Skinnytaste Meal Plan (September 2-September 8)

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A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers SmartPoints®.

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers SmartPoints®.

Part of my weekend routine is food shopping and meal prepping recipes ahead to save time during the week. A time saving staple is making a batch of hard-boiled eggs for quick breakfast on the go, or to add to salads.

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these 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 or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per 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! If you wish to get on the email list, you can subscribe here so you never miss a meal plan!

Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2019! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

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 (9/2)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers (8) with Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini (3)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19, Calories 948*

TUESDAY (9/3)
B: Overnight Oats with Figs and Honey** (7)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls (3) with Quick Mexican Brown Rice (5)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 23, Calories 955*

WEDNESDAY (9/4)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: General Tso’s Chicken (5) with Cauliflower “Fried Rice” (1)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 14, Calories 884*

THURSDAY (9/5)
B: Overnight Oats with Figs and Honey** (7)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: Lasagna Soup (7)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 22, Calories 864*

FRIDAY (9/6)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: LEFTOVER Lasagna Soup (7)
D: Flounder Piccata (4) with Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes (5) and Roasted Asparagus (0)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 16, Calories 949*

SATURDAY (9/7)
B: Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls (7) (recipe x 2)
L: 1 ½ cups Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad (5)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 12, Calories 506*

SUNDAY (9/8)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos** (4) with 1 cup mixed berries (0)
L: Peach Arugula Salad (3)
D: Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu (3) with Summer Tomato Salad (1)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11, Calories 924*

*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.
**Prep oats the night before.
***Freeze any leftover you/your family won’t eat

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Stovetop Baked Beans

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Use canned beans to cut down on time, while still making party-worthy baked beans on the stovetop. Richly flavored with molasses and brown sugar, these beans won’t disappoint.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: September Week 1

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Make the most of the late summer bounty with this back-to-school meal plan. Sweet potato waffles, curried chicken salad with mango, and corn chowder are quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meals!

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The Friday Buzz: Carpool Karaoke, Cauliflower Hot Cereal, P is for Pterodactyl

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Welcome to The Friday Buzz, our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! Up this week…  Carpool Karaoke, Cauliflower Hot Cereal, P is for Pterodactyl, and so much more!

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Frozen Siesta Cocktail

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The Frozen Siesta is one of those unicorn drinks that everyone likes in the summer. Just tequila, Campari, simple syrup, and citrus, blended with ice into a boozy slushee. Even better? You can mix it ahead of time and have it ready to go for parties or BBQs!

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Greek Chicken Kabobs

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Greek Chicken Kabobs - Super juicy, tender kabobs made with the best marinade ever! Olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic. SO BOMB.

Super juicy, tender kabobs made with the best marinade ever! Olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic. SO BOMB.

Greek Chicken Kabobs - Super juicy, tender kabobs made with the best marinade ever! Olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic. SO BOMB.

How badly do you want to faceplant yourself into this platter?

Because I basically did that all. summer. long.

Here’s what’s involved: grilled pita bread, English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cubed feta, kalamata olives, and tzatziki sauce paired with the best Greek chicken kabobs I have ever had.

Greek Chicken Kabobs - Super juicy, tender kabobs made with the best marinade ever! Olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic. SO BOMB.

The kabobs get a boneless, skinless chicken thigh marinade – olive oil, lemon juice/zest, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic and shallot. Let the chicken swim in this for a bit before throwing these bad boys onto that grill for that smoky, charred flavor.

It is so simple, yet so so good.

Now a platter is absolutely not required, but it’s so great for summer entertaining. If it’s just you and your baby corgis like I am 99% of the time, the kabobs with some beers/wine should be absolutely perfect.

Greek Chicken Kabobs - Super juicy, tender kabobs made with the best marinade ever! Olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic. SO BOMB.

Greek Chicken Kabobs

Super juicy, tender kabobs made with the best marinade ever! Olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic. SO BOMB.

2 hours 30 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic, shallot, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1 1/4 teaspoons pepper.
  2. Stir in chicken until well combined; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, turning occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  3. Thread chicken onto skewers. Brush with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  5. Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

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How to Cook Brown Rice

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PERFECT brown rice! Slow and low is the way to go. Yes, it takes a little longer than white rice, but it’s not any harder. We have a few hacks to bump up flavor and ensure fluffy results.

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Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil

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Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil is my favorite way to prepare this easy side dish made with just 3 ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes.

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil is my favorite way to prepare this easy side dish made with just 3 ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes.
Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil

Baby spinach gets treated to a light sauté with lots of whole smashed garlic cloves in this super-quick recipe. The whole dish takes less than 10 minutes to make, start to finish. Serve this with steaks, pork chops, chicken or fish.

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The Best Dry Rub for Steak

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Take your steak to the next level with this pre-made Steak Rub! It smells so good and will make your steak taste even better. It works with any beef cuts, plus it lasts a long time!

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