April 7, 2012

WLB Post - Week 5 - Post 3 (Delicious Food Resources)

Originally posted on my Win, Lose, or Blog blog when I was a Win, Lose, or Blog season seven contestant.

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This is a deviation from what I have been posting but I figure everyone eats and most people cook. For the most part I enjoy cooking. Lately I have liked trying new recipes as part of being healthier. As I learn more about ways to cut fat or add protein I have found it easier to modify old recipes too. One recipe I have modified was our favorite barbecue recipe. In place of the ground beef I used ground turkey and lentils. Everyone enjoyed it and I will make it again. I wanted to share some of my favorite places to find recipes. While some of them are specific to low fat/Weight Watchers recipes others have recipes for anything and everything including low fat/Weight Watchers recipes. I hope you find one of the sites helpful.

For my day-to-day meal planning I LOVE LOVE LOVE skinnytaste. For each of the recipes Gina lists the nutrition information including Weight Watchers Points. I find that extremely helpful but what I LOVE about the recipes is that they are all delicous and you don't feel like you are giving up on taste just to shrink your waist (hee hee. . . I rhymed). Skinnytaste is the first place I look when I need recipes. Three recipes I highly recommend:
  1. Easiest Pasta and Broccoli
  2. Red Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp
  3. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip (Excellent with celery.)

I am a lover of all things Pioneer Woman. I fell in love with her quirky sense of humor and recipes many years ago. So when she started Tasty Kitchen I was all over it. Many recipe bloggers I enjoy post their recipes on Tasty Kitchen. In addition to recipes from those familiar names there are recipes from other Tasty Kitchen members. My favorite recipes I have found to date are:
  1. Fresh Peach Bread
  2. Tomatillo Salsa Verde
  3. Carrot Squash Soup

When I need recipes for the monthly freezer meal swap I am a part of I enjoy the recipes at Once a Month Mom. The site is devoted to once a month cooking. There are "diet" recipes on the site that include nutrition information (including Points Plus) which is helpful. I don't restrict myself to the diet recipes I usually make what sounds good (and easy) when I am looking through the recipes. A side note - I had a moment of craziness a couple months ago and signed up to be a test cook for the traditional or diet menu and I had the crazy pleasure of testing the diet menu earlier this week. I will have to tell you more about it another day. Three of are favorite recipes are:
  1. Cheddar Butter Burgers
  2. Buttermilk Herb Chicken Breasts
  3. Lentil and Wild Rice Soup

When I am trying to stick with Weight Watcher themed recipes during my menu planning another great site is LaaLoosh. (In addition to the recipes there are some Weight Watchers resources.) Our favorite LaaLoosh recipe is Healthy Szechuan Chicken

A few other recipe sites I frequent are:
my recipes
I feel each site offers a little something different.

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