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 #39)
Is summer whirring by as quickly for you as it is for me? It’s hard to believe we are approaching the last week of July. I know most of us here in Phoenix spend our summer awaiting the return of consistent double digit temperatures. I seem to be tolerating the heat better than in years past. It’s helpful that I can mostly avoid being out and about during the hottest part of the day. And rubbing peppermint essential oil on the back of my neck several times a day helps a lot too.
I’m back from the grocery store and ready to prep a few things for the coming week to keep my mealtime minutes in the kitchen to a minimum.
Stay cool and have a wonderful week!
This week I’m going to begin the day with a large iced decaf coffee (0PP) and either:
1. Whole Wheat Toast (2 slices – 4PP) and 1 slice Low Fat Cheese (2PP) with Honeydew Melon cubes (1 cup – 0PP)
2. Skinny “Banana Cream Pie” Breakfast (4PP) with 1 cup Strawberries (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. Easy Egg Salad (3PP) on Rye Crispbread (2-2PP) with Cucumber (0PP) and Tomato (0PP) slices
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.)
1. Chicken Breasts (4 ounces – 4PP) sprinkled with Cajun Seasoning (0PP) and grilled or broiled and topped with Corn Tomato Salsa (1PP) and a Baked Sweet Potato (4PP) on the side
2. Slow Cooker Couscous Stuffed Peppers (8PP) and a Tossed Green Salad (0PP) with Low Calorie Vinaigrette (2PP)
3. Weight Watchers Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich (8PP) and Grapes (0PP)
4. Skinny Mini Meatloaf Muffins (6PP) with Baked Potato (4PP) topped with Greek Yogurt (1PP), Green Peas (1/2 cup – 1PP) and Cucumber (0PP) and Tomato (0PP) slices
I try to limit my snacks to one in the late afternoon which keeps me from being overly hungry when I’m getting dinner. To prevent snacking while I’m making dinner, I often chew gum.
1. Honeydew Melon (1 cup – 0PP)
2. Popcorn (2 cups – 2PP)
3. Greek Yogurt (1/2 cup – 2PP) with Granola (2 T – 2PP)
I usually limit dessert to once or twice a week. At this time of year, I crave cold and creamy sweet treats like sorbet and ice cream. If portion control is a problem, there are lots of novelty treats to choose from in the freezer case of most grocery stores.
1. Ice cream (1/2 cup – 4PP)
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And remember, there’s a Weight Watchers Meal Plans with PointsPlus sectioon on the blog so you can get inspiration from all of the previous weekly meal plans too.
Have a wonderful week!
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