Another week, another weekly menu plan. I can't believe how much this weekly activity is helping keep me on track. It takes some work up front but the payoff seems worth it. For now at least.
It's feeling like winter here in Phoenix - cold, gray and rainy. So, I'll be taking advantage of it and making a few of our favorite warm comfort foods this week.
Last week's Skinny Meal Swap with Mom and Peter was fun and made getting dinner on the table a breeze. I made and shared a Weight Watchers Brunswick Stew brimming with chicken and vegetables that I'll get posted soon. Peter made a crustless spinach feta quiche. Mom, ever the cooking over achiever, provided a hearty cheesy pasta eggplant casserole and roasted rainbow carrots. We got together for a few minutes Sunday afternoon to make the swap.
So all that was left for me to do at dinnertime was decide what to warm up, set the table and pour some wine. How wonderful is that? We all enjoyed the process and plan on repeating it again soon. But not this week because Sunday we will be focusing our attention on Super Bowl Snacks.
This weekend I'll make up a batch of Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal, as well as this tried-and-true Easy Healthy Sausage Spinach Wild Rice Soup that I will portion out to enjoy for breakfast and lunch during the week.
Weight Watchers Meal Plan Ideas (2/2/15)
This week I'm going to begin the day with a large mug of decaf coffee (0PP) and:
1. ½ Grapefruit (0PP) and English Muffin (3PP) with ½ Banana (0PP) and Peanut Butter (2PP)
2. ½ Grapefruit (0PP) and Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal (6PP)
I can't seem to get enough ruby red grapefruit at the moment. They're so juicy and satisfying. Since I stopped buying and drinking orange juice a while back I find myself craving oranges and grapefruits more.
I like to keep lunch quick and easy. Limiting my choices makes weight loss/maintenance easier. (Here's research that supports this idea.) I eat lunch out a few days a week. On the days I'm home I'll have:
1. Easy Healthy Sausage Spinach Wild Rice Soup (4PP) with a slice of Crusty Sourdough Toast (2PP).
Because we are a family of two most recipes result in leftovers. We are happy to eat them again another night. So, I usually only cook from scratch 3 or 4 times a week. (We usually eat out 1 – 2 nights a week.) If I end up with more food than we can eat I portion it out, package it up and pop it in the freezer for a future quick and easy lunch or dinner.
1. Slim & Healthy Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole (7PP) with Sautéed Zucchini (1PP)
2. Oven Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli (6 WWPP) with ½ cup Brown Rice (2PP)
3. Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta (8WWPP) with Mixed Green Salad (0) tossed with Olive Oil (1PP) and Balsamic Vinegar (0PP)
4. Leftover Slim & Healthy Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole (7PP) with Roasted Carrots (1PP)
5. Leftover buffet (AKA: Clean out the Fridge Night)
1. Apple (0PP) (I can't seem to get enough Pink Lady Apples at the moment. They're by far my favorite. The perfect combination of crispy and sweet.)
2. Baby Carrots (0PP) and Hummus (2PP)
*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.
I'm planning to test out a new Weight Watchers Lemon Bars Recipe to take to a Super Bowl Party on Sunday. That way we can enjoy one and share the rest. If it's a success I'll share it here soon.
What's on Your Menu Plan This Week?
Previous Weekly Menu Plans:
- My Weekly Meal Plan (1/26/15)
- My Weekly Meal Plan (1/19/15)
- My Weekly Meal Plan (1/12/15)
- My Weekly Meal Plan (1/5/15)
- My Weekly Meal Plan (12/29/14)
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