Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sausage, Apple & Lentil Casserole

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday! This is a regular feature hosted by the For the Love of Blogs community. I figured I would jump in and add my tuppence worth and show you a dish that we had on Saturday. It was simply gorgeous and will definitely become one of our firm family favourites. The best thing is that it's a Weight Watchers recipe! This is great because it means I can keep on track with the weight loss which you guys have been so great about encouraging me to do. The results have been well worth it and I'm happy that I'm finally back on track again.

Each week Weight Watchers releases a small publication called 'Your Week' containing tips, advice, inspiration and recipes for the week. I find it useful to read in about 5 seconds flat and then I don't look at it again for the rest of the week. Bad, bad dieter!! LOL. I really should pay it more attention as there are always some really gorgeous looking recipes included. Some weeks more than others. Last week when I headed back to the meeting for the first time in aaaaaaages I picked up the 'Your Week' and gave it the usual cursory glance before shoving it in my bag alongside several boxes of WW Chocolate or Cereal bars and a couple of packets of WW crisps. I thought that would be 'it' as per usual, however, our wonderful leader Mandy pointed out a couple of interesting tips to us during the meeting and that made me dig it out again and have a really good read. I'm so glad she did because this recipe caught my eye and I took it straight home and made Himself look at it. It was good timing really as he was just preparing the weekly menu and shopping list!

Of course, the 'Your Week' had a photograph of this recipe piled up high with lashings of onions and sausages draped artistically in the food equivalent of the girl-on-the-car-bonnet photo. Mine, however, looked somewhat plainer.... but I still took a photo because a photo is always good on a blog post, right?


Ok, ignore the photo then.... and trust me, this dish is delicious!! (and my photography skills are not)

Sausage, Apple & Lentil Casserole

Mist a large casserole dish with calorie controlled cooking spray and add 6 Weight Watchers Premium Pork Sausages, halved. Fry, turning, for 5 minutes until starting to brown. Add 2 onions, sliced into thin wedges, with a splash of water and fry, stirring, for a further 10 minutes. Stir in ½ tbsp plain flour to coat, then add 1 x 410g can green lentils, drained, 600ml hot chicken stock and 1tbsp fresh sage leaves, chopped. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 20 minutes until thickened. Add 300g apples, peeled cored and sliced into thick wedges, and simmer for a further 10 minutes, until the apple wedges are tender. Divide between 4 bowls. Serve with 50g crusty bread each.

All this for only 8 ProPoints, including the bread!! Bargain.

I know that my daughters both pulled their noses up at it, but they missed out. Unfortunately both my kids are at that stage where if it's not coated in batter and deep fried they won't touch it. More's the pity!

I'm off to print the recipe off so that I can put it in my stack of trusty recipes. Will it join your regular repetoire? Let me know once you've tried it!

PS. If you're not overly worried about watching your waistline then you can use non-diet sausages and lashings of butter on the crusty bread.... oh and you'll want to cook up a double batch because I guarantee you'll want a second helping!

5 comments:

  1. MMM sounds very nice there Anthea thanks for sharing..no need for apologies on pickies cos I aint much better at it either..posted a new calligraphy text tonight if you are interested..it is night over here..:)
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  2. Super low in points for such a hearty and good looking meal! I love weight watchers recipes :) Thanks for sharing!
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  3. I had no idea you could eat this heartily on WW! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. mmmm looks and sounds amazing!! You have a new follower. =]

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