Weekly Weight Watchers Menu Plan: September 3 – 9, 2012

Pancakes by digiyesica on Flickr - Creative Commons licenseby Heather Robertson

Healthy eating tip of the week: Whenever you go to a party or social gathering eat a small meal before going.

It’ll keep you full and prevent you from diving head first into the buffet table.

Once you’re at the party and getting your food, first load your plate up with veggies and fruit. Skip the dip.

Next, find the one item that you’d feel the most regret if you didn’t eat it. For me, this item will always be on the dessert table! Take one serving of your preferred food and wait until it is close to your time to leave before eating it.

If you are anything like me, once you taste the sweet stuff you keep going back. If I wait close to the time we’re leaving, I cut down on frequent stops to the dessert table for “one more taste.”

I hope you enjoy this week’s menu!

Please share any of your favorite recipes or healthy eating blogs in the comments section below!

Breakfast Meals

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  • Leftover Southwestern egg casserole for me (See “Breakfast Dinner” in Dinner section below for link to recipe.)
  • Leftover oatmeal pancakes for kiddos (See “Breakfast Dinner” in Dinner section below for link to recipe.)

Lunch Meals

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  • Heather’s Tuna Salad:
    • 1 can tuna packed in water
    • 2 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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  • Breakfast dinner:
  • Oatmeal pancakes (These are for the kiddos. I’ll double the recipe for a quick breakfast in the morning.)
  • Southwestern Egg Casserole (You can use Egg Beaters instead of whole eggs and cut down on points.)
  • Fruit Salad
  • 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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  • Hard boiled egg
  • Fruit cottage cheese:
    • ½ cup 1% fat cottage cheese
    • ½ cup sliced grapes
    • ¼ cup sliced almonds
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 packet splenda —–6 points plus

  • Reduced-fat cheese with fruit


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.