I hope your 2015 is off to a good start. This was a big week for me. I attended my first WW Meeting of the new year where I learned what was new with WeightWatchers in 2015, picked up my updated materials and weighed in below goal and 3 pounds less than last month!
I feel like I did a pretty good job transitioning back into more sensible eating following the craziness of the holidays. Creating these Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plans is helping to keep me on track. It takes time to plan out my meals, shop, prep and cook on Sundays but pays off all week at meal time.
Celebrities like Cameron Diaz even spend time in the kitchen on Sundays getting ready for the week! In this Marie Claire article she is quoted as saying: 'In my house, on Sundays, you can usually find me in the kitchen getting my food ready for the week. I tell my friends that I can’t meet for lunch; I tell my nieces and nephews that if they want to hang out, it will have to be at my house. I make sure not to have any meetings or calls scheduled during that time, because that time is SO IMPORTANT for me. It’s the time that sets me up for a successful week, for feeling good, for knowing that I am taking care of myself.'
I used to think that weight loss was easy for celebrities. Now, I realize that living happy, healthy and slim takes work 🙂
This week my plan is to alternate between two of the breakfasts featured in this year's WW What to Eat: Yogurt, Fruit & Cereal Sundae and Breakfast Pizza.
I'm going to pick up a rotisserie chicken at Costco when I shop tomorrow and use the cooked meat to make a Chicken Salad and a pot of Lightened Up Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup.
I'll alternate between those for lunch the days I eat at home.
My Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan (1/12/15)
This week I'm going to have a large mug of decaf coffee (0) and:
1. Yogurt Fruit Cereal Sundae: 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt (3) topped with ½ cup chopped fruit (Apple or Orange or Pear) (0) and ½ regular-size shredded wheat, crumbled (1).
2. Breakfast Pizza: Top both halves of a Toasted English Muffin (3) with sliced tomato (0), 1 large Scrambled Egg (2) and ¼ cup shredded reduced fat cheese (2). Broil until the cheese warms and begins to melt.
I like to keep lunch quick and easy. And through the years, I've learned that limiting my choices is one of my best strategies for easily maintaining my weight. (I've read research recently that supports this theory.) 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. Lightened Up Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (5) (new recipe - not posted yet)
2. Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries (6) on a simple green salad with reduced fat dressing (1).
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 most recipes I make result in leftovers that we are happy to eat again on another night or that I re-purpose somehow. This means that I usually only cook from scratch 3 or 4 times a week 🙂 (We usually eat out 1 - 2 times a week.)
1. WeightWatchers Beef Spinach Lasagna Rolls (6) with simple green salad (0) with reduced fat dressing (1).
2. Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chile Verde (8) Pete said this turned out really well, so I'm anxious to try it.
3. Weight Watchers Meat Loaf (6) with Baked Potato (4) topped with 2 tablespoons fat-free plain Greek yogurt (0) and steamed broccoli (0) sprinkled with 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan (1).
4. Leftover WeightWatchers Beef Spinach Lasagna Rolls (6) with green salad (0) and light dressing (1).
5.Weight Watchers Meat Loaf Sandwich (1 slice meatloasf (3) on light whole wheat toast (2) with lettuce (0), tomato (0) and dijon mustard (0)) with Lightened Up Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup (5)
- Fruit (apple, orange, or pear) (0) with a string cheese (2) OR nuts (3)
- Baby Carrots (0) with ¼ cup Hummus (2)
- WeightWatchers Cheesecake (stir together 2 cups plain fat-free Greek yogurt and 1 small package dry cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix until creamy. Top with 2 teaspoons graham cracker crumbs (½ cup serving: 4) 1/13 Update: I made this and thought it was AWFUL so tossed it away. A total waste of 2 cups of Greek yogurt! Instead I'll be having this old stand-by: Homemade Chocolate Yogurt for 2 WWPP.
Previous Weekly Menu Plans:
- My Weekly Meal Plan (1/5/15)
- My Weekly Meal Plan (12/29/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/22/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/15/14)
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