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’s what I’ve got for you this week…
WW Weekly Topic: Learn About new myWW Program & Plan Choices
WW launched its myWW Program this week. For the first time you can choose from 3 different plans: Green, Blue, Purple, based on your preferences and lifestyle. So meetings this week are focused on introducing details of the changes. If you are having success with WW Freestyle, the myWW Blue Option is exactly the same.
New On Simple-Nourished-Living This Week
Skinny WW Friendly Pizza Pasta Pie – a WW friendly dinner idea that is sure to satisfy the entire family. Fresh-cooked spaghetti forms the “crust” for this deep dish “pizza” casserole layered with ricotta cheese, meaty marinara, and melted mozzarella cheese.
This Week Previous Years
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes & Onions (2018)
- Light & Delicious Pear Blue Cheese Salad (2017)
- WW Fresh No Cook Cranberry Relish (2016)
- Skinny Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup (2015)
Five Most Popular Posts This Week
- My New WW 2020 Program Changes
- 15+ Favorite Ways to Eat Cottage Cheese
- 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Mini Muffins
- 2-Ingredient WW Friendly Pineapple Angel Food Cake
- 100 WW Friendly CrockPot Recipes
Meal Planning: On My Menu Next Week
After years of trial and error, I discovered that mapping out a rough outline of meals for the coming week is one of the most important things I can do for an easier, less stressful, more successful week.
This Week’s Meal Plan Suggestions:
- Sheet Pan Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli
- 5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Lasagna (freeze leftovers for future quick & easy meals.)
- Slow Cooker Toscana Soup Made Lighter
- WW Greek Frittata with Spinach & Feta and Simple Arugula Salad
- Healthy Chicken Salad with Apples & Cranberries
Tired of trying to decide what to cook?
If you are struggling with meal planning here are 3 great meal planning resources to help:
- My Month of Meal Month of Meal Plans eBook
- My WW Friend Kristen’s Slender Kitchen Meal Planning Made Easy Program
- My WW friend Alisha’s 12 Week eCookbook and Meal Planner and Table for Two Meal Planner and eCookbook
Weekly Weight Loss Devotional
I love devotionals. I’ve been reading them daily for years and recently felt the call to begin sharing a weekly devotional specific to weight loss with you here.
Reading the same devotional over and over every day for at least a week, until I have it committed to memory is powerful. The positive words soak into every part of my being refreshing me and giving me strength. This week’s topic: Courage & Connection
WW Food Finds This Week
While attending myWW workshop Sunday, I decided to test out a few of their new foods. As a pumpkin spice lover, this WW Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal was a natural choice. I liked the short ingredient list free of artificial sweeteners and 7g of protein for 3 SmartPoints (Green, Blue, Purple). Many of the instant oatmeals I’ve considered in the grocery store have considerably more SmartPoints.
I like the flavor, didn’t mind the taste of stevia, but thought the portion was a little skimpy. I bulked it up with a microwaved chopped apple to which I added cinnamon and Truvia . This 3 SmartPoints breakfast kept me satisfied until a late lunch. If you don’t have access to a WW Studio near you, you can shop for their products online.
Easy Healthy WW Friendly Recipes & Other Links I Bookmarked Week:
If you are a fan of easy one pot meals with a Mexican flair you’ll want to make this One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice
These Chocolate Coconut Banana Baked Oatmeal Singles bursting with some of my favorite flavors are a great make ahead breakfast on the go.
As a big fan of cauliflower and potato this Cauliflower Potato Curry recipe looks like a winner.
When you have no energy to cook from scratch here are some quick & easy 3-ingredient dinner hacks using convenience foods.
Here’s a great article that explains why radical change doesn’t work and why the path to lasting success is with a slow and steady gradual approach.
Have a wonderful weekend!
*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: November 9, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: November 2, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: October 26, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: October 19, 2019
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: October 12, 2019
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