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Bruschetta – Weight Watchers Freestyle

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I love appetizers. No party is complete without them!

With the holidays coming up, this Brushetta will make a perfect appetizer. There are a few things that I did to lighten up this recipe.

I bought a loaf of French baguette bread that was not sliced. I wanted to slice the bread myself.

That’s because a 1 ounce piece of this bread is two points, but slicing it into a 1/2 ounce slice is only one point. That saves one point for each piece of bread, which helps to make this Bruschetta 2 Freestyle points per piece.

Once my bread was all sliced I put it on a baking sheet. I mixed one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, then brushed it onto the bread. It’s not a lot of oil, but the bread will still toast up perfectly.

I mixed together tomatoes, red onions, basil, chicken breast, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. I added chicken breast to give it some protein and make it a little more filling. I really liked it!

I only added 1 teaspoon of oil to the tomato mixture. This helped to cut back on points, plus I don’t think it needed more than that.

The last thing I did was added a balsamic glaze. It’s really easy to make, I just simmered 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar for 7 minutes to let it reduce and thicken up.

I didn’t even use all of the balsamic glaze, a little but goes a long way. I put the leftover balsamic glaze in a small container with a lid and put it in the fridge. When I want to use it I will just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen it up.

Overall this recipe is very easy to make, and perfect for parties! It’s also great as a light lunch.

 

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

 

Weight Watchers Freestyle Bruschetta 6

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Bruschetta – Weight Watchers Freestyle
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Yield: 20 servings (2 Freestyle points per serving)

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: freestyle, weight watchers, WWFreestyle
Ingredients
  • 1 French baguette loaf – cut into 20 slices that are a half ounce each
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onions, chopped
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic powder in a small bowl. Brush the top of each baguette slice with the garlic oil.

  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake 10 minutes.

  4. In a small sauce pan add the balsamic vinegar and bring to a simmer for 7 minutes, then remove from heat.

  5. In a medium bowl add the tomatoes, red onions, chicken breast, basil leaves, teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper, then stir the mixture.

  6. Place a tablespoon of the mixture onto each baguette.

  7. Add a small amount of the balsamic glaze to each piece.

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