Skinnytaste Meal Plan (December 24 – December 30)

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 weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®.

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday! For this week, I separated the Christmas grocery list from the rest of the week. Those of you who plan to use the entire weeks plan should cross check both lists to make sure you don’t over buy (mostly applies to things such as herbs, grains and miscellaneous).

Christmas Eve/Day lunches are appetizers. You can mix and match or pick and choose but the grocery list does include ingredients for all listed. It’s worth reviewing the Christmas Eve/Day recipes to adjust recipes/ingredients accordingly based on the number of guests they are serving.

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 (12/24)
B: Spinach Ricotta Quiche (5)
L: Spinach and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms (1), Smoked Salmon Pinwheels (3) and Skinny Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Craisins and Walnuts (2)
D:Quick Mussels Fra Diavolo (4), Apricot-Rum Glazed Spiral Ham (4) and Brussels Sprouts Gratin (3)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 22, Calories 957***

TUESDAY (12/25)
B: Tex Mex Breakfast Casserole (6) with fruit salad** (0)
L: Instant Pot Deviled Eggs (1), Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites (2) and Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip (2) with 6 multigrain pita chips (3)
D: Homemade Spinach Manicotti (7) and a green salad*** (0) with 2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette (2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 23 , Calories 1037***

WEDNESDAY (12/26)
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5)
L: Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage (2) with 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3) and an apple (0)
D:  Beef and Mushroom Ragu with Spaghetti Squash (4)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 14, Calories 909***

THURSDAY (12/27)
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: Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage (2) with 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3) and an apple (0)
D:  LEFTOVER Beef and Mushroom Ragu with Spaghetti Squash (4)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15 , Calories 863***

FRIDAY (12/28)
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: Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage (2) with 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3) and an apple (0)
D: Spicy California Shrimp Stack (5) with Spicy Garlic Edamame (3)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19, Calories 930***

SATURDAY (12/29)
B: Low Fat Blueberry Scones (7) and a banana (0)
L: Fiesta Bean Salad (4)
D: DINNER OUT!
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11, Calories 656**

SUNDAY (12/30)
B: LEFTOVER Low Fat Blueberry Scones (7) and a banana (0)
L: Chicken Noodle Soup (4)
D:  Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf (7) with 1 cup steamed green beans (0)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 18, Calories 881***

*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.

**Fruit salad includes 1 cup grapes, 2 oranges, 2 apples, and 2 bananas.

***Green salad serves 4 and includes 6 cups mixed greens, ½ cup each: carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, and 2 scallions. Increase amounts if desired, to serve more.

**google doc