Banana Protein Pancakes with Protein Yogurt, Bananas & Summer Berries


Stack ’em up! Banana Protein Pancakes with Protein Yogurt, Bananas & Summer Berries ‘cos it’s Saturday & that’s just how I roll! The healthiest pancakes you can ever eat, took me a couple of batches to perfect my recipe but it was worth it, the macs on these are on fleek. I’m off to the gym to train have a great day x 4 Pancakes for 1 serving Macros for 4 cakes are 225cal P30 C17 F5 Smartpoints for 4 pancakes are 3sp (without fruit & yogurt garnish). Recipe makes 8 pancakes. Here’s the skinny:  Continue reading

Cadburys Easter Treats

   
Here’s a quick glance at all your favourite Cadburys treats if you’re planning on indulging in a nice Easter Chocolate treat this weekend. I hear so many people remarking that Chocolate is too high in points now since the change to Smartpoints last January, Chocolate is in truth basically pure sugar when it comes right down to it, you only need to look at the nutritional values to see that & it is not encouraged in large amounts on any healthy eating plan or lifestyle that I know of – weightwatchers or otherwise. Treats should be just what their name implies – occasional treats, something to look forward to, savour and enjoy rather than daily indulgences if you are looking to change to a healthier, happier lifestyle for life. Yes you can still enjoy your treats & incorporate them where you can, after all it’s all about a healthy balance and enjoying the small joys in life and that’s why educating yourself on the best options available when you do decide on a treat is important too, so you can get the best value for your Smartpoints. Instead of focusing on how much Chocolate has increased in Smartpoints consider how much other items have reduced significantly in Smartpoint values like high protein foods which allows you to save more points for your treats and really appreciate and enjoy them when you do plan to indulge. I know I’m looking forward to my Chocolate fix at the weekend and I will savour every last piece! I hope you find the list useful whatever you choose to have and I hope you have a lovely Easter too. I 

Skinny Southern Fried Style Crispy Chicken Goujons


Succulent juicy chicken breast encased in a spicy crispy crunchy crumb just ripe for dunking into your favourite dipping sauce. Heavenly morsels of weekend goodness that deliver that take away feeling without any of the guilt, perfection! Serves 4 hungry people at 6 Smartpoints a serving (4 Smartpoints on the No Count Plan). These are ridiculously easy & quick to make and can be frozen raw to cook another time, how handy is that! Here’s the skinny:  Continue reading

How to make Hot Golden Crispy Chunky Oven Baked Chips with Malt Vinegar, Sea Salt & Cheat’s Garlic Mayo – An Easy Step by Step Guide


Mmmmmm Chips….. Drool! Steaming hot & fresh from the oven sprinkled with salt & a dash of sharp malty vinegar to add to the heavenly combination & a cheat’s easy garlic mayo for dunking, my idea of a heavenly Saturday Night Tea! Who says you can’t enjoy the finer things in life when sticking to a healthy eating plan! These are perfect & so easy on your Smartpoints you could even add a small wholewheat roll to make a chip butty, have them with a healthy fried egg done in sprayoil, splash out & enjoy them with a beautiful fillet steak, or just enjoy them as they are, on their own in all their glory, the options are bountiful. This is the best method I have found to make them. The Smartpoints value will depend on the raw weight of potato & mayo used & size of portion you desire & they are listed below.  Continue reading

Delicious Skinny Banana & Milk Chocolate Baked Oat Muffins


Nothing beats the gorgeous smell of baking through the kitchen of a Saturday morning. Hot & fresh out of the oven Delicious Skinny Banana & Milk Chocolate Baked Oat Muffins. A delicious weekend treat at just 3 propoints a muffin (or 1pp on Filling & Healthy). This makes 6 breakfast muffins (20pp per recipe or 4pp per recipe F&H). I hope you have a Fabulous Saturday!

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Ryvita Crackers

Ah good old Ryvita! Who hasn’t gone on a health kick at one time or another & ran out to buy a packet of reliable Ryvita! I was pleasantly surprised when I pointed them all that they work out exactly the same points regardless of the additional seeds/fruit & grains in the different varieties so happy days it’s 1 for 1pp, 2 for 2pp, 3 for 3pp, 4 for 4pp etc so about 1pp each until you hit 9 but who in heavens is going to eat 9 in one sitting so safe to say a point each! My favourite is the fruit crunch with currants, seeds & oats yummy! Perfect topped with laughing cow light, tomatoes & cucumber & perhaps some ham points permitting. They’re quite large crackers too so really good value for your points. Happy Friday I hope you’re having a great day x   

Delicious Chocolatey Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats

 

I was baking today, well I use the term ‘baking’ loosely as these are hardly any effort to throw together & fun to make if you happen to have smallies in the house. Marshmallow, Malteser & Chocolate what’s not to love! 4pp a piece makes 9 generous slices.   125g Rice Krispie’s 100g Bag Dr Oetker Milk Chocolate Chunks

2 Funsize Bag Maltesers 

60g Mini Marshmallows   Weigh out all the ingredients. Cut the maltesers in half with a sharp knife. Mix together the rice krispie’s, maltesers & 50g of marshmallows (reserve 10g for topping) in a large bowl. Place a pyrex bowl over a saucepan of boiling water ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Place the chocolate chunks in the bowl & gently stir over a medium heat until fully melted. Pour the chocolate into the krispie mixture & stir in very well to coat all the krispie’s, marshmallows & maltesers, you will need to spend a few minutes stirring it all in as there’s not a whole lot of chocolate but it is enough to coat it all sufficiently. Spray a 9 inch x 9 inch ovenproof dish lightly with oil & pour in the mixture. Press it down well with a wooden spoon. Cover with clingfilm & refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set. Cut into 9 evenly sized treats & enjoy!  

Tayto Crisps Propoints List

Well lookie lookie what I have here for you! Only a complete list of propoints for the Nations Favourite Obsession- TAYTO!!! Oh Yeah! If you haven’t indulged in a Tayto Sandwich at least once in your life you haven’t lived. Some of Tayto’s snack options are extremely good value points wise my friends, you can have all of the pleasure & none of the guilt. Behold….    

Simple Super Healthy Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

 
I love dips, they’re just perfect for nibbles whilst you’re thoroughly engrossed in a weekend movie & a must if you’re entertaining company. This one is simple & tasty with a wide variety of choices you can prepare to use for dipping. There’s a beautiful depth of flavour that comes from roasting peppers & a lovely undertone of roasted garlic & shallots will have you going back for more & more of this gorgeous dip but that’s ok because it serves 4 & is a big fat zero pro points per serving & just 2pp for the whole bowl. A healthy & guilt free weekend treat!   
4 Large Red Bell Peppers

1 or 2 Cloves of Garlic

2 Shallots

100g Quark

Salt & Black Pepper 

A Selection of Raw Veggies

Crackers/Naan/Pitta Breads/Tortilla Chips for dipping (you will need to add points for your chosen quantity of these).  

Preheat your oven to 250c. Wash & dry the peppers. Peel the outer skin from the shallots. Leave the garlic cloves in their skin. Line a baking tray with tinfoil & lay the whole peppers, shallots & garlic (in the skins) on top. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until the peppers are starting to char black in places & the skin goes wrinkly. Remove the baking tray from the oven, cover the whole lot with tinfoil & leave to cool. Remove the stalks from the peppers & deseed. Peel the peppers & place in a food processor with the shallots and some of the juice that the peppers have released. Cut the end off the garlic & squeeze the softened garlic out into the food processor. Add the quark & season with salt & pepper. Blitz until smooth & place in a bowl. Chill for a couple of hours before serving. Serve with your choice of raw crudités (carrots, cucumber & peppers are good choices) or Crackers/Naan/Pitta Breads/Tortilla Chips for dipping (you will need to point your chosen quantity of these). This will last 3/4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. It’s very versatile you can use it to serve with chicken or fish as well as a dip. Enjoy! 

Cadburys Chocolate Bars

Mmmmmm Chocolate! 💕🍫 The World would be a much duller joyless place without it, am I right? The odd little nibble of velvety smooth creamy chocolate just lifts the spirits & makes everything seem a bit brighter. Well fear not you can still enjoy a treat while following the Weightwatchers plans & everything in moderation is key. The odd little indulgence is not going to make a major dent in your weight loss plans as long as it isn’t all the time & here I am with a list of all your Cadburys Favourites so you can plan your treat & keep it within your daily & weekly allowance. There are 8 photo grids in total detailing 47 Bars of Chocolate so swipe over to see them all if viewing on a phone. It’s important to note the bar sizes stated here as sometimes bars can differ greatly in size especially from multipacks. I hope you find it useful. 🍫😍👯