Yesterday I gave you 10 tips to lighten up your recipes. Today’s waffle recipe is a terrific example.
The original waffle recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, and weighed in at 180 calories, 11g of fat and 0g of fiber per serving. Just a few simple changes, and now the same serving has 101 calories, 1.72g of fat, and 1.17g of fiber.
Did the family taste tester notice the difference? Of course not. These waffles were just as light and fluffy as could be, and a whole lot healthier.
Happy, healthy cooking!
1 large egg
1 large egg whites (originally 2 eggs)
1 cup flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour (originally 1 3/4 cups refined flour)
1 ¾ cups fat free milk (originally whole milk)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tablespoon oil (originally 1/2 cup!)
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Combine ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Pour 1 cup waffle mix into grids of waffle maker, and bake according to manufacturers directions.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Whole wheat flour contains fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and several minerals. One of the biggest benefits of whole wheat flour over refined white flour is the boost in fiber. Most people don’t get enough fiber in their diet. Fiber is necessary to keep your digestive system functioning at its best.
Calories: 101 per waffle
Weight Watchers PoinstPlus 3
Total Fat: 1.72g
Total Carbs: 17.58g
Dietary Fiber: 1.17g
If you’re looking for more healthy and low calorie Weight Watchers recipes, check out my Recipe page. You’ll find hundreds of recipes that include nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.
Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.
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