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WW SmartPoint Dinner Meal Plan (#90)


Weight Watchers Friendly Meal Planning Ideas

Every Friday I send out an email with what I’m planning to eat for dinner in the coming week which I also archive here on the blog. It helps keep me accountable and I hope you find it helpful as well.


 

The Benefits of Weekly Meal Planning

Getting dinner on the table is so much easier when you’ve planned what you’re cooking and eating ahead of time and done the grocery shopping. It’s the only thing that prevents me from resorting to fast food or takeout more often than I should.

Meal plan close up with pen

Every time I get out of the meal planning habit and resort to take-out, restaurants, and snacking on junk, it’s amazing how crappy I feel and how quickly the pounds pack on.

The Key to Eating Well is Cooking

When you’re trying to eat well, not cooking isn’t an option. There are just too many unknowns (hidden sugar, flour, fats, chemicals, points), too many temptations, and portions are way too large for you to routinely eat well on take-out or pre-made food.

The Key to Consistent Cooking is Planning

In the beginning meal planning can be a huge chore. The key is finding an approach that works for you over the long haul. If you are struggling with meal planning here are 3 great meal planning resources to help:

This Week’s WW Meal Plan Suggestions with SmartPoints:

Breakfast

Most days my breakfast is something quick like an english muffin with almond butter, half a banana with some peanut butter, avocado toast, eggs, yogurt with fruit, oatmeal or a smoothie, depending on my mood and the season.

Lunch

Lunch is usually leftovers or some combination of soup / sandwich / salad.


This week I’ll be making…

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Casserole - 4 SmartPoints

Easy Slow Cooker Cabbage Casserole – I’ve always loved cabbage rolls. But am way too lazy to make them. The solution? This easy-peasy slow cooker cabbage roll casserole that is also Weight Watchers friendly.

Crock Pot Chili Chicken Verde

Weight Watchers Friendly Slow Cooker White Bean Chili Chicken Verde

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chile Verde  I often make this the lazy way by substituting green salsa for all chopped vegetables! Served with a warm corn tortilla or light & healthy cornbread. 

Weight Watchers Meatloaf

Weight Watchers Meat Loaf  or Paula Deen Meatloaf with a medium Baked Potato  topped with 2 tablespoons fat-free plain Greek yogurt and steamed broccoli  sprinkled with 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan and drizzled with Lemon Juice. I’ll use the leftovers to make meatloaf sandwiches, a longtime favorite. 

Slow Cooker Fennel & White Bean Soup – This satisfyingly light and tasty vegetarian soup hits the spot after weeks of over-indulging. My brother made this soup recently, which got a hearty endorsement from Mom so I’m looking forward to trying it. 

I hope this helps you with your own meal planning this 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 each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.


Tired of trying to decide what to cook?

If you are struggling with meal planning here are 3 great meal planning resources to help:

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Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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