Weight Watchers Friendly Meal Planning Ideas
Every Friday I send out an email with what I'm planning to eat for dinner in the coming week which I also archive here on the blog.
For more ideas here are my previous Weight Watchers Friendly Weekly Meal Plans.
The Benefits of Weekly Meal Planning
Is meal planning part of your New Year's Resolution?
For those of us following Weight Watchers, having meal plans with the Freestyle points included can make the switch easy and stress free!
We all know how powerful meal planning can be. But the key to lasting success is finding a system/approach that is right for you.
Getting dinner on the table is so much easier when I've planned what I'm cooking and eating ahead of time and done the grocery shopping.
I don't always stick to my plan one hundred percent. Life happens.
But, it helps to have a rough guide and prevents me resorting to fast food or takeout more often than I should.
Meal Planning + Slow Cooking = Easy Healthy Dinner!
As far as I'm concerned the Slow Cooker is the best invention ever for folks trying to eat healthy and lose weight without losing their minds.
I use mine at least once a week, sometimes more!
I'm absolutely, positively convinced that cooking with my crock-pot is directly linked to the success I've had keeping my weight off!
We are a family of two, so most recipes result in leftovers that we are happy to pack up for lunch the next day, freeze for a future quick-and-easy meal, or transform somehow.
In the beginning meal planning can be a huge chore. The key is finding an approach that works for you over the long haul.
You can do-it-yourself, of course.
But, if you want a little help with your meal plans be sure to check out:
- My Month of Meal Plans eBook (updated with WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
- Kristen from Slender Kitchen's Meal Planning Made Easy
If you are looking for a Healthy Meal Planning Solution (affiliate link) with lots of options including low carb and vegetarian diets with complete nutritional information and Weight Watchers SmartPoints, my WW friend Kristen, from Slender Kitchen has a really good one.
This Week's WW Meal Plan Suggestions with WW Freestyle SmartPoints:
As soon as I've rung in the new year, I will be turning to my favorite antidote to all the holiday excess: soup.
I'll make soup my food of choice for as many meals as I can for a week or two until I'm feeling light, healthy and energized.
Packed with good for you ingredients, a tasty bowl of soup fills you up, crushes cravings, and keeps your energized for hours.
- Slow Cooker Ham & Split Pea Soup
- Slow Cooker Bean & Cabbage Soup
- 3-Bean Turkey Sausage Chili
- Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Made Lighter
*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.
Do You Struggle With Meal Planning?
We all know how important healthy meal planning is to lasting weight loss success. And how frustrating it can be to actually pull-off week after week.
After offering a Bonus Meal Plan with recipes and grocery list as part of my Slow Cook Yourself Slim eCookbook Bundle (updated with WW Freestyle SmartPoints), I got tons of requests for more.
So I assembled this Meal Plan eBook (with Freestyle SmartPoints) to make meal planning a breeze. It provides you with a month (four weeks) of meal plans with WW friendly recipes and grocery lists!
If you prefer a more sophisticated approach to meal planning with more flexibility and tons of options, you might want to check out my WW Friend Kristen from Slender Kitchen's Meal Planning Made Easy, which I highly recommend!
Real people. Real weight loss. Real progress.
Here's what other people are saying...
I really enjoy the Meal Plans! The best part for me is that I don't have to come up with "what's for dinner?" I like having that work done for me and appreciate that the leftovers are planned for another meal instead of wasting the food. I've been a Weight Watchers member since 1986 and I love the plan, have kept my weight down and enjoy cooking.
I've been following the meal plans from day one. I love, love, love the shopping list. Makes it so easy to stay organized and I've been saving money at the grocery store too because of it. I have enjoyed all the recipes and feel like they are so easy to follow! I purchased for the year and I'm one happy lady! Thanks again!
Just wanted you to know that I bought these meal plans this morning and two hours later I made the frittata, which was delicious! This is just what I've been needing. We tried Blue Apron, but they are high calorie. Your idea for this is fabulous. I'll definitely advertise at my meeting.
Martha, Thank you for the wonderful recipes!!! totally agree with you, planning your meals ahead is the key to a great weight loss!
~ Valerie G.
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