Shaksuka

A flavoursome dish that works for any time of the shaksukaday.

Serves: 2

Smart Points: 8

No Count (substitute the flatbread for Weight Watchers pitta bread)

Cooking time: 2 mins prep

10 mins cooking

Ingredients

  • 1tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 400g tinned, chopped tomatoes
  • 4 handfuls of spinach
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 individual seeded flatbread

 

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.  Add the onions and cook for 2-3mins until softened and beginning to brown.
  2. Add the cumin, smoked paprika, chilli flakes and tomato purree.  Stir and cook for another 1 minute.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes and spinach and stir well until the spinach has wilted.
  4. Make 4 holes in the mixture and tip an egg into each one.
  5. Cover and cook for approximately 3 minutes until the whites of the eggs are cooked but the yolks are still runny.
  6. Serve with the toasted flatbread.

 

Banana Pancakes

Banana PancakesThese flour-free pancakes make a delicious weekend breakfast and are an excellent way to use up over-ripe bananas.

Servings:    1

Pro Points:    4

Simple Start/Filling & Healthy:    0

Preparation time:     2 mins

Cooking time:    15mins

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • Spray oil
  • Raspberries or strawberries to serve

Method

  1. Mash the banana in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the eggs to the banana and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan and spray with oil.
  4. Pour about 1/4 of the batter into the pan and cook over a very low heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Very carefully, turn the pancake over (the lack of flour means they will break up quite easily if you are heavy handed).  Cook for a further minute.
  6. Transfer the pancake to a warmed plate while you cook the remainder of the batter.
  7. Serve with the raspberries or strawberries.

Top tip:  Drizzle with 1tsp for 1pp or use a drizzle of honey as one of your daily treats if following Simple Start.

Tasty Egg Mayo Sandwich

I’m really not a fan of eggs which bugs me as they’re a great source of filling and healthy protein.  I think what I don’t like is the lack of flavour.  I’ve tried to combat this with my take on egg mayo and I think it works pretty well.  This could well be a new lunch staple for me!Tasty Egg Mayo Sandwich

Servings:    3

Pro Points:    5pp

Simple Start

/Filling & Healthy:    0pp

Preparation time:     10mins

Cooking time:    5mins + 10mins cooling time

Ingredients

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Small bunch fresh chives, snipped
  • 2tbsp 0% fat Greek Yogurt
  • 6 slices Weight Watchers Danish Brown Bread

 

Method

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil.  Add the eggs and boil for 5mins.
  2. Put the eggs into a bowl of cold water.  After 5mins change the water and leave for another 5 mins.
  3. Peel the eggs and place into a clean, dry bowl.  Chop the eggs into small pieces.
  4. Stir in the yogurt, tomatoes, spring onions and chives and season to taste.
  5. Sandwich the egg mixture and rocket between two slices of bread and enjoy.

 

 

Top tip: The bread could be substituted for pitta bread, bagel, crumpets or crispbreads (adjusting the points as necessary).