Well out of the recipes I tried from the Best of Weight Watchers Magazines, Vol. 1 Cookbook, January's cookbook of the month, I would say 75 of them were winners and if I was giving the book an overall score I would give it an 80. There are a wide variety of recipes in this cookbook, quite a few pictures, and it has not only the number of weight watcher points listed for each recipe but also the number of fat, calorie sodium, sugar, carb, and protein grams. This is huge since most cookbooks lack this information, information that is very helpful for people that are trying to eat healthier or lose weight.
Now some of the recipes weren't that "hot" (read that as not that tasty). But some were surprisingly very tasty and did not feel like I was eating "diet" food (I even had Eric asking for seconds).
Savory Biscotti were a unique twist on the traditional sweet biscotti. Mine turned out good but I think I should have let them cook a little bit longer so that they were crisper. Tuna salad, chicken salad, or hummus would be great toppings for these.
These Pumpkin-Apple Muffins were good but not great. The flavor combinations had all the potential but this recipe really did not bring it all together as I would have hoped.
Southwestern Sloppy Joes were by far my favorite recipe from this book. This ground turkey mixture was great on a hamburger bun, great over yellow rice, or rolled up in a tortilla. This meal came together fast and was very tasty.... It will be seen on my dinner table again.
Cumin Spiced Fries were the perfect side to the Southwestern Sloppy Joes. These were full of flavor, easy to make and WAY cheaper than any frozen fries at the store or ones bought at a restaurant... And who knew fries could be good for you too!
This Chocolate Coffee Shake was just as good as any you would find at any coffee shop but without the guilt trip.
Stay tuned for February's cookbook coming up (don't worry no more weight loss cookbooks).
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