About

Martha McKinnon

Martha McKinnon

Hi, I’m Martha.

This blog chronicles the light, easy and delicious recipes, tips, and hints that help me balance my love of food and desire to be happy, healthy and slim.

Thanks to Weight Watchers I was able to lose 30 pounds. (For more on my journey to becoming a WW Lifetime member.) Learning to cook light and tasty recipes that satisfy my cravings has been integral to keeping the weight off.

I believe cooking for yourself is key to losing weight and love the quote, “20 minutes in the kitchen can save you 3 hours on the treadmill.” 

I love trying new recipes but I seem most drawn to the simple home cooking of my childhood. And with each passing year I find myself more focused on keeping things easy and effortless in the kitchen and in my life. That’s why I’ve fallen in love with my slow cooker(s).

In October 2013 I set out to use my slow cooker every day for a year to make Weight Watchers friendly crock pot recipes. And though I lost momentum at the halfway mark, I still continue to use my slow cooker several days a week.

When I’m not experimenting in the kitchen, I share my other passion as a Private Yoga Instructor.

In my free time I love to relax with family and friends, take long walks with my golden ‘Francie,’ read and hang out on my yoga mat.

I believe that the key to living happy, healthy and slim is all about balance and moderation and committing to taking care of yourself. When you take better care of yourself, everyone around you benefits :-)

Please feel free to re-post my content on your blog/website/facebook/pinterest etc. Just credit me with a link back to Simple Nourished Living and send me a link when you put it up. Thanks!

Disclaimer/Please Note: I began including nutritional information and Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS  values on my recipes in September 2011. I’m a longtime Weight Watchers Lifetime Member who believes strongly in their message that it’s not about dieting; its about embracing a healthy lifestyle. I love that fruits and vegetables are now zero PointsPlus foods on the new PointsPlus program. But this site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers in any way. What I write here is about my personal experience on the plan. The views expressed are my own and do not reflect the views of Weight Watchers.

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