I am often asked for a healthy and Slimming World friendly meal plan which includes lots of vegetables as we all know this is better for weight loss. Here I have a meal plan which can be for meat-eaters, vegetarians or even adapted a little for vegans. The important thing is it includes lots of vegetables and as such should really help with your weight loss.

veggie lasagne

Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as those given are approximate.

Who can enjoy this meal plan?

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

This meal plan is not specifically for anyone in particular but perfect for families as well as couples. Even if you do not follow Slimming World it is still great! Just ignore the syns and healthy extra references! If you are a family with children who have school lunches or different breakfasts it is easy to adapt those recipes to just yourself or two of you and make the family meals for all who will enjoy them.

The curry recipes in this meal plan are not too spicy so should be enjoyed by most people but you can always swap them for other meals if you prefer. Check out all my recipes in this recipes guide.

hands holding a bowl of vegetable pasta soup

Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

Etsy for weight loss

If you are like me and like buying fun new items to motivate your weight loss, then here are my favourites. Etsy is great for items for the kitchen and weight loss goodies. I could spend hours browsing there.

There are so many great food diaries too so you can record your meal plans and track your weight loss to keep a record of the good and bad weeks. Click the photos to have a look for yourself.

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A weight loss sign
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What are the best meals for weight loss?

If you are looking to really boost your weight loss then there are a few things you should consider. Here are a few tips to help you.

Look at your portion sizes and drink a glass of water before each meal.

Include as many vegetables as you can with the meal ideally half of your plate as vegetables.

Eat from a slightly smaller plate. When you serve your food it is more likely you will serve less on a smaller plate and then as such, you will eat less.

Limit your carbohydrates. Whilst they are filling they do not keep you feeling full for as long as protein-filled foods do so try to opt for these where possible.

Snack on fruit or vegetables with high water content, eg melon or cucumber if you are eating for habit rather than hunger. If you are feeling hungry opt for protein-based foods such as boiled eggs, cooked lean meat etc. A vegetarian option could be curry loaf.

frying eggs

The 7-day Slimming World friendly meal plan for great weight loss








My favourite sweet tooth buys

If like me you have quite a sweet tooth then don’t panic, there are lots of buys to help you to stay on plan.

Consider ensuring that sweet tooth buys are part of your meal plan and incorporated into your routine. If you don’t you are more likely to slip off-plan and eat a family size bar of chocolate!

Check out some of my favourites here including sweet tooth choices like Freddo, Bounty, and many more.

What are your favourites? I love Fibre one bars, Freddo bars and Mini chocolate bars of any kind! the ones pictured below are between 95kcal and 99kcal or around 5 syns each!

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If you want to get this Slimming World meal plan and many more in a handy printable PDF version simply subscribe using the box below to my meal planning library. Each week you will receive an email of all my latest posts and access to my meal planning library with all my meal plans and shopping lists done for you to just print out!

Don’t forget all my meal plans are linked here whether you subscribe or not.

Other meal plans

Have you seen my other meal plans in my meal plan directory? Here are just a few to get you started, remember to get those vegetables in too.

Warming winter meal plan

Chilly autumn meal plan

Low-cost summer meal plan

Easy to cook meal plan

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