Half Size Me Weekly Menu Plan: October 1 – 7, 2012

Pumpkin Nut Muffins - Photo By Gina Homolska - Used with permission at SkinnyTaste.com

by Heather Robertson

Healthy eating tip of the weekDon’t buy Halloween Candy until the day before Halloween and only get the stuff you really don’t like. For me, that would be Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, Double Bubble and Candy Corns.

I pick those because I would not be tempted to eat them. I know NEVER to buy Reese’s Cups, Snickers, Twix, Baby Ruth, M&M, or anything else with chocolate.

I find those treats are a huge trigger for binge eating and having bags of them in my house is too tempting for me!

Items that have a  star beside them (*) will be items I make ahead on the weekend to allow my week to run smoother.

Remember, one hour in the kitchen on the weekends can make all the difference in the world when the hectic week kicks in!

Share in the comments section when you plan on prepping your food and what you hope to accomplish.

Breakfast Meals

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  • Breakfast scramble
    • egg
    • onion
    • greenpeppers
    • cheese
    • ham

Lunch Meals

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  • Salad:
    • lettuce
    • tomato
    • cucumber
    • green pepper
    • hard-boiled eggs
    • leftover sugar, light dressing
  • *Heather’s Tuna Salad
    • 1 can tuna packed in water
    • 1 Tbsp Kraft light Mayo
    • 1 Tbsp relish
    • ½ red bell pepper diced
    • ¼ red onion diced
    • 1 stalk celery

Dinner Meals

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  • Make your own Omelet night (Tons of fun and yummy too!)

Here are a few omelet ideas :

    • Pizza omelet
    • Southwest omelet
    • Philly cheese steak omelet
    • Denver omelet

And here is a link on how to cook an omelet.

Omelet Ingredients:

    • Eggs
    • Ham
    • Cheese –Chedder and mozerella
    • Mushrooms
    • Bell pepper
    • Onion
    • Pepperoni
    • Cooked chicken
    • Salsa
    • Sour Cream
    • Cilantro
    • Steak sliced thin
    • Serve with turkey bacon
    • Hashbrowns (for kiddos)
  • Date-night dinner (This is something the hubby and I do every Saturday night. Sometimes it’s take out. Sometimes we make something at home. It depends on our mood!)
  • Leftovers night (Yep, this is our weekly “clean out the fridge” night. Usually falls on a Wednesday or Thursday.)


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  • *Pumpkin Nut Muffin (I know I’m watching my carbs, but I may break out the weekly points for these… PUMPKIN = YUMMY!)
  • *Hard-boiled eggs
  • Cheese Sticks
  • Sugar-free, fat-free yogurt
  • Pumpkin pie cottage cheese
    • 1 cup cottage cheese 1% fat
    • ½ cup pumpkin 
    • ½ tsp cinnamon
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 2-3 packets spenda
    • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
    • (pulse in food processor until smoth top with nuts and enjoy!)
    • 5 Points Plus


After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.