Welcome to Foodmeanderings.com. I'm so glad you're here!
Whether you are trying to eat healthy, lose weight, maintain your weight, on the WW program or on WW maintenance, if you are a busy person that's looking for easy and healthy recipes, you have come to the right place!
At Food Meanderings you will find easy, quick, make-ahead, shortcut, (mostly) healthy, family friendly, Weight Watchers friendly and (always) delicious food.
My mission is to share not only my recipes, cooking hacks and tips with you, but also my secrets to success! I have maintained my weight and lived the Weight Watchers program (which to me, is simply healthy eating and portion control) for over 20 years. Although I've had my bumps in the road, I don't have to fret about gaining a little weight because that's life and I know how get back on track and lose it! I want to help you to feel confident you can do this too because YOU CAN!
If it’s your first time here, I know all of the information can be overwhelming, so I’ve created this page, as a guide, to get you started on your journey. There are currently over 350 recipes on this site (and more to come!) so let me help you find what you're looking for...
Step 1: Get to know me
I'm Terri and I started this blog 5 years ago because I was entering a lot of recipe competitions at the time, so I was constantly thinking about recipe ideas. I wanted to share those recipes and write about food. A food blog seemed like the ideal place to do both of those things. In the process, I realized that I also wanted to preserve my family’s recipes. But most importantly, I LOVE cooking, creating and sharing recipes. And I love taking many of my favorite high point and comfort foods and make them lighter, healthier and WW friendly!
I also share all of my WW friendly recipes here and show you that Weight Watchers friendly recipes can taste so amazing that no one will ever suspect they are lighter, lower calorie and/or lower fat. As I said, I'm a fan of the WW program. I'm not associated with Weight Watchers (WW) in anyway, I'm just happen to be a longtime WW member who believes in the program and their message about it being a healthy 'lifestyle' and not a diet. I've personally lived this healthy lifestyle for 20 + years.
And I EAT POUTINE ! In fact, I eat anything I want. I just eat it in moderation. (P.S. I didn't eat the whole thing 🙂 )
After I quit smoking over 20 years ago I had to change the way I ate and how I dealt with hunger. Although I grew up eating healthy, smoking was an appetite suppressant, so I would simply smoke to curb hunger and avoid eating. which in turn, helped maintain my weight. When nicotine no longer ruled my life, my metabolism slowed and although I was running regularly, the weight slowly came on. My Mom was on Weight Watchers, so naturally I turned to Weight Watchers to lose those first 35 lbs. I learned portion control and how much you can actually eat in a day and not gain weight. And although I'm mostly only counting points in my head these days, it's because I counted them on paper, on a calculator and in the app for so many years, they are seriously ingrained into my pysche 🙂 You can read about my personal Weight Watchers (WW) journey HERE.
If you're interested, you can read more about me on my About Me page!
And feel free to leave me a comment below or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you!
Step 2: Indulge your passion for food in a healthy way
*If you are looking for Weight Watchers recipes that are so good, no one will ever know they're WW, head over HERE: Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes
And if you're just starting out on your healthy eating or weight loss journey, you'll want to check out my 7 day Healthy Family Meal Plan. It's a great way to kickstart your new lifestyle!
*All recipes are calculated for the WW blue program and points are listed in the recipe card description.
*I would also encourage you to check out my Weight Watchers Tip and Tricks! These are many of the strategies that have worked for me over the years.
Here a few reader favorite WW friendly recipes!
- Weight Watchers Friendly Pizza with 2 ingredient Weight Watchers Pizza Dough
- WW friendly Microwave Chocolate Banana Mug Cake
- WW Friendly Butter Chicken
If you are looking for other Recipes: I have a lot of recipes and in almost every category you can think of, so be sure to check out my Recipe Menu
- You can also use one of many SEARCH BARS on the site if you are looking for something specific!
Here are a few more reader favorites:
- Easy Layered Nacho Dip (Gluten-free)
- Healthy Mediterranean Breakfast Burritos
- Secret Ingredient Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
Step 3: Join my mailing list
1) You'll get my FREE Award-winning Cookbook
2) You get weekly recipes delivered to your inbox and special emails (but don't worry, I won't spam you). Plus, you can unsubscribe at any time.
Whether you’re here looking for a specific recipe, trying to eat healthy, just starting your Weight Watchers journey or a veteran on the program, I hope you’ll find some value in the recipes and ideas on this blog. I wish you success with your healthy lifestyle!