That’s it. I did it….again. I joined Weight Watchers. Out of all the programs I have ever followed, I have found Weight Watchers to be the easiest to follow and I’ve always had success with it. Plus I have about
10 20 50 100 Weight Watcher Cookbooks and although they change their points program on an almost yearly basis, they have their nutritional info included on each recipe. That makes it easy to convert to the new SmartPoints Program.
Week one has finished and I’m down 5.4 pounds. With the new SmartPoints plan fruits and vegetables that you chew (compared to drink), don’t have any points value – so you can eat as many as you’d like. Bravo! I have been so impressed at how much I can eat and how big a serving portion is. Me and the SmartPoints Program are now best friends.
When I joined Weight Watchers online I received a Welcome Kit and included in that is the most-amazing-cookbook-ever, “Fresh & Easy”. All recipes are for 1 or 2 servings and they give you tips on how to use your leftover ingredients. I am a BIG one on meal planning and as I sit down and create my menu for the week, I use my cookbooks as my guide. Having the tips in this cookbook helped with pairing meals, one after the other, so I could use up the ingredients.
Here are some of the items from the Cookbook that I cooked this last week.
Butternut Bulgur Chili – One Serving is 4 Smart Points
Spanish Chicken with Chorizo Rice – Each Serving is 8 Smart Points
Garden-Style Penne with Sausage and Ricotta – 6 SmartPoints
Prosciutto-and-Mozzarella Panzanella Salad – 9 SmartPoints
Italian Turkey Burger with Crispy Oven Fries – 9 SmartPoints
Turkish Meatballs with Yogurt-Pomegranate Sauce – 9 SmartPoints
All of the recipes for these dishes can be found in the Fresh and Easy Cookbook by Weight Watchers.