Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 19-March 25)

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

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

Happy Saturday, I hope you all had a great week! I’ve been in Berkeley, California all week shooting my new cookbook with photographer Eva Kolenko, I can’t wait for you to see the photos!

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing 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. You should aim for around 1500 calories* a 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 (3/19)
B: Maple Pecan Banana Muffin (4) with an orange (0)
L: Roast Beef, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan on a Baguette (9) and an apple (0)
D: Baked Potato Soup (5) and a green salad (2) with 2 tablespoons Low-fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (1)

Totals: Freestyle Points 21, Calories 937*

TUESDAY (3/20)
B: Maple Pecan Banana Muffin (4) with an orange (0)
L: LEFTOVER Baked Potato Soup (5) with 8 carrots sticks (0) Low-fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (1)
D: Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos (6) with Best Guacamole (3) and 1 ounce (about 14) baked tortilla chips (3)

Totals: Freestyle Points 22, Calories 925*

WEDNESDAY (3/21)
B: Maple Pecan Banana Muffin (4) with an orange (0)
L: Open Faced Tuna Sandwich with Avocado (4) and an apple (0)
D: Skinny Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy (5) with Creamy Cauliflower Puree (1)* (Recipe x 2 for Thurs leftovers)

Totals: Freestyle Points 14, Calories 887*

THURSDAY (3/22)
B: Maple Pecan Banana Muffin (4) with an orange (0)
L: Open Faced Tuna Sandwich with Avocado (4) and an apple (0)
D: LEFTOVER Skinny Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy (5) with Creamy Cauliflower Puree (1)

Totals: Freestyle Points 14, Calories 887*

FRIDAY (3/23)
B: 2 hard boiled eggs (0) and a pear (0)
L: Open Faced Tuna Sandwich with Avocado (4) and an apple (0)
D: Blackened Scallops with Horseradish Sauce (2) with ¾ cup brown rice (5) and Sautéed Julienned Summer Vegetables (1)

Totals: Freestyle Points 12, Calories 995*

SATURDAY (3/24)
B: Easy Tomatillo Huevos Rancheros (4) with ½ sliced mango (0)
L: Blood Orange Endive Salad (2) (Recipe x 4)
D: Dinner Out!

Totals: Freestyle Points 6, Calories 542*

SUNDAY (3/25)
B: Stuffed Bagel Balls (5) and ½ sliced banana (0) with ½ cup sliced strawberries (0)
L: Shrimp Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa (10)
D: Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu (5) with Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette (1)

Totals: Freestyle Points 21, Calories 870*

*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.

*NOTES: 1 Green salad includes 5 cups romaine, ½ cup each: carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, 2 scallions and ½ ounce shaved parmesan.

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

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  1. Hi Gina,

    Can you please share the google link? It is not below the calendar or anywhere on the page I can see. Thank you

  2. Thank you so much for this website it is the best thing I’ve ever stumbled across on the internet

  3. I can’t find the google doc link for the calendar printout. Can I please get a link?

  4. Thank you so much for all these lovely recipes I’m so grateful that you take time out of your day to prepare these meal Preps for us something you don’t have to do. A lot of people say they want to help but they want to charge you to help you but I just want to tell you thank you so much for putting this out here for free you really don’t know how much you’re helping people. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. I just came across your website and love the weekly meal plan!  I definitely plan on using it!  The recipes look amazing!

  6. This is an amazing looking meal plan, thank you. It is about $200 worth of groceries though, so it’s a hard “no-go” here. 🙁

  7. Seriously, this is the nicest thing ever! I’m a 41 year old mother who gets weary of cooking and planning every week. What a boost to discover your plans. Can’t wait to try. Thank you so much!!

  8. Love your meal plans!! Please continue to share! They make it so much easier to stick to my daily calorie goals.

  9. I love your recipes! Thank you for including the updated Weight Watchers points!

  10. I just found this site this week and I am soooo excited !! I am trying to loose 15 lbs and I am following your weekly meal plans along with the Lose it app (not to a tee but plan to make 3-4 recipies each week). It is awesome to finally find some creative tasty recipies that are also healthy/low-fat -so THANK YOU!! 

  11. I just found this site this week and I am soooo excited !! I am following your meal plans along with Lose it app (not to a tee but plan to make 3-4 recipies each week). It is awesome to find some creative tasty recipies that are also low-fat -so THANK YOU!! 

  12. I am determined to start your plan this week! I’m excited to see the changes in my husband and myself.  We are both at an age where we need to start watching what we eat. Thank you for your enthusiasm for encouraging others to follow a more healthy lifestyle. Stay blessed!

  13. I have been stalled on WW and getting a bit bored with my meals. These meal plans look delicious and will definitely shake things up! One question: is there a way to print all the recipes at once or do you go recipe by recipe?

    Thanks so much!

  14. Thank you for providing all these recipes! On Wednesday, the open faced tuna sandwich link goes to the guacamole recipe. Do you have the recipe for the tuna sandwich?

  15. Hi Gina, I love your recipes – thankyou so much. I almost feel rude asking but is there any way you could code your ingredients to match each recipe for those who might only want to make a few of the dishes on a particular week? At the moment I go through each recipe to check ingredients. Thanks again though, you’re amazing. ~ Simone

    • if you use the yummly app, you can add the recipes you want to make, then it will create a shopping list for you.

  16. The meal plans are great!

  17. I am starting by doing a few meals.  Its hard to commit to buying for entire week when not sure how meals will be received.  So far all have been enjoyed!  Appreciate your sharing.  

  18. I love your plans, the print outs, and the grocery lists. Thank you for making things so easy!!! 

  19. Is there any way to get the weekly meal plan calendar as an attachment so you can edit it if you swap recipes out?

  20. Thank you for posting! These are very helpful and help me stay focused!

  21. i am so excited there is going to be another cookbook – what is the timing on the book?

  22. Thank you for the fantastic meal plans and recipes. And my doctor thanks you too because I am so much healthier after just 2 months of following your meal plans and cooking your delicious recipes…16 pounds and counting.

  23. You’re a genius Gina! This meal plan looks amazing. I’m so excited to get to work.

  24. Just found your website and meal plan menu. Can’t wait to try some of these out!

  25. I absolutely love your website and the meal plans. They are valuable in my meal planning. It makes it so much easier!

  26. Thanks for posting these meal plans! I don’t follow them exactly but pick meals that work for my family. I have discovered so many new healthy meals that I love thanks to you. Keep them coming!

  27. Love your meal plans. Especially if they have instant pot recipes. I used the meal plans to create great meals. Along with other recipes from your website. Makes meal prepping a lot easier and making dinner on the quick easy.

  28. I lost all my weight using your site and recipes and then sadly stopped and started gaining until I am almost right back where I started. However I decided on Friday to get back on track and read this article. I am so pleased to see you providing meal plans! That is amazing. Super helpful for those of us with busy schedules. Now I don’t have to research hours a week finding things that will work within the points plan, I can just pick from your plans and go. Thank you so much!

  29. Love the recipes! The menus and shopping lists are so handy and easy to follow. Thank you

  30. I love your meal plans and recipes!

  31. I really appreciate these weekly menus and recipes. You’ve made my life and losing weight so much easier. Thank you for all you do!

  32. I love the menus!  Thank you for sharing. I have been following your website for years now. I make my grocery list and plan my weeks menus from your website. I am a Lifetime WW’er and leader. When I am asked how I stay at goal I always say WW & Skinnytaste. You keep Adding variety to my dinner planning. When I hear people say they are tired of “something” they obviously have found your site yet 

  33. Love your menus. Use them every week. I am enjoying the new format with all the meals planned out. Thank you so much. 

  34. Thank you for sharing your weekly menu plans. I find them so useful for recipe ideas even though I may not follow them religiously. Please keep sending them through! The shopping lists are great too.

  35. Thank you so much for posting these. They have been so helpful for me and my family! I am also using them for weighloss. 🙂  THANK YOU!!!

  36. Love this set up! Lost 30 lbs using this website. I make your meals every week and look forward to new posts. 

  37. Thank you for posting!!!  I use these every week!  I started counting calories about two months ago and have lost 12 pounds. I have three to go to get to my goal weight!  Thanks again!