This week’s Weight Watchers friendly meal plan is my super speedy, quick and easy, meal plan. There is just something about the casual laid back nature of summer that makes me want to just get in and out of the kitchen. No fuss. No mess. Are you with me? I just want to cook it, eat it, and get back outside. I hope you love how quick and easy this week’s recipes are.
Our last meal plan was perfect for people who love to cook on the grill, with six recipes that can all be made on the grill outside. This week’s meal plan is designed with a different group of people in mind.
I actually had four groups of people in mind when I created this meal plan:
- People who would rather be outside. Do you just want to eat and get back to do what you love? If you do, then this time-saving meal plan is for you.
- People who come home tired after a long day at work. Do you get home and want to eat reasonably, but the thought of taking time to cook just feels like too much? If that’s you, then give yourself a break and give this meal plan a try.
- People who have medical issues. From time to time I get an email, a message, or a comment from an MPM readers who is going through a challenging time medically and it is keeping them from being able to expend too much energy for too long of a time. First of all, if this is you, I am sorry. I know this is a very difficult time for you. I want you to know that I had you mind when I created this meal plan. My hope is that this meal plan will be a blessing to you.
- People who are practical. I mean, why spend an hour on a meal when you can spend 10 minutes, right? For some of you just the thought of being efficient makes you feel giddy. This meal plan is also for you.
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What to do to prepare for this week:
Every recipe in this meal plan will take you 5-20 minutes, from start to finish, but there are a couple of things you should know to set yourself up for success.
Hard-boil the eggs.
To prepare for this week you will want to hard-boil 6 eggs and have them ready for the day when you make the egg salad sandwiches. I would recommend hard-boiling a dozen eggs, actually. Then you can use the extra six eggs for snacks or breakfasts. Hard-boiled eggs are a perfect snack or breakfast for anyone doing Weight Watchers because they are just 2 WW SP per egg and packed with protein.
Marinate the chicken.
The super simple marinated chicken really is a cinch to make, but it does require remembering to marinate the chicken 4 hours ahead of time, or overnight. The night before, or morning of, the day you are going to make the chicken, be sure to get the chicken in the fridge with the marinade ingredients in the recipe.
Ingredients for this week:
There are a couple of ingredients this week that I thought you might want to see a picture of before you head to the store, so you know what I had in mind when I made the recipe. Of course, you can buy whatever you like, but in the sea of endless salad dressings it may help to know specifically what kind I used.
In the Turkey-Walnut Honey Dijon Spinach Salad, the salad dressing I used was the Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Fat-Free Honey Dijon mustard. I thought by showing you this picture it would be easier to find in the grocery store, or online.
In the Coconut Shrimp with Apricot Sauce recipe I shared that I used apricot preserves, but also mentioned that you could skip the sauce if you wanted and still have a great tasting coconut shrimp. If you leave out the preserves and just eat the shrimp by itself you knock off one smart point per serving, making one serving just five Weight Watcher smart points.
Here is what is on this week’s meal plan:
Coconut Shrimp with Apricot Sauce
Makes 4 servings
6 WW SP per serving
Easy Egg Salad Sandwich
Makes 5 sandwiches
5 WW SP per sandwich
Super Simple Marinated Chicken
Makes 6 servings
3 WW SP per serving
Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Makes 4 servings
8 WW SP per serving
Turkey-Walnut Honey Dijon Spinach Salad
Makes 4 servings
6 WW SP per serving
Grilled Hawaiian Bagel Paninis
Makes 5 paninis
6 WW SP per panini
This week’s meal plan page.
Click on the meal plan pictured below for a printable PDF of this week’s meal plan that you can save to your computer or print off. Hyperlinks on the recipe names will take you to where the recipe is online.
This week’s grocery list.
Click on the grocery list pictured below for a printable PDF of this week’s grocery list that you can print off and take to the store with you. Numbers in (parenthesis) next to the ingredient match up with the number of the recipe in the lower right corner. If you don’t want to do a recipe you can simply cross off the ingredients with that number next to them.Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
*SmartPoints® calculated by Meal Planning Mommies; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated without Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.