I’ve never eaten Parsnips before, and I’m sure this is not how you traditionally prepare them, but I like it. They are so cheap here you can almost not afford not to use them. I got a whole lb for only 0.30€.
Don’t you just love pizza? I do. deemed unhealthy it’s actually not as bad as it’s reputation. The italian original pizza Margherita is just a very thin crust with tomato sauce and mozzarella. That won’t ruin your diet, however what a lot of us make out of it will. The thick, soft crust, sometimes stuffed with cheese or sausages, more fattening cheese, fattening toppings such as salami or bacon.
You can still make a fairly healthy meal out of pizza if you leave most of that stuff out
You can do the whole meal in roughly 6 min and serve as main dish or side dish, whatever you prefer.
There are very sophisticated versions of tzadziki out there, this one is not. It’s a very simple version of it but still tastes better and is healthier than the bought ones.
Not really. As you have probably already guessed there is no actual pasta in here. But it looks a bit like that, doesn’t it? And it’s still a great, filling meal.
This great. Nothing special but a quick an easy weeknight dinner. It’s also rather cheap. Serve with baked rosemary potatoes and you get a great dinner without much effort.
Quick and easy lunch or side dish. Tofu is always great because it is much cheaper than beef or pork
I put this into the German, Austrain&Swiss category, because Schnitzel is a pretty austrian dish, even though this has little to do with the original. The idea is simple. Instead using meat you just take slices of celery
I tried a different version of the traditional Mac and cheese here. I used cream cheese instead of butter and low-fat feta instead of cheddar to save some calories. It’s super simple and quick
This is a classic, but it’s so good and cheap. Most of all it’s simple, every idiot can do this and it doesn’t take much time while still tasting somehow “classy”
Not really recipes, more ideas. I like to eat mashed potatoes, it’s quick, cheap and healthy, but it gets a bit boring sometimes so it’s nice to have several variations. Both variations are still cheap and healthy.
If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t really like to eat a lot of meat, like me,beans and lentils are great because they contain a lot of iron, potassium, zinc and protein. They are also a lot cheaper than meat, so I try to include them in my diet as often as I can and prepare them in various ways.
This kinda is an african dish. Obviously they have herbs and spices over there that are rather hard to get here, so I substituted most of them. You can really flavour them according to your own preferences.
I just got back from volunteering in Africa with a lot of great recipes. This one is not very African though, I just made it because I was craving something healthy. Super cheap and super healthy dish
I tried something different here and it worked out quite well. The filling itself also doesn’t have any weight watchers points, which makes it a great low-fat alternative to meat
That’s how I like to do rosemary potatoes. Super simple to make and always turns out well. It’s not only very healthy but also rather cheap. With less than one 1 € , only a couple of cents for the dried rosemary and less than 1 € for the fresh one, it’s a great low-budget meal. Great Weight Watchers dish too, serve with vegetable and you’ll get a tasty low point, meal.
I’ve done this for a party and it was a great success. This recipe gives a huge portion though, so needless to say if you’re only cooking for a small group, make a smaller potion. It makes a very good party dish though because you don’t need to it serve hot, lukewarm or cold will also do, and you can store it in the fridge overnight.
I had this for dinner but as I made very small spring rolls, they would have been great as snack or for some kind of Buffet too. I’m not quite sure how many WW points the dough has, but the filling doesn’t have any at all. For a more WW friendly dip simply replace mascarpone with yoghurt or quark.
I believe Ćevapi is traditional Bulgarian dish, at least it has its origins in the Balkan area, so I will need to make a new category for that. Usually it’s eaten with rice, potatoes or flat bread, but I tried a lighter version here by eating it with salad
I’m not quite sure of weight watchers policy with sweet potatoes, but apart from the potatoes, the dish barley contains any other points. Serve with vegetables of choice and maybe some meat or tofu and you get a great low points dinner
I used a traditional Risotto recipe (just with a bit less fat) for this one and added green peppers, tomatoes and thyme but you can really use whatever kind of vegetable and spice you like, just have fun with it
Originally this was intended to be a dessert, but as it is so filling, it may be better suited as a main dish. I ate some of it again for breakfast the next morning and that was great too.
Gosh, it was so hard to make a good picture of this. As you can see, I didn’t really succeed with that. But while it doesn’t look good this soup is delicious, simple to make filling, full of good proteins and extremely inexpensive. I paid 0,68€ for the lentils, 0,10€ for vegetable stock, roughly 0,80€ for potatoes and 0,80€ for carrots, so that’s a total of 2,38€ (3,04$, 1,97 £) for 6 – 7 servings of soup. Depending on how much vinegar and sugar you decide to add it may end up to be a bit more than that. But even if you decide to add a whole bottle of vinegar (roughly 1,19€) and 1 lb of sugar (roughly 0,89€) it’s still fairly inexpensive. Prices may vary from country to country though.
My grandma likes to add bacon and smoked pork chop to it, but I haven’t seen anyone do that in years and I prefer it without any meat, but if you like you can add some of that
Another great summer dish. Inexpensive and easy to prepare. I categorized it as dinner but it works great as lunch too. You can easily store it overnight and add to your lunchbox the next morning. It’s extremely low on weight watchers points too, with only 2 points for the potatoes itself and none for the marinade.
I’m not sure if it’s actually spanish but at least I got this recipe from an spanish exchange student. It certainley tastes kinda mediterranean and is great for warm summer nights, along with red wine.
My favourite part of this dish are the dinner rolls that go great with a lot of other dishes too
If you’ve ever been to the Canary Islands, you will most likely have tried this dish. Traditionally it’s made from small potatoes that are boiled in sea – water, I like to add some onions and garlic though. The potatoes itself contain only 2 weight watchers points, the vegetable pancakes 2 or more each, depending on how much cheese you decide to add