After purchasing the new Weight Watchers Family Style cookbook, the Greek Pasta Salad was one of the dishes I marked off as a dish I had to make. The picture that went along with the recipe truly did sell me because it looked amazing. The recipe itself was as simple as simple can get, so it was a must make.
My aunt was having a family BBQ this past weekend and I decided I was going to make the dish as part of my contribution. I whipped up a double batch in the early afternoon and brought it over. Everyone was in love with it and no one knew it was a Weight Watchers recipe. I think they knew since I made it and brought it, that it had to be healthy in some way. My aunt was surprised when I told her I could have 2 cups for 7 points plus.
The dish is fabulous. The dressing really brings it home and reminds me of a classic house Greek dressing a restaurant would offer. Definitely two thumbs up!
After purchasing my Weight Watchers Family Style cookbook at my meeting, I skimmed through the book and attached sticky notes all over the place on recipes I wanted to make at home. I found this cookbook to be one of the better ones (in my opinion) because there are far more recipes I’d be willing to try not only for myself but for my family. I realize I’m the only Weight Watcher in the house BUT that doesn’t mean my family can’t eat healthier. But when cooking for others, I do have to take in others tastes but most importantly dislikes. For instance, my boyfriend doesn’t like cheese – so if I do make a dish that involves cheese, I have to remove his portion before the cheese is added. But I will say outside of that one dislike I don’t really change up my style of cooking because at the end of the day, those who enjoy my dishes have no idea they’re healthier recipes.
So, with that when I saw the Weight Watchers Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Pasta Salad recipe in the cookbook, I decided that was going to be part of dinner on Friday. And part of dinner it became! I had made Skinnytaste’s version last summer and loved it, so I figured this one had to be equally delicious – and it was! It was a hit, a serving was huge and it made a batch for 4 individuals which meant it wasn’t going to be lying around for a long time (which I wouldn’t want it to because of the tomatoes and lettuce in the dish).
I strongly recommend giving this recipe a shot because it’s totally worth it! 1 3/4cup is only 7 points plus!
What can I say? I’m a sucker for anything new … particularly where new Weight Watchers items are concerned. Okay, so not all, but most. So needless to say, when I saw the new Weight Watchers Family Style Cookbook and the Sweet Hazelnut Latte Smoothie I had to pick both up.
During my meeting I flipped through the demo Family Style Cookbook and was impressed. It seemed to have a number of recipes that would satisfy my palette as well as my families. I own a handful (okay, more than a handful) of Weight Watchers cookbooks but some of the recipes are not recipes I’d recreate due to personal preference. Recipes range all around the board from tastes, flavors and even cooking capabilities (crock pot, one pot, etc).
The Sweet Hazelnut Latte just seemed delicious. I’m a fan of the Weight Watcher smoothies and since they’re a power food they are very satisfying and filling. My leader mentioned she has used some of this in coffee and I was sold. I’m a coffee lover so I plan on trying this out in a few different ways – but once I do give it a try, I’ll gladly share my opinion.
Have you picked up any new goodies at your Weight Watcher meeting location?