Skinnytaste Meal Plan (August 20-August 26)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®.

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®.

August is always so bittersweet for me. It’s my oldest daughter’s birthday month, but also the end of my favorite season, with back to school routines approaching, and cooler days and nights. But it’s also a few months closer to the release of my cookbook, Skinnytaste One and Done (ships Oct 9 if you pre-ordered) which I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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!

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 Weight Watcher Freestyle Points 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 (8/20)
B: Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Breakfast Bake* (1) with 1 cup grapes (0)
L: Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (5)
D: Greek Mac and Cheese (10)
Totals: Freestyle Points 16, Calories 847**

TUESDAY (8/21)
B: Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Breakfast Bake (1) with 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: LEFTOVER Greek Mac and Cheese (10)
D: Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps (0) with 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar (1) and 2 ounces avocado (3)
Totals: Freestyle Points 15, Calories 912**

WEDNESDAY (8/22)
B: Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Breakfast Bake (1) with 1 cup grapes (0)
L: LEFTOVER Greek Mac and Cheese (10)
D: Asian Glazed Drumsticks (7) with Cauliflower “Fried Rice” (1)
Totals: Freestyle Points 19, Calories 894**

THURSDAY (8/23)
B: Spinach, Feta and Artichoke Breakfast Bake (1) with 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (5)
D: One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (8) and a green salad*** (0) with 2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette (2)
Totals: Freestyle Points 16, Calories 912**

FRIDAY (8/24)
B: PB & J Yogurt (6)
L: LEFTOVER One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (8) and a green salad (0) with 2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette (2)
D: Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce (1) with 1 ½ cups spiralized zucchini (0)
Totals: Freestyle Points 17, Calories 998**

SATURDAY (8/25)
B: Whole Wheat Pancakes (5) with 1 tablespoon maple syrup (3) and 1 cup mixed berries (0)
L: Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fig Salad with Arugula (6)
D: DINNER OUT!
Totals: Freestyle Points 14, Calories 504**

SUNDAY (8/26)
B: Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls (7) (Recipe x 2)
L: Chickpea Egg Salad (2)
D: Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops (6) with Zucchini and Feta Fritters* (3)
Totals: Freestyle Points 18, Calories 996**

*Make Sunday night, if desired. Freeze any leftover Breakfast Bake or Fritters you/your family won’t eat.

**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.

***Green salad includes 7 ½ cups romaine, 1 cup each: carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, and 3 scallions.  Serves 4 plus leftovers for lunch on Fri.

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (August 20-August 26)

**google doc

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41 comments

  1. This is great! Thank you for creating them!

  2. I’ve made lots of your recipes but this is my first time doing the full meal plan. Bought all the ingredients yesterday, prepped a few things and had the Spinach, Feta, Artichoke Bake this morning – it was delicious! I probably wouldn’t have selected that recipe (and several of the others) on my own, so it will be fun to try out some new things. Also being a busy working mom, I’m hoping to do these plans every week.

  3. This week we LOVED all the meals so far. The Greek Mac and Cheese was so yummy. We all liked the cauliflower rice (we were surprised)!. The kids loved the smoothie bowls this morning. They have asked everyday what is for supper tonight with excitement. I am following weight watchers. I felt like these meals kept me satisfied with still room for a evening snack. Thanks for a great week!

  4. Just discovered your meal plans. I love the plans & shopping list, and your recipes are so yummy!

  5. Thank you so much for helping me become super mom! The first thing I did after signing up for weight watchers was come to your site for recipe inspiration. Much to my delight I found your meal plans with everything I need to organize my life. I can’t thank you enough for all your work and delicious healthy recipes!

  6. Please continue supplying meal plans. I find them to be a great resource as I struggle to lose weight. I find that I use your recipes and meal plans more than any other. Thank-you, thank-you!

  7. Hey Gina, I linked over to the spinach-artichoke bake and am confused about the points count. It says 4 points on one of the photos, and the nutrition info doesn’t seem to list the serving size quite right… Is it 1 point or 4? If it’s 1, I might have two servings as breakfast is my biggest meal of the day. But if it’s 4, I’m not sure I want to drown 8 points by 8am. 🙂 . Could you help clarify? Your meal plans are absolutely life savers.

  8. Please continue these meal plans, Gina! I don’t follow WW, but your meals are always slam dunks as far as my family and I are concerned.

  9. Your meal plans are the best!

  10. So great!! 

  11. I cant find the link to the calculator for calorie intake.

  12. I love this! I am using these every week and they are a life saver for staying on plan! Thank you <3

  13. Can’t wait to try some of these.  I am confused though as you say something is 10 smart points and when I calculate it on WW it is 2 points higher.  I have tried this on three different items and all three are two points higher.  Please explain.  I do love you link and will be a follower.   Raye

  14. Please keep posting! As a busy single mom of three this has saved my life!! The grocery list is a life and time saver!! Thank you!

  15. Yes yes yes!! Please keep posting these!! I love having my week planned out for me. And the grocery list…what a time saver!!

  16. The google doc attached is for last week. oops 🙂

  17. Love this! So helpful and makes meal planning a no brainer!  Thank you!

  18. Please keep posting! 

  19. I love the meal plans and shopping lists! I’ve been using them weekly. 🙂

  20. I love this! I’m only cooking for one so leftovers will last me longer meaning I need fewer meals but one of my struggles with healthy eating is determining what to eat. You’ve made it so simple! And while I like prepping some meals ahead of time I hate for it to take my whole Sunday. You’ve given options that are a combination of prep ahead and cook-and-eat. Please keep posting these!

  21. Yes, yes, yes! Love these meals plans, please continue doing them! 🙂

  22. Looking forward to giving this a try. wanted to print out the calendar, but looks like last weeks. It was awesome having the grocery list and plan already done!

  23. The recipes are wonderful What I find extremely helpful is the shopping list. Thank you so much.

  24. I use your meal plan every week for new recipe ideas. Please keep them coming!

  25. Thank you Gina for the fantastic meal plans.

  26. I just found your meal plans and I am so EXCITED! I love your cookbooks and can’t wait to try this! Thank you for putting this together. I am hoping it will make grocery shopping easier and end the dreaded last minute question of what to make for dinner.

  27. Just want you to know I use the plans every week and love them!! This is a great way to eat healthy.

  28. Thank you so much for these week after week, they are going to be so useful on my families ww journey. Can you please fix the google docs link, it is currently linked to last weeks plan. Thank you so much!!

  29. Tired the recipes last week. Delicious! Whole family loved them. So now I will do it again. The shopping list is so handy.

  30. The google doc links to last week.

  31. Thank you so much, I am not sure if it’s just me but when I click to open to google docs it is linked to last weeks calendar.

    I am just starting WW and I LOVE you plans!

  32. I am following your site and recipes. Thanks a lot.

  33. Thank you for the meal plans.. I really appreciate them!

  34. Please keep posting. Id be lost without these plans.

  35. I’m so excited about all these recipes this week! Especially the greek mac and cheese!

  36. The link of the google doc is the menu of last week ^_^

  37. Thank you so much for the meal plans. FYI the google doc links to last week’s meal plan.

  38. Love this, thank you for posting!!