Finding a New Way to Stay Active and Enjoy Life + a recipe for Salmon Burgers

I was given a free one month subscription to Weight Watchers to try their new Simple Start plan and write about my experience.Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own

Finding A New Way To Stay Active and a recipe for Salmon Burgers #SimpleStart

Every other time I start a weight loss journey I jump right in feet first. I start running again, go to lots of classes at the gym (more than my normal 2 or 3), and eat by the book. But this first week on Simple Start I’ve tried something a bit different.

Instead I’ve taken it a bit slower. I’ve decided that I’m not quite the runner I wanted to be. Walking seems to be easier on my joints and I’m getting more miles in by switching up the pace. And… I’ve found my motivation!

I’m also having some fun in the kitchen as well. Not necessarily trying outlandish and adventurous things, but going back to the recipes I love. Including this amazingly delicious salmon burger that’s perfect for any time of the year.

Weight Watchers Simple Start Salmon Burgers #SimpleStart

Salmon Burgers

Enjoy a delicious salmon burger while staying on plan with Weight Watchers Simple Start. Each salmon burger is 6 WW+ points.

  • 16 ounces salmon (skin removed)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Dice salmon and place into a medium bowl. Add beaten egg, teriyaki sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the panko and stir until incorporated into the mix. Create 5 4 ounce patties from the mix and set on a plate.
  3. Add olive oil to a pan and heat on medium high. Once oil is hot, add salmon patties to the pan and cook 7 minutes on one side, 5 minutes on the other until completely cooked and crisp on each side.
  4. Serve on a sandwich thin with some tomato, lettuce and homemade reduced-fat tartar sauce.

A great thing about Simple Start is that I’m getting back to the basics and finding flavors that I love again. And I’m not skimping out!

With these delicious salmon burgers I used one of my daily 7 WW+ points to enjoy a tablespoon of homemade reduced fat tartar sauce on my burger. The flavors were amazing with the salmon burger and the whole thing was completely guilt free.

Find out how I made my homemade tartar sauce in the video below:

homemade reduced fat tartar sauce #SimpleStart

Here’s the recipe in print form:

Homemade Reduced Fat Tartar Sauce

This simple tartar sauce recipe is easy to make with ingredients found in your pantry. Plus it’s only 1 WW+ point for a tablespoon!

  • 1 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • juice of one lemon
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Store in air-tight container in the refrigerator until needed.


Not only do I get to enjoy delicious dinners, but I am also getting a bit more fancy with my dessert presentations as well! This delicious yogurt parfait is a sweet, healthy alternative to the ice cream I was craving a few nights ago.

By making a few simple, easy changes I was able to get my sweets fix without going off plan! Plus I felt full from the protein in the greek yogurt I used.

Weight Watchers Simple Start anytime snack #SimpleStart

The goals I set for myself last week have been met and I’ve now updated the goals to be more specific in the next week on Simple Start:

  1. Eat more veggies – 6 servings a day
  2. Drink 64oz of water a day (increasing by 12 ounces)
  3. Walk at least 10,000 steps a day

On Weight Watchers and want to try Simple Start for two weeks yourself? Download the app today and get started!

What’s your favorite guilt-free recipe?

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  1. This looks delicious! I have been trying to think of ways to prepare salmon and this is it! A friend recently gifted me with some fresh Alaskan fish and I am inspired to cook.

  2. Oh my goodness! Those look delicious! I’m big on turkey burgers and cool whip pie for guilt free recipes!

  3. I love me some turkey burgers. Yours look awesome and easy to make!

  4. Goodness gracious! Deliciousness! I cannot wait to try these recipes! They look delicious and I have been in the market for some new healthy recipes so this is great!

  5. Love that salmon burger. I’ve always wanted to try them but never have. I will have to try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I don’t think I really have any that are guilt-free, but I need some. I need to make this for my husband, and that tartar sauce, looks delicious.

  7. Where did you get those spoons – so cute!! I love the idea of Salmon burgers! Thanks for sharing!

  8. That tartar sauce is so awesome!!! Brilliantly done! And Yum! Your lunch is delicious! I uber jealous of your fresh berries in yogurt though! All the berries in our grocery stores looked horrid this week. Crossing fingers for next week cause I’m really craving that.

    • You should also check out the frozen berries! They taste super good in a parfait too (the smaller berries do) and have a little crunch if you let them thaw just a bit.

  9. So nice hearing your voice in the video! Great post!

  10. This looks so delicious! I want to try that tarter sauce too!

  11. The tartar sauce looks amazing!

    My favourite guilt-free recipe is cauliflower crust pizza.

  12. I really loved Weight Watchers in the past and am thinking it may be my ticket this year to loose the last few babies pounds and start working on the pre-baby pounds I need to loose.

    I actually made Salmon Patties last night and make them similar but with oatmeal instead of bread crumbs.

  13. WOOOOO baby! The Salmon burger is one I haven’t tried yet. I can tell it will be on the menu as soon as I get to the store. You make everything look so delicious…are you sure this is diet?

  14. Ok, that homemade tartar sauce looks so yummy, as do the salmon burgers. And I have got to get some berries this weekend at the store, so I can finally try that yogurt parfait. Mmmm….

  15. Shirlene says

    Are you using raw or cooked salmon?


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