Skinnytaste Meal Plan (December 10-December 16)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss 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®.

December is always a busy month, even busier in my home because it’s also my daughter and husband’s birthday month! I’m also planning my January recipes, let me know what types of recipes you would like to see for the new year!

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 (12/10)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and banana (0)
L: 1 ½ cups Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili *(0) with 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar (1)
D: Pasta Fagioli (5)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 6, Calories 879**

TUESDAY (12/11)
B: ⅓ cup quick oats (3) with 1 teaspoon honey (1), ½ cup blackberries (0), 1 tablespoon skim milk (0), 1 tablespoon chopped pecans (2), pinch salt.
L: 1 ½ cups Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili (0) with 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar (1)
D: 2 Chicken Enchiladas  (8) with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice” (1)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 16, Calories 1,029**

WEDNESDAY (12/12)
B: 2 hard boiled eggs (0) and a pear (0)
L: 1 ½ cups Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili (0) with 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar (1)
D: Cheeseburger Soup (7)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 8, Calories 869**

THURSDAY (12/13)
B: ⅓ cup quick oats (3) with 1 teaspoon honey (1), ½ cup blackberries (0), 1 tablespoon skim milk (0), 1 tablespoon chopped pecans (2), pinch salt.
L: 1 ½ cups Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili (0) with 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar (1)
D: Baked Beef and Cheese Manicotti (10)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 1,018**

FRIDAY (12/14)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and banana (0)
L: LEFTOVER Baked Beef and Cheese Manicotti (10)
D: Baked Scallops (5) with ¾ cup Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Parmesan (4)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19, Calories 1,043**

SATURDAY (12/15)
B: Bacon Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich*** (6)
L: Chicken and Lentil Soup (1)
D: DINNER OUT!
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 7, Calories 632**

SUNDAY (12/16)
B: Easy Bagel Recipe (3) with 2 tablespoons light cream cheese (3) and sliced tomatoes (0)
L: LEFTOVER Chicken and Lentil Soup (1)
D: Braised Chicken Thigh with Mushrooms and Leeks (8) and Massaged Raw Kale Salad (2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 1,022**

*Prep Sunday night.

**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.

***Make a double batch of bagels for breakfast on Sunday.

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (December 10-December 16)

**google doc

Shopping List:

Produce

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 pear
  • 1 (6-ounce) container fresh blackberries
  • 1 large head (about 2 pounds) cauliflower
  • 10 ounces (2 medium) Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 medium bunch Lacinato kale
  • 2 large or 3 medium leeks
  • ½ pound white mushrooms
  • 1 large bunch cilantro
  • 2 medium heads garlic
  • 1 small bunch celery
  • 1 small bunch carrots
  • 1 small bunch scallions
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 6 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 small (4-ounce) Hass avocado
  • 1 small bunch fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 small limes
  • 2 small, 1 medium and 1 large yellow onion

Meat, Poultry and Fish

  • 2 ¼ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 ½ pounds (8) bone-in chicken thighs
  • ¾ pound (3) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pound (16) large sea scallops
  • 1 package center-cut bacon
  • ¾ pound 93% lean ground beef

Grains

  • 1 small package quick oats*
  • 1 package Ditalini (or other small) pasta*
  • 1 package manicotti pasta shells*
  • 1 package (7-inch) low-carb whole wheat flour tortillas (I use La Tortilla Factory)*
  • 1 package all-purpose flour*
  • 1 package panko bread crumbs*

Condiments and Spices

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • Olive oil spray (or get a Misto oil mister)
  • Kosher salt (I like Diamond Crystal)
  • Pepper grinder (or fresh peppercorns)
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Reduced sodium taco seasoning**
  • Bay leaves
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Honey
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Red pepper flakes (optional for Breakfast Sandwich)
  • Better than Bouillon Chicken Base
  • Sazon
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Bagel toppings: such as everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes (optional)

Dairy & Misc. Refrigerated Items

  • 1 wedge fresh Parmesan
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag shredded reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 small box unsalted butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 18-pack large eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle skim milk
  • 1 (17.5-ounce) container nonfat plain Greek yogurt

Frozen

  • 1 (10-ounce) package corn kernels

Canned and Jarred

  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans
  • 1 (32-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chilis in adobo
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 2 jars marinara sauce (I like Delallo Pomodoro Fresco)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can and 1 (32-ounce) carton chicken broth
  • 1 (32-ounce) carton low sodium chicken broth

Misc. Dry Goods

  • 1 small bag chopped pecans
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • Baking powder
  • 1 (1-pound) bag dry lentils
  • 1 small bottle sherry

*You can sub gluten-free, if desired

**You can sub homemade using ingredients in list plus onion powder.