This recipe is so simple, I was almost embarrassed to share it. I’m not gonna lie, I hate the mall but I love me some mall food. I spotted a woman eating chicken teriyaki in the mall food court a month ago and gave her the stank eye because I wanted it so bad but knew it wouldn’t be worth jeopardizing my Weight Watchers plan. Instead, I decided to make a low-fat version at home.
This is one of my favorite things to make when the weather is warm because it’s easy, light, and yet extremely filling. I usually make it for one and eat it as a main meal but this is a great party food or side dish. If you’re making this for a large group, just double or triple the recipe.
I’m always thinking of ways to recreate recipes at home to save money and in many cases, calories. For a while there, the pineapple kale smoothie was my thing from Robeks, so I recreated it then I fell off the green smoothie bandwagon. This time around it’s the Naturally Coffee smoothie. It’s a delicious creamy blend of coffee beans, nonfat yogurt, and milk.
If you’ve ever watched Parks & Recreation you will know how much Ron Swanson loves breakfast food. When it comes to the first meal of the day, I’m right there with Ron. I am a huge fan of dining out for breakfast, but it’s often greasy and unhealthy. Plus, unless it’s something really over the top, I’m always pretty cheap about it – I can make eggs at home.
I’ve mentioned it before, my absolute favorite way to entertain friends and family is over breakfast and brunch. When we were in high school, my friend Ashley would spend the night and my mom would prepare a huge Middle Eastern spread for the us in the morning complete with mint tea, pita, labneh, hummus, olives, eggs, and what I liked to call “dessert.
Boy do I love a creamy pasta sauce. It’s so delicious but ridiculously fattening that even on my “relaxed” eating days, it’s still not worth the extra calories. So what’s a girl to do? You make it Weight Watchers friendly without taking too much away from the flavor.
I took a couple of recipes and modified them to make my own chicken tortilla soup. I’m trying to perfect a creamier version but this one is just as delicious. A blend of delicious ingredients with just a slight kick to it, I’ve had this soup both as a main course for lunch and side for dinner.
Every now and then I get a severe craving for crepes or french toast. I found a recipe in the Weight Watchers cook book for guilt-free french toast and I modified it a bit to suit my tastes. This has a fraction of the calories and fat that a regular french toast breakfast would have yet it’s just as delicious. It’s essentially a banana sandwich.
I absolutely love coffee spiked anything, remember this Nescafe cake? There’s a hint of espresso in these shots but don’t worry, if you’re not a coffee drinker it’s subtle enough for you to enjoy as well.
In an effort to moderate my dessert intake, I wanted to make something that reminded me of pie without the delicious fattening ingredients. I got a few ideas from my friend Shanie, a Weight Watchers recipe, and endless results on Pinterest but decided to just make my own version because I couldn’t quite find exactly what I was looking for.