As I continue on my weight loss journey with Weight Watchers, I’m interested in finding recipes to fill me up and please my palate. I love the Weight Watchers Momentum Cookbook ($14.95) because I can find great recipes that help me keep on plan —and are delicious to serve to my family.
There are recipes for breakfast, packable lunches, hearty salads, microwave meals, easy suppers, dinners that are more involved, slow cooker meals, sweet treats, and snacks. While it’s easy for me to stick with the portion size the cookbook recommends, I serve my in-shape (and bottomless pit) husband larger portions.
Since I was getting tired of my usual breakfast of oatmeal, the Momentum Cookbook gave me several great new breakfast recipes. The Bacon Cheddar and Egg-Topped English Muffins, Spinach Feta Scramble, and Brown Rice ‘n’ Honey Pancakes were winners. I liked the salad and sandwich recipes, which were terrific because they helped me break out of the lunch rut I had also been in.
The best thing is I discovered some new family dinner classics. No more days of making my family one meal and fixing a salad for myself. The California Fish Tacos are permanently in my recipe roster – though I substitute the halibut it calls for with tilapia or flounder. The Mediterranean Turkey Burgers were a more filling (and delicious) change than the usual turkey burgers I make. The Baked Ziti with Summer Squash is delish. My very picky 3 year old even liked it (and didn’t realize that there was yellow and zucchini squash inside). I’ve made it for a couple of extended family dinners – no one realizes that it’s a healthier (and yes, a Weight Watchers) recipe.
Recipes indexes are organized by major ingredient, as well as point values.
You can find the Momentum Cookbook at Weight Watchers locations or online at Weight Watchers.com.