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Easy Guide to Weight Watcher Recipe Sites

Updated on November 19, 2014

What Are the Best Diet Recipe Resources from Casual to Corporate?

Almost everyone I know has wrestled with weight and diet, often repeatedly. It's helpful to have a proven accessible resource to for help we can share, isn't it?

Weight Watchers offers an approach to eating that has probably helped more people minimize weight gain than any of the many other approaches you see loading the bookshelves and magazines each year.

Based on an easy to understand points system, its recipes (See Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook) and prepared food are scaled for effectiveness by using points to help dieters stay aware of calories in their food.

Weight Watchers's has been so successful with guidance about weight loss and weight maintenance, complimentary sites have sprung up all around the internet with recipes that meet the guidelines and even include information about how they fit the points system.

What I've found is that the most popular sites range from perky and bright to conventional and effective. The best include killer photography, recognizing how much the way a food looks counts.

The Top Six, in addition to Weight Watchers, all have distinct personalities.

Which fits you best? Check 'em out with easy access and a quick review for each below.

You're certain to find one (or more) that fits you so perfectly, you will slip into the site as easily as you do a comfortable pair of walking shoes.


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Top Two Recipe Sites for Weight Watchers.

These first two are so well done and so comprehensive, while still being fun, you may not have to dig deeper.

  • First up is Skinnytaste. a beautifully designed site by Gina Homolka. A photographer as well as a foodie, Homolka started her site in 2008 to marry those passions. It as evolved into a family friendly place to find great, low fat foods that don't skimp on flavor. Recognizing Memorial Day, for example, she features Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Cupcakes among her Skinny Recipes.
  • Making a big visual splash here, as it has elsewhere, Pinterest offers a vast array of WeightWatchers style recipes posted from contributors around the world. Pinterest is a great internet adventure and diet recipe's are no exception.

Four More To Suit Your Personal Preferences

Rounding out the top six WeightWatchers Recipe Sites, these four offer their own unique style.

  • Food.com takes a no-nonsense approach, offering an enormous catalog of recipes, sort of like an online classified section, short of personality, long on content.
  • Nancy Fox's Skinny Kitchen is a fun site that takes this angle: healthy but decadent. Kind of irresistible.
  • Laa Loosh is Wendy Zitzman's approach to recipes created by an All American woman who sees herself as an everywoman who shares your passion for great food, the WeightWatchers way.
  • Emily Bites takes a basic approach. Emily blogs, posts recipes and, in the digital way, offers to chat your ear off about it, right in your own kitchen.

One Woman's Personal Story about Weight Watchers

Good luck with that diet.

So, there you have it. I hope these recipe resources give you everything you need to get cooking and eating well.

You may never get to all six sites, but you should try, just for the fun, if nothing else.

Conclusion

WeightWatchers is unmatched in providing a sensible, well-developed program for eating for health, and the proliferation of recipe sites just makes it better.


© 2014 David Stone

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      @esmonaco: Sometimes, the simplest advice is the wisest.Thanks.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I've lost 60 pounds over the last 5 years, I don't deny myself anything i just eat what iwant but in moderation. One thing that really helped is I quit eating Big Texas Cinnamon Rolls out of the vending machine at work!! Nice work as all of these programs are great education for eating well.

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      @Brite-Ideas: WeightWatchers has been a reliable mainstay for a long time, Barbara, which is why so many site key in to their program. The others are pretenders, hoping to cut into the niche.Thank you.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      David over the years, after a few babies, I joined weight watchers and it's the only diet program (...and I don't believe in diets...) that works imo; it's educational - you learn about what's in the food, the calories, how little mistakes in a day can cause you to eat too many calories - more than anything, it teaches you portion control (or to at least be aware of it)

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