Open Faced Chicken Gyro – 7 Smart Points

Open Faced Chicken Gyro

With 2016 almost at an end, it’s time to get back on track and detox from all the holiday goodies. Gyros have always been one of my favorite guilty indulgences, and today I’m sharing my favorite healthy makeover of a traditional Greek gyro. First of all, I subbed out the fatty, high cholesterol lamb meat with tender chicken breast marinated in an amazing blend of Greek spices, lemon juice and yogurt which helps to tenderize the breasts while giving them fantastic flavor. Also, by making my homemade tzatziki sauce, I was able to lower the calories while also bringing in some more incredible tastes. Trust me when I tell you that after making your own tzatziki sauce, you will never want to buy the pre-made store bought kind again. Finally, everything is served on top of a whole wheat pita, and topped with fresh red onion and tomato slices. It is so good. SO GOOD! And at just 7 Smart Points each, these healthy chicken gyros make a great Weight Watchers lunch idea.

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Breakfast Sandwich – 8 Smart Points

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I’m always looking for good brunch ideas, so when I saw one that involved puff pastry and hard boiled eggs, I thought I’d give it a try. Then I looked at the ingredients of the puff pastry and though better. In my quest for a lower calorie recipe to replace the puff pastry, I saw the suggestion to try Phyllo (Fillo) dough. It’s not as robust, so it tends to flake and crumble more easily than puff pastry, but for me, it’s a great alternative to puff pastry. It’s a much lower calorie option, but still have a delightful flaky texture and can be moulded around your food. For me, this was definitely a brunch sandwich. It works perfectly if I don’t get around to eating breakfast until mid morning. I love the tender crunch of the dough as I bite into the sandwich. But be warned – it’s not a neat and tidy sandwich to eat. But it’s delicious enough that it’s totally worth the mess! [Read more…]

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