How to create a meal and build a recipe in the WW app

It's so, so, so easy.

Build a recipe in 3 easy steps

The Recipe Builder in the WW app lets you store your favorite meals for 3-tap tracking. Instead of adding up the SmartPoints® values for each ingredient (exhausting!) save it in the Recipe Builder. Here’s how simple it is.

Tap on Search


You’ll see the bar at the top of the My Day screen in your WW app. There will be a row of options to scroll through—choose “My Food.”How to open the Weight Watchers recipe builder

Click “Create”

Choose “Recipes,” then click “Create” in the top right corner. Take note of this screen—your saved recipes will live under the “Recipes” tab.How to create recipes in Weight Watchers app

Add ingredients


Fill in the details of your recipe: Add a name, ingredients, and any steps you want to refer back to in the cooking process. Tap “Create” in the upper right corner, track the recipe, and you’re all set! It will be saved in the “Recipes” tab for the future.How to create new recipe on Weight Watchers


How to create a food 

Use this shortcut for fast tracking! 

  • Tap on Search
  • Slide to "My Food"
  • Click "Create" and enter info 


Did you know: WW app edition

  • There are over 8,000 recipes. (Over 750 recipes are dessert!)
  • This year, eggs were the #1 tracked food.
  • Chick-fil-A was the top tracked restaurant. 
  • “Recipes” is the most popular Connect Group with over 120,000 members (and growing!)