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01-29-2010, 11:43 AM
I am getting together tomorrow early evening with a dear friend who just joined Weight Watchers. Any ideas of appetizers I can provide?
01-29-2010, 12:10 PM
I don't have a lot of really innovative ideas but here are a few that would make me happy...
Fresh veggies and fruit are always good...popcorn (94%fat free microwave)...shrimp with a low cal sauce...
put out a black bean dip, guacamole, hummus or a tsaziki sauce made from ff greek yogurt (tsakiki would be the lowest in point value on WW)
Here is a recipe that I found...
(16 ounces (2 cups) of thick Greek yogurt
4 to 10 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup of diced or grated cucumber (Kirby or "English")
1 tablespoon of olive oil (can cut back on this, or I just don't use it)
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
Prepare all ingredients in advance. Combine oil and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl. Fold the yogurt in slowly, making sure it mixes completely with the oil. Add the garlic, according to taste, and the cucumber. Stir until evenly distributed. Garnish with a bit of green and serve well chilled.
Yield: about 2 1/2 cups (Just remember that the garlic becomes stronger the longer it sits)
I hope this helps, the first week on weight watchers can be the most difficult week for socializing...you are a great friend to be concerned!!:D
01-29-2010, 12:31 PM
veggies and tofu!
01-29-2010, 01:49 PM
Sandwich Thins pizzas... get Arnold's Sandwich Thins (one "roll" is 1 point).... add tomato/pizza sauce, top with FF Mozzarella cheese - put in the toaster oven.... Sorry I don't have more detail than this. You can also add some fresh veggies to the mini-pizzas too. Most veggies are 0 points.
I don't know ww but maybe one of these would work. Whole wheat french bread sliced on the diagonal and topped with either bruschetta or thin slices of cucumber, tomato, cheese (or pureed beans of some sort), and herbs. Arepas topped with beans, green onion, tomato, cilantro, and maybe a bit of feta.
01-29-2010, 03:57 PM
Good ideas everyone -- thanks so much!
01-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Here's a recipe from prevention.com:
FRESH TOMATO GARDEN SOUP
Serves: Prep: 10min|Cook: 0min |Total: 15min
NOTE: Ingredients for a changed serving size are based on a calculation and are not reviewed by the author or tested. Please also consider scaling up or down cooking containers as needed.
With the motor of a blender or food processor running, drop garlic through chute and finely chop. Turn off motor. Add tomatoes, cilantro, and olive oil; pulse until just pureed.
Transfer to a bowl; fold in cucumbers and celery. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Add a squeeze of lime before serving.
Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 45 CAL
FAT 1.9 G
SATURATED FAT 0.3 G
CHOLESTEROL 0 MG
SODIUM 30.6 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 6.9 G
TOTAL SUGARS 3.6 G
DIETARY FIBER 2.1 G
PROTEIN 1.4 G
01-29-2010, 05:52 PM
I do WW and love hummus and veggies.
01-29-2010, 08:11 PM
01-30-2010, 10:25 AM
You can make the seven layer mexican dip very WW friendly with fat free or low fat ingredients. Then serve with baked scoops.
01-30-2010, 01:30 PM
This morning I have been working on organizing my printed recipes. I found a couple of recipes in my to try pile that might work for you. They aren’t WW recipes but they seem pretty healthy.
Macadamia Turkey Salad On Cucumber Slices
From Heart-Healthy Living
Makes: 12 appetizer servings (2 cucumber slices per serving)
Prep: 25 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
1 tablespoon bottled mango chutney
1/2 cup finely chopped cooked turkey or chicken (about 3 ounces)
1/2 of a small apple, chopped (1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise dressing
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, cashews, or peanuts
24 1/4-inch-thick cucumber slices
Snip any large pieces of chutney. In a small bowl, combine chutney, turkey, apple, mayonnaise dressing, chives or green onion, and ginger. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in half of the nuts.
To serve, spoon a scant tablespoon of the turkey mixture onto each cucumber slice. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
Nutrition facts per serving:Servings Per Recipe 12 appetizer servings (2 cucumber slices per serving)
Total Fat (g) 3
Saturated Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 5
Sodium (mg) 28
Carbohydrate (g) 3
Protein (g) 2
SP_Stepf's Skinny Cheese Fondue
8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
8 ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese, shredded
1 t Dijon mustard
1 c dry white wine
1 can (15 ounces) cannelini beans, rinsed and drained (Cannellini beans are white kidney beans.)
1 large clove of garlic
1 T lemon juice
In a food processor, combine the beans, the mustard, garlic, lemon juice and half the wine. Process until smooth.
Heat mixture in saucepan until simmering. Add remaining wine, then add 1/4 of the cheese at a time, stirring well to ensure it melts before adding more cheese.
Once cheese has melted, transfer to your fondue pot. (NOTE: Ceramic fondue pots are better for cheese fondue; use metal pots for chocolate fondue.)
Makes 12 servings
Serve with blanched broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, or carrots; chunks of whole-grain bread and breadsticks; grilled chicken or turkey chunks; or raw mushrooms, pepper strips or cocktail onions. (Add-ons not included in calorie count!)
Number of Servings: 12
SERVING SIZE=1/4 cup
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SP_STEPF.
***One reviewer suggested using cheddar and beer and it turned out amazing!***
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