My Sweet Marie

Archive for February 2015

Here’s a dry mix that you can keep in the spice cupboard and whip up a fresh dressing whenever the mood strikes you! Feel free to switch it up a bit to make it your own! (more/less of this or that!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp dried, minced onion
  • 2 tbsp. dry parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp. dried chives
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dill

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small jar and shake.
  2. To 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup sour cream or buttermilk, add 1-2 tbsp. of seasoning to your tastes.
  3. serve over salad or use as a dip!
  4. For dairy free option, you can use goat’s yogurt and/or tofu sour cream.
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In case you hadn’t noticed, I like my food, I like my meals, but snacks are very important business! I am back on the wagon, the Weight Watchers wagon that is, so snacks are fine but let’s rein them in, or so I’m told! Here are my top ten favourites, and I’ll even include their WW points value! Some days you need the low point snacks and some days the high point ones are what you want! Here are a few options for you. If you have ideas for more, please comment and I will make another list!

Top Ten Snacks

  1. Kale chips ( 2 cups kale, 1 Tbsp olive oil) =  3 points per serving
  2. Rice cake with 1 Tbsp peanut butter (natural, chunky)=3 points
  3. Baked Corn tortillas x 3( season with taco seas. and spray with Pam) serve with salsa = 3 points
  4. Rice crackers (12) with 1 Tbsp almond butter = 4 points
  5. Popcorn (2 cups popped) with 1 Tbsp olive oil = 5 points
  6. Roasted Chick peas (1/4 cup serving) = 2 points
  7. Lentil chips (22 chips) = 2 points
  8. Almonds, raw, unsalted (1/4 cup) = 4 points
  9. Lime avocado ( cut avocado in half, squeeze lime juice and top with black pepper) = 5 points per half.
  10. Raw veggies with Hummus (carrots, celery, cukes, peppers) = 2 points per 2 tbsp.

Enjoy folks, I enjoy hearing what your favourite snacks are!

Another nosh for the big game! this is easy, tasty and healthy! No need to eat junk all day when you can have good stuff! Here’s how:

Ingredients:

  • head of kale, washed, dried and chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil (2 if large head of kale)
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Be sure to dry your kale well, or it may not crispen up.
  2. Toss the kale with the olive oil and salt a bit. other seasonings can be used as well.
  3. Roast in oven at 375 till crispy, 15-25 minutes. Keep an eye on it!
  4. This recipe makes 4 servings, 1 point per serving.

I started back at Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago and I am in need of some low point snacks, and ideas for today, Superbowl Sunday! So here’s a veggie snack that, if you close your eyes, will give you the taste of buffalo chicken wings! come on now, I’m not a miracle worker here but these are good and if you’re looking after your health, you’ll love these! if you are counting points, they are one point per serving! Go for it!

Ingredients:

  • cauliflower, med, cut into large flowerettes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • chicken spice mix or Cajun spice mix (look under my spice mix recipes)
  • rooster sauce (sirarchi sauce)

Directions:

  1. Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil and spices.
  2. Lay on a parchment covered cookie tray.
  3. Roast at 375 for  an hour till nicely toasty.
  4. Toss with the rooster sauce and enjoy on it’s own or if you must, a blue cheese dressing (extra points)