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: Tomatoes
Pro tip: Ripen tomatoes at room temperature. Refrigeration slows down ripening and decreases flavor.
Cherry tomatoes stuffed with cheese make for tasty bites.
Try 'em grilled.
Grilling tomatoes releases their naturally sweet juices, which will flavor the rest of your meal.
Try it out: Chicken, tomato and polenta Parmesan packet
Go beyond beefsteak.
Tomatoes come in many shapes and colors. Scout out heirloom varieties at your local farmers' market.
Try it out: Tomato, feta, and fresh herb tart
Did you know? Most tomato varieties are red, although other colors are possible—including green, yellow, orange, pink, black, brown, white, and purple.
ZeroPoint Hero: Eggs
Whip 'em good.
Meringue desserts, like fruit-filled pavlovas are delicious low-SmartPoints sweet treats.
Try it out: Gingerbread meringue tarts
Put them on a pizza.
Add a flavor and protein boost to homemade pizza; top it with a scrambled egg.
Try it out: Breakfast scrambled egg pizza
Add them to entrées.
Eggs are a great addition to vegetarian bowls, Asian stir-fry meals, and soups. Pro tip: Boiled, unpeeled eggs will last up to a week in the fridge.
Putting eggs in an ice bath immediately after boiling will make them much easier to peel. It also helps if you start peeling at the wider end.
Try it out: BLT egg sliders
ZeroPoint Hero: Nonfat Yogurt
Pro tip: The clear liquid in yogurt containers is naturally occurring whey. Don't drain it; stir it back in.
Dough it up.
Combine self-rising flour and yogurt to make a versatile two ingredient dough.
Try it out: Mexican soft tostadas
Chill it out.
Add yogurt to ice pop recipes for a smooth creamy texture.
Try it out: Greek yogurt fudge pops
Move over, mayo.
Swap yogurt for mayonnaise in salads and sides like coleslaw.
Sweeten the deal.
Pro tip: While Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt, it's a little more sour. Stir in some citrus zest to sweeten the flavor.
Try it out: Yogurt with fresh berries