What Does Jennifer Hudson Eat?

I’m curious about what people eat.

What they have for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner and as snacks.

What they eat out and especially what they cook for themselves at home.

So when I came across a week’s worth of Jennifer Hudson’s meals on the Weight Watchers website I was more than a little interested in taking a peek.

Since Jennifer is an official Weight Watchers spokesperson, all the meals shared conform to their PointsPlus and healthy eating guidelines, which is no big surprise.

But it’s always fun to take a look at how other members, especially celebrities, work the Plan.

What Did I Discover about Jennifer Hudson’s Eating Habits?

What does Jennifer Hudson eat?

What does Jennifer Hudson eat?

Photo: jenniferhudson.com

Jennifer’s breakfasts and lunches look a lot like mine. For breakfast she seems to alternate between cereal with fruit, milk or nonfat plain Greek yogurt and eggs done some simple way. Most days for lunch she has some combination of sandwich, soup and/or salad. She makes sure to include plenty of foods she likes, especially at dinner where Chinese takeout, sushi and chicken wings appear on the menu. And her snacks include several of my favorites: apples with peanut butter, light microwave popcorn, and the occasional nonfat Chai latte.

How Does Jennifer Hudson’s Eating Style Differ From Mine?

The major differences between Jennifer’s meal plan and mine? I eat a lot more nuts and leave room for a moderate amount of wine. And I also shy away from low fat mayo, salad dressings and whipped topping, preferring full fat mayo, homemade salad dressings and the occasional dollop of real whipped cream instead :-)

Here’s a sneak peek at 3 days of Jennifer Hudson’s meals. To see the full 7 days, follow the link at the end of the post.

Day 1

Breakfast: Cereal with yogurt and strawberries (6 PointsPlus)

Stir together in a bowl:

1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt  (3 PointsPlus)
3/4 cup  Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal (Honey Toasted Oats) ( 3 PointsPlus)
1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries (0 PointsPlus)

Lunch: Turkey sandwich with chips, salsa and apple (8 PointsPlus)

2 slices light whole wheat bread  (2 PointsPlus)
3 ounces turkey breast lunch meat (3 1/2-inch square) (2 PointsPlus)
2 teaspoons reduced-calorie mayonnaise (1 PointsPlus)
3 slices tomato (0 PointsPlus)
3 lettuce leaves (0 PointsPlus)
1 medium apple (0 PointsPlus)
12  baked low-fat tortilla chips (3 PointsPlus)
1/4 cup salsa (0 PointsPlus)

Dinner: Sushi; salad with dressing on the side and edamame (14 PointsPlus)

6 pieces spicy tuna roll (2-in diameter, 1-in thick) (7 PointsPlus)
4 large pieces california roll sushi (4 PointsPlus)
2 cups mixed baby greens (0 PointsPlus)
2 teaspoons sesame ginger dressing ( 1 PointsPlus value)
1 cup edamame (in pods) (2 PointsPlus)

Snacks: Muffin with topping, popcorn, latte (8 PointsPlus)

1 small Vita Muffin Chocolate Muffin (2 PointsPlus)
2 tablespoons lite whipped topping (0 PointsPlus)
3 cups light microwave-popped popcorn (2 PointsPlus)
1 tall Tazo Chai Tea Latte, made with nonfat milk (4 PointsPlus)

Total PointsPlus: 36


Day 2

Breakfast: egg whites scrambled with veggies and cheese; toasted English muffin with jelly; turkey bacon (8 PointsPlus)

3 large egg whites (1 PointsPlus)
1/4 cup  mushrooms (0 PointsPlus)
1/4 cup cooked broccoli (0 PointsPlus)
2 tablespoons low-fat shredded cheddar cheese (1 PointsPlus)
1 light English muffin (3 PointsPlus)
1 tablespoon jelly (1 PointsPlus)
3 slices cooked crisp turkey bacon (2 PointsPlus)

Lunch: Grilled chicken salad; chips and dip (9 PointsPlus)

3 cups romaine lettuce (0 PointsPlus)
3 ounces grilled chicken breas, sliced thin (3 PointsPlus)
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (0 PointsPlus)
1/2 cup cucumber (0 PointsPlus)
1/4 cup  shredded carrots (0 PointsPlus)
2 tablespoons low-fat vinaigrette (1 PointsPlus)
12 item baked low-fat tortilla chips (3 PointsPlus)
2 tablespoons light ranch dip (2 PointsPlus)

Dinner — Chinese takeout or make at home (12 PointsPlus)

1 cup stir-fry shrimp with garlic sauce (7 PointsPlus)
1 cup cooked brown rice (5 PointsPlus)
1 cup steamed vegetables (0 PointsPlus)

Snacks: Apple with PB; yogurt with pineapple and granola (7 PointsPlus)

1 medium apple (0 PointsPlus)
2-1/2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter (2 PointsPlus)
1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt (3 PointsPlus)
3/4 cup pineapple (0 PointsPlus)
3 tablespoons low-fat ready-to-eat granola cereal (2 PointsPlus)

Total PointsPlus: 36


Day 3

Breakfast: Cereal with skim milk and banana (7 PointsPlus)

1 cup Kashi GoLean Crunch Cereal (5 PointsPlus)
1 cup fat-free skim milk (2 PointsPlus)
1/2 large banana (0 PointsPlus)

Lunch: Turkey sandwich on toasted English muffin; soup (8 PointsPlus)

1 item light English muffin (3 PointsPlus)
3 ounces turkey breast lunch meat (3 1/2-inch square) (2 PointsPlus)
3 slices tomato (0 PointsPlus)
3 large lettuce leaves (0 PointsPlus)
1 cup Progresso Vegetable Classic Minestrone Soup (3 PointsPlus)

Dinner — wings; collards made with oil; potato (14 PointsPlus)

4 cooked chicken wings, with bone (10 PointsPlus)
1 cup cooked chopped collards (0 PointsPlus)
1 teaspoon olive oil (for cooking collards) (1 PointsPlus)
1 medium baked sweet potato (3 PointsPlus)

Snacks — yogurt with peanut butter; popcorn; granola bar (10 PointsPlus)

1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt (3 PointsPlus)
2-1/2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter (2 PointsPlus)
3 cups light microwave-popped popcorn (2 PointsPlus)
1 reduced-calorie granola bar (3 PointsPlus)

Total PointsPlus: 39

Source: Jennifer Hudson’s Meal Plan

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  1. Donna Smith says

    Thank you for this. Idid not see this on the site. I enjoy looking at what others are having. It give me some ideas for my menus.

  2. says

    Jennifer Hudson’s meal plan goes way over a daily limit of 26 and over the weekly of 49. I am assuming she is using her activity points.

    • says

      Jennifer would be in maintenance now which means that her daily target would be over 26 since she’s not trying to lose weight. I’m able to maintain my weight eating 32 to 40 PointsPlus a day plus most of my weekly points, so this meal plan seems very realistic to me.

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