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.
Sticking with the slow and steady sensible balanced approach to lasting change can seem dull and out of step when everywhere you look people seem to be swinging between overindulgent excess and extreme deprivation based diets.
Here are this week’s hand-picked selections, as well as the newest and most popular recipes on Simple Nourished Living this week. Enjoy!
WW Weekly Topic: Choose Your Moves
I couldn’t help but giggle when I read this week’s WW topic, suggesting that the way to reap the benefits of physical activity is to do something you enjoy. Why? Because this is a topic I first explored here on the the blog way back in 2010! If you are interested in reading more about this interesting subject here are a couple of articles for you:
- The Best Exercise for Weight Loss Is Not What You Think!
- To Lose Weight & Feel Great Replace Exercise with Play
Easy Healthy WW Friendly Recipes & Links I Bookmarked Week:
Parmesan Crusted Chicken (2 Freestyle SP) – No one loves sacrificing their favorite foods because they are watching what they eat but if we want to see changes, we need to re-think the foods we love and come up with healthier ways to enjoy them. This Parmesan Chicken is one of those. It takes all the delicious flavor of the heavier, fried dish and wraps it into a lighter, baked option that is just as delicious. (Slender Kitchen)
Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach (6 Freestyle SP) – A hearty soup combining Italian sausage, tomatoes, broth and tortellini to warm you inside and out (Recipe Diaries)
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (0SP) – Zero Point Spicy Chicken Chili that’s made in the slow cooker couldn’t be easier to make and is really delicious. With just enough spice, plenty of veggies, and lean ground chicken you will love all the flavor without any guilt. (Slender Kitchen)
2-Ingredient Cakes – 5 Ways to Make 2-Ingredient cake using a variety of ingredients including club soda, plain nonfat greek yogurt, canned pumpkin and egg whites. (Hungry Girl)
On Simple-Nourished-Living This Week:
Southwestern Beet Salad (2 Freestyle SP) – A few months back while traveling in Morocco my friend Hallie ran across this wonderful rendition of beets. It’s a lighter vegan alternative to the popular combination of beets and goat cheese that seems to pop up everywhere these days.
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Clusters (3 freestyle SP) – With raisins and nuts, my sister was able to create a low-sugar tasty treat that was extremely satisfying and super fast to make. Like a homemade Nestle Chunky Bar only lighter and healthier and perfectly portion-controlled.
Five (5) of the Most Popular Recipes on Simple-Nourished-Living This Week
Chicken Salad with Apples & Cranberries (3SP) – Leftover rotisserie chicken, apples, celery, and dried cranberries in a light creamy Greek yogurt based dressing combine to create this light and delicious healthy chicken salad with apples and cranberries.
WW Homestyle Meatloaf (7SP) – This healthy Weight Watchers meatloaf might just be my new favorite meat loaf! This meat loaf bakes up moist and delicious thanks to the addition of lots of finely chopped vegetables and turns out 4 very generous, each with just *7 Freestyle SmartPoints.
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy (1SP) – This simple chicken and gravy is Weight Watchers friendly comfort food at its most delicious!
Healthy Baked Apples (2SP) – These healthy baked apples make a great dessert – plain or topped with low-fat vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for a real treat. I think they’re great as part of a healthy breakfast from time to time as well, especially alongside a serving of Greek Yogurt.
4-Ingredient Microwave Mug Apple Pancake Puff (5SP) – This 4-Ingredient Microwave Mug Apple Pancake Puff is super easy to toss together, perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner in minutes.
50 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes with WW Freestyle SmartPoints – A great collection of instant pot recipes from my favorite WW Friendly Food Bloggers.
Cooking Tips & Easy Healthy Recipes for One – Hi, Martha, Do you have recipes for just one person? It’s a question that I get asked again and again. So I assembled a list of my favorite easy healthy low calorie single-serve recipes. Then I brainstormed the best shopping and cooking strategies and tips to be successful when you’re cooking solo on a diet and organized them here!
My WW Friendly Meal Plan for This Week
Every Friday I send out an email with what I’m planning to eat for dinner in the coming week which I also archive here on the blog. It helps keep me accountable and I hope you find it helpful as well. Click here to see what’s on my menu for this week!
*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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