I’ve been on Weight Watchers for one month now, and I have rediscovered my love for cooking tasty meals from scratch, with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Having now lost 10lbs, I’ve decided to share the wisdom on my blog – because I really haven’t been going hungry and have been eating foods that are really delicious. I’ve learnt that I can still lose weight without skimping on flavour.
The first dish I made (that I was dead chuffed with) is this chicken Jalfrezi. I was mildly hungover and just wanted a filthy curry. And I got just that…0for just 5 points and not much money!
(Serves two) Ingredients:
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- Two tins of tomatoes
- 2 chillis, chopped
- Two chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks
- Two peppers, chopped (mix of colours is always nice)
- 1 calorie spray
- Half pint of water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Marinade the chicken chunks in the turmeric, coriander and cumin (1 tsp of each) and leave in the fridge until you’re ready to cook
- For the sauce, add the garlic, one onion and one chopped chilli to a hot pan and fry until cooked
- Add the water and simmer for 20 minutes
- Meanwhile, blend the tinned tomatoes. Fry some more spices in a pan and then once they’re starting to heat up, add the tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes
- Blend the onion mixture and then add to the tomato sauce and simmer for 20 minutes
- Fry the marinaded chicken for a few minutes then add the rest of the vegetables. Cook until the chicken is done
- Add the sauce and cook for a further 20 minutes
- Stir in the garam masala and coriander and serve on its own or with a naan bread or rice for an additional 5 WW points
If it’s a little too spicy, rustle up a quick raita with yoghurt, mint leaves, lime juice and cucumber to cool it down a bit. 1 point.
Not only is it that curry taste you crave on a weekend, it’s low calories, cheap to make AND three of your five a day. Genius.