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Fennel Parsnips in coconut milk with quinoa

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€.

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January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making Pizza More Healthy

pizza with tomatoes and onionsDon’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

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Zucchini fritters with 2 min Tzadziki

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.

October 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tuna Burger Patties


The idea is quite simple instead of using high fat and often low quality ground beef you use tuna. You can make actual burgers out of them or just have them with veggies and potatoes as I did.

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Zero Point Pasta Napoli

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.

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Quick&Simple One Pot Chicken in Carrot – Worcestersauce

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.

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Honey – Chilli Tofu with Sesame

Quick and easy lunch or side dish. Tofu is always great because it is much cheaper than beef or pork

September 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Celery Schnitzel

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

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mac ‘n’ Feta

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

September 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Carrot Potato Soup

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”

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Celery Mash and Parsley Mash


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.

August 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bean Pancakes

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.

August 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Carrot – Ginger Noodles with Pea Pesto

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

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bean Taco Filling

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

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rosemary Potatoes


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.

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Aubergine – Tomato Pasta

I had this for diner last night and I thought it was great. If you want to safe weight watchers points leave out cheese and substitute dried tomatoes with more cherry tomatoes.

July 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pasta Primavera


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.

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lentil Balls

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Strawberry – Chilli Spring Rolls with Lemon Mascarpone dip

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.

June 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ćevapi on greek Salad

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

June 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beetroot Risotto

Just another version of the basic risotto recipe. Has a nice color and tastes a bit sweeter.

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Honey – Mustard mashed Sweet Potatoes


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

May 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Risotto

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

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coconut – Couscous with Mango

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.

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lentil Soup

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

May 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lemon Potatoes

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.

May 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apricot Meatballs with Mediterranean Dinner Rolls and Salsa

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

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Papas Arrugadas with Vegetable Pancakes

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

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Avocado – Arugula Pesto


Very simple and low-calorie recipe. If you leave out the feta cheese the pesto itself does not have any weight watchers points and if you combine it with whole grain pasta you’ll have a great 3 points meal that takes less than 10 min

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

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