Weight Watchers provides great guidelines for how to lose weight. But when it comes down to it, it’s up to you to put healthy meals together and stick to the Program. You don’t have the time to put together complex meals just for the sake of eating healthy. However, there are plenty of healthy choices that you can fit into your active lifestyle while staying within your Points range for the day. Here’s some easy meal suggestions that you can work into your rotation:
– Combine 1 cup of whole grain cereal with 1 cup of skim milk and add 1 cup of fresh berries or half of a banana for a total of 5 Points.
– Mix up 1 cup of fat free yogurt with one banana in the blender with some ice for a 4 Point smoothie.
– Scramble 1/2 cup of egg substitute and roll up in a low-fat tortilla with a bit of salsa and 1 oz of fat free cheese for 5 Points.
– Short on time? A McDonald’s Egg McMuffin has only 6 points, just skip the side of hash browns.
– Two ounces of lean deli meat on low calorie bread with tomatoes and lettuce is a mere 3 to 4 Points, depending on the bread type.
– Heat up a can of vegetable bean soup for 2 to 4 Points, depending on the brand
– There are many delicious low-calorie frozen dinners in your grocer’s freezer for 4 to 7 Points. Be sure to check the nutritional information if you are watching your sodium intake, because many prepared foods contain a lot of sodium.
– Keep a bag of prepared lettuce in your refrigerator for a quick salad and check off those vegetables on your Tracker.
– Invest in a microwave rice cooker or a standalone rice steamer to speed up the cooking process for brown rice at only 4 Points per cup. Dress up plain rice with herbs and spices to match your main dish.
– Buy boneless skinless chicken breasts in bulk and pack into single bags in your freezer. A skinless chicken breast can be baked up in about 30 minutes and can be embellished with so many herbs and spices. A 4 ounce chicken breast is only 4 Points!
– Have spaghetti with marinara sauce, but use whole wheat pasta (1 cup is 4 Points) and make up your own sauce by sauteing garlic and diced onion in 2 teaspoons of olive oil (2 points) and then add a can of diced tomatoes. Simmer until thick and add some oregano to flavor.