As a Weight Watcher’s user, I have noticed that it is hard to find recipes for one person. Most of the recipes make multiple servings, and then it is hard to count the exact points, because you don’t know if you got the exact serving size in a hodgepodge of food. What if you got 3 ounces of sausage, instead of 2?
I found the easiest way to count my points accurately, is to cook for one. What this means, is I take my planned recipe and I cut the ingredients down from serving six or eight people, to serving one. It can be time consuming, but it truly is the best way to make sure that you are sticking true to your points.
I had a brainstorm. I thought that maybe other were having the same issues I was, and that maybe they could benefit from having recipes given to them, that has one serving size. So, this is my attempt to do just that.
I have taken a recipe I found on Pinterest, and I have altered it so that it quickly becomes a meal for one. I feel is important to give credit where credit is due, so today’s recipe comes from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. The original recipe can be found here.
I followed her recipe to make the same dish for my family. It was a huge hit. My children went back for seconds.
My version made a huge portion. It covered an entire dinner plate. I had enough that I could have potentially saved half for lunch the next day, but I had eaten a lot of vegetables for lunch and had points to spare, so I indulged.
The entire portion is 13 points, but can be modified to make it lower. For example, you could trade the turkey sausage for chicken and lose two points by making that simple swap. If gnocchi isn’t your thing, swap it out for a whole wheat pasta.
There you have it. Enjoy!