The last week of 2014. Can you believe it? This year seemed to be the fastest one yet! I’m ready for 2015. Are you? And I’m curious to see what’s new with Weight Watchers when I weigh-in in early January.
I’ve been thinking about goals for the coming year and am feeling drawn to finding ways to slow down and simplify my life even more. I read an interesting article on The Science Of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear The Same Thing Every Day. While I’m not ready to go that far, I’m planning a major closet purge.
And this article suggests the same thing may be true for food and weight loss. Studies show that people who eat the same thing everyday for breakfast and/or lunch weigh less! So, I’m intentionally planning a little less variety in my weekly meal plans for the next few weeks as I get my eating back on track after the holidays.
Sunday I’m going to make a big pot of steel cut oats I can reheat for breakfast during the week. I will also make another big pot of soup in the slow cooker that I’ll eat for lunch and dinner several times this week.
Have a wonderful week and Happy New Year!
My Weight Watchers Weekly Meals Plan (12/29/14)
This week I’m going to steel cut oats and fruit with a a large mug of decaf coffee (0).
- Steel Cut Oats (4) with maple syrup (1) and fruit (0)
I like to keep lunch quick and easy. I’ve learned 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. On the days I’m home this week I’ll have soup:
1. Slow Cooker Leftover Hambone Soup (2) a perfect way to use up the Christmas Hambone.
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 times a week. I’m not sure exactly how this week will shake out as we haven’t firmed up our New Year’s Eve/Day plans yet. But this is what I’m planning…
1. Broiled Salmon (7) (Again. I love it and I’ve got more in the freezer thanks to my dear friend, Erin.) with Steamed Green Beans (0) and Baked Potato (4).
2. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore (6) with Brown Rice Pasta (4)
We received a big box of fruit for Christmas. I’ve transferred it to a large bowl placed right in the middle of the counter. I’ll grab for it when I need a snack:
- Fruit (apple, orange, or pear) (0) with a string cheese (2) OR nuts (3)
*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.
After way too many Christmas cookies the past few weeks, I’m ready to lighten up on the sweet treats. I plan to use up the quart of eggnog in the fridge to make this yummy sounding:
- Crock Pot Gingersnap Eggnog Custard (4) (New Recipe – Not Yet Posted)
Previous Weekly Meal Plans:
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/22/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/15/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/8/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/1/14)
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