After posting about my favorite Weight Watchers cookbooks a little over a month ago, my inbox with flooded (I love that!) with both suggestions for other great cookbooks to share, as well as requests for specific cookbook recommendations. One overwhelming request was for cookbooks that either provide quick weeknight meals and cookbooks that focus on crockpot meals, which to me is also a quick weeknight meal since all the hard work happens in the crockpot during the day. So here goes, these are my favorite cookbooks for quick meals. Please share yours in the comments as well!
1. Cook This, Not That - Easy & Awesome 350-Calorie Meals
Originally I bought this book for a male friend who was trying to change his eating and spending habits, however after browsing through it before wrapping it up, I ended up ordering another copy for myself. It is written by the Editor in Chief at Men's Health and is full of surprisingly great recipes. Some of my favorites include the Red Pepper Alfredo, Homemade A-1 Swiss Burger, and Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Sausage. The recipes are easy to make, include easy to find ingredients, and find lower calorie ways to make a lot of favorite restaurant and comfort foods.
2. Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook
One reason I love finding great Weight Watchers cookbooks is that it takes all the thinking out of preparing a recipe. I don't have to calculate points or calories and can just prepare something. This Weight Watchers® Cookbook is full of delicious recipes that are simple and easy. All of the recipes I have tried have been a hit. Easy to make with ingredients that are easy to find. This book does include PointsPlus® values as well which not all of the older cookbooks have.
3. Eating Well Serves Two: 150 Healthy in a Hurry Suppers
Almost all my cooking is done for two people which means that most of the time we are eating leftovers at least for a few days or I am shoving food into the hands of neighbors and friends. However this cookbook makes it incredibly easy to cook healthy, quick meals for two. It is probably one of the cookbooks I use the most in my kitchen and is full of beautiful photos and great recipes.
4. The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes
If you love Indian food, then you need to buy this cookbook. It is full of delicious and healthy Indian slow cooker meals that are simple to make and taste incredible. Personally I have loved everything I have made from this cookbook, especially the Butter Chicken and Keema. There are vegetarian and meat dishes in the cookbook, but all the meat dishes also contain a vegetarian version.
5. Cooking Light Cook's Essential Recipe Collection: Slow Cooker
Full of photos and recipes that use real, unprocessed food, this cookbook is a great go to for slow cooker meals or for inspiration to create your own. Every recipe includes nutritional information so you can quickly calculate the PointsPLus® amounts. Some of my favorite recipes include the Tamale Pie, Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms, and Fudgy Caramel Pudding Cake.
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