My first weekly meal plan attempt is a combination of healthy low calorie, high protein lunches and dinners for summer – mostly salads and sandwiches for lunch, grilled items for dinner, and fresh fruit popsicles for dessert or snacks. Check it out!
Will a weekly meal plan help you lose weight?
It was challenging to create a weekly menu, since it’s not how I cook. Since we have a steady supply of venison and fish thanks to my husband, the hunter, I plan meals about what I’m trying to use up in the freezer. I’m also pretty good about keeping healthy food on hand like frozen vegetables, wheat pastas, and organic prewashed lettuce. So in a way, I’ve already planned to succeed, but maybe I could do better.
My first menu plan had too many ingredients and could have been more economical – mistakes I’ll try to correct when my next FoodieView Meal Plan of The Week posts in seven weeks. Still, it was easy to put together, since you can find delicious, healthy, low POINTS recipes on the websites of food manufacturers, food commissions and boards, and magazine. Many of them feature nutritional information along with their recipes so you can figure out your Weight Watchers POINTS, too.
Do you create a weekly menu at home? If not, maybe it’s something to try to help you stick to your diet and weight loss plan and goals – and not be tempted with fattening foods.