If you’re new to this blog, I’m currently doing Weight Watchers to lose a few pounds I gained on a medication (Lexapro- grrr). But the good news is I’m having fun doing it and I’m eating healthier! I feel fabulous.
I’m gonna be posting some ideas I have for yummy low calorie and EASY recipes as I go along this journey, they can work for Weight Watchers or for pretty much any other weight loss plan. Skinny Mama meals- YAY!
This one is super easy. All you need is:
1.) Sliced deli turkey (I buy the low sodium one at Trader Joe’s. Half a package is about 120 calories.)
2.) Romaine lettuce, whole leaves (not chopped). Butter lettuce whole leaves work great, too.
3.) Artichoke hearts in water, not oil. I buy these in a can at Trader Joe’s.
4.) Roasted red bell peppers in water, not oil. They are sold in jars at Trader Joe’s or any grocery store.
5.) A red onion.
6.) Low fat mayo, I like Kraft Olive Oil Mayo or Best Foods Light Mayo.
Optional for bolder flavor:
Fat free or lowfat crumbled feta cheese.
Hot sauce if you like spicy (I currently like Cholula garlic).
White balsamic vinegar or any vinegar you like.
Lowfat ranch dressing.
To prepare: Chop the turkey up (I dice it), using enough for a healthy protein serving for as many people as you have to serve to.
Drain and dice 2-3 artichoke hearts per person, a couple of large slices of the drained roasted red pepper per person, chopped red onion to taste, and two tablespoons of the low fat mayo per person.
It will look something like this before you mix in the mayo, and I personally think it’s okay to mix in with freshly washed hands. I added a few dashes of hot sauce because I’m into spicy at the moment…
Next you just separate some large (washed) lettuce leaves and heap the turkey salad on to them. Now if you like, you can add a sprinkle of vinegar, fat free or low fat feta cheese, more hot sauce or even drizzle some low fat ranch dressing on top of the lettuce leaves, depending on your taste.
VOILA! Delicious, light and pretty to look at if you serve it to guests. You pick up the wraps, fold them a bit and eat it with your hands, just like lettuce wraps at a Chinese restaurant.
Now, feel free to add or subtract any ingredients, you can add tomato, make it with chicken, lean deli roast beef or even canned tuna instead. The tuna one would be good with chopped pickles, hmmm…
Calories per serving:
Only 285 calories!
That’s without the fat free feta cheese, which only adds 35 calories per ounce, which would bring it to 320 calories per person.
Weight Watchers points per serving: 6 points. (The veggies are all zero points.)
(Psst: Although I’m giving the points for this, I made this recipe up, man- it’s not from WW.)
More yummy suggestions to come soon! We are gonna be sooooo gorgeous.