Every Saturday I share my Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plans with Points here on Simple Nourished Living. It includes what I’m planning to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well a few snack and dessert ideas.
Taking the time to think about what I’m cooking and eating ahead of time makes meal times all week so much easier. With the shopping done and recipes at the ready I can just walk into the kitchen and get cooking. I don’t stick to it one hundred percent – life happens, but it helps to have a rough guide. And prevents me from reaching into the cookie jar or bag of chips too often. Whoever said that failing to plan was planning to fail was spot on!
To keep things simple I tend to rotate between the same one or two breakfasts and lunches the days I eat at home. And because we are a family of two most recipes I make result in leftovers that we are happy to eat again. So, I usually only cook from scratch three or four times a week. We like to eat out a couple of times, usually during the weekend.
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 future quick and easy lunches and dinners.
I hope these posts make it easier for you to stay on track with your weight loss and/or healthy eating goals too.
And remember, there’s a Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plans Section on the blog so you can get inspiration from all of the previous weekly meal plans too. Enjoy!
Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan (Week #37)
Happy July 4th! I hope you are having a happy one 🙂 We are taking it easy. Temperatures are predicted in the triple digits here again this week, with highs ranging from 102 to 108. So, needless to say, I’ll continue to take it easy in the kitchen.
This time of year my go-to breakfast is fruit with yogurt, or cottage cheese or tossed into a smoothie. Lunch is most often a salad of some sort. I love salads all year, but especially during the summer, when the quality and variety of vegetables is at its peak.
I know for lots of folks this is grilling season, but not for me. When it’s 100+ degrees, the last place I want to be is standing over an open flame. I much prefer tossing a few things into the crock pot early in the day to enjoy when we’re ready.
I’m also continuing to experiment with how I feel when I limit added sugar and gluten.
This week I’m going to begin the day with a large iced decaf coffee (0PP) and either:
1. Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits (2-5PP) – layers of fruit, yogurt and a little something crunchy layer in a glass or small mason jar. The points plus will vary depending on what and how much you layer with your fresh fruit.
2. Cottage cheese (1/2 cup – 2PP) with berries (0PP)
I like to keep lunch quick and easy. Limiting my choices makes weight loss/maintenance easier. (Here’s research that supports this idea.) I usually eat lunch out a couple days a week, which prevents me from getting too bored.
1. Weight Watchers Tuna & White Bean Salad (4WWPP) – Tuna and white beans are one of my go to no-cook summer lunch options. It’s quick easy healthy and delicious and so very versatile. Serve it on a bed of greens or with thinly sliced garden fresh tomatoes and crusty bread.
2. Leftovers from dinner
Because we are a family of two most recipes result in leftovers, so, I only cook from scratch three or four times a week. (We eat out once or twice.)
3. Slow Cooker Summer Vegetable Soup (5PP) – I know it may seem crazy to be making soup in the middle of summer but this works really well for us when I serve it the way Italians do during hot weather, at room temperature with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkling of Parmesan. It’s light, satisfying and brimming of vegetables.
4. Big salad with grilled chicken (4PP) fresh sliced strawberries (0PP), sliced avocado (2 PP), sliced almonds (2PP) and low fat dressing (2PP)
1. Fresh Strawberry Salsa (1PP) and Tortilla Chips (4PP)
2. Slow Cooker Summer Vegetable Soup (3/4 cup – 3 PP)
1. 2-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake (4PP) – I’ve got individually wrapped pieces of this yummy cake tucked in the freezer that I can pull out when we want dessert.
2. Watermelon (0PP)
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Have a wonderful week!
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