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Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook

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Author: Weight Watchers International Inc. Staff
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If you're a Weight Watcher, this collection of 500 recipes in a handy loose-leaf binder could put you in the fast lane on the road to success. This cookbook is designed for Weight Watchers' 1𠂻 Success program: points are assigned to foods based on fat, fiber, and calories, and your daily point allowance is based on your current weight. So you can eat what you want, as long as you don't go over your allotted points. The better your food choices, the more you can eat before you run out of points.

Recipes are varied and cover the whole gamut: sauces; breads; soups; meat, chicken, fish, and vegetarian entrees; pasta; vegetable, grain, and potato side dishes; and, of course, desserts. The recipes are more healthful but not drastically different from foods you and your family enjoy now. Many are familiar comfort foods, such as Pizza, Oven "Fried" Chicken, Beef Stew, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Chocolate Layer Cake, and Cheesecake. Internationally inspired favorites include Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Orange-Flavored Fajitas, Moo Shu Chicken, Tandoori Haddock, and Senegalese Peanut Soup. The nutritional breakdown for each recipe is more complete than in most cookbooks, and includes calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, protein, calcium, and Weight Watchers' points. --Joan Price

Reader Reviews

"Best "diet" food I've ever tasted!!"

Rating: 5 stars
I thought that the Weight Watchers website had incredible recipes until I got this cookbook. I have marked over 1/2 of the recipes as something I would like to try. In the past 3 weeks since I received this cookbook, I've tried over 10 recipes and have loved them all. The best thing is that the cookbook has "real food" that the whole family can enjoy. Bonus - the recipes are easy to prepare. I recommend this book for anybody who either wants to lose weight or eat more healthy!

"Yum Yum!"

Rating: 5 stars
I bought this book when I started WW. It is so easy to follow and the pictures of the foods make my mouth water. The book is in categories such as: Pork, Fish, Pasta, Meat, Vegetarian, and Poultry. This makes it a snap to plan a menu for the week. For example, I say that I want a chicken dish and then go through the pages in that category. The only problem is that I want to make all the recipes. The recipes all come out well. My family loves them including, my 5 1/2 yr. old son and my 3 yr. old daughter who are very picky eaters. The ingredients are easy to find and many of them are in the house already. I found it interesting to find many recipes that were vegetarian and were not just beans or tofu. It makes yummy meals that are nutritious, colorful, tasty, filling, enjoyable for the whole family, and includes serving sizes, and nutritional content.

I recommend this book for WW members who are looking for new recipes that do not taste like cardboard or lack color. I have read different recipe books for dieters and yuck. Half the recipes were so time consuming and required exotic ingredients that I had to order them. My family did not like any of the recipes. However, the WW books are the exact opposite!

I use the cookbook nearly everyday. It is great to use for party ideas, buffets, breakfast, lunch, and dinners. I have entertained with some of these dishes. My guests thought they were made with the high fat and calories that I substituted low fat and low calories. This means that it truly is great! Go get this book today. Even if you are not a WW member it really helps to keep you eating smart and losing wt.