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I’ve been a WW (Weight Watchers) member for 10 months now, but I haven’t followed the plan for awhile thanks to all of the travel my husband has had to do for work and the girls and I did when we went to Michigan.  Now, all the travel is done for a few months, and I feel ready to tackle WW again.  I’m especially excited that they have a new plan coming out today, so I’ll start having meals and snacks just for me that are WW friendly in my upcoming meals and snacks I made ahead posts.

Meals & Snacks I Made Ahead

Dairy Free Gluten Free Meal Prep

This week we didn’t need any snacks, but I did decide to make several lunches.  I’m planning to follow the new Purple WW plan, so I tried to make some meals that were Purple-friendly for me.

Meals I Made Ahead

Black Beans with Bell Peppers and Rice (an easy lunch for any of us, and this made a huge amount!)

I made this using 4 cups black beans, 3 cups rice, 3 colored bell peppers, one onion and 1 cup Daiya cheese.  Preparing it that way, Black Beans with Bell Peppers and Rice is 2 SmartPoints on Purple.

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole (for the kids’ lunches–I used a tofu based sour cream and Daiya cheese to make this dairy free)

Baked Oatmeal

I changed this recipe a little.  I did NOT use the brown sugar, and I used unsweetened applesauce.  I used 1/3 cup maple syrup, and I added 1 cup almond milk.  Prepared like this, Baked Oatmeal is 4 SmartPoints on Purple.

Baked Chicken Breasts

Our Menu Plan for the Week


Rotisserie chicken, cucumber slices, tater tots


Lunch–Cornbread Taco Bake (from MyFreezEasy)
Dinner–Ultimate Garlic Pork Loin Roast, diced, roasted potatoes, peas

Gluten Free Dairy Free Meal Prep


Pizza Casserole, broccoli


Breakfast Casserole


Taco Soup (replacing the corn with peppers)


Chalupa Salad for me and my husband, Chalupa Nachos for the Kids (from MyFreezEasy)


TBD.  Either leftovers or a meal from the freezer from my last big freezer cooking session.

What do you have on your menu plan this week?  Did you make any meals or snacks ahead?

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday and Celiac Family.




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