Welcome to my Weight Watchers Friendly Weekly Recipe and 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.
Here are this week’s hand-picked selections, as well as the most popular recipes on Simple Nourished Living this week. Enjoy!
Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes & Links I Bookmarked Week
Chipotle Calories Can Add Up – I love how you can customize your meal at Chipotle, but it is important to choose wisely to avoid trouble. Lisa studied the menu to come up with the most healthy and least healthy options. (Snack Girl)
Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Sausage – This healthy low carb Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Sausage makes an easy dinner that’s is packed with protein, veggies, and a quick homemade basil pesto. For just 350 calories and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, it make a great substitute for your favorite pesto pasta. (Slender Kitchen)
When You Have Too Much To Do – It can be challenging to make time for taking care of yourself when you are overloaded. How do you keep up with it all? How do you find focus and peace and get stuff accomplished when you have too much on your plate? In this short primer, Leo looks at some key strategies and tactics for taking on an overloaded life with an open heart, lots of energy, and a smile on your face. (Zen Habits)
Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa (Chipotle Copycat) – The amazing pressure cooking ability of the Instant Pot allows you to cook the beef in about 80% less time than if slow roasted in an oven or slow cooker. And it’s still just as moist and luscious as you’d want it to be.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – These buffalo chicken meatballs are easy to make, super filling and I won’t lie they are spicy, but you can always lower the hot sauce to tone them down a bit. Makes 36 meatballs and a serving of 3 is just 1 smart point on WW Freestyle! (Drizzle Me Skinny)
Kristen’s Healthy Meal Plan #5 – This week’s healthy meal plan is packed with dishes you will love – Lemon Broccoli Pasta with Shrimp, Slow Cooker Banh Mi Pork, Bang Bang Chicken and Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal (Slender Kitchen)
Make Ahead Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Bars – Forget mixing up batter and flipping flapjacks each morning. Make a batch of these healthy pancake-like breakfast bars in advance! Then enjoy them hot, warm, or chilled. (Hungry Girl)
75 WW Freestyle Recipes for Breakfast – If you are looking for more delicious breakfast ideas that fit into the Weight Watchers FreeStyle program, this list is perfect! Katie has assembled a great collection of recipes from classic egg recipes to the best breakfast cookies all arranged by Freestyle SmartPoints value! (You Brew My Tea)
Weight Watchers Friendly Videos I Bookmarked this Week
In this video Amanda shares an example of what she eats on Freestyle for a Day. She also talks about indulgent meals and their effect on her weight loss as she gets closer to her goal. I love when she shares her “lightbulb moment” on how some of the people she was following on social media were causing her to feel bad about herself and what she did about it. Her epiphany related to her self talk is powerful too.
Jules from The Stone Soup blog shows us how to make a quick and easy warm chicken salad…
Author of the NYT Bestseller, Naturally Thin, Bethenny Frankel shows a few quick and easy salads on the go in this video…
Five Popular Recipes on Simple-Nourished-Living This Week
5 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Lasagna “My husband and I made this last night and we really enjoyed it. Very delicious and easy to assemble. He took more in his lunch today! We will make again. Thank you!” – Deanna
New on Simple-Nourished-Living
WW Honey Lime Salmon with Confetti Corn Salad Recipe (2 SmartPoints)
*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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