Here's my Weight Watchers weekly meals plan with Points Plus for next week. In addition to keeping me on track, I hope they provide you with some healthy ideas and cooking/eating inspiration.
Can you believe we are entering the final month of the year? The busyness of this time of year can wreak havoc with our healthy eating goals. The only real hope we have of staying on track is to stick with our normal routines as best we can as our schedules permit. I usually spend a little time Saturday putting together a list of recipes I want to make and a shopping list. Sunday I shop, prep and often make a dish or two in the crock pot so I go into the week with healthy food choices ready and waiting. This helps me avoid the temptation of last minute drive-throughs and dialing for takeout.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
My Weight Watchers Weekly Meals Plan (12/1/14)
I like to keep things simple when it comes to breakfast. I usually rotate between a few breakfast options day in and day out, only changing it up slightly with the seasons. This week I'm going to alternate between individual baked oatmeal muffin cups and slow cooker breakfast casserole. Both can be made ahead over the weekend and then warmed up in the microwave during the week. I'll have either one or the other with ½ a banana (0) and a large mug of decaf coffee (0).
I also like to keep lunch quick and easy. I've found that limiting my choices is one of my best strategies for easily maintaining my weight. I usually opt for some combination of soup, salad and/or sandwich or leftovers. Once or twice a week I meet Mom and/or a girlfriend for lunch which is fun and keeps things interesting so I don't get bored.
This week the days I'm home for lunch I'll alternate among:
- Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup (4)
- Peanut Butter (3) & Jelly (1) on Light Whole Wheat Bread (3) with carrot and celery sticks
I’ll enjoy my soup with a few whole grain crackers (3) and Laughing Cow Cheese (1) and if I'm feeling really hungry, a simple green salad with reduced fat dressing (1).
Because we are a family of two, we often have dinner leftovers that we are happy to eat again on a subsequent night. So I usually only cook 3 or 4 nights a week 🙂 Since the chili and pasta make generous quantities I'm only planning to cook 3 times.
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Black Bean Chili (4) with Slow Cooker Cornbread (3)
- Veggie Burger (2) on a Light English Muffin (3) with Lettuce (0), Tomato (0), Ketchup (0) with Sauteed Zucchini and Corn (3)
- Skinny Pasta with Sausage, Onions, Peppers and Mushrooms (8) with Tossed Salad and Fat free Dressing (0)
Again, I try to limit my choices when it comes to snacking and only eat when I am truly hungry. I've worked hard to break myself of the snacking when bored habit, but it still can happen if I have too many tempting snacks around!
- Pear Slices (0) with a stick of reduced fat string cheese (1)
- Raw veggies (0) with dip made from nonfat Greek yogurt and salsa (0)
'Tis the season for sweet treats. I'm not gonna lie, Christmas cookies are one of my favorite aspects of the holidays. Over the next few weeks I'll be baking more than any other time of year. My plan is to keep small amounts around and then share what's left with family and friends. It's the only hope I have of not going totally overboard.
Previous Weekly Meal Plans:
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/24/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/17/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/10/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/3/14)
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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