As you look through upcoming menus, you might notice a WW Approved badge on some recipes. Blue Apron and WW have joined forces to create nutrient-packed dishes that will help you reach your health and wellness goals—without sacrificing taste.
If you’re not familiar with WW, the brand offers a holistic approach to weight loss and well-being through its new myWW+ program. “Rather than uprooting your lifestyle or taking away the foods you love, we help guide you toward healthier eating patterns,” says Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, head of nutrition and wellness at WW.
How? All foods are assigned a SmartPoints ® value— one easy to understand number that distills down complex nutrition science to help simplify eating healthfully. That means nothing is off-limits. Desserts, rich dishes, and everything else can all fit within an overall healthy pattern of eating.
Whether you’re a WW member or not, these meals have been designed with the SmartPoints system and overall stress-free, intuitive eating in mind. But what does that really mean? Here’s a closer look at what you’ll get when you dig into Blue Apron x WW meals:
First and foremost, our chefs pride themselves on creating meals that you’ll love eating. Blue Apron x WW meals use the same high-quality ingredients and inventive cooking techniques that you’ll find in every Blue Apron box.
They favor ZeroPoint™ proteins
Another key element of the WW program: ZeroPoint foods. These ingredients form the foundation of a healthy eating pattern, explains Leslie Fink, MS, RD, a nutritionist and recipe editor at WW. “The specifics differ depending on which myWW+ plan you’re on, but generally include nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.” The best part? You can eat as much as you please! Blue Apron chefs use these lean proteins (think boneless skinless chicken breasts and fish) to create flavorful, satisfying meals that help you stay within your daily SmartPoints budget.
They’re mindful of sodium
Despite its reputation, sodium is a vital nutrient that helps regulate fluids and support muscle health. That said, it’s all about finding a balance. Although everyone’s needs are different, consistently consuming excess sodium can contribute to chronic disease risk. Blue Apron x WW meals are conscious of sodium, but still packed with flavor.
They use creative swaps
Who says you have to sacrifice taste to make a better-for-you dish? Blue Apron x WW meals offer ingredient substitutions that work so well your family will have no clue they’re not the real deal. Try using non-fat yogurt in place of sour cream, or fromage blanc instead of crème fraîche . You’ll get the same taste as richer dairy options, while still saving SmartPoints.
Learn more about the Blue Apron x WW partnership, and sign up to try a meal here.