Top Afternoon Tea Recipes
It’s that time of year when the strawberries and cream appear and everyone fancies a spot of afternoon tea on the lawn. So, rather than using all your calories on a delightfully spiffing, but high in fat mound of cake, take a look at our Top Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Afternoon Tea Recipes – and have your best china at the ready!
Cakes and sandwiches can be really high in calories, so we’ve chosen some great low calorie versions and alternatives so that you can stay on track without compromising on all the goodies!
Here’s our Top Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Afternoon Tea Recipes!
Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes
Our Top Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Afternoon Tea Recipes wouldn’t be complete without these Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes. Proper cakes, but in miniature, these cakes are the perfect way to start an afternoon tea.
Summer fruits like blueberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants are iconic flavours throughout ‘afternoon tea’ season, so be sure to keep them stocked in the freezer!
You can use one or all of them to add punchy, fruity flavour to a light summery recipe like our Mini Strawberry Sponges.
You could really use any soft fruit you fancied – blueberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants…. The list is endless!
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Strawberries and cream are a summertime staple, and these Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries were made to be enjoyed in the sunshine! They’re SUPER low in calories, meaning you can enjoy a whole heap of them with your afternoon tea!
If you’re as obsessed with strawberry flavours as we are, having our Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yoghurt on the table is a real treat. It livens up the flavours and cools everyone down! Why not try a light, fruity scoop on a slice of cake or with a scone?
Mini Lemon Curd Cakes
Next up on our list of Top Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Afternoon Tea recipes are our Mini Lemon Curd Cakes. Even if you’re a bit of a novice when it comes to baking, you’ll be sure to find these super easy to bake and add to your afternoon tea selection!
We’ve kept the calories low on this slimming-friendly afternoon tea recipe by using a whisked, fatless sponge. This means that when it’s divided out into individual cakes, it calculates to just 24 calories per cake!
Our love for lemon curd doesn’t stop there! We’ve used it as a tangy topping on our super simple Lemon Sponge Traybake. At only 77 calories per square, the hardest part is stopping after just one…
Ham and Cheese Spinach Swirls
Your afternoon tea spread isn’t complete without a puff pastry offering! Tasty, light and easy to make, our Ham and Cheese Spinach Swirls are always a winner. We’ve filled our version with lean ham, cheese and spinach for a burst of nutrients. Trust us, the melty cheese filling is heavenly!
Who can resist a chocolate brownie?! These Chocolate Brownies will save you bags of calories but keep that chocolatey hit required on an afternoon tea platter!
These work perfectly with either a cup of tea (from a pot darrrhling!) or a coffee. You could even sneak in a Pumpkin Spiced Latte!
If white chocolate is more your thing, then these White Chocolate Blondies will be right up your street! Soooo gooey and squidgy, you won’t believe they’re slimming friendly!
Cinnamon Drizzle Squares
Next up on our list of Top Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Afternoon Tea Recipes are our Cinnamon Drizzle Squares. These always go down an absolute treat with our Facebook group and Instagram followers!
Like all of our baking recipes, these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are really easy to create, even if baking isn’t your forte. At the end of your baking escapades you’ll be rewarded with a sweet treat that will finish off your afternoon tea superbly.
At just 67 calories per square, this really is a fantastic slimming friendly afternoon tea recipe that you’ll try out time and time again! You could even cut them into smaller pieces for your afternoon tea to make the calorie value less.
Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
Next is not only one of our Top Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly Afternoon Tea Recipes, but one of the very best baking recipes we’ve got – Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips.
As with all our baking recipes, it’s very easy to create, even if you feel your baking skills aren’t quite up to scratch! At just 67 calories a slice, our Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips provides a proper cakey treat to any slimming friendly afternoon tea!
Tuna Scotch Eggs
Move over egg canapés, we’re all about these seriously tasty Tuna Scotch Eggs. They’re a great way to fill up without spending too many calories, so you’ll have plenty of room to enjoy as many different offerings as possible!
Pizza Twists with Pizza Dip
When you’re hosting an afternoon tea, it’s good to think about guests with a preference for savoury goodies too! Adding a serving of Pizza Twists with Pizza Dip is an ideal crowd-pleaser anybody can have a nibble of – kids will love them too!
Super simple to make with very few ingredients, you can rustle these pizza-flavoured bites up in just 15 minutes. The only thing better than how easy they are to make is the calorie count: just 46 per twist!
This American-style Strawberry Shortcake was made to be enjoyed as part of an afternoon tea spread. More like a soft, light scone than your typical shortcake-based biscuit, each of these shortcakes is a perfect cuppa companion at only 291 calories per serving.
We’ve filled ours with juicy strawberries and creamy fat-free yoghurt, so every bite is deliciously sweet and satisfying. In a time pinch? You can bake and freeze your shortcake in advance, so all that’s left to do is add the fruity, creamy filling once the sun’s out!
Crustless Quiche Lorraine
Perfect for picnics, parties and patio teas, this easy to bake Crustless Quiche Lorraine has everything you want from a normal quiche, but without the pastry!
Not only does the lack of crust mean that it’s lower in calories but you’d be surprised at how many people prefer a quiche without the outer casing.
You can change the fillings too – why not try some tomato, ham, peppers, or whatever takes your fancy!
When it comes to finger food, these Sausage Rolls are a firm favourite and let’s face it, everyone loves a sausage roll. The hard part is stopping yourself from putting them on your plate before you realise you’ve forgotten to count your calories!
Fear not though, for these amazing buffet bangers are a sure win for any afternoon tea you’re planning on having this summer!
Elderflower Gin Fizz Cocktail
Afternoon tea is traditionally served with a hot drink (errr…tea!) but champagne afternoon tea is proving pretty popular so why not try one of these sparkling cocktails instead!
This Elderflower Gin Fizz Cocktail is light and refreshing with a boozy kick. The taste of elderflower screams summertime and it works as a great palate cleanser between tasty bites!
Speaking of summertime, our Strawberry Daiquiri is another great option if you’re looking for a cooling tipple that’s tasty without overpowering your plateful of afternoon tea bites!
Ready to put on a slimming-friendly afternoon tea spread?
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