Low Fat Baked Onion Rings
Crispy and light with no greasy mess. Great as a snack or a perfect side dish to a nice juicy burger! When I was a kid, I loved onion rings with my burger, but never loved that greasy after-taste. Baking them with a blend of Panko, cornflake crumbs and breadcrumbs gives these a fabulous crunch without all the fat. If you can't find cornflake crumbs you can make your own by pulsing corn flakes in the food processor. The best way to bread them so the breading doesn't fall off is to avoid using your fingers, instead use tongs to take them out of the breadcrumbs. Note: I was left with 2/3 of the crumb mixture and 2 cups of the buttermilk after these were done, which I deducted from the nutritional values. Low Fat Baked Onion RingsAdapted from Life as a Lofthouse Gina's Weight Watcher RecipesServings: 2 • Serving Size: 1/2 • Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 2 ptCalories: 74.7 • Fat: 0.6 g • Carb: 14.7 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Sugar: 1.7 g • Protein: 2.9 g Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries
These guiltless "fries" are lightly tossed with olive oil and spices, then baked in the oven instead of fried. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Serves two as a side dish or one for lunch. I served this with skinny ranch dip on the side.Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato FriesGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 1/2 • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 ptsCalories: 108 • Fat: 4.7g • Protein: 1.1 g • Carb: 15.8 g • Fiber: 2.0 g 1 sweet potato, (about 5" long) peeled and cut into 1/4" fries2 tsp olive oilsea saltground chipotle chilegarlic powder Preheat oven to 425°. In a medium bowl, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, garlic powder and chipotle chile powder. Spread potatoes on a baking sheet.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These healthy fries are low in points and are full of beta-carotene, which has many health benefits. A great way to include an orange vegetable into your diet is to eat sweet potatoes. They are rich in vitamin A and C. Baked Sweet Potato FriesGina's Skinny Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/2 sweet potato • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 ptsCalories: 100.6 • Fat: 3.7 g • Protein: 1.2 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 2.0 g • Sugar: 0.1 g Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes, washed1 tbsp olive oilpaprika to tastesalt and fresh pepper to tasteDirections:Preheat oven to 425°. Slice each potato into 1/2 inch thick strips.
Garlicky Baked Fries
I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Tools:Microplane to grating the garlic warm and soft interior Tagged as: garlic, garlic baked fries, savory bakes, sides
Buffalo Chicken Bites
One of my favorite guilty pleasures is buffalo wings, especially dipped in blue cheese dressing. There's something about the buffalo chicken and blue cheese combo that really appeals to me and I had a craving for it lately. When I came across a recipe for ham and cheese stuffed pretzel bites, I figured I could substitute it with chicken and blue cheese. I plan on making these again and experimenting with other fillings such a steak, provolone, sauteed peppers and onions for Philly Cheesesteak Bites... or even pepperoni, italian sausage, mozzarella and mushrooms for Pizza Bites. Buffalo Chicken Bites 1 cup finely diced cooked chicken breast 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup hot sauce (Frank's brand is what I used) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise dry yeast 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 cup warm milk ( I used 2%) 2 1/2 cups of flour Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in the middle of the oven.
When I told my friends I was planning on making homemade mozzarella sticks for a guy’s weekend out of town the idea was met with a profound lack of enthusiasm. Everybody knows that I like to experiment in the kitchen, but somehow the idea of making a bar food staple like mozzarella sticks from scratch seemed like a complete waste of time to the group. After being lectured about the innumerable brands available in the freezer section at the grocery store and a heated debate about whether marinara or ranch is the better dipping accompaniment, I decided to risk further heckling and see if I couldn’t one-up T.G.I. Friday’s in my own kitchen. It might have been the alcohol, but the first batch was gone within a matter of seconds. With the right breadcrumbs, fragrant Italian spices and an organized assembly line for the essential double-dredging technique, perfect, scratch-made mozzarella sticks can be made at home in no time and with little effort. For the Mozzarella Sticks: Serves 4
Oh dear. I never should have done this. This may be one of my biggest mistakes all year. Can’t take it back now. So we’re totally enjoying our grilled avocados, but my husband innocently asks “What else can you do with avocados?” And so my daughter tweets this recipe, and I'm laying all the blame on them. Sigh…. At a buck fifty a pop (at least around here), avocados can easily run up quite a tab on the grocery bill. So, consider yourself warned. Avocado Fries Printable RecipeRecipe Adapted from Sunset Magazine Canola oil for frying1/4 cup flour1 tsp kosher salt2 large eggs, beaten to blend 1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges Grated parmesan for serving (optional) 1. 2. 3. 3.