I finally took a trip to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market this weekend! I’ll be having a few new things from my shopping trip and eating from my freezer this week.
I didn’t stick to my meal plan very well this past week, but having the plan still helped me stick to my points+ budget! It is so helpful for me to be able to see how one change will affect the rest of my week. That helps me decide it it’s worth it or not! I managed to fit in a donut and eating out 4 times, and I still stayed within my budget!!!
You can download my complete meal plan for reference or you can view the details below.
Banana or Apple & String Cheese
Breakfast: (9:30-10:30am depending on hunger level)
Energy Bagel (from Bagel Mesa) & Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal – 7 pp
Breakfast Sandwich – Canadian Bacon & Egg Beaters on English Muffin with tomatoes and blackberries on the side – 5 pp
Cranberry Almond Oatmeal with hard-boiled egg whites on the side – 8 pp
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (recipe coming soon) with walnuts & craisins – 7 pp
Smoothie Pancakes & Bacon
Spinach Feta Scrambled Eggs & Bacon
The breakfast sandwiches, apple cinnamon oatmeal, & pumpkin pie oatmeal were made in advance and frozen. The homemade instant oatmeal packets were made several weeks ago. The smoothie pancakes and scrambled eggs will be made fresh on the weekend.
Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad on Flatout Fold-It & Side Salad – 6 pp
Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chicken Salad on Flatout Fold-It & Side Salad – 6 pp
Turkey Tomato Bisque & Side Salad – 8 pp
Dominex Eggplant Burgers on Flatout Fold-It & Side Salad – 7 pp
Mexican Meatloaf & Side Salad with Salsa Ranch Dressing – 5 pp
The egg white salad and chicken salad were both purchased pre-made. (They are new things that I am trying.) The eggplant burger was purchased already frozen. The mexican meatloaf & turkey tomato bisque were made in advance and frozen. The side salads were made on Sunday and stored in mason jars for freshness.
Apple & String Cheese – 1 pp
Banana – 0 pp
Chicken Teriyaki Sub (variation of the Chicken Philly sub recipe) – 9 pp
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger (recipe coming soon) & Fries – 16 pp
Bacon Grilled Cheese (recipe coming soon) & Broccoli – 9 pp
Taco Salad (recipe coming soon) in Tortilla Bowl – 12 pp
Turkey Meatloaf & Brussels Sprouts – 4 pp (Tanya only)
Macaroni & Cheese with grilled chicken – 20 pp (Jimi only)
Four Cheese Wonton Lasagna (recipe coming soon) with Caesar Salad & Garlic Bread – 14 pp
Cheeseburger Casserole (recipe coming soon) with mashed Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli – 10 pp
Most of our dinners this week will be made just before we eat, but many of the components of the meals were pre-cooked and frozen. The burger patties, taco meat, italian meat (for lasagna), and turkey meatloaf were made in advance and frozen. The fries and veggies were purchased already frozen for convenience. We also have wonton wrappers, sub buns, hamburger buns, and bread in the freezer that will be thawed the day we need them.
Skim Latte (1 cup skim milk with coffee or tea) – 2 pp
WW Chocolate Caramel Mini Bar – 2 pp
Fiber One Cinnamon Coffee Cake – 2 pp
Popcorn – 3 pp
Skinny Cow Candy Bar – 3 pp
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Mini Muffins – 5 pp
I had a hard time planning my evening snacks again this week. I just scheduled a whole bunch of different things to prevent boredom and to give me a budget to aim for.
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My plan this week has me using 29 of my weekly points+ allowance Wednesday through Sunday. This leaves me with 20 points for changes, unexpected additions, or for use on Monday or Tuesday of next week. (My weekly points with WW run Wednesday through Tuesday.)
On my printable meal plan, you can see my full week along with the dinners for both me and my husband. My husband’s dinners/points are shown to demonstrate that you can make it work even if your other household members are not counting or have way more points that you.
I hope you find my plans helpful. Let me know what you would like to see more or less of! 🙂