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
These beautiful pancakes are made using oats for an alternative to the usual flour based recipes. I added a touch of chocolate flavour that compliments the banana really well. Continue reading
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!
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!
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. 🍫😍👯
I just adore pancakes, they are one of my favourite things in the world to eat. These light Crepes are lovely for Breakfast or make a delicious dessert. This recipe makes 4 Crepes in total and serves 2 people at 4 Smartpoints (3 Smartpoints on No Count) for 2 Crepes each (4pp for 2 Crepes per person or 3pp on F&H). Add Smartpoints for your toppings & extras as desired:
STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRY & CHOCOLATE VERSION
12g Whipped Cream 1 Smartpoint
10g Chocshot Chocolate Sauce 1 Smartpoint
Fresh Strawberries & Raspberries 0 Smartpoints
12g Whipped Cream 1 Smartpoint
Banana 0 Smartpoints
15g St. Dalfour Organic Caramel Sauce 3 Smartpoints
FOR THE CREPES:
12g Whipped Cream 1 Smartpoing
50g Self Raising Flour
100ml Skimmed Milk
A Pinch of Baking Powder (optional)
A Tiny Pinch of Salt Sift the Flour, Baking Powder & Salt into a bowl & make a well in the centre. Add the Egg & gradually add the Milk whisking as you go. Whisk until there are no lumps. Preheat your pan on a medium high heat & spray with spray oil. Fry each pancake individually for a few mins each side until golden brown. Roll pancakes up & decorate with toppings of your choice (Smartpoints above) & Enjoy!
Have I got a treat for you this morning! Make this for breakfast & the first thing you will do when you flutter your eyes open in the morning is think Hurray! It’s time for breakfast! Filled to the brim with fresh juicy raspberries & absolutely choc a block with milk chocolate chunks this is Beautiful any time of day, I would eat this as a treat safe in the knowledge that it’s a healthy, low fat skinny jeans recipe! Life is for indulging in guilty pleasures & I love the kind that don’t get you in trouble with your waistband. Your kitchen is going to smell divine with the scent of vanilla, raspberry & chocolate when you pop this one in the oven. Makes 6 generous servings at just 7 Smartpoints or 4 Smartpoints on No Count (4pp each or just 2pp if following the filling & healthy plan.)
100g Porridge quick oats
150g fresh or frozen raspberries
80g Dr Otker Milk Chocolate Chunks
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Sweet Freedom Syrup
Pinch of salt
3 tbsps Sweetener
250mls Skimmed Milk
1 Large Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract I froze both the raspberries & chocolate chunks overnight in seperate food bags so they would withstand being in the oven a bit longer. Preheat your fan oven to 180c & spray an 8×8 ovenproof dish with sprayoil. Mix the oats, baking powder, salt & sweetener in a bowl & fold in most of the raspberries & chocolate chunks (reserve a few for the top) In a seperate bowl whisk the milk, egg & vanilla extract. Sprinkle the oat mix into the ovenproof dish in an even layer & drizzle the sweetfreedom syrup over. Pour the egg mix evenly on top covering the oat mix & sprinkle with your remaining raspberries & chocolate. Bake for 45 minutes & enjoy!
I may or may not have just eaten this instead of a proper Dinner, totally disgraceful, I ought to be ashamed of myself but it’s so healthy & low in points I’m not even sorry! Sorry not sorry! The entire dessert pizza comes in at 8pp or just 4pp on F&H if you can even believe it. It serves 2 happy campers so 4pp per person or 2pp on F&H happy days! This one is ultra delicious for sure. You can follow the recipe if you’re inclined to eat pizza for breakfast, dinner & dessert like me! 1 Weightwatchers Tortilla Wrap
50g Lightest Philadelphia Cream Cheese
50g 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
1 tsp Sweetener
2 drops of Vanilla extract
15g of Chocolate Spread
A Couple of Fresh Strawberries, Raspberries & Mango cubed
15g Mini Marshmallows Fry the wrap in a pan sprayed with sprayoil over a medium heat for a couple of minutes each side until browning, this crisps up the wrap to hold the toppings without being too soft. Allow to cool completely. Meanwhile mix the cream cheese, yogurt, sweetener, chocolate spread & vanilla well in a bowl & refrigerate for a while to cool. Spread the Cheesecake Chocolate mix generously over the wrap base & top with the fruit & marshmallows. Slice & enjoy!
Get your mouth around that one! 5pp on both plans for this Whopper of a Dessert! Made for sharing if you split it (excuse the pun!) at 2.5pp I’d round the points up to 3pp. Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy! 4 Well Ripe Bananas (the riper the sweeter)
1 Heaped Tsp Chocolate Spread
10g Chocolate Chips
10g Glacé Cherries
20g Light Aerosol Cream
1 Tsp Choc Shot Slice 3 of the bananas into evenly sized pieces & freeze ina tupperware tub overnight. Place the frozen banana slices into your food processor (you’ll need to do this in 3 batches or it will be too overcrowded in the food processor to work) pulse the bananas, at first they will go crumbley, then kinda gooey, scrape down the sides of the food processor a few times at this stage, keep going it takes longer than you think, you can keep the processer on instead of pulsing at this stage & eventually (you need to be patient it takes a good few minutes) the bananas will miraculously turn into creamy soft serve icecream consistency. Add flavourings here: keep 1 plain, add 2 fresh strawberries to the next batch & a heaped tsp chocolate spread to the last batch. Keep blending each for a few more minutes to aerate the icecream. Scoop into small tupperware tubs & refreeze for a few hours until it solidifies more. You could eat it at this point but it’s quite soft icecream. When ready scoop each of the icecream flavours onto your dish & garnish with another split banana, strawberries, chocolate chips, 1 tsp of choc shot, the cream & cherries & enjoy the well deserved fruits of your labour! Enjoy
A lovely Ice Cold Treat!
180mls Skimmed Milk
2 Tsps Choc Shot
3/4 Ice Cubes
12g Light Whipped Cream
Place everything except the cream in your Smoothie Maker, Nutribullet or Blender & Blitz well. Serve in a long glass with 12g Whipped Cream to top Enjoy! 4pp or 2pp on F&H. You could add a few oats for a more substantial breakfast smoothie just point the extras!