In this recipe, the cheese was squeezed of moisture (step 5) very easily (in less than a minute). I think this is because I used fat-free milk. I suspect whole milk would have caused the cheese to retain more moisture. I have seen recipies (all using whole milk) where the cheese holds its shape, and additional efforts are needed to remove the moisture. In mine, it was crumbly, making it best suited as a topping. This recipe yielded a little over 2 1/2 ounces of cheese.
Chicken Tikka Masala is typically made with chicken thighs, which is how I always made it before becoming more health-conscious. But, the flavors of the tikka sauce are so good that I didn’t notice the difference between the thigh and the healthier chicken breast.
I’m so happy with how this turned out, but part of me is disappointed that I couldn’t do this as a 0 Weight Watchers point recipe. The only two things contributing points this recipe are: a small amount of light butter to sauté the ginger and garlic; a scant amount of oil was needed to grill the chicken; and, skim milk is needed to provide a small amount of creaminess. The milk wasn’t entirely necessary, but removing it still didn’t get me to 0 Weight Watchers points per serving, so I left it in (4 points for butter and 1 point for oil / 6 servings).
This recipe isn’t as hard to make as it might seem. You can do the marinade the night before, and you can just buy the cauliflower rice if you want to save the time there. By the way, I didn’t season the rice because I wanted the Tikka to stand out.
As prepared, this is 216 calories per serving (6 servings) and loaded with protein (25 g), potassium (758 mg), and vitamin C (85% of your RDA).
I don’t know why took me so long to get around to making one of these. They are easy, delicious, and very healthy. Best of all, this isn’t much different from how I would’ve made it before joining Weight Watchers. Only 190 calories a slice!
If you want a fancy restaurant feel, serve it with fat-free balsamic vinaigrette. It pairs beautifully with the Brussels sprouts.
This is based on a New York Times cooking recipe from 1975. The adjustments I made were using significantly lighter ingredients, and adding a lot more blueberries.
This recipe was made possible by Swerve, a 0 calorie sugar substitute that actually tastes like sugar, with no aftertaste.
I’ve avoided making sweet things since starting WW because I haven’t been able to find a good sugar substitute, until now. I’m completely done with Stevia. I have a giant bag, and I think I’m going to dump it out (and recycle the bag, of course).
When I mixed it, I tasted the batter, and it tasted…like muffin batter! I seriously would not have known the difference between this, and muffins I made previously with regular sugar and regular butter.
Next came the blueberry bombardment. I used 3 cups of blueberries, when even blueberry heavy recipes normally call for 2.