Coming up with easy fresh and delicious dinner ideas is an ongoing challenge for most busy working folks.
I’m always on the lookout for recipes that are quick, easy, healthy and delicious. A tricky combination if there ever was one.
Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions is designed to help put an end to dinnertime stress! Its Test Kitchen-approved recipes were created with health-conscious families and hectic schedules in mind.
Each of Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals’ 280 recipes meet at least ONE of these two criteria:
It requires five ingredients or less (excluding water, cooking spray, salt, pepper and optional ingredients) or it can be made in 15 minutes or less. And many do both.
The book is broken out into the following chapters:
- Meatless Mains
- Fish and Shellfish
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The recipes are simple and straightforward. Many of them include suggestions for quick and easy sides. Each recipe has a full nutritional analysis making it easy to calculate Weight Watchers Points. And there are more than 100 complete menus and 25 desserts with a tempting full color photo of each.
Instructions are clear and concise. And there short cut kitchen tips dispersed throughout the book.
If you live in a small town or don’t have access to a well stocked grocery store a few of the ingredients may be tricky to find. I haven’t seen anything I couldn’t find in my local market here in Phoenix.
Dinner Recipes that caught my eye include Jamaican Red Beans and Rice Soup, Chicken Florentine Soup, Greek Chicken Salad Pitas, Chicken, Spinach and Blueberry Salad, Grilled Southwestern Shrimp Salad, Refried Beans and Rice Burritos, Cowboy Flank Steak, Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce and Two Tomato Turkey Sausage Pizza.
And I can’t wait to try several of the desserts including brownie bites, vanilla sponge cakes with berries, triple chocolate pudding, blueberry lemon white chocolate tarts, and chocolate toffee ice cream pie.
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*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.