Light and easy meal ideas and recipes.

Meal Prep Ideas

  • Veggie Spaghetti

    Veggie Spaghetti

    Points: 6
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    I used the crockpot here but you can easily make this recipe just as well on the regular stovetop. If you use the stovetop, let the vegetable sauce simmer between 1 and 1 1/2 hours.

     

    You can save and freeze the left-over soupy saucy vegetables for lunches and dinners to come. Zero points for the vegetable sauce. 5 points for the spaghetti. 1 point for the shredded parmesan. Recipe makes 6 servings.

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  • Turkey Chili

    Turkey Chili

    Points: 0
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    You can use extra lean ground turkey or extra lean ground chicken in this recipe. Zero points on the WW Freestyle plan. Recipe makes about 6 servings (2 cups each).

     

    See video for quick demonstration

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  • Chicken and Broccoli Soup

    Chicken and Broccoli Soup

    Points: 2
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    I make this soup on meal prep day and store it in containers for lunches or dinner during the week. The bones in the roasted chicken breasts give the broth a good flavor. I use a little flour to thicken it a bit. It's comes out like a cross between cream of broccoli soup and traditional chicken soup. Recipe makes 6 servings (about 2 cups each).
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  • Beef Stew

    Beef Stew

    Points: 8 (approximately)
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    If you are totally sick of chicken, this is a good option. Even if you're not sick of chicken, it's still a great meal. This goes good with a nice side salad for dinner, then pack up the leftovers for lunch the next day. Recipe makes about 6 servings.
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  • Italian Salad

    Italian Salad

    Points: 7
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    If you do not use fresh herbs to season your food, you are missing out! Not dried herbs, but fresh herbs. The fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan and balsamic dressing here are a wonderful combination, mimicking anti-pasta salad. I also love Arugula lettuce. You can find the recipe for Balsamic Vinaigrette here >.

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  • Mini Broccoli Cheddar Casseroles

    Mini Broccoli Cheddar Casseroles

    Points: 3
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    Easy to prepare and portion in advance. These delicious little cups of goodness are a great accompaniment to chicken or turkey as a main, or as a party appetizer. Recipe makes 12 servings.
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  • Minestrone

    Minestrone

    Points: 3
    Calories: 345

    I like to cook the Ditalini pasta separate so it doesn't get soggy for leftovers. I make a big batch of this on the weekend and freeze it so I have it for many lunches and dinners to come. Recipe makes about 6 servings.

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  • Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Egg Bakes

    Points: 3 (for 2 portions)
    Calories: 185

    Recipe makes 12 Egg Bakes in total.

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  • White Chicken Chili

    White Chicken Chili

    Points: 3
    Calories:
    Estimated 3 points per bowl for any dark meat and possible fat from the chicken parts and juices, and the cornstarch used to thicken it. The bones in the roasted chicken give this chili a really good flavor.
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  • Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Blueberry Banana French Toast Sticks

    Points: 3 points (for 2 sticks)
    Calories: 244

    I was racking my brain trying to figure out grab and go breakfasts that aren't eggs. These are really good and only 3 points on WW for two of them. Recipe makes 12 sticks. You can freeze these and pop them in the toaster oven when you're ready to eat them. They freeze and re-heat well.

    Nutritional information based on a 2-stick serving.

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  • Lentil Soup

    Lentil Soup

    Points: 0 (excluding sour cream and corn chips)
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    Easy, yummy and healthy lunch to heat up on busy weekdays if you make it in advance.
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  • Mix and Match Salad

    Mix and Match Salad

    Points: Varies
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    I change my mind a lot about what I feel like eating each day, so instead of preparing a specific set of salads on meal prep day, I wash and cut up various items to mix and match throughout the week. I store it in zip lock bags or tupperware containers.
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  • Marinara Sauce

    Marinara Sauce

    Points: 0
    Calories:
    You don't need a lot of effort and ingredients to make a delicious zero point marinara sauce. I make this on meal prep day and use it throughout the week for 2 ingredient dough pizza, raviolis, grilled chicken pizza and other stuff.
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