Weight Watchers Weekly Dinner Meal Ideas (7/1 – 7/7)

Weight Watchers Meal Dinner Plan Ideas

Fridays, I send out an email outlining my dinner plans for the upcoming week that are designed to work with Weight Watchers. I also publish them on my blog. This practice helps me stay on track with my meal choices and motivates me to make healthier food decisions.

My Approach to Meal Planning

Every time I get out of the meal planning habit I end up eating too much take-out, restaurant food, unhealthy snacks. It is amazing how crappy I feel and how quickly the pounds begin to creep back.

When I have a rough idea of what I’m planning to cook for dinner in the coming week I’m much less likely to succumb to the temptation of fast food or takeout.

That being said, my approach is a casual one. Meal planning can overwhelm me if I try to do too much. So I make it SUPER EASY. I keep a post-it note on the counter with a list of a few dinners I’m planning to make. That’s it.

We are a middle-aged couple so I am mostly cooking for just the two of us. We have a fairly active social life, which means our plans are always subject to change. (Read more about my thoughts on realistic meal planning for busy, unpredictable lives.)

Most recipes make more than we can eat, so we tend to have a ready supply of leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day. I enjoy finding creative ways to use and re-purpose leftovers.

I’m always asking myself, “How can I make this as easy as possible? For me meal planning works only when I keep it as simple as possible. When I have a ready supply of easy to prepare, good for me food in the fridge and pantry I’m set up for success.

What Do I Eat for Breakfast on Weight Watchers?

Most days my breakfast is something quick like an english muffin with almond butter, avocado toast, cottage cheese with fruit, eggs, yogurt with fruit, oatmeal or a smoothie, depending on my mood and the season.

What Do I Eat for Lunch on Weight Watchers?

Lunch is usually leftovers or some combination of soup / sandwich / salad. This formula is a proven winner for me. I never fall into the temptation of takeout when I have a jar of soup, bowl of hard boiled eggs, container or leftovers and/or salad fixings staring back at me when I open the fridge!

This Week’s WW Dinner Suggestions with Points

This week features some of my easy summer favorites as we celebrate 4th of July.

Burger Photo Credit – Unsplash

Burgers – There are so many options for burgers these days – beef, turkey, seafood and plant based versions are all widely available. My personal favorite is Hungry Girl’s Unique Greek Turkey Burger with Spinach and Feta. I’ll plan to serve the burgers with corn on the cob and watermelon.

3-Ingredient CrockPot Italian Beef

 3-Ingredient CrockPot Italian Beef – This Three Ingredient Weight Watchers Crock Pot Italian Beef is everything I want in a recipe these days. It’s incredibly easy and amazingly delicious. The meat cooks up tender and flavorful. And the jarred mild pepper rings add just the right amount of zesty tang.

2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – This is the EASIEST slow cooker recipe EVER! Just TWO ingredients: salsa and chicken makes delicious juicy shredded chicken that can be used in tacos, enchiladas, over rice, over salad and more!

Chicken Flatbread – Thin crust flatbread dough topped with salsa verde, white beans, chicken, corn and Monterey Jack cheese. This Tex-Mex inspired chicken flatbread recipe is a great example of the delicious things you can do with this quick flatbread dough.

Both the flatbread dough and this chicken flatbread with salsa verde, white beans and corn are from The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great (affiliate link) by Pam Anderson, one of my go-to cookbooks for quick and easy healthy meals.

I’ll modify this recipe to use leftover 2-ingredient salsa chicken and serve with a simple green salad.

5-Ingredient Fudge Bar Icebox Cake

5-Ingredient Fudge Bar Icebox Cake – Even though it looks fancy, this delicious, low calorie, no-cook frozen dessert couldn’t be easier to make. This icebox “cake” is made from just 5 ingredients—light whipped topping, graham crackers, WW giant chocolate fudge bars, bananas and berries—layered in a pan and placed in the freezer until set. Use whatever low calorie ice cream or frozen yogurt bar you like best.

Need More Vegetarian Choices? Click Here!

I hope this helps you with your own meal planning this week 🙂

A note about WW Points
If you’re following Weight Watchers, all the recipes here on Simple Nourished Living have been updated for the new Weight Watchers program, with points displayed in the recipe card. The WW link in the recipe card takes you to the Weight Watchers website where you can edit it using the WW recipe builder or add it to your day (U.S. only, you must be logged into your WW account).

Tired of trying to decide what to cook?

If you are struggling with meal planning here are a couple meal planning resources to help:

My Month of Meal Month of Meal Plans eBook

My WW friend Alisha’s 12-Week eCookbook and Meal Planner and Table for Two Meal Planner and eCookbook

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I am so thankful I found your website and continue to try new things. I started WW March 2020 (online only) and have lost almost 30 pounds and am at my goal! Slow and steady wins the race!!! (Just like the tortoise and the hare).

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More Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plans

Weight Watchers Weekly Dinner Meal Plan (6/10-6/16)

WeightWatchers Weekly Dinners Meal Plan (6/3 – 6/10)

WeightWatchers Weekly Dinner Meal Ideas (5/27 – 6/2)

WeightWatchers Weekly Dinner Meal Ideas (5/20 – 5/26)

Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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