Here's my Weight Watchers weekly meals plan with Points Plus for next week. In addition to helping me stay on track, I hope they provide you with some healthy ideas and cooking/eating inspiration.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We've had a couple days with cloudy skies, cool temperatures and drizzle 🙂
My week before Christmas has been busy and fun and filled with delicious food. So far, I've had lunch out with a dear friend, met Mom for a run to Trader Joe's followed by a Chinese lunch and received a last minute dinner invitation for amazing homemade seafood gumbo and red beans and dirty rice prepared by wonderful Louisiana born and raised Cajun cook.
Tonight we're meeting friends at one of my favorite restaurants. Tomorrow we're traveling to Tucson for a Holiday Open House followed by dinner with my sister and her husband.
Monday I'll get together with my girlfriend, her kids, my stepdaughter and her son to bake cookies.
Talk about being blessed! Before you know it we'll be celebrating Christmas Eve and Day with family and friends. There'll be way too much food and drink. (There always is.) And my goal is to really savor each and every minute 🙂
My plan again this week is to make a big pot of soup in the slow cooker when we get home on Sunday and opt for it for lunch and dinner on the days something more indulgent isn't planned.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
My Weight Watchers Weekly Meals Plan (12/22/14)
This week I'm going to alternate between an oldie but goodie: WW Cottage Cheese Danish and Shredded Wheat with skim milk and fruit. I'll have either one or the other with a large mug of decaf coffee (0).
- WW Cottage Cheese Danish (3) and fruit (0)
- Mini Shredded Wheat (4) with skim milk (2) 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. I'm planning to have lunch at home Monday through Wednesday. After that all bets are off for the rest of the week. On those days I'm home, I'll have soup:
1. Lentil Swiss Chard Soup (5) a hearty soup which packs healthy doses of fiber and protein.
Because we are a family of two, we often have dinner leftovers that we are happy to eat again on a subsequent night. Because it's Christmas Week I'm only planning dinner on Monday and Tuesday nights.
1. Broiled Salmon (7) (I sprinkle it heavily with McCormick Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple Seasoning) with Kale Salad with Apples and Dates (4)
2. Slender French Bread Pizza Supreme (5) (New Recipe - Not Yet Posted) with Tossed Green Salad (0) and Low Fat Dressing (1)
I've been eating a lot more sugar than normal, mostly in the form of cookies, so I'll focus on savory, fiber-filled snacks to keep things in balance.
- Pear Slices (0) with a string cheese (2)
- Light Microwave Popcorn (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.
'Tis the season for sweet treats. I'm not gonna lie, Christmas cookies are one of my favorite aspects of the holidays. I've been baking a lot more than I normally do but have been able to stay out of too much trouble by sharing with family and friends and keeping what's around out of my line of sight.
- Low Fat Soft & Chewy M&M Cookies (made with red & green holiday m&ms)
Previous Weekly Meal Plans:
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/15/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/8/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/1/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/24/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (11/17/14)
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