What’s For Dinner? Volume 8

All of these recipes came from the Weight Watchers PointsPlus Cookbook which I bought at my meeting a few weeks ago. (It appears you can get it used on Amazon but not new. Although I like it SO MUCH I am going to recommend you find a WW storefront and go pick one up.)I apologize for not linking all the recipes the way I usually do, but they’re not online (although I suspect a Google search would turn up close-enough approximations)(not that I would suggest you use plagiarized recipes)(but since technically you can’t copyright a recipe it’s probably not illegal)(good God why am I still typing this paragraph?)

I’ve fallen off the diet wagon a few times over the past few weeks and the hardest part of getting back on is cooking at home – it’s so easy to make a “healthy” dinner that gets totally out of control with the portion sizes. But these recipes made with actual real ingredients (as opposed to some extremely popular diet cookbooks that use a lot of scary substitutes – soft yellow butter flavored oil-based spread vs. BUTTER) and were eaten happily by everyone.

Except for the soup, since E hates soup. I KNOW. YOU tell him how ridiculous that is.

1. Smoky Shrimp and Corn Soup
2. Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Lemon
3. Rosemary Chicken with Balmasic-Glazed Onions
4. Wasabi Steak and Snap Pea Stir-Fry

1. Asian Turkey and Noodle Salad
2. Texas Chicken Soup
3. Falafel Sandwiches with Lemon Yogurt
4. Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spring Vegetables

What did you have for dinner this week?

I just spent 45 minutes trying to decide if I should start this post with a disclosure about how it is NOT SPONSORED or if I should just write the damn thing and because there is no disclosure people will know I’m not being compensated. I’ve seen a few posts/Twitter conversations recently where readers are torn on the subject – they HATE that bloggers do a non-disclosure disclosure for every single post where they mention a brand or a product (“This post is NOT SPONSORED by unicorns! Unicorns have no idea I exist!!”) but they ALSO hate when they get to the end of a really nice, heartfelt post and they get a surprise disclosure (“This post about how awesome toe nail fungus is was sponsored by the United Coalition of Toe Nail Fungus Enthusiasts – but I REALLY DO love toe nail fugus! It’s so great!!”) Obviously I decided to go with a disclosure – in a sort of rambling, round about way – because it is about a diet program and in the blogging world there’s a lot of diet sponsorship.

So. Let me explain. No, there is to much. Let me sum up: I am a paying member of Weight Watchers, a program I’ve been using for a few months and love. I bought this cookbook and all the groceries with my own money. Weight Watchers has no idea who I am – beyond someone who pays them and has lost 15 lbs so far.

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10 Responses to “What’s For Dinner? Volume 8”

  1. Swistle says:

    OH I KNOW, isn’t it a pain?? I feel like I always have to be all, “I BOUGHT THIS OWL QUILT MYSELF. WITH MY OWN MONEY. ACTUALLY I USED A CREDIT CARD, BUT THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED BY VISA, OR BY TARGET, OR BY OWLS. WHICH YOU CAN SAFELY ASSUME BECAUSE I DIDN’T SAY SO. BUT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING. OMG NEVER MIND, FORGET THE WHOLE THING.”

    Meanwhile, businesses have partnerships ALL THE TIME without divulging them: product placement in movies, magazines “reviewing” beauty products, etc.

  2. Jeania says:

    Everything looks delicious! Princess Bride quote ftw!

  3. Mom D says:

    Congratulations on the 15 lbs. lost!!!!

  4. merin says:

    So glad to see more recipes! Every time I make something you suggest (salt and vinegar fingerling potatoes I LOVE YOU) it is a big hit! Matt did Weight Watchers last year and we found the online recipes to be tasty, realistic and delicious. I wasn’t a fan of the portion sizes but since I was eating half a jar of peanut butter while Matt was at work, it turned out OK in the end-he lost 50 lbs and I got pregnant.

    PS a Princess Bride reference makes my day, every time.

  5. Katherine says:

    My very favorite posts! So inspiring! Thanks for sharing, lol and you’re hilarious with your disclosures. XO

  6. Erin (the one with the toddler) says:

    Everything looks great! I’m on a big felafel kick. Totally random, I know. But yours looks delicious! Feel free to share your recipe with me if it was as delicious as it looks….just saying :)

  7. Sarah-Anne says:

    ohmygoodness that unicorn disclosure has me rolling on the floor laughing my head off. for reals.
    also? that is some yummy looking food.

  8. molly says:

    Well it’s about damn time. I haven’t eaten since the last time you did this.

    I am going to make #1 this week! Yummmm.

  9. Tanya says:

    Thank you for always entertaining me. I have several WW books and was even on their program for a bit last year. I lost 9 lbs and then fell off the wagon. Congrats on 15 lbs!

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