“ Type: Other Vegetables „
I absolutely love cauliflower cheese, so when I saw that our local Tesco had started to stock this item, I couldn't wait to try it.
First, a quick word on WeightWatchers meals - I think they're great. They clearly aren't as nice as 'full-fat' ranges, and you would be wrong to expect this. However, they aren't too bad at all! The serving sizes really are quite large, they are pricier than supermarket own brand 'diet' meals, but not by much, and in my experience they tend to have a long refrigerator life. The 'points' system is helpful for those on the WeightWatchers diet and all of their meals are low-fat.
So, back to the cauliflower cheese. It is a chilled portion of cauliflower florets in a cheese sauce, with a herb crumb topping. It is a 250g portion, which easily serves two as a side dish, or one as a stand-alone meal. There are a measily 113 calories per pack, equivalent to 2 WW points, with 1.8g of saturated fat. This compares to Tesco finest cauliflower cheese - with 250 calories and 11.25g saturated fat for the same sized portion. This product costs approx £1.20 and is available in most supermarkets. It can be oven-cooked in 25 mins and microwaved in 3 mins and can be cooked straight from the freezer.
It does taste nice, if not as 'cheesy' as the full-fat versions, and is definitely helped out with some seasoning. The sauce is also slightly watery, as to be expected with a low-fat product. Overall, it is an excellent choice for someone trying to eat healthily, as long as you accept that it can never be as good as the real thing!
A low fat vegetable side dish made with tender cauliflower florets in a rich creamy cheddar cheese sauce, garnished with a herb crumb topping.