This post is in response to NaBloPoMo’s prompt: “Tell us about your favourite cookbook.” I have fallen behind on my posts but trying to catch up this weekend.
With delightful recipes like Hunan Lamb Stir Fry, Greek Beef and Mushroom Pizza, and Pear Scented Butternut Squash Soup, the Weight Watchers Power Foods cookbook is one of my favorite. Add the fact that each recipe carries a PointsPlus rating, Weight Watchers signature weight loss points system, this book is one delicious way to eat well, while maintaining a healthy weight.
This is not a diet book. Neither is it a deprivation cookbook. For anyone who has participated in Weight Watchers program like I have, you know that the program stresses portion control. In this cookbook, there is something for everyone:
1. Scrumptious meat dishes like Grilled Korean Steak in Lettuce Cups
2. Amazing seafood dishes like Vegetable Stuffed Sole with Dill Butter
3. Vegetarian delights such as Wheat Berry and Apple Salad
4. Open-Face Chicken Burgers with Tropical Salsa
5. Raspberry-Rhubarb Cake
However, what is pleasantly surprising about this cookbook is the wide assortment of breakfast recipes. People who want to eat healthy may find it difficult to find enough to eat over and above oatmeal and scrambled eggs. The Weight Watchers Cookbook delivers mouth-watering breakfast recipes that won’t leave you bored. For instance, can you imagine waking up to Smoked Salmon Scramble with Potatoes and Creamy Dill Sauce? Also, Whole Grain Breakfast Porridge will take you away from plain old oatmeal to a pleasant mouthful of barley, bulgur, apricots and maple syrup, to name of few of the nutritious ingredients. These breakfast recipes are a great complement to green smoothies, for sure.
In addition to a wide array of easy to follow recipes the book also contain a useful dry and liquid measure comparison chart as well as a handy food guide preceding each section. For example, if you are a vegetarian, the food guide suggests various foods that can be eaten, where in the book those foods can be found, as well as protein options to consider.
Whether you are looking to maintain a healthy weight or to lose a few pounds, the Weight Watchers Power Foods Cookbook is a healthy, delicious and fun way to cook.