Disqus for Where Are My Knees

Weight Watchers friendly crayfish, mango & avocado salad recipe

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Serves 2 - 7 Pro Points per serving


  • 1 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • red chilli
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion or some spring onions
  • 125g crayfish (I bought mine pre-prepared in Lidl)
  • 1 large mango, peeled, pitted, sliced
  • 1 large avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, sliced
  • lettuce leaves

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper then mix in onion and leave to marinate for 15 minutes.
Form a bowl with little gem lettuce on a plate and add any other salad leaves you have. Place avocado, mango and crayfish on top and drizzle over the dressing. 

I think this would look lovely served in glasses for a dinner party and it's so colourful even kids might try some.
If you wanted to turn this into the Marks and Spencer version you could add some wild rice that is coloured with a little paprika instead of avocado and a couple of teaspoons of coconut cream but coconut cream is extremely high in points. The M&S one retails for about £4 but you could make 2-3 portions of this at home for the same price. Save money and pro points by making your own, it's so easy!

Day in the life of Weight Watchers - Salmon and spicy bean salsa recipe

Monday, 7 July 2014

I had my second weigh in since starting back on the Weight Watchers plan yesterday and have now lost a total of 5lbs in two weeks. I was a little disappointed to only lose 2lbs in my first week back but I already ate pretty well before heading back to class and still used skimmed milk and ate a high protein and vegetable based diet so the changes were not as extreme for me as some other people joining for the first time. 5lbs is a pretty decent loss and and I've enjoyed getting back on track and eating plenty of tasty food.

This is what I ate on Sunday, I tend to have a more relaxed approach on the weekends and eat more 'treat' type foods and have a late brunch. I also ate some cherries and a peach which aren't photographed.

Brunch  - Baked beans, mushrooms, bacon medallions and egg. All Filling and healthy, no counting.

Lunch - crumpets, Nutella (1 of 2 daily treats) fruit, water.

Tea with skimmed milk, WW bar (2 of 2 daily treats)

My evening meal was so tasty but simple to cook so I thought I would share the recipe:

Serves 2 - 420 calories - 2 of your 5 a day


- 200g 2 x Salmon fillets
- 400g Canned mixed beans, drained
- 227g Canned chopped tomatoes
- 20g Fresh coriander, finely chopped
- 1 Red chilli, finely chopped


  1. In a bowl combine the black beans and tomatoes.
  2. Stir in coriander, chilli and salt.
  3. Pan fry Salmon for 3 or 4 minutes on each side to thoroughly cooked.
  4. Serve salmon with salsa and a green salad.
I started counting points again this week after two weeks on the simple start plan. I'm going to mix it up so some days I will count points and other follow the Filling & Healthy plan. Hoping for another solid loss of around 2lbs this week.