7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (Aug 3-9)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points.

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7-Day Healthy Meal Plan

Who loves salads? I do, I do! What are some of you favorite go to salads? Some of mine include my  Cobb Salad In a Jar With Buttermilk Ranch, Spiralized Carrot Salad with Lemon and Dijon and the Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta. Leave a comment and tell me yours!

Why Should Everyone Meal Plan?

Meal planning is a great way to organize your meals for the week ahead. You also save time and money in the supermarket! And of course, planning ahead helps you stick to your goals!

About The Meal Plan

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.

There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. You’ll dine out less often, waste less food and you’ll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.

Lastly, if you’re on Facebook join my Skinnytaste Facebook Community where everyone’s sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can join here. I’m loving all the ideas everyone’s sharing! If you wish to get on the email list, you can subscribe here so you never miss a meal plan!

Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2020! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

THE DETAILS:

Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated WW Blue SP for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!

The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. I’ve even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments you’ll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.

And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. There’s plenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if you’re using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!

MONDAY (8/3)
B: Banana Bread Muffin in a Cup (2B 2G 2P) and 1 cup mixed berries (0B 0G 0P)
L: Classic Egg Salad* (3B 6G 3P) on 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P) and a plum (0B 0G 0P)
D: Eggplant and Tomato Sauce (2B 2G 2P) over 1 cup whole wheat penne (4B 4G 0P) and a green salad* (1B 1G 1P)

Totals: WW Points 15B 18G 11P, Calories 911**

TUESDAY (8/4)
B: Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls (½ recipe) (7B 7G 7P)
L: Classic Egg Salad (3B 6G 3P) on 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P) and a peach (0B 0G 0P)
D: Instant Pot Garlicky Cuban Pork (5B 5G 5P) with 2 corn tortillas (3B 3G 3P), ¼ cup salsa (0B 0G 0P) and 1 ounce avocado (1B 1G 1P)

Totals: WW Points 22B 25G 22P, Calories 1,005**

WEDNESDAY (8/5)
B:  Banana Bread Muffin in a Cup (2B 2G 2P) and 1 cup mixed berries (0B 0G 0P)
L: Classic Egg Salad (3B 6G 3P) on 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P) and a peach (0B 0G 0P)
D: LEFTOVER Instant Pot Garlicky Cuban Pork (5B 5G 5P) over ¾ cup brown rice (5B 5G 0P) with Quick Cabbage Slaw (2B 2G 2P)

Totals: WW Points 20B 23G 15P, Calories 1,010**

THURSDAY (8/6)
B: Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls (½ recipe) (7B 7G 7P)
L: BBQ Chicken Salad** (2B 5G 2P)
D: Steak & Caramelized Onions with Arugula and Penne (9B 9G 6P)

Totals: WW Points 18B 21G 15P, Calories 885**

FRIDAY (8/7)
B: 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt (0B 3G 0P) with ½ cup sliced bananas and blueberries (0B 0G 0P)
L: BBQ Chicken Salad*** (2B 5G 2P)
D: Foil Packet Spice Rubbed Fish with Watermelon Salsa (3B 5G 3P) and Scallion Cilantro Rice with Habaneros and Lime (6B 6G 6P)

Totals: WW Points 11B 19G 11P, Calories 934**

SATURDAY (8/8)
B: Summer Quinoa Breakfast Bowls (recipe x 2) (6B 6G 3P)
L: Spicy California Shrimp Stack (5B 5G 3P)
D: ORDER IN!

Totals: WW Points 11B 11G 6P, Calories 405**

SUNDAY (8/9)
B: Crustless Quiche Lorraine (5B 7G 5P) with a peach (0B 0G 0P)
L: BLT with Avocado (recipe x 4) (9B 9G 9P)
D: Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad (4B 6G 4P) with 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3B 3G 3P)

Totals: WW Points 21B 25G 21P, Calories 943**

*Prep Egg Salad Sunday night, if desired. Green salad includes 6 cups mixed greens, 2 scallions, ½ cup each: tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, chickpeas and ¼ cup light vinaigrette.

**This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day. Here’s a helpful calculator to estimate your calorie needs. I’ve left plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food such as coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc.
***Cook and prep BBQ Chicken Salad Wednesday night, if desired.

google doc of a meal plan

*Google doc

Shopping List

Produce

  • 2 small and 1 medium banana
  • 1 medium grapefruit
  • 7 medium limes
  • 2 small and 6 medium peaches
  • 1 medium plum
  • 2 medium mangos
  • 1 mini seedless watermelon
  • 1 (6-ounce) container raspberries
  • 1 (6-ounce) container blueberries
  • 1 (12-ounce) container strawberries
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper/
  • 1 small habanero pepper
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 medium ear of corn
  • 1 medium head garlic
  • 3 medium (6-ounce) and 1 large (7-ounce) Hass avocados
  • 1 small bunch scallions
  • 1 small bunch/container fresh chives
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 small bunch/container fresh oregano (can sub ½ teaspoon dry oregano in Cuban Pork, if desired)
  • 2 medium heads baby red butter lettuce
  • 1 small head Romaine lettuce
  • ½ small head green cabbage
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag/clamshell baby arugula
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag/clamshell mixed baby greens
  • 2 small and 3 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 small and 1 medium red onions
  • 1 large white onion

Meat, Poultry and Fish

  • 3 pounds boneless lean pork shoulder blade roast
  • 1 ½ pounds (4) skinless fish fillets (such as striped bass, salmon, cod or halibut)
  • ½ pound cooked (OR ¾ pound raw) peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 large package center-cut bacon (you need 18 slices)
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound top sirloin

Grains*

  • 1 small package unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 package whole grain sliced bread
  • 1 (8-ounce) multigrain baguette
  • 1 package whole wheat penne
  • 1 package dry short grain brown rice (or 4 1/3 cups pre-cooked)
  • 1 package dry long grain white rice
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • 1 package dry quinoa

Condiments and Spices

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • Olive oil spray (or get a Misto oil mister)
  • Kosher salt (I like Diamond Crystal)
  • Pepper grinder (or fresh peppercorns)
  • Reduced sodium Montreal Chicken seasoning
  • BBQ sauce
  • Light vinaigrette (or make your own with ingredients in list)
  • Ground ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Cumin
  • Bay leaves
  • Paprika
  • Smoked paprika
  • Mayonnaise
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Oregano
  • Vanilla extract
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce*
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Furikake (can sub sesame seeds, if desired)
  • Nutmeg
  • Honey
  • White or golden balsamic vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar

Dairy & Misc. Refrigerated Items

  • 1 dozen large eggs
  • 1 small container light ranch dressing (or ingredients to make your own)
  • 1 quart unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) container nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle 2% milk
  • 1 medium wedge Gruyere cheese
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 1 small wedge fresh Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese

Frozen

  • 1 small bag strawberries

Canned and Jarred

  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1 small jar salsa
  • 1 small jar peanut or almond butter

Misc. Dry Goods

  • 1 small package brown sugar
  • 1 small package granulated sugar (optional for Banana Bread Muffins)
  • Baking powder
  • Optional add ins/toppings for Banana Bread Muffins and Smoothie Bowls: mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, hemp seeds, slivered almonds, flax seeds

Non-Food Items

  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

*You can buy gluten free, if desired

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21 comments

  1. I comment periodically on your meal plans, because I want you to know they are definitely still being used, and they are sooo appreciated! I use one every week, and it cuts down on my cooking and shopping time so much. I cannot tell you how much easier you make my life. Thank you so very much for these. You’re truly a life saver.

  2. This meal plan is the best thing that’s happened to me in a long time. My husband and I are both slimming down just following it plus trying so many new, delicious and healthy recipes! Please don’t stop!! 

  3. I love your meal plans please keep sharing! I would literally be lost on how to cook without your help!

  4. I’m following the meal plan again this week! Omg the eggplant and tomato dish was so delicious! Thank you so much for these meal plans. It is so helpful, especially now— I’m a teacher and this will keep me on track as we get ready to go back to work this week. 

  5. I have been following you and using your recipes for 2 years after making a lifestyle change and losing 46 pounds.  I’ve since gained 15lbs back and recently re-disovered your meal plans–why have I not been using these the last two years!?!?!  What a wonderful resource for you to provide.  I’ve tried a few meal plans before and the food tasted TERRIBLE.  I know that your meal plan will be full of flavor and fresh ingredients.  THANK YOU!!

  6. I so appreciate you putting together these meal plans with the most delicious foods!  I am thankful for the work you put in!  Thank you so very much for sharing your talent of cooking and recipe building with people!

  7. Does this meal feed one or a family of 4?? 

    • Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4.

  8. I too loved that it was posted on Friday! Then I can get my grocery shopping done earlier Saturday and have the rest of the day. I LOVE your menus and use them weekly! Thank you for making them!

  9. I love this. Is there a way to print out the shopping list without copying and pasting?

  10. This is so wonderful! Thank you so much for everything you do!

  11. I love your meal plans!

  12. Well, I’m not exactly a fan of salads but considering how healthy they are, I try to have them thrice a week. Some of my favorites are Tomato and Mac salad, Greek Pasta salad and Tuna salad

  13. Hi Gina,

    I love that this got posted on Friday! I would much prefer getting what I can from my local farmer’s market this time of year, but if I don’t get there early, it gets pretty picked over. There aren’t as many vendors with the pandemic….so I was uber excited that I could make my list Friday night and be at Farmer’s market first thing two weeks in a row!

  14. Dear Gina I really love your plans, please do not stop it. It is so inspirational 😊 Stay healthy! Best wishes from Hamburg, Germany 🤗

  15. Wow! I just started using your menu plan. Recipes are delicious and having the grocery list is a big bonus! 
    Please don’t stop! 
    I so appreciate you making my weight loss journey easier  thank you thank you!

  16. Looks great! Is there a printable grocery list document?

  17. Thank you so much for these! 🙂

  18. Omg Gina!!! You’re a rockstar! Thank you for posting this on a Friday!!! Now I can hit the farmers market in the morning and beat the crowd! I’m sure these are a chore to put together…… I appreciate the FRIDAY early post surprise!!