Welcome to my weekly Roundup of Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes, Inspiration & Tips
My mission is to provide you with a constant supply of inspiring articles and enticing Weight Watchers friendly recipes to encourage your pursuit of a happy, healthy, balanced life.
Here is what was posted to the blog this week, the most shared recipes, success & self care tips, as well as WW friendly recipes and inspiring articles I've bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!
I'm kicking things off with one of my favorite comments of the week:
"I can't say thank you enough. You have inspired me so much with your daily inspirations and e-mails. I was finally able to start back to WW in mid January after having double knee surgery and gaining 10 lbs. I am a lifetime member but need to get this weight off. I started to make your soups which helps so much. Today I made your broccoli cheese soup and I found a recipe for vegetable beef soup with barley for 1 point on the purple plan. I put two servings in a container and the rest goes in the freezer. This way I can have it when I don't want to cook and won't feel guilty about it. I'll probably will be making your southwest chicken soup tomorrow. Can't wait. Oh by the way your broccoli cheese soup is outstanding. Love it! Since I started back to Weight Watchers (WW) I've lost 3-½ lbs and 4-½ inches. I write daily in my success planner and that really helps me. Thanks again Martha, don't stop, keep them coming." ~ Debra S.
Success Stories & Self Care Articles
If you're struggling with your weight, it probably feels overwhelming, especially if you have a significant amount to lose. But there’s good news!
The latest research says thatlosing just 5 percent of your body weight is all it takes to see major health benefits including improved insulin sensitivity, lowering the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese people.
To help you meet your goals, I put together this list of 7 Tips from Successful Weight Watchers.
On Simple Nourished Living This Week
27 Favorite WW Friendly Recipes for Pizza
Don't think you have to kiss pizza goodbye just because you're trying to lose weight. Here's a collection of lighter healthier recipes for pizza and pizza-flavored dishes, that won't blow your SmartPoints budget.
You'll find traditional pizzas, english muffin pizzas, pizza casseroles, soups, salads, paninis, with all kinds of crusts, homemade, tortillas, flatouts, zucchini, portabellas, cauliflower, pizza meatloaf, pizza rolls, bubble pizza and more. Enjoy!
How To Cook Dry Beans in the Instant Pot Without Soaking
Cooking dried beans used to take lots of planning and time. You would have to soak the beans overnight and then cook them most of the following day.
I remember jumping out of bed to go soak the beans on many occasions. This is why canned beans were a staple in my pantry.
The Instant Pot (affiliate link) has changed all that. Now you can cook dried beans in minutes not hours. And best of all, NO SOAKING required.
Easy Healthy Breakfast Banana Split
Super easy, this makes for a tasty satisfying no-cook breakfast that comes together in minutes and is perfect for Weight Watchers of all ages.
Popular Recipes with Readers Right Now
- Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole Made Lighter
- Easy Healthy Low Fat Applesauce Banana Bread
- Mom's Easy American Goulash
- Paula Deen's Meatloaf
- Pioneer Woman Chicken Spaghetti Made Lighter
- Skinny Upside Down Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- 2-Ingredient WW Pineapple Angel Food Cake
WW Friendly Recipes I Bookmarked This Week
Air Fryer Glazed Tilapia Bowls - are packed with crispy flavorful fish. The bowl can be built with your favorite whole grains and vegetables. This is a quick lunch or dinner recipe that is healthy and is also a delicious Weight Watchers recipe. (Life is Sweeter by Design)
Easy Fish Pie - This Easy Fish Pie recipe is an ideal dinner choice for anyone following the Weight Watchers program. The pie consists of flakes of fish and plump shrimp covered in a creamy sauce which is then topped with a smooth potato & root vegetable mash! This WW friendly dish is proper British comfort food! (The Pointed Kitchen)
Glazed Lemon Loaf - I love lemon anything and I was eyeing a few lemons sitting on my counter… and well here is the result of that, a delicious glazed lemon loaf! It is simple to make and full of flavor with just enough sweetness to finish it off. (Drizzle Me Skinny)
No Knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread - For everyone who has taken up bread baking during the quarantine this one looks like a winner (Recipe-Diaries)
Sheet Pan Blueberry Pancakes - These easy Sheet Pan Blueberry Pancakes are a quick and tasty family breakfast that couldn’t be simpler! Sheet pan pancakes are perfect for when you’re feeding a crowd and don’t have the time (or let’s face it, patience) to make and flip individual pancakes and try to keep them warm while you finish the batch. (Emily Bites)
Skinny Mexican Style Chicken & Cornbread Casserole - As casserole lovers, this one is on my soon to make list. Nancy says it’s a real cinch to make, freezes great and only needs a side salad to serve with it! (Skinny Kitchen)
More WW Weekly Recipes, Tips & Inspiration
- WW Weekly Recipes, Tips & Inspiration: 4/5/20
- WW Weekly Recipes, Tips & Inspiration: 3/29/20
- Weekly Weight Loss Devotionals
- 15 Skinny Sheet Pan Suppers with 8 SmartPoints or Less
- 50 WW Instant Pot Recipes with Freestyle SmartPoints
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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I love you recipes and tips! Thank you for being an advocate for us! I saw your article on losing just 5% of your body weight can improve insulin resistance. I had to share my experience. I have over 100 pounds to lose. I rejoined MyWW and have lost 19 pounds in 2 months (6% body weight). My blood sugar has improved so much that I am off my diabetes medicine. I have been on medicine for over 20 years I am so excited! Keep those recipes and tips coming!
Thanks for your great recipes! It's nice to get lighter versions of recipes delivered to my email. Last week you sent a lighter tuna casserole. I haven't made tuna casserole in over 10 years. I made your recipe using nonfat yogurt instead of light sour cream. My dad and my roommate said it was the best they have eaten. It was wonderful!
Thanks for sending the recipe.