One of the things that has helped me see success is a Weight Watchers meal plan. Meal plans are a great way to keep track of your points before you eat them! I like knowing how many points I’ll need to get through my day.
Why should I try building a meal plan for weight loss?
A Weight Watchers meal plan and in particular, a Freestyle meal plan, is a great way to plan your week! I love knowing what we will have for dinner ahead of time. It helps me avoid unnecessary snacking as well as high point meals when we order in or eat out.
Can I save money by meal planning?
Saving money is a given when meal planning. Lately my husband and I have been working hard to pay down debt and save money. We’ve evaluated every part of our budget and we realized that were were spending WAY TOO MUCH on food each month.
Meal planning has made it so much easier to save money and eat healthy. When I sit down and plan our meals for the week I take into account leftovers, lunches, etc. Each meal gets used up instead of sitting alone in the fridge for a week before being discarded.
Another way that meal planning helps us to save money is by having a smart grocery list! I know what I need, what we already have at home, and then I can look at the flyers to see where we can get our necessary ingredients for the lowest cost. Hello printable shopping list for Weight Watchers foods from Aldi!
What do I do if I want to meal plan for a week?
The printable included at the bottom of this recipe makes it really easy to meal plan for a week. You can just print it out, jot down the recipes you want to use for the week, and then bookmark this page so you can comeback and see the recipes.
You also have the option of printing out the recipes that you want to use! All of my Weight Watchers recipes have a printable version at the end of the post!
How do I make a meal plan grocery list?
There are tons of different ways to go about this so I will just tell you how I make my weekly meal plan for weight loss and my weekly meal plan grocery list. It’s pretty simple!
Each week, usually Monday or Tuesday, I sit down and decide what we are going to have for dinners 6 nights out of the week. Our 7th night I assume we will be eating leftovers or pulling something together out of leftover ingredients.
I jot down or print out all the ingredients needed for each recipe. The new thing I do is shop my pantry. Anything we have on hand (that’s not spoken for in our current weeks meal plan) I cross off my list. This leaves me with things I actually need to purchase.
Finally, I combine the ingredients where applicable so I know how much of each ingredient I need to purchase at the store. When my husband chimes in with his lunch requests for the week I add those to our meal plan grocery list as well. We’re not big breakfast eaters so I don’t usually have to add too much to our list for that meal.
If your family has snacking staples add those to your list as well. When I’m grocery shopping I try not to buy anything that I didn’t add to my list! It saves me money and time. One exception I’ll make is for marked down meats. If I can get a really good deal on something I can freeze and use later, I grab it! Low low prices on meat is my one impulse buy.
Wondering where to shop for your Weight Watchers foods?
Great news! I’ve pulled together some seriously useful resources for shopping on Weight Watchers. I have printable shopping lists which include the points per serving for foods from a bunch of different stores. Check them out below for some inspiration and ideas for your next meal plan and grocery list.
- Weight Watchers Foods To Buy From Aldi
- Weight Watchers Food To Buy From Walmart
- Weight Watchers Foods To Buy From Target
- Weight Watchers Foods To Buy At Costco
Are these recipes calculated for the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program?
Yes! This post has been updated to include only recipes that are calculated for the Freestyle program. All of the recipes included in this meal plan are calculated for the Freestyle plan.
I always recommend that you calculate your own points based on the ingredients you use in the recreation of these recipes but the points are there for you if you don’t have time or don’t want to calculate for yourself!
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Weight Watchers Meal Plan | Freestyle Meal Plan
I have broken this Weight Watchers meal plan down into sections. Sometimes it’s easier for me to create my Freestyle meal plan by just picking and choosing recipes based on their point values.
At the bottom I’ve also included a printable meal planner sheet so you can write in your choices! All of these recipes have a printable recipe box so you can also click through and print them out.
Breakfast Recipes | Weight Watchers Freestyle Points
- Breakfast Casserole | 2 Points
- Pumpkin Bars | 4 Points
- Veggie Breakfast Cups | 1 Point
- Breakfast Sandwiches | 3 Points
- Cucumber Bacon and Egg Bites | 0 Points
- Keto Cloud Bread | 1 Point Per Batch
- Breakfast Fried Rice | 8 Points
- Banana Pancakes | 0 Points
- Instant Pot Mini Frittatas | 4 Points
- Starbucks Copycat Sous Vide Egg Bites | 3 Points
- Oatmeal Clusters | 4 Points
Lunch Recipes | Weight Watchers Freestyle Points
- Chicken Enchiladas | 5 Points
- Cole Slaw | 1 Point
- Tropical Ham Salad | 3 Points
- Chicken Taco Cups | 1 Point
- Sweet & Sour Meatballs | 2 Points
- One Step Salsa | 0 Points
- Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks | 6 Points
- Cracked Out Chicken | 5 Points
- Buffalo Chicken Bites | 3 Points
Dinner Recipes | Weight Watchers Freestyle Points
- Chicken Corn Chowder | 1 Point
- Sausage Stuffing | 2 Points
- Pepperoni Pizza Casserole | 5 Points
- Vegetarian Chili | 0 Points
- Mac and Cheese | 7 Points
- Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts | 3 Points
- Cilantro Lime Chicken | 1 Point
- Cuban Pork Chops | 3 Points
- Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet | 7 Points
- Zucchini Lasagna | 9 Points
Dessert Recipes | Weight Watchers Freestyle Points
- Whoopie Pies | 4 Points
- Frozen Peanut Butter Whips | 4 Points
- Mini Cherry Cheesecakes | 4 Points
- Chocolate Ice Cream | 2 Points
- Dairy Free Coffee Ice Cream | 0 Points (or 3 with sweetener)
Printable Weight Watchers Freestyle Meal Planner Sheet
I like to pick and choose my own recipes for meal plans. I know some people who prefer to have it all mapped out but that doesn’t account for things you are allergic to (I have a gluten sensitivity), things you don’t like (I’m not eating mushrooms, yuck), and the things you have in your pantry (I have a ton of fresh eggs to use this week).
So instead of being constrained to whatever meal plan I put together, you can use this free printable to just jot down your meal choices for the week.
We label all the recipes with their point value per serving so you can also plan according to points if you prefer! Planning that way will help you make sure you are within your healthy range for the day without going over. I usually leave myself a little room for a snack too!