Posts byAda Gilchrist

Weight Watchers Mince Pies

Put a little time aside this Christmas and make your own weight loss friendly mince pies – they look amazing and taste divine. SmartPoints values Per serve: 5 Per recipe: 63 30 minutes preparation 20 minutes cooking Serves 12 Ingredients: 225g plain white flour 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 100g low fat spread 3…
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Weight Watchers Winter Lunchbox Salad

Cheer yourself up with the bright colours and crunchy textures of this quick-to-assemble salad. SmartPoints values Per serve: 9 Per recipe: 17 10 minutes preparation 10 minutes cooking Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh, or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon, level Dijon mustard, or wholegrain mustard…
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Weight Watchers Coffee Tiramisu Cake

Yes, you can eat cake! This one is made with a whisked sponge, which means it doesn’t have any fat added to the cake mixture SmartPoints values Per serve: 5 Per recipe: 41 25 minutes preparation 15 minutes cooking Serves 8 Ingredients: 5 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 1 teaspoon ground coffee…
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Weight Watchers Thai coconut chicken soup

Wonderfully satisfying, warming and nutritious – you’ll love this flavoursome soup. SmartPoints values Per serve: 6 Per recipe: 23 15 minutes preparation 25 minutes cooking Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 medium chicken breast, skinless, raw, cut into chunks 4 medium shallots, or 1 small onion, sliced 1 clove garlic,…
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Weight Watchers Fresh berry sponge

A whisked sponge uses no fat, which makes it light and airy SmartPoints values Per serve: 7 Per recipe: 55 25 minutes preparation 9 minutes cooking Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 3 medium eggs, whole, raw 100g caster sugar 100g plain white flour 200g low fat soft cheese…
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Weight Watchers Summery Chicken

A perfect meal for a summer’s day. If you’re dining solo, this is easy to prepare and tastes divine! SmartPoints values Per serve: 4 Per recipe: 4 10 minutes preparation 25 minutes cooking Serves 1 Ingredients: 4 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 150g chicken breast, skinless, raw 100g cherry tomatoes, halved 25g…
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Weight Watchers crusted racks of lamb

Spring means it’s time for succulent lamb. This super dish is easy to make, yet packed full of flavour. SmartPoints values Per serve: 6 Per recipe: 23 20 minutes preparation 30 minutes cooking Serves 4  Ingredients:  2 lamb racks, with bone, raw, each with 6 cutlets 75g breadcrumbs, dried Zest of 1 medium…
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Weight Watchers beef casserole

Enjoy this delicious hearty recipe. SmartPoints values Per serve: 7 Per recipe: 26 20 minutes preparation 2 hours cooking Serves 4  Ingredients:  5 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 500g beef sirloin steak, lean, raw, cut into chunks 2 medium leeks, sliced 3 sticks celery, cooked, chopped 2 medium carrots, raw, sliced 1 portion…
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Weight Watchers spiced squash and quinoa bowl

These mixed bowls of different tastes and textures are delicious and are all over Instagram right now. The zingy tahini dressing really gives this veggie version the edge SmartPoints values Per serve: 6 Per recipe: 22 20 minutes preparation 30 minutes cooking Serves 4  Ingredients:  1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander, dried…
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Weight Watchers baked berry porridge

A lovely, warming start to your morning. SmartPoints values Per serve: 8 Per recipe: 31 10 minutes preparation 25 minutes cooking Serves 4  Ingredients:  150g porridge oats 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 300ml skimmed milk 1 medium egg, whole, raw 3 tablespoons Groovy Food Co. Agave Nectar Light & Mild 100g raspberries 100g blackberries…
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Breakfast energy boosters

When it’s cold outside, it can feel like your energy is being sapped just going about your daily routine. Why not give the following a go for a boost of energy first thing? Overnight oats, almond milk and sliced banana It’ll take you less than two minutes to prepare this breakfast before you go to…
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Weight Watchers Thai Beef Massaman

Make this delicious one pot your new Friday night treat. It goes really well with stir fry veggies. SmartPoints values Per serve: 14 Per recipe: 55 20 minutes preparation 18 minutes cooking Serves 4  Ingredients:  calorie controlled cooking spray 500 g (1lb 2 oz) lean fillet steak, cut into thin strips 45 g…
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Do you have SAD?

If you experience a lower mood in the darker months and an increased desire to eat and sleep, you might be suffering with SAD. Jenny Scott-Thompson of Seasonal Affective Disorder Association answers our biggest questions about the disorder. Research has shown that 1 in 3 people in the UK can be affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD).…
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Weight Watchers raspberry and banana muffins

Whip up a batch of these light and fruity muffins. Recipe taken from Anthony Worrell Thompson’s cookbook ‘The Sweet Life.’ SmartPoints values Per serve: 5.25 Per recipe: 42 15 minutes preparation 25 minutes cooking Serves 8  Ingredients:  200g plain white flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 8 tablespoons artificial sweetner, granulated (such as Splenda)…
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Weight Watchers summer chicken bake

This is a simple summer chicken bake that can be enjoyed by the whole family. SmartPoints values Per serve: 5 Per recipe: 10 15 minutes preparation 50 minutes cooking Serves 2  Ingredients:  250g potatoes, raw small, new, scrubbed 250g carrots, raw, baby, scrubbed 5 sprays calorie contolled cooking spray 2 springs rosemary, fresh,…
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Weight Watchers warm lentil salad with feta

Whatever the weather, this salad combines warm and cold ingredients that will never go out of season. SmartPoints values Per serve: 7 Per recipe: 14 5 minutes preparation 25 minutes cooking Serves 2  Ingredients:  1 small red onion 4 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 1 clove garlic, crushed 80g Merchant Gourmet authentic puy…
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Weight Watchers Chicken Stew and Rice

Perfect dinner for a chilly day, enjoy this fab family meal. SmartPoints values Per serve: 9 Per recipe: 37 10 minutes preparation 75 minutes cooking Serves 4  Ingredients:  240g brown rice, dry 4 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 8 chicken drumsticks, skinless, raw 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely 2…
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Weight Watchers Tortilla Pizzas

The kids will enjoy this pizza too, so there’s no need to cook them something separately. SmartPoints values Per serve: 7 Per recipe: 28 8 minutes preparation 10 minutes cooking Serves 4  Ingredients:  4 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 4 portions Weight Watchers tortillas (wraps) 150g tomato pizza topping 100g half fat cheddar…
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10 mistakes you’re making when you workout

Not seeing results after months of working out? Four top personal trainers tell us what the main mistakes they see people making are, and how you can set them straight. How many of these are you guilty of?  Natasha Marcusfield (Personal Trainer and Nutritional Adviser) 1. Sticking to the same routine Doing the same workout…
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Weight Watchers cobweb cookies

The whole family will love making these ghoulishly good biscuits at Halloween. SmartPoints values Per serve: 5 Per recipe: 83 15 minutes preparation 30 minutes cooking Serves 16  Ingredients:  75 g margarine, soft, not low fat 50 g caster sugar 75 g plain white flour 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed spice 50 g semolina, dried,…
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Snacks that pack a nutritional punch

The time between meals can often seem to drag, but you shouldn’t be scared of snacking to help you get over the 3pm lull when at work. But, instead of tucking into that packet of crisps, why not try one of these nutrient dense alternatives as suggested by Dietitian Kelly Grainger from www.eatandthink.co.uk. Not only…
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The health benefits of seeds

Smaller than a finger nail, but packing the punch of a full plate, seeds are loaded with a whole host of nutrients and minerals. This month, Kelly McCabe, Registered Dietitian at Eat and Think, has given us the low-down on six of the best seeds out there, and how you can add them to your…
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Seed and pomegranate bircher muesli

SEED AND POMEGRANATE BIRCHER MUESLI (SERVES 4) A nutrient-dense bircher muesli helps set you up for the day as a breakfast, or makes a great afternoon snack. Once soaked, divide into small pots and take them to work with you to beat the mid-afternoon slump! Ingredients 160g Jumbo Oats 1 Apple 100g Blueberries 60g Dried…
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Oat, honey & almond protein balls

Oat, honey & almond protein balls Protein balls are an excellent snack to have after exercising as the oats and honey replace glycogen stores, whilst the nut butter provides much needed protein to support muscle repair. Ingredients 340g oats 3/4 tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp creamed coconut 3 tbsp honey 75g almond/peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 75g dark…
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