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What's your secret weapon?

Discussion in 'Weight Watchers' started by stevo1206, 5 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. stevo1206

    stevo1206 Member

    Does anyone have a secret weapon to help keep them on track or a go to recipe to pick them up? I am a huge fan of franks hot sauce to spice things up even as a dip for carrot sticks and chef Paul's seasoning is great on anything especially chicken and chips!
     
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  3. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    My secret weapons are

    This forum
    WW Kitchen scales
    Actifry
    Hairy Bikers Healthy Cook books
    My best friend, who always supports my weight loss
     
  4. lisalu

    lisalu Well-Known Member

    My scales (for weighing food)
    My 30 day shred exercise DVD
    Ultimate value diary app on my iPhone. Would be lost without it :)
     
  5. stevo1206

    stevo1206 Member

    Cheeky does the actifry really cut down on points?
     
  6. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    I wouldn't say it cuts down points as such, more better quality.

    I personally can't stand low fat oven chips. I can have 150g of chips for 3PP. I'm not sure what the equivalent weight to points would be for oven chips but taste wise you are having cracking chips lol xx
     
  7. Linz259

    Linz259 Well-Known Member

    We keep looking at actifry then don't buy it for fear of it being another appliance that gathers dust lol. Do u use it a lot? For what other than chips?
     
  8. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    Hubby and I said the same so when we bought it I made a promise to use it. I do

    Chips - obviously
    New potato which become mini jackets
    Carrots - nicely roasted
    Mushrooms
    Peppers
    Chicken nuggets (usually for the kids)
    Meatballs - like ikea ones
    Fresh chicken sliced

    There are other recipes which comes in the book like curry or deserts but I've never bothered

    I do mainly use it for potatoes and carrot 'chips' and I use it every day unless it's mash or takeaway
     
  9. lisalu

    lisalu Well-Known Member

    Oh that actifry sounds great. Is it expensive cheeky?
     
  10. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    The actifry was, we paid about 130. Hubby and I both agreed that next time we'll buy a Phillips Air dryer its about 80. Definitely worth the money either of them but just a shame it has to be so costly
     
  11. lisalu

    lisalu Well-Known Member

    I suppose if you use it every day though it's well worth it. Sounds great and so much more healthier
     
  12. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    The chips are lovely, especially with salt and vinegar. Proper old fashioned chunky chips with no cooking oil (I use fry light)
     
  13. Linz259

    Linz259 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! So do you think the Philips one is just as good? We also looked at that one too x
     
  14. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    I believe it is but never used it so would look at reviews first x
     
  15. CambridgeKez

    CambridgeKez Well-Known Member

    I use the Philips Airfryer almost daily. It's fab, much faster than oven too and there is a catchment underneath the basket for any oil to drip away. I too use frozen chunky oven chips in it. I also do sausage & bacon which comes out fantastically crispy with all fat drained off. I've done fish fingers, fish cakes, roast potatoes, garlic bread, bread rolls to warm for soup (takes literally 2 mins), mini kievs(8mins), etc. basically anything that would go in oven. X
     
  16. tanyarose

    tanyarose Member

    I would recommend the Phillips airfryer it's amazing and so much quick than cooking stuff in the oven :)
     
  17. Linz259

    Linz259 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!

    (.........off to buy an airfryer.......)
     
  18. ellaye

    ellaye Well-Known Member

    Stuff like ginger, garlic, lime juice/zest, fresh & dried chillies, spices, balsamic glaze, flavourful salad dressings, etc.

    If I can't have lots of fat & sugar & carbs, I'm going to make sure the things I can eat are as flavoursome as possible.
     
  19. stevo1206

    stevo1206 Member

    Lol @ Linz I was thinkin the exact same but might have to wait until payday!


    Stevosaurus-Rex
     
  20. stevo1206

    stevo1206 Member

    That's my thinking Ella and I love spicy things! Is balsamic glaze the same as balsamic vinegar?


    Stevosaurus-Rex
     
  21. ellaye

    ellaye Well-Known Member

    It's like a balsamic reduction. I think it's 1 PP for 1 tablespoon which is plenty if you drizzle it over salad or grilled chicken. Tesco, Asda and Waitrose all sell it.
     

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