A Day of Experimentation

Today I had some fun experimenting with my air fryer! As I am trying to stay veggie centric with my meal preps, I decided to take on the falafel this week. Here is the recipe I used: https://www.skinnytaste.com/air-fryer-falafel/.

This recipe is 134 calories/ 1 point on WW Blue for 3 balls. A bargain!

I followed this recipe as closely as I could. It calls for 1/3 cup each parsley (I used Italian parsley), cilantro, and scallions. I honestly was not sure how to measure herbs like that, so I used my instincts, and although these came much greener than the photo in the original recipe, they definitely have the right flavor profile, but taste a little more herby. I am pairing these with my take on a Mediterranean/ Israeli Salad. My salad consists of Persian cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, red onions, and Power Greens. I made a tahini dressing seasoned with sumac and lemon, which you will find here: https://www.crowdedkitchen.com/mediterranean-salad-with-falafel-and-sumac-tahini-dressing/#tasty-recipes-3598-jump-target

Last week I got stuck with a bad bag of Gala Apples from my beloved Trader Joe’s. Can’t always get it right! Anyway, instead of tossing them, I sliced them, sprinkled them with cinnamon and a dash of salt, and air fried them. Here is where I got the idea: https://www.hungry-girl.com/weekly-recipes/air-fryer-apple. These little morsels will take the place of blueberries in my yogurt bowl breakfasts this week.

Air fried Apple Slices. A yummy 0 point snack.

As I am publishing every other week now, I had a full day last Sunday, so my meal prep had to be quick. I pulled out Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm Pasta, and mixed it with their Bruschetta Sauce (thank you, friend Stacey for that idea). I paired the “pasta” with Trader Joe’s Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage. This was a truly delicious combination, and took no time to put together. I will say that the box of “pasta” says it is 3 servings. I am here to tell you that it is more like 2 servings. Also, the “pasta” did not keep all the way through the week. My advice is to eat this within 2-3 days of prepping it for best results.

A winning combination of a meal prep that literally took no time.

Trust me, I would be no where without my meal prep routine with regard to my WW maintenance plan. I hope I have inspired you today to play with your food a little. Experiment with foods from other cultures, and flavor profiles. Expand your palette! The interwebs is full of fabulous culinary inspiration. Check it out. Here is a page that will give you a head start: http://Best Food Blogs for Weight Watchers Recipes.

Lastly, here is a little reminder for you:

Make it a great week! As always, I am open to any and all of your comments, critiques, and questions. Send them to me!

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One thought on “A Day of Experimentation

  1. I just got one last week. Experimenting with it. Thanks for sharing tie recipes.

    Marcy Ellenbogen Consultrepreneur/Integrated Media Buyer 818.469.2766 http://www.oreyo.com

    On Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 4:06 PM Confessions of a Baby Boomer Mermaid wrote:

    > marshaleeg posted: ” Today I had some fun experimenting with my air fryer! > As I am trying to stay veggie centric with my meal preps, I decided to take > on the falafel this week. Here is the recipe I used: > https://www.skinnytaste.com/air-fryer-falafel/. This recipe is 134 ” >

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