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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€.

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween is coming up and all of us are probably going to interact with pumpkins one way or the other. When you prepare food that includes pumpkin don’t waste the seeds. They’re so easy to process and make a great snack

October 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Low Budget Homemade Granola Bars

The dried fruits and nuts in homemade granola bars can often make them rather expensive and bought ones are full of sugar and chemicals. So I tried to come up with a healthy alternative.

October 1, 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

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

All natural & Vegan apple pie cookies

Granted, they are not as good as real apple pie, but considering how much of the unhealthy stuff you leave out, they’re a worthy alternative. Almost no fat or added sugar.

September 9, 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

Bean Dip

If you like hot dishes this is amazing. No fat, no sugar just veggies. I guess this wouldn’t really be a zero points dish because canned veggies do have some points, but I honestly don’t see why. Of course you have to be carefull with canned food, but the cans I got contained beans/peppers and salt only. I don’t see whats wrong with that. They are a great alternative if you don’t have a lot of time. I’m also a big fan canned, peeled tomatoes for i.e. tomato soups. It’s just so much faster and I suck at peeling them.

August 23, 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

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

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

Nordic Berry Muffins

Those are definitely a bit more “edgy” than the average muffin, so give it a try. They are less sweet but the cloves give them a very unique taste and I love it. On top of that they are also vegan and more healthy than the average muffin.
This probably isn’t a Scandinavian recipe, but I thought it tastes kinda nordic, so I put it into that category

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Alaska Backpack Bread

The upsides of this bread are that it can be stored fairly long and is very nutritious. It’s a bit sweet but not so sweet that it would be weird to eat cheese of meat on it.And of course that it’s delicious and very fluffy

July 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Ice Cream Caipirinha

This is such a great and easy to make summer drink. I’m not sure if this is a traditional brazilian recipe but at least my friend Lisa who spend a year abroad in Brazil, back in grade 11, said her host parents often did this

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lentil Balls

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Strawberry – Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberries were on sale this week, so I bought 3 lb of them. I also made delicious Strawberry – Chilli Spring Rolls out of them. The recipe will follow tomorrow.
This is a fairly thin smoothie but still pretty good. With 0 Weight Watchers points it’s also very healthy and contains not too many calories.

June 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mixing your own Muesli – Summer Muesli and Protein Muesli

I just recently ran over some websites that offer you to mix your own muesli online and they’ll send it to you in less than a week. I certainly liked the idea. Afterall I often bought muesli that I thought was perfect, if only it didn’t contain raisins, bananas or whatever.
So I went online and created my own Muesli at http://www.mymuesli.com but didn’t order because it costs 11,60€ per lb. That’s insane and I thought I can do this way better and way cheaper at home.

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coconut Treats

Those are just delicious. Full of sugar but still delicious.
unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of mine but I found one on the internet that looked exactly like mine, although they used quite a different (and more healthy recipe)

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apple Fritters

I just finished my first week working at Burger King and I absolutely hate it. Can’t wait until summer is over. The amounts of waste only this one store produces is insane. And the food is flabby and gross. I believe I’ll never feel the urge to eat fast food again.
So anyways I decided I should make a couple of “healthy fast food recipes” starting with this one. It’s not really fast to prepare but tastes like (good) fast foo while still being quite healthy.

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Green Mango Smoothie


I love this, it’s refreshing and low on calories, while it still tastes amazing. It certainly has a freakish color too.

May 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Banana Casserole

I’m not sure if Casserole is the right term here. I came up with this when I had already spend most of my WW points on potato tortilla dinner but still desperately wanted dessert.
I know mixing potatoes and bananas seems a bit weird at first, my family thought so too, but they all liked it in the end.

May 31, 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

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Smoothies are good for really everything. Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert or just in between they’re always great. This recipe is nothing special just a basic berry smoothie, as I always do them.
It’s quite heavy for a smoothie so definitely more suitable as full breakfast or lunch.
For Weight Watchers, my Smoothies had 3 points (1 for yoghurt, 1 for milk and 1 for beetroot juice) and I made 2 servings out of it. If you want to add oatmeal and raisins you will be roughly at 6 points

May 27, 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

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