3 ZeroPoint foods to fill you up on myWW+ Green
ZeroPoint™ foods are super-flexible and can be used in lots of delicious (and unexpected) ways. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.
ZeroPoint Hero: Cauliflower
Puree boiled cauliflower florets into mashed potatoes for extra creaminess. (Use half cauliflower and half potatoes).
Use cauliflower as a rice alternative. Pro tip: To cut down on prep time, look for bagged cauliflower in the produce or freezer section.
Try it out: Spiced cauliflower 'rice'
Use cauliflower pizza as a rice base. Definitely different, but give it a go!
Try it out: Mozzarella & pepperoni cauliflower crust pizza
ZeroPoint Hero: Apples
Serve them with something savoury.
Sautéed apples are delicious paired with chicken and pork.
Try it out: Sticky drumsticks with apple & fennel slaw
Sweeten the deal - without sugar.
Cooked apples add sweetness (but no SmartPoints value) to breakfast recipes.
Try it out: Apple & coconut bircher muesli
Add crunch to sandwiches.
Thickly sliced crispy apples (like Granny Smith) are a delicious substitute for bread. Just add fillings. Pro tip: Drizzle the cut surfaces of an apple with a bit of lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
Try it out: Turkey, apple & smoked Cheddar wraps
Apples release a gas called ethylene, which causes some produce to ripen faster. Store apples separately from other fruit (unless you want them to ripen fast, too).
ZeroPoint Hero: Pumpkin
Pro tip: Make sure to buy canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling! They're two very different things.
Add it to cakes.
It'll add plenty of sweetness, making bakes rich and moist.
Try it out: Wholemeal pumpkin cake
Boost your sauces.
Canned pumpkin adds extra creaminess to sauces in pasta recipes.
Try it out: Spelt pasta with squash & egg
Make a better batter.
Adding canned pumpkin to pancakes helps reduce the amount of butter needed and adds 7 grams of fibre. Combining canned pumpkin with flavourings and letting them sit for an hour will infuse the pumpkin with the flavour.
Try it out: Pumpkin pie pancakes
Every single part of a pumpkin is edible. Yep, you can eat the skin, leaves, flowers, pulp, seeds and even the stem!