This post is sponsored by Weight Watchers
Winter is the time of year we tend to hibernate, sleep a little longer, dress in warm baggy comfortable clothes (hmm…. track pants) and reach for warm comfort food. LOL… well for me anyway! During the colder months, satisfy your cravings by making healthy food choices, filling up on whole foods and planning to exercise to avoid weight gain and stay healthy all season long.
Most of us are familiar with Weight Watchers. I have been on the program myself in the past which helped me to learn about healthy food choices. But one of their best-kept secrets to simple and effective weight loss is a food plan called No Count. You don’t have to count, weigh or measure anything you consume. Doesn’t sound right does it?!! I only learnt about it when I was invited down to Sydney recently for the World’s Biggest Degustation hosted by Weight Watchers. I couldn’t make the event so they invited me to create a recipe to help showcase the endless possibilities on their No Count option instead.
Weight Watchers No Count is a simple and easy alternative to SmartPoints® that takes the pressure off counting. No Count is not a diet or a fad, it’s simply a lifestyle choice that has helped thousands of their members lose weight, improve their health and live their best life.
No Count offers countless menu possibilities due to the wide variety of delicious, nutritious and satisfying foods included on the food list. This allows hunger and ‘fullness’ signals to guide members to eat the correct portion size. The list is easily accessible online and contains lean proteins, wholesome carbohydrates, low-fat dairy, legumes and fruit and vegetables.
For full details about Weight Watchers No Count, please visit their website.
Healthy Baked Fish Parcels with Vegetables
There are so many incredible recipes that can be made from the No Count food list and it gives you the freedom to let your creative juices flow. I want to show how easy it is with my own recipe creation ‘Healthy Baked Fish Parcels with Vegetables’. From start to finish, you will have this on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Add some delicious fresh vegetables with a clove of crushed garlic into a bowl and toss in olive oil. I’ve used zucchini, capsicum, baby carrots and snow peas. If you are in a real hurry you can have these already chopped and stored in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to cook dinner.
Divide vegetable mix among the 4 sheets of foil, placing veggies in centre of the foil. Place a fish fillet on top, season with salt and pepper and top with onions and lemon slices.
Fold foil edges upward to seal and form parcels. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish is just cooked through. Carefully open foil parcels and serve warm.
I have created this recipe for a family of 4. For my family of 5 I would add more carrots, snow peas, use a larger capsicum and zucchini, along with some extra garlic and oil and additional fish fillet.
Healthy Baked Fish Parcels with Vegetables
- 4 white fish fillets
- 1 zucchini, thickly sliced
- 1 capsicum, sliced
- 8 baby carrots,
- 100 g snow peas, trimmed
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- Salt and Pepper, to season
- Chives, chopped, to serve
- Preheat oven to 220°C.
- Cut four 40cm lengths of foil.
- In a bowl toss zucchini, carrot, capsicum, snow peas and garlic together with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Divide vegetable mix among the 4 sheets of foil, placing veggies in centre of the foil.
- Place 1 fish fillet on top of vegetables, season with salt and pepper.
- Top with onions and lemon slices.
- Fold foil edges upward to seal and form parcels.
- Place on a baking tray.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish is just cooked through.
- Carefully open foil parcels. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve warm.
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
More Weight Watchers No Count Recipes
SPINACH, TOMATO AND BASIL RICOTTA TOAST – Toast topped with ricotta, spinach and wilted tomatoes.
BEEF STIR-FRY WITH GARLIC, GINGER, CHILLI AND BASIL – Flavour and vegetable packed Beef Stir Fry.
BREAKFAST SLICE – A healthy alternative to cereal for breakfast.
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