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: Take the Ultimate Character Test
You can reach your goals faster and easier when you tap into your natural strengths. The VIA Institute on Character has identified 24 positive traits shared by humans everywhere. Choose 3 - 5 that resonate most with you and then call on them as you work toward your goal this week.
The five that I feel describe me best are: Gratitude, Perseverance, Self-Regulation, Love of Learning and Spirituality.
New On Simple-Nourished-Living This Week
8 Healthy Low Points Pumpkin Soups for WW
Soups are a delicious, healthy way to satisfy your hunger with minimal fat and calories. And healthy pumpkin soup recipes made from either fresh or canned pumpkin are a great example.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
This delicious dark chocolate mousse mixes together in minutes with just a handful of common ingredients and gets all its creamy goodness from avocado—a great source of healthy fats and fiber.
WW Quinoa Oat Granola
This simple granola with quinoa, oats, sesame seeds, walnuts, dried cranberries and raisins is crunchy and not overly sweet with comforting fall flavors thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg.
This Week Previous Years
- 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (2018)
- Spinach Quiche (2017)
- SlowCooker Lasagna Soup (2016)
- Why Yoga is the Best Exercise for WW (2015)
Five Most Popular Posts This Week
- My New WW 2020 Program Changes (Updated! Australia Now Live! - New Program Goes Live in the US tomorrow (11/11/19).
- 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Mini Muffins
- 100 WW Friendly CrockPot Recipes
- 50 WW Freestyle Instant Pot Recipes
- Skinny Pumpkin Dessert 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:
- Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Puttanesca with Pasta & Salad
- Breakfast for Dinner: Slow Cooker Southwest Breakfast Casserole and Green Salad
- Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup with Green Salad
- Baked Potato & Leftover Slow Cooker Veg Lentil Chili (from the freezer)
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: Forgive Yourself
Easy Healthy WW Friendly Recipes & Other Links I Bookmarked Week:
As a lover of One Pan Meals this recipe for Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables is a must try...
In a world that glorifies busyness, I need to be frequently reminded that It's OK to be Happy with a Quiet Life.
I love how Alisa came up with this recipe for Slow Cooker Pantry Chicken Soup by challenging herself to make something nourishing and WW friendly using only ingredients she had on hand.
If you are a WW who likes to snack on chips and crackers you'll appreciate this exhaustive list of Low Points Chips & Crackers, complete with serving size and WW SmartPoints values.
If you've ever wondered how to handle them, here are 11 Nice Ways to Say NO to the Food Pushers in Your Life
Have a wonderful weekend!
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More WW Weekly Recipes and Round-Ups
- 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
- WW Recipes and Helpful Links: October 5, 2019
*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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