October 23, 2017

My Favorite Resources for Meal Prepping on Weight Watchers

Last week I mentioned that I joined Weight Watchers in September. I am doing the online plan plus meetings, and I absolutely love it--I've lost 8 pounds so far. The plan that Weight Watchers uses right now emphasizes eating fruits and vegetables, and focuses on a healthier whole self. The community that comes with attending weekly meetings is so supportive, and it truly helps to keep me inspired.

One of the most important things that has made this process so easy for me is that Dave and I were already in the habit of meal prepping on Sundays. We usually do the bulk of our cooking on Sunday afternoons, and that makes it so much easier to make it through the week eating healthy while we are both on the go. 

Dave has usually been the master chef in our family, but since starting WW, I've been doing a lot more cooking! The Type A part of me loves researching what I'm going to make for the week and making a shopping list for it. 

Usually I do a slow cooker meal and then something else, but I'm not tied to that. Also we try to make sure that similar ingredients are being used in our recipes for the week so that nothing is going to waste. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite resources and recipes with you guys! We have been trying out some awesome and adventurous stuff, and (mostly) loving it!

1. Skinny Taste
This is my go-to place to find great recipes for the week. I love Gina's slow cooker recipes, and have tried a bunch of the breakfast meals. My favorites so far are Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili (5SP), One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (2SP), Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey (2SP), and Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake (4SP). I love that every single recipe on this site has how many points it contains, and that there are choices for every palette.

Also, this is a side note but the recipes are organized wonderfully. You can look things up by course, by special diet, how to cook it, or even the number of SP. SO handy when you are planning your days and week.

2. Dash of Herbs
Kristyn is a fellow Weight Watcher who comes up with some of the best "lightened up" recipes for comfort food and baked goods. I love her Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread (4SP), Slow Cooker Potato Soup (4SP), and Cheesy Sausage Pasta Skillet (6SP).

Kristyn also has a lot of great resources on her site regarding general life as a Weight Watcher. She talks about staying motivated, the best products to use, and living your life instead of being chained to diet foods.

3. Eat Yourself Skinny
I love this site because Kelly is just so REAL. She cooks things that she likes to eat, in a clean way because it makes her feel better.  I love her Healthy Cauliflower Fried Rice (6SP), and Three Ingredient Granola (5SP). I can't wait to try out some of her cocktails this holiday season!

4. Daily Dose of Pepper
This is a new site to me, but I already can't wait to dive in and try more of her recipes! Talk about comfort food! I love the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (5SP), and the Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip (2SP), and can't wait to try the One-Pot Alfredo Pasta with Bacon and Peas (9SP) next week!

5. Drizzle Me Skinny
There are some great recipes on this site (I want to try almost every single bubble-up and casserole she has on here), but my go-to is the Product Reviews section. Have you ever wondered about the different food products you see all over Instagram? I'm always hesitant to buy expensive health foods until I read a few reviews on them. For example, I've been seeing posts of Kodiak Cakes for a while now, so I read Kate's review on them. Based on the photo and the information she gave, I'll definitely be trying these in the near future!

If you have any recommendations for great, healthy recipes, please let me know! I'm always on the lookout! Also, if you have questions about joining Weight Watchers, don't hesitate to contact me!

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