WEIGHT WATCHERS MEALS IN MINUTES COOKBOOK by Weight Watchers

WEIGHT WATCHERS MEALS IN MINUTES COOKBOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another Weight Watchers lowest-common-demominator compilation of cliches (three-bean salad), crossbreeds (cold Indian pasta, Mexican turkey pitas), and lowbrow contrivances (cubed chicken microwaved in a honey-ketchup-soy sauce and served on Minute rice). Worse yet: a pita-bread ""pizza"" with sugar, Gorgonzola cheese, and kiwi fruit. Presumably to save minutes, prepared ingredients and packaged mixes are common; and 100 of the 300 recipes are microwaved, though not always with dispatch: A ho-hum Spanish rice could be done as easily without the microwave, and a more interesting shrimp-in-won-ton dumpling takes some preliminary preparation. And some of the shortcuts, most egregiously a ""quick cassoulet"" consisting chiefly of micro-waved canned beans and sliced smoked sausage, would be better just cut out. For Weight Watchers' predictable following, this comes complete with the usual calorie and nutrient counts and clays of calculated menus. It's ironic, though, that Weight Watchers' dishes don't rate so high in Vartabedian's Nutripoints (see above).

Pub Date: Jan. 29th, 1989
Publisher: New American Library