Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fake-Out Diner Dinner - Under 200 Calories and 6 PointsPlus

I hadn't cooked this meal with the "Diner" theme in mind, but when it all came together, it seemed like something you could get at a diner.  Observe:

Spray a skillet with nonstick spray.

Lightly toast two slices of the bread of your choice. (I use Arnold Bakery Light 100% Whole Wheat - 40 calories each, and 2 PointsPlus for 2 slices.)

Butter one side of each slice with the butter of your choice. (I like I Can't Believe It's No Butter Fat Free Spread - 5 calories per tablespoon, and 0 PointsPlus.)

Lay one slice in the heated pan, butter side down.  Tear one stick of light string cheese into strings, and lay on top of the bread.  (The second time I made this, I used two sticks of light string cheese, and it was much better.)

Top with second slice of bread, butter side up.  Once cheese has slightly melted, flip until both sides are as browned as you'd like.
To me, milkshakes are a HUGE part of eating at a diner.  These Weight Watchers Smoothies are a great substitute - only 90 calories and 2 PointsPlus when made with just water and ice.  (Plus it counts as a serving of calcium.)
I finished my diner meal with a side of frozen (microwaved) carrots and a few Vlasic Snack'mmms pickles.

 Overall, the sandwich was 4 PointsPlus (185 calories) and the smoothie was 2 PointsPlus (90 calories).  Since the carrots and pickles are 0 PointsPlus, this entire meal is just 6 PointsPlus!!

Do you think this would satisfy your diner craving?  Let me know what you think.

Until next time, happy eating!!
- Steph


  1. Looks great. :) What is in the shake?

  2. The Weight Watchers smoothies come as a flavored mix, and you just add water. They have a variety of flavors, and you can add water, milk, fruit, ice, or whatever you'd like. They're extremely easy to make, and really quick - not to mention delicious!!

  3. Thanks for letting me know what they were. My husband and I make protein shakes every morning and love them. :)