WW Weekly Recipe & Link Roundup (10/19/19)

Welcome to my Weight Watchers Friendly Weekly Recipe and Link Roundup

Encouragement and inspiration are critical whenever you’re trying to change your habits. This is especially true when the habits involve eating better, losing weight and creating a healthy balanced lifestyle.

WW Weekly Recipe & Link Roundup

Sticking with the slow and steady sensible balanced approach to lasting change can seem dull and out of step when everywhere you look people seem to be swinging between overindulgent excess and extreme deprivation based diets.

My mission is to provide you with a constant supply of motivating articles and Easy Healthy WW friendly recipes to encourage your pursuit of a happy, healthy, balanced life.

Here’s what I’ve got for you this week…

WW Weekly Topic:
Take the “Eat-the-Rainbow” Challenge to Up your Produce Intake

The simplest way to eat more fruits and veg? Buy and prepare more of them! Really it’s that simple.

To prevent boredom be willing to experiment. Try something new. Changing up produce keeps everyday eating interesting, delicious, and colorful. Check out what’s available at your grocery store or local farmer’s market.

Here are 23 easy ways to eat more fruits and veg if you need more ideas.

Martha McKinnon picking kohlrabi from the community garden in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin.

Kohlrabi in Land O Lakes Community Garden

Thanks to my sister and our foray into community gardening, we discovered kohlrabi, part bulb, part greens, it’s like a cross between a radish, jicama, broccoli, and collard greens.

It can be eaten raw or cooked. We tried it roasted, sautéed and shredded for slaw. It’s also great as part of a veggie tray with your favorite skinny dip.

On Simple-Nourished-Living This Week

Photo Credit: Ben White on Unsplash

My WW 2020 Plan Changes Rumors & Social Buzz – Here’s what I’ve uncovered about what WW is planning for 2020 as I snoop around the internet. Keep in mind that this is ALL SPECULATION that has not been verified!

Vegetarian stuffed mushrooms on ceramic plate on wooden table.

WW Friendly Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms – These mushrooms can be used as an appetizer of course, or as a side dish for grilled meats and fish. I’ve made them several times now and enjoy them on their own and as a side dish.

Slow Cooker Curried Carrot Soup in blue bowl garnished with fresh chopped cilantro.

WW Friendly Slow Cooker Curried Carrot Soup

This Week Previous Years

Pumpkin desserts collage with pumpkin mousse fluff, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin crumb cake and pumpkin cheesecake.

WW Friendly Pumpkin Desserts

Five Most Popular Posts This Week

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Meal Planning: On My Menu Next Week

After years of trial and error, I discovered that mapping out a rough outline of meals for the coming week is one of the most important things I can do for an easier, less stressful, more successful week.

Meal Planning makes staying on track with my healthy eating/weight management goals so MUCH EASIER. Once I have a plan I shop and do a meal prep on the weekend saving time and money all week long.

Tired of trying to decide what to cook?

If you are struggling with meal planning, here are 3 great meal planning resources to help:

Photo Credit: Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Weekly Weight Loss Devotional

I love devotionals. I’ve been reading them daily for years and recently felt the call to begin sharing a weekly devotional specific to weight loss with you here.

Reading the same devotional over and over every day for at least a week, until I have it committed to memory is powerful.The positive words soak into every part of my being refreshing me and giving me strength.

This week’s topic: Smile

Baby McKinnon Smiling in His Sleep

Speaking of smiles, check out my latest baby grandson as he smiles in his sleep!

New Discoveries & WW Friendly Food Finds

Al Dente Carba Nada Pasta – Fettuccini

Have you heard of Al Dente Carba-Nada Pasta? I hadn’t until the company reached out offering a free sample! Definitely one of the perks of having a food blog!

I’ve made it twice now. I used the roasted garlic fettuccine tossed with a little olive oil and garlic as a simple side dish with slow cooker chicken cacciatore and the egg fettuccine in this easy tuna casserole.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much it tasted like “regular” pasta. Both the taste and texture were excellent. Each generous serving has just 3 SmartPoints!

There are also several Al Dente Plant-Based Pastas – Chickpea Turmeric, Red Lentil Sweet Potato, Green Pea Wild Garlic—that are higher in protein and gluten-free. I haven’t had a chance to sample them yet.

Easy Healthy WW Friendly Recipes & Links I Bookmarked Week:

If you need a positive uplifting reminder of the power of your thoughts and words, be sure to read The Stories We Tell Ourselves.

Here are a few of the comfort food recipes that caught my eye during my trip around my favorite WW friendly recipe sites this week…

Have a wonderful weekend!

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Martha – My biggest a-ha moment was when I joined your 28-Day Smart Start Weight Loss Challenge. It helped me look at life and weight loss realistically! ” ~ Cathy

I know you are very busy, but I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your encouraging emails. I am really inspired again to eat healthy and lose some weight. I love your 28-day course and all your recipes, tips and hints. My husband loves everything we have tried so far. A big thank you!! ” ~ Sandy M.

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Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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