Welcome to Inspiring Food, Health & Happiness, Simple Nourished Living’s weekly link roundup.
Encouragement and inspiration are critical whenever you’re trying to change your habits. This is especially true when the habits involve eating better, losing weight and creating a healthy balanced lifestyle.
Sticking with the slow and steady sensible balanced approach to lasting change can seem dull and out of step when compared with our society’s obsession with the opposing messages of overindulgent excess on one hand, and extreme fad diets on the other.
My mission is to provide you with a constant supply of motivating articles and enticing Weight Watchers friendly recipes to encourage your pursuit of a happy, healthy, balanced life.
Here are my hand-picked selections, as well as most popular recipes on Simple Nourished Living this week. Enjoy!
WW Freestyle Friendly Recipes & Healthy Lifestyle Articles:
Free Weight Watchers Meal Plan with Freestyle SmartPoints (Slender Kitchen) – When starting a new diet, having a meal plan is one of the things that can help the most. To help you get started, we put together this free WW Freestyle friendly meal plan that includes ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even some snacks. Plus it has a complete shopping list to make grocery shopping easy.
How to Stop Procrastinating in 10 Seconds (Stephen Guise) – Is procrastination preventing you from hitting your healthy eating and/or exercise targets? If so you’ll want to read this effective technique to get you on track in 10 seconds. They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but often it’s the first step that is the most challenging.
WW Southern Style Oven Friend Chicken (WeightWatchers) – Mom used to make a version of this using big pieces of bone-in, skin on chicken. I was happy to come across this lightened up, flavor-boosted version from an old WW Weekly. (3SP)
Busting One of the Biggest Myths About Boosting Metabolism (MindBodyGreen) – We’re constantly told to snack to boost our metabolism, but that advice is completely wrong–and may even cause you to gain more weight. In this video, JJ Virgin explains the hormonal consequences of snacking regularly, and a better way to manage the insulin ups and downs of food consumption. Cutting back on the snacking habit, which I first adopted when trying to eat more like a French lady and is consistent with the concept of Intermittent Fasting, has made a big difference in my ability to maintain my weight.
Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus (Slender Kitchen) – Chocolate and chickpeas! Before you immediately call me crazy, please give it a chance because it is a shockingly good and healthy dessert option. Kids go crazy for it and if you are a Weight Watcher, it’s 0 SmartPoints on the new Freestyle plan if you make it with stevia or a low calorie sweetener.
Five (5) of the Most Popular Recipes on Simple-Nourished-Living This Week:
- Chicken Salad with Apples & Cranberries (3SP)
- Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole (4SP)
- Slow Cooker Ham & Split Pea Soup (2SP)
- Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy (1SP)
- No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (5SP)
*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.
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