calculator to see what the points value was. I could not believe my eyes 3 WW points for a quarter of this huge pita pizza crust thing. I thought to myself why not, lets try it out for supper and see what happens. HOLY COW this is an amazing substitute for any pizza lover and it only takes 10 mins to cook (minus the time it takes to cook the chicken). The recipe and ingredients are below.
Step One: Buy this crust at superstore
Step Two: Cream 4 low fat Laughing Cow Cheese wedges with half a can of Tomato Paste. The one in the picture is Herbs and Garlic Tomato Paste.
Step Three: Add zucchini and mushrooms
Step Four: Add red pepper and purple onions
Step Five: Add 8 ounces of cooked chicken thighs and cook in oven at 425 degrees for 10 mins. I cooked these in the oven with a little bit of BBQ sauce.
Step Six: Take out of the oven and dig in. I will not lie, I had my one full quarter and enjoyed it so much I shared a quarter with my hubby. I could resist it’s that good. So good I danced around my kitchen in full enjoyment that I created a low fat substitute for Pizza.