I consider myself a connoisseur of jalapeño poppers!! They are most definitely in my top 5 all-time favorite foods! After years of collecting research (aka ordering them at nearly every different restaurant we’ve ever frequented across the country😄) I became tired of paying their high SmartPoints price in my tracker. Based on the WW app, restaurant and pre made, frozen jalapeño poppers range anywhere from 3 -7 SmartPoints EACH. That’s PER POPPER people! Lol…Ouch!
I knew I could make them taste just as good (even better than many I’ve tried) and a whole lot lighter at home once I got my air fryer(s). Yes with the air fryer again! I can’t rave about mine enough! If you still don’t have one (Vicki K!!!!➡️➡️➡️) double tap the photo below and check the brand I use!! The options for making tasty restaurant-type-foods for a fraction of the SmartPoints are endless with an air fryer. It’s a must have!
After some trial and error, I’ve perfected my at-home version! We have them at least once a week as an appetizer because they are sooo good and so low in SmartPoints! I make them up ahead of time, then throw however many we plan to eat that night in the air fryer before I start working on dinner. This way, there is something really SmartPoints-worthy to snack on while cooking instead of taking BLTs (bite, licks and tastes) of anything I can get my hands on while prepping dinner. Occasionally, the poppers ARE the meal. I cut them up while they are hot and put them on top of a big salad with tomato, onion and light ranch dressing as my entire dinner. Yum!
I’ve experimented with more complicated recipes and none were as nearly tasty as this simple, simple, simple “hack” in my self proclaimed, Jalapeño Popper Expert opinion😉. It’s so easy, I can’t really even call it a “recipe” can I?? Food idea, perhaps?? Regardless of what you call it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
2 Poppers = 1 SmartPoint (on all 3 WW food plans🟣🔵🟢)
Fresh jalapeños ~ 0 Smartpoints
Light Laughing Cow Cheese ~ I use Spicy Pepper Jack, which is 1 Smartpoint per wedge, even when more than one wedge is used.
Olive oil spritz/spray
Tajin* optional but highly recommended!
1.) Wash jalapeños, cut the ends off and remove seeds and core, unless you like them REALLY spicy! This little corer tool has been a life saver. Trying to get the seeds out with a knife is very tricky and requires far more patience than I have!
2.) Stuff each pepper with cheese. I try to use 1/2 a wedge per pepper. Although it doesn’t completely stuff the pepper, the cheese is so strong it does the trick. If the peppers are large, feel free to use more cheese and simply adjust the Smartpoint total accordingly.
3.) Spritz poppers with olive oil and if desired, sprinkle with Tajin. Before moving to the west coast, I had never had Tajin or even heard of it. Now, less than a year later, I can’t live without it! If you’re not familiar, it’s a lime-ish, taco-ish flavored seasoning that tastes great on nearly everything…..popcorn, salads, in dips, over grilled veggies, etc., etc.
4.) Air fry the poppers at 350* for 15 minutes. I have noticed different brands of air fryers cook at various temps, so be sure to check your poppers a couple of times and adjust your cook time accordingly.
5.) Serve plain, with light ranch or with BBQ sauce for dipping. We like BBQ sauce with our poppers the best. Typical BBQ sauce is 3 Smartpoints for 2 tablespoons. We switched to G Hughes Smokehouse Hickory flavored sugar free BBQ sauce because it’s ZERO Smartpoints for THREE tablespoons and tastes just as good!
I’ve added 6 additional virtual workshops to my weekly schedule. Yahoo!! I’ll be leading 2 Saturday morning WW Virtual Workshops and 4 WW Virtual Workshops on Wednesdays….3 in the morning and 1 in the evening. Yahoo, again! See the detailed schedule below and if there’s a time that works for you be sure to put a reminder in your phone to log on so you don’t forget! It doesn’t matter what part of the world you’re in, if you’re a WW member you can attend any virtual workshop and as many per week as you’d like!!!
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👩🏻💻Terra’s WW Virtual Workshop Schedule👩🏻💻
***Updated July 15, 2020***
Fresno, California Connect Group
Thornton Colorado Connect Group
7a, 830a & 11a🌊Pacific Time
8a, 930a & 12p🏔Mountain Time
9a, 1030a& 1p⏰Central Time
Littleton Colorado Connect Group
Fresno California Connect Group
8a, 10a & 12:15p🌊Pacific Time
9a, 11a& 115p🏔Mountain Time
10a, 12p & 215p⏰Central Time
Saturdays– Fairfield Commons Lakewood, Colorado Connect Group
630a & 8a🌊Pacific Time
7:30a & 9a🏔Mountain Time
830a & 10a⏰Central Time
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