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 

Guiltless Smokey Steak Burger with a Velvety Soft Fried Egg & Peppery Rocket on a Wholemeal Burger Bun

The stuff Saturday Night dinner dreams are made of. Indulge in a gorgeous juicy burger made with healthy lean steak mince & a silky egg full of protein with some healthy wholemeal carbs to encase it all in, just superb.10 Smartpoints for this glorious burger how good is that! (5sp on No Count) I hope you’re having a Fabulous Saturday Night  Continue reading

Beautiful Silky Egg on a Bed of Wilted Spinach & Decadent Parma Ham in a Lightly Toasted Muffin

  
A perfect Sunday Brunch. Beautiful Silky Egg on a Bed of Wilted Spinach & Decadent Parma Ham in a Lightly Toasted Muffin 6 propoints. I hope you’re having a Wonderful Sunday x 💕👌👯

Delicious Fluffy Scrambled Egg with Bacon and Spring Onion on Wholemeal Toast

  
Good Morning! Breakfast this morning was Delicious Fluffy Scrambled Egg with Bacon and Spring Onion on Wholemeal Toast. 5pp or free on F&H. I hope you have a great day x 
1 Egg

1 Egg White 

1 or 2 Lean Bacon Medallions Diced

2 or 3 Spring Onions Chopped

A Dash of Skimmed Milk

Salt & Black Pepper 

Fresh Parsley to Garnish

1 Slice Brennans Be Good Wholemeal Bread
Lightly spray a saucepan with spray oil. Add the bacon and cook for a couple of minutes then add the spring onion and cook until softened. Whisk the egg and egg white in a bowl with a dash of milk seasoned with salt and pepper. Pour it into the saucepan over a low heat and gently fold the egg with a wooden spoon until they are cooked through. Toast the bread and serve the scrambled egg on top with a garnish of parsley if desired and enjoy!

Silky Smooth Baked Tomato Egg Cup with Grilled Bacon and Toasted Wheat Muffin Soldiers

  
I’m off work for the midterm hurray! So expect lots of lovely recipe ideas coming your way. Breakfast this morning was a silky smooth baked tomato egg cup with grilled bacon and toasted wheat muffin soldiers delicious! This little lot was only 6 pro points. I hope you’re having a fabulous Friday.   
One large tomato

One medium egg

Two bacon medallions

One wheat toasting muffin

Salt and pepper

Fresh chives  

Preheat your oven to 180c. Cut the top off the tomato and scoop out all the inside flesh and seeds. Place on a small baking tray you may need to cut a small bit off the bottom to make it stand upright. Carefully crack an egg into the tomato and season with salt and black pepper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes depending on how soft you like your egg keep an eye on it to make sure it’s cooked to your liking. Grill your bacon medallions on each side for 4 to 5 minutes and toast the muffin. Cut the muffin into soldiers and serve with the tomato garnished with some chopped fresh chives and bacon enjoy!  

Savoury Spinach & Mushroom Egg Roll with Melting Swiss Cheese

  
This is kind of a cross between an Omelette & a Pancake type Breakfast dish. A Lovely Soft Golden Eggy Blanket encasing Warm Spinach & Nutmeg Filling with Sautéed Mushrooms & Sweet Shallots accompanied by Gorgeous Nutty Melty Swiss Cheese – Delicious! This makes a very large serving at 6 propoints or 2 propoints on the Filling & Healthy plan.   For the Egg Roll:

2 Eggs

A Tiny Dash of Skimmed Milk

1/4 Tsp Dried Parsley

Salt & Black Pepper   For the Filling

2 Shallots Finely Diced 

4 or 5 Chestnut Mushrooms 

A Large Handful Fresh Spinach

Fresh Nutmeg 

Salt & Black Pepper 

1 Slice Swiss Cheese

 Peel & slice the mushrooms. Lightly fry the shallots in sprayoil for a few minutes until softened. Add the mushrooms & continue to fry until the mushrooms are browning & soft. Rinse the spinach under cold water & shake off any excess water. Add the spinach to the mushroom & shallots & continue to fry over a low heat until the spinach is wilted. Season the filling with salt, black pepper & a small grating of fresh nutmeg. Meanwhile crack your eggs into a bowl & add the dash of skimmed milk, salt, pepper and the dried parsley. Beat the egg mixture well & pour onto a preheated pan that you have sprayed with oil. Cook the egg for a few minutes until brown & cooked through. Place the pan under a hot grill for a minute to cook the top, remove from the grill & place the cheese slice in the centre of the egg & put under the hot grill again for a further few seconds to a minute until the cheese begins to melt. Remove the egg roll from the pan onto a plate with a spatula & place the spinach & mushroom filling in the centre, roll up the egg roll, cut in half & Enjoy!   

Gorgeous Sweet Potato Cakes with Spinach, Fresh Nutmeg & a Silky Fried Egg

  

Brunch time is King at the weekends, nice lazy starts so by the time you eat it’s halfway between Breakfast & Lunch. Plenty of time available to lounge leisurely over eating it with a hot cuppa & a Sunday paper. I was going to have Normal Potato Cakes with Bacon & Spinach but alas I had neither ordinary potatoes or bacon medallions when I went to look so came up with this instead. So tasty and filling at 6pp or free on F&H. I’ll see you all at Lupper!  
150g Sweet Potato Peeled & Cubed 

1/2 White Onion Finely Diced 

Large Handful of Fresh Spinach 

1 Egg

1/4 Fresh Nutmeg Grated

Salt & Black Pepper 

Boil the sweet potatoes for approximately 10 to 12 minutes until soft. Meanwhile gently fry the onion in sprayoil for a few minutes until soft. Chop & add the spinach for a few minutes more until wilted. Drain the sweet potato well & place in a bowl with the spinach and onion mixture. Season well with the nutmeg, salt & pepper & divide into two forming medium patties. Fry in a hot pan sprayed well with sprayoil (a non stick pan helps) for approximately 5 minutes each side until golden brown. If I’m nervous of flipping something in case it collapses I always use the plate method: grab a plate that will fit in your pan & over the food, gently place it on top of the cakes holding it steady while you flip the pan so that the cakes are on the plate then gently slide them back in the pan to cook the other side, simples! Fry your egg in the usual way & serve it on top of the 2 cakes. Enjoy!   

Cheesy Red Pepper & Basil Breakfast Egg Muffins

  
Late Breakfast today due to a poor little teething Missy needing her Mamma, poor little mite is asleep now & I get to eat! Thought I’d try these Egg Muffins, you can put basically anything you want or have lying around into these just point whatever you add, mine are 2pps a muffin & here’s how I did mine: 

3 whole eggs

3 egg whites

dash of skimmed milk

salt & pepper

1/2 diced red pepper

1/2 diced onion 

basil leaves

40g reduced fat Cheddar grated  Beat the Eggs & milk in a large bowl. Mix all the ingredients except the cheese into the beaten eggs & Ladel them in to a muffin tray lined with 6 muffin cases & top with 40g reduced fat cheddar. Bake for 30mins in a preheated 180c oven. Enjoy hot! These were yum I have to say! I hope you enjoy!  

Breakfast Pizza

  

 Forgive me for the lateness of Today’s Breakfast post but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth the wait. Mealtimes aren’t guaranteed when you have Smallies in the House! Breakfast Pizza! Oh yeah… I went there! All your Breakfast Assortments in Pizza form, how good is that! Only 8pp or a mere 2pp on F&H! This serves 1 cos I ain’t sharing!  

   
1 WW Wrap

1 Reduced Fat Sausage 

2 Bacon Medallions

30g Light Mozarella 

2 Mushrooms 

3/4 Cherry Tomatoes 

1/2 Shallot

1 Egg

Passatta 

1 Tbsp Tomato Purée 

1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano 

Salt & Pepper 

Fresh Piccolo Basil  

I fried my wrap in the pan with sprayoil first so it wouldn’t be too soft, a minute each side. Mix the Passatta, Tomato Purée & Oregano together & Season with Salt and pepper. Spread over the wrap leaving a small border around the edge. Meanwhile fry your Bacon & Sausage in Sprayoil & cut into small bitesized pieces. Lay on the pizza with the chopped Mushrooms, Shallots & Cherry Tomatoes leaving a free space in the centre for the Egg. Tear over the Mozzarella & Basil Leaves & carefully break the Egg into the centre. Season with Salt and pepper & place in a preheated oven at 180c for approximately 15 to 20 minutes until it’s fully cooked & Enjoy!   

Beautiful Roast Potato, Red Onion & Bacon Hash with Glorious Fried Egg

 I look forward to Sunday Brunch because I usually have time to organise some kind of cooked Breakfast & this one certainly didn’t dissapoint! 6pp in total & free on F&H how good is that!

150g Potato Cubed

1/2 Red Onion Finely Diced

2 Bacon Medallions

1 Egg

Fresh Thyme

Salt & Black Pepper  Spray a baking tray well with sprayoil & lay the cubed potatoes & onion in an even layer spreading them out well. Spray woth oil & sprinkle with the thyme leaves & black pepper. Place in a preheated oven at 200c until cooked & browning at the edges 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile cook the bacon & chop into small pieces. Fry the egg to your liking. Mix the bacon through with the potatoes & onion & serve with the egg on top, season with salt and pepper and Enjoy! I hope you have an amazing Sunday