Monday, April 18, 2011

My Sample Menu

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Several weeks ago I started my Living a Changed Life Facebook page. It has been fun to interact with my readers in a different kind of way! On Friday, Jaime left me a Facebook comment saying, “I would love a sample menu for a week of the foods you eat. I'm really looking for new ideas on eating healthy and I am very interested of the kinds of things you are eating for meals as well as snacks :)”

Thank you Jaime for leaving me that comment that has since inspired this blog post!

Okay, here is a look at what I eat on a daily basis.

My Sample Menu

Monday thru Friday
1 cup of cooked Oatmeal (4 PointsPlus)
2 tsp Splenda No calorie sweetener (0 PointsPlus)
16 oz of water (0 PointsPlus)
Total: 4 PointsPlus

Morning Snack:
1 granola bar normally: Special K Fruit Crisps (3 PointsPlus) or Nutri-Grain Bar (3 PointsPlus) or Fiber One Bar (4 PointsPlus)
10 oz of water (0 PointsPlus)
Total: 3 or 4 PointsPlus

Turkey Sandwich (there are a variety of ways that I make this)

Bread - 2 slices of Nature's Own Whitewheat (3 PointsPlus) or 1 Mission Carb Balance Wheat tortilla (1 PointsPlus) or 1 Orowheat Sandwich Thin (3 PointsPlus)
Turkey - 6 slices Deli Fresh Turkey Breast (1 PointsPlus)
Cheese - 1 wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese (1 PointsPlus), I spread this on my bread like you would with mayo.
Fruit - this is whatever kind of fresh fruit I have on hand, Apples, Strawberries, Banana, Kiwis, ect. (0 PointsPlus)
10 oz of water (0 PointsPlus)
Total: 3 to 5 PointsPlus

Mid-Afternoon Snack:
Yogurt - Weight Watchers Yogurt (2 PointsPlus) or Fiber One Yogurt (1 PointsPlus)
Total: 1 or 2 PointsPlus

This really depends. I have told you about our grocery experiments in February and in March.

At the end of March I planned a new menu for April. I decided what meals we would eat for the month of April, so that I would only have to go to the store twice a month. This is in an effort to help save us money.

If it is helpful I can start posting our dinner menu list each month, just let me know.

In the last three months we have had things like:
Skinny Sloppy Joes
Taco Junk
Shepard's Pie
Chicken Ropa Vieja
Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
Meatloaf Muffins
3 Bean Turkey Chili
Chicken & Rice
Easy Beef Enchiladas
Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Crock Pot Chicken Chili
Homemade Pizza
Tomato Pepper Lasagna
Bubble Up Enchilada
Total: 4 to 8 PointsPlus

Evening Snack:
I really like snacking at night time so I leave a lot of room for this.
1 cup of Cinnamon Burst Cheerios (3 PointsPlus)
38 Veggie Straws or Apple Straws (3 PointsPlus)
Total: 6 PointsPlus

Daily Total: 29-33 PointsPlus

Saturday and Sunday
1 cup of cooked Oatmeal (4 PointsPlus)
2 tsp Splenda No calorie sweetener (0 PointsPlus)
16 oz of water (0 PointsPlus)
Total: 4 PointsPlus

Lunch and Dinner:
The weekends are made up of leftovers from whatever we ate earlier that week. If we eat out at all during the week it is usually on the weekends, so I try to plan ahead for that.

Daily Total: 29-33 PointsPlus 

I hope that this was helpful, let me know if you have any questions about anything.


Anonymous said...

I miss the old weight watchers books that gave you a 7-day a week menu! Your post will help many of us TREMENDOUSLY!!!! Thanks!!

Angie A said...

your food guide is awesome!

@Toll house: I think in the back of the getting started book there is a fold out "jump start" guide with a lot of recipes!

Andrea said...

I love this! So helpful.

jfraning said...

This is totally AWESOME. Keep it coming. I have struggled with not having some directions for a menu. It also shows me more freedom than I am giving myself with foods. And all within the points plus! thanks so much for your effort on this blog.

Living a Changed Life said...

You're welcome! I am glad that this was helpful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this for me Jennifer!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton.

Living a Changed Life said...

You are very welcome!!


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