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 #36)
This week I’m getting ready to begin a July experiment to limit refined sugar and gluten as much as possible. I know my body does better when I limit my sugar intake but I’ve never really experimented with gluten. I have several friends who have had great success improving their health and losing weight by eliminating gluten so I’m going to jump on the bandwagon for a month to see what happens.
We will also be celebrating Rod’s birthday this week and attempting to keep cooking as easy and effortless as possible. When the temperatures soar into the triple digits, my appetite wanes and the last place I want to be is in the kitchen.
This week I’m going to begin the day with a large iced decaf coffee (0PP) and either:
1. Blueberry Peach Protein Shake (4PP) – A cool, sweet and satisfying way to begin the day that keeps me satisfied for hours.
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 Quick & Chunky Gazpacho (1PP) with shrimp (2PP)
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.)
2. Big salad with grilled chicken (4PP) fresh mango (0PP), raspberries (0PP), crumbled goal cheese (0PP), sliced almonds (2PP) and low fat dressing (2PP)
3. Gluten Free Pasta Puttanesca (8PP) and a simple green salad (0PP) tossed with olive oil (1PP) and balsamic vinegar (0PP)
4. Grilled Salmon (6PP) and Skinny Broccoli Salad (4PP) – my new favorite salad – sweet, light and crunchy.
1. Popcorn (4PP)
2. Apple (0PP) and almond butter (1 T – 3PP)
2. Watermelon (0PP)
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Have a wonderful week!
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