If you are following the Weight Watchers Freestyle plan, you’ll understand the need for some good low Smart Point Make Ahead Lunches.
Below are some Weight Watchers lunch recipes that can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for a couple of days or can be batch cooked and kept in the freezer until needed.
For the first couple of months following the Weight Watchers plan, I struggled with knowing what to eat for lunch.
As a result I stuck to eating sandwich thins with tuna & fat free mayonnaise or poached eggs on wholemeal bread. Maybe there is nothing wrong with that, but after a couple of months eating the same things over & over I began to crave variety.
So I started working on recipes that I could batch cook. Some make ahead lunches, lunch recipes that I could make at the weekend and portion up into freezable containers or something that would keep for a couple of days in the fridge.
For lunch I could just take something out of the fridge or freezer and warm it through. Perfect!
Although this way of eating does require a little bit more planning, I find that I’m much happier with variety (meaning the plan is easier to stick to) and what’s more I also save a little bit of money!
Some of these Weight Watchers Make Ahead Lunches, like the soups, need heating up before eating.
However, if you don’t have access to a microwave (or any other way of reheating food) at lunchtime, then you are still in luck as a number of these recipes can be eaten straight from the fridge or at room temperature! Result!
Butternut Squash Falafel | Weight Watchers
These Butternut Squash Falafel are one of my favourite lunches. They are 0 Smart Points per falafel and are a just perfect served with a salad or in a pitta bread with a spoonful of Zero Point Tzatziki. They keep well in the fridge for a couple of days & can be eaten warmed through or straight from the fridge.
Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup | Weight Watchers
This 4 Smart Point Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup will last for a couple of days in the fridge and is easy to warm through for a satisfying flavoursome lunch.
Scotch Eggs | Weight Watchers
Although a little time consuming to cook, these Scotch Eggs are just 2 Smart Points per egg and make a fantastic packed lunch. They can be kept in the fridge for a few of days after making. They are tasty, really filling and can be eaten on their own or with a little salad for a perfect low Smart Point lunch.
Zero Point Cabbage Soup | Weight Watchers
This Zero Smart Point Cabbage soup is hearty & healthy. It can be frozen or kept in the fridge for a few days after making. It can be easily portioned out & warmed up for a satisfying lunch. Serve with a slice or two of Low Point Bread for a filling low Smart Point meal.
Couscous Salad | Weight Watchers
This tasty & filling Couscous Salad is just 3 Smart Points per serving. It is the perfect low point lunch to pack up & eat on the go. It is packed full of crunchy vegetables and protein packed chickpeas to keep you satisfied for hours. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days.
Pea Soup | Weight Watchers
Another favourite lunch of mine, this 1 Smart Point Pea Soup is tasty, filling and easy to prepare. It can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days after making or can be frozen in portion bags for an easy lunch any day of the week.
Carrot & Lentil Soup | Weight Watchers
This filling & tasty Carrot & Lentil Soup is 2 Smart Points per portion. It keeps for a couple of days in the fridge or can be portioned out and frozen for an easy weekday lunch. Just defrost & warm through.
Salmon, Pea & Horseradish Frittata | Weight Watchers
This Salmon, Pea & Horseradish Frittata is zero Smart Points per serving. Wrap up a wedge in kitchen roll & take to work for a filling, zero point lunch. It can be eaten warmed through or at room temperature. The frittata will keep in the fridge for a couple of days after making.
Carrot & Coriander Soup | Weight Watchers
This zero Smart Point Carrot & Coriander Soup can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days after making. Alternatively, cook a large batch and freeze in individual freezer safe pouches. Simply remove from the fridge, defrost and warm through for a filling, zero point lunch.
Sweet Pepper Frittata | Weight Watchers
This Sweet Pepper Frittata is 1 Smart Point per portion and is packed full of crunchy sweet pepper and stringy mozzarella. It can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days after making. For best results, eat at room temperature or gently warmed through.