Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hairy Dieters Go Veggie! -***SmartPoints & Flex***

Ok I have a bit of a confession, I got this book back in November and have kept meaning to finish pointing but life just got in the way. Then the plan changed so I had to go back and start again with the Flex points which pushed it out even further. But I have finally done it. I have to say, this is not my favourite of their books. It's still got some fantastic recipes (the meatless meatballs in particular was a favourite), but I would be more likely to reach for one of their other books. I also am not sure I have given it a fair chance because of that, and it didn't help that I have only just finished pointing it. I try to eat vegetarian at least once a week so will give a few more a try from now on.

As I started this before Christmas, I have worked out the SmartPoints pre and post Flex plus the No Count SmartPoints. I do not have the info to go back and workout the ProPoints though if anyone out there is still following that plan.

Just a few things to note on this post and the posts of the other books!

  • I am in Ireland and do not have access to the same e-tools those in the UK and else where have, so these values have been calculated using the food guides given in classes and the shopping guide. So cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. 
  • For some of the recipes, when working out ProPoints values I did use the calories given in the book as a guide to estimate but have NOT done this for any of the SmartPoint Values.
  • Where the recipe states 'Oil for Spraying' I have used Low Cal Spray Oil (like Frylite) and not used any points for this.
  • Apart from the note about oil above, all recipes have ProPoints & SmartPoints calculated as they are in the book. No substitutions made, if it says full fat cheese thats what I pointed, semi skimmed was pointed as such etc. 
  • However, when working out values for No Count I made a few substitutions
    • Milk changed to skimmed instead of semi skimmed. 
    • Rice changed to brown rice (with the exception of Aboria and Paella)
    • Pasta/Spaghetti changed to brown pasta
    • Cous Cous changed to wholemeal cous cous
    • Rindless Back Bacon changed with bacon medallions
    • Pitta's & Wraps changed to the WW branded versions which are free.
  • Finally, please let me know if any of these are incorrect and I will check and update them ASAP. 
BrunchFlexNo CountSmart
Avocado on Toast888
Creamed Spinach with Eggs557
Mediterranean Biker Brunch103
Pumpkin Pancakes (using skimmed milk)556
Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Compote667
Smoked Tofu & Veg Hash405
Vegetable Juice Bloody Mary555
Starters & SnacksFlexNo CountSmart
Vegetarian Sushi:Avocado Filling (per roll)111
Vegetarian Sushi:Cucumber & Radish Filling (per 2 rolls)111
Vegetarian Sushi:Mushroom Filling (per 2 rolls)111
Spring Rolls222
Super Satay335
Onion Flower444
Artichoke & Lemon Dip (whole recipe)232323
Feta & Spinach Cigarellos111
Roast Chickpeas (whole recipe)5013
Lils Roast Veg Dip (whole recipe)505
Curried Pumpkin Fritters111
Socca & Salsa333
Salads & Savoury SnacksFlexNo CountSmart
Miso Soup (no noodles)112
Spring Vegetable Broth with Dumplings (with quark)313
Spring Vegetable Broth with Dumplings (with ricotta)435
Courgette Mint & Lemon Soup102
Vegetable Chowder324
Red Lentil & Harissa Soup105
Veggie Scotch Broth105
Beetroot, Fennel & Blue Cheese Salad223
Gado Gado Salad434
Smoked Tofu, Avocado & Spinach Salad506
Goats Cheese, Peach and Radicchio Salad535
Jumbo Cous Cous Salad405
Tomato, Feta & Watermelon Salad757
Get Packing - Lunch On The GoFlexNo CountSmart
Noodle Salad435
Spaghetti with Cheesy Courgettes and Greens526
Vegetable Pasties545
Tofu BLT768
Pan Bagnat758
We Miss Meat - Hearty DishesFlexNo CountSmart
Vegetable Garbure005
Mushroom, Leek & Chesnut Pie777
Mushroom & Lentil Ragu (6 servings without pasta)214
Mushroom & Lentil Ragu (8 servings without pasta)215
Roast Vegetable Lasagne (Using leeks)646
Roast Vegetable Lasagne (Using dried lasagne)848
Meatless Meatballs648
Proper Chilli (no creme fraiche)6510
Toad in the Hole (serves 4)11712
Toad in the Hole (serves 6)758
Veggie Burgers (no bun or cheese)113
Vegetarian Lancashire Hotpot848
Stuffed Cabbage Roll (per roll)434
Mushroom Bourguignon (serves 4)545
Mushroom Bourguignon (serves 6)323
Latin American Shepherds Pie (serves 4)548
Latin American Shepherds Pie (serves 6)335
The Main EventFlexNo CountSmart
Vegetable Laska545
Paneer & Pea Curry9810
Red Kidney Bean & Green Bean Curry548
Sweet Potato Saag Aloo404
Veggie Tacos131216
Tofu Stir Fry335
Courgette Caponata Pasta656
Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese636
Barley Risotto with Greens819
Garlicky Bean & Tomato Stew (serves 4)325
Garlicky Bean & Tomato Stew (serves 6)214
Roast Veg Tray Bake426
Cauliflower Pilaf with Lentils & Broad Beans435
Stuffed Aubergines212
Christmassy Cobbler181618
Spiced Vegetable Strudel667
Buddha Bowls516
Puddings & BakesFlexNo CountSmart
Instant Banana Ice Cream223
Pear & Ginger Galette646
Steamed Pudding999
Chocolate Beetroot Cake888
Strawberry & Orange Salad000
Aztec Chocolate Avocado Mousse ( serves 4)171717
Aztec Chocolate Avocado Mousse (serves 6)111111
Pumpkin, Rum & Raisin Ice Cream101010
Spiced Apple Muffins778
Spiced Apple Fairy Cakes444
Side Dishes & BasicsFlexNo CountSmart
Potato & Celeriac Dauphinoise (servies 6)757
Potato & Celeriac Dauphinoise (servies 8)545
Quick Cucumber Salad000
Root Vegetable Rosti (serves 4)506
Root Vegetable Rosti (serves 6)304
Raibow Vegetable Cous Cous 101
Bechamel Sauce (whole recipe)14214
Cranberry Sauce333
Tomato Sauce (whole recipe)11611
Laska Paste (Whole Recipe)000
Onion Gravy (whole recipe)666
Basic Veg Stock (whole recipe)535
Mushroom Stock (whole recipe)636
Spring Vegetable Stock (whole recipe)333
Potato Bread Burger Buns646
Potato Pastry (whole recipe)292229

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