A couple of weeks ago I shared some of my fave Weight Watchers recipes and (surprisingly) they all involved chicken.
So… as I don’t want you to think I’m showing our feathered friends any favouritism, I wanted to share another recipe which I’ve made a couple of times and enjoyed. And – it’s a breakfast dish.
Anyone who knows me knows:
- I eat the same thing for breakfast ALL OF THE TIME.
- Breakfast/brunch is my favourite meal to eat out.
This recipe – which is actually one I tried in my first week or two of Weight Watchers – is from the Simple Start program and perfect for a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning – and ‘special’ enough you can pretend you’re dining out.
However, it’s actually pretty quick and easy to make, so also serves as a more-exciting weekday alternative to baked beans from a tin.
Most importantly it’s healthy and keeps you / your kids full for hours. In fact, you’ll note that the dish is so low in ProPoints that the Simple Start breakfast menu (above) even recommends a banana chaser!
Oh, and like I said, it’s easy! (#Obvs, or I wouldn’t be making it!) Although I did have to google ‘sumac’ when I first came across it. And I leave out the mint, cos… well, #yuck!
I should mention that I’ve actually (ahem) adapted this recipe as well (and yes, I know… my genius knows no bounds!).
You can add bacon or ham and cherry tomatoes, use kidney beans or mixed beans instead of chickpeas (which I *may* have done once having started cooking before discovering I had no chickpeas. D’oh!) and crumble low fat feta cheese onto the cooked dish instead of the ricotta. Best of all it’s gluten-free and (as a coeliac) I don’t need to adapt the recipe at all.
I’m a fan of protein-laden breakfasts so I like to add low-fat ham/bacon and have it in a bowl with bits of the (still soft but not runny) egg scattered throughout; but you could of course serve it more attractively on a piece of bread/toast with greenery (if you have no imagination)!
So… could Persian eggs tempt you away from your usual fare?
Disclaimer: I have been given a free six month online membership to Weight Watchers but my thoughts, opinions and words here are my own. Please check out the program for yourself before making any decisions. The top picture and recipe is from the Australian Weight Watchers website, the bottom picture is my own masterpiece. I will soon, however, be running an exciting little competition / giveaway from Weight Watchers, so watch this space!
I’m hooking up today for Wordless Wednesday with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys. (Again, I’m not so wordless…)