Operation Skinny Jeans: Weight Watchers Menu Dec 30- Jan 5

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weight Watchers Menu Dec 30- Jan 5

You asked for menus, and guess what ladies (and I am assuming at least two gentlemen… I know of one specifically… ) YOU GOT YOUR MENUS!

Give me an M… (say m….) Give me an E (…) okok.

I am excited, clearly.

I am a huge huge huge believer in planning planning planning! If you know me, you know this is true. I am neurotic and have calendars and calendars and plans and if there isn't a plan I kinda panic. SO of course I make weekly menus to plan what we are eating that week. Now I am sharing this with you. And if you aren't on Weight Watchers, have no fear. WW isnt a program where you eat "their food" so my menu would work perfect for you too.

AND Alex is menu making as well, so you will have two awesome meal plans to go off of! Woot!

Here it is ladies (and please tell me there is a gentleman…)

Bam!

So here is the breakdown! 

Sunday:


Monday:
  • WW means "Whole Wheat", not Weight Watchers in this case… 
  • I don't mind using a Ranch packet mixed with FF Sour Cream for ranch dip, but if you do, here is a recipe that sounds pretty good. I haven't tried it. From 5 Minutes for Mom

Tuesday:
  • I typically use 99% FF popcorn from the store, but if you aren't cool with that, you can check out Alex's post for another easy and cheap way!
  • For meatloaf, I buy pre-seasoned raw meatloaf, but there are lots of easy recipes out there to make Meatloaf. I portion it into muffin tins. Cooks faster too :)
  • For the Cauliflower- I rough chop it into florets about an inch and a half big, toss in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. I roast at 350 for 15 min, checking to make sure it doesn't burn. A nice golden brown is where I take it to :)
Wednesday:
  • Steak Fajitas are also really easy. Cut up peppers and onions, put olive oil and garlic in a pan. Saute the veggies and when they are almost soft, cut up steak into thin strips, toss in and finish cooking together. Add Cumin and other mexi-spices to taste. 
Thursday:
  • For taco salad, I would use left over meat from Sunday's tacos or from Wednesdays fajitas, depending on which I had more left over. 
  • Easy tip for chicken breasts. My favorite way to cook them is to boil. Bring a pot of water to boil, stick in the raw breasts and let it boil for about 15 min. Check the middle for done-ness. Keeps the chicken super super moist, and it is cooked without any fat. Delish!
Friday:
  • I use microwave bacon. I am lazy.
Saturday:
  • The Lasagna is from one of my FAVORITE WW (Weight Watchers this time haha) cookbooks of all time called Just 5. Over 125 recipes with only 5 ingredients each. I will post this recipe for sure before Saturday. 
And here is your shopping list!

Produce:
Grapes
Apples
Bananas (I only buy as many as I plan, or they go bad. )
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumber
(2) Green Bell Peppers
(2) Onions
Lettuce 
Tomato
Lemon
(2) Carrots

Meat:
Ground Turkey
(2) Turkey Sausage
Meatloaf 
Deli Ham
Steak
(2) Chicken Breast
Microwave Bacon ;)

Dairy:
Eggs
Yogurt
FF Sour Cream
String Cheese
Light Ricotta Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese

Middle Stuff:
There are things that aren't listed that I am assuming you have. Like peanut butter and brown sugar. If not, buy that stuff too :D
Steel Cut Oats
Granola
Corn Tortillas- I wanna try and make these… Maybe not this week, but I do!
Spaghetti
Lasagna Noodles
Larabars
Bread
Ranch Packet
Tortilla Chips
Pop Chips
Graham Crackers
Popcorn
26 oz Tomato Sauce
5 1/2 oz Tomato Paste
**Red Wine

Well there you have it! Stay tuned for the Veggie Tomato Sauce recipe (tomorrow morning) and the 5 ingredient Lasagna :)

What do you think? Was this helpful? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Come back Monday for Alex's menu :)






8 comments :

  1. Some meal/snack tips I do... I use plain yogurt with ranch seasoning for dip... For breakfast I love Voskos brand serving size greek yogurt cups. I eat the honey and vanilla bean with 1/4 cup Cascadian Farm organic ancient grains granola and a drizzle of honey(I get the yogurt and granola at Wal-mart)I might add a piece of bacon or fruit if I'm really hungry. The yogurt and granola is about 225 calories... I also make homemade whole wheat graham crackers (I have a recipe of you two would like it) I make it, chill it for a short bit (if I remember right), and then it takes me about 5 min (in between batches) to roll and cut the crackers and it takes about 5-10 min to bake. My husband and kids prefer these over store bought and love them smeared with natural peanut butter... For popcorn I buy the kernels and pop them on the stove or you can buy and air popper. Way cheaper and healthier. (Don't know if you guys do this already)

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  2. Not sure why it put me as anonymous Lol

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    1. Lol thats random :) For the ranch thing I tried it and I didn't like it. I don't mind the extra points for FF Sour Cream. I havn't seen Voskos yogurt but I will look for it! :) I would definitely like the recipe for graham crackers! That sounds yummy! For popcorn, I used to (and Alex still does) put kernals in a paperbag and microwave it, but I got lazy (and kept burning it…) so I went back to prepackaged. I eat it at work, so a stove or an air popper arent really available.

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  3. Hey, new follower from the Friday Chaos Blog Hop. What a cool blog! Looking forward to reading more from you ladies. :)

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  4. Love the menu's...great job ladies...keep them coming .!!!

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  5. I love the menu plan! I too, am a planner! Gotta have a plan! :) And I would love to have a copy of that cute little menu plan in an editable form. Very cute! Love the format and the look of it.

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    1. I never thought about making it editable! That's a great idea tho! I will work on that!

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    2. Thanks! I would love to have something like that but formatting things like this is NOT one of my strengths. ;) I'm one he** of a fill-in-the-blanks kind of girl.

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