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. It helps keep me accountable and I hope you also find it helpful.
The Benefits of Weekly Meal Planning
It’s the only thing that prevents me from resorting to fast food or takeout more often than I should.
Every time I get out of the meal planning habit and resort to take-out, restaurants, and snacking on junk, it’s amazing how crappy I feel and how quickly the pounds pack on.
THE KEY TO EATING WELL IS COOKING.
When you’re trying to eat well, not cooking isn’t an option. There are just too many unknowns (hidden sugar, flour, fats, chemicals, points), too many temptations, and portions are way too large for you to routinely eat well on take-out or pre-made food.
THE KEY TO CONSISTENT COOKING IS PLANNING.
In the beginning meal planning can be a huge chore. The key is finding an approach that works for you over the long haul.
What I love about Slender Kitchen Meal Plans is that I don’t have to think. I print out the grocery list, do the shopping and when it’s time, head into the kitchen and get right to cooking!
For those of us following Weight Watchers, having meal plans with the Freestyle smart points included can make the switch easy and stress free!
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:
Most days my breakfast is something quick like an english muffin with almond butter, avocado toast, eggs, yogurt with fruit, oatmeal or a smoothie, depending on my mood and the season. Right now my go to breakfast is half a banana with a tablespoon of peanut butter.
When starting a new diet, having a meal plan is one of the things that can help the most.
And even though many of us are familiar with Weight Watchers already, since they changed their plans to Freestyle and Flex (in the UK), it’s kind of like starting over.
With fewer daily points and new zero point foods, planning out your weekly meal plans may look different than it has in the past.
To help you get started, Kristen from Slender Kitchen put together this free meal plan that includes ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even some snacks (affiliate link). Plus it has a complete shopping list to make grocery shopping easy.
This week I’ll be making…
This week I’m planning to use this Free Weight Watchers Meal Plan with Freestyle SmartPoints (affiliate link) to make:
- Thai Basil Ground Beef Bowl (6SP)
- Greek Turkey Tostadas (4SP)
- Skillet Vegetable Lasagna (9SP)
- Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops with Crispy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts (9SP)
- Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus with fresh fruit (0 SmartPoints if made with Stevia/Splenda) (As a snack/sweet treat)
Click on the free meal plan above for all the recipes!
I’ll also make a pot of Slow Cooker Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup (2SP) to enjoy during the week for quick and easy lunches.
I hope this helps you with your own meal planning this week 🙂
By the way, I’m loving this Slim & Sassy Metabolic Gum to help with cravings and cut down on mindless snacking and munching while getting dinner ready!
Martha, I started Weight Watchers in 1971 in Chicago and became both LifeTime and lifer along the way. I’ve tried all the programs, done meetings and online. Somehow, seeing your daily messages keeps me feeling accountable for one more day. Even the repetitive messages serve an important purpose. Thank you for being there.
~ Gail B.
Meal Planning Made Easy
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.
That’s where Slender Kitchen’s Meal Planning Made Easy , comes to the rescue!
Here’s what other people are saying about her meal plans…
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!
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