View Full Version : question: has anyone tried any weight watchers cookbooks??
12-22-2000, 09:22 AM
Hi, everyone. I was just wondering if anyone has tried any of these cookbooks. I just got one for Christmas (hmmmmm...is someone trying to tell me something?? I am 5'9 and 125 pounds so I really hope my gift-giver was simply referring to my love of cooking in giving me this gift!!). Anyway, it loooks great, but I haven't tried any of them yet. Just wondering waht y'all thought.
By the way, I finished my exams yesterday--I am officially halfway through with law school!! YAY!!!!!
12-22-2000, 09:28 AM
I haven't tried anything from the cookbooks, but I have been on weight watchers for almost 5 years and haVe tried come of thier recipies. They came out great.
12-22-2000, 09:57 AM
I have several of the WW cookboks. They are great. I wouldn't think of them as "diet" cookbooks at all.
12-22-2000, 12:31 PM
I used to make recipes from their magazine when it was available on newstands. Everytime I made a recipe, my tastebuds couldn't believe that it was "healthy", because it tasted so good. This usually resulted in me eating seconds, and seconds...
So, in my opinion, yumm.
12-22-2000, 01:34 PM
I asked for WW's Simply the Best for Christmas cause I had read such good things about it on this bulletin board. I'm not on WW and never have been, but look at it as a CL alternate--don't be offended by the gift http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
12-22-2000, 02:11 PM
I have several WW cookbooks and have found that the ones with recipes contibuted by the members to be my favorites. These have recipes that are appealing to a wide range of tastes and are easier/less ingredients/less time consuming to prepare. The Simply the Best cookbook is my favorite. Just about every recipe I have tried has been great and has been a repeater! Don't think of the gift as a hint, think of it as a gift that matches your joy of healthy living!!
12-22-2000, 03:21 PM
I have the WW Italian cookbook and it's wonderful. I love Italian food and it's hard to believe that these are healthy recipes.
12-22-2000, 04:47 PM
I've used WW cookbooks for years. They are very good, I highly recommend them.
12-22-2000, 05:50 PM
I have to say I only have One ww cookbook and I never use it. I was very disappoited with it. I can't remember what it was called (I lent it to my girlfriend and I've never asked for it back) But now reading these posts maybe I'll give them another try. I found most of the recipes called for alot of ingre. and ones I didn't even know what they were. There were also long prep times.
12-22-2000, 11:30 PM
I have tons of ww cookbooks as well as tons of CL cookbooks too. I really like them both.
I use CL more, the recipes seem to be a little better, but the ww recipes seem to have less fat and calories, which is very helpful to ww members.
12-24-2000, 08:21 AM
I have the weight Watchers Versitile Vegetarian and I absolutely love it! hwcowgirl, my ex gave it to me for Christmas one year and I had hoped also that it was because of my love of cooking. Of course, he is an ex so maybe I took some type of offense..... Just kidding.
12-25-2000, 03:54 PM
I own several WW cookbooks and love them all. Mine are all fairly new, and interestingly, I don't find the prep to be overly complicated on most of them. I even subscribe to the magazine and use their recipes regularly. I can honestly say, in two years I've never had a failed WW recipe. My husband and teenage son have been eating "Weight Watchers" by default for the last two years and have yet to complain. Don't be insulted, it is good, healthy food with great recipe ideas.
I have the WW New Complete Cookbook and it is one of my favorites !! I have made a dozen or so of the recipes and all are great !
I really like the fact that the recipes are geared to smaller serving sizes (usually I cook for 1-2 people). I also like the fact that the ingredient lists are not large and that they do not call for exotic things...
01-08-2001, 03:58 PM
FYI--I have noticed that WW magazine prints many of the same recipes that have been printed in CL. Since both are based in Birmingham, AL, I wouldn't be surprised if they share the same kitchen. http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
01-08-2001, 06:03 PM
one of my WW leaders told us that WW magazine and CL are the same people basically, thats why when the WW magazine was temporarily stopped, CL took over the subscriptions.
01-08-2001, 06:06 PM
AND, (just my opinion), WW magazine is much better since being taken over by the folks at SOuthern Living.
01-08-2001, 10:00 PM
It's my understanding that WW isn't published by the company that publishes CL and Southern Living any more.
I'm looking at the jan/feb issue of WW and it's published by W/W TwentyFirst Corp. Southern Living is published by Southern Progress Corp. in Birmingham. WW used to be published by the people in Birmingham but around June of last year they broke away to do their own thing.
01-09-2001, 10:35 AM
I'm with Tiger - I have one & never use it. I don't think the recipes are very inventive or have much flavor. But maybe I just picked some bad ones.
01-09-2001, 10:46 AM
I have several of the Weight Watchers cookbooks and some I love and some I don't. The ones that I have are the magazine style books, not the hardcover ones from the bookstore.
I think the two best are Simple Goodness and Make it Fresh. I haven't had to many diappointments from these two books. But I haven't made all of the recipes either.
01-07-2004, 11:02 AM
My favorite is WW Take Out Tonight
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