I used the Weight Watchers PointsPlus Just Five cookbook which I picked up at my meeting a few weeks ago. We tried a couple of the recipes last week which were fantastic.
I changed just a few things. I believe these recipes would be fantastic as they are written, but the slight adaptations I made suited the tastes of my family but didn't change the nutritional value of the recipes by much.
I'm just glad my children (ages 9, 4 and 2) will eat nearly anything. I can say there were no complaints at the table this evening.
If you are following the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program, I highly recommend getting this cookbook. The meals are easy to make and come together very quickly. I am far from a trained chef, but honestly I felt like one as I was cooking tonight.
Seafood Salad with Lemon and Orzo - 6 pointsplus values per serving
|Ingredients for Seafood Salad with Lemon and Orzo|
whole wheat orzo pasta
frozen seafood medley
|Shrimp in Steamer with Bay Leaves|
Rigatoni with Spicy Sausage and Beans - 8 pointsplus values per serving
|Ingredients for Rigatoni with Spicy Sausage and Beans|
My kids also love pasta, so that's just a little added bonus.
whole wheat rigatoni
spicy Italian sausages
I substituted organic chicken sausage for regular Italian sausage as it is what we really prefer. I only added garlic and the left over red onion I had from preparing the seafood salad. Both were nice additions. This dish is so pretty and the flavor of the kale is really complimentary to the spiced sausage. I know they are going to love this one tomorrow! I sprinkled just a few red pepper flakes on top and I think we will probably have a few sprinkles of fresh Parmesan cheese to finish it off.
Scallop-Broccoli Stir-Fry - 5 pointsplus values per serving
|Ingredients for Scallop-Broccoli Stir-Fry|
reduced sodium soy sauce
|It was a hit!|
I'm also happy to report that during all this cooking and picture taking I did not get my phone wet in the process.
Have you tried any new recipes or any new cookbooks? If so, share what you've liked recently.