Monday, June 13, 2011

Weight Watchers Meal Ideas (Part 2)

Lunches: 
Cottage cheese - Lowfat; the fat free stuff is disgusting. 3-4 points
Open face sandwich - Whole wheat bread with tomato and sharp cheddar cheese on top is delicious, especially if you stick it in the broiler for a few minutes. 4 points
Chicken wraps - Whole wheat tortilla  filled with chicken, spinach, olives, feta, and fat free ranch. 7 points
Bruschetta - Chop up some tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil, toss with a little vinegar and eat on toast... or with a spoon! 2 points, with toast
Ak Mak with tuna - Ak Mak is a delicious seseme cracker that can be found at any grocery store that sells health or ethnic food. Mix one can of drained tuna (in water), 1 TBSP of low fat mayo and some garlic powder and eat on crackers! 6 points for 1 can of tuna and 5 (big) crackers

Dinners:
Fish and roasted asparagus - We like all sorts of fish. I, personally, find that perch, pan fried with salt and pepper is delicious. For the asparagus, just put it on a cookie sheet, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, salt, and minced garlic. Bake at 400 till soft in the middle and crispy on the ends. 6 points for one fillet and as much asparagus as you can hold!
Chicken quesadillas - Whole wheat tortilla, cheese, cooked chicken, olives, tomatoes, onion, BAM! ~7 points
Workout salad -  This is what I eat when I come home from spin class and am ravenously hungry; Romaine, spinach, one can of drained tuna in water, olives, feta, and fat free ranch.  9 points
Grilled chicken with sweet potato fries -  Grill chicken with salt and pepper. For Sweet potatoes, cut into fries and place on cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and top with salt and cinnamon. Bake at 400 for 15-30 minutes. 7 points for one chicken breast and unlimited fries
Mexican bowl - Black beans, brown rice with salsa and olives.
Chicken skewers -  Marinade chicken breast chunks overnight in soy sauce with ginger and garlic. Put 3 pieces of chicken, and 2 pieces of fresh pineapple on each skewer. 3 points per skewer serve with brown rice for 3 extra points.

Snacks:
Frozen grapes - Like tiny ice cream bombs! 0 points
Sweet cherries - 0 points
Granola bars - I like the Trader Joe's peanut butter chocolate ones. They taste like a candy bar and are only 3 or 4 points!
Cheese sticks - Low fat mozzarella sticks are only 1 point each!
Beef Jerky - High protein and low on points. I get the kind without nitrates or additives that you can find at Trader Joe's. 2 points a serving; I usually east a whole bag for lunch at around 8 points.

Drinks:
Sparkling water -  Just carbonated water - I like it with a little lime flavor. 0 points 
Naturals Clear sparkling water beverage - Flavored cabonated water with a little stevia. Only sold at Wal-mart. I buy the 6 pack of cans. May I recommend the cherry? 0 points
Sobe Lifewater 0 cal - Sweetened with stevia! 0 points
Starbucks light caramel frappicino - 4 points, baby!
Diet Soda - This is, of course, always an option. Aspartame scares me, so I try to get soda that is sweetened with Splenda (Hanson's soda) or Stevia. 0 points
Milk - I think it's healthy to eat natural fats, so I try to drink one glass of raw milk a day. 3 points

Desserts:
Pineapple - I'm always surprised by how delicious fresh pineapple is. 0 points
No-Pudge Brownie - The no-pudge brownie mix is great. mix it with non-fat yogurt and you've got brownies at 3 points each. The best part? You can mix 2 spoons of mix with 1 spoon of yogurt in a custard cup and microwave it for a minute and you've got a treat without the temptation to eat the whole pan at once!
Non-fat Plain frozen yogurt - I'm an ice cream addict. This is what's getting me through weight watchers. They sell it at Trader Joe's and it's 3 points a scoop. Top it with some fresh strawberries and you've got your ice cream fix!


*I rarely eat breakfast, I prefer to have an early lunch and an afternoon snack. So there's no breakfast suggestions, sorry!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your meal ideas. I'm not a very creative thinker when it comes to food so it's always helpful to see what other people are enjoying.

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  2. Breakfast ideas:

    Hardboiled egg: 2 pts.
    Luna bar: 4 pts.
    Egg wrap (small tortilla, fried egg, 1 slice American cheese): 5 pts. Be careful that you check labels so you get the lowest point things and fry the egg with cooking spray, not butter.

    I eat very small breakfasts because, like you, I'm not a fan of it but I find it starts my day off right and lose more weight when I eat it. So, I try to do so. If you're hungry after eating something small with protein, I'd fill out the meal with free fruit of your choice.

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