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Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook Plastic Comb – 1998

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If you're a Weight Watcher, this collection of 500 recipes in a handy loose-leaf binder could put you in the fast lane on the road to success. This cookbook is designed for Weight Watchers' 1•2•3 Success program: points are assigned to foods based on fat, fiber, and calories, and your daily point allowance is based on your current weight. So you can eat what you want, as long as you don't go over your allotted points. The better your food choices, the more you can eat before you run out of points.

Recipes are varied and cover the whole gamut: sauces; breads; soups; meat, chicken, fish, and vegetarian entrees; pasta; vegetable, grain, and potato side dishes; and, of course, desserts. The recipes are more healthful but not drastically different from foods you and your family enjoy now. Many are familiar comfort foods, such as Pizza, Oven "Fried" Chicken, Beef Stew, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Chocolate Layer Cake, and Cheesecake. Internationally inspired favorites include Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Orange-Flavored Fajitas, Moo Shu Chicken, Tandoori Haddock, and Senegalese Peanut Soup. The nutritional breakdown for each recipe is more complete than in most cookbooks, and includes calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, protein, calcium, and Weight Watchers' points. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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At last! Weight loss is made easier — and delicious! — with this thorough, all-encompassing cookbook of over 500 simple, yet scrumptious, recipes for appetizers, snacks, sides, entrées and desserts. Also included in this classic collection are countless cooking tips, tons of speedy how-tos and 60 beautiful, full-color photographs.

Today, the experts at Weight Watchers know that losing weight is about balance and variety — and Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook reflects this smart trend. Whether it's a fancy dinner, a family favorite or an exotic, new entrée, Weight Watchers has whipped up a batch of tasty recipes that combine fresh, wholesome foods with low-fat cooking techniques to create a recipe collection you'll use for years to come. Some highlights include:

  • More than 500 luscious recipes to satisfy your taste buds and all your cooking needs
  • The lowdown on smart eating the health way
  • Countless cooking tips, how-tos, substitutions and secrets on how we cut the fat, but not the great taste
  • A collection of vegetarian recipes, plus a new chapter that highlights the best new American recipes
  • All-time family favorites like homemade Lasagna and Chocolate Layer Cake, all made healthy
  • The how-tos of Weight Watchers super-successful Winning Points Weight Loss Plan, including POINTS information
  • Complete nutrition information and POINTS with every recipe
  • Sixty spectacular color photographs
With all this, Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook is sure to become a kitchen companion you'll use for years to come.

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Product Details

  • Series: Weight Watchers (Book 6)
  • Plastic Comb: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 002863716X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0028637167
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Plastic Comb
I've only had this cookbook for two weeks, but it has already totally re-shaped the way I cook. I don't have time to go to meetings and don't have the money to join Weight Watchers, but I DO count my points. Before this cookbook came along, I was hard-pressed to stay under 30 points per day, and my food was sooooo boring! I can easily stay under 22 points per day with this cookbook, and there's sooo much variety! I just sit down on Saturday and plan out my next week's menus, then pick everything up at the grocery store on Sunday morning. For a busy person like me, that works best, but if you're not quite as busy, you can probably plan your meals on a day-to-day basis. What's even better is that my fiance likes the meals, too...and he's not even trying to lose weight. About 3 1/2 pounds have come off in less than two weeks and my favorite pair of pants is so loose that I was stepping on my own pantlegs the other day. Great cookbook for those wanting to lose weight.
Only one word of warning: If you don't like to cook, or if you're wanting "simple" recipes, this is not the cookbook for you. I personally think the recipes are relatively simple, but I love to cook and have a ton of kitchen tools to make the dicing, slicing, chopping, and mincing a lot easier. I can see how someone who's not familiar with a kitchen would just throw this book on the pile with their other unused cookbooks; there's a lot of kitchen and food prep work in the recipes I've tried so far, so kitchen-phobes should stay away.
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Format: Hardcover
I found the recipes easy to follow. They make use of herbs and spices that add flavor and interest to the meals. However, one point I would like to bring up is the lack of serving sizes in the recipes. For instance the Beef Barley Soup states that it makes 4 servings and each serving counts for four points; it fails to mention the size of the serving. I had to measure out the entire pot of soup to find how many cups I had and then divide it by four. This is time consuming. I have seen throughout the entire book that there are no serving sizes for most of the recipes. Unlike your other cookbook "Simple Goodness" and your Weight Watchers Magazine.
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Format: Plastic Comb
I have a collection of Weight Watcher cookbooks. One, out of print, has some of the best tasting recipes for international favorites. But the older WW books don't have the point system used by the current program. (The older system used servings of food groups, the new one uses points--low calorie foods like vegetables accumulate less points than high calorie fat-laden ones. You can eat anything, up to your point total. But if you blow it all on bags of M&M's you will, of course be hungry!) So having recipes that use the point system is very handy to follow a Weight Watcher program. Plus, when you reach your goal, you have to try to stay within 2 lbs of the ideal weight. So, this book is handy to go back on the program if you need to.
This book has more good international favorites such as stuffed grapeleaves (Dolmades) and some American favorites like Tuna Noodle cassarole, which I love but which normally is too rich for me to enjoy. You can make these recipes for the whole family because they taste good --just make plenty for the skinny big eaters to be satisfied. As always, Weight Watcher recipes are great-tasting. I actually prefer their versions of many things to the higher-calorie and fat original versions. You never are left banging on your plate yelling "Hello, Mr. Taste??? Hello?"
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Format: Hardcover
As a "Weight Watcher" myself, I was particularly interested in this cookbook. Indeed, it does have Weight Watchers' unique POINTS values for each entry. And there are dozens of great ideas to choose from. Unfortunately, there are three shortcomings.
First, as another review here pointed out, while the cookbook identifies number of servings, it fails to provide the size of a serving. If I'm cutting-up a baked good, that's one thing. But for a whole pot-full of soup, it means measuring out the whole batch to determine the size of a serving -- very tedious.
Secondly, the recipes are composed of less-common ingredient choices, most of which are based on partial portions. A half-can of this, a sprig of that, when it's unlikely you'd use the rest of the can or bunch in something else. This leads to a great deal of ingredient waste. Why not stick to common items that could be leveraged better in routine, daily cooking, or in other recipes?
And finally, there's still too much fat in many of these recipes. Some would be better off with zero added fat, while others don't need anywhere near the amount they suggest to turn-out perfectly well. Why add needless additional calories, raising the POINTS value? Why add two tablespoons of margarine when one teaspoon (or none at all) is adequate? This seems odd.
But as a basis to stimulate ideas, this cookbook does work -- more or less.
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Format: Hardcover
I just absolutley love this cookbook, the recipes are very easy to follow, and dont require alot of ingredients. All of the recipes in this book sound wonderful I just wish I had time to try everything, I have allready made several recipes from this and have recieved rave reviews from my family ! THEY DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE THEY WERE EATING A WEIGHT WATCHER MEAL...So for all of you WW out there this book is a great investment....
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