Saturday, time for another meal plan!
Every Saturday I share my Weight Watchers 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.
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.
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 open bag of chips too often. Whoever said that failing to plan was planning to fail was spot on!
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 Meal Plans Section on the blog so you can get inspiration from all of the previous weekly meal plans too. Enjoy!
Weight Watchers Meal Plans with Points (Week #30)
This week I’m going to begin the day with a large mug of decaf coffee (0PP) and either:
1. English Muffin (3PP) with Peanut Butter (3PP) and fruit (0PP)
2. Cottage Cheese (4PP) and fruit (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 to bored.
1. Leftovers from dinner.
2. Weight Watchers Zero Points Garden Vegetable Soup (0PP) and Grilled Cheese Sandwich (8PP)
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. Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie (9PP) (I’ll make on Sunday and bake Monday) with tossed green salad (0PP) and light dressing (1PP)
5. Leftover Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie (9PP)
1. Hard boiled egg (2PP) (Make on Sunday and store in the fridge.)
2. Baby carrots (0PP) with hummus (2PP)
1. Mom’s Quick Lunch Box Cake (4PP) – one of my all-time favorite cakes from childhood. Rod, a true cake lover, enjoys it too.
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And remember, there’s a Weight Watchers Meal Plans with Points Section on the blog so you can get inspiration from all of the previous weekly meal plans too.
Have a wonderful week!
*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.
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