Weight Watchers meal plan ideas
Every Friday I send out an email outlining my Weight Watchers-compatible dinner plans for the coming week, and I also post them on my blog. This practice helps me stay on track with my food choices and motivates me to make healthier food decisions. Additionally, by sharing my weekly dinner plans, I hope to provide a helpful reference for individuals looking for meal planning ideas or wanting to change their diet. If you’re looking for more inspiration, you might find 101 Cooking Ideas from Successful Weight Watchers helpful.
Benefits of weekly meal planning
Planning and preparing your meals ahead of time can make a big difference in avoiding unhealthy eating habits. By having a clear idea of what you will be cooking for the week and having all the necessary ingredients on hand, you are less likely to succumb to the temptation of fast food. Meal planning not only gives you more control over what you eat, but also allows you to make healthier choices.
Plus, meal planning and grocery shopping can save you time and money in the long run. Instead of wandering aimlessly through the grocery store, you can create a list of what you need and stick to it, avoiding impulse buys and overspending. This approach allows you to shop more efficiently and reduce food waste, ultimately benefiting both your wallet and the environment.
Whenever I get out of the habit of meal planning and resort to eating out, restaurants, and eating junk food, it’s amazing how crappy I feel and how quickly the pounds pile on.
The key to eating well is cooking
Cooking at home is a fantastic way to eat healthier and lose weight. When you cook your own meals, you get to decide what goes into them and how they are prepared. This means you can choose healthy ingredients and cooking methods, and avoid the processed and high-calorie foods often found in restaurants.
Cooking at home also gives you the freedom to customize your meals to fit your specific dietary needs or preferences, such as reducing salt, reducing sugar, or avoiding allergens. For some, it can even be a fun, creative outlet.
The key to consistent cooking is planning
At first, meal planning can be a daunting task. The key is to find an approach that works for you in the long run. If you struggle with meal planning Here are 3 great meal planning resources to help.
- My Meal Month Meal Plans Month eBook
- My WW Friend Alisha’s 12-Week eCookbook and Meal Planner and Table for Two Meal Planner and ECookbook
This week’s WW meal plan offers with points
What do I eat for weight watchers breakfast?
Most days, my breakfast is something like an English muffin with almond butter, avocado toast, cottage cheese, eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, or a smoothie, depending on my mood and the season.
What do I eat for lunch on Weight Watchers?
Lunch usually is leftovers or some combination from soup / sandwich / salad
This week I’m going to cook…
I’m only going to make four times this week because these recipes will provide plenty of leftovers for extra quick and easy lunches and dinners. I will also freeze some of the bolognese sauce.
Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese Sauce – I love the ease of this recipe. It takes a while to cook the vegetables and meat, but then you put it in the slow cooker and let it cook until dinner time. I’ll serve it with pasta or zucchini noodles and a salad
Easy 5-Ingredient Asparagus Minestrone – Talk about simple and delicious. Simply combine all ingredients in a large pot and let simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. So easy and satisfying! I like to make this when asparagus is in season.
Easy Glazed Salmon. This easy 5-ingredient healthy and delicious glazed salmon perfect for weight watchers comes from the talented southern healthy dressing and cookbook author Holly Clegg. It’s a winner, both easy to make and delicious to eat. Even people who say they don’t like salmon like this recipe. I will serve skinny mashed potatoes and roasted carrots on the side.
Skinny Bisquick Impossibly Easy Chicken & Broccoli Pie – This chicken and cheddar broccoli pie is really easy to make, especially if you have leftover cooked chopped chicken in the freezer, which I often do. You can even make my own healthy dough mix that can be used as a substitute for Bisquick if you like. I plan to serve this with roasted carrots. or this simple and delicious shredded carrot salad.
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I hope this helps you with your own meal planning this week 🙂
* Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All ingredients in a recipe, except for optional items, are included in determining the nutritional values. SmartPoints® values are calculated EXCLUDING each plan ZeroPoint Foods (Green Plan, Blue Plan, Purple Plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Tired of deciding what to cook?
If you struggle with meal planning Here are 2 great meal planning resources to help.
- My Meal Month Meal Plans Month eBook
- WW My Friend Alisha’s 12 Week E-Cookbook & Meal Planner & Table Two Meal Planner & E-Cookbook
I can’t tell you how excited we were for youmenu posted this week! We are on vacation and in an apartment for five weeks. Storage food clear This week I made both Chicken Broccoli Pie and Broccoli Cheese Soup for the first time. Both were hit hard. Then last night we had your Caribbean Crane Chicken which is a definite favorite. Made your lasagna soup last week!!! YUM!
I bought the Table for Two e-cookbook and I love it. It saved me from giving up on my weight loss journey. The meals are delicious and so easy to cook. Having a weekly grocery list, recipes, and easy-to-access picture instructions has taken a lot of the stress out of meal planning. I was tired of making multiple batch recipes and eating leftovers multiple times during the week. My husband loves the Table for Two recipes and he doesn’t even need to lose weight. I have recommended your site to several friends on the same trip and they also love your recipes. Thanks for all your hard work making meal planning so easy! ~Barbara
Hello Martha. I can’t thank you enough for my meals for a month. We (my husband and I) only had the first week, but WOW, what great meals! I can’t wait for week two! You have a customer for life. ~ Sharon S.
I purchased Alisha Hughes’ 12 week e-cookbook and meal planner from Meal Planning Mommies. It’s a great 12 weeks with a shopping list that’s great! I just copy the list and go shopping for the week. ~ Robert R.
More meal planning ideas for Weight Watchers
- Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan (May 8 – May 14)
- Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan (May 1 – May 7)
- Weight Watchers Weekly Meat Plan (April 17 – April 23)
- Weight Watchers Weekly Meat Plan (April 10 – April 16)
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Over the years, she has been committed to balancing her love of food and her desire to stay thin while enjoying life and helping others do the same.
He is an author Smart Start 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and self-confessed cookbook junkie, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’ll most likely find Martha on her yoga mat.
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