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Weight Watchers Hummus recipe – 8 points

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weight watchers hummus recipe

Hummus is a popular Middle-Eastern dip made of ground chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, and garlic, and often olive oil and paprika.
It is a nutritious food, containing a large amount of protein, dietary fiber, iron, and varying amounts of monounsaturated fat.
Once you find out how easy it is to make it yourself, you will never buy it premade again, as it tastes much better.

Edit: Shooky from the Hummus Blog has suggested using dried chickpeas instead of canned ones, because canned chickpeas lack a lot of nutrients (you can read more about this here).

Weight Watchers Hummus recipe
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
1 (12 ounce) canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice (or to taste)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic (or to taste)
salt and pepper

Preparation
1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend, adding more lemon if necessary to obtain desired consistency.
2. Refrigerate for several hours, may be made a week ahead of time.
3. Serve with Pita Bread.

WW POINTS per serving: 8
Nutritional information per serving: 341 calories, 24.1g fat, 5.7g fiber

Weight Watchers Beef Noodle Soup recipe – 8 points

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weight watchers beef noodle soup recipe

This is a very good, basic beef soup. It tastes particularly good on cold days, but it can be eaten in any weather – the whole family will like it.

Weight Watchers Beef Noodle Soup recipe
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients
1 lb cubed beef stew meat
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 cup chopped carrots
5 3/4 cups water
2 1/2 cups frozen egg noodles

Preparation
1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, saute the stew meat, onion and celery for 5 minutes, or until meat is browned on all sides.
2. Stir in the bouillon, parsley, ground black pepper, carrots, water and egg noodles.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

WW POINTS per serving: 8
Nutritional information per serving: 343 calories, 20.3g fat, 1.7g fiber

Weight Watchers Cheese and Onion Crackers recipe – 1 point

weight watchers cheese and onion crackers recipe

This is not exactly a recipe – it’s a traditional Australian snack for when unexpected guests drop by. To be truly authentic, it is said that the cheese must be the very cheapest brand available and the crackers a little stale. :P

Weight Watchers Cheese and Onion Crackers recipe
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients
8 crackers
50 g cheddar cheese
1 small brown onion

Preparation
1. Slice the cheese and onion.
2. Place a slice of onion on each cracker and top with a slice of cheese.

WW POINTS per serving: 1
Nutritional information per serving: 43 calories, 2.8g fat, 0.2g fiber

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