Showing posts with label Weight Watchers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weight Watchers. Show all posts

Monday, 4 August 2014

Weight Watchers Feel Good Food Blogger Challenge

I was recently asked to join in the Feel Good Food Blogger Challenge organised by Weight Watchers.  For us to take part in their challenge they sent over a whole bunch of goodies!  Everything needed for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner including a few more treats too.

Pictured below, left to right - the Weight Watchers Goodies, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  

Weight Watchers Meals   
The challenge was to share our day with video clips starting with breakfast of course.  Oh my I'm not really a one for making videos but since I've now done a few I'm getting much more used to it - Paul however wasn't too keen on being filmed so we only done a few minutes of him!  

 We were both really pleased to see we could still have our Saturday night Indian Curry with poppadoms too!

Weight Watchers Curry

I'm glad I took part in the challenge as I've actually learnt a few things:
The Weight Watchers ProPoints system looks easy to follow - much better than trying to fathom out the back of packaging to see how many calories you're eating and attempting to add them up.  I just don't have the patience for all that and would soon loose interest.  Okay for me to talk, we're lucky in the fact that we've never had to go on a diet but if I ever did then I think I would honestly choose Weight Watchers.

I love the fact that you can still have pretty much the kind of food you're used to eating - or want to eat.  Biscuits and cakes are still allowed you just have to be sensible - unlike Paul who actually managed to eat 5 cakes in one go - I really don't think he could do a diet if he had to, he is a worry!

Liven up Food with my Top Tips!
There's nothing wrong with Weight Watchers Tikka Masala sauce but like any sauce in a jar it doesn't have to be cooked on the hob just because the instructions on the back say so - it works just as well in a slow cooker, in fact I'd say the chicken will have more taste if done that way. 
I say you can liven up any ready made sauce or other foods without adding very much in the way of calories.  Diet or no diet - food should be enjoyed and I personally think if you get into cooking you can dabble about a bit and liven up any diet without going over the top.

Now for the video of our Feel Good Food Day:
See my Top Tips including a couple of side dishes for Indian curry that wont get you piling on the pounds!

For more information on Weight Watchers pop over to their website or follow on Twitter @WW_UK
#WWFeelGoodFood and #TweetWhatYouEat

Many thanks to Weight Watchers for the goodies - we really did enjoy our day.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a hamper of goodies and a supermarket voucher for other ingredients used to make the meals complete.  I was compensated to cover time filming, photographing and writing up this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Weight Watchers Biscuits - ProPoints Plan Treats

Weight Watchers have a great range of products to help you to loose weight and they also have some lovely treats, which of course are all low low in calories. 
Anyone following the their famous ProPoints plan will be pleased to hear each pack is marked with the points so you can easily keep track of how many you've used.

Our favorite ones from this lovely assortment sent to us were the Caramel Wafers, Jaffa Cake Bars.  Oh and the Chocolate biscuits.  That said the Oat Digestives were rather nice too!

You can find out more about Weight Watchers and how to start loosing weight with their ProPoints Plan over at the Weight Watchers website. 

Many thanks to Truely for sending us the biscuits to try. 

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Quesadillas from Weight Watchers Supper Club app

Weight Watchers have launched a really good Supper Club app on FaceBook.  There's a great range of recipes that are easy to make and don't cost much either but more importantly they are healthy and look delicious too.
The easy to follow Weight Watchers ProPoints plan means that being on a diet doesn't have to mean eating boring food. 

 It's very easy to browse the recipes - just pop over to the Weight Watchers Supper Club app and at the top of the page select 'Browse Recipes' where you'll find this recipe and many more.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuits - Review

 As we all know eating breakfast really does help to set us up for the day.  Unfortunately, due to our busy lifestyles which are becoming increasingly busier, it can sometimes be hard to find the time to eat! 
But clearly this isn't a good thing for our health!  These Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuits made using wheat and oats, with a combination of B vitamins and iron and designed specifically to be enjoyed for breakfast on-the-go.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Weight Watchers Food Products - Review

 Weight Watchers have a great range of different food products to help you loose weight and maintain a healthy diet.  I was recently sent a box of different products to try.

First up for the taste test was Rogan Josh Cooking Sauce:
'Weight Watchers have a wide range of Cooking Sauces allowing you create a  satisfying home-cooked meal in a hurry.  The sauces are all low in fat and ProPoints® values too.  Use with chicken, meat, fish, vegetables to suit your taste.  Rogan Josh sauce is a medium hot curry sauce and has ProPoints value of 2 per serving, it’s ideal for those who like a curry with a bit more heat'. 
 So what did we think of the Rogan Josh sauce?
Nice, rich tomatoey and very tasty sauce with a good amount of spicy heat without being too hot.  Compared with a regular Rogan Josh cooking sauce from a well know supermarket the Weight Watchers sauce (per 100g) is just 41kcal compared to 80kcal and Fat (of which saturates) Weight Watchers is just 0.1g compared to 0.2g and is also lower in salt too.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Weight Watchers Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits - Review

New from Weight Watchers  - Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits at just 1 ProPoint® per biscuit.
 Readers of this blog will know I'm not much of a chocolate person.  However, when your talking biscuits that's a different matter - I do like a nice chocolate digestive with my cuppa!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Weight Watchers Smoked Haddock and Potato Parcels - Video Recipe

Whether you're on a diet or not this is a really nice recipe and it's so very easy to make.  It's very tasty and it's good for you!  Makes a change from eating meat all the time. 

If you're not on a diet a knob of butter would be good and a tablespoon of white wine instead of water!  My picture isn't too amazing but trust me it tasted good!
You can see more Weight Watchers recipes and over at Play Weight Watchers
Or why not start your own Weight Watchers Supper Club. 

Friday, 27 January 2012

Weight Watchers Cinnamon and Cider Baked Apples - Video Recipe

With the Weight Watchers ProPoints system you can have this delicious Cinnamon and Cider Baked Apple dessert and even have a scoop of light vanilla ice cream with it too!  
Read on to win a great prize with the new Weight Watchers Supper Club.
 The new Weight Watchers book 'Complete Kitchen' is easy to follow and there are no tricky cooking instructions or strange ingredients.  Just a book packed full of seriously nice looking dishes and is the ultimate guide to cooking food the Weight Watchers way.  
With 145 simple-to-follow recipes within nine chapters - ranging from basic stocks & dressings to Sunday roasts, leftovers & sides, to the more budget conscious ‘Everyday Value.’  
Recipes include roast fillet of beef with red wine sauce, garlic mushroom and rustic bean bruschetta and chocolate cherry cupcakes and these lovely cinnamon and cider baked apples.

 Watch Me Cook Cinnamon and Cider Baked Apples!

Win a Great Prize with Weight Watchers Supper Club:
As you may have already seen, they have just launched the new Weight Watchers Supper Club app on Facebook:
The idea behind the Weight Watchers Supper Club is that it lets you enjoy your food, while losing weight in the process.  There are a variety of healthy and delicious recipes in the app which are all easy to cook and these are perfect for
hosting a family dinner or a Weight Watchers Supper Club.

 To Start a Supper Club:
All you need to do is create an event and invite friends to enjoy all of
the tasty culinary creations.  We are also looking to encourage people to also shake the recipes up a bit by adding their own special ingredients and then
take a photo, sharing their creation with others.  Hosting your own Supper club will also mean that users of the app can also enjoy the pleasures of cooking
and hosting a dinner party and by uploading your photos you could also be in the running to win a fantastic prize!

Join in the fun at Play Weight Watchers 
Like them on FaceBook
Follow them on Twitter

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Coconut Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas - Weight Watchers ProPoints

Now you can have pancakes on Pancake Day (Tuesday 8th March) without worrying about your weight!  We loved the caramelised bananas with the maple syrup, they just finished the pancakes off nicely!
Remember a couple of posts back I did a Jamaican Pork recipe from the Weight Watchers ProPoints book called 'Seriously Satisfying? 
I was kindly sent a second ProPoints book called 'Oriental Express' which is available to buy now and is packed full of more yummy recipes.
'Oriental Express' covers everything from stir-fry recipes. light bites, grills, rice and curries to desserts like this one above - all based on the ProPoints plan.  This pancake and banana dessert is only 7 ProPoints.
 The book has a bottom that opens out to form a base so the book stands up, making it easy to read and follow your chosen recipe.  I really like the flip style pages too.  For the coconut and banana recipe, and to watch a short video on the weight loss system, click continue reading:

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Jamaican Pork with Rice n Beans - Weight Watchers ProPoints Recipe

 Jamaican Pork with Rice n Beans is a 30 minute meal from one of two Weight Watchers books I've kindly been sent.  
The first is called 'Seriously Satisfying'. and uses their ProPoints Plan to help you loose the weight you want to. 
The second book is a brand new ProPoints book called 'Oriental Express' which is available to buy from today!  I'll be making Coconut Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas from it later on this week - how does that sound?!
  I will of course post it here including more about the book.
The pork with the pineapple was really nice and full of flavour.
For the recipe and to learn more about the ProPoints plan click continue.