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: Keep the Carbs & Still Lose Weight
It is possible to eat carbs and lose weight. The key is to become carb savvy, choosing the healthier varieties more often than not. Let the WW SmartPoints system guide you toward the healthier options, which are lower in sugar and enjoy the higher sugar ones in moderation.
The WW ZeroPoints food list is a great place to start. On it you'll find nutrient rich options including fruit, vegetables, and legumes like peas and beans.
Experiment with making smart swaps and substitutions like cucumber slices instead of crackers, bell pepper slices instead of corn chips, sugar free apple "cookie slices" for cookies and "frozen banana ice cream" for the regular kind.
On Simple-Nourished-Living This Week:
Realistic Meal Planning for Busy Unpredictable Lives - There are lots of advantages to meal planning including eating better while saving time and money. But like with most everything in life, there is no one-size- fits-all solution. The key is to find the approach that is right for you and your age and stage of life.
So when Carol wrote to me seeking guidance with meal planning when you have a busy and unpredictable schedule, I could totally relate...Click to continue reading...
We've been on a bit of a beet kick... Here are a couple of recipes, one sweet, one savory featuring the nourishing ruby red root...
Five Most Popular Posts This Week
On My Menu This Week
After what seems like weeks of overindulging I'm lightening things up this week....
- Slow Cooker Italian Pizza Sloppy Joes
- Easy BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad
- Low Calorie Creamy Zucchini Soup
- Slow Cooker Bean Cabbage Soup
- Low Fat Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Healthy WW Friendly Recipes & Links I Bookmarked Week:
In the past few years, my reason for wanting to live a happy, healthy balanced life has shifted. I'm much more concerned with aging well.
My mantra has become, "I'm growing old gracefully and vibrantly." This is How to Age with Elegance sums it up beautifully.
As I look for ways to use up the last of our garden zucchini these recipes grabbed my attention:
- Creamy 5-Ingredient Zucchini Soup
- Skillet Zucchini Parmesan
- Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza
- Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Zucchini
- Parmesan Zucchini Rounds
A long time lover of stuffed shells, I can wait to try this version of Pumpkin & Sausage Stuffed Shells.
This Wild Rice Salad with Acorn Squash is exactly the kind of fall food I love.
I had just had the thought that I hadn't had white chicken chili in a while when this Instant Pot White Chicken Chili appeared on my radar.
Looking for a super simple soup with minimal ingredients, this 5-ingredient carrot soup caught my attention. After making it this week, it's now going to be part of my regular rotation.
To make it even easier and avoid added fat, I just boiled everything together until tender and then pureed in my blender until smooth.
Have a wonderful weekend!
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *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 each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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More WW Weekly Recipes and Round-Ups
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: October 5, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: September 28, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: September 21, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: September 14, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: January 26, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: February 3, 2018
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