Going back to Weight Watchers last week was just what I needed to set me back on track. Hubs and I did have a night away in a hotel, and a day doing the Christmas shopping. That meant alcohol, a three course meal, a buffet breakfast, lunch out and a trip to Starbucks for an eggnog latte (it had to be done). So whilst I’m not totally in the zone I do feel a lot better about my eating compared to last week.
I’m loving the new Flex plan from Weight Watchers (you can read my reaction to the new plan here). I’ve been mindful of the changes when picking my meals this week to really get the most out of it. I’m keen to see what a full week on track will do for my weight loss.
I’ve been sharing my meal plans each week, and they’ve been getting a good reception on social media. It can be hard to think of healthy meals every week, especially if you’re just starting out on a weight loss journey, or feel stuck in a food rut. I’m going to make a point of sharing my plans each week – if you see something you like the sound of please let me know. I’d love to share the recipes for the most popular dishes!
This week’s meal plan
Monday – fish stew
I made this last week and froze extra portions. It was a new dish, and was meant to be a chicken stew but I switched it for fish. I changed a couple of other things too. It was delicious!
I’ll serve it with green beans again.
Tuesday – green veg risotto
This is a new recipe, but I don’t see how you can go wrong with risotto and lovely fresh greens and peas. I think I’ll add some zero point beans too, to add some protein.
Wednesday – Caribbean chicken
This is such a simple dish, but is a nice stew-like dish which is perfect for this time of year.
It has potatoes in it, so I’ll serve it up with the red cabbage I have sitting in the veg drawer. And I’ll have enough left for lunch the next day too.
Thursday – zingy mince
This is a batch cook from last week, and it is such a delicious combination of light and zesty vegetable flavours with the pork mince. But with Weight Watchers Flex making turkey breast mince zero SmartPoints, I’ll be switching up the meat I use!
Friday – cod bake
I meant to make this last week, but I couldn’t be bothered cooking and instead had a batch meal out of the freezer. But I’ve still got the cod, so I’ll make it this week instead.
Saturday – fish cakes
I’ve not made this recipe before, but with cannellini beans rather than potato it means the only SmartPoints in them will come from the very light coating of breadcrumbs. That means I can spend my allowance on a treat for pudding!
Sunday – BBQ pork
It’s our turn to host Sunday dinner with my in-laws! This is a nice bit of a twist on a roast, I’ll serve it with family favourites corn on the cob and mash potato.