Weight Watchers created a new points system, PointsPlus, in late 2010. This new points system was the biggest change to the Weight Watchers program in 13 years and was a great improvement. The PointsPlus system gives you an extra edge in your weight loss efforts by combining the newest breakthroughs in nutritional science with the tried and true Weight Watchers approach.
For some people, the hardest part of Weight Watchers is coming up with yummy meals that will stay within their point allotment for each meal. So DietsinReview has come up with a few tasty lunch or light dinner Weight Watchers recipes for you to try out during your first days on the new PointsPlus program. All of these lunches should keep you in line to meet your daily points allotment.
Monday: 1 cup Bulgur Salad with Dried Apricots, Slivered Almonds and Light Vinaigrette; 1-ounce low-fat string cheese; fresh fruit.
Tuesday: Egg Salad Sandwich: ½ cup egg salad prepared with light mayonnaise on two slices light whole wheat bread topped with a thick slice of tomato; baby carrots, celery and fresh salsa; 1 apple.
Wednesday: Lettuce Wraps with Sliced Deli Turkey and Quinoa, 1 cup baby carrots; fresh fruit.
Thursday: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwich: 2 slices light whole-wheat bread with two thick slice of tomato and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, served open-faced; 2 cups tossed salad with fat-free dressing; 1 banana.
Friday: Asian-inspired shrimp salad using pre-cut lettuce, pre-made broccoli coleslaw, cooked shrimp, mandarin oranges, and sliced almonds. Use a fat-free sesame ginger dressing.