We have already presented the points diet to you in another article and provided you with a table with the foods and their respective points, as well as a sample menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days. But since we know that this is by no means enough, we have a few more recipe ideas for you today, with which you can make your diet more colorful and varied. Here are some ideas for all three main meals of the day, as well as delicious ideas for snacks in between. The recipes are suitable for the 30-point diet as well as the 60- or 13-point diet or whatever number of points you are allowed to use. With their help, it will be much easier for you to actually stick to this popular point diet. Don’t you know what to prepare today? Then read through our point diet recipes. You are sure to find something that suits your taste.
Points diet with ideas for breakfast
Every day should start with a good breakfast. This is no different with the points diet either. Only then will your body and circulation really get going in the morning so that you can start the new day well and full of energy. Here are a few ideas for a delicious breakfast.
Italian egg from the oven
- 450 g marinara sauce
- 4 large eggs
- 100 g grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (less or more if desired)
- a few basil leaves, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees. Put the sauce in a larger ovenproof bowl and sprinkle with the basil. Make four hollows in the sauce and put an egg in each one. Then sprinkle parmesan and paprika flakes on top of the eggs. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. If you want soft eggs, you can take them out of the oven earlier. The main thing is that the egg white is ready. This recipe brings you only a few points for the points diet, so you can easily combine it with main dishes.
Apple and cinnamon pancakes with whole wheat flour
- 85 g whole wheat flour
- 85 ml milk or water
- 1 egg white
- 50 g unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of sweetener or sugar substitute
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
For this point diet recipe, mix the dry ingredients together and in an extra bowl of milk, egg white and applesauce. Then add the flour mixture to the other ingredients and stir until everything is well combined. A thick dough should result. If it is too thick for you, you can gradually dilute it with a tablespoon of water until the desired consistency is achieved. Heat a pan and add a little fat. Now bake the pancakes to the desired brown color.
Egg and taco breakfast muffins
- 225 g ground beef
- 115 g low-fat Mexican cheese mix
- 6 eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning mix
- 100 g salsa sauce
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- salt and pepper
3 POINTS per serving
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and generously grease a muffin tin. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the ground beef in it. Add the taco spices and mix everything together well. Take the pan off the hob, stir in the salsa sauce and set aside. In a bowl, crush the eggs and egg whites and season with salt and pepper. Now distribute this mixture evenly in the muffin tins. Then distribute the ground beef (about 2 tablespoons per muffin tin). Finally, add a slightly heaped tablespoon of cheese and bake the egg muffins for 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the mold. Afterwards, the egg muffins for the points diet should cool down completely before consumption.
If you want to eat something light instead of a heavy main course, you can also use a salad. With the point diet, salads are also great as a side dish to meat. So use them in a variety of ways and supply your body with many important vitamins and minerals.
Asian dressing salad
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 POINTS per tablespoon of dressing
Cut any vegetables (e.g. lettuce leaves, radishes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and parsley) into small pieces for a salad. Prepare the dressing from the products listed above. Serve a portion and add as much dressing as you like to taste.
Pasta salad with avocado and tomato
- 100 g of pasta
- 4 tbsp fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
- 300 g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 red onion
- 1 cooked skinless chicken breast
- 1 handful of fresh coriander (to taste)
- 1 pinch of salt
For this point diet recipe, cook the pasta first. In the meantime, mix the mayonnaise with the lime juice in a bowl and chop the tomatoes, onions, chicken and avocado that you add as well. Drain the finished cooked noodles, rinse them with cold water to cool them down, and drain them again. Put the pasta in the bowl with the mayonnaise. Chop the coriander, stir it into the salad and season with the salt.
Zucchini salad with homemade pesto
- 3 eggs
- 4 large zucchinis, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 small red onion, cut into rings
- 1/4 cup basil, finely chopped
For the pesto:
- 1 large avocado (approx. 130 g)
- 2 teaspoons of garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
4 POINTS per 1/8 of the salad
Put the eggs in water in a saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Then turn off the stove and leave the eggs in the water for another 11 to 12 minutes. Then throw away the hot water and fill it with cold water instead to stop the eggs from cooking. Place a colander on a large bowl and add the zucchini noodles, then sprinkle with salt. While doing this, stir evenly. Let the zucchini steep, stirring again at intervals. The zucchinis release liquid.
Now prepare the pesto for the point diet salad by adding the avocado, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender and processing into a paste. Then add the basil and puree one more time, adding the olive oil. Now squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini noodles as you can and put them in a large salad bowl. Mix with the onions, basil and pesto, mix everything together well and then add the peeled and chopped eggs. Homemade croutons also taste good.
Healthy dishes for lunch or dinner
Lunch is no less important than breakfast. While dinner shouldn’t be that difficult, you can eat a little more at lunchtime, because your body has enough time to digest everything until you go to bed. In order to adhere to the points diet, you should of course still pay attention to the ingredients. Otherwise, cooked meals as well as quick sandwiches or the like are allowed. Some delicious recipes follow:
Salad sandwich with chickpeas
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained
- 4 tbsp non-dairy yogurt
- 6 tbsp blackberries from the can, drained
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 pinch of salt
- 6 bread slices
3 POINTS per serving, which is 1/3 of this salad (not including bread)
Put the chickpeas, yogurt, vinegar and salt in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher. A few whole chickpeas can be left over. This is not a problem. Add the blackberries and mash them a little too. Finally stir in the basil. The salad is therefore suitable for consumption. You can also put it in the refrigerator for an hour. During this time, the flavors can unfold and the salad becomes even tastier. Use the Point Diet Salad to top one slice of bread and make a sandwich with a second.
Cauliflower porridge with garlic
- 1 whole garlic (less if you like)
- 900 g cauliflower
- 55 g of low-fat cheese
- 2 tbsp milk (normal or unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Cut off about a quarter of the “head” from the garlic. Make sure that the garlic stays whole. Remove the excess peel, place the garlic on a piece of aluminum foil (shiny side up) and drizzle with olive oil. Now wrap the garlic completely in the foil and bake it for about 40 minutes, until the inside is completely soft.
In the meantime, bring water to a boil in a saucepan and cook the cauliflower florets in it for 8 to 10 minutes until tender. Drain them, then spread them on a clean tea towel to let them cool. 10 minutes should be enough. Wrap the florets with the tea towel and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Then put the cauliflower together with the other ingredients in a blender and puree them. In addition, press the garlic cloves out of their shell from the baked garlic and add them to the puree. Mix for a few more minutes until all the ingredients are completely crushed. The cheese in particular takes a little longer. This point diet recipe is great if you’re looking for a side dish.
Green beans with proscuitto
- 450 g green beans
- 2 small shallots, finely chopped
- 55 g proscuitto, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons of salted butter
- salt and pepper
Melt a tablespoon of the butter in a heated pan. Add the proscuitto and shallots. Fry for about 3 minutes until the proscuitto becomes crispy and set these ingredients aside. Melt the rest of the butter in the same pan. Fry the beans in it for 4 to 5 minutes. They should turn a little brown. Put the proscuitto and shallots back in the pan, season with salt and pepper and mix everything together well. The dish for the point diet is ready!
2 POINTS per serving
Snacks and desserts for the point diet
With the point diet, you should eat something every two or three hours. This means that you should plan for more snacks between the three main meals without exceeding your points. Muffins, cookies, yogurt and the like work well for this purpose. Here are a few ideas:
Apple and oatmeal muffins
- 2 small apples, peeled and grated
- 180 g of flour
- 75 g quick-boiling oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 75 g of brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and grease the muffin tin. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, starting with the dry ones and then adding the rest. Spread the finished dough in the muffin pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
Apricot and cashew balls
- 20 g desiccated coconut (to taste)
- 140 g roasted and salted cashews
- 300 g of dried apricots
- 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil
1 POINT per ball
If you want to use desiccated coconut for this point diet recipe, we recommend baking them in the oven for 3 to 6 minutes in advance. To do this, spread them out on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake until the rasps turn golden brown. Stir more often. Chop the cashews in a blender and then add the apricots, which you also chop. This should create a thick mass. Then add the coconut oil and continue mixing. With the help of a teaspoon or simply with your hands, you can form small balls that you leave on baking paper for an hour. After that, you can store them in a box in the refrigerator.
Granola biscuits with banana
- 2 large bananas (approx. 240 g)
- 120 g peanut butter
- 55 g coconut sugar
- 75 g and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
- 25 g roasted and salted peanuts, roughly chopped
3 POINTS per biscuit
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mash the bananas in a bowl and mix with the peanut butter and coconut sugar. Add the oatmeal, stir, then stir in the peanuts. The finished dough should be moist and thick. Use this dough to form small 1 cm thick biscuits. Bake the cookies for 25 to 30 minutes until the edges turn golden brown and allow to cool before consuming. During your points diet, you can use the biscuits as a snack between meals.
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