Welcome to my first TASTY TUESDAY’S with TERRA blog post! Obviously, I am Terra and today is Tuesday! Pretty clever, huh?? My goal for Tasty Tuesdays with Terra is to post one food idea a week that’s super easy and a great value for your PointsPlus investment. As a Weight Watchers Leader, I have the good fortune of hearing so many, creative, unique food ideas and although I try to share as many as possible in the meeting room, we often run short on time. I also think it’s easier to be able to access my blog and read the ideas rather than just hearing them and trying to quickly jot them down accurately.
My only hesitation with doing this, is that I am NOT a cook and don’t claim to be one! I think you have gathered this already from getting to know me! I am not precise with my measurements and cooking time, but I will do my best to take notes as I try the ideas so that I can put as many specifics in the posts as possible. You might want to tweak the ideas, to fit what works best for you. As a matter of fact, I RECOMMEND that you customize the ideas so that you get the best results for you and your family. Feel free to email me any ideas that YOU would like to share. This is a join effort and a lot more fun when we all help each other. Happy Tasting!
This idea was given to me by Barbara, one of my co-workers at Weight Watchers. Not only is it a lot of bites for very a very low PointsPlus value, it’s SIMPLE! In the photo, you can see that I roasted a whole bag of mini peppers so that I could refrigerate them and “nuke” them for a quick snack. They are better hot out of the oven, but I don’t always have time for that, so re-heating them in the microwave works too. Alter portion size depending on how many PointsPlus values you want to spend and how much cheese you feel like having. I was pleasantly surprised how little cheese it took to give big flavor. Enjoy!
5 mini peppers in various colors
1 piece of light string cheese (the Weight Watchers String Cheese is a good one, but any 1 PointsPlus value string cheese will do)
Preheat oven to 400*. Wash the peppers and cut the tops off. Slice the string cheese into 5 pieces and stuff one in each pepper and place on a baking sheet. I use a cooking stone, but I don’t think it matters. Spritz with olive oil. I use the Weight Watchers Olive Oil Spritzer that we sell in the meeting rooms and 10 spritzes is 1 PointsPlus value, but for 5 mini peppers, you will only need 5 spritzes. Roast for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
1 PointsPlus value per serving
One serving equals 5 mini peppers