The Weight Watchers One Pot cookbook contains over 300 one-dish recipes that the whole family will enjoy. These recipes are easy, healthy and nutritious, coming directly from the culinary experts at Weight Watchers. These one-pot recipes include casseroles, pastas, soups and stews, light stir-fries, and desserts—all accompanied by 100 beautiful, 4-color photographs. I received a copy of Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook for review and one Moms Own Words reader will win their own copy of this cookbook!
Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook Review
You know a cookbook is a hit when upon opening it and flipping through, you run to get your sticky notes to start flagging the recipes that you definitely want to try. It’s the photographs of the dishes that grabbed me first and then a quick scan of the ingredients and instructions.
Here are a few of the recipes that I flagged: Pork Tenderloin in Sour Cream-Paprika Sauce, Weeknight Skillet Chicken and Rice, Spinach and Provolone Stuffed Chicken, Szechuan Chicken with Noodles, Cheese, Beef and Noodle Casserole, Crispy Chicken Parm Casserole, and so many more that I look forward to trying.
For review, I tried two recipes from the book – Lighter Tuna Noodle Casserole and a Korean stir-fry called Bibimbap.The Lighter Tuna Casserole is a nice dish for Fridays during the Lenten season when Catholics like myself abstain from eating meat. Did you know that Tuna Casserole is a classic from the 50ies? I guess I never really thought about it!
This recipe called for easy-to-find-ingredients: tuna, skim milk, flour, chicken broth, dry sherry, onions, mushrooms, green beans, reduced fat Jarlsberg cheese, whole wheat egg noodles ( used Penne that I had on hand) and reduced fat whole grain crackers (I used Triscuits.)
This recipe would truly be a one pot meal if I had a flame-proof casserole dish, but I don’t so I used a saucepan for the stove top and the casserole dish for the oven. There is rather a lot of prep. work involved with this recipe, the green beans have to be trimmed and cooked and the egg noodles have to be cooked beforehand as well. Other than that, the rest of the recipe consists of the mushroom sauce that can be made pretty quickly, followed by combining the ingredients and baking for 25 minutes.
I have to say, I never really cook with fresh mushrooms, and this recipe calls for a whole 8 oz. container. I know how good mushrooms are for you, and having tasted them in this dish, I will definitely cook with them more often.
The dish was very good. I liked the combination of Jarlsberg (Swiss Cheese) with the tuna, crackers and noodles. The mushroom sauce was flavorful, it was rich enough for Grant and me despite being made with skim milk. The dish serves six people and each one cup serving has a Point Plus value of 5.
The next recipe is a Korean dish called Bibimap. Bibimap means “mixed rice”. To serve this dish, stir-fry veggies like carrots, and beansprouts are placed on a bowl of rice, as well as sliced beef and bits of scrambled egg. Next, add some scallions and chili-garlic sauce and mix. Here’s how the dish looked before mixing it all up. I didn’t cut the egg into small pieces yet either.
The only prep. work required was making a quick marinade that included soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame seeds and fresh ginger. The sirloin steak was cut into 1/2″ pieces and marinated in this sauce for 1/2 hour. I made the rice in the microwave and stir-fried the rest of the veggies: carrots, beansprouts and spinach. The last step was scrambling up that egg. (The recipe calls for egg substitute.)
Grant and I loved this dish! The meal was healthy and satisfying. The Chili-garlic sauce was okay, but I preferred the Korean hot paste that I am currently giveaway over here! I just added a teaspoon or two to the meal and mixed it all in. It was wonderful. This recipe serves four and each serving has a PointsPlus value of 8. While I am sticking to the Weight Watchers plan, Grant is not, and so he ate the other three servings. I will be making this again.
The WW One Pot cookbook consists of 12 chapters, each one features a different cooking method, like “in a skillet”, or “in a slow cooker”, “in a baking pan” or “on the grill”. Yes, there are desserts like Lush No Bake Lemon Cheese Cake and Deep Dark Mocha Pudding that I plan to try too.
I am on a mission to lose about 30 pounds and it is so hard when you get to be my age! It’s recipes like the ones in this cookbook that will keep meals interesting, nutritious and delicious while trying to obtain that goal!
About Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook
One pot and you’re done—delicious recipes using everyday kitchen equipmentWith every day so busy, wouldn’t you just love to throw everything in one pot and have dinner ready? With Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook, you’ll find 300 super-tasty and healthy one-dish recipes that the whole family will love. These no-fuss recipes are more than just easy—they are healthy and nutritious, as they come from the culinary experts at Weight Watchers.You’ll find over 300 delicious and comforting one-pot recipes that include casseroles, pastas, soups and stews, light stir-fries, and desserts—all accompanied by 100 beautiful, 4-color photographs. Organized by type of cooking vessel—everything from casserole dishes, skillets, woks, saucepans, slow cookers, pressure cookers, even specialty equipment such as fondue pots—this book lets you make the most of your kitchen tools while cooking delicious meals for the whole family.Also included in this ultimate cookbook:
- All recipes include nutrition information and Weight Watchers PointsPlus values
- Extra Healthy Tips provide easy suggestions for additions to the recipes
- Tons of introductory information on each type of pot—from skillets to slow cookers—is also included
For great-tasting, nutritious meals that are easy to prepare and quick to clean up, turn to Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook.
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