Weight Watchers® New Complete Cookbook
Reader Appeal: Parents, Teens, and Preteens
PopFam Rating: A
If you like to eat, you'll love the Weight Watcher's New Complete Cookbook. This completely updated resource is easily one of the best cooking books we've seen in some time. For starters, this New Complete Cookbook does exactly what it promises to do: "offer great-tasting, easy recipes that are nutritious as well as delicious."
In other words, eat up - these recipes taste great and won't kill you with saturated fats or sugar overkill! In fact, we'd recommend that you make this cookbook a family affair by inviting your kids into the kitchen to cook alongside you. You'll all have fun, and your kids will learn valuable insights about how to eat healthy and hearty in their future lives.
The New Complete Cookbook also delivers great value in its ease of organization and readily-accessible format. Recipes are placed in naturally intuitive, tabbed categories such as "Breakfasts and Brunches," "Soups," "Poultry," "Beef, Pork, and Lamb," "Vegetarian Main Dishes," and even "Slow-Cooker Classics."
Going out of town for a night or two? Drop this cookbook on your teenage son's bed. Even he can easily find - and make - something from the "Pizzas, Calzones, and Sandwiches" section. And why not? Let your middle schooler and her friends try their own hands at making birthday party sweets - they'll find everything they need in the "Cakes, Pies, and More" section.
Of course, what really matters is what happens when the flatware meets the mouth...and thankfully this cookbook offers such delicious variety that there really is something everyone will love in here. After testing a few, our favorites include "Creamy Corn, Potato, and Bacon Soup" (pg. 123), "Middle Eastern Beef Kebabs" (pg. 139), "Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice" (pg. 185), "Grilled Steak Sandwiches with Golden Onions" (pg. 333), and of course, "Mahogany Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting" (pg. 381 - and yes, your preteen can make this with minimal supervision!).
In all, Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook is an ideal, comprehensive cookbook for today's family. Heartily recommended for every American kitchen - and as a graduation gift for teens headed out to new life on their own.
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