There are a lot of ways to fix easy meals on the Weight Watcher’s plan without having to spend a lot of time cooking. In this article, I wll give you some ideas of what you can do to save some time with a lot of cooking.
The Ziploc steamer bags are an excellent source for preparing a quick supper. One of the things I enjoy is potatoes in these bags. Take some new potatoes cut in quarters, and sprinkle some garlic powder and butter along with a bit of salt in the bag. Seal the bag shut and microwave for 5 minutes. For your protein, grill a lean hamburger patty. Have vegetables on the side such as steamed broccoli or carrots in the steamer bag. Steam in the bag for 3 minutes or so until al dente. The whole meal should be just 9 points for supper.
Make some spaghetti using whole-wheat pasta. Cook pasta until done, and while that is cooking, make a marinara sauce. Using 1 can of tomato sauce, some basil, oregano, and italian seasoning in a teaspoon each, place that in the sauce and stir. Heat sauce to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes to let spices cook through it. Top your pasta with some sauce and a little bit of parmesan cheese. Have 1 slice of whole-wheat bread and a tossed salad. The whole meal should just be 6 points.
Low-fat hot dogs are great cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes. Along with that, cook some potato fries. Cut one potato per person into pieces with the skins on them. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, some paprika, and salt. Bake in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes are until nice and brown and done. Steam some carrots or have some fresh green beans already cooked to just heat up. That whole supper is just 7 points!
Baked chicken, carrots, and potatoes in foil. First, take 2 large pieces of foil on the counter. Take 5 ounces of chicken thighs or breast, and peel one potato, then cut it in quarters. Shave some carrots, (you can have a lot of these, at least 3 large) and cut those into long pieces. Put the chicken on the foil first, salt and pepper it, next add the vegetables around it, salt and pepper that along with a few pats of lite butter so that there is moisture and more taste. Wrap all up together, and place it in a 400 degree preheated oven for at least one hour or an hour and 15 minutes for even better taste. That whole meal is 9 points.
You can also make chicken Parmesan quite easily. Take a piece of boneless chicken breast that equals 5 ounces. Roll it in Dijon style mustard along with some Italian-style bread crumbs. Place it in the oven for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Bake a potato with it, and have some corn on the cob. Roll the corn on the cob in a paper towel and place it in the microwave, or you can use a ziploc steamer bag with a pat of butter in the bag and some added salt. Cook for about 4 minutes maybe. Add some vegetables too that are non-starchy. The whole meal is 11 points. If you want to make it less than that, cut out the corn on the cob, and you’ll then have 9 points.
These meals all easy to make, and preparation is pretty quick. If you are hungry while waiting for some of the meals to finish, munch on raw vegetables such as raw carrots, celery, or cucumbers. These are all meals I have used over and over and love!