Get a taste of old-world style in these delicious Polish Chicken Meatball Patties. So tender and juicy, they are wonderfully seasoned and are sure to make any Polish mother proud. Made from lean ground chicken breast, they are a lot lighter than their traditional counterparts. Each 4 patty serving will cost you just 5 Points +, which is pretty great. I like to serve them with some warm, whole wheat pita bread, but they also work really well over steamed brown rice too. Enjoy!
This deliciously healthy and low calorie Stuffed Cabbage Saute is a variation of traditional stuffed cabbage rolls, which is a popular Polish recipe. However, making stuffed cabbage rolls can be a pesky and time consuming task, but my simpler sauté version in all prepared in one pot making it an easy Weight Watchers recipe that anyone can successfully prepare. It’s low in fat, high in fiber and protein, and has that wonderful sweet and sour taste that I’ve always adored in stuffed cabbage rolls. And at just 4 Points + per serving, it’s a great way to fill up while still staying within your Weight Watchers Points budget. This easy and flavorful dish was a huge hit at my house and something I’ll be making again and again. Enjoy!
Recently, I was fortunate enough to have some family from Israel staying with us for a few weeks over the holidays, and I got to spend a lot of time watching them work magic in the kitchen. My mother-in-law can cook with eggplants like nobody’s business, and I was determined to master her delicious baba ganoush recipe. In case you’ve never heard of baba ganoush, it’s a middle eastern eggplant dip that is one of the most amazing foods I’ve ever had. The base is roasted eggplants, which add a wonderfully smoky flavor, and then it’s blended with tahini paste, mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic. Traditionally, it’s loaded with mayonnaise and tahini paste which can make it not so Weight Watchers friendly. However, a few tweaks to my mother-in-law’s version, and I created a flipping’ fantastic low calorie baba ganoush for just 1 Points + for a 1/4 cup serving! Use it as a dip for veggies or pita chips, spread it on a sandwich or wrap, or just eat it straight up with a spoon. And it even gets a better flavor sitting in the fridge for a few days. Any way you choose to eat it, I hope you fall in love with this light baba ganoush recipe as much as I have.
With my recent supply of beets that I received in my Farm Fresh to You package, I decided to attempt one of my husband’s favorite soups…borscht. I had never had it before, so I did some research and found a few traditional borscht recipes that looked pretty good. I made a few changes enhancements to the recipes and I was really quite surprised at how good cold, pink soup could be. It was very creamy and flavorful, and actually very, very healthy. With temperature still being quite hot here in Southern California, this cold soup was a delight to eat on a hot summer’s night. My husband, who grew up eating borscht on a regular basis even said my Summer Borscht Recipe would make his grandma envious! The combination of sweet and tangy flavors in this creamy soup work perfectly. It’s a great way to fill up without using many Weight Watchers Points. Plus, it’s pink soup…and it just looks really cool. Enjoy!
This Hanukkah, instead of preparing the usual greasy and oily latkes, try this Potato and Zucchini Latke Recipe! You get 3 latkes with a side of tzatziki sauce for just 5 Points +. They are made with potato and zucchini which helps lighten them up and get the Points + value lower. But the best thing though, is that these latkes are SO incredibly delicious! And I truly think they are even better than traditional, all potato latkes. The flavors are delicious and the fact that they aren’t soaked in oil makes them light and crisp. Served with a side of fresh homemade tzatziki sauce, these are a MUST make for Hanukkah. Even if you don’t spin the dreidel, serve these Potato and Zucchini Latkes up anytime and treat the family to a healthy and delicious side dish!
The perfect, quick weeknight dinner recipe, this delicious Sweet and Sour Beef Cabbage Soup is not only super easy to prepare in a pinch, you get a whole 2 cup serving for just 5 Points +! And it’s nice to enjoy such a satisfying dish without using up so many Weight Watchers Points, so that means there’s room for dessert :). Bulked up with veggies, trimmed down with extra lean beef, and drowning in a tangy, sweet & sour broth, this soup is oh so flavorful and very filling. With the winter weather really kicking in, this hot and hearty soup is a great low calorie meal idea!
Stuffed Cabbage is a classic Jewish recipe that makes a great addition to your Hanukkah dinner! Most beef stuffed cabbage recipes can be pretty fattening and caloric, but this slimmed down version is sure to make you jump for joy. Each 2 roll serving has just 6 Weight Watchers Points, and the taste is so amazing, no one will even know that it’s a Weight Watchers recipe! They are very easy to make and they serve as a great dish to take to a holiday gathering or potluck dinner. So if you are looking for a delicious Hanukkah recipe that is tasty, impressive and low in Points, give this one a try – your friends and family are sure to love it!