Do you know the feeling you get when you pick up a new cookbook and realize it will be your new go-to cookbook? The ingredients are the food you already love and always have on hand? The recipes teach innovative ways to combine the ingredients for completely new flavor experiences? The One-Pot Weight Loss Plan is my new favorite cookbook! My last favorite was published by Pillsbury in the 1970s so I’m pretty discriminating when I choose a favorite.
This cookbook uses common and healthy ingredients like canned beans, fresh vegetables, inexpensive meats, and common spices to create delicious meals. I’m on WW (Weight Watchers) blue program and the recipes here are all extremely low points as long as you use lean meats and cheeses. The book includes its own 28-day diet plan that includes a shopping list. However, these recipes will work for most non-extreme diets. Full nutritional data is listed for each recipe. The book indicates recipes free of the common allergens and those recipes that are vegan and vegetarian.
The book divides up its 85 recipes by the single “pot” needed to cook them. Though many can be cooked by another method or with a simple pot on the stove with some timing and water changes. Many of these pots are actually available modes within the typical instant pot like a soup pot, slow cooker, and skillet. The other “pots” within the book are blender, one-bowl, Dutch oven, casserole, and sheet pan.
Okay, I can hear you say but what about the recipes? All types are here: soups, salads, Buddha bowls, roasted meat-and-potato bakes, smoothies, stir-fries, curries, breakfasts, quiches, oatmeal, enchiladas, tofu curry, and vegetable lasagna. Also included are many desserts from puddings to cheesecake.
The One Pot Weight Loss Plan is already becoming my go-to cookbook. I’ve already made six of the recipes. They were easy and delicious. It’s use of common ingredients, low-calorie but tasty flavors, and easy one-pot clean-up make for an easy weekday meal assistant. Check it out and see if it will be your favorite cookbook too. 5 stars!
Thanks to Rockridge Press and Callisto for a copy in exchange for my honest review.