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I started Weight Watchers last Tuesday and shared with you guys during Friday Finals that I would do my best to start to share some frugal menu ideas. We’ve had to rethink our buying over the last few days, but the more I’m reading and learning the more I see that a lot of things in my freezer and pantry can be turned into healthy versions of great meals.
I will confess that I would be best friends with Paula Deen and a stick of butter goes great in almost any recipe so this isn’t the easiest decision I’ve made. But I’m already amazed to see what bad food choices I was making and move on.
So using items that we have gotten from previous sales here are three ideas to get us all thinking healthier without breaking the budget:
Thomas Great Start English Muffin – 1 pt
1/4 cup Egg Beaters Eggs – 1 pt
3 slices of Deli Fresh Shaved Ham – 1 pt
1/8 cup 2% Kraft Cheese cheddar – 1pt
salt & pepper to taste
Add green pepper or onion – 0 pt
1 small orange – 1 pt
glass of water
Total points = 5
Cost per serving = $1.37
The English muffins are B1G1 at Kroger right now and the egg beaters was B1G1 at Publix last week. For the cheese we already had a lot of this from past sales where we got it for almost free. I grabbed a green pepper also at Kroger for $0.75 ea.
3 large Pieces of Lettuce – 0 pt
canned Tuna in water 5.5 oz can – 3 pt
2 tbsp Kraft Fat Free Mayo – 0 pt
2 tbsp Mt. Olive Relish – 0 pt
salt and pepper to taste
Makes three Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
Eat with 1 small Apple – 1 pt
Total points = 4
Cost per serving = $1 or less
Tuna is very easy to grab around $0.50 cents a can (if you haven’t yet then grab some starting Wednesday at Bi-Lo). We’ve also grabbed the Kraft Mayo on a past B1G1 sale with a coupon. Mt. Olive products were also recently B1G1, I’m noticing a trend here…
Grilled Chicken Breast, boneless skinless – 3 pt
Marinate in 2 tbsp Kraft Light Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing – 1 pt
Steamed Zucchini – 0 pt
1/2 cup of Mashed potatoes – 2 pt
1 tbsp Smart Balance Light Spread – 1 pt
Total Points = 7
Cost per serving = $1.25
My go to price on chicken is $1.99 lb or less so we have a good stock in our freezer from a past sale. The Kraft dressing you can grab for free through Wednesday at Bi-Lo. Potatoes are pretty good at Kroger this week for a 5lb bag around $1.75. Squash and Zucchini are $0.99 lb at Kroger right now too.
Total points for the day = 16 points
Total cost = $3.62
Note: Points are a trademark of Weight Watchers and are part of their program. This post is not intended to be a diet program… (just have to say that).