Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 5-March 11)

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.

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 5-March 11)

Great news, Friday I finished the last of the 140 recipes for my upcoming cookbook, Skinnytaste One and Done, woohoo!! A whole year of recipe testing in my Instant Pot, Skillet, Air Fryer, Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, etc!! What does that mean? More time to create new recipes here, and maybe even a few vacations.

Back to the meal plan. 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 (3/5)
B: Petite Crust-less Quiche (5) with 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: Chickpea Egg Salad (2)
D: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style (10)
Totals: Freestyle Points 17, Calories 1,007*

TUESDAY (3/6)
B: Petite Crust-less Quiche (5) with 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: Chickpea Egg Salad (2)
D: Picadillo (3) with ½ cup brown rice (3) and Quick Cabbage Slaw (2)
Totals: Freestyle Points 15, Calories 1,049*

WEDNESDAY (3/7)
B: Petite Crust-less Quiche (5) with 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: Chickpea Egg Salad (2)
D: Air-Fryer Beef Empanadas (5)* with Fiesta Lime Rice (2)
Totals: Freestyle Points 14, Calories 981*

THURSDAY (3/8)
B: 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt (0) with sliced banana (0), 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (2) and 1 teaspoon honey (1)
L: Chickpea Egg Salad (2)
D: Chicken Shiitake and Wild Rice Soup (7) with 2 ounces multi-grain baguette (3)
Totals: Freestyle Points 15, Calories 996*

FRIDAY (3/9)
B: 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt (0) with sliced banana (0), 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (2) and 1 teaspoon honey (1)
L: 1 whole wheat pita (4), with ¼ cup hummus (3) and 10 baby carrots (0)
D: Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Bowl (3)
Totals: Freestyle Points 13, Calories 827*

SATURDAY (3/10)
B: Breakfast BLT Salad (4) (recipe x 2)
L: LEFTOVER Chicken Shiitake and Wild Rice Soup (7)
D: Dinner out!
Totals: Freestyle Points 11, Calories 492*

SUNDAY (3/11)
B: Easy Bagel (3) with 2 strips bacon (2), 1 egg (0), 2 tablespoons cheddar (2) and an orange (0)
L: Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips (1) with 6 baby carrots (0) and 2 tablespoons  Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing (1)
D: Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Peas (5) with ½ cup basmati rice (2)
Totals: Freestyle Points 16, Calories 877*

*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.

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 5-March 11)

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40 comments

  1. Hi Gina!

    My husband and I are starting your meal plans next week! Looking forward to it, and THANK YOU!

  2. I love these meal plans! Makes planning and prepping super easy for the week. Thank you and I hope they continue!!

  3. I love love LOVE the meal plan! I’ve told all my friends about them. It’s one of the highlights of my weekend seeing what meal plan is next! Thank you!

  4. Thank you so much! I recently went back to work (after being a SAHM for 16 years), and I started weight watchers at the same time. Your meal plans have been a godsend! Your food is amazing – delicious, healthy and easy to prepare. My picky 11-year-old who eats like a bird had four (FOUR!!!) helpings of picadillo. Please keep posting meal plans. I love them!

  5. Thank you for the quick reply. I had my suspicions regarding using garlic from a jar instead of the fresh. We’ll try the recipe again with fresh garlic, and we’ll try to find the Locatelli cheese.

  6. Hello Gina. I just happened on your website yesterday when I was searching the internet for a healthy recipe for 12 ounces of Twisted Elbow Pasta. I’m a WW lifetime member, just starting back on 2/26 this year. The first couple of weeks are always rough, acclimating to the points program and shopping for the right foods and finding appropriate recipes. Your Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe came up and I followed it to your site. Once there, the recipe was easy to find, print and use. The pasta dish was good, but it was a little dry and seemed to be missing something. We’re not too creative in the kitchen, so we didn’t know what to add or change to improve the dish. We used Eating Right Veggie Pasta (Safeway) and Christopher Ranch California Grown Crushed Garlic. Could one of those been the problem? We went light on the salt, and I found that when I salted the cooked dish, it was more flavorful. We would like to try this dish again, and the reviews were good. So any advice you may have regarding our choices for ingredients or any other suggestions to help us get the results others are having would be greatly appreciated.

    When I first found the recipe, I used the WW online calculator to determine the SP for the dish, because I didn’t notice the points were already available on the recipe. I was amazed to see that you had calculated the points. I decided to spend more time on your site this morning. I can’t tell you how excited and amazed I was to find that your recipes include SP calculations. I explored your site for a couple of hours and just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done to simplify the transition to a healthier, balanced diet for WW members and others. I can’t believe that you provide SP info for all of your recipes. As if that wasn’t enough, you also provide free weekly menus that actually include a grocery list. Your information makes it possible to stay on track without all of the stress and anxiety of trying to plan meals that will keep us on track and on program. I plan to use your meal plans and shopping lists.

    Please continue with your meal plans and recipe creation. We’re purchasing your two cookbooks from Amazon today and will look for your third cookbook.

    Finally, thank you once again for all that you are doing.

    • Welcome! The easiest pasta and broccoli is only 5 ingredients, so this really relies on quality ingredients. A decent pasta, extra virgin olive oil, Pecorino Romano cheese (I only use Locatelli) and of course, salt and fresh garlic, I never use garlic from a jar as the flavor is not the same. Hope that helps!

  7. Keep them coming please!!!!

  8. Love the meal plan and hope you will continue! I felt so much better at work yesterday morning knowing i had my meals squared away and a tasty lunch in the fridge for the whole week. It’s a game-changer. Thank you!

  9. Please continue with your weekly meal plans and attendant recipes. I began WW last April, used your site a lot, and now am adrift trying to make the transition from 30 points a day (with all the work I put into figuring out points for recipes) to 22? 23? I don’t know what the new number is. Very discouraged. I LOVE chickpeas and your chickpea egg salad was delicious….but I don’t know how to compensate for eating chickpeas.

  10. Thank you so much for doing all the leg work!! I truly enjoy all your recipies and ideas! Please keep them coming 🙂

  11. Hi Gina. Please keep sharing. Your work on these menus and providing the shopping list is great. Thank you.

  12. Thank you Gina, this makes it so easy. I’m loving your site.????

  13. Just started WW and so thankful I stumbled across your website. The meal plans are so helpful. 

  14. Your meal plans are perfect!! Please keep sharing them!!!

  15. Your cookbooks have become our inspiration and help us with “What shall we have for dinner tonight?” I especially love how my husband has embraced your recipes since we started on WW the beginning of January!” Thank you so much for all your help and information!!

  16. Thanks so much for posting! I use your meal plans for all of my breakfasts and lunches! It’s so awesome that you provide this!

  17. I’ve been starting to use your meal plans and I live them! Thank you for sharing! Saves me all the time of planning myself.

  18. I love your plans; makes it easier to eat healthy!

  19. Love your meal plans and accompaniing list. As I use it for inspiration, and often make substitutions (can’t eat fish or shellfish) could you, I don’t know how, code the ingredients to the meal if at all possible?

    • You can certainly swap any recipe out, or modify it with chicken.

    • I think i know what you mean, Denyse. If you aren’t making one of the recipes in the plan, it would be sweet if there was a simple way to know what from the shopping list to exclude.
      I run into the same problem because I often plan to only make 2-3 of the dinners adn eat leftovers since I’m cooking for 2 and not a whole family. Leftover city in our house!
      Here is what I do:, I print all the recipes at the start along with the shopping list (mostly so i don’t fight the ipad while cooking, i prefer the printed copy.) I take the meal i’m NOT making, tick off those ingredients (in pencil) on the shopping list, and can then quickly scan the remaining recipes to see if those ingredients are included in the other recipes and “untick”. it takes an extra minute, but figure i’m saving so much time already it’s no biggie. Hope this will be a good solution for you.

  20. Thank you for the meal plans and grocery list! 
    Also… yay for a new cook book! 

  21. Thank you! Lacrosse practice starts this week, so its great to have a plan for when we get home later in the evening. Can’t wait to try the empanadas!

  22. These weekly meal plans make life so easy! Very flexible and easy to use- love grocery list too! Thanks!!

  23. Would suggest the weekly planner be be posted on a Friday or Saturday – I do my food shopping on Saturday morning – then can spend Sunday prepping

  24. Please do continue to create the meal plans! I especially love that they are WW friendly. My husband and I are each down 50 pounds! 

  25. I love your meal plans! Thank you for putting them together!

  26. Please keep sharing these. I share them with my Facebook budget group of 77k members each week. I also use the plans religious. 

    The time and brain power these plans afford me, help me stay on budget, on time and allow me to eat healthy. It’s so appreciated! 

    • Wonderful! Do you know how much $$ they come out to?

      • For this week, I spent $62.18 for 2 adults. I keep a stocked pantry. It took about a year to build the goods, and get it the way I wanted it. So, all I have to do is maintain it now, by buying 1 to 4 items a week. So, most all the money went to veg, dairy and meat.

      • this is great!

  27. I love your meal plans and do hope you continue posting them 🙂 Been a big fan for a while.

  28. Thank you so much for making these meal plans, Gina! We just found them a few weeks ago, but they have been so helpful us. We’re especially excited for the picadillo and empanadas!