Weight Watchers Friendly Dinner 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.
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 WW Freestyle SmartPoints:
This week I am planning to make…
WW Honey Lime Salmon with Confetti Corn Salad
(*2 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Sausage
(*6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints) (Slender Kitchen)
4-Ingredient Skinny Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs
(*6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints) and Green Beans (*0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables 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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