Purpose of this blog is for me to try out recipes from my Weight Watchers cookbooks and hopefully I can find some really yummy, low point recipes to share. But this site is NOT an official Weight Watchers site.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Party Food

Since starting Weight Watchers whenever we have a gathering at our home or if I'm going to someone's home and am suppose to bring a side or treat to share.

Here are 3 recipes that can be made low-point to share at parties, or for a fun evening at home.

Italian Dressing Pasta Salad
6 servings (1 cup), 5 points each
12 servings (1/2 cup), 3 points each
  • 1 bag/box Spiral pasta (my bag has 6 servings in the bag)
  • 5 tbs Light Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1/4 c Light Miracle Whip
  • 3 servings of sliced ham (diced)
  • 1 c diced Tomatoes (or more if you like, it doesn't add points)
  • 16 Olives (black or spanish)- if you dice them it will feel like there are more
  • 1 package (~8oz) Fat Free Feta cheese
  • optional*-1/4 c chopped onion, 1/4 c chopped green peppers- neither add points its just up to your taste
Directions: Cook up the pasta, drain, and place in the fridge. While pasta cools in the fridge, chop up the veggies and place them in a large bowl to serve in. Add in the measured dressing, miracle whip (some find it useful to mix dressing and miracle whip till blended then add to the mixing bowl), ham, and Feta. When the pasta is cold (do not add hot it will melt your cheese),  add it to the bowl, mix and toss till everything is covered. Serve. 1/2 is 3 points, 1 cup is 5 points.

Soda Cake
12 servings, 3 points each
  • 1 cake mix (doesn't matter which type)
  • 1 can of diet soda (which one doesn't matter, you might find you like the taste of one over the other when added to the cake
Take the cake mix, add the can of soda, mix well and place in pan, Bake at the temperature directed by the box's direction.  Cut the cake into 12 slices, each slice is 3 points. Ideas for topping-  fat free cool whip, powdered sugar lightly sprinkled, light chocolate syrup, or make frosting and figure out its points.

Strawberry Limeade
each 12 oz glass = 1 point
Personal Serving Size

  • 1 can diet Sprite/7-UP
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 1/2 c crushed ice
Take your strawberries, and place them in a blender or food processor. Blend them. Crush your ice. Pour your soda into a glass. Add the strawberries and ice to your glass. Mix and drink.

Party Serving

  • 1 2-liter of diet Sprite/7-UP
  • 1 package of strawberries
  • 8 cups crushed ice
Process the strawberries and ice, add soda. Serve in a pitchers, glasses, or punch bowl. Fresca works well too.

Have fun at your parties.

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